Remco Schreuders, MPT

Co-owner, Physical Therapist

A native of the Netherlands and currently a Salem, VA, resident, Remco Schreuders co-founded APT of VA after serving the community at Lewis-Gale Medical Center for well over a decade. Since 1993, he had been associated with Lewis-Gale Medical Center, serving as Director of the former Lewis-Gale Clinic Rehabilitation Center, as well as the Senior Physical Therapist for the Lewis-Gale Medical Center outpatient physical therapy division where he focused on orthopedics as well as a mixture of neurologically involved and generally deconditioned patients. He specializes in manual physical therapy, orthopedics, vestibular therapy, sports physical therapy and running injuries. Schreuders is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and holds a Masters degree in Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University.


Tom Ellexson, MPT

Co-Owner, Physical Therapist

Prior to co-founding APT of VA in 2006, Tom Ellexson was long associated with Lewis-Gale Medical Center and the former Lewis-Gale Clinic as a Physical Therapist and Senior Physical Therapist of their outpatient satellite clinic. More recently, Ellexson has been focused on out-patient orthopedics as well as a mixture of neurologically involved and generally deconditioned patients. Ellexson is a graduate of Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science and a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy.



Andrea LeGault, MPT

Physical Therapist

Andrea LeGault grew up in Roanoke, VA, and attended the College of William of Mary located in Williamsburg, VA, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. She further pursued her studies at Shenandoah University and attained her Master of Physical Therapy degree. LeGault’s previous experience includes training at the Mayo Clinic, work at a large university hospital (in-patient and out-patient care), and providing care in local long-term care facilities. Her current clinical interests and specialties include sports medicine, geriatrics, maxillofacial/TMJ pain, chronic disease, and general orthopedics. Outside of the office, she enjoys exercising/running and music.

Jennifer Urbanek, DPT

Physical Therapist

Hailing from Massillon, OH, Jennifer Urbanek graduated from Marietta College with a Bachelor of Science in 2008. In 2011, she graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Walsh University. She joined APT of VA after spending two years at an out-patient clinic in Blacksburg, VA. Urbanek’s clinical interests and specialties include general orthopedics and sports medicine. In her spare time, her hobbies include hiking, exercising and baking.

Cameron Lephew, DPT

Physical Therapist

            

Born in Roanoke Community Hospital and raised in Draper, VA, Cameron graduated from Radford University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise, Sports and Health Education with a concentration in Sports Medicine in 2012. Cameron continued his post-graduate education at Radford University’s Roanoke campus, which is housed in the very same hospital he was born, to obtain a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2015. Cameron’s clinical rotations include two outpatient orthopedic rotations, at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center and Physiotherapy Associates in Cave Spring, and acute/ICU care on the cardiopulmonary wing of Lewis-Gale Medical Center. Cameron has presented at the Southern Conference of Graduate Schools in New Orleans and the American College of Sports Medicine in San Diego for his research on Identifying Risk Factors for Injury and Concussion in Adolescent Athletes.


Cameron assists in the management of Advanced Performance and Exercise (APEX) of Virginia, the Wellness Division of Advanced PT. Cameron has a passion for injury prevention, strength and conditioning, nutrition and assisting residents of the New River and Roanoke Valley reach their personal fitness and health goals.  


Cameron and his wife Melinda, a speech therapist at Springtree Health and Rehab, currently live in Roanoke and are blessed to be a part of the Advanced PT family.

Maureen E. LYONS, PT

Physical therapist

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Brent Harper, PhD, DSc, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Physical Therapist

Dr. Brent Harper is an Assistant Professor at Radford University in Physical Therapy and maintains clinical practice at Advanced Physical Therapy of Virginia in Salem, VA. Dr. Harper has primarily practiced in outpatient orthopedics since 1997. He has completed a 2-year residency in orthopedic physical therapy and a 2-year fellowship in orthopedic manual physical therapy under the direct instruction of Ola Grimsby through the world renowned Ola Grimsby Institute (OGI). He is presently a Full Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT).

Dr. Harper utilizes an eclectic method of assessment and treatment. He has clinical and administrative experience, has worked as a staff physical therapist, a facility manager, as a hospital director of the orthopedic surgery service line, and as a director of rehabilitation services, which included managing a wellness center. 

Dr. Harper’s training includes the following: M.P.T. (Master) in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University; D.P.T (Doctor) in Physical Therapy from Western University of Health Sciences; D.Sc. (Doctor of Science) in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy from Andrews University; and a D.M.T (Doctor) in Manual Therapy and PhD (Doctor) in Orthopedic Manual Therapy from the Ola Grimsby Institute. 

He has been trained in intramuscular manual therapy (IMT)/trigger point dry needling (DN) and has obtained an eclectic and broad post-graduate experience using IMT/DN from multiple schools of thought, some of which include Myopain Seminars, Kineticore, and the Dry Needling Institute of American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. 

He has attained certification/credentialing in the McKenzie Method (Cert. MDT), is certified in dry needling (Cert.DN), is diploma trained in Fascial Manipulation® part 1 and 2, is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), a Certified Kineso® Taping Provider (CKTP), is ASTYM certified, has completed advanced training in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and is a Functional Movement System (FMS) certified exercise professional. 

He has served as an item writer for the Specialization Academy of Content Experts (SACE) in Orthopedics through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) for the orthopedic clinical specialist examination and as a Subcommittee Reviewer for APTA residency/fellowship applications for the Committee on Clinical Residency & Fellowship Program Credentialing (APTA). He has an active line of research with multiple publications and presentations. 

He grew up in Minnesota, has lived in California and Oklahoma, but now resides in Roanoke, Virginia. He and his family really enjoy this region and all it has to offer.

Dr. Harper is a life-long learner and is supported by his loving wife and four children. His primary hobbies include spending time with his family, exercising, and participating in martial arts.


Wanda Hayes

Operations Manager


DANESSA BARKER

OFFICE MANAGER


Lenore Schreuders, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Lenore graduated from Eastern Kentucky University's Occupational Therapy program in July 1993. Her desire to explore the Blue Ridge Mountains led her to Salem, VA where she became a staff therapist on Lewis-Gale Hospital's Rehabilitation floor. Lenore developed a handicapped driver rehab program and attended Lynchburg College to receive her certified driving instructor's license in 1995. In 1996, she continued her education to obtain an NDT certification for adult neurologic treatment. Since that time Lenore has gained experience in outpatient rehabilitation, home therapy and school systems working with pediatrics. Outpatient O.T. can address problems with activities of daily living, fine motor skills, coordination, balance impairments and neuro developmental treatment (NDT).