Travis Robbins, MSPT, CSCS, FAAOMPT – CEO/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.
Amanda Robbins, -Integration Specialist/Director of Finance
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.
Lindsey Heil, RWCS, CEAS I & 2– Chief Operations Officer & 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 Duel Degree in Public Relations and Marketing. Lindsey has been in the physical therapy field since 2013 specializing in the Industrial Athlete (Workers Compensation), day to day business operations and acquiring new business to business relationships. When she is not working, Lindsey loves to read, do yoga, and walk her two rescue dogs Tucker & Toby with her husband Tom.
Nick Horowski, PT, DPT-Clinic Director
Nick is a proud graduate of Ithaca College where he received his masters in physical therapy and punted for the football team. Two years after graduation he went back and finished up his doctorate in Physical Therapy at Temple University. He and his wife Julie currently have two sons, Cooper and Max and a daughter Penny! He also has two dogs Alex and Rufus.
Katie Ross, PT, DPT, CEAS I-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.
Emily Moatz, PT, DPT-Clinic Director
Emily grew up in Boyertown, PA where she attended Boyertown High School and played field hockey, lacrosse, and basketball. After high school Emily attended Lebanon Valley College where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2018. Since then Emily has gotten two dogs, Knox and Tuc, and spends as much time as possible outside running, hiking, mountain biking, and snowboarding.
Dakota Strohl, PT, DPT
Dakota is a graduate of Lebanon Valley College, and a resident of Palmerton, PA. He has always enjoyed teaching and exercise, so he decided to combine those into a Physical Therapy degree! He has always considered the Lehigh Valley home, and he is happy that he has the opportunity to help patients in the area see the benefits of the physical therapy profession. He is recently married to a wonderful woman named Michelle and in his free time, he enjoys reading, hiking, road cycling, running, and doing CrossFit.
Heather Spadola, PT, DPT
Heather grew up in Howell, NJ, and attended Freehold Township High School where I ran cross country and track. After high school she continued her running career at East Stroudsburg University and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in 2016. She then went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Neumann University in 2020. After graduation she formed a journal club with classmates to continue to expand her knowledge and stay up to date on evidence-based practice. She recently moved to the Lehigh Valley to be with her fiance, Tyler, and they hope to visit all the national parks together. When she is not in the clinic she loves being outside, at the beach, or doing something active like yoga, running, hiking, or kayaking
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 two sons, Jackson, born in 2016 and Matthew, born in 2019. When not at work, Brian is enjoying time with his family, watching Jack & Matt grow and develop every day.
Daniel Yarnes, PTA & Nutritional Coach
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, rock climbing, and kayaking
Anthony Trainello, Director of Marketing
Anthony is a graduate of King’s College and a lifelong resident of the Lehigh Valley. Athletics have played a large role in his life and are one of his biggest interests. He also has a passion for improving the lives of those around him, which led him to combining his love of business and marketing with healthcare. He loves spending his free time coaching, hanging out with friends and family, working out, and trying new restaurants and breweries in the area.
Laura McFadden, – Internal Marketing Manager
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 where she currently resides. Laura is excited to be apart of Robbins rockin’ team!
April Stemrich, Customer Support Specialist & Medical Record Custodian
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 Physical 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 and dog, Potato.
Jodi Godown Hilt, Billing and Collections Manager
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. 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!
Shannon Sibiski, POC/RX Manager and Work Comp Administrative Manager
Shannon grew up in Topton, PA. She currently lives in Kutztown with her husband and 2 sons. She has worked in the healthcare industry for the past 4 years. Her interests include reading, going to concerts and working out. Her family is a soccer family, her husband coaches for Reading Rage and both her sons play. Currently her younger son, Beckham (yes, named after THE Beckham) is playing for Lock Haven University.
Steven Nakhlah, Director of Administrative Operations
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.
Luke Fox, Physical Therapy Aide
Luke grew up in Greensburg, PA with his mom, dad, grandma, and younger brother. He lived in a neighborhood with lots of kids around his age. In the summer they would play sports and ride their bikes everywhere just like the movie The Sandlot. Luke attended Hempfield Area High School in Greensburg PA. During high school he focused on his academics and baseball receiving a scholarship for his hard work from Saint Vincent College. During his time at Saint Vincent College Luke majored in Integrated Science with a concentration in Allied Health as well as playing four years of baseball. After graduating college, Luke moved to the Lehigh Valley with his girlfriend and has enjoyed living here ever since. He is pursuing to further his education in the physical therapy field.
Michael Cannon, Physical Therapy Aide
Michael grew up in Lynbrook, NY and attended Kellenberg Memorial High School where he participated in wrestling, baseball, and football. He currently attends and wrestles at Muhlenberg College. He plans on going to physical therapy school after college and obtaining his DPT.
Bryana Musclich, Physical Therapy Aide
Bryana grew up in Nazareth, PA and went to Nazareth Area high School. In her high school days, she was on the cheerleading team for Nazareth and on an all star competitive team. She spent some time down south and completed her B.A. in Psychology, at Florida Atlantic University. There she coached gymnastics and cheerleading at a couple different gyms and worked for TWO physical therapy offices. She enjoys being outside; whether it be hiking, kayaking, skiing or exploring new places. She also loves to travel and work on DIY project
Ally Badman, Physical Therapy Aide
Ally is a graduate of York College of Pennsylvania where she studied biology with a minor in Spanish. Growing up she played soccer and ran track at Palisades High School and she continued her soccer career at York College. In her free time she enjoys baking, playing with her three huskies, reading and hiking.
Zach graduated Allentown Central Catholic High School in 2018 and currently attends DeSales University. He is majoring in Sport and Exercise Physiology with plans to obtain his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. Some of his hobbies include fishing, boating, and playing golf. He chose physical therapy as his career field because he is passionate about helping people return to their best selves.
Karly is a graduate of Temple University where she studied exercise and sport science. She is currently applying for DPT programs for fall 2021. Some of her hobbies include drawing, hiking, exercising, and cooking. She has a 16 year old cat named Pebbles and she is also in the works of becoming certified as a Nutrition Coach.
Kara is currently pursuing her undergraduate degrees in an Occupational Therapy Associate degree and Rehabilitation and Human Services. It is her goal after completing both degrees to further her education by pursing a doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy. She graduated from Parkland High School in 2018 and she was a student athletic trainer for the football team during her time there. Some of her hobbies include baking, traveling, and watching Netflix.
Bios Coming Soon…..
Gary Au: Massage Therapist
Paula Tattersall: Massage Therapist
Harry Venezis: Billing Specialist
Kristin Walls: Graphic Design Manager