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.

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

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

Philippines
Cabahug
,
MD

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

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

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI)

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's picture

Rebecca
Martin
,
OTR/L, OTD, CPAM

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

Kaitlin Macdonald
,
MOT, OTR/L

Manager, Therapy Services
Christy Sachs

Christy Sachs
,
TRS

Manager, Aquatics & Wellness

Erin Michael
,
PT, DPT, ATP/SMS

Manager, Patient Advocacy and Special Programs

Meredith Budai
,
PT, DPT, ATP/SMS

Senior Physical Therapist IV
Elizabeth Farrell

Elizabeth Farrell
,
PT, DPT, ATP

Senior Physical Therapist IV

Brooke Meyer
,
PT, DPT

Senior Physical Therapist IV

Judith Stein
,
PT, DPT, NCS

Senior Physical Therapist IV

Kristin Sternowski
,
PT, DPT

Senior Physical Therapist IV

Kimberly Perone
,
MBA, MSHA, OTR/L

Senior Occupational Therapist IV
Danielle Wilt

Danielle Wilt
,
OTR/L, OTD

Senior Occupational Therapist IV

Nia Wallace Ward
,
PT, DPT

Senior Physical Therapist IV

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

  • Adaptive technology professionals (Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America - RESNA)
  • Aquatic physical therapy clinical competency (American Physical Therapy Association - APTA)
  • Dry Needling I, II, III (Myopain Seminars)
  • 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)
  • 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
,
MBA

Director, Operations and Business Development

Angela Huff
,
RN, BSN

Care Manager

Lisa Trotta
,
RN, BSN

Care Manager

Stefanie Wollschlager

Clinical Coordinator

Jody Luttrell
,
MSN, RN

Director, Care Management

Lara Mortimer
,
LCSW-C

Social Worker

Anna Schneider-Simms
,
MPA

Manager, Business Operations

Pamela Fisher

Financial Counselor
Scott Meyer

Scott Meyer
,
PTA

Clinical Equipment Specialist
Jack Luttrell

Jack Luttrell

Clinical Equipment Coordinator
Shannon Inches

Shannon Inches

Clinical Trials Coordinator