Physical and Occupational Therapists, Empowering and Nurturing Towards Independent and Active Lifestyles
Tyler Brown, PT, CEAS II, AOEAS
Tyler was born and raised in Jacksonville IL. Tyler attended Maryville University in St. Louis, and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 2000. Tyler began practicing in Ste. Genevieve after graduating and the scope of his career has included hospital inpatient, outpatient, home health, nursing home, pediatrics, and sports medicine. He has focused the last 8 years of his career on injury prevention, onsite industrial consultation, and job site risk factor remediation saving companies millions of dollars in potential Worker's Compensation claims.
Tyler founded Potential Therapy Services in 2015. Potential is a very meaningful word to Tyler, and it is the goal of the company to help the ones we touch reach their maximal potential. That may be a client learning to walk again, or to return to work, or even a team member advancing themselves professionally. As a Physical Therapist and a business owner, there is nothing more gratifying than to see those around you set goals and achieve them with your help!
Tyler is married to Jodi Brown, and together they have 3 beautiful and very active children. Days are filled with piano lessons, dance instruction, swim practice, volleyball, soccer, softball and baseball. Tyler enjoys running, cooking, and having a great cup of coffee.
Taylor Lumsden MPT, CEAS II
Taylor has been practicing Physical Therapy since 2001. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and his Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from Saint Louis University. His scope of practice has been very diverse. Taylor has practiced in nursing home settings, inpatient rehab settings, home health, pediatrics, sports medicine, Industrial Medicine and outpatient therapy. His particular expertise has been in outpatient rehabilitation. He specializes in treatment of orthopedic conditions across all age spectrums. He has furthered his training to focus on ergonomic evaluations and prevention of injury in the workplace. Taylor grew up in southeast Missouri. He is married and is the father of 4 children. His interests include cycling and working out, hunting and fishing, spending time in the outdoors with family, wine making and woodworking. He coaches youth basketball and is an active member in his church.
Jodi Brown, OTR/L
Jodi attended Maryville University in St. Louis and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in Occupational Therapy in 2001. Over the past 17 years, Jodi has practiced in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient, home health, nursing home, FirstSteps and schools. She has truly found her love of working with the pediatric population and spends the majority of her practice in the school based setting.
Jodi lives in Sainte Genevieve with her husband Tyler and 3 children, Riley, Lydia and Landon. As a family, they enjoy spending time together and supporting each other in all their various extracurricular activities from baseball to volleyball to swim to piano to dance to soccer to art, speech and theater. Jodi co-founded Potential Therapy Services with Tyler in 2015 and is often working behind the scenes to help propel the company forward. “There is no greater joy than to do what you love with the people you adore, to serve our wonderful community and surrounding areas, striving to continue following our dreams and to empower our employees and clients to reach their fullest potential.”
Maria Rottler, PT
Maria is a native of Ste. Genevieve. She graduated from Maryville University-St. Louis in 1998 with a degree in physical therapy. She worked in hospital based inpatient and outpatient PT for five years in Illinois. She then accepted a position back in Ste. Genevieve to develop a woman’s health program. Over the past 15 years she has worked in inpatient, outpatient, home health, nursing home, school system, and First Steps providing physical therapy services. Maria states, “My great love is my specialty in women’s health and pelvic floor therapy. It is my mission to empower my patients to learn prevention and recovery strategies, to take control of their health, and to not accept what the medical community often considers ‘normal’ decline of the pelvic floor. I am excited to be joining this group of fun, professional, multi-talented, patient centered therapists delivering excellent care to the Ste. Genevieve and Bonne Terre communities”.
Travis Huffman, PTA, CEAS
Travis has worked for the past ten years in the Ste. Genevieve area in a variety of therapy settings including: inpatient, aquatics, outpatient, orthopedics and home health. He received his Physical Therapist Assistant degree from STLCC- Meramec in 2006.
Travis was born and raised in Fredericktown, MO where he met his beautiful wife Kristen. He and his wife stay very busy raising their two daughters, Millie (10), and Tess (6) in Ste. Genevieve, where Kristen is an educator for the school district. Travis enjoys fishing, hunting, and pretty much anything outdoors with his family and friends. Travis’s schedule stays busy with his girls sporting activities (volleyball/softball), camping, playing music in the local band Crossroads, playing drums at Meadow Heights church, and playing co-ed volleyball.
Some of Travis’s favorite things about working for Potential are “the true care and personal touches given to each patient, as well as the intentional people-first business model that Potential emanates.” He loves that therapy allows him the opportunity to contribute to the improvement of a person’s quality of life, whether it is helping someone get back to work, get back on the court/field, resume a hobby they love, or just be able to regain their independence. “I can’t think of a more rewarding job.”
Matt Terbrak, PTA
Matt has lived in Perryville his entire life. He graduated from Perryville High School in 2016 and PTA school at Jefferson College in May of 2018. He has been working PRN in a skilled nursing facility called Life Care Centers in Cape Girardeau since June and joined our team in January.
In his free time he loves to travel, go fishing, spend time with friends, play hockey, coach football, and visit his family down at the beach. Matt chose Physical Therapy for his career after enduring injuries while playing high school football that required Physical Therapy treatment to get him back on the field. He developed a deep appreciation for the profession. Matt states “Now, I am very glad that I am able to be a part of getting my patients back to their homes, getting athletes back on the field or court, and getting every patient back to what they love here at Potential, to see their excitement, and to feel their appreciation”.
Chelsey graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau with a Bachelors of Health Management and Exercise Science and a Masters of Nutrition and Exercise Science. She achieved a certification through the American College of Sports Medicine as a Certified Exercise Physiologist. Born and raised in Ste. Genevieve, she is the youngest daughter of Daniel and Theresa Gegg and married to Chris Bauman. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She has a love for music and volunteers her time singing at Sacred Heart Church in Ozora. In her free time, she enjoys running, biking, water skiing, reading and singing.
Chelsey loves working for Potential Therapy Services because they encourage their patients and employees to reach their fullest potential. She enjoys working with a motivational team to create a lasting impact in people’s lives. Chelsey says that “Potential Therapy Services has given me the opportunity to do what I love, which is helping others improve their lives. For this, I am forever grateful!”
Steff was born in Ohio and moved to Ste. Genevieve as a teenager with her mother. She graduated Ste. Genevieve High School and then went on to college receiving her BA in Business Management and MBA from Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis MO. She lives in Ste. Genevieve with her husband Chris, and their 3 beautiful children, Colin, Emma and Wyatt. As a family, they love watching Colin play baseball, having family movie nights, and going out to eat (because she secretly hates cooking).
Being part of this company and community is very rewarding because she loves seeing the patients leave therapy better every time they come in. Stephanie says that it's neat to see the progress they make from the time they first come to see us, to the time they are finished with their treatment. She also values the work-life balance at Potential Therapy Services with having 3 kids and a busy schedule. Stephanie works at our Ste. Genevieve location and looks forward to meeting and working with the community!