Pam Lanter graduated from Saint Louis University with her Masterís in Physical Therapy in 2002 and with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2012. She is Board Certified in Neurology through the American Physical Therapy Association and is a credentialed clinical instructor. She is also member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Ohio Physical Therapy Association. Pam joined SJMC in 2012 as the Inpatient Clinical Manager and is now the Director of Rehabilitation Services. Prior to this, she worked in Chicago and St. Louis in acute care, on acute rehabilitation floors and in a skilled nursing facility. She also managed a small outpatient department in an assisted living facility for over 2 years.
Pam specializes in working with patients who have had strokes and concussions and those who are living with Parkinsonís Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and ALS. She worked in ALS clinics in both Chicago and St. Louis and she worked as an adjunct faculty member at University of Illinois in Chicago and at Saint Louis University in their Physical Therapy programs. Pam grew up in Westlake and relocated back to the Cleveland area with her family in 2011.
ďIím happy to be back in Westlake with my family and working in the community where I grew up.Ē
Michele Hippler Brant received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Cleveland State University in 2010 and her BA in psychology from Gannon University in 2003. Prior to receiving her physical therapy degree, Michele worked as a Licensed Massage Therapist for 3 years in a variety of settings. Michele is a graduate from Magnificat High School and has attended Catholic school from grade school to college. " I identify with and appreciate the core values and mission of SJMC and the Sisters of Charity."
Michele is specially trained in myofascial release, precision neuromuscular therapy, vestibular rehab and utilizing the Neurocom Balance Master. She currently serves SJMC as the Lead Outpatient Physical Therapist. Her special interests include the neurologically complex patient, pediatrics, balance and concussion management. Michele is also a credentialed clinical instructor and a member of both the American and Ohio Physical Therapy Associations. Michele resides in Rocky River with her husband and 2 dogs.
James Eadie is a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant and is a 2012 graduate from Cuyahoga Community College. James also holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire. James has a flexible, rotating schedule which allows him to work in all areas of the hospital from the Spine and Orthopedic Center to The Intensive Care Unit. James is also a member of the OPTA and the APTA.
"I enjoy working in a community hospital because I feel it is my way to give back to the people of the Westshore area "
Jim Foley graduated from Cleveland State University in 1979 and has spent the last 27 years with SJMC. Over the years he has worked in all areas of physical therapy, with the last eleven years focused in the outpatient rehab setting. Career interests have been many and varied with chief focus on orthopedic and spine rehab.
Mary Phares is a licensed physical therapist assistant. She graduated with an associate degree from Cuyahoga Community College in 1993. She has worked with SJMC for 19 years in acute, sub-acute and outpatient physical therapy. She is a credentialed clinical instructor through the APTA.
Diane Washburn graduated from Cleveland State University and has worked as a physical therapist at SJMC for 15 years in the acute, sub-acute, and outpatient settings. Her special interests include treating balance/vestibular, womenís health and general musculoskeletal issues. She is also a registered nurse and certified clinical educator through the American Physical Therapy Association.
In 2008 Lynzie Schulte graduated from The Ohio State University with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Following graduation she began working at University Hospitals in Cleveland Ohio with a focus on medically complex patients in the acute care setting. Since 2010 she has been at St John Medical Center working primarily in acute care. Over the last five years Lynzie has become involved in the Ohio Physical Therapy Association (OPTA) both at a district and state level. As a student she was a Harker Intern with the American Physical Therapy Associationís (APTA) Government Affairs division and now Lynzie is the Vice-Chair of the OPTA Northeast District, the OPTA Federal Affairs Liaison, the OPTA Legislative Chair, and a Delegate for Ohio in the APTAís House of Delegates. She provides pro-bono physical therapy services at the Cleveland Free medical Clinic and is a Co-Author of A Retrospective Study Observing Demographic and Medical Comorbidities in Patients Seen with Pro Bono Physical Therapy. Lynzie also works with Cleveland State Universityís DPT program as Graduate Faculty and she recently received the University of Cincinnatiís Young Alumni Award, OPTA Emerging Leader Award, and was chosen as an APTA Emerging Leader.