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Meet the DSMC Team

The DSMC Physical Therapy staff is dedicated to the art and science of Physical Therapy.  Our clinical staff regularly attends continuing education courses in order to learn new techniques, broaden their knowledge of the progression and evolution of current techniques, and to remain familiar with current research and data.  This focus on continuing education allows us to provide the most effective treatments and favorable outcomes for our patients.  The members of our staff train together, promoting a consistent and effective treatment approach.

James - Office Manager

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About James

James is a New Jersey native (don't start the porkroll versus taylor ham debate with him) and previous 3-sport athlete in Football, Baseball and Lacrosse until college where he became the offensive coordinator for West Virginia University Lacrosse. He did his undergraduate at West Virginia University and majored in Sports Management with focuses in exercise psychology, strength and conditioning and coaching. James is getting married in June 2024 to his high school sweetheart since he was 15! 

Why do I work at DSMC?

"I joined the DSMC team because they are good people who truly care about your well-being and the well-being of the patients. Everyone is always eager to help in whatever way they can. It is nice to work in such a team-oriented environment."

Favorite:

Food(s): Pizza, Bacon, Keebler Elf Cookies

TV(s): Friday Night Lights, The Walking Dead, Last Chance U, Sons of Anarchy.

Movie(s): Star Wars, Finding Nemo, Cars, Fast & Furious

Book(s): Green Eggs & Ham (probably the last book I read)

Hobbies: Watching Sports, videogames, spending time with friends

Animal(s): Dogs (specifically labs and beagles)

McCutchen- Care Team Specialist

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Why do I work at DSMC?

"I really enjoy helping people on their road to relief from pain. Working with people from all walks of life I have learned that there is no one single method of treatment for everyone, and no one understands this more than DSMC. In everything they do, they are THE definition of excellence, and I'm proud to be a part of it. Whether patients need to touch up their game so they can continue to dominate on the field, or if they have been suffering from chronic pain for far too long and are finally taking the steps necessary, the therapists and staff are committed to doing everything we can to help achieve their goals.​"

Favorite:

Food(s): Chicken nugs or anything from the sea. Honestly, probably anything that once had a heartbeat. Also, If it’s spicy me likey. 

TV(s): Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, HBO Max, CrunchyRoll, and more.

Movie(s): Alien/Predator. James Bond. LOTR. My knowledge of the Underworld movies is most likely unnecessarily extensive. Fan of the underappreciated David Hasselhoff. (Sharknado. Need I say more?)

Book(s): Anything by Patrick Rothfuss, Marko Kloos, Jack Campbell, Jacqueline Carey, Jonathan Renshaw, Brandon Sanderson, M.D. Cooper, Kel Kade, Aleron Kong, Leigh Bardugo, Christopher Paolini, John Corwin, Elliot Kay, Jay Kristoff, Adriean Tchailkovsky, Vaughn Heppner, Lindsay Buroker, Michael Sisa, Nicholas Sansbury Smith, Randi Darren, and B.V. Larson. Yea. I like to read.  

Hobbies: Amateur meteorology, Reading (both with my ears and eyes) with a good cup of coffee, Gaming (console and PC), long naps in a hammock with a margarita while listening to a good podcast.

Animal(s): 1 dog (Jax) 2 cats (Lt. Col. Thunder Booty and Lady Bagelface) Also 4 children.

Kim - Executive Administrator

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Why do I work at DSMC?

"I believe in the vision. I’ve seen firsthand the amount of time, effort, and dedication every employee applies in helping our patients achieve their goals. We don’t take the easy way; we take the way we feel will best serve all our patients in achieving the best quality life has to offer. It is a family-oriented business that cares about every person who walks through their doors, patients and employees alike."

Favorite:

Food(s): Pizza 

TV(s): Blue Bloods, The Simpsons

Movie(s): Goonies, Stand by Me, Anchorman

Book(s): Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver and Bringing Nature Home by Doug Tallamy  

Hobbies: Gardening or pretty much doing anything outdoors. 

Animal(s): Dogs

Jaclyn Schwimmer - PT, DPT

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About Jaclyn

Jaclyn received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy after completing the 3+3
accelerated track DPT program at the University of Buffalo. After finishing at the top of her class in May 2016, she started the career she has always dreamed of. Her career thus far has focused primarily on outpatient orthopedics, manual therapy, and biomechanics training. She has spent the past 6 years working in an outpatient orthopedic clinic in New York City working with patients of all ages. Jaclyn moved to PA in July 2022 and is excited to be a part of the DSMC team.

Why do I work at DSMC?

