Jeff Galloway - MPT, OTR/L, MTC, CSCS, CHT
Jeff was born and raised in Ohio in a close-knit family of 6. As the third of four sports-oriented children he developed an early interest in sports medicine and physical therapy. Jeff went on to receive a Bachelor's degree in occupational therapy from Eastern Michigan University in 1987 and a Master's degree in physical therapy in 1993 making him one of the very few dual-licensed physical and occupational therapists in the state. Jeff has a passion for advancing his own physical therapy knowledge and educating other physical therapists. He firmly believes that education and practice are the keys to becoming a Master clinician. He has earned advanced credentials in the hand (certified hand therapist), spine (certified manual therapist), strengthening and conditioning (certified strengthening and conditioning specialist) and has developed and taught numerous continuing education courses that therapists around the nation have attended to learn advanced therapy techniques. Jeff also has been an adjunct instructor at the University of Indianapolis where he taught for a decade an advanced upper extremity mobilization course for therapists obtaining their Master's degrees. Jeff's desire to "Excel" led him to open Excel Physical Therapy in 2005. He takes extreme pride in his Excel family as well as his immediate family. In his spare time he can be found with his wife and two active young sons. They all enjoy running, cycling, swimming, hockey and sports in general.
Kristina Averell - PT, DPT, ATC
Kristina, originally from Uniontown, Ohio, moved to Buffalo, New York and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine from Canisius College in 2007. While at Canisius, she competed on the Division I Synchronized Swimming team, earning numerous ECAC titles and leading the team to a top 5 title at the Collegiate Nationals each year. She also was the first-chair violist for her school's Chamber Orchestra throughout her 4 years. She went on to work as a licensed athletic trainer in outpatient orthopaedics specializing in sports medicine, post-operative care and aquatic therapy (Burdenko Method) for 3 years prior to pursuing further education. In 2014, she went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Walsh University in Canton, Ohio. As a student, Kristina became a co-author for the book, Manual Therapy for Upper and Lower Extremity Pain Syndromes, her book chapter is titled "History Taking for Patients with Lower Extremity Syndromes." Kristina also achieved two publications in the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy and the Journal of Manual Therapy with her final research titled, "Risk Factors associated with Sacral Stress Fractures: A Systematic Review," and "Diagnostic Accuracy of Self-Report and Subjective History in the Diagnosis of Low Back Pain with Non-specific Lower extremity symptoms: A Systematic Review." Kristina spent time learning in different clinics in Florida, North Carolina, Georgia and Ohio. She enjoys treating all orthopaedic conditions and has a strong interest in manual therapy, sports physical therapy and aquatic therapy. She plans to further her specialization through an orthopaedic residency in the future. Kristina currently is a competitive triathlete competing in local and national races. She enjoys swimming, boating, skiing and being outdoors or on the lake!