Our Staff

                             Our Team of Specialists Consists of:

- Physical Therapist (Ortho. and Neuro.)

Physical Therapist's Assistants

Aquatic Therapist

Massage Therapist

Nutritional Counselor

Disabled Sport Specialist

Mentoring Staff

S.T.A.R. helps those with speech language pathology (SLP) needs by coordinating with state-certified SLPs to allow for treatment in our private gym. 

                     Meet the Staff                   
                                                           Sophia Bong                          Erin Melton, DPT                      Joe Lucido, DPT                      Shelly Howard                                   CEO                                             PT                                          PT                         Administrative Assistant               Sophia@STARrehab.com                      Erin@STARrehab.com                      Joe.L@STARrehab.com            Michelleh@STARrehab.com
                                                          Adam Mills                             Michelle Ososki                    Aubrey Sturgess                      Lewis Bong                                          PTA                                            PTA                                      PTA                                       PTA                     Adam@STARrehab.com                  Michelle@STARRehab.com            Aubrey@STARrehab.com              Lewis@STARrehab.com
                                                                                                                                             Joe Bongiovanni, MHA CBIS                                                   Chad Lawson, LMT                                                                                         COO                                                                    Massage Therapist                                                                              Joe@STARrehab.com                                                                           Chad@STARrehab.com

What makes our staff specialists?

Our staff is state-licensed with additional national and state certifications developed to meet specific needs and goals of our clients. Our staff goes through a training process and a competency-evaluation annually to ensure they are qualified specialist in Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Amputee Recovery, and Certified Brain Injury Specialists (CBIS). The staff must acquire a designated number of continuing educational units (CEUs) annually in order to hold all certifications and ongoing training yearly to stay up to date.  


Training Topics Include Such Safety Issues as:

Autonomic Dysreflexia - Heterotropic Ossifications - Bowel and Bladder Programs - Fall Prevention - Body Mechanics - Lifting Techniques - Osteoporosis - Skin Breakdown - Cardiovascular Conditions - Seizures - Circulatory Issues


  Continuing Education and Extensive Training Certifications Include:

• Brain Injury Specialist                        • Burdenko Certifications

• SCI Nutritional Counseling               • Interactive Metronome

• Redcord Neurac                                 • Neuromuscular Techniques  

• Disability Sport Specialist                 • Professional AED, first aid and CPR

• Cognitive Perceptual Retraining      • Hand Therapy

• Core Balance and Stability               • Sensory Reintegration

• Range of Motion (ROM)                    • Adaptive Sports Conditioning

• Cardiovascular Training                    • Strength Training and Weight Bearing

• Orthotic and Prosthetic Training     • Step Up Classes

• Functional Electrical Stimulation    • Ekso Bionic GT Exoskeleton

• Universal Exercise Unit (UEU)        • Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)

• Isolated Muscle Movement Neurological Re-Education

• Second Step, Lite Gait, Rifton Tram, Pacer, and various other gait techniques

• Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)

• Regular in-services from senior staff and service providers