“I feel very comfortable with the wonderful care and attention provided from all of your representatives, especially from my therapist, Josh.” – Rose
“Truly care about the health of their patients. Always have a smile and treat each person with pride and kindness.” – Patricia
“I felt welcomed and valued as a patient.” – Shaina R.
“Excellent staff, timing is always right on, no waiting, very knowledgeable staff and professional. Won’t go anywhere else but this location. Thank you all of you!” – Elizabeth W.
“Everyone there is so friendly and kind! Especially my therapist Becky! She feels like my friend. On top of that, she is good at what she does.” – Ada B.
Wellington, KS 67152
Meet the Staff
Jessica is from Winfield, KS and has worked in the outpatient setting since graduating from WSU’s Physical Therapy Graduate program in 2012. She specializes in pre/post-operative therapy, sports rehabilitation, and pediatrics. In addition, she treats general orthopedic conditions and incorporates manual therapy techniques into treatment. She works with the patient and/or caregiver to ensure the best treatment approach to allow the patient to return to their optimal function. Jessica enjoys time spent with her family and friends. She also enjoys being outside, fishing, kayaking and traveling.
- Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Wichita State University in 2008
- Doctor of Physical Therapy from Wichita State University in 2012Focus
- ASTYM certified
- Certified Manual Physical Therapist
- Dry Needling – Level 1
- Running Rehab Specialist
- Post-operative PT
- Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation
- Manual therapy
Melissa grew up locally in Mulvane, KS. She developed a strong passion for dance at a young age that carried on through high school where she served as dance team captain for three years and continues to integrate dance in her life. While dancing for the high school team and later working at a women’s fitness facility, she realized the connection of helping others to improve their physical fitness and mobility. Melissa graduated from Wichita State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Dance in 2011. In order to continue her education and fulfill her desire to help others as a medical professional, she quickly discovered and pursued the career field of physical therapy.
Melissa graduated from Wichita State as a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2014 and has been working in the outpatient setting, where her passion lies, ever since. She utilizes a hands-on approach that is individualized to the needs of each patient, so that each person is assured they are receiving the best possible care. She evaluates and works to improve pain modulation, functional mobility, quality of life, and of course, building a personal rapport with each patient. Melissa takes pride in her openness, expressing her continuous growth as a physical therapist and person, both obtained through direct patient interaction as well as continuing education courses. She enjoys the relationships built and communication with other medical professionals, ensuring optimal care for each patient.
In her free time, Melissa enjoys practicing yoga, traveling, dance, and spending time with her husband, Joshua, and their two Boston Terriers, Penny and Lola.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science with Minor in Dance from Wichita State University in 2011
- Doctor of Physical Therapy from Wichita State University in 2014
- Dry Needling Certified
- Pelvic Floor Level I
- Musculoskeletal Conditions
- ASTYM certified
- Orthopedic and Sport/Dance Therapy
- Pre/Post-Operative Therapy
Nick was born and raised in Wellington where he has lived since returning from college. He married his high school sweetheart Erin and they have two boys Skyler and Braden, which makes four generations of Struble’s in their hometown. They also have a new daughter-in-law Baylee!
After initially studying athletic training at Garden City Community College, Nick decided to instead go into the field of Physical Therapy. He graduated from WSU as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 1999. After graduating Nick worked at his hometown hospital where he enjoyed treating a variety of patients but excelled in his passion of rehabilitating sports related injuries. Nick was an athlete in high school and one of his greatest joys besides parenting, has been coaching his two boys in baseball, football and wrestling. “It’s a great feeling knowing you helped an athlete get back on the field, court, or mat after an injury.”
For the past 7 years, Nick has worked for Kindred Healthcare at Derby Health and Rehab where he treated mostly inpatients who had been in the hospital for joint replacement surgeries and other disorders. For approximately 17 years, Nick has also provided physical therapy on an “as needed” basis at his hometown long term care facilities. “It’s very humbling working with and getting to know my geriatric patients. They are such a hard working generation and have the best stories.”
In his spare time Nick enjoys being in the outdoors. He is an avid bow hunter and enjoys annual trips to Colorado for elk hunting and snow skiing. Nick also has a passion for getting young kids involved in the outdoors and says he has taken several local kids hunting for their first time. “Being out in God’s creation whether it be hunting, fishing, skiing, or hiking is my therapy!” You can also find Nick and his wife in the bleachers cheering on their local Crusaders. Nick is an involved member of Wellington First United Methodist Church. He enjoys helping with the youth group and meeting with the HS boys once a month for Bible studies. He has been on many trips as a youth sponsor.
