Dr. Lisa A. Kemp, PT, DPT, CEO -Direct Access Certified
I am a 1993 MPT graduate of Duquesne University’s Physical Therapy program. I received my DPT and EPPM certification from Evidence in Motion in 2012.
My career began in 1993, Lancaster, PA, at Lancaster General Hospital. Since then I have practiced in many settings including home health services, nursing homes, extended care facilities, and outpatient environments.
Throughout my career I have treated clients from the age of 4 weeks to 103 years. My greatest passion is providing shoulder & hip rehabilitation.
I have a strong interest in learning and teaching; serving as a Clinical Instructor and as Coordinator of Clinical Education throughout my career. I have provided mentoring to student interns, practicing clinicians, and, more recently other practice owners. In 2005 I began Advantage Physical Therapy with two partners, serving as President and Clinical Director during the 8 ½ years of our partnership. Presently, I am the CEO and owner of Advantage Physical Therapy. Most importantly, I am a wife, and mother of 3 and owner of 3 Akitas.
I enjoy learning new things, dancing & singing, watching my favorite soccer player and Cross country/track runner doing their best at their sport. I enjoy reading with my son. I love hiking and being in nature.
I currently participate as a steering committee member of the JA Young Women’s Symposium & have served as a committee member for the past 4 years in York. I participate in Dallastown School Districts Programs for Career Day, School to Work program & Interview Day for the past 2 years. I am a member of the York Twp. Business Alliance and currently serving as President for 2015.
Rachel Nace, PTA
I attended Central Pennsylvanian College and in 2000 I obtained my Associates Degree in Applied Science.
I enjoy working with orthopedic post-op cases.
I have been married for 15 years and have 2 children, a son and daughter, that I enjoy watching play baseball/softball. I also enjoy playing volleyball for York County leagues, vacationing with family to the outer banks, N.C. and I am involved in Children’s Ministries at church.
Dr. Victoria (Vicki) Beers, PT -Direct Access Certified
I graduated from Lebanon Valley College, Lebanon PA, with a Bachelors in Health Science in 2004, and received my Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2010 from Shenandoah University, Winchester VA. I joined the Advantage Physical Therapy family in 2015.
I have furthered my education with various continuing education classes with strong emphasis on manual techniques for spine, shoulder and hip. I enjoy Outpatient Orthopedic and post-surgical clientele. I also hold my Direct Access License that allows me to evaluate patients without them first having to see their physician.
In my spare time, I enjoy listening to live band performances of varying styles, curling up with a good book or watching movies and occasionally I like to get crafty. I enjoy being actively involved with my 3 energetic nephews and 1 niece. I also love spending time with friends and family.
Tyler Snelbaker, PTA
I was born and raised in Dover, PA and I graduated from Dover High School in 2007. I have worked in the medical field for several years as a housekeeper and as a nursing assistant; I really enjoy helping others, especially older people. I am a recent graduate of Central Penn College in Summerdale, PA. My interests include weight lifting, nutrition, hiking with my wife Kayla and our dog, and spending time with friends and family especially my baby girl Charlotte.
Wyonetta Hickman – Care Coordinator – East Prospect & Red Lion
I started a career in the medical field as a Certified Nursing Assistant. In 1999, I received an Associate’s Degree in Medical Administration from Consolidated School of Business. I worked in the health care administration field for over 16 years. I was born and raised in York and lived in York all of my life with the exception of a year in Florida. Shortly after returning home in July of 2016, I was offered to join the Advantage Physical Therapy family as a Care Coordinator. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my children and grandchildren.
Dr. Jess Kent, DPT, CSCS
-Direct Access Certified
I began my physical therapy career in 2001 as a Physical Therapist Assistant with an Associate’s Degree from Central Penn College. I then returned to complete my education as a Physical Therapist, with a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Phoenix Online and a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from Slippery Rock University. I have experience in a variety of settings, but enjoy outpatient physical therapy the most. I began working with Advantage in 2009. I have my Direct Access License and am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. My hobbies include spending time with my husband and three children, weight lifting and running, camping, hiking, traveling, gardening, and home improvement projects
Crystal Blevins – Technical Operations Coordinator
I graduated from Cumberland Valley High School in 2006 and obtained my EMT-B in 2008 from Harrisburg Area Community College.
