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