Physical Therapists

Meet Our Physical Therapists

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

Jason Mettling, DPT – Director of therapy services

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. 

Molly Roepke, DPT

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.  

Megan Bengtson, DPT
Pelvic Health & Women’s Health Specialist

Megan Bengtson is a Wichita native, she received her Bachelors in Exercise Science in 2007 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Wichita State University in 2010. Since starting her career Megan has had experience in multiple physical therapy settings but developed a passion for spinal dysfunction, women’s health and pelvic floor PT. Megan is AYSTM certified, has been trained in treating pelvic floor disorders/dysfunction through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute and is currently pursuing her Prenatal and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist certification. When Megan isn’t treating patients she is enjoying time with her 2 kids, Grace and Owen, their dog Tank and doing home renovation projects with her husband Nathan.

Jake Carey, DPT

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!

Courtney Lazzo, DPT – Communications manager

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.

ABBY KELLY, DPT

Abby is originally from San Antonio, Texas. She played 4 years of volleyball and obtained a bachelors of science degree at Harding University in Arkansas. as. She then went on and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Harding. Her husband is an Offensive Coordinator and coaches the running backs for Bethel College football. They enjoy watching movies, cooking (mostly baking.. and eating cookies), playing board games, spending time outdoors, visiting friends and family, and eventually hope to spend time traveling together! Growing up surrounded by athletes and spending time at the physical therapist herself, Abby has come to really enjoy working with athletes.

Andrea Miller, DPT – CLINIC MANAGER

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 to spend free time with her husband Dustin and their daughter Aubrey. Her hobbies include running, movies, traveling, and spending time outdoors. 

Zane ochs, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPt – Clinic Manager

Zane Ochs completed his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Wichita State University before attending Washington University in St. Louis to achieve his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Zane became a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in 2015 then pursued fellowship training in orthopedic manual physical therapy at Regis University and became a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists upon completion of the program in 2018. Zane has received the Outstanding Clinical Service Award from the Kansas Physical Therapy Association (KPTA) in 2019 and has volunteered for the KPTA and APTA in various positions since 2015. Zane enjoys building relationships with patients and learning what motivates each patient to put in the hard work during their physical therapy care. Aside from professional activities, Zane and his wife Cassie stay busy while balancing various activities for their children; Camden, Molly, and Khloe.

MATTHEW STRAKA, DPT

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.

Photos by Ashley Schurch Photography!