Kai Pedersen - PT
Kai has worked closely with Orthopedic surgeons, Neurosurgeons, and other professionals in the area for more than 17 years. He is active with continuing education in Orthopedics and Manual Therapy. Kai is a member of the American Association of Physical Therapy (Orthopedic and Private Practice Sections), the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, and the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association. His educational background includes an Associates in Zoology, Bachelors in Psychology, Masters in Gerontology, and a Masters in Physical Therapy. His graduate research was in the area of ergonomics.
Kai believes in educating every patient about their diagnosis; from anatomy to treatment protocols. There is a constant flow of new research in Physical Therapy.
Patient participation is important to Kai in order to achieve optimal results in as short as time period as possible. He is familiar with surgical procedures and treatment protocols for each procedure. Patients are given the tools needed to work on their program at home; he can even send home exercises through the internet.
When not in the clinic, Kai enjoys working with his wife Jean on their small farm nearby and getting away on fishing trips. He appreciates his improved lifestyle gained from a hip replacement.
Kathleen Rafferty - PT
Kathleen has over 25 years of clinical experience. She started her career as a Health and Physical Education Teacher and Athletic Trainer after recieving her BS in Exercise and Sport Science from Penn State University in 1990. She received her MPT from Hahnemann University (now Drexel University) in 1995 and has worked in various settings including schools, home health, acute rehabilitation hospitals, acute care hospitals. For the past 20 years, she has worked in outpatient orthopedic settings in Lancaster and Reading areas. She has been with South Mountain Physical Therapy for 10 years and is a co-owner for the past 4 years. She has experience with a broad range of injuries and conditions, and is also trained in vestibular rehabilitation (vertigo). She enjoys working with people of all ages and working in an environment where the quality of patient care is the first priority and where she shares ideas and knowledge with her peers. She is a member of the APTA and PPTA. She is currently working on her Doctorate of Physical Therapy through the University of Monatana.
Outside of work, she enjoys camping, hiking and kayaking with her husband and getting together with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoys visiting her family from her hometown of Hershey.
Dan Borrell - PT, ATC, CSCS
Dan has worked as a Physical therapist in the Berks County area for over 18 years in outpatient orthopedic settings. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, PA Physical Therapy Association, and the Orthopedic Section of the APTA.
In addition to his physical therapy license, he has been an certified athletic trainer and worked at numerious high schools and colleges in the Allentown/Bethlehem and Berks County areas. His BS is in Health Education (Athletic Training 1989) and a MS in Physical Therapy from Neumann college in 2000.
Dan believes in treating patients as an individual, adjusting treatment programs based on what each individual presents with and needs. He is a constant learnr who is always looking to gain new skills and knowledge.
Dan enjoys spending free time traveling places with his wife and two daughters.
Matt Andersen - PTA
Matt is originally from Minnesota, but he has travelled the country extensively for his 16 years as a PTA and has spent the past 6 years in Lancaster County where he has worked with Kathleen and our aide, Cindy Ulrich. He has a vast range of experiences and skills from his extensive coursework and continuing education. He enjoys working with people of all ages and problem solving to get the best result for the work that his patients put into their sessions.
He enjoys travelling, photography, and history. He has enjoyed recent trips to Hawaii and visiting many of the Civil War Battlegrounds.
Cindy Ulrich - PT aide
Cindy has been an PT aide since 1998 and has worked with Kathleen, Matt and Kai intermittently for many years before permanantly working with them at South Mountain PT the first year of it's opening. She is very knowledgeable with regards to exercises and is a great help in the clinic. Her friendly and calming demeaner is a great asset to the clinic.
Sue Scherer - Office staff
Sue works part-time as an office assistant. She origianlly went to shool for 2years to study pediatric nursing. She has enjoyed working in clerical/administrative assistant positiions and has worked in inside sales, support and has handled large corporate accounts. She returns to clerical work with Sounth Mountain PT after taking time off to raise her children.
Sue is married with 2 girls who are involed in several sports. The girls keep her busy with school activities, including cross country , lacrosse and water polo. In her spare time, she enjoys decorating, watching her children paly sports and spending time
Cooper Flamm - PT aide
Cooper has been with us since August of 2018. He is currently completing his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at Penn State Berks. In May of 2019 he will graduate with his B.S. in Exercise Science. He plans on continuing his education and entering a Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Cooper enjoys working alongside the caring and experienced therapists here at South Mountain Physical Therapy and grasping all of the information and knowledge that they have to offer. He is hardworking and eager to learn. In his free time, he enjoys weight lifting, going on hikes, and spending time with family and friends.