Kim’s Story: Hi I am Kim and the founder/Owner of Stretch. I have worked in the field of PT for over 18+ years now. I opened Stretch to bridge the gap in our current healthcare system. I found that many of my clients were struggling to find honest care that was results driven, and that did not focus on exercise alone. I have always felt that manual therapy was a BIG part of helping the body heal. So in 2013, after doing my research on a good area for my first location, I opened my West Chester Location. I am very passionate about teaching my techniques and mentoring other PT/PTA’s treatment techniques that have worked for me over the years.
Michael’s Story: Michael is a graduate of Saint Louis University where he obtained his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. After graduating he returned to his hometown of Cincinnati, OH. For the past three and a half years he has specialized in working with vestibular/ concussion rehab, completing running evaluations and lower extremity injury prevention as well as return to sport. Michael also incorporates various techniques such dry needling and instrumented assisted soft tissue mobilization to help decrease pain and improve overall function.
L. B. O’Lannerghty
LB’s Story: Laura Brennan O’Lannerghty, known as LB to her friends and patients, grew up in Franklin, Tennessee where she developed her passion for physical therapy from her own experiences. Through various injuries from sports, gymnastics, and Irish dance, as well as a general curiosity for anatomy and how the human body works, it led her towards an interest in the health sciences field. When she began PT school, she also began working as a PT aide to gain real work experience while taking classes simultaneously. She enjoys getting to know people and treating each patient as an individual with a unique plan of care to get them pain free and back to their daily lives.
LB graduated from Saint Louis University in 2017 from their Doisy College of Health Sciences with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She received the award for Clinical Excellence in her final postgraduate year for outstanding performance while on clinical rotations. After graduation, LB moved to Camarillo, CA where she began her PT career at an outpatient orthopedic private practice in Ventura County. Here, she was able to work with patients of a wide variety through all walks of life- patients with complex neurologic disorders, post joint replacement surgeries, young athletes with sports injuries, and everything in between. A recent job transition for her boyfriend has brought the two of them to Cincinnati recently where they are excited to further their lives and careers.
LB becomes part of the Stretch Team in June 2018.
Katie’s Story: Katie Nemann was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She attended Turpin High School and had the opportunity to act as a student athletic trainer throughout high school and worked as a PT aide, which helped cultivate her love of sports medicine. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in 2014 from the University of Cincinnati, majoring in health sciences. While at UC, Katie swam for the varsity swim team and was elected team captain her senior year. Following her undergraduate career, Katie continued her education at the University of Cincinnati and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2018. Throughout physical therapy school, she enjoyed being involved in the program and with the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, acting as a class representative for UC, served on the OPTA Student Special Interest Group Board, and acted as the Southwest District Student Liaison.
Katie enjoys volunteering her time, and has previously worked as a mentor for undergraduate health science students at UC, as well as working with children with disabilities through the Special Olympics in the pool at adaptive swim team. She also enjoys sharing her love of swimming through coaching a local masters swim team. Through all of these experiences, Katie has come to discover her love of helping people get back to what they love to do through exercise and movement.
Left to Right: Back Row Alana Messina, Front Desk, Katie Nemann DPT, Michael Ryan, DPT, L.B. O’Lannerghty
Left to Right: Front Row Britney Whelan (no longer with us), Kim Nartker, Owner/Founder, Gina Frost, Patient Care Coordinator/Operations Manager