Our Therapy Team

Boardman Physical Therapy | Ohio Sports and Spine Institute

Our team of experienced therapists provides quick and seamless access to a wide range of patient services.

The Ohio Sports & Spine Institute has developed an expert Boardman physical therapy team utilizing the approach to treating musculoskeletal injury and disease by integrating the usually separate practices of physical medicine and rehabilitation, primary care, occupational medicine and chiropractic physicians.

This unique practice model allows for on-site physical rehabilitation directed by a physician and supervised by a rehabilitation staff of physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and massotherapists.

Patients may see one of our expert physicians first or be directly referred to one of our physical therapists by his or her family physician. The physicians and therapists work side by side with the patient, who becomes an active team participant with the goal of quickly returning to optimum levels of function and physical performance.

Common goal

The family physician, employer, health insurer and the patient share the common goal of a return from injury or condition/disease to an active and healthy lifestyle. The high degree of success and satisfaction patients report about their care at the Ohio Sports & Spine Institute has resulted in our selection as the preferred provider of nonsurgical musculoskeletal injury care by many primary care physicians, orthopedic surgeons, employers and managed care organizations.

Boardman Physical Therapy 

Stephanie Porter, PTStephanie Porter, PT

Physical Therapist
Clinical Manager
Marketing Committee

  • Education: B.A. from John Carroll University, PT degree from Cleveland State University
  • Certifications: SFMA ceritified, FMS certified, CPR, Clinical Education Manager
  • Years at Ohio Sports & Spine: 13
  • Family/Hobbies: Enjoys photography and assisting her husband with ScoutingOhio.com.  She also enjoys running, yoga, biking, Snowmobiling.  Stephanie has two children, 3 and 6 years old.

Michelle Metzinger, PT, DPTMichelle Metzinger, PT, DPT

  • Education: B.S. from Youngstown State University, DPT degree from Youngstown State University
  • Certifications: CPR and SFMA
  • Years at Ohio Sports & Spine: 2
  • Family/Hobbies: Enjoys spending time with family and friends, baking and planning her wedding

Stephanie Halfhill, LPTAStephanie Halfhill, LPTA

  • Education: Graduated 1992 Kent state university with an associates of applied science.
  • Certifications: SFMA and APTA Certified Clinical Instructor for students, CPR certified
  • Years at Ohio Sports & Spine: 9
  • Family/Hobbies: Married 24 years with 3 kids, Sydney (21), Lukas (17) and Chloe (15). She does volunteer work for the Vfw and for beaver local high school band.

Lindsay McNamara, LPTALindsay McNamara, LPTA

Assistant clinical manager
Marketing Committee

  • Education: Penn State University
  • Certifications: CPR, SFMA, FMS, Y Balance, and APTA Clinical Instructor
  • Years at Ohio Sports & Spine: 8
  • Family/Hobbies: She loves travel, exercise and spending time with family!

Kalah Ragan, LPTAKalah Ragan, LPTA

Physical Therapist Assistant
Marketing Committee for OSSI

  • Education: Graduated from Youngstown State University, 2007, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology
    Graduated from Kent State University, 2013, with an Associate Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant Technology Program
  • Certifications: SFMA, FMS, Y balance: trained and certified CPR
  • Years at Ohio Sports & Spine: 7
  • Family/Hobbies: Lives in Austintown, has two older brothers, married since 2009, two kids (one boy and one girl), two dogs. Loves to travel, be by the beach, and spend time with family.

Matthew Prejsnar, LPTAMatthew Prejsnar, LPTA

  • Education: PTA from Kent State University
  • Certifications: SFMA
  • Years at Ohio Sports & Spine: 1
  • Family/Hobbies: Matthew is married with children and enjoys spending time with family, weight lifting and volunteering as a church camp counselor.

Kevin Johnson, LMTKevin Johnson, LMT

  • Education: Tri-State School of Massage
  • Certifications: CPR and AED
  • Years at Ohio Sports & Spine: 5
  • Family/Hobbies: Enjoys attending sporting events and live music

Suzanne Dragus, LMTSuzanne Dragus, LMT

Licensed Massotherapist

  • Education: Tri State College of Massotherapy
    Kent State University Physical therapist assistant (inactive license)
  • Certifications: Neuromuscular therapy, OrthoBionomy , CPR certified, OHSAA certified track coach
  • Years at Ohio Sports & Spine: 3
  • Family/Hobbies: She lives in Struthers with her husband Tom of 20 years, and two daughters, Rebekah and Elizabeth. Her hobbies include spending time with family and friends, working out, running, cross training, reading and loves to cook and creating healthy recipes.

Maurine Fogarty, MS, CCC/SLPMaurine Fogarty, MS, CCC/SLP

  • Education: B.S. from Marquettte University, master’s from University of Kansas (Master Thesis Cleft Palate)
  • Certifications: MS, CCC/SLP, ASHA, OSHA, MYSHA Speech Pathologist
  • Years at Ohio Sports & Spine: 14
  • Family/Hobbies: Enjoys spending time with family and traveling

Michelle Lechner

Physical Therapist

  • Education: B.S. in Biology from Youngstown State University in 2009 , Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Youngstown State University in 2012
  • Certifications: SFMA, FMS, Y-Balance testing and CPR
  • Years at Ohio Sports & Spine: 4
  • Family/Hobbies: Michelle has been married for 2 years and has 2 older brothers. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, golfing and baking.

Megan Engster, LPTA

  • Education: Bachelor of Applied Science in Exercise Exercise Science from YSU; and Associates degree for PTA from Penn State University
  • Certifications: CPR/AED
  • Years at Ohio Sports & Spine: 1
  • Family/Hobbies: Megan is married with two children. She loves spending time with family and enjoy working out.

Marisa Turturice, LPTA

  • Education: Associate of Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant from California University of Pennsylvania. B.S. Sports Management: Wellness & Fitness from California University of Pennsylvania
  • Certifications: CPR and AED, FMS
  • Years at Ohio Sports & Spine: 2
  • Family/Hobbies: Enjoys spending time with family and friends. Enjoys the outdoors, including hunting and fishing. And loves to travel and attend mission trips around the world.

Emily Dale, LPTA

  • Education: Associate of Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant from Kent State University
  • Certifications: CPR, AED, and FMS certified
  • Years at Ohio Sports & Spine: 2
  • Family/Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends. Enjoys spending time outdoors on the farm, sports, and running 5k’s.

Shelley Judy

  • Education: Degree from Pittsburgh Technical Institute
  • Certifications: Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Years at Ohio Sports & Spine: 7 months
  • Family/Hobbies: I am married to my husband Blake, we have a 20 month old little girl Silvia! And new baby girl on the way.

 

Boardman Office

1265 Boardman-CanfieId Road
Boardman, OH 44512
(330) 758-9400
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 7:00pm, Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm

East Liverpool Office

16844 St. Clair Ave.
East Liverpool, OH 43920
(330) 386-6500
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Hillside Rehab Hospital

8747 Squires Ln NE
Warren, OH 44484
(330) 758-9400
Hours:
Tuesday: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am-2:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-12:00pm

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