Physical Therapy

The Beacon physical therapy department provides compassionate, state-of-the-art orthopaedic care that 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.

Is the program covered by my insurance?

Unfortunately, Bridge is not usually covered by insurance providers, even though it continues the recovery process and decreases the propensity for a re-injury.

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

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Golf Rehabilitation and Performance Program

Beacon’s Golf Rehabilitation and Performance Program utilizes the expertise of a physical therapist with a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) level 3, medical certification to provide a comprehensive assessment for golf rehabilitation and performance.

Beacon’s Golf Program consists of two parts.

1) Rehabilitation: For those recovering from any orthopedic condition such as surgery or am acute or chronic injury.

Individuals recovering from an orthopedic condition will participate in formal physical therapy with our golf specialist prior to entering the performance program. Once deemed appropriate by our specialist and your physician, then you can progress to our golf performance program. The program will focus on a safe return to the sport, complete with a total body analysis and exercises/hands on treatment to correct any limitations discovered.

2) Healthy individuals simply looking to optimize their golf game may also participate in Beacon’s golf program. Anyone is eligible and each participant will be taken through a full body assessment from head to toe and provided with exercises/hands on treatments to correct the limitations discovered in analysis.

Our golf specialist physical therapist offers a unique approach to improving your golf game from a biomechanical and functional standpoint that you cannot find anywhere else in the Tri-State area. If you have tight or weak muscles, restricted movements , poor balance, poor posture or decreased core strength, our golf program can help. With a licensed physical therapist you are able to receive hands on care along with a custom structured exercise program to maintain your gains at home on your own. The golf program at Beacon will optimize your body’s efficiency during your golf swing to improve your performance and reduce your risk of injury or re-injury.


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

Running Analysis Program

What is the Running Performance 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%.

  • Runners of all ages & competitive levels will benefit from this program
  • Runners with injuries and those wanting to enhance their performance will both benefit from our video analysis technology to track mechanics and range of motion

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: Mike Ryan – 

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ACL Injury Prevention Program

This one hour class will utilize visual demonstrations and instruction to educate participants on the movement patterns that place athletes at risk for an ACL injury. Each participant will be taken through a series of tests to assess their risk for an ACL injury. After the assessment, each participant will also be provided with proper techniques and exercises to implement in practices/games allowing for potential decrease risk of ACL injury.

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.

Adam Testerman – Summit Woods Assistant Clinic Manager, PT, DPT
Adam is a physical therapist and assistant manager with four years of experience in sports medicine and rehabilitation. Adam is a graduate of Kings High School and earned his bachelor’s in science at Miami University in exercise science. He achieved his doctorate in physical therapy from the University of St. Augustine, San Diego. Adam has worked with athletes of all ages from middle school to the professional level including the NBA and X-Games competitors. Adam is well versed in ACL, rotator cuff, labral repair and total joint rehabilitation. He and his wife Lauren are residents of Mason and enjoy spending time with friends/family and their English bulldog Walter.

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.