Our Amazing Staff
Tonya Windsor, PT, LMT (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, pediatrics, women's health, aquatics, and sports physical therapy while focusing on manual therapy. She has a real passion for continued learning and growth, and loves to soak up new knowledge from continuing education courses.
Since 2003 she started training extensively with John F. Barnes, founder of Myofascial Release. She enjoys being an assistant instructor with him nationwide. Tonya also continues to take craniosacral therapy courses with Upledger Institute. She has also really enjoyed additional training in Functional Dry Needling with Kinetacore. Her other interests include yoga, biking, swimming, dancing, and playing with her three children and family.
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, CLT (Co-Owner)
Heather was born in Fort Wayne and graduated from Physical therapy school at Indiana University in 2001. She got married in 1999 and has two children that keep her very busy with travel and school sports. In her free time, she enjoys time with her family, cooking/baking, reading, working out, and going on family vacations. Heather enjoys trying new things and learning anything that contributes to her journey.
Heather has been in outpatient orthopedic her entire career in many different roles and titles. In 2006 she received her manual therapy certification from St. Augustine University. For the majority of her career now, she has focused on manual therapy emphasising myofascial release. She has really enjoyed the "Hands-on" experience and healing touch that comes with a one-on-one session. In 2016 she received her certification in lymphedema(CLT). 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."
Rachel Proctor, DPT
Rachel Proctor earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Columbia University, where she completed advanced coursework in neurological rehabilitation and engaged in research utilizing ultrasound imaging to examine abdominal musculature in functional positions and activities. She treats patients with a variety of orthopedic, neurological, and vestibular conditions. Rachel actively seeks out continuing education opportunities having completed courses in John F. Barnes' Myofascial Release Approach, vestibular rehabilitation, and pelvic health. She is also a member of Medbridge and the American Physical Therapy Association which further facilitates her access to recent research and continuing education opportunities.
Prior to becoming a physical therapist, Rachel earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance from Southern Methodist University. As a Fort Wayne native, she participated in Fort Wayne Ballet productions and was a member of their student company throughout high school. Understanding each patient as a unique individual, she combines her background and training in evidence-based practice and dance to design treatment plans that help the patient achieve overall health and wellness.
Through the healing process, Rachel seeks to help patients understand and view the human body and experience as both science and art form.Rachel values continued learning and growth as a therapist with the talented team at Hands On Physical Therapy. She enjoys gardening, supporting the local dance and arts community, and spending time with family.
Karen Short, PT
Karen grew up near Defiance, Ohio and graduated from the University of Toledo and earned her BS in Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, Ohio in 1998. She has lived in the Fort Wayne area since graduation and has worked in a variety of settings in the Decatur, IN area during that time. Those settings have included inpatient, outpatient orthopedics, home health, and skilled rehab. She has attended various courses in manual therapy as well as obtaining certification as a Sole Supports custom orthotic fitter. She has enjoyed expanding her treatment options through continuing education, and feels blessed to have found a profession that provides her with the opportunity to assist clients in feeling better.
Karen enjoys staying busy with her husband and three sons and all the activities they find to be involved in. She enjoys quilting, sewing, hiking, cooking, baking, and spending time at the lake in the summer or out in the shop with all the boys during the fall and winter. She is looking forward to expanding her techniques while joining this wonderful team of therapists.
Angie Netterville, PTA, LMT
Angie holds licenses in both physical therapy and massage. She graduated from physical therapy school in 1995 and has been practicing as a PTA since then. In 2003, Angie started training in myofascial release with John F Barnes. Since she has taken all MFR courses and because of her years of experience, she is considered an expert level MFR practitioner. In addition to working at Hands On, she also teaches MFR stretching classes at Cancer Services. Angie and her husband enjoy traveling, biking, and especially spending time with their grown children and grandson.
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.
Hillary Martin, PTA
Hillary graduated from the University of Saint Francis with a Physical Therapy Assistant degree in 2013, and completed her Bachelor's Degree in Health Services in 2014. She began her myofascial release training under John F. Barnes, PT when she joined the Hands On team in May 2014.
Originally from Bryan, Ohio, Hillary has lived in the Fort Wayne area since 2010.She is enjoying treating a diverse community and meeting wonderful patients that challenge her skills daily. She feels very blessed to have found her dream job practicing physical therapy that "just makes sense." In her free time, she enjoys running, biking, reading, practicing yoga, and spending time with her fiance, friends, and family.
Lindsey Lane, PTA, LMT
In 2016, Lindsey graduated from the University of Saint Francis with an associate degree in physical therapy assisting. In addition to being a physical therapist’s assistant, Lindsey has been a licensed massage therapist for twelve years and has always been passionate about helping people. She was thrilled at the opportunity to work at Hands On Physical Therapy, using Myofascial Release to help patients. She is excited to continue her education in this modality, while working in the world of physical therapy.
Lindsey is originally from Anderson, IN. She enjoys spending time with her two children, traveling, going to museums, and reading in her spare time.
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