Rehabmart is passionate about helping both family and professional caregivers achieve their goals of better patient care. Our owners have a combined 75 years in the fields of professional caregiving as Occupational and Physical Therapists. Learn more about our expert contributors below, and visit our about page to learn more about the founding of Rehabmart, and Caregiver University to learn about hundreds of caregiving subjects. Thank you for visiting!
Co-founder/CEO of Rehabmart, Pediatric Occupational Therapist, husband, and father. Passionate about connecting special needs kids with superb nutrition, sensory integration, and complementary health strategies. Excited about Rehabmart's mission to become the premier online educational platform which empowers caregivers by spotlighting innovative devices and interventions to achieve optimal patient response and recovery.
Co-Founder of Rehabmart and an Occupational Therapist since 1993. Mike has spent his professional career working in multiple areas of Occupational Therapy, including pediatrics, geriatrics, hand therapy, ergonomics and inpatient / outpatient rehabilitation. Mike enjoys writing articles that help people solve complex therapeutic problems and make better product choices.
Megan has been a part of Rehabmart since its inception nearly 20 years ago. For the past several years she has been enjoying her role as HR Director while maintaining her Physical Therapy license. When she isn't working on her next in-service or working to find a new team member, she enjoys her five children, helping those who have PT type ailments, baking, practicing yoga, and working out.
Ruey is a prolific clinician, researcher, inventor and entrepreneur. Over his academic career, he received over $10 million research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), published 70 peer review research papers, and has over 30 issued or pending U.S. and international patents.
Sara McEvoy, PT, DPT, is a licensed and board-certified Doctor of Physical Therapy. She has direct clinical experience within the long-term acute care and skilled nursing settings, and has a special interest in geriatrics and neurological rehab. She is also a freelance writer who creates content almost exclusively within the health and wellness fields.
Lindsay Douglas is a licensed speech-language pathologist specializing in geriatric dysphagia. Her clinical background includes acute care, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and home health. Her time in corporate director positions added valuable experience in skilled documentation, interdisciplinary teams, and CMS regulations. When not working with patients and clinicians, Lindsay enjoys adventures with her husband, two boys, and their adopted hound dog.
Brian Prell is the owner of Rehabilitation and Performance Center in Greensboro, GA where he has developed manual therapy practice for peripheral joint and spine care and collaborated with an audiologist to develop a vestibular and non-vestibular balance clinic. He's also collaborated with a cardiologist as the only practice in the state of Georgia to offer the Dean Ornish Lifestyle Medicine Program for reversing heart disease.
Sonia Story has studied with many of the world's finest experts in Neurodevelopmental Movement programs, completing training in Rhythmic Movement Training, Brain Gym, Neuro-Sensory-Motor & Reflex Integration, and more. She developed the Brain and Sensory Foundations curriculum to share powerful movements for transforming brain, body, and sensory challenges. She teaches live and online courses for parents, OTs, PTs, SLPs, VTs, educators, counselors, health practitioners, and caregivers, and continues to learn from her clients of all ages. Learn more about Sonia at moveplaythrive.com.
Phillip spent his childhood and undergraduate years in Southern Ohio, where he attended Miami University. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from this institution in 2008, he moved to Chicago to attend medical school at the University of Illinois. Phillip graduated from medical school in 2016 with his Ph.D. and M.D. He is currently completing a residency in pathology. Together, Phillip and his wife have three children. When Phillip isn’t practicing medicine, he enjoys researching and writing about a variety of topics in the medical field. He also enjoys traveling, hiking, and playing games with his family.
Johanna Galyen is a Registered Nurse, blogger, mother of 4 (including a teenager who is taller than her!), and an avid cruiser of the Caribbean. She began working as a CNA in college and kept her love of medicine after getting her B.S. in Nursing. In the past 16 years, she has helped thousands of patients in Internal Medicine, Neuro-Trauma Med-Surg, Emergency Rooms, and Tele-Health. She is passionate about helping others increase their understanding about their health conditions and always brings a bit of love in all that she does.
Martina Tierney, Occupational Therapist and Author of The Clinician's Seating Handbook, brings over 30 years of clinical seating practice with both adults and children, in care facilities, hospitals and rehabilitation environments. Clinical Director and Founder of Seating Matters, Martina continues to research new solutions to seating challenges and educates audiences throughout the world on her findings.
CEO and founder of AbiliLife with a Ph.D. in organizational behavior, former caregiver to her mother, a Parkinson's disease patient for 25 years. Courtney is dedicated to developing products to improve patients' quality of life. In addition to developing products, Courtney enjoys educating young students about the importance of STEM and entrepreneurship.
Martin Jansen was born in the Netherlands. After graduating from the Occupational Therapy college in Amsterdam he has worked throughout his 31 year career in acute rehab hospitals, acute care hospitals as well as outpatient services with a wide variety of illnesses and disabilities. He continues to work full time as an Occupational Therapist. Martin is passionate about helping patients regain their independence as much and as quickly as possible. He has received additional training in the use of medical equipment and enjoys the opportunity to write about his experience and help others problem solve any difficulties they experience as a result of some form of physical limitation.