Nick says he is very humbled and excited to return to his hometown of Wellington to provide PT services to familiar faces. Nick has a passion for helping others and says he’s beyond blessed to have a career where he can assist patients with increasing their functional mobility and quality of life. It is important for him to grow genuine and trusting relationships with his patients and his community. Nick also cherishes the relationships he has with his evaluating Physical Therapists, each of his coworkers and referring physicians. Nick has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1998. Despite graduating 20 years ago, Nick still enjoys keeping up with the latest therapeutic techniques and looks forward to growing his knowledge working around so many great therapists at Advanced Physical Therapy.
- Wichita State University, Physical Therapist Assistant Degree, 1999
- Sports Rehabilitation
- Pre/Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
- Therapeutic Exercise
- Balance and Fall Risk Training
- Astym Certified
Born and raised a Kansas girl, Alexus is engaged to her high school sweetheart, Brandon. She’s an obsessed dog mom to the sweetest tea cup chihuahua, Sophia. Alexus chose to become a physical therapist assistant due to having several main surgeries that required intense physical therapy. If it wasn’t for the great therapists she had along the way, she would not be where she is today. They taught her the importance of consistency and hard work. To have your independence taken away due to pain or injury is a hard pill to swallow. This is the exact reason why treating patients is the perfect fit for Alexus – she understands the frustrations and will do everything she can to give someone their independence and freedom from pain back. One of her favorite hobbies is photography. In her spare time, Alexus loves to be outdoors with her fiance, whether it is hiking or checking out new scenery.
- Hutchinson Community College, AAS – PTA, 2018
- Pelvic Floor Level I
Maria is a small town girl who grew up on a farm and is from a large family. Her and her husband have been married since 2002 and have two amazing daughters, both of which are currently in high school. The two main jobs she has had since graduating from Newman University have been in Wellington. Maria loves the people she has gotten to work with over the past almost 17 years. She hopes to one day become a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) to better serve her patients.
Outside of work, she gets to spend time with her family and is very involved in her church. This is what gives Maria the drive to do better and to become the best version of herself. Over the past 7 years, she has gotten into exercising and taking care of herself. Her favorite hobby has become doing a 5k obstacle course each year with her friends, which has been a real accomplishment.
- Newman University – 2003
- Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
- Kinesio Taping Certified
- Manual Therapy with a focus in Trigger Point Release
- Shoulder Rehab
Born in Maryland but raised in Wichita since 1996, Jeff was brought up in an ‘Air Force’ home. By the time Jeff made it to high school, he knew shot put and discus would be his primary competitive outlet. After trying wrestling and football in high school, Jeff chose to focus on track and field which led him to the collegiate level. Jeff joined the Shockers and competed from 2010-2014 on the Wichita State University Track and Field team. Jeff met his wife, Amanda, who was a pole-vaulter for the Shockers at the time. The two married in 2015. Jeff considers his time in college the most pivotal time in his life because of his decision to accept Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior.
Because of his devotion to improving his physical performance as an athlete, Jeff was inspired to pursue a career in helping others do the same. Jeff decided to pursue his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Wichita State after working as a personal trainer at Optimal Performance in Wichita. In his spare time Jeff enjoys cooking, home improvement and spending quality time with his wife. Jeff and Amanda are expecting their first child September 2020. Jeff is excited to grow as a clinician while serving at Advanced Physical Therapy, he considers it a privilege to help patients heal well and feel well!
- Wichita State University – 2015
- Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science
- Wichita State University – 2020
- Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy
- Institute of Athlete Regeneration Level 1 Dry Needling Certified
- Neck and Shoulder Pain
- General Orthopedics
- Manual Therapy
- Strength and Conditioning
Growing up Heather always knew she wanted a career that was focused on helping people. She also always had a love for exercising and staying physically active, as well as an interested and fascination for the human body and how it works. When she discovered the field of physical therapy she knew that she had found the perfect profession. She graduated with her bachelors in exercise science in 2005, and then went on to achieve her doctorate in physical therapy in 2009. She absolutely loves every aspect of her job from the one on one relationships with the patients to helping them restore to their normal function.
In her spare time she loves to spend time with her husband, Jason, and three children Sydney, Amberly and Cooper. Other hobbies include running, hot yoga, horseback riding, and reading.
- Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science from Wichita State University in 2005
- Doctor of Physical Therapy from Wichita State University in 2009
- Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist
- Certified Lymphedema Therapist
- Astym Certified
- Pre and Post Surgical Rehab
- Vestibular Rehab
- Manual Therapy
- Trigger point dry needling
- Oncology Rehab