Staff

Andreas Lohmar PT, Cert. MDT

Andreas Lohmar PT, Cert. MDT


Email: Andreas@summitptfw.com
Andreas Lohmar, PT, Cert. MDT, began his career in physical therapy in the early 1990s and has practiced in the area since 1991. Andreas has a strong manual therapy background, which is an outgrowth of his training in Germany. He has been holding the distinction of being a Certified McKenzie Therapist since 2002. This post graduate training enables us to treat spinal pain and disorders quickly and effectively. To learn more, go to www.mckenziemdt.org. Andreas is well known in the community for his specialized and personalized patient care as well as his excellent clinical skills. “I believe that really listening to your patients is central to providing the best and most effective patient care.” More recently, Andreas has earned the distinction of TPI Level 2 certified clinician. The Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) is the world’s leading educational organization and research facility dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing. Since its inception in 2003, TPI has studied thousands of golfers ranging from the top professional tour players to weekend enthusiasts. TPI discovered how a properly functioning body allows a player to swing a golf club in the most efficient way possible. Additionally, TPI has analyzed how physical limitations in a player’s body can adversely affect the golf swing and potentially lead to injury. With the assistance of a TPI certified clinician you can finally discover the true potential of your golf game. Andreas will identify your specific physical limitation that may stand in the way of your ability to play to your full potential. Email: Andreas@summitptfw.com

Gretchen J. Zartman-Espich

Gretchen J. Zartman-Espich


Email: Gretchen@summitptfw.com
Gretchen J. Zartman-Espich, MSPT, comes to Summit Physical Therapy with 20 plus years of experience in the outpatient setting. She is a manual therapist with extensive experience in treatment of chronic pain and Aquatic Therapy. She is Graston Certified (a special technique used to treat strains, sprains and tendonitis of any kind). She has studied numerous manual therapy courses, including Maitland and Mulligan techniques. Gretchen is currently taking courses toward her McKenzie Certification. Gretchen has coached high school level swimming. She enjoys wake-boarding, running, bicycling and crafts. She is married with three sons. Email: Gretchen@summitptfw.com

 

Ashley Holt DPT


Email: Ashley@summitptfw.com
Ashley came to Summit Physical Therapy in 2019. She graduated with her doctorate in physical therapy in 2015 and practiced in both outpatient and inpatient settings in the Chicago area for four years. During that time, she advanced her education by taking all four McKenzie MDT courses, and if hoping to take the certification exam next year. She has found that using the McKenzie Method provides patients the education needed to understand and treat their pain to prevent re-injury. Ashley grew up in Fort Wayne, but lived in the Chicago area for eight years attending school and working. She and her husband are happy to be back in their home town and close to their families. In their free time they enjoy cooking, baking, hiking, camping, and biking. Email: Ashley@summitptfw.com

 

Joe Keane PTA


Email: Joe@summitptfw.com
Joe, a native of Fort Wayne, graduated from the University of Saint Francis in 2009 with a degree for physical therapist assistant. he has practiced physical therapy since 2009, and started at Summit Physical Therapy in May 2017. Joe has studied numerous manual therapy courses, including Maitland and Mulligan, and is currently pursuing additional training in the McKenzie technique. He has also been trained in vestibular rehabilitation focusing on balance, dizziness, and vertigo symptoms including benign paroxymal positional vertigo (BPPV). With an extensive background in swimming, Joe enjoys working with aquatic therapy patients in the pool. He is married to his wife Courtney, and has a daughter Marlow and son Weston. In his free time, Joe enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and restoring his 1968 Chevrolet Camaro. Email: joe@summitptfw.com

 

Jonathan Garmyn PTA


Email: Jon@summitptfw.com
Jon has been with Summit Physical Therapy since May 2018. He graduated from Brown Mackie College in 2014 as a physical therapist assistant. He has refined his manual skills and uses the McKenzie Method and other manual techniques for the treatment of patients with chronic and acute back and neck pain. He has continued to attend post-graduate seminars to further his knowledge and skills in the field of musculoskeletal injuries. Jon and his wife Stacy celebrated the birth of their first child Jack this January. He is an avid outdoorsman and hunter. Email: jon@summitptfw.com

 

Jodi Scherrer

Jodi started working at Summit Physical Therapy in October 2016. Jodi’s front office duties include registering patients, coordinating insurance benefits, scheduling appointments, and maintaining an efficient front office. Jodi has a degree in Business with a specialty in Healthcare that she received from Indiana Tech in 2018. Jodi is married with three children. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading and watching Purdue football.

 

Mari Karuse

Mari started working at Summit Physical Therapy in June 2015. She brought with her 25 years of experience in the physical fitness industry. Her office duties include billing, posting payments and charges, coordinating insurance benefits, along with many other responsibilities. She enjoys running, biking, and traveling.