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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Ashley Emrick

Director of Marketing

Kyla Gibson

Director of Scheduling

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Mikelle Jones

Director of Administration

Ashley has worked in the medical field since 2006, she has worked front desk, public relations, taken x-rays, and monitored patients’ therapy. She took the past 3 years off and managed her own wellness company assisting doctors nationwide to help patients work toward a healthier lifestyle. Ashley takes a lot of pride in her job and witnessing others improve their quality of life is what motivates her on a daily basis. She is thrilled to be back at it again and looking forward to her journey with ETC Physical Therapy.

Ashley enjoys quality family fun time with her husband Josh, 18-year-old Joseph, and 16-year-old Keegan. Most of her time outside of work is spent running between wrestling, baseball, track, and football events…and she wouldn’t have it any other way!

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Christina Layman

Billing, Records, and Aging Manager

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.

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. 

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Libby Rule

Digital Media Specialist 

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. She enjoys hiking, lifting, taking care of her many, many plants, and literally anything art-adjacent. 

 

BELTON CLINIC

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Alexia Bascue, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant 

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Ashley Martin, DPT

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Samantha Quimby, PCC

Alexia graduated from Kansas City Kansas Community College in 2017 with her associates degree to be a Physical Therapist Assistant. She has worked in an outpatient setting since that time and enjoys helping people and making them feel better. She enjoys seeing patient progress towards their goals and improve their life.

In her free time Alexia is a huge fan of Disney and has been to Disney Land/World several times, and is hoping to go again soon. She also enjoys reading, playing sports, and going to concerts. 

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. 

Samantha joined ETC in March of 2021. Samantha has worked in the medical field for over 11 years, including mental health, physical therapy, medical insurance, and prescriptions. She enjoys getting to know each of our patients as well as being a small part of their healing process. She is currently attending Penn Foster to receive her Associates in Veterinary Medicine. Samantha's hobbies include diamond art, puzzles, games, volunteering at a local animal shelter, and spending time with family as well as her two dogs.

 

BLUE SPRINGS CLINIC

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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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Brooke Calderone, PCC

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BROOKSIDE CLINIC

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Thomas Reuther, PT, DPT

Thomas graduated from Rockhurst University in 2015, earning his DPT. After graduation he worked 2 years in Kansas before joining the ETC team in 2017. Thomas recently became an Orthopedic Certified Specialist under the APTA (American Physical Therapy Association). Thomas enjoys working with a variety of patients but has always enjoyed orthopedics, balance disorders, and chronic pain the most.

In his free time Thomas enjoys playing disc golf, camping, and being an overall nerd. He also enjoys time at home with his wife Sarah, as well as their pet cat and hedgehog.

Gillian Behr, PTA

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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Tameka Barnett, PCC

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HARRISONVILLE CLINIC

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Chris Middlebusher, PT

 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.

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Marisa Giacobbi

Marisa Joined the ETC work family on August 10, 2020. She chose ETC Physical Therapy due to the quality one on one care we give our patients. Patients and employees are not just numbers here. Her professional career started in 1994 in the dental field and transitioned to physical therapy in 2006.

It is evident that she has a servant’s heart demonstrated by her genuine love to help others at work and in everything else she does. Marisa has integrity and strives to give the best experience she can to the patients. She puts God first, followed by her family and friends.

 

INDEPENDENCE CLINIC

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Taylor Ballantyne, DPT, CSCS

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 Johnson, PCC

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!

 

LEE'S SUMMIT

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Jennifer Mattson, MPT

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Brendan Willyard, PTA

from Rockhurst University in 2006.  She 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.

Brendan joined ETC Physical therapy in 2018.  He graduated from Colorado State University with a BS in Psychology and a BS in Health and Exercise Science. Brendan continued on to receive his PTA degree from Penn Valley in Kansas City.

Brendan likes to spend time outdoors hunting, fishing, camping, or working on remodeling his house, with his wife, son, two dogs and two goats.

As a former personal trainer, Brendan enjoys pushing his clients to achieve their goals and become the best versions of themselves possible.

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Savannah Shelton, PCC

Savannah joined the ETC Family in 2017! She is very service-minded and enjoys seeing patients get better.

She is the head coach of her daughters softball team and never misses her sons wrestling tournaments and football games. Savannah spends all of her extra time with her family and friends.

 

NORTH KANSAS CITY CLINIC

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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

 

OVERLAND PARK CLINIC

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Kenton Zerr, DPT

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Bailey Amaro, PTA

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Sarah Reuther, PCC

Kenton is a Doctor of Physical Therapy whose passion is to help individuals regain function and reduce pain in order to live a healthy, active lifestyle. Kenton has treated a wide variety of conditions and specializes in manual (hands-on) therapy, orthopedics (joint, tendon, ligament, and muscle injuries), low back and neck pain, and functional movements.

Prior to becoming a physical therapist, Kenton served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps for 4.5 years. Kenton attributes much of his determination, motivation, and attention to detail from his time as a Marine. He received his B.S. in Health Science from LIU Brooklyn and was awarded the Undergraduate Top of Class for academic and clinical performance. They then moved to Kansas City, where Kenton graduated from Rockhurst University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Kenton and Jennifer have one child, Luca, who is the absolute light of their lives. In his free time, Kenton enjoys spending time with his family and friends, tending to his garden, fishing, and trying to not lose all of his golf balls when golfing.

Bailey most recently graduated from Metropolitan Community College in 2020 with an Associate’s Degree to be a Physical Therapist Assistant. She has also obtained her Massage Therapy License from Pinnacle Career Institute in 2012 and her Associates in General Science from Johnson County Community College in 2011.

 

In her free time, you can find Bailey with family and friends, trying new recipes, watching movies, and being outdoors with her husband and dog.

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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