Older adults account for 16% of the Ohio population
Yet they account for 85% of fatal falls in Ohio
Our program has been proven to reduce falls by at least 30%
Christie Geller earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from The University of Dayton prior to completing the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Shawnee State University. She has worked as a PTA for the last five years in both the outpatient and skilled nursing environments. Prior to her time with COPC, she spent six years in the corporate wellness profession managing an onsite employee wellness center. Christie has a passion for helping her patients return to their prior level of function and enhance their overall quality of life.
Mary Kay Rohrkemper is currently the Physical Therapy Manager for Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians Physical Therapy. Mary Kay worked as a high school teacher for five years and a high school athletic trainer for 15 years before earning her physical therapy degree. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education from the University of Dayton, Master of Science degree with a specialization in Athletic Training from Ohio University and Master of Physical Therapy degree from Andrews University.
Mary Kay’s career has been dedicated to helping her patients reach their maximum potential whether that is as a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or being able to walk without pain or fear of falling. She has extensive experience working with patients with orthopedic problems as well as balance disorders. Mary Kay has lectured at local and national conferences on a variety of topics in the area of outpatient physical therapy and athletic training.
Mary earned her PhD in Adult and Higher Education from OSU. Stepping On combines her commitment to lifelong learning and her desire to increase well-being at every age. She retired after 30+ years as a professor at Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University.
As a teacher, licensed Athletic Trainer and medical practice administrator, Terri enjoyed a 35 plus year career holding positions at Otterbein University, St. Ann’s Hospital Sports Medicine, The Ohio State University Sports Medicine Center and the Dublin City Schools. Now retired, Terri enjoys being able to set her own schedule, spend time with family and friends, travel and volunteer. Terri sees great value in assisting others to improve their mobility, strength and balance. Regardless of where a person begins, the goal is to maximize one’s abilities, confidence and independence. This can be accomplished through the power of shared experiences and adult group learning. Let’s keep “Stepping On.”
Adena has worked with both young and adult learners for more than thirty years, in fields ranging from business to medical informatics. She's an informal IT consultant to friends and family, and stays active keeping up with grand kids and a rescue dog named Liffey.