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Blake McAfee - Director of Physical Therapy

Michael Coalson

Master of Physical Therapy/Executive Director

About Michael
Blake McAfee - Director of Physical Therapy

John “JT” File

Doctor of Physical Therapy

About John
Blake McAfee - Director of Physical Therapy

Ashley Myers

Doctor of Physical Therapy

About Ashley
Blake McAfee - Director of Physical Therapy

Shelby Schumer

Occupational Therapist

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Blake McAfee - Director of Physical Therapy

Janelle Franke

Physical Therapist Assistant

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Blake McAfee - Director of Physical Therapy

Emily Slifka

Physical Therapist Assistant

About Emily
Blake McAfee - Director of Physical Therapy

Sumer Maupin

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

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Kerstin Meehan

Patient Service Representative

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Lynette Hedrick

Patient Service Representative

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Michael Coalson, M.P.T.

Director of Physical Therapy

Mike has been a resident of Staunton Illinois his entire life. After graduation from Staunton High School, Mike attended Maryville University, St. Louis earning his Master of Physical Therapy degree in 2006.

Mike has participated in sports at both high school and college level, playing 4 years of baseball for Maryville University. His special interests include sports related and orthopedic injuries. However, Mike has experience working with numerous different types of neuromuscular related diseases.

He began his career working in outpatient rehab, specifically with work-related injuries. Mike then began working in both inpatient and outpatient rehab in the hospital setting in 2007. He joined Alton Physical Therapy in 2008 and is currently Director of Physical Therapy at Community Memorial Hospital in Staunton.

John “JT” File, D.P.T.

Doctor of Physical Therapy

JT grew up in Godfrey, IL. He earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Maryville University in 2015. As a student, he worked for APT as a patient care tech. After his clinical rotations and school were complete, he jumped at the chance to be a full-time member of the APT family. He has experience in both the Outpatient Orthopedic and Inpatient Acute settings.

JT became interested in Physical Therapy in high school when he was a patient at APT for numerous sports injuries. He was able to continue his sports career at Maryville, where he played 4 years of D2 soccer. His passions in Physical Therapy are for the Outpatient setting, and specifically, athletes/sports-related injuries. He plans to work towards specializing in either sports or orthopedics to better help his patients recover from their injuries/get back to participating in the sports they love.

Ashley Myers, D.P.T.

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Bio coming soon…

Shelby Schumer, O.T.

Occupational Therapist

Bio coming soon…

Janelle Franke, P.T.A.

Physical Therapy Assistant

Janelle received an Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapy from Sanford Brown College in Hazelwood, MO in 1997. Upon graduation, Janelle began working as a Physical Therapist Assistant for Alton Physical Therapy. Initially, Janelle worked in our Jerseyville setting at the Wellness Center for almost 12 years. Over the last 15 years, she has been in our Staunton office at Community Memorial Hospital.

Janelle was born and raised in Staunton. Her special interests include fall prevention with the geriatric population. Overall, Janelle enjoys working with a variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions and returning them to their prior or desired level of care.

Emily Slifka, P.T.A.

Physical Therapy Assistant

Bio coming soon…

Sumer Maupin

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Bio coming soon…

Kerstin Meehan

Physical Therapy Technician

Graduated from Staunton High School in 2013. I was very involved in sports year-round including basketball, volleyball, and softball. Attended SIUE after high school and earned a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. I did my internship here at Staunton Physical Therapy my senior year and got hired on as a tech. After a year of teaching, I got hired on as the secretary here also. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and continuing to keep active by participating in recreational sports such as softball and sand volleyball.

Lynette Hedrick

Patient Service Representative

Lynette has worked as an Office Assistant in the medical field for 13 years with 9 of those being with Physical Therapy. She enjoys meeting people and watching their progression in the rehabilitation process. The best part of her job is that she gets to greet the patients when they arrive. She is always available to assist you with any questions regarding insurance, scheduling, or anything else to make your visit with us enjoyable.

Her time away from the office is spent with her husband, Bruce, and their three daughters, which keeps her very busy.