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Blake McAfee - Director of Physical Therapy

Blake McAfee

Doctor of Physical Therapy/Director of Physical Therapy

About Blake
Britney Ervin, OT

Emily Thompson

Doctor of Physical Therapy

About Emily
Britney Ervin, OT

Morgan Stein

Doctor of Physical Therapy

About Morgan
Blake McAfee - Director of Physical Therapy

Jessica Frerichs

Physical Therapist

About Jessica

Sydney Fuchs

Physical Therapist Assistant

About Sydney

Katie Bodner

Physical Therapist Assistant

About Katie
Ryan Kovarik, PTA

Ryan Kovarik

Physical Therapist Assistant

About Ryan
Lindsey Eller, OT

Lindsey Eller

Occupational Therapist

About Lindsey

Blake McAfee, D.P.T.

Director of Physical Therapy

Blake McAfee was born and raised in Piasa, IL. He earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Maryville University of Saint Louis in 2013. During his time as a student, Blake performed a clinical rotation with Alton Physical Therapy, and after various other rotations, found his home with the Alton PT staff. Blake has experience in both the Outpatient Orthopedic and Acute care settings.

Blake became interested in Physical Therapy from a young age after experiencing multiple sport related injuries in baseball and football. He enjoys many aspects of his field including the interaction and direction of his patients throughout their rehabilitation process and using evidenced based practice to achieve the best patient outcomes possible.

Jessica Frerichs, P.T.

Physical Therapist

Jessica graduated from Maryville University in St. Louis in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in Physical therapy. She has worked 15 years in the hospital setting. Jessica has been a team member of HSHS St. Francis Hospital since July 2014. She enjoys working with pediatric to geriatric patients. Jessica was raised in Butler Illinois and currently resides in Litchfield.

Sydney Fuchs, P.T.A.

Physical Therapist Assistant

Sydney is a 2011 graduate from Southwestern Illinois College earning her Associates in Applied Science in Physical Therapy Degree. Upon graduating, Sydney jumped at the opportunity to become apart on the APT team.

Sydney is full-time in the Staunton clinic providing both outpatient and inpatient care. Some of Sydney’s favorite aspects in therapy include sports rehabilitation, orthopedics, and manual therapy.

Working with APT has helped to expand her knowledge in orthopedics and inpatient care and continues to be a great place for learning opportunities. She is excited to continue to further her knowledge in the therapy field through continuing education courses. Sydney enjoys the relationships built within the company itself and with the patients, and helping patients return to their full potential following an injury/surgery.

Ryan Kovarik, P.T.A.

Physical Therapist Assistant

Ryan was born and raised in Edwardsville, IL. After graduating from SIUE in 2015 with a degree in Exercise Science, he went on to pursue his degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from SWIC, and graduated in 2018.  Ryan was working PRN for Alton Physical Therapy in Staunton and Litchfield, before accepting a full time position in Litchfield.

Ryan enjoys working with a variety of patients, from athletes to patients recovering from a recent orthopedic surgery.  Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family, cooking, and playing sand volleyball and slow pitch softball.

Katie Bodner, P.T.A.

Physical Therapist Assistant

Katie was born and raised in Staunton, IL and currently resides there. She graduated in 2015 from St. Louis College of Health Careers in Fenton, MO. She received her degree in Radiography in 2010 and worked for a Chiropractor in Staunton when she decided to switch her degree to Physical Therapy.

She enjoys working and helping patients regain their strength and previous functions. She was working PRN with Alton Physical Therapy in Staunton before accepting her full time position in Litchfield. When she is not working as a PTA she enjoys playing softball and baking.

Emily Thompson

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Emily was raised in Brighton, IL and currently lives in Fosterburg, IL with her husband. She graduated from Maryville University with Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2019. She has had multiple clinical rotations in the orthopedic setting, as well as the home health care setting. After graduation she found her home with Alton Physical Therapy. She enjoys treating all patients and a variety of diagnoses. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and serving at church.

Morgan Stein

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Morgan was born and raised in Hardin, IL. She became interested in Physical Therapy after receiving treatment for multiple injuries playing volleyball and basketball. Following graduation from Blackburn College in 2016, Morgan attended Washington University in St. Louis where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in May 2020. She has had multiple clinical rotations in the outpatient orthopedic setting, as well as rotations inpatient acute care and home health settings.

Morgan enjoys treating all types of patients ranging from young athletes returning to their sport to the elderly working to regain independence. In her free time, she likes to remain active, be outdoors, and spend time with family & friends.

Lindsey Eller, O.T.

Occupational Therapist

Lindsey is from Greenville IL originally. She received her bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and received her graduate degree from Indiana State University. She enjoys working with patients of different age ranges and a variety of diagnoses. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors.