Staff

Upper Extremity Focus Team

(Shoulder, Elbow ,Wrist, Hand, Carpal Tunnel, Finger, Thumb, Cervical / Neck, Thoracic, Spine, Shoulder Blade, FCE’s [Functional Capacity Evaluations], Sports)

Edward St. Clair, DPTEdward St. Clair, PT, DPT, Certified Hand Therapist

Edward St. Clair, DPT (Eddie) is the director of physical therapy for West Park Rehab. Eddie entered the medical field in 1988 when he was trained as a field medic in the United States Air Force. At that time, he also received his national EMT certification.

After completing his enlistment, he continued his education in Atlanta Georgia at DeKalb College and earned an Associate of Applied Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. He worked for 3 years under that license, specializing in the treatment of patients with traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries at Shepard Pathways.

While at this clinic, he developed treatment programs using aquatic therapy for this special population. He also worked closely with patients suffering from inner ear dysfunction and vertigo. In addition, Eddie worked with orthopedic patients at North Fulton Hospital, treating patients with total joint replacements.

In 1996, he returned to Georgia State University to earn his Bachelor of Science degree as a Physical Therapist. Eddie then moved to Franklin in 1999 and established West Park Rehab along with co-owner Timothy Shell, PT.

While in practice, Eddie earned his Clinical Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Temple University in December of 2006. Collectively, he has completed four years of undergraduate studies followed by seven years of coursework specific to the field of physical therapy beginning in 1993. Most recently, Dr. St. Clair completed a rigorous course of study involving the upper extremity and then passed a national exam to earn his board certification in hand therapy.

In support of the field of physical therapy, St. Clair holds the position of chair of the Northwest District of the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association. Eddie currently specializes in the treatment of the thoracic spine and upper extremity: shoulder, elbow and hand.

Melissa Crocker, PTAMelissa “Missy” Crocker, PTA

Missy is a 1998 Physical Therapist Assistant graduate of Penn State University and currently has 14 years of experience in outpatient physical therapy.

Missy is a member of the APTA, PPTA and Orthopedic Section of the APTA. She is currently working on her advanced proficiency on orthopedics with the APTA.

Missy enjoys spending time with her two children, running, kayaking and being outdoors.

Spine Focus Team

(Headaches, Numbness, Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, Herniated Disc, Sciatica, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Fusion, Discectomy, Laminectomy)

Jessica CollinsJessica Collins, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT

Jessica Collins was born and raised in Oil City, PA. She is a 2001 graduate of Oil City High School. After high school, Jessica attended Gannon University were she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Sport and Exercise Science. She then continued her education at Gannon University and graduated in May 2008 with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Upon earning her doctorate, Jessica graduated first in her class, and was awarded Gannon’s Academic Excellence Award.

Jessica began her physical therapy career in 2003 at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, PA as a physical therapy technician, working in both the acute care and sports medicine settings.

Jessica is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association. Jessica has also completed extensive coursework in one of the most effective forms of non-surgical back treatment call the McKenzie Method.

Lisa Cassagne, PTA

Lisa Cassagne, PTA is a 2011 Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville with an Associate’s degree in the Science of Physical Therapist Assistant. After passing her state boards, she was hired by West Park Rehab. Lisa is also a certified yoga instructor. Her leisure activities include spending time with her 5 children, her toy poodle, and her Devon Rex cat, bicycling, kayaking and knitting.

Lower Extremity Focus Team

(Hip, Knee, Balance, Neurological,Certified Wound Specialist, Cardiac, Stroke, Pulmonary, Cancer, De-conditioning)

Beth Carr Beth Carr DPT, CWS

Beth Carr was born and raised in Jamestown, PA where she graduated from Jamestown High School in 1993. She attended Slippery Rock University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Adapted Physical Activity and Rehabilitation in 1998. She continued her education at Slippery Rock University earning her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2001.

Beth began her physical therapy career in 2001 at Meadville Medical Center, where she specialized in workplace ergonomics, pediatrics and wound care. She went on to earn her certification in wound care as a Certified Wound Specialist, CWS, in 2004. She has worked in various settings in Physical Therapy to include long-term care, inpatient and outpatient.

Beth is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Pennyslvania Physical Therapy Association and the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care.

Caitlin Masterson PTA

Caitlin Masterson, PTA is a 2012 Magna Cum Laude graduate from the University of Pittsburgh Titusville with an Associates of Science degree. After graduating, Caitlin began working in an outpatient facility in Meadville and has since returned to Franklin to work at West Park Rehab. She enjoys working with a variety of patients and her goals for physical therapy include educating and training her patients to achieve their individual goals in the most efficient way possible. When Caitlin is not working, she enjoys being outdoors and singing.

