Meet Our Doctors of
Physical Therapy

Our upbeat physical therapy providers are
passionate about connecting with people, giving
one-on-one care, and delivering amazing treatment.



Jason Mettling is a native Kansan who received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas and completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Wichita State University in 2009. Jason enjoys caring for patients of all ages and helping them achieve their goals, whether it is yardwork or returning to sports. He is heavily trained in orthopedics and loves post operative care and sports medicine. He is ASTYM certified and utilizes manual therapy techniques with all of his patients. Jason is definitely a people person and loves building strong relationships with his patients, while making them work hard at the same time. Jason stays busy away from the office chasing around his four children with his wife Janae. In his spare time he enjoys running, golf, tennis, coaching, hunting and spending quality time with family outdoors.
Andrea Miller, Dpt


Andrea Miller was born and raised in Wichita, but lived in Kansas City while completing her Bachelors in Exercise Science at Rockhurst University and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Kansas. Andrea has always enjoyed an active lifestyle as well as working with others and has used these passions to shape her career as a physical therapist. Andrea loves spending her free time with her daughter Aubrey. Her hobbies include running, movies, traveling, and spending time outdoors.

Courtney Lazzo


Courtney Lazzo played four years of volleyball at Washburn, and after rehabilitating from a back fracture her junior year, developed a strong interest for athletic development and injury prevention. She then earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Wichita State University. With a passion for holistically treating the body, Courtney strives to help her patients function at their optimal level and incorporates a variety of manual techniques and exercises to achieve these results. Courtney enjoys spending time with her two kids and husband, being active in different types of workouts, and meeting new people around Wichita.


Bri Hobson is a Pelvic Floor and Women’s Health therapist who has a passion for treating women through all stages of their life. She received her undergraduate degree at Kansas State University and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy through Wichita State University. She developed an interest in Physical Therapy with her various injuries while doing gymnastics growing up. She began her career treating orthopedic and sports injuries and following the birth of her first daughter she developed a strong interest in Pelvic Floor Therapy. She is trained through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Institute, and looks forward continuing her education in this field. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Ben, their two daughters, Nora and Emma, and their black lab, Chariot. She loves being outdoors, being active with her family, and her husband would say she spends too much time shopping for home décor.
Courtney Armentrout


