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, PT, DPT,
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.
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.
Eddie currently specializes in the treatment of the thoracic spine and upper extremity: shoulder, elbow and hand.
Certified Hand Therapist
Melissa "Missy" Crocker, PTA
Missy is a 1998 Physical Therapist Assistant graduate of Penn State University and currently has over 22 years of experience in outpatient physical therapy. Missy is a member of the APTA, PPTA and Orthopedic Section of the APTA. Missy has completed Upper Extremity Orthopedic Excellence Certification. She also has extensive training with Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound for the upper extremity. Missy is an Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education and has been instrumental in training and educating many new physical therapy professionals. Years of athletics as a child and teenager drew her towards the physical therapy profession. 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 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 where 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, wound care and sports medicine settings. Jessica has been with West Park Rehab for over 12 years providing treatment of the spine and nerve related problems. Jessica is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association. She has completed extensive coursework in one of the most effective forms of non-surgical back treatment called the McKenzie Method. Jessica has also studied extensively under the nationally recognized HODs electrodiagnostic residency program. Jessica performs EMG/NCV testing in order to provide more accurate diagnosis to nerve related problems for our patients.
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 and believes in the many benefits obtained by regular yoga and meditation practices. Her leisure activities include spending time with her 5 children, her toy poodle, and her Devon Rex cat, bicycling, yoga, meditation, kayaking and knitting.
Lower Extremity Focus Team
(Hip, Knee, Balance, Neurological,Certified Wound Specialist, Cardiac, Stroke, Pulmonary, Cancer, De-conditioning)
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.
Beth has completed extensive coursework under the nationally recognized Hands on Diagnostics fellowship program and is now performing Musculoskeletal Ultrasound diagnostic testing,
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.
Kevin Cheung, DPT
Kevin Cheung was raised in Seneca, PA and is a graduate of Cranberry High School 2014. He then attended Slippery Rock University, where he was part of their 3+3 Physical Therapy program. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercises Science in 2018 and a Doctorates in Physical Therapy in 2020. During his time at Slippery Rock he participated in a Pro Bono physical therapy clinic, which aimed to provide physical therapy for the underserved. After graduation, Kevin began his physical therapy career at West Park Rehab. He is part of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Kevin has completed additional training in LSVT-BIG, which is a program to help people with Parkinson's disease move more normally.
Shaina O'Brien, DPT
Shaina O'Brien was born and raised and currently resides in Oil City, PA. She is a 2009 graduate of Oil City High School. She then attended Slippery Rock University, completing the 3+3 program, earning her Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015. Shaina was summa Cum Laude in both her undergraduate and graduate classes. Shaina began her physical therapy career working for Clarion Rehab Services, in various settings including; outpatient, acute care, transitional care and inpatient rehab. Shaina is a level 1 certified women's health therapist. This area of specialty focuses on pelvic pain, incontinence and organ prolapse. Shaina is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association and the Cardiopulmonary Section of the APTA.
James Shreffler PTA
James graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, cum laude, with an Associates of Science as a Physical Therapy Assistant. A member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association, and Aquatics special section; James has completed his certificate in Aquatic Physical Therapy Clinical Competency. James' interest in the world of aquatic therapy began at West Park Rehab as a student completing his clinical instructions. James was born and raised in Northwestern PA. He enjoys the outdoor sports and activities, woodworking, and tabletop games with his wife and son.
Brandy Brady-Snavely, PTA, RYT
Brandy is a 2018 graduate of University of Pittsburgh at Titusville with an Associate degree in the Science of Physical Therapist Assistant. Brandy is a Registered Yoga Teacher and enjoys implementing yoga into physical therapy treatment when appropriate. Brandy received University and Presidential Scholar Honors while completing her degree. Brandy is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association. Brandy also has completed Biology and Psychology coursework at the University of Pittsburgh Main campus and has interest in understanding the physiological and psychological components of chronic pain. Brandy grew up in Franklin, PA and graduated from Rocky Grove High School. She also lived in Pittsburgh, PA for 18 years before returning to her hometown of Franklin.
Kali is a 2010 graduate of Franklin Area High School. In May of 2017, she received her Bachelor of Science in Education Degree majoring in Physical Activity and Fitness Management at Slippery Rock University. Being active in sports throughout her life is what inspired her to work in the wellness field. Kali just recently became a Certified Health Coach. She lives in Franklin with her fiancé, and enjoys spending time outdoors, camping and being with her family and friends.
Julia Allman, Rehab Tech (Seneca Office)
Sharon St. Clair, Human Resources
Lisa Deets, Office Manager
Lynn Switzer, Billing
Brunella DeShazo (Seneca Office) Admin