It is truly rewarding to work with like-minded, brilliant, kind, and caring people who are focused on going above and beyond by providing the necessary time and tools to successfully optimize patients movements and improvement their quality of life. Being able to work with such experienced people allows me to continuously learn, further develop my skills, and grow as a professional.

Favorite:

Foods:  Mediterranean, Italian, Chinese, Thai, Mexican
TV Shows:  Parks and Recreation, How to get away with Murder, Money Heist, Virgin River, Dexter, Chopped, Beat Bobby Flay, Cake Wars, Nailed It, Cash or Cake, The Marvelous Miss Maisel, The Flight attendant, Only Murders In the building, Schitts Creek, The Ozarks
Movies:  Harry Potter, How to Lose a Guy in 10 days, Old School, Wedding Crashers, Step Brothers, The Replacements, Bridesmaids, The Hangover, Hocus Pocus, The Wedding Date, Practical Magic, Never Been Kissed, 10 Things I Hate About You, Two Weeks Notice, The Breakfast Club
Books: Harry Potter book series, A Court of thorns and roses book series, Blood and Ash book series
Hobbies: Working out, hiking, traveling, cooking, baking, hanging out with friends, reading
Animals: Dogs

Brian Ashton - PT

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About Brian

Brian received his Bachelors of Science degree in Community Health from Slippery Rock University in 1996 and his Masters of Physical Therapy from Temple University in 2000.  He worked as a Facility Director in a variety of outpatient orthopedic clinics as well as several industrial contract sites prior to joining DSMC.  Brian is a Certified CenterUp Body Training Specialist. 

Why do I work at DSMC?

"Brilliant staff and great cast of characters working together in a happy, healing environment that is much different from the private equity owned PT environments out there."

Favorite:

Foods: Italian especially chicken parmesan
TV Shows: Battlestar Galactica (Both), MacGyver (Original), Flash Forward
Movies: Dead Poet's Society, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Stargate, Road House
Books: I'd rather wait for the movie
Sports: Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, Sixers
Hobbies: DIY home projects, bike rides with my son
Animals: 1 dog and 1 cat

Brian Cassel - PT, ATC, CSCS

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About Brian

Brian earned his undergraduate degree in Human Sciences and Services at the University of Rhode Island and his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Temple University. He is also a Polestar Certified Pilates Instructor, Certified Sportsmetrics Instructor, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Athletic Trainer, and is Level I TPI Certified.  Brian’s career in Physical Therapy has focused primarily on outpatient orthopedics, sports medicine, manual therapy and biomechanics. Brian is a Certified CenterUp Body Training Specialist who has been teaching the system for over 20 years.

Why do I work at DSMC?

"The people. It is extremely rewarding to have a positive impact on so many lives."

Favorite:

Foods: Bacon, Steak, Fries, Hot Peppers
TV Shows: Family Guy, Simpsons
Movies: Shawshank Redemption, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Tombstone
Books: My Side of the Mountain
Sports: All
Hobbies: Playing with my boys, Hiking, Back Packing, Photography, Beekeeping, Gardening
Animals: Dogs

Gloria Thul - PTA

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About Gloria

Gloria’s outgoing personality and ability to relate to people is evident by her service industry background. She started in sales as a travel agent, and was also an administrative assistant. Gloria always had an interest in how the body works. When she saw her Father’s recovery from personal ailments, she knew she wanted to help others recover from physical ailments as well. She decided to change careers, and enrolled in PTA school. She did this while raising her kids and continuing to work in the service industry. She graduated from Mercer County Community College in 2018 with her Associate’s Degree in Physical Therapy. She joined the DSMC team in the summer of 2021. Here she has continued her journey in gaining knowledge of how the body works, and teaching it to her patients to promote recovery and well being.

Why do I work at DSMC?

"I work at DSMC because of the comprehensive way physical therapy is addressed.  DSMC focuses not only on the injury, we address the body as a whole and teach you how to change bad movement habits to better functional movements. The people are great too! :)"

Favorite:

Foods: Sandwiches, Pizza, Hot Wings and Mexican food
TV Shows: Modern Family, Mom, Friends, Anne with an E, How to Get Away with Murder, New Amsterdam, SNL (the funny years), Frasier, Monk, The Queens Gambit, Bob’s Burgers
Movies:  A League of their Own, Finding Nemo, Star Wars, Secretariat, Fences, 50 First Dates, Dumb and Dumber, Dodgeball
Books:  A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Kite Runner, A Million Little Pieces, I Know This Much is True, The House of Sand and Fog, The Book Thief
Hobbies: Spending time with my family and friends, baseball, music, reading 
Animals: Dogs

John Kerr - PTA, LMT

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About John

John received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Rutgers University. He went on to graduate from Lehigh Carbon Community College’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program. John began his career at DSMC in 1997.  His career has been focused on outpatient orthopedics, sports medicine and manual therapy.John specializes in the training of sport specific biomechanics.  John is also a Pennsylvania Licensed Massage Therapist, who has been practicing massage and myofascial release since 2002.  John is a Certified CenterUp Body Training Specialist who has been teaching the system for over 20 years. 

