Our interdisciplinary team of professionals has extensive experience caring for children and adults with paralysis.

 

The Center’s leaders have dedicated their careers to providing the most comprehensive care and innovative therapies possible for patients with spinal cord injuries and paralysis. The Center provides a unique interdisciplinary team working closely together to provide comprehensive care to our patients.

Every patient is seen by a physician that is board certified in spinal cord injury and physical medicine and rehabilitation, or by our board certified pediatric nurse practitioner and a certified registered nurse.

 

Meet the Spine Center Team

Cristina Sadowsky headshot.

Cristina L.
Sadowsky
,
MD

Clinical Director, International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI)
Albert Recio, M.D., R.P.T., P.T.R.P.'s picture

Albert
Recio
,
MD, RPT, PTRP

Physician, International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI)
Philippines Cabahug, M.D.'s picture

Philippines
Cabahug
,
MD

Physician, International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI)
Travis Edmiston headshot.

Travis
Edmiston
,
MD

Physician, International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI)
Janet Dean

Janet M.
Dean
,
MS, RN, CRRN, CRNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

The center has over 45 licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists, and physical therapy assistants. All therapy is rendered by licensed therapists.

Meet our Therapy Team Leadership

Rebecca Martin, OTR/L, OTD, CPAM headshot

Rebecca
Martin
,
OTR/L, OTD, CPAM

Manager, Clinical Education and Training, International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI)

Kaitlin Hagen
MOT, OTR/L

Manager, Therapy Services
Brooke Meyer headshot.

Brooke Meyer,
PT, DPT

Manager, Therapy Services
Christy Sachs

Christy Sachs,
TRS

Manager, Aquatics & Wellness
Erin Michael headshot

Erin Michael,
PT, DPT, ATP/SMS

Manager, Patient Advocacy and Special Programs
Quyen Catania headshot.

Quyen Catania,
PT, DPT, NCS, CWS, CLT

Clinical Training and Education Coordinator
Nia Wallace Ward headshot

Nia Wallace Ward,
PT, DPT

Supervisor, Rehabilitation Techs & Support Services
Meredith Linden headshot

Meredith Linden,
PT, DPT, ATP/SMS

Senior Physical Therapist IV
Elizabeth Farrell

Elizabeth Farrell,
PT, DPT, PCS, ATP/SMS

Senior Physical Therapist IV
Erin Neuland headshot.

Erin Neuland,
PT, DPT

Senior Physical Therapist IV
Judith Stein headshot

Judith Stein,
PT, DPT, NCS

Senior Physical Therapist IV
Danielle Wilt

Danielle Wilt,
OTR/L, OTD

Senior Occupational Therapist IV

Sarah Wright,
PT, DPT, NCS

Senior Physical Therapist IV
Sarah Murdoch headshot

Sarah Murdoch,
PT, DPT, ATP

Senior Physical Therapist IV

Kristin Johnston,
OTR/L, OTD

Senior Occupational Therapist IV

Our team of physical and occupational therapists includes specialists who are certified in the following areas:

  • Adaptive technology professionals (Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America - RESNA)
  • Advanced practice in hand and upper quarter rehabilitation certification (Drexel University)
  • Aquatic physical therapy clinical competency (American Physical Therapy Association - APTA)
  • Certified aging-in-place specialist (National Association of Home Builders)
  • Certified visceral techniques practitioner (Barral Institute)
  • Complete decongestive therapy – lymphedema certification (Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy)
  • Dry needling I, II, III (Myopain Seminars)
  • Executive certificate in home modifications (Southern California)
  • EksoNR certification (Ekso Bionics)
  • Graston Technique therapy preferred provider (Graston Technique)
  • KinesioTaping I, II, & III (KinesioTaping Association)
  • Neurologic certified specialist (American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties - ABPTS)
  • Pediatric certified specialists (ABPTS)
  • Physical agent modalities (Physical Agent Modalities Practitioner Credentialing Agency)
  • Rare neuroimmunologic disorders (Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers)
  • Seating and mobility specialists (RESNA)
  • Vestibular Assessment & Management certified (The American Institute of Balance)
  • Wound specialists (American Board of Wound Management)

In addition, our clinical support team includes approximately 20 rehabilitation technicians, personal trainers, lifeguards, and adaptive aquatics specialists.

Meet Our Support Team Leadership

Thomas Novotny headshot

Thomas Novotny,
MBA

Director, Operations and Business Development
Angela Huff headshot

Angela Huff,
RN, BSN

Care Manager
Lisa Trotta

Lisa Trotta,
RN, BSN

Care Manager

Stefanie Wollschlager

Manager, Care Center Operations
Jody Luttrell headshot

Jody Luttrell,
MSN, RN

Director, Care Management

Lara Collender,
LCSW-C

Clinical Social Worker III
Anna Schneider-Simms headshot.

Anna Schneider-Simms,
MPA

Assistant Director, Operations & Business Development
Pamela Fisher

Pamela Fisher

Financial Counselor
Scott Meyer

Scott Meyer,
PTA

Clinical Equipment Specialist
Jack Luttrell headshot.

Jack Luttrell

Project Manager
Shannon Inches

Shannon Inches

Clinical Trials Coordinator
Jen Doyle

Jen Doyle

Director of Leadership Giving

Kristen McAllister

Patient Liaison Specialist