At Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine, our physical therapists, their assistants and our physician assistants (PAs) work closely with our orthopedic doctors to provide the highest level of therapy care for patients.
Our specialty-trained team have the skills and experience to help patients recover from injuries, conditions, and surgeries and return to their active lifestyles.
Kristian has been practicing physical therapy for over two decades with the majority of his experience being in outpatient orthopedics. His treatment approach is founded on manual therapy and functional training. He believes knowledge is the key to progress. His patients play an integral role in achieving their own goals, so he enjoys and spends extra time educating his patients on how their bodies work. Additionally, he performs custom bike fits and incorporates Kinesio® taping, exercise prescription, and dry needling to help patients on their path to recovery.
In his spare time, Kristian enjoys cycling, hiking, camping, rock/ice climbing, canoeing, snow skiing, and competing in triathlons.
Ian is a physical therapist. He received his bachelor’s degree in zoology while attending Arizona State University and received his master’s degree from Andrews University in Dayton.
Board-Certified Orthopedic Specialist, American Physical Therapy Association
Karen Hoppstock-Svab is a licensed athletic trainer and physical therapist assistant, earning her degrees from The University of Akron and Muskingum Area Technical College (now Zane State College), respectively.
Karen enjoys many outdoor activities, especially mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, camping, and traveling.
Patrick served 10 years in the United States Army Military Police Corps and then obtained an associate degree in criminal justice from Central Ohio Technical College. Afterward, Patrick went on to pursue a career in rehabilitation, earning his physical therapy assistant degree from Zane State College.
Jennifer is a licensed physical therapist assistant who grew up in Alexandria, Ohio, and earned her physical therapy assistant degree locally from Central Ohio Technical College. She enjoys helping patients return to a healthy, active lifestyle.
Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys history, animals, being active outdoors, and spending time with her friends and family.
Kimberly is a licensed physical therapist assistant. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University and a degree in physical therapy assisting from Central Ohio Technical College.