Meet The ElmTree Physical Therapy & Wellness Team
Physical Therapist and Owner
Sue received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from West Chester University and Masters of Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia,PA. Upon graduating, she worked in a women’s health clinic, followed by a cancer focused hospital. She began specializing in treating women-specific conditions, including treating SI dysfunction in the maternity and post-pardum population, as well as post surgical care for breast augmentation, reconstruction, and post mastectomy procedures. Sue now works with a variety of populations and diagnoses with the same focus in finding and correcting the source of injury. This mindset is the foundation for how all patients are treated at ElmTree.
Sue is certified for Direct Access in the state of Pennsylvania. She has completed postgraduate coursework in Oncology, Craniosacral therapy, Myofascial Therapy, and Sports Medicine and is currently pursuing a specialization in the Certified Integrative Manual Therapy approach.
Originally from NEPA, Sue now lives in the area with her husband Joe and three children, Ellie, Luca, and Marco. They love Hockey (GO FLYERS!), biking, hiking to waterfalls, and going on adventures.
Frank is a physical therapist here at Elmtree Wellness and Physical Therapy. He has worked in the outpatient setting since graduating from college and enjoys all populations of patients, but he especially enjoys manual therapy. He also loves attempting to get patients back to performing activities that they enjoy.
Frank grew up in Dunmore and now lives in Peckville, PA. He attended Misericordia University and received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology and his Doctorate degree in physical therapy. He played football and baseball most of his life. He loves spending time with his wife and family, playing sports, guitar, and all outdoor activities. Frank enjoys cracking jokes that probably aren’t all that funny, but that’s okay.
Frank believes that compassion and empathy are vital for a patient’s improvement, and he tries his best to incorporate his skills while keeping in mind these values.
Kristina has over nine years of physical therapy experience in various practice settings including outpatient orthopedics, acute rehabilitation, and subacute rehabilitation. She received her Masters of Physical Therapy from Misericorida University in 2011 and attained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Temple University in 2014. She has a particular love for sports rehabilitation, knee disorders, shoulder disorders, neurological rehabilitation, and vestibular rehabilitation. In her spare time, she loves spending time with family and friends, traveling to new places, running outdoors, shopping with her mom, golfing with her husband, and cheering on the Clemson Tigers.
Physical Therapist Assistant
Tim grew up in neighboring Honesdale and is a 2014 graduate of Lackawanna College’s Physical Therapist Assistant program. His interest in PT began when he spent several months going through physical therapy himself after sustaining serious injuries in a car accident while in high school. He credits his surgeon and, of course, his PT for his full recovery. Tim enjoys treating all kinds of varying diagnoses but has a passion for orthopedics and sports medicine. He has taken several continuing education classes and certification courses on orthopedic conditions and sports injuries. In his free time, Tim enjoys attending live music events and spending time with his family, fiancé, and friends.
Physical Therapist Assistant
Sofia grew up in Honesdale and graduated from Honesdale High school in 2015. She then attended Lackawanna College to pursue her 2 year degree in Physical Therapy, and graduated as a physical therapist assistant in 2017. Sofia has worked for 3 years in an outpatient setting, and enjoys treating geriatrics, and knee injuries. In her free time, She enjoys spending time with her family, playing and listening to music, walking her dog and cleaning/ organizing.
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Zach is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He specializes in sports performance and long-term athletic development for athletes of all ages, as well as adult fitness. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Exercise Science at East Stroudsburg University.
Prior to ElmTree, Zach was the program director and a strength and fitness coach at a physical therapy, fitness, and sports performance facility in Wilkes-Barre. He also served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. While in school at East Stroudsburg University, He served as a strength and conditioning graduate assistant and trained the women’s volleyball, wrestling, and men’s basketball teams. In the summer of 2016, Zach spent the summer at Penn State University where he served as a strength and conditioning intern for varsity sports such as field hockey, women’s soccer, men’s and women’s ice hockey, men’s and women’s rugby, swimming and diving, women’s lacrosse, and baseball.
In his free time, Zach likes playing ice hockey and working out in the gym to stay in shape. He enjoys spending time with his friends and family, going to concerts, live sporting events, bike riding, hiking, and being outdoors.