Our Staff

Kelsey Harris, PT, DPT, CSRS, RPSFC

Owner and Physical Therapist

Kelsey achieved her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016 from Duquesne University. She achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences from Duquesne University in 2014. Kelsey has passionately spent the majority of her career treating the neurologic population, with a specialization in stroke and brain injury recovery. Kelsey is a Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist and is certified in NDT (Neuro-Developmental Treatment), which is a hands-on approach that allows clients to use the right muscles, at the right time, to make their daily tasks easier.


Kelsey firmly believes in treating the individual holistically and taking the time to listen to each client and their family to ensure an individualized treatment plan.  To Kelsey, you are more than just a client, you're family. 

In her free time, Kelsey enjoys cooking, fishing, watching the Steelers and spending time outdoors with her two dogs, Jax and Kora.  

Kat Schrock, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Kat graduated from Duquesne University with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Since graduating, she spent her first year working in a trauma hospital seeing patients with a variety of diagnoses. Kat has a very strong interest in working with the neurologic population and plans to pursue further certification in this field. 

Kat firmly believes in patient advocacy and ensuring patients receive the care and treatment they deserve. She wants to serve as a platform for patients, allowing them to achieve goals that are important to them. 

Outside of being a PT, Kat enjoys traveling, seeing live music, and spending time with her cat, Luna.

Amanda Varner,PT, DPT, NCS, CSRS

Physical Therapist

I graduated with my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Chapman University in 2013. In 2018 I became a Board Certified Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy. I am a Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist and am certified in treatment techniques specific to patients with Parkinson Disease. 

I have always had a passion for the neurologic population- each case is unique and allows me to use my critical thinking skills. I am committed to life long learning and am always seeking out educational opportunities. I also value teaching and mentoring aspiring neurologic physical therapists. 

Aside from physical therapy, my world revolves around spoiling my Bernese Mountain Dog, Riley. My fiancé and I also enjoy hiking, running, house projects, traveling and anything that keeps us outside. 

Brittany O'Toole, OTR/L, CSRS, CBIS

Occupational Therapist

Hello! My name is Brittany and I am an occupational therapist.  I love occupational therapy because it is a holistic approach that focuses on helping people regain function and independence in the areas of their lives that are most important to them.

Most of my clinical background has been in neurological rehabilitation, particularly working with individuals recovering from stroke, brain injury, and spinal cord injury.  I am also a certified stroke rehabilitation specialist and a certified brain injury specialist.  

Annelies Layton, OTR/L, CBIS

Occuptaional Therapist

Annelies has her masters in occupational therapy from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. She is a certified brain injury specialist with significant experience in neuro/stroke/brain injury rehab. Annelies enjoys helping people achieve their rehab goals and getting them to be more independent in their day to day life. 

Outside of work she loves being in nature and spending time with her significant other and dog, including traveling, hiking, biking, and whitewater kayaking.

Katie Lazzaro, OTR/L, CSRS

Occuptaional Therapist

Katie graduated with her Masters in Occupational Therapy from Chatham University in 2012 and became Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist in 2015. Working with the neuro population has always been her passion, even since before graduating from OT school. That passion has grown even more after recovering from her own mild brain injury 5 years ago. She has experience treating many different neuro diagnoses in an inpatient rehab setting as well as various settings as a travel therapist. Helping someone regain independence and get their life back through her skills and creativity as an OT are some of the most meaningful and rewarding experiences of her life.

Outside of work, Katie enjoys relaxing with her husband, family, and friends; playing music; writing; painting; trying out unique foods and recipes; traveling; weightlifting; and spending as MUCH time as possible outside.

Kaitlynn Mackey, OTR/L, CSRS

Occuptaional Therapist

Hi! My name is Kaitlynn. I graduated from Chatham University in 2012 with a Masters degree in occupational therapy. In 2015 I became a certified stroke rehabilitation specialist. I am very passionate about keeping up with the most effective evidence based treatments. I have plans to get certified in the best treatment techniques for additional neurological condition treatments in the future. 

I have been working in skilled nursing for 10 years providing OT to a variety of acute and chronic complex medical and neurological conditions. I have always been especially passionate working with the neurologic population. I love working with individuals on achieving their goals to help them live their lives to the fullest. 

When I’m not working, you can find me lounging with my husband and dog. I also love spending time in the kitchen cooking and baking for friends/family, any activity that gets me outside, and planning my next vacation!

McKenzie Banas, OTR/L

Occuptaional Therapist

I graduated from Gannon University in 2016 with my masters in Occupational Therapy!  I have been working in the home health setting. My favorite part of home health is meeting people where they are functionally and helping them achieve their personal goals from the comfort of their homes! I have a passion for helping people and continue to strive for advocacy for treatment and living life to the fullest! 

Outside of work I love spending time with my husband, family and our French bulldog! I love listening to comedians, going to movies, baking, and getting outside whenever possible! 

Lea Heise, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Lea graduated with her Master's in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Louisiana State University in 2014 and her Bachelor's in Psychology from Penn State University in 2010. Lea is passionate about helping people improve their quality of life by communicating with their loved ones and by eating and drinking in the safest way possible. She has worked in inpatient rehab, acute care, skilled nursing, and travel therapy. By working across different settings, she understands the rehabilitation process all the way from the day after a stroke or neurological diagnosis, to years later. She is a fierce advocate for her patients and understands how difficult it can be to navigate the healthcare world especially with the chronic issues that come along with a neurological disorder or stroke.

Outside of speech and swallow therapy, Lea likes to read, cook, dance, and spend time with her husband and rescue dog.