About Us

We Are Pinamonti Physical Therapy and Wellness

Pinamonti Physical Therapy and Wellness Center began as a small private physical therapy practice in response to the needs of our local community.  Today, exactly a decade after starting our business, we have undergone a substantial expansion, broadening our services, offering you the premier wellness and fitness center in the four-states region.

Even though we have grown, we have not lost sight of what brought us here.  What drove us during our founding in 2004 still drives us today.  We remain true to our founding mission to maintain an atmosphere that strives for excellence and integrity while providing you the highest quality service.

Cutting edge technology and equipment along with expert hands-on techniques have been a hallmark of our physical therapy practice and it is a tradition that continues with our new Wellness Center.  From being one of the first facilities in the nation to feature TechnoGym’s state-of-the-art Artis® line of exercise equipment, to the unmatched personal attention from our physical therapists and personal trainers, Pinamonti Physical Therapy and Wellness Center is without equal in its offerings of facility and service.

In addition, The Center features the most advanced aquatic therapy system available with our HydroWorx® 2000 therapy pool, that is used for both physical therapy and conditioning.

Our advanced and innovative facility and our dedicated professional staff will offer you the unparalleled wellness experience you deserve.  Contact us today to enquire about membership and start your journey to wellness the Pinamonti way.

Meet Our Team

Executive

Brian Pinamonti, PT

President & Founder

Brian graduated with his B.A. from Pittsburg State University and earned his Masters in Physical Therapy from Wichita State. He founded Pinamonti Physical Therapy in 2004.

Chris Wilson, PT

Director of Physical Therapy/Physical Therapist

Chris has been with Pinamonti Physical Therapy since the beginning. He has 20 years of experience in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Manual Therapy. He is certified in Graston Technique, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, and is our resident Level 2 Titleist Performance Institute Medical Profession and Golf Fitness Instructor. He is a graduate of Pittsburg State University and the University of Kansas.

Chris Rohde

Director of Communications

With over twenty years experience working in Hollywood in both production and post-production on both the creative and managerial sides, Chris was a natural to head our Communications Department. He’s a graduate of UCLA with a degree in English, a Master’s in Clinical Psychology, Philosophy, and additional studies in design and advertising. (All that reading turned his hair white prematurely). He has been with Pinamonti Wellness Center since 2013, overseeing design, branding, communications, advertising, and marketing activities.

Physical Therapy

Jennifer Gilmore, DPT

Physical Therapist

Jennifer received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Pittsburg State University, and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Wichita State. She is certified in Graston Technique and heads up our Aquatic Therapy program. She has been with Pinamonti Physical Therapy since 2008.

Erin Knox, DPT

Physical Therapist

Erin is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in Exercise Science. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Texas State University and has been practicing for 2 years in outpatient orthopedics. She joined Pinamonti Physical Therapy in June 2018.

Amanda Short, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

A graduate of the Labette County Community College’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program, Amanda interned at Pinamonti Physical Therapy, worked at Freeman Hospital’s Orthopedic and Work Injury Rehabilitation Department and then returned to Pinamonti in 2014. She specializes in Aquatic Therapy and WorkSTEPS Pre-Employment Testing.

Administration

Kali Christiansen

Physical Therapy Administrative Coordinator

A graduate of Pittsburg State University, Kali has been with Pinamonti Physical Therapy since 2007. With over fifteen years of customer service experience, she is the company’s insurance and medical billing specialist, and the office’s Business Administrator and Manager.

Wellness Center

Blake McCarty, ACE

Certified Personal Trainer

ACE Certified Personal Trainer Blake McCarty’s training style encompasses a wide range of techniques which allows him to design a program specific to a client’s ability, especially those utilizing a trainer for the first time. Blake works closely with his clients to not only educate them on proper technique but assists them in maintaining healthy habits including healthy eating as well as stress reduction through exercise. A former Infantry Team Leader in the USMC, Blake is currently studying at Missouri Southern State Univ. majoring in Health Promotion and Wellness with an emphasis on Theory and Techniques of Strength Training.

Hillary Dickey – Green, ACE

Certified Personal Trainer, Run Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor

Hillary, one of our ACE Certified Trainers, is currently leading our Run Training Program, a specialized one on one program that focuses on form, technique, and endurance. She also acts as a personal trainer with programs that include cardio, core strengthening, and instructs our very popular Tabata Group Fitness Class. A graduate of Pittsburg State University with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science and a Master’s in Human Performance and Wellness, she returned recently to Pinamonti Physical Therapy and Wellness center after studies at The University of Oklahoma.

Massage

Krystine Messer

Certified Massage Therapist

A graduate of USCI in Fort Collins, Colorado, Krystine is certified in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Clinical Sports, Myofacial Release, and Trigger point Massage. She has also studied at Fort Scott Community College, and is a member of the Great American Insured Beauty of Body Work and is furthering her studies through the American Massage Therapy Association.

“I believe in the ability of the body to heal itself and try to utilize my education and experience to assist in this process. Between listening to the body and thoughtful communication with the client you can provide a thorough, soothing and effective massage.”