Travis Robbins, MSPT, CSCS, FAAOMPT – OWNER
Travis Robbins grew up milking cows on his family dairy farm in Upstate New York. After a lot of injuries, while playing baseball, basketball and football in high school, he became fascinated with the injured athlete. He brought that passion to Ithaca College where he played football and graduated with a masters in science and physical therapy. After treating for several years, he went back for a post-graduate fellowship in the American Academy of Manual Physical Therapy from the Manual Therapy Institute. This is a 5-year program that less than 5% of physical therapists have been able to complete. He is the proud husband of Amanda Robbins, the love of his life, and father and coach to his 4 children Macy, Cade, Delaney, and Harrison.
Nick Horowski, PT, DPT-Clinic Director
Nick is a proud graduate of Ithaca College where he received his masters in physical therapy six years ago and punted for the football team. Two years later he went back and finished up his doctorate in physical therapy at Temple University. He and his wife Julie currently have one young son Cooper and two dogs Alex and Rufus.
Katie Ross, PT, DPT-Clinic Director
Katie was born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She went on to get her Bachelor in Science in Sport and Exercise Science from DeSales University in 2013. Katie finished off her schooling at Drexel University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2016. When not at work Katie enjoys spending time with her husband Sam and going on adventures with their two dogs Sparky and Luna. Katie is a die hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan and overall lover of athletics.
Becca Eberly, PT, DPT-Clinic Director
Becca grew up in Lititz, PA located in Lancaster County and attended Warwick High School. While in high school and college, she rode horses competitively and taught lessons to beginners. After high school, Becca attended Lebanon Valley College to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016 with a minor in art and art history. While in college, she found a love of running and has been running ever since. She found a love for trail runs and even did a night time trail run lit only by glow sticks. Shortly after graduation, Becca married her high school sweetheart, Tyler, and they relocated to the Lehigh Valley. They currently reside in Easton with their dogs Nutmeg and Kona.
Chris Rodolico, PT, DPT
Chris was born and raised in South Philly before moving to Bethlehem in 2017. He grew up competing in martial arts, soccer, and wrestling; however, he has dabbled in everything from baseball to rockclimbing over the years. He graduated from Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia in 2010, before going on to get both his Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences (2013) and Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Drexel University (2016). Chris enjoys spending his free time going on hikes and (mini-)adventures with his wife, Christie, and his Golden Collie rescue, Zoe. He is also a huge music buff, who enjoys unwinding by playing his guitar and listening to a wide spectrum of musical acts.
Lori Haring, PT, MS-Director of Women’s Health
Lori graduated from PT school at the University of Scranton in 1993. She acquired an MS in Movement Science from MCP Hahnemann University in 2001. She primarily works with individuals who are dealing with pelvic and abdominal conditions, perinatal complications and chronic soft tissue dysfunction. She strives to help individuals understand where their pain comes from in an effort to facilitate its termination!
Kelly Walker, PTA
Kelly was born in Bethlehem and moved to Hamburg, PA where she lives now. She has always been involved in sports her whole life playing: basketball, track and field, soccer, field hockey and cross country with basketball being her all-time favorite. You can always find her at the beach in the summer with her friends and family, outside exploring or traveling. Kelly is also a proud cancer survivor to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Brian Lauderman, – PTA
Brian received his Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Penn State in 2016, passing his state boards later that year. Brian enjoys almost every sport, specifically soccer and baseball. Brian and his wife, Ali, currently have one son, Jackson, born 2016. When not at work, Brian is enjoying time with his family, watching Jack grow and develop every day.
Laura McFadden, – Director of Marketing Communications/Charity Director
Laura attended Central Catholic High School and later studied Communications Media and Theatre at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Laura participated in the Disney College Program in Orlando, FL where she lived and worked for a semester with Timon and Pumba at the Festival of the Lion King. Upon her return, she decided to continue pursuing her passion for performance – this time, off the court. Laura hung up her kneepads and moved to Los Angeles. She lived there for three years, studying comedy and the west coast. She has returned, and is excited to be apart of Robbins rockin’ team.
Lindsey Heil, – Director of Business Development/Director of Workers’ Compensation
Lindsey was born in Easton, PA. She attended Notre Dame High School and was involved in basketball and track and field. She went on to attend LaSalle University in Philadelphia and graduated in 2011 with a Public Relations and Marketing degree. Lindsey has been in the physical therapy field for six years and loves developing relationships with referral sources as well as the patients. When she is not working, Lindsey loves to oil paint and is a wine snob. She loves to learn about the history of wine and attend wine tastings when she can. She loves spending time with her family especially her dog Toby who she rescued in 2013.
Amanda Robbins, – Integration Specialist
Amanda is from upstate New York, born in a small town outside Albany called Rotterdam. She spent her youth in dance classes and cheering for her High School football and basketball teams. She met her husband Travis in a family psychology class at Ithaca College and they have been together ever since. After graduating with a speech pathology degree, she went on to get her masters in reading and special education and has taught primary grades in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Amanda retired from teaching after having her first daughter and then had 3 more babies in the next 4 years. When her youngest went to first grade, Travis was in need of some help in his company, so it was the perfect time to come out of retirement and help out. Amanda loves working with Travis and the Robbins Rehab team, while still being an involved mom for Macy, Cade, Delaney and Harrison.
