ABOUT US.

ETC Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine was founded in 1998 by Janet and Jim Stone. As a physical therapist, Janet saw the increasing need for person-centered physical therapy services and began making this vision a reality.

Much has changed since ETC first opened its doors in Overland Park.  We now have nine locations throughout the metro in Missouri and Kansas, but our philosophy remains the same; to provide personalized, hands-on physical therapy services to our patients – the way it should be.

We believe our patients are more important than corporate profits and keep this belief at the forefront of everything we do. Our patients at ETC receive the highest level of professional care possible. All of our clinics employ only credentialed and licensed professionals – we do not use techs, personal trainers, or any non-licensed therapist.

Our high staff-to-patient ratio allows our therapists to evaluate, treat, and help the patients reach their goals at each session. We have focused on building the business based on our reputation with our patients, not high-dollar marketing tactics.

ETC Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine delivers superior rehabilitation services to the Kansas City Area. Come experience the ETC difference!

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Janet Stone, MPT and Jim Stone

Owners

Specialties: Spine, Orthopedics, Sports Injuries, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, and TMJ Dysfunction.

janet@etcphysicaltherapy.com

Janet graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston University in 1983 with a degree in Physical Therapy. She and her husband, Jim, opened Exercise Therapy Consultants in May of 1998, after seeing a need for personalized physical therapy in the Kansas City area.

Janet has spent most of her years as a physical therapist in the outpatient setting, with extensive training and experience in treating back and neck injuries, TMJ conditions, chronic pain, headaches and sports injuries. 

Janet is also certified by WorkHab to perform functional capacity evaluations.  She is trained in therapeutic exercise, McKenzie’s technique, myofascial release, soft tissue mobilization, craniosacral therapy, strain/counter strain, muscle energy, spine mobilization and manipulation, extremity mobilization, neural mobilization, lumbar stabilization, PNF, and vestibular rehabilitation.  She has taken numerous classes in advanced treatment techniques.

In her free time, Janet enjoys Zumba, weight training, cardiovascular exercise, playing the piano, and crocheting.  She lives in Belton with her husband and their three dogs.  Janet and Jim’s son, Matthew, recently graduated from Missouri University of Science and Technology with a dual degree in aerospace and mechanical engineering. He now works for the government performing research and development on a Naval aircraft.

 

ADMINISTRATION 

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Kyla Gibson

Director of Scheduling

Mikelle Jones

Director of Administration

Christina Layman

Billing, Records, and Aging Manager

Kyla graduated in 2000 from Park University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration-Finance. She has over 15 years’ experience in the Mortgage industry and decided a career change was needed, which led to this position with ETC.  She enjoy’s seeing patients meet their goals and feel better.

Kyla enjoys spending free time with her husband and three daughters.  Most of her time outside of work is spent running to various activities for the girls and weekends from April to October are usually spent at the race track watching her husband race.

“Life is a journey, not a destination”

Mikelle has worked in hospice administration for the past 14 years. Prior to that her experience ranges from Independent Insurance Agent to Employee Benefits Coordinator for a major hospital system. She hails from a small town in West Texas (45 years – you can hear it in my voice —yup). Her family moved to the Kansas City Area in 2014 and LOVES IT!! GO ROYALS!


Mikelle received her Associates Degree in 1994 in Computer Information Systems…and promptly jumped straight into the healthcare biz and never looked back. She is thrilled to be a part of the ETC Family.
Outside of the office, she loves to spend time with her husband and youngest son seeing the countryside and visiting local wineries and shops. When Mikelle does get time off she goes to see her oldest son and daughter-in-law, and, of course, her beautiful granddaughter. 

Christina began working for ETC Physical Therapy in March of 2008, specializing in administrative support, for which she handles all billing and insurance issues.  While extraordinarily busy with the behind the scenes work of the clinic, she is sure to welcome all patients and provides a personable experience at our Business Office.

Christina has lived in the Kansas City area for most of her life.  She has two grown children and in 2014, she married her best friend, Scott. They have four handsome grandsons and a beautiful granddaughter together.

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Libby Rule
Marketing Director

Libby started at ETC Physical therapy in 2021, and works

in-house as the resident Adobe expert.

Libby graduated from Missouri State University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in animation. She has worked in the graphic design field since graduation, and has done work for major companies such as Cartoon Network and the Kansas City Chiefs. She enjoys hiking, lifting, taking care of her many, many plants, and most anything art-adjacent. 

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Mikaela Milton
Traveling PCC

Mikaela is a mom of two kids, and they keep her busy! They love to travel and go on weekend adventures. Mikaela likes to play tennis and watch football. Some hobbies of hers are going to the gym, reading, and hanging out with friends in her free time.