Seneca Office

Edward St. Clair, DPTEdward St. Clair, PT, DPT, Certified Hand Therapist

Edward St. Clair, DPT (Eddie) is the director of physical therapy for West Park Rehab. Eddie entered the medical field in 1988 when he was trained as a field medic in the United States Air Force. At that time, he also received his national EMT certification.

After completing his enlistment, he continued his education in Atlanta Georgia at DeKalb College and earned an Associate of Applied Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. He worked for 3 years under that license, specializing in the treatment of patients with traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries at Shepard Pathways.

While at this clinic, he developed treatment programs using aquatic therapy for this special population. He also worked closely with patients suffering from inner ear dysfunction and vertigo. In addition, Eddie worked with orthopedic patients at North Fulton Hospital, treating patients with total joint replacements.

In 1996, he returned to Georgia State University to earn his Bachelor of Science degree as a Physical Therapist. Eddie then moved to Franklin in 1999 and established West Park Rehab along with co-owner Timothy Shell, PT.

While in practice, Eddie earned his Clinical Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Temple University in December of 2006. Collectively, he has completed four years of undergraduate studies followed by seven years of coursework specific to the field of physical therapy beginning in 1993. Most recently, Dr. St. Clair completed a rigorous course of study involving the upper extremity and then passed a national exam to earn his board certification in hand therapy.

In support of the field of physical therapy, St. Clair holds the position of chair of the Northwest District of the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association. Eddie currently specializes in the treatment of the thoracic spine and upper extremity: shoulder, elbow and hand.

Rose WinklerRose Winkler, DPT

Rose Winkler was born and raised in Franklin, PA where she graduated from Franklin High School in 2009. She attended Slippery Rock University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. She continued her education at Slippery Rock and graduated in May 2015 with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

Rose began her physical therapy career in 2015 at UPMC Northwest, working in outpatient, acute care, inpatient rehab and transitional care settings. Rose is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association.

In her spare time she enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends and family.

Ann Lowrey, PTA

Ann is a graduate of The University of Pittsburgh, Titusville Campus with an Associates Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant.

She received certification as a clinical instructor in January 2009 and achieved her Advanced Proficiency in Geriatrics in October 2009, renewed in 2014 and Musculoskeletal in 2012 from the American Physical Therapy Association.

Ann currently holds the positions of membership chair, continuing education chair and PTA liaison with the Northwest District, Secretary of the Physical Therapist Assistant Special Interest Group, Physical Therapist Assistant Caucus representative, and Ethics Committee member all with the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association. She is also the PTA Advocate and Practice Committee member with the Academy of Geriatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association.

PRN Staff

Robin WiseRobin Wise

Robin Wise is a PTA who holds an Associates degree in Science and also a Certification in Therapeutic Massage. Since graduating from the University of Pittsburgh she has worked in multiple settings, including both outpatient and long term care facilities. Striving for excellence in care, Robin continues to learn from her diverse settings. Robin volunteers at the Oil City YMCA as a strengthening coach for the Tri-Stars Gymnastics Team. Robin has interest in the outdoors and also enjoys crafting, sports, especially ATV and dirt bike racing and traveling.

Aquatics Focus Team

James Schreffler PTA

James Shreffler, PTA graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, Cum Laude, with as Associates of Science as a Physical Therapy Assistant. A member of APTA, James is working towards his certificate in Aquatic Physical Therapy Clinical Competency. He currently oversees the aquatic program at West Park Rehab. James was born and raised in Northwestern PA. He enjoys outdoor sports and activities, woodworking and tabletop games with his wife and son.

Personal Trainer

Sharon St. Clair, ATCSharon St. Clair, Cert. Personal Trainer

Sharon St. Clair is an ACT certified personal trainer. She is a lifelong advocate of personal fitness. After her own positive experience with a personal trainer, she was inspired to share the same experience with others. Sharon is also the wellness products supervisor and a distributor of Massaging Insoles. In her spare time she enjoys mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, running, strength training and spending time with family. Sharon lives in the Franklin area with her husband and two children.

Rehab Techs/Wellness

Nick Gammello

Nick Gammello is a 2010 graduate of Oil City High School. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Slippery Rock University in 2014. He lives in Dempseytown and his hobbies include spending time with his close friends and enjoying the outdoors.

Nicole Ritchey

Nicole Ritchey is 2005 graduate of Rocky Grove High School. She lives in Franklin with her husband and enjoys spending time with her nieces.

Melanie Bailey

Melanie Bailey is a 2000 graduate of Rocky Grove High School. She received an Associate’s Degree in Graphic Design from Pittsburgh Technical Institute in 2002. She lives in Rocky Grove with her husband and enjoys spending time with her 2 cats and 2 dogs.

Administrative Staff

Lisa DeetsLisa Deets, Office Manager

Debby IrwinDebby Irwin

Lynn SwitzerLynn Switzer

Marla ZischkauMarla Zischkau

Sam HeathTheresa “Sam” Heath (Seneca Office)