Meet our Team of Hospital-Based Therapists

Physical Therapy

Rene Crumley, PT, DPT, NCS
Rene received a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from St. Louis University and her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Creighton University. She is a senior therapist and has been at St. Luke's since 1997. Rene received her Neurological Clinical Specialist (NCS) certification from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in 2004. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Creighton University in 2008. She has completed vestibular rehabilitation competencies and is chair of the nominating committee for the Balance and Fall Special Interest Group of the APTA. She has received specialized training in balance and fall reduction using the Neurocom Balancemaster, functional tests and measurements, and neurological rehabilitation. Rene received her Allied Team Training (ATTP) certificate by the National Parkinson's Foundation.

Michelle Langston, PT, MPT, GCS
Michelle holds a master's degree in Physical Therapy (MPT) from the University of Iowa. She is a senior therapist and has worked at St. Luke's since 1998. Michelle received her Geriatric Clinical Specialist (GCS) certification from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in 2009.  She has completed vestibular rehabilitation competencies. She has received specialized training in balance and fall reduction using the Neurocom Balancemaster, serial casting to improve ankle mobility and the use of Tai Chi and Pilates as part of strength and balance programs.

Megan Andresen, PT, MPT
Megan received her master's degree in Physical Therapy (MPT) from the University of Iowa. She is a senior therapist and has been practicing at St. Luke's since 2001. Megan has her Brain Injury Specialist Certification from the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists. She received her Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) certification from Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA). Megan has specialized training in wheelchair seating and positioning, aquatics, neurological rehabilitation and spinal cord injury rehabilitation. She co-chairs the spinal cord injury support group.

Jenny Jenatscheck, PTA
Jenny received her associate's degree from Kirkwood Community College to become a physical therapist assistant. She is a level I PTA and joined St. Luke's in 1999. Jenny has specialized training in neurological and vestibular rehabilitation, sports and orthopaedic rehab, aquatics and balance/fall prevention and instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization. She is a member of the prosthetics and orthotics clinic team and is the chairperson of the Parkinson's support group. Jenny is a Parkinson LSVT BIG Certified Clinician.

Amy Yotty, PT, DPT
Amy received her doctorate in physical therapy (DPT) from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona.  She has been practicing at St. Luke's since 2013. Amy is a Parkinson LSVT BIG Certified Clinician and has specialized  training in instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization and sports/orthopaedic rehab.

Kelcie Whaley, PT, DPT, ATC 
Kelcie received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Iowa.  She has been practicing at St. Luke's since 2016.  Kelcie has specialized training in manual therapy, soft tissue mobilization, and sports and orthopedic rehab

Occupational Therapy

Barb West, MOTR/L
Barb received her master's degree in Occupational Therapy from the College of St. Catherine's. She is a senior therapist and has worked at St. Luke's since 1999. Barb has specialized training in driver's evaluation, home safety modification and Neurologic/Orthopaedic rehabilitation.

Rosemary Russell, COTA
Rosemary received her associate's degree from Kirkwood College to become an occupational therapy assistant. She joined St. Luke's in 2000. Rosemary has specialized training in neurological rehabilitation, acute care and orthopedics, and is a Parkinson LSVT BIG Certified Clinician.

Karla Simmen, OTR/L
Karla received her bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy from St. Ambrose University. She has worked at St. Luke's since 1996. Karla has specialized training in driving evaluations and has earned certification in Brain Injury. Karla is a Parkinson LSVT BIG Certified Clinician. 

Lacy Lynch, MOTR/L
Lacy received her Master's in Occupational Therapy (MOT) from St. Ambrose University in 2013.  She has worked at St. Luke's since 2015. Lacy has specialized training in Neurologic/Orthopedic rehabilitation and has an interest in Geriatrics.

Speech Therapy

Sarah Eastman, MA/CCC-SLP
Sarah received her master's degree in Speech Pathology from the University of Northern Iowa. She joined St. Luke's in 2007. Sarah has received specialized training in adult speech and language disorders, cognition, swallowing, voice disorders and accent modification.

Renee Perlwitz, MS/CCC-SLP
Renee received her master's degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She re-joined St. Luke's in 2003. Renee has received specialized training in adult speech and language disorders, cognition, swallowing and voice.

Anita Miller, MS/CCC-SLP
Anita received her master's degree in Speech Pathology from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. She joined St. Luke's in 2010. Anita has received specialized training in adult speech and language disorders, cognition and swallowing.