The Physical Therapy Connection team of Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Athletic Trainers and Massage Therapists have combined experience in treating musculoskeletal disorders.
BETH LANDGRAF, PT, GT CERTIFIED, NIKE GPS
Beth has been the owner of The Physical Therapy Connection since 2008. Beth has been licensed in 3 states and has worked in Sports Medicine based clinics, inpatient/outpatient hospital settings, skilled nursing facilities and has performed home physical therapy. She was the Director of a Physical Therapy Department in Indiana and Clinical Supervisor in Multiple Clinics prior to owning The Physical Therapy Connection. She has provided skilled physical therapy services in DeWitt since 1999.
Beth has been a Clinical Supervisor for the MSU Kinesiology Program for many years. She has also been a Clinical Instructor for Baker College. Beth has partnered with DeWitt Schools as a facility for job shadowing for many high school students who are interested in the field of Sports Medicine and/or Physical Therapy.
Beth has earned her Certification as a Nike Golf Performance Specialist and has also achieved her certification in Graston Technique (a form of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization). She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Michigan Physical Therapy Association, American College of Sports Medicine and National Strength and Conditioning Association. She has also been a member of the DeWitt Chamber of Commerce and, prior to that, the DeWitt Business Association.
Beth lives in DeWitt and enjoys spending time with her son, Jake, her dog, and cats. It has been her goal to provide optimum care in a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere. She has surrounded herself with a professional team who shares her commitment to excellence.
THOMAS LACLAIR, PT, DPT, CSCS
Tom received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Michigan-Flint in 2016. Prior to his doctorate, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Michigan State University. Tom received his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification in February of 2016 and is an active member of both the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the American Physical Therapy Association. In 2019 he completed his Blood Flow Restriction Therapy Certification through Owens Recovery Science. Tom specializes in outpatient orthopedics, and has advanced training in treating fitness athletes. He also has clinical experience in acute care and neurological settings. Outside of physical therapy, Tom enjoys weight lifting, CrossFit, and playing several sports including basketball, golf and tennis.
LAURA BLEMASTER, PT, DPT
Laura joined our Physical Therapy Connection family as a Physical Therapist in November 2018. She is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, earning her degree in 2018 from the University of Michigan. She is a class of 2009 DeWitt High School graduate, and graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s in Clinical Exercise Science. She has worked as a personal trainer and group exercise instruction in St. Johns prior to becoming a Physical Therapist. Laura enjoys working in the outpatient orthopedic setting. She plans to become PWR certified to treat Parkinson’s disease. She enjoys playing volleyball, soccer, and running. She recently had a baby boy who keeps her very busy.
KRISTIN DEPPEN, MSPT
Kristin has been practicing physical therapy for 21 years. She received her Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University. Prior to attending GVSU, she graduated from Lyman Briggs at Michigan State University with a degree in Physiology with a specialization in health and humanities. Before moving to DeWitt 14 years ago, she worked for Mary Free Bed Hospital in Grand Rapids specializing in traumatic brain injuries. She enjoys working with young athletes but also loves the variety of patients and diagnoses her job provides. Kristin enjoys working out, walking her dogs, yoga and reading. She loves to spend time with her family and especially enjoys watching her 3 children in their numerous sporting events.
JOHN LEHMAN, PT, DPT
John is the newest member of the PTC family. He acquired his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from GVSU in 2019. He is a 2012 Pewamo-Westphalia High School graduate, and completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology at Michigan State University in 2015. He has experience coaching 9th grade basketball, and developing individual exercise programs. He enjoys OP Ortho settings, working with (and talking to) folks of all ages. He enjoys working with his hands both in the clinic (manual therapy) and in his hobbies (woodworking, yardwork). He loves being active with basketball, volleyball, golf, running, and recently got married in August!
STEVE JENKINS, M.Ed, AT, ATC
Steve has been the Athletic Trainer at DeWitt High School for 8 years. He specializes in sports injuries and returning athletes to performing at a high level following an injury. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training from Central Michigan University in 2006 and received his Master’s degree in 2009 from Auburn University. Steve enjoys playing and watching sports, spending time with his wife, Annie, and his daughter, Palmer. You can see him around at all of DeWitt High School’s sporting events and say Hello.
JOSH PAQUET, AT, ATC
Josh has been a certified athletic trainer since graduating from CMU in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine and a minor in Exercise Science. He spent the first 7 years of his career doing clinical outreach as the AT for DeWitt high school. Clinical athletic training became his focus in 2007 as his children aged and it became difficult to attend their activities while working in a different school district. In 2009 he began working as the athletic trainer at Laingsburg high school in addition to his full time clinical work. He has been there since then and enjoyed watching his son play basketball and baseball before graduating in 2013. His daughter will graduate in 2021 and is also a multisport athlete at Laingsburg. Josh began working at PTC in the summer of 2019. He has extensive continuing education in manual therapy and has attended multiple courses through MSUs College of Osteopathic Medicine. He enjoys many outdoor activities and loves exploring Michigan with his family.
PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS
DANNY TRAN, PTA, MS, NASM PES, CPT
Danny joined the PTC team in November 2018 as a physical therapy aide. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Michigan State University in 2015, followed by his Master’s Degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in sports performance training, from Concordia University Chicago in 2018. He recently earned his Physical Therapist Assistant degree in Spring 2021 and was named to Kellogg Community College Dean’s list multiple semesters, as well as being nominated and presented with KCC’s “Outstanding Clinical Student Award”. He enjoys an active lifestyle just as much as he enjoys donuts. He has years of experience with a variety of populations in various settings such as fitness centers, gyms, training studios, online coaching, and rehabilitation facilities. He believes that an individual’s quality of life can be improved through and with movement.
KATHRYN DAVARN, LMT
Kathy joined PTC in January 2017 as our Licensed Massage Therapist. She did her training at Lansing Community College and has worked as an independent contractor since 1995. Kathy retired in 2009 from Sparrow Hospital after 27 years as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She enjoyed 39 years of nursing practice and feels that massage therapy is an extension of her nursing.
“I enjoy helping people feel better!”
Kathy is currently not accepting new clients at this time. Please check back soon!
AMANDA MUNDT, BS
Amanda graduated from Michigan State University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She joined the Physical Therapy Connection in 2014 as an Office Assistant and was promoted to Office Manager in 2015. Amanda is the lead insurance coordinator for our patients and physical therapists. She has created and implemented a training program to educate our therapists on current changes in all major insurance companies. Amanda volunteers her time to the Michigan State Troopers Assistance Fund (MSTAF); a non-profit organization that gives financial assistance to Michigan first responders and their families when tragedies strike. She has led numerous fundraisers for MSTAF including organizing their first 5k Run/Walk that took place in July of 2017. Amanda enjoys Zumba, reading mystery novels, and spending time with her husband and their two cats, Izzy and LuLu.
Linda began at The Physical Therapy Connection after the summer of 2018 as part of our administrative team as an office assistant. She graduated from Baker College of Owosso in 1993 with an Associates Degree in Office Administration where she was soon after employed by a law firm in East Lansing. Linda has spent the last sixteen years working the front desk at a physical therapy clinic. She enjoys crocheting, cooking, travelling, and spending time with her family.