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Therapy Team

Tonya Bowrey

Tonya Bowrey, OTR/L

Tonya Bowrey, occupational therapist, joins the Kirby therapy team full time working with 26 yrs of experience. Tonya has worked in areas of hand/ upper extremity/ orthopedic injuries, splint fabrication for pain/ proper healing, stroke rehab, home care, and geriatric care. "My goal for patients is to relieve their pain and help them regain functioning to increase their independence or return to work. I listen to them and work with them towards their goals for therapy".

Miriam Garrett

Miriam Garrett, MS, PT

Miriam Garrett has been a part of the Kirby Medical Center team of care providers for more than 20 years and has worked as a physical therapist for more than 30 years. Dedicated to helping her patients reach their physical therapy goals, Garrett works with all orthopedics but specializes in the treatment of women’s health issues as well as cervicogenic headaches.

Betsy Williams

Betsy Williams, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT

Betsy Williams is a physical therapist dedicated to creating treatment plans that improve her patients’ lives. Williams has experience in a wide variety of settings including acute care, wound care, pediatrics, home health and outpatient orthopedics. She strives to provide the best care possible to decrease pain and increase mobility and independence for members of our community.

Tara Lofrano

Tara Lofrano, COTA/L

Tara Lofrano is a certified occupational therapy assistant with an AAS from Parkland College in Champaign, IL. She has been practicing for 20-plus years in treatment areas such as physical disability, neurology, geriatrics, acute and sub-acute care. Lofrano’s focus of care is to prevent disability while increasing independence through performance of tasks that are included in the lives of patients each day.

Mary Martin

Mary Martin, PTA

Mary Martin is a physical therapy assistant with more than 30 years’ experience including inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient therapy, as well as acute care physical therapy, school physical therapy and geriatrics. Martin is especially focused on geriatrics and is passionately committed to helping people remain as independent as possible throughout their lives.

Joan Kepley

Joan Kepley, PTA

Joan Kepley is a physical therapy assistant working to provide physical therapy services to individuals of all ages with more than 25 years of experience including inpt, rehab, outpt therapy and working conditioning. As part of our Kirby team of physical therapy providers, Kepley is dedicated to individualized treatments that increase patient mobility, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability.

Heidi Grieser

Heidi Grieser, MS

Heidi Grieser is the Coordinator of Cardiac Rehab at Kirby Medical Center. An exercise physiologist who has worked in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation for 20 years, Grieser’s goal is to educate and assist those who have suffered a variety of cardiac events. By building exercise programs tailored to each individual’s needs, she strives to assist patients to confidently return to their normal activities in a warm and enjoyable environment.

Fianne Gutierrez

Fianne Gutierrez

Fianne is a Physical Therapist Assistant that worked with geriatric population in Skilled Nursing Facility setting for 6yrs. She then found her passion working in the outpatient clinic here at Kirby in 2018. Fianne is compassionate and dedicated to our patients in providing appropriate treatment to regain their functional independence and quality of life.

Jennifer Gibson Smith

Jennifer Gibson Smith

Jennifer Gibson Smith is a speech pathologist who has been providing evaluation and treatment to individuals of all ages for more than 25 years. Jennifer has gained experience working in a variety of settings including private practice, public schools, acute, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation focusing on cognitive, communication, and swallowing disorders. Jennifer is dedicated to developing innovative treatment strategies to help her patients meet their speech and language goals.

Kelly Donnelly

Kelly Donnelly

Kelly Donnelly is a licensed physical therapist who strives to get patients back to doing the activities they love to do. She received her doctorate of physical therapy from Bradley University in Peoria, IL. She has experience in inpatient rehab, acute care and outpatient therapy working with all age groups and a variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions. In her free time, she loves to hike, run, do yoga, and hang out with her dogs.

Shelby Koren

Shelby Koren, PT, DPT

Shelby Koren is a physical therapist dedicated to providing care for the whole person. She received her doctorate of physical therapy from Creighton University in 2014. Throughout her career, Shelby has been working in small communities with all age ranges and wide range of diagnoses with emphasis in orthopedics. She is currently working towards her vestibular and concussion certification to better treat patients experiencing dizziness and vertigo.

Melissa Litchfield

Melissa Litchfield, PT, DPT

Melissa Litchfield, Doctor of Physical Therapy, joined Kirby after several years of working with the geriatric community. Melissa has always had a strong passion for geriatrics and addressing balance and functional impairments to decrease fall risk and improve independence. She also has a special interest in joint replacement rehabilitation as well as reducing pain for a variety of orthopedic conditions to allow individuals to return to a pain-free lifestyle. As a dedicated member of the Kirby team, Melissa strives to improve the lives of each patient she sees and help them return to their prior level of function.