Patrick Morgan, PT, MSPT, FAAOMPT
Patrick relocated back to the Lehigh Valley from Alaska where he worked finish his Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Therapy through the IAOM-US. Prior to his time in Alaska he served at the Head Women’s Volleyball coach for Barton College in North Carolina. In addition to physical therapy he also currently works with local youth and high school volleyball programs applying his background as a former college volleyball coach and player. Patrick has interests in giving back to his community, especially by working with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Bethlehem Rotary where he serves on the Board. He and Cheryl enjoy spending time with family and exploring fun things in the Lehigh Valley and elsewhere.
Corinne Minogue, Director of Administrative Operations
Corinne was born and raised in the Lehigh Valley. She attended Central Catholic High School and graduated from Ursinus College with a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Physiology with a minor in Dance. Corinne has been dancing since she was 6 years old and went on to become a dance teacher after graduating college. She specializes in Jazz and Lyrical techniques and won a choreography award from Dancers Inc. in 2018. She started with Robbins Rehabilitation as an aide in 2017, and fell in love with the administrative side of working for a physical therapy practice.
Lauren Reinert, PT, DPT
Lauren was born and raised in the Lehigh Valley. She was a cheerleader for eleven years in addition to coaching for seven years. During her senior year of high school she was a thrower on the Northampton High School Track and Field team where she threw discus and shot put. She attended Misericordia University where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Healthcare Management in 2015 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2018. Lauren enjoys spending time with her friends and family and playing with her dog, Bennie.
Daniel Yarnes, PTA
Dan was born in Allentown, PA and moved out to Kutztown during elementary school. He graduated from Northwestern Lehigh High School in 2009 and Lehigh Carbon Community College in 2011. He also completed a Bachelor’s degree in Sport and Exercise Science from DeSales University, graduating in 2014. Dan played soccer from 4 years old through high school and also competed in Track and Field in high school running the 100, 200, and 4×100 meters. After high school to stay active Dan took up karate and Brazilian jiu-jitsu and enjoys doing anything outdoors including hiking, rockclimbing, and kayaking.
Jodi Godown Hilt, Authorization Specialist
Jodi was born and raised in Bethlehem, PA. She is married to Chris Hilt since 2014, and they reside in Northampton since 2007. She has a son Jackson who is 12 years old. She has been in the physical therapy field since 2003 specializing in authorizations and verification of benefits. Before she joined the physical therapy industry she worked at a home and auto company. She loves talking to and getting to know patients through out their course of treatment and she also loves to rock out to Neil Diamond in her office!
Nicole Baur, Customer Service Specialist
Nicole grew up in Easton and then moved to Bethlehem when she was 18. She has two daughters who are her whole world and a niece who her and her husband adopted two years ago. They enjoy living near downtown Bethlehem, there is ALWAYS something going on with music or festivals of some kind. They also love to travel!
Steven Nakhlah, Lead Aide-Allentown
Steven was born in Allentown, PA and later moved to Whitehall. He graduated from Whitehall High School in 2014 and then proceeded to receive his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Temple University. Steven is in pursuit to receive his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. His ambition is to help transform people’s lives by optimizing movement and action in order to improve the human experience. Meanwhile, he enjoys the time he is spending at Robbins Rehabilitation practicing and learning from the best in the Lehigh Valley
April Stemrich, Lead Aide-Bethlehem/Work Comp Administrative Manager
April was born and raised in Allentown, PA and attended William Allen High School. She went to Kutztown University to study biology and discovered her passion for science and fitness. This ultimately led to her completing her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise & Wellness at Bloomsburg University. She is currently planning to pursue a career in Therapy and is excited to begin her journey here at Robbins Rehabilitation. In her free time, April enjoys exercise, traveling, ghost hunting and spending time with her cat, Nugget.
Michael Shiffert, Rehabilitation Aide
Michael was born in Bethlehem, and raised in Nazareth, PA. He graduated from Blair Academy in 2014, and from Lafayette College in 2018 with a degree in Psychology. Michael started 4 years as the long snapper at Lafayette, and is still hoping to continue playing football in the future. Michael has one big brother “Tank”, who besides working at Robbins, is also a college basketball coach at Arcaida University. Michael is still happily living at home with his parents while he can.
Frank Garon, Chief Sales Strategist
Frank was born and raised in central New Jersey and spent his entire childhood staring out the window at school daydreaming of becoming a train engineer. Completely and totally bored with the education system, upon graduation, he started driving a tractor-trailer while he figured out what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. He has owned his own successful Internet consulting business for over two decades now and has hosted nine of his own workshops, seminars, and conferences both in the US and in the United Kingdom with anywhere from 30 to almost 1000 attendees. He has clients literally all around the world and is constantly trying to come up with new and bigger ideas to help grow their Internet businesses. When he’s not working Frank enjoys looking at trains, thinking about trains, and studying to become a licensed train conductor.
Christi Vandegrift, Rehabilitation Aide
Christi was born and raised in Pen Argyl, PA (right in the Slate Belt area) with a wide open cornfield across the street and her neighbors cows next door. She graduated from Pen Argyl Area High School in 2016 and is on track to graduate from Cedar Crest College in May 2020 with a B.S in Exercise Science and a minor in Sport and Exercise Psychology. Christi plans on continuing her education and earning her Doctorate of Physical Therapy after she graduates from Cedar Crest. Christi is excited to finally be working in the physical therapy field and to be learning from some of the best!