Tonya Windsor, PT (Co-Owner)
Tonya has been a licensed physical therapist since 2000. She first attended Ball State University before receiving her BS in Physical Therapy at the Indiana Purdue University of Indianapolis in 2000.
Tonya has worked in a variety of settings including orthopedics, aquatics, pediatrics, and sports physical therapy while focusing on manual therapy. She would describe herself as a continued education guru. Since 2003 she started training extensively with John F. Barnes, founder of Myofascial Release. She enjoys being an assistant instructor with him nationwide. Her other interests include yoga, biking, swimming, dancing, and playing with her three children.
Tonya and Heather founded Hands On Physical Therapy, LLC. in May 2008. Starting their own clinic allowed them to continue to treat each patient with a holistic approach using their manual skills. The team approach and one-on-one attention for a full hour was essential to help their patients reach their goals of attaining a pain free, active, vibrant lifestyle.
Heather Christlieb, PT, MTC (Co-Owner)
Heather was born in Fort Wayne and graduated from Physical therapy school at Indiana University in 2001. She has been married for 13 years and has two children (ages 6 and 10). In her free time, she enjoys time with her family, cooking/baking, reading, working out, spending the summers at the lake, and going on vacations. Heather enjoys trying new things and wants to learn to water ski and get better at knee boarding.
Heather has been in outpatient orthopedics her entire career in many different job roles and titles. In 2006 she received her manual therapy certification from St. Augustine University. In the last 9 years she has focused on manual therapy, emphasizing myofascial release for the last 5 years. She has really enjoyed the "hands-on" experience and healing touch that comes with a one-on-one session. She treats anything from the head to the toes, pediatrics, women's health, chronic pain, systemic diseases and problems, post-surgical, migraines, TMJ, and lymphedema. What she loves most about her job is finding that missing piece to the puzzle that makes it all click and leads to a healthy and symmetrical system/body. The team approach at the clinic offers many perspectives and helps create the balance and direction needed to achieve this goal. "I would have the perfect job, if it weren't for the paperwork."
"Everything happens for a reason. While staying positive I am always curious where the next path is going to take me."
April Vachon, PTA
April graduated with her associate's degree in physical therapy in January of 2011. She began training in myofascial release under John F. Barnes, PT in July of 2011. She has been with Hands On Physical Therapy since August of 2011. She is very excited and eager to further her education in myofascial release.
In her free time she enjoys swimming, reading, shopping and spending time with family and friends.
Angie Balsmeyer, PTA, CMT
Angie started her college career at Indiana University but graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1995 with an associate's degree in physical therapy.
In 2003, Angie began training in Myofascial Release with John F. Barnes and is now recognized as an expert practitioner. She joined Hands On PT in September of 2009 after working for an orthopedic outpatient clinic in southern Indiana for over 14 years.
In addition to her physical therapy credentials, Angie is also certified as a massage therapist and has experience with a diverse patient population.
Our wonderful front office staff are very friendly, and are here to assist you with any questions you may have.