Physical Therapy

The Beacon physical therapy department services the needs of patients with a wide-range of orthopaedic and sports medicine injuries at the Summit Woods, Beacon West and Northern Kentucky locations. With over 5,000 square feet of work space at each location, the physical therapy teams work side by side with the Beacon physicians to provide their patients with a complete continuum of care.
For more information, please call:
513-389-3666 (Summit)
513-354-7777 (West)
513-815-5585 (NKY)
513-247-4340 Drayer PT at Beacon East
937-283-2186 Drayer PT at Beacon Wilmington

Specialized Programs

Bridge Program

What is the Bridge Program?
The Bridge Program is geared towards restoring the function of athletes who are returning to sport after an injury. The Bridge Program is provided in partnership with Beacon Elite Sports Training and Beacon Orthopaedics Summit Woods Physical Therapy department, and training is provided by knowledgeable sports medicine professionals who understand the needs of athletes. The Bridge evaluates an athlete’s functional movement patterns as well as their level of strength and endurance and uses this information to tailor an exercise plan that will increase their speed, agility, and endurance. At Beacon Elite, these athletes have access to a 50-yard turf field, weights, cardio equipment and a variety of training tools and performance evaluations. The combination of knowledgeable staff and state of the art equipment allow an athlete’s movement patterns to be trained in a safe and controlled athletic environment allowing a seamless return to athletic activity with their team when the time is right.

Who will benefit from the Bridge?
This unique program is designed for those individuals who have suffered an injury and who have completed formal rehabilitation for that injury. After clearance from a qualified sports medicine professional, this unique, functional training program can bridge the gap from the rehabilitation clinic to the playing field.

How do I enroll?
Contact Michael Ryan at You can also ask your physician at your next visit.

Golf Performance Program

What is the Golf Performance Program?
Beacon’s Golf Performance Program utilizes Titleist Perfomance Institute (TPI) training and Beacon’s Physical Therapy/Strength and Conditioning expertise to provide a comprehensive approach to golf fitness and skill development.
This combination of knowledgeable staff and TPI instruction will help any golfer correct personal swing faults by improving physical limitations found in the full body screening process. Gone are the days of over-weight, unhealthy golfers. Tour Professionals now train hard in the gym, just as they do on the green.
Any golfer hoping to improve their game and general fitness can benefit from this program. Golfer’s who are recovering from an injury and want to get back in the game also benefit from this program.

Want to enroll or have questions?
Please contact Scott Buchanan at (513) 389-3657 or

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Running Analysis Program

What is the Running Analysis Program?
This program caters to the avid runner trying to return to training or runners who are already participating in races. The program combines highly skilled physical therapists with cutting edge technology. Consisting of a personal evaluation, video analysis, and personal exercise/training recommendations to get runners back on their feet 100%.

Want to enroll or have questions?
Contact the following trainers according to the location you wish to visit.
Northern KY Location: Kristi Link –
West Location: Erin Stockert –
Summit Location: Megan Zien –

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Lead Staff

Melissa Kontsis – Director of Beacon PT, Beacon West Clinic Manager, PT, ATC
Melissa is the Director of PT for Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. While overseeing the operations of all three Beacon PT departments, she continues to treat patients on a daily basis. She is a physical therapist and athletic trainer. As a Board-Certified Sports Medicine Specialist, she has treated high school, college, Olympic and professional athletes over the past 20 years. Personally, she is an avid runner and a former college volleyball player at Temple University and has also completed in local bodybuilding competitions. Her husband is the Head Football Coach at Walnut Hills High School, and they have been residents of West side of Cincinnati with their three children for over a decade.

Andrew Habash – Summit Woods Clinic Manager, PT, DPT, CSCS, Baseball Specialist
Andrew, PT, DPT, CSCS, is a physical therapist and assistant manager with six years of experience in sports medicine and rehabilitation. He earned both his masters and doctoral in physical therapy from Saint Louis University. Andrew has worked with athletes of all ages from high school to the professional level including the MLB and NASCAR. While in college Andrew was able to intern with the Saint Louis Cardinals and specializes in the overhead throwing athlete. He is an active participant in injury prevention in the young thrower and involved both with SWOL and a consultant for the Midland Baseball program.

Kristi Link – Northern Kentucky Clinic Manager, PT, ACT
Kristi has been with Beacon since 2013 and is currently the clinic manager at Beacon’s NKY location.  She graduated from Lynchburg College with a degree in Athletic Training and went to Duke University for her Doctor of Physical Therapy.  She then completed her Orthopaedic Residency and Manual Therapy Fellowship at Sports Medicine of Atlanta.  In 2011, she became certified in Manual Therapy.  Kristi has spent her entire career in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine and has been highly involved in the treatment of runners, ACLs, concussions and overhead throwers.  Kristi enjoys playing with her puppies, running, reading, and spending time her family in her spare time.