Our Therapy Team

Ohio Sports & Spine Institute has developed an expert physical therapy team utilizing the approach to treating neuromusculoskeletal injury and disease by integrating the usually separate practices of physical therapy with physical medicine and rehabilitation, occupational medicine, sports medicine, evidence-based chiropractic care, acupuncture, speech therapy, and massage therapy.

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

Our Team Working for A Common Goal

Patients may see one of our expert physicians at our practice first or be directly referred to one of our physical therapists by their family physician, orthopedic, or other specialist. 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.

Physical and Occupational Therapists

Kyle Banna

Kyle Banna

DPT

  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Science in Exercise Science from Youngstown State University, 2011
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Youngstown State University, 2014
  • Certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), the McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT), and Integrative Dry Needling 
  • Joined the OSSI therapy team in 2019
  • Hometown: Canfield, Ohio 
  • Former Youngstown State Football Scholar-Athlete from 2006-2010
  • Kyle enjoys hunting, fishing, exercising, attending country music concerts and spending time with his family.
Anthony Craig

Anthony Craig

DPT

  • Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from West Liberty University in West Virginia, 2018
  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of Mount Union, 2021
  • Certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) 
  • Joined the OSSI therapy team in 2021
  • Hometown: Steubenville, Ohio 
  • Former West Liberty University Academic All-American Wrestler from 2014-2018
  • Anthony enjoys snowboarding, kayaking, biking, hunting, fishing, tennis, ping-pong and chess. He loves spending time with his large family, eating his mom’s cooking and walking his dog, Prince. 
Edward Palestro

Edward Palestro

DPT

  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Science in Exercise Science from Youngstown State University, 2015
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Youngstown State University, 2018
  • Proficient in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and the McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT) 
  • Joined the OSSI therapy team in 2018
  • Hometown: Hubbard, Ohio 
  • Edward enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, exercising and watching the Cleveland Browns, The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cleveland Guardians.
Stephanie Porter

Stephanie Porter

PT

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from John Carroll University, 1996
  • Post Baccalaureate Physical Therapy Degree from Cleveland State University, 1999
  • Certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Functional Movement Systems (FMS), Y Balance Test (YBT) and Champion Performance Specialist (C-PS); Proficient in the McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT)
  • Joined the OSSI therapy team in 2003
  • Hometown: Youngstown, Ohio
  • Former John Carroll University Cheerleader 
  • Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids, running, biking, golfing, skiing, snowmobiling and attending her kids sporting events. She is also a photographer for Scouting Ohio. 

Dan Shobel

DPT

  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Exercise Physiology from Kent State University, 2009
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Youngstown State University, 2013
  • Proficient in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), the McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT) and Vestibular Therapy
  • Joined the OSSI therapy team in 2019
  • Hometown: Boardman, Ohio
  • Dan enjoys skiing, gardening, camping as well as biking and jogging in Mill Creek Park. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and taking yearly trips to the Outerbanks

Luke Peterson

DPT

  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Science from Youngstown State University, 2018
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Youngstown State University, 2022
  • Joined OSSI team in 2022
  • Former collegiate baseball player at Malone University, 2014-2016
  • Hometown: Austintown, OH
  • Luke enjoys spending time spending time with his family, exercising, fishing,
    golfing, and cheering on THE Ohio State Buckeyes in the fall.

Physical Therapy Assistants

All of OSSI’s Physical Therapy Assistants are proficient in active rehabilitation therapy, manual therapy techniques including Instrumented Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation/Mobilization (IASTM), cupping, soft tissue and myofascial release and trigger point work, joint mobilization, therapeutic passive modalities, McConnell taping and Kinesio Taping, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and the McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT).

Jeremy Alexee

Jeremy Alexee

PTA

Derek Brendlinger

Derek Brendlinger

PTA

Alaina Colella

Alaina Colella

PTA

Emily Corll

PTA

Megan Engster

Megan Engster

PTA

Marisa Gorby

Marisa Gorby

PTA

Stephanie Halfhill

Stephanie Halfhill

PTA

Kevin Johnson

LMT

Samantha Kozbial

Samantha Kozbial

PTA

Lindsay McNamara

Lindsay McNamara

PTA

Jai'Lyn Mosley

Jai'Lyn Mosley

PTA

Heather McSuley

Heather McSuley

PTA

Matthew Prejsnar

Matthew Prejsnar

PTA

Kalah Ragan

PTA

Megan Reynolds

Megan Reynolds

PTA

Jessica Rodriguez

Jessica Rodriguez

PTA

Rory Sachire

Rory Sachire

PTA

Jennifer Sowards

Jennifer Sowards

PTA

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