 

Mikaela's family is from Puerto Rico. She is almost fluent in Spanish, and spends a lot of her free time practicing and learning. Her goal every day is to try to make someone smile or laugh.

Her favorite quote:

A day without laughter is a day wasted. - Charlie Chaplin 

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Shannon Smith, PTA
 

Shannon graduated from Minnesota State University, Moorhead with a Bachelor’s in Biology, Emphasis on Health and Medical Sciences, Pre-PT in 2016, and moved back to Missouri to graduate from State Technical College of Missouri in Linn with an Associates in PTA in 2018. She began working PRN in nursing facilities until she found her passion for the outpatient setting. She loves helping patients improve their quality of life--whether recovering from surgery, simple injury, or major accident; the best part being she is right there with them every step of their recovery journey.

Her hobbies include video games, camping, fishing, being outdoors, and watching a good horror movie. She loves vacationing on the east coast and relaxing on the beach. She has a one-year-old corgi named Koda that enjoys playing outside and going for walks!

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 Pamela D. Johnson, PCC
 

Pam was born and raised in Kansas City, Mo. She graduated from Center Senior High School, and holds an Associate's Degree in Science. She is the youngest of 5 children.  

Her father happily served as a Fireman for the Kansas City Metro area, and her mother was a nurse for Villa Ventura Nursing Home, and they had 37 wonderful years together.

Pam has been married to a wonderful man for 17 years now. They have six children-- four boys and two girls, and one more on the way. Not to mention, one grandbaby! Pam's favorite color is Blue, and she LOVES to watch documentaries with her children. 

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Kayla Lapointe, PT, DPT

Kayla joined ETC in October of 2021. She graduated from Rockhurst University with her Bachelor’s in Exercise and Sports Science in 2018, and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2021. Besides the general orthopedic population, she has enjoyed learning about pelvic health, and has taken a Herman and Wallace Pelvic Floor course. She also enjoys working with vestibular disorders. Kayla utilizes manual therapy techniques and functional exercises to help her patients achieve their goals.

 

In her spare time Kayla enjoys spending time with family and friends, and taking her German Shepard Koda on long walks. She also enjoys playing volleyball and taking photographs of nature landscapes.

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Richard Sanders, DPT

Richard is a 2015 graduate of Rockhurst University, and completed his DPT courtesy of the G.I. Bill.  He started with ETC in 2021 with 5 1/2 years of prior experience in orthopedic and neurological disorders.  Richard is also retired from the U.S. Coast Guard after having served 20 years as both an active duty and reserve officer specializing in Contingency Planning and oil and hazardous material response.  

 

Richard is married and he and his wife adopted 3 siblings from the foster system. His household also includes Clarisse McClellan a Golden Retreiver and 2 parakeets Max and Liz. In his free time he enjoys sailing, bicycling, hiking, trying to learn the soprano saxophone, building scale ship models and reading.  

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Ashley Martin, DPT

Gillian Behr, PTA

Ashley graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, GA with a doctorate in physical therapy in May 2020. Before that she graduated from Drury University in Springfield, MO with a bachelor's degree in Chemistry. She became interested in physical therapy because she was active in sports growing up and underwent therapy during college. She hopes to help people stay as active as possible. Ashley has experience working in different settings and enjoys working with a variety of diagnoses. She is passionate about post-partum health and injury prevention in young athletes. 

 

 In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, kayaking, spending time with family, and playing sports like volleyball, soccer, and ultimate frisbee. 

Gillian graduated from MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute where she earned her Associates of Applied Science as a Physical Therapist Assistant in May of 2020. She enjoys the out-patient setting of Physical Therapy and is excited to help people return to their normal everyday activities feeling as strong as ever. She is also working towards her bachelor's degree to become a teacher of the visually impaired and braille instructor. 

 

While not at ETC, Gillian enjoys spending time with her 4-year-old son, who keeps her super busy. They enjoy playing outside, going to the park, wrestling around, reading, and playing "rock band" together. In her free time, you will find Gillian reading a good book, listening to music, or exploring the walking trails around her home. 

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Chris Middlebusher, PT

Kalika Sottolano, PCC

 Chris graduated in 1991 from Wichita State University with a degree in Physical Therapy. Over the years, she has worked in multiple settings including two years as a traveling PT. She spent the past 20+ years in northwest Missouri working in outpatient, inpatient, and Home Health for a rural hospital.

During her free time, Chris enjoys hiking, traveling, photography, biking, and spending time with family, friends, and her dogs.

Kalika graduated in 2017 from Pinnacle Career Institute with a Dental Assisting Certificate, and has worked in different fields before finding her way to ETC! She really enjoys physical therapy and that we often work 1-on-1 with patients because it gives us the opportunity to build a relationship with them and have a meaningful impact! She worked for ETC in 2019-2020, but took some time off to do some schooling.

