About Millennium Therapy Independence Therapists
We would like to take time to tell you a little bit about our therapists located in Independence, IA at Millennium Therapy. We have very dedicated and caring therapists that care about the well being of the patients we treat at our clinic.
Joan O’Loughlin-Good has been a Physical Therapist Assistant since 2002. The majority of her career has been spent treating patients in the out-patient setting, while also serving the community in patients’ homes. Joan has been with Millennium Therapy, in Independence, since the opening of the out-patient clinic in April 2004. She has experience in out-patient orthopedics and rehab, home health, and nursing home care. Joan loves all aspects of working at Millennium especially since the clinic is in a rural community there is the opportunity to treat a variety of injuries and ages, and in various settings. She is always glad to be able to assist and educate a patient and family to overcome the injury or illness that has brought them to therapy. As director of this clinic and Agency Administrator over our two extension sites, Joan is very proud and honored to work with such caring and knowledgeable therapists; as well as efficient and experienced office and support staff. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her three children, husband and extended family, working outdoors, gardening, and hiking in the woods.
Kelley Fischels, OTR/L
Kelley Fischels, OTR/L has been a proud member of the Independence Millennium Therapy team since the spring of 2004. She graduated with honors in occupational therapy from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in 1992. She has 20 years of experience with the last 17 being strictly in rehab of the upper extremities. Her work experience includes 3 1/2 years at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, and10 years at the Physicians Clinic of Iowa – Hand Clinic in Cedar Rapids. Kelley has advanced skills in splinting and is able to efficiently rehabilitate shoulders, elbows, forearms, wrists, hands, and fingers. She treats minor to traumatic injuries, progressive diseases, and congenital deformities, helping people to restore their necessary ADL functions of work, play, and self-care. Conservative management is offered to prevent surgery, but she also sees a plethora of post-op diagnoses, having a mutual respect and great rapport with area orthopedic surgeons, rheumatology specialists, and family physicians. Diagnoses she commonly treats include cumulative trauma, arthritis, tendon and nerve injuries, burns, amputations, sprains, strains, and fractures. Kelley enjoys living the country life at home on her farm with her husband, two daughters, and two labs. She enjoys quilting, exercising, gardening, and scrapbooking.
Tiffany Melancon, is a Physical Therapist Assistant, has been with Millennium Therapy Independence since 2010. She has been practicing as a licensed physical therapist assistant since 2007. She has worked in a variety of settings including: outpatient, nursing homes, assisted living, and home health. Tiffany has received her certification in manual lymph drainage from the academy of lymphatic studies in 2007. She also has experience in muscle energy techniques to realign pelvis, sacral, and rib asymmetries. Tiffany loves to work with patients to help relieve pain, improve the body’s movement and limit disabilities. Tiffany enjoys spending time with family, antique furniture shopping, gardening, and going to car shows.
Jeremy Moses is a Physical Therapist at Millennium Therapy in Independence. He has been with Millennium Therapy since 2010. Jeremy has experience in home health, assisted living, nursing homes, sports medicine, and outpatient care. His primary focus is outpatient orthopedics with focus on treating all patients to increase their function, decrease pain, and decrease any limitations. Treatments provided can include balance, weakness, post-surgical, and general orthopedic conditions among many others. Jeremy enjoys the outdoors, sports, and taking trips.
Stephanie Leibold joined the Independence Clinic in the fall of 2010. She has been working in therapy settings for many years. She is responsible for patient registrations, scheduling of clinic and home patients, insurance verifications, and many different behind the scene duties. Stephanie enjoys reading, antique shopping, and traveling.
Justine Reed is one of the Physical Therapists at Millennium Therapy in Independence. She has been a licensed physical therapist since 2003. She is diversely experienced in multiple settings such as the outpatient clinic, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, in-home health and works with patients of all ages. Her love and expertise is in the outpatient clinical setting and feels her defined manual skills help her improve the quality of life for patients living with pain. She not only sees patients with pain, but also treats balance disorders, vertigo, sports injuries, post-surgical, work injuries, and neuromuscular injuries. She became a certified lymphedema therapist in 2012. Justine’s passion is to help improve the quality of life for others by reducing pain, improving function, and limiting disabilities. Justine enjoys spending her free time with her family and enjoys running.
Ann Cooksley Ohl
Ann Cooksley Ohl is the Office Manager at the Independence outpatient clinic. Her main responsibilities include patient billing, insurance verifications and accounts receivables. Ann has been with Millennium Therapy since the clinic opened in Independence in 2004. She enjoys boating and spending time with her family and friends.
Abby Crawford is a support staff member at Millennium Therapy in Independence. She has worked at Millennium Therapy since they opened the doors in April 2004. Abby has several different duties from doing laundry to helping patients feel comfortable. Abby enjoys spending time with family, camping, riding bikes, quilting, reading, and playing with her dog Lucy.
Patricia Husmann is a Rehabilitation Technician that has been with Millennium Therapy since 2007. She is responsible for variety of duties, including answering the phone, scheduling patients, calling home patients with their schedules, and handling a multitude of issues as they arise. Pat enjoys hiking, gardening, restoring old furniture, finding and sharing recipes, and time spent at her cabin with her husband and two dogs.
Audrey Bartachek is a receptionist at Millennium Therapy in Independence. Audrey has worked at the Independence clinic since 2009 doing a variety of things such as insurance verifications, patient scheduling, and billing for patients that are receiving care through local home health agencies. She likes to spend her free time with her family and traveling.
Kalika (Cris) Staker
Kalika (Cris) Staker has been a Physical Therapist Assistant since 1997 and is currently studying exercise science at UNI. In 2012 he earned certification as a level 1 Cross Fit trainer and a USA weightlifting sport performance couch. His strengths include leading clients towards self-empowerment over their rehabilitation goals through mobility, strength and conditioning programming. Kalika is highly involved at the Independence Junior/Senior High School as a strength and conditioning coach. He also works with local law enforcement officials designing individualized strength and conditioning programs. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family.
Michelle Shere has been a Physical Therapist Assistant since 2014. She graduated from Kirkwood Community college in May 2014 and loves all the experience she is obtaining with Millennium Therapy. She has experience out-patient, home health and skilled nursing and is enjoying all of them; one of the best things she likes about working with people is how rewarding it is and how much you can learn from others. In her spare time she enjoys spending time her family.
Ryan Henriksen is a therapist currently working in Cedar Falls in the skilled nursing setting and in Independence in the Outpatient and Home Health settings. A 2014 graduate from Des Moines University, Ryan is also a proud Northern Iowa Alumni. When working with patients he strives to improve function, limit disability and educate patients appropriately to achieve the best possible outcomes and improve quality of life.