Why do I work at DSMC?

"I started my career here after a brief employment at a location in NJ. I feel that as a PTA, DSMC has allowed me to grow more so professionally than most PTA’s I know. I have always enjoyed the patient population we get through our doors. I also have the opportunity to work with friends."

Favorite:

Foods: Surf & Turf, Bacon!! Seriously anything with bacon
TV Shows: The Walking Dead, Seinfeld, anything outdoors related
Movies: Braveheart, Unforgiven, Wedding Crashers, Meet the Fockers
Books: Call of the Wild, Picture Books
Sports: Football—Steelers Football
Hobbies: Hunting, trying a new Porter or Stout
Animals: Lions, Tigers and Bears—Hunting—Wild Turkeys

Melanie Muller - PTA

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About Melanie

After college, Melanie taught movement education and adaptive aquatics to children.  Then she embarked on a nearly 30 year odyssey of family caregiving.  Finally, returning to school to pursue a degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Melanie has worked in both in – patient and outpatient environments and enjoys the challenge of learning new skills.  Experiences, education and challenges are tools hard won to be used in future tasks. Melanie likes to knit, crochet and sew; in fact you might see her sporting a pair of hand knitted socks while visiting the clinic. She also is an avid gardener and loves to be outdoors. In her spare time Melanie likes to read; usually nonfiction.

Why do I work at DSMC?

"To help people in pain. That you can still be active participants in your life."

Favorite:

Foods: BBQ! Hamburgers, steak, hotdogs, anything gluten free, and French fries.  Melanie does like fruits and veggies but barbeque is so much better.
TV Shows: Dukes of Hazzard, Stargate SG1, Battlestar Galactica (old version), Father Brown, Miss Fisher murder mysteries (British Mysteries), Recent Agatha Christies’ with David Suchet and Julia McKenzie (also a British mysteries) Facts of Life.  On YouTube: Diesel Creek, Post 10, Girl with Dogs, Practical Engineering, Tow trucker, The Proper People, MasterChef…... Wrist Watch Revival, Not Thursday, Stealth Diggers and I Do Cars.
Movies: Gaslight, Thin Man series, anything with Jean-Claude Van Damme, Indiscreet, Henry V (Kenneth Branagh version), Anything with Jimmy Stewart or Cary Grant, Back to the Future, Dr. Zhivago, Fiddler on the Roof,  Any of the MGM dancing movies from the 30’s to 50’s.
Books: “Civil War a Narrative” Shelby Foote, Anything by Robert K. Massie or Bruce Catton, “The American Revolution” by Bruce Lancaster, “Reveille in Washington” by Margaret Leech, and anything by Simon Winchester, Scott Medbury, Erik Larsen or Caleb Carr. 
Sports: Played Field Hockey (Goalie), Lacrosse (goalie) and swam while attending school.
Hobbies: Anything that takes me outside; gardening or going for long walks. Knitting, crocheting, sewing, reading.
Animals: A Cockatiel named Pepe, a parakeet named Wreak-it-Ralph (Yes, he will wreak and shred anything he finds interesting.) and a Finch name Jewel.

Jason Vanderslice - Head of Marketing & Technology

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About Jason

Jason's ability to connect with people is shown through his background. Before working at DSMC, Jason worked for Hatboro-Horsham School District as a Childcare Supervisor and Pre-School Assistant Teacher before, during and after college. While in college, Jason was involved in the planning and coordination of multiple charity / philanthropy events; partnering with organizations such as the Brandywine ASPCA, It's On Us Foundation, The National Arthritic Foundation, and many others. Jason joined DSMC in May of 2022 with his degree in Business Administration from Kutztown University to help introduce the positivity of DSMC.

Why do I work at DSMC?

"Coming from a family that owned a Mom and Pop shop, it was very important to me to use my degree to work with a company that values input from every staff member."

Favorite:

Foods: Anything free.
TV Shows: Peaky Blinders, Better Call Saul, Ozark, most stand up comedies.
Movies: Shutter Island, Top Gun, Stepbrothers.
Books: What Color Is Your Parachute?, Marley and Me, Rich Dad Poor Dad, The Richest Man in Babylon, Into the Wild.
Sports: Go Eagles, Baseball, Formula 1, Sharing an office with McCutchen.
Hobbies: Cooking, Relaxing, Finding ways to distract others in the office.
Animals: Dogs - English Labs

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