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, Beacon Miamisburg (Dayton), and Northern Kentucky locations. With over 5,000 square feet of workspace 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. Patients who are prescribed physical therapy enjoy the convenience of early morning, daytime, and evening appointment availability.

For more information, please call:
(513) 389-3666 (Summit)
(513) 354-7777 (West)
(513) 815-5585 (NKY)
(937) 449-0796 (Miamisburg)
(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 patients of all ages who are returning to an active lifestyle. The Bridge Program is provided in partnership with PowerAthlete Enterprises (Miamisburg/Dayton Area), and Beacon Orthopaedics Summit Woods Physical Therapy department. The Bridge Program evaluates a patient’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 post-injury.

Patients in the Miamisburg (Dayton) area can utilize PowerAthlete Enterprises to complete their Bridge Program. Patients in the Cincinnati area can complete their Bridge Program at Beacon Summit Wood’s sports training area, which includes weight machines, court space, a baseball throwing lane and more. The combination of knowledgeable staff and state of the art equipment allow patients who have successfully completed their prescribed physical therapy to continue improving their strength and endurance in a safe, controlled environment.

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 orthopaedic professional, this unique, functional training program can bridge the gap from the rehabilitation clinic to an active lifestyle.

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 in the Cincinnati Area?
Contact Troy Azuogu via email at tazuogu@beaconortho.com or call (513) 389-3666. You can also ask your physician at your next visit.

How do I enroll in the Miamisburg (Dayton) Area?
Contact PowerAthlete Enterprises: https://powerathlete.pushpress.com/open/interested/

Bridge Program at Beacon Summit Hand Out

Bridge Program at PowerAthlete Enterprises Hand Out

 

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 an 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 (937) 449-0780 or sbuchanan@beaconortho.com

Baseball Throwing Program

The Baseball Throwing Program at Beacon Orthopaedics is a baseball-focused, one-on-one program designed for athletes overcoming an injury. We use the latest technology and baseball specific routines to develop the necessary tools to return to play and remain healthy. Qualifying participants have completed Physical Therapy and are cleared by their physician to resume throwing or begin a throwing program. The Baseball Program helps athletes develop pre and post throwing routines to improve arm health and total body mobility to aid in the throwing motion.
The MotusThrow is utilized during the throwing portions of the program to report objective, real-time measurements on Elbow Stress (Nm), Arm Slot (degrees), Arm Speed (RPMs), and Shoulder Rotation (degrees), along with other data.

Contact: Mark Keiser, MS, ATC, CES; mkeiser@beaconortho.com; (513) 530-3020

Baseball Program Details Hand Out


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 – klink@beaconortho.com
West Location: Erin Stockert – estockert@beaconortho.com

Click here for more details about the Running Program

Lead Staff

Melissa Kontsis – Director of Beacon Physical Therapy, 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 Director of Physical Therapy, 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, his wife Lauren, and two sons Camden and Colton reside in 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.