I joined Advantage Physical Therapy’s family in 2012 beginning as a Therapy Technician. In 2014, I took on the role of Scheduling and Ordering Coordinator. I maintain certification in CPR, AED, hazmat operations, and blood borne pathogens. I also have a vast amount of other certifications related to emergency services.
In 2006 I became a volunteer at the Hampton Fire Company where I currently hold positions as EMS Captain and Membership Secretary. As a member of the Hampton Fire Company I volunteer my time responding to calls as an EMT, firefighter and/or a part of our water rescue team as well as fundraising activities. I share my passion for helping others with my husband who is my biggest supporter.
I enjoy being active, so I do not leave myself a lot of free time. When I come across some free time I love to cook, make homemade wine, paint, and go camping. I also enjoy anything that involves water; boating, tubing, fishing, snorkeling, the beach, and basically anything outdoors.
Liz Lackner – Director of Business Operations
I was born and raised in York and have worked in the healthcare field for 18 years. I became part of the Advantage family in 2008 as a Front Desk specialist in our Emigsville location. In December of 2013 I transitioned to Director of Business Operations of our Practice and also serve on the Compliance, HR, and Leadership Teams. I am also a member of POMAY (Pennsylvania Office Managers Association of York). I truly love what I do.
I enjoy spending time with family and friends – laughing and making people laugh (if I can). I love music and dancing (I’ve never met a dance floor I didn’t like and heaven help the person that tries to pull me off of it!). I love going down to the shore (Cape May, NJ to be exact) and being near the water. And last, but not least, I am a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles Fan – “Fly Eagles Fly”!!
Wendy Eckenrode – Finance Coordinator
I joined the Advantage Physical Therapy family in June of 2005 as the Finance Coordinator.
I am married with 2 children that I enjoy watching participate in sports, travel and I volunteer for Autism York.
April Linnemann – Director of Marketing & Business Development
I graduated from Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts (now the Art Institute) with an Associate’s degree in Web Design.
I joined the Advantage Physical Therapy family in December of 2013 as the Front Desk Specialist at our Red Lion location, and in March of 2014 I transitioned to my current position. I am a member of the York Township Business Alliance and POMAY (Pennsylvania Office Managers Association of York).
In the winter months I enjoy working on projects at my home, catching up on freelance design work, reading, and snowboarding. Once the weather breaks you can find me mostly outside either riding horses/motorcycles, or spending time camping with my family.
Dr. Heather D. Patrick, PT – Direct Access Certified
I am a 2002 graduate of West Chester University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology and minor in Nutrition. In 2009, I graduated from Neumann University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. I enjoy working with clients from all walks of life and conditions, but I take an interest in manual therapy techniques, working with vestibular rehabilitation, lumbosacral and lumbopelvic dysfunctions, shoulder dysfunctions, and pre and post-surgical orthopedic patients. In addition to my PA state license, I also have my direct access license to treat patients without a prescription. I have been with Advantage Physical Therapy since 2006, where I started out as a Therapy Technician. I enjoy spending time with my husband and three awesome, little boys, baking, cooking, DIY projects, crocheting, and exercising.
Alexa Smith, PTA – Center Manager
I graduated from high school in 2009. I was home schooled but played sports for Spring Grove. Go Rockets!! I attended PTA school at Penn State Mont Alto from 2009 to 2011. After passing my board test in 2011, I started working for Advantage Physical Therapy in the fall of 2011.
I am currently the Center Manager at the Emigsville location. I am engaged, have a son and a daughter that keep us very busy. I enjoy playing flag football in a co-ed league with my fiancé, playing any competitive sport, hiking, being outdoors, swimming, and hanging out on the beach.
Michelle Moore – Physical Therapy Concierge
I enjoy working with all types of clients. My husband and I have been married for 31 years, we have two children and two grandchildren. In my spare time I love to read, watch my grandchildren, watch movies and play the slots.