Courtney Armentrout was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. She went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees at Rockhurst University in Kansas City. Courtney found her passion in treating pelvic floor conditions and has received training through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. Outside of work, Courtney enjoys traveling and spending time with her fiancé and two dogs.
Molly Roepke played college volleyball at Hutchinson Community College and Pittsburg State University which is how she found her interest in Physical Therapy when rehabbing from a volleyball injury. Molly attended Physical Therapy School at the University of Kansas and earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015. She has a strong interest in sports related injuries but enjoys guiding patients of all ages and backgrounds back to full health through manual therapy and prescribed exercises. Molly loves spending time with her husband, Alex, and two children Evelyn and Beau, watching and attending sporting events, and spending time outdoors.
Jake Carey earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Wichita State University in 2019. His clinical interests include pre/post-operative rehabilitation as well as orthopedic and sports rehab. Jake has been with Physical Therapy by Phoenix since August 2020. Jake and his wife, Amie, both grew up in Augusta and were high school sweet hearts. They enjoy their two Goldendoodle puppies, time with friends and family and creating memories in their new home. He also has cool socks!
Cindy Harrison
Cindy was born and raised in Wichita, she earned her Bachelors in Exercise Science in 2006 and Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2009 from Wichita State University. Throughout her physical therapy career she has gained extensive experience in outpatient orthopedics and developed a passion for geriatrics, treatment of spinal dysfunctions, work injuries, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), and post surgical joint rehabilitation. In addition to helping patients, Cindy also feels very strongly about sharing and expanding the field of Physical Therapy through her work with students as an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Certified Clinical Instructor. Cindy’s treatment approach is truly individualized and she places great value on the patient/ therapist relationship and treats each patient as family. Cindy is an avid outdoorswoman and animal lover and when she isn’t in the clinic she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, hiking, camping, working with her four dogs, teaching horse riding lessons and competing in equestrian events.
Matthew Straka
Matthew Straka earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Wichita State University in 2020. His clinical interests include pre & post-operative rehabilitation, orthopedic or sports rehab, pain management, and vestibular & concussion therapy. Matt received his Vestibular/Concussion Rehabilitation Certification from the American Institute of Balance (AIB). Matt plans to continue to build his skills in the fields of orthopedics and pain science. He appreciates the relationships he builds with patients and treating each one at their own personal level. The biggest satisfaction he gets in his professional life is seeing patients overcoming their own physical and mental barriers to accomplish goals they set out for themselves. Matt has always enjoyed keeping a fit lifestyle and encouraging others into an active lifestyle. Outside the clinic Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and son, playing card games, camping, and enjoying movies and sports.
Tony Bui was born in Vietnam, but immigrated with his family to Wichita, KS when he was a child. He is Bilingual in English and Vietnamese. One of his professional goals is to provide optimal and quality services for everyone in his community. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Athletic training followed by a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Wichita State University. Tony has a manual approach to his interventions as he is certified in ASTYM, dry needling, and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). Tony is a certified Running Rehab Specialist through the Institute for Athlete Regeneration (IAR). When Tony is not treating patients he enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and his two dogs. He loves and appreciates the outdoors as he pursues an active lifestyle.
Zach Howell
Zach Howell was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. He played college football at Hutchinson Community College, before transferring to WSU to earn his Exercise Science and Doctorate of Physical Therapy degrees. He was first introduced to physical therapy in high school after a knee injury required surgery and PT to get back to playing sports. As a result, Zach is passionate about helping his patients get back to doing the things they love! Zach brings a lot of energy to the Phoenix Team, and enjoys building relationships with each of his patients. He is Dry Needling certified, and has advanced training in sports and manual therapy. When he isn’t treating patients, Zach loves being active, playing with his goldendoodle, hanging out with friends, and doing anything outside. He and his wife Abby are preparing for their first child later this summer.
Austin Mettling Physical Therapists
Austin Mettling was raised on a farm in rural Kansas before earning his undergraduate degree from Sterling College and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Wichita State University in 2020. An ACL tear just before college landed him in physical therapy. This would change his career trajectory, and he wound up finding a passion for helping others through their injuries as well. Austin enjoys anything outdoors, playing board games with his wife Jennifer, spending time at the park with his son Elliot, hanging out with his church small group, and dad jokes. He is an unashamed black coffee snob and is always looking for an excuse to brew another cup!
Dan Stephens Physical Therapists
Dan Stephens earned his Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science from Concordia University in 2017, where he also played 4 years of soccer, before earning his doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Wichita State University in 2021. Dan has a passion for sports rehab and spinal dysfunction as well as postoperative orthopedic care of knees and shoulders. Dan is an American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified personal trainer and loves to implement this education into his job as a therapist with a fitness-forward mentality. Outside the clinic, Dan enjoys spending time with his wife and their two children. Dan also enjoys his role as Student Ministries Commissioner at his church where he gets to work with middle and high school youth.
Nathan Gillman Physical Therapists

Nathan Gillman is passionate about helping his patients of any occupation or age return to doing what they love whether that be playing sports, working in the garden, or hiking with family. Nathan enjoys spending time with his patients and finding out their motivations to develop a unique plan of care to help them obtain their goals. His desire is to help patients focus on prevention of injury through strength and flexibility. Nathan graduated with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Wichita State University and is excited to help patients obtain optimal function in their lives through manual therapy and rehabilitative exercise. He has a passion for orthopedics and vestibular rehabilitation as well as manual therapy. Nathan entered the field of physical therapy after experiencing first-hand the impact of therapy in his own life. Nathan married his wife Jacqueline this past summer and loves spending time with her. His interests include working out, spending time with family, being in and on the water, any outdoor activity, swimming, golf, playing basketball, following current events, observing nature, and traveling.

Brent Ehresman Physical Therapists

Brent Ehresman was born and raised in west Wichita, attending Wichita State University for his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science as well as his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Brent’s passion for physical therapy stems from an interest in exercise and a desire to help people achieve their physical goals. He stays involved with the Wichita State University Doctor of Physical Therapy program by serving as the lab assistant for ‘Musculoskeletal Management of the Cervical/Thoracic Spine and TMJ’ as well as ‘Musculoskeletal Management of the Lumbar Spine and Pelvis’. Brent’s clinical interests include pre- and post-op care as well as general orthopedics, geriatrics, and sports rehabilitation. His approach to treatment includes both exercise prescription with emphasis on proper form and muscle activation as well as manual therapy techniques. Brent is dry needing certified for craniofacial, cervicothoracic, upper extremity, lumbopelvic & lower extremity conditions. When not in the clinic, Brent enjoys spending time with his wife, being involved in his church, and building furniture in his woodshop.