Physical Therapists

Krista Sheppard


Krista Sheppard, MPT, DPT

Physical Therapist | Director of Therapy

Krista earned her BA from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1994, an MPT from Northwestern University in 1997, and a DPT with an emphasis in manual therapy and orthopedics from St. Augustine University in 2012. She is a member of APTA, IPTA, and AAOMPT. Krista is Facilities Manager at McLean County Orthopedics. She enjoys SCUBA and reading.



Alissa Recker, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Alissa joined McLean County Orthopedics in January 2017. Alissa received her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science in 2015 and completed her DPT in December 2016 at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA. She is a member of APTA and certified FMS and SMFA. Alissa grew up in a small town outside of Peoria, IL. Outside of work, she enjoys boating, playing basketball, and spending time with friends and family.



Courtney Yamada, PT, DPT, OCS

Physical Therapist

Courtney grew up in Springfield, IL and received a BA in Natural Sciences from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1997. She earned a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy (1999) and Doctorate in Physical Therapy Degree (2012) from Des Moines University. She is designated as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She is certified in ASTYM, FMS and SFMA. Courtney worked at MCO from 2002-2015, then took time off to teach in the Heartland Community College Physical Therapist Assistant program for 2 years. She returned to MCO in June 2017. She enjoys reading, exercising, and watching her two sons play sports.

Ed Ponces


Ed Ponce, MSPT

Physical Therapist

Ed received his Physical Therapy degree from Bradley University in 1996. He is certified to perform dry needling. He enjoys spending time with his children, outdoor activities, and listening to music.

Jim Modglin


Jim Modglin, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Jim attended Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, IL to earn his Associates Degree in the Physical Therapy Assistant program. He joined MCO in 2004. He is certified in ASTYM therapy and enjoys treating athletes of all ages. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, traveling and cooking.



Jonathon Crowley, PT, MTC

Physical Therapist

Jon earned his Masters Degree in Physical Therapy in 2012 from Northern Illinois University. He practiced autonomously for the first four years of his career studying many manual therapy techniques and gaining experience as an independent practitioner. He received his manual therapy certification through the University of St. Augustine in 2016 and is also certified in dry needling. His work passions include evaluation and treatment of the spine as well as assessing athletes and runners. Jon enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors and competing in ultra marathons.

Michelle Geshiwlm


Michelle Geshiwlm, PTA/L

Physical Therapist Assistant

Michelle received her Associates Degree in Applied Sciences and Physical Therapist Assistant Certification May of 2009 from Illinois Central College, Peoria. She started working for Mclean County Orthopedics June 2015. Her favorite part about being a Physical Therapist Assistant is helping people to attain or regain the ability to walk and carry out daily life. Some of her hobbies include hiking, camping, and gardening.



Nicole Welsh, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Nicole graduated from Illinois Central College with an Associate’s Degree in the Physical Therapist Assistant program in May 2017. She joined McLean County Orthopedics just after her graduation in June 2017. Nicole grew up in Washington, Illinois and played basketball, softball, and cheerleading throughout high school. Nicole found the interest of physical therapy when she was 13 years old. She was injured playing basketball and tore her ACL and had to attend physical therapy for 6 months, and that was when she found the love for physical therapy. She enjoys spending time with her family, dogs, and boyfriend; along with hiking, traveling, and crafting.



Samantha Schulz, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Samantha started working at Mclean County Orthopedics in August of 2017. She graduated from the first class of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program from Heartland Community College in May of 2017. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and being outdoors with her husband. Her favorite part of being a PTA is helping people get back to living the life they want to live.

Sarah Follmer


Sarah Follmer PT, DPT

Physical Therapist Assistant | Physical Therapist

Sarah graduated from Bradley University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2009 and joined McLean County Orthopedics at that time. She is ASTYM certified and a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Her interests include raising three children, horseback riding, reading, and scrapbooking.



Sarah Janssen, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Sarah joined McLean County Orthopedics in 2016 and has specialized in the aquatic program. Sarah attended Kankakee Community College in Kankakee, IL to earn her Associates in Applied Science in the Physical Therapist Assistant program in 2000. She has worked in outpatient orthopedic, sports medicine, work injury, and skilled nursing settings.



Stormie Davis, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Stormie Davis graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science from Bradley University in 2009. She then went on to graduate school and graduated from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Bradley University in 2012. Stormie has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 2009 and has an interest in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and Manual Therapy techniques. She is FMS and SFMA certified. Outside of physical therapy, her interests include cooking, baking, and being outdoors.

Tessa Arndt


Tessa Arndt, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Tessa graduated from Illinois Central College with an Associates Degree in the Physical Therapist Assistant program in May 2014. She joined McLean County Orthopedics just after her graduation. She enjoys staying active at the gym, being outdoors with her dog and husband, and watching the St. Louis Blues and St.Louis Cardinals.

Ann Martin


Ann Martin Physical Therapist DP, DPT

Physical Therapist

Ann has been a part of the McLean County Orthopedics Physical Therapy team since 2018. Ann, a Roanoke native, is familiar with Bloomington-Normal as she attended Illinois Wesleyan and Illinois State University. She received a degree in Psychology from IWU before completing her Bachelor of Science Pre-Physical Therapy Degree from ISU. Ann completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. For over ten years, Ann has been working as a Physical Therapist in Central Illinois.

Kenyatta Jenkins


Kenyatta Jenkins, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Kenyatta earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training from Illinois State University in 2013 and completed the Physical Therapy Assistant Bridge program from Kent State University in 2017. He is a member of the APTA, ASOP, NATA, and IATA. Kenyatta has been servicing the injuries of McLean County’s residents for years and is an active member of the Bloomington-Normal community.

Rick Bauersfeld


Rick Bauersfeld, PT

Physical Therapist

Rick has been a physical therapist at MCO for nearly 40 years. A graduate of Washington University in Saint Louis, he has pioneered MCO’s therapy department and was the first physical therapist hired by MCO. Rick was formally Director of Therapy until stepping down in 2018. Rick is excited to continue providing care to the patients at MCO.