Jeff Thorne, PT

Jeff Thorne, PT

Owner/Physical Therapist

Biography

Jeff is a 1983 graduate of Wayne State University, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Therapy. Since moving to Big Rapids in 1984, he and his wife Deb have been extensively involved in community and church activities. With a large family of 7 children, Jeff has had the pleasure of coaching several local sports teams. Jeff believes one of the keys to good physical fitness is “Start slow, stick with it, and enjoy what you’re doing.”

Deb Thorne, PT

Deb Thorne, PT

Owner/Physical Therapist

Biography

Deb graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 1984.She has experience in hospital in-patient/out-patient therapy, nursing home, and home healthcare. Deb has been a cross country and volleyball coach. Deb enjoys running, softball, volleyball, outdoor activities, and spending time with family.

Jennifer Hardesty, PT

Jennifer Hardesty, PT

Physical Therapist

Biography

Jennifer has been with PT Plus since 2004. She holds a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from U of M Flint. A Linden, Michigan native, Jennifer is married with three children and enjoys baking, cooking, and reading. She specializes in evaluations and development of individualized treatment plans.

Roland Neibarger, PTA

Roland Neibarger, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Amy Kailing

Amy Kailing

Administrative Assistant/Billing

Biography

Amy joined the PT Plus team in 2011 as their Administrative Assistant and Billing Specialist. She brings with her a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and an Associate’s Degree in Legal Studies. A Big Rapids native, Amy is married with one child and two dogs. She enjoys doing outdoor activities, yoga, and Pilates. Her works hard to make sure PT Plus’ medical billing and scheduling is done in professional and efficient manner.

Ella Wolffis-Hughes

Ella Wolffis-Hughes

Massage Therapist

Biography

Ella holds certifications as a Doctor of Naturopathy, certified natural health practitioner, certified massage therapist, and Reiki Master. She attained her Bachelor of Arts at Michigan State University with majors in Spanish, Criminal Justice, and Psychology. She is married and lives in the Mecosta County area.

Front Desk Staff:

Jeff VanderKamp
Ashley Petree
Peter Wissink


Personal Trainers:

Colette Hardman
Dave Kurdziel

Class Instructors:

​Danette Mondrella
Beth Talaske
Chris Goodman
Eleisha Johnson
Deb Thorne
Tracey Hatchew
Ali Molnar
​Becca Owen