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Jerseyville Illinois

Jerseyville Staff

Deb Wittman

Debra Wittman, P.T
Director of Physical Therapy

Christa

Christa Kelly
 P.T.

Jacob

Jacob Slusser
 M.P.T.

Tiffany B

Tiffany Blasa
M.P.T.

Alex Pruitt

Alex Pruitt
P.T.A.

Miranda Taylor

Miranda Taylor
P.T.A.

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Whitney Mullink
 P.T.A.

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Tammy Halcom
Assistant Office Manager

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Joan Schaefer
Office Manager

  
Deb Wittman

Debra Wittman, P.T., Director of Physical Therapy

Debra received her Master's in Physical Therapy degree at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa in 1997. Prior to that she attended and graduated with honors at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Kinesiology. Debra began work with Alton Physical Therapy as a physical therapy aide in 1993. Upon finishing her masters she continued working for Alton Physical Therapy at Jersey Community Hospital Physical Therapy Department. Debra is currently the Director and Coordinator of Clinical Educating for physical therapy students.

Debra enjoys working in her community where she was raised. She specializes in manual therapy with orthopedic patients especially acute injuries and low back pain, pediatrics, and total joint replacements. Debra takes special interest in treatment for the whole body for your orthopedic/sports clients. She also treats lymphedema. Debra takes pride in her work and strives to excel to improve her patient's daily function. She holds Licensure in the state of Illinois.

  
Christa


Christa Kelly, P.T.

Christa is a graduate of Jersey Community High School and currently resides in Jerseyville. She then when on to pursue Physical Therapy Degree from Maryville University of St. Louis. After Graduation, she began working at clinical sites in hospital and outpatient clinics during school and after graduation and found love for outpatient rehabilitation. Her special interests are pre and post-operative care emphasis in orthopedic injuries of shoulder, knee, hip and ankle injuries. She also specializes in Benign Parozysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) rehabilitation, Aquatic rehabilitation, and utilization of the Graston Technique™. Overall, she loves the variability of patient care utilizing core mobility and stability activities to improve patient balance, neuromuscular rehabilitation, postural awareness and utilization incorporated into her patient's individual average daily living. Christa feels blessed to be living and working in the community she calls home.

  
Jacob


Jacob Slusser, M.P.T.

Jake joined the staff of Alton Physical Therapy at Jersey Community Hospital after receiving his Master of Physical Therapy degree from Northern Illinois University in 2002.

He enjoys outpatient orthopedic physical therapy with his primary interests including athletic injuries and their prevention, low back pain, biomechanical evaluation of the foot/ankle, rehabilitation of injuries to the knee and shoulder.


Jake resides in Jerseyville with his wife and children where he is a member of the Jerseyville Kiwanis Club.

  
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Tiffany Blasa M.P.T.

Tiffany was raised outside of Peoria, IL in a rural farming community. She attended Northern Illinois University where she received her Masters of Physical Therapy degree. She began her career at Alton Physical Therapy in 2003 prior to moving to Southern Illinois for the next 6 years. She held several positions in management prior to returning to the area as well as being a self employed contractor providing both outpatient services and school based physical therapy. After starting a family she and her husband decided to return to the area. She is proud to be an active member of the Jerseyville community.

She enjoys working with all age groups and finds fulfillment in making a difference in the lives of her patients. Following college, she has attended several continuing education courses to broaden her scope of practice. In addition to the treatment and management of orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions, Tiffany is trained in the treatment of lympedema and vertigo.

  
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Alex Pruitt, P.T.A. 

Alex was born and raised in Bethalto, IL. She graduated from Civic Memorial High School and attended the University of Missouri in Columbia for one year. While there, she became interested in physical therapy after attending a football game and seeing the involvement of the physical therapists with athletes. She then was accepted into the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, IL. During the program, she enjoyed a clinical rotation at Alton Physical Therapy. After graduating from the program, she was excited to become a member fo the APT family shortly thereafter.

Alex loves working in the outpatient setting, due to the great variety of patients. She especially loves working with runners, since running is a big part of her life, having completed 4 marathons, 12 half marathons, and 3 triathlons.

  
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Miranda Taylor, PTA

Miranda was born and raised in Alton, IL. During her senior year in high school, she took an anatomy and physiology class that exposed her to the world of physical therapy. After shadowing a PTA for several weeks as part of a research paper, she knew this was to be her career choice. Miranda received her Associates in Applied Science from Southwestern Illinois College in 2006. While doing a clinical rotation at Alton Physical Therapy’s Alton location, she fell in love with the staff and community relations of this company.

Miranda has been practicing physical therapy in Texas, Missouri, and Illinois since 2006. She has worked in acute care hospitals, skilled nursing/rehabilitation facilities, and outpatient therapy. She has been with Alton Physical Therapy since 2010. Miranda has been married since 2008 and has two beautiful daughters.

  
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Whitney Mullink, PTA 

Whitney is a graduate of Southwestern High School and currently resides in Bunker Hill with her husband and two boys. Whitney was a stay at home mom for eight years when she decided to go back to school to be a PTA. In 2015, she graduated from Southwestern Illinois College of Belleville with an Associates in Applied Science Physical Therapy. While attending college, Whitney worked as a Tech/Aide for three years in the Alton APT Clinic. Upon graduating, Whitney joined the Jerseyville Clinic as a PTA. Whitney enjoys every aspect of being a part of APT. “I love the positive environment that I get to walk into every day, and helping people is my passion. I am truly blessed”.

  
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Tammy Halcom, Assistant Office Manager

Tammy resides in Brighton, IL with her three children: Derrek, Danielle, and DeAnna. She is a graduate of Southwestern High School. She enjoys spending tine with her children and reading for relaxation. She is the Assistant Office Manager in our Jerseyville location. She enjoys the many aspects of working in Jerseyville and the interaction with the community.

  
Joan


Joan Schaefer, Office Manager

Joan Schaefer resides in Piasa, IL with her husband having raised three children. She was born and raised in Jerseyville and his happy to be serving the community there. After being an independent transcriptionist, Joanie joined Alton Physical Therapy at Jersey Community Hospital in 1994. Many changes have taken place through the years, and she continues to enjoy all the aspects of her position as Office Manager of Alton Physical Therapy at Jersey Community Hospital.