She is a vegan who enjoys exploring the plant-based food options KC has to offer. She loves animals, and volunteers at shelters. She spends a lot of time with her friends and their children, and loves astrology! (She's a Scorpio! And loves when people share their sign!)  A big dream she has is to one day open a  homeless shelter that houses the homeless, and stray pets of our community because all people and animals deserve to feel safe and cared for. 

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Taylor Ballantyne, DPT, CSCS

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Natasha Johnson, PCC

Taylor graduated with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Rockhurst University on 2019. Prior to that, he received his Bachelors in Exercise and Sports Science from Rockhurst University. Taylor enjoys working with athletes and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He has experience working with all manners of orthopedic and neuromuscular conditions and specializes in working with conditions of the spine.

Natasha is a Kansas City native and has worked in the healthcare community around the metro for the last 10 years. She began her career during high school, by obtaining her certification as a nursing assistant and began working in healthcare facilities thereon after. 

Natasha has developed a strong sense of devotion to patient care since day one and continues to empower patients to take the best care of themselves.

In 2014, Natasha began working from home and during this time she has been blessed with three wonderful children. 

Her family loves spending time at the lake every chance they get!

 

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Jennifer Mattson, MPT

Kaniya Green, PCC

Jen has worked with ETC Physical Therapy since August of 2007.  Prior to that, she worked in the inpatient rehabilitation department at North Kansas City Hospital.  Jennifer’s primary location is the Lee’s Summit clinic, where she incorporates a combination of therapeutic and functional exercise with manual therapy techniques to meet each patient’s needs.

Before working in the physical therapy field, Jennifer was a competitive gymnastics coach and continues to enjoy working with young athletes.  While she treats a wide variety of diagnoses, her passion is to treat those dealing with orthopedic injuries. During her free time, Jennifer enjoys running, weight lifting, and baking.  She lives with her husband, two children, and two dogs in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

Kaniya is a X-ray Technician with an associate degree in Occupational Health Sciences. She was born in Southern Missouri, raised in Houston TX, and has lived in Kansas City since 2010. With a family bound strong in medical and spiritual background, she has always shared a deep love for health consciousness and holistic healing. Kaniya had been active in the medical field since her graduation in 2016 and was welcomed to our practice October of 2021. She welcomes every patient with a big bright smile and empathy beyond explanation. 
Guaranteed to turn any frown upside down, even when in pain : )

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Eric Johnson, DPT

Eric graduated from California State University, Northridge with his Bachelor’s in Exercise Science in 2014. He then graduated with honors from the University of St Augustine for Health Sciences as a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2018.

Eric joined our Kansas City North Team in January of 2020.

He is passionate in working with post-operative patients, Parkinson’s disease, patients with underlying cardiac/pulmonary conditions, and athletes. He currently is a Certified Clinician to administer LSVT BIG to individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors, hiking, mountain biking, and golfing in addition to woodworking and enjoying various sports.

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Monique Martin, PCC

Monique has worked in the medical field for over 10 years, her experience expands throughout veterinary medicine, radiology, optometry, hospice and long-term care and is now making her path into physical therapy. She enjoys obtaining knowledge about self-discovery and applying experiences from backgrounds of medical care to help broaden the overall scope of patient’s health. She has always thrived on loyalty of selflessness unto others. 

Monique cherishes her time well spent on family entertainment with her husband and three children, whether it may be traveling, camping, gaming, lounging at the beach or playing with their fur babies.

You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop. ~ Rumi

 

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Sarah Reuther, PCC

Sarah joined ETC in April 2018. She graduated from Truman State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Sarah has worked in the medical field for over 10 years, including veterinary medicine, laboratory science, and is now making her way into physical therapy. She enjoys learning about and applying information from a wide range of backgrounds to broaden the overall scope of patient health. Sarah’s hobbies include hiking, martial arts, crafting, games, and her pets.

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David Aurand, DPT

David graduated from Widener University DPT program in 2020. He enjoys working with orthopedic patients and athletes to get them back to doing what they love. In his free time David likes to go on walks and hikes with his wife Brooke, and his dog Sadie. He also enjoys going to the gym to workout, playing sports, and playing video games with his friends.

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Megan Burns, DPT

Megan graduated from the University of Missouri in May 2020 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Prior to that, she graduated from Central Methodist University in May 2017 with her Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training. Before starting at ETC in October 2021, she worked in an outpatient clinic in Knob Noster, seeing mostly Air Force members and their families. Throughout PT school she worked as a licensed Athletic Trainer for several different high school and middle school sport teams and has always had a passion with working with athletes.

Megan enjoys playing soccer and played for her university’s Women’s Soccer team from 2013-2017 as a goal keeper. She currently lives in Grain Valley with her husband, 2 dogs, and is expecting her first child at the end of January.