Benjamin L. Kolly, PT, DPT, OMPT, ATC, FAFS, OCS, FMR-C
Ben worked as an Athletic Trainer for eight years prior to receiving his Physical Therapy degree. Shortly thereafter he pursued his Doctorate degree as well as a specialist degree in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT). He is a board certified Orthopeadic Clinical Specialist (OCS). Ben completed the Gary Gray fellowship in Applied Funtional Science®. Ben has extensive credentials, educational experience, and hands-on training (certification in manual therapy, athletic training, and clinical hours).
He was born in the Detroit area and raised in Petoskey Michigan. He has worked in Petoskey, Alpena, Gaylord, Rogers City, and Indian River for much of his professional career. Since 2004 he has been working in Indian River as your Physical Therapist.
Ben is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Group, Michigan Physical Therapy Association (MPTA), National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), and Michigan Athletic Trainers Society (MATS). He has taught anatomy, kinesiology, and personal health at the collegiate level. Currently, he is faculty of Macomb Community College and teaches the orthopaedic section of their curriculum. He has attended numerous continuing education classes and spent 13 years of college attaining his numerous degrees. Ben also presented (lectured) about spinal rehabilitation at the national level.
Ben is certified to perform FCE’s and is an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor for student physical therapists. His specialties include spinal care, industrial/occupational medicine, athletic medicine, and challenging orthopedic injuries. He has helped numerous people in Indian River with joint replacements, rotator cuff repairs, tendonitis, back and neck pain, knee surgeries to name a few as long time manager prior to opening his own facility.
In his spare time he referees collegiate and amateur soccer, instructs youth referees, and assesses referees throughout the state. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus and active in the church. He was elected and has since retired from the Parks and Recreation Board for Tuscarora Twp in 2008. Ben and his wife, Julie, live in Indian River with their three children, Andrew, Marissa, and Ty.
Julie Kolly, OTR
Julie has been practicing Occupational Therapy since 1997. She is an Eastern Michigan University graduate and American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) member. She was raised in Toledo, OH, but has resided in Michigan since her collegiate years. She has worked in various settings including skilled nursing units, pediatric settings, home care, and outpatient physical therapy settings. Her skills range from fine motor activities to functional training to cognitive reeducation. She has worked with patients of all ages from young children to senior citizens. Julie enjoys spending time with her children and scrapbooking.
Robin Feagan, MPT
Robin Feagan graduated from Mayo Clinic’s School of Health Related Sciences in 2000 with her Masters of Physical Therapy. Since that time she has worked in outpatient physical therapy clinics in both Cheboygan and Indian River, as well as, for the Veterans Affairs in Gaylord. She is very excited to be a part of Xcel Physical Therapy. Robin and her husband Michael live in Harbor Springs with their two children, Sydney and Cooper. Robin’s philosophy of patient care copies that of Mayo’s, “The needs of the patient come first.”
Carrie Chapman, DPT
Carrie holds a Bachelor of Science in health professions with a pre-physical therapy emphasis from Grand Valley State University. She went on to get her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Central Michigan University in 2013.
Carrie has a wide range of clinical experience treating various patient populations from geriatric to infants and general orthopedics. She has a passion for improving the quality of life for her patients through manual therapy and functional exercise using an individualized approach. She strives to provide a fun and energetic therapeutic experience and believes that a positive environment is a pivotal component to recovery.
Carrie is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association as well as Michigan Physical Therapy Association. She is a certified APTA Clinical Instructor and a Certified Applied Functional Science therapist. She is excited to explore future career options including clinical specialization and continue seeking further training in her special interest areas of pediatrics and orthopedics. Carrie had worked in both the hospital and school based settings and loves maintaining and perfecting a large skill set to best serve rural northern Michigan.
Carrie is happy to be providing physical therapy services to the people who live in the community she grew up in. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as staying active outdoors with various activities including biking, hiking, camping, boating, snowshoeing and skiing.
Megan Peltz, DPT
Megan is a recent graduate from Central Michigan University’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. She has experience in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Moreover, Megan has worked with patients experiencing orthopedic, neurologic, and vestibular injuries, as well as, pelvic floor dysfunction. Megan is currently living in Rogers City with her husband Travis, their 3-year-old Golden Retriever, and 1-year-old Irish Wolfhound. During her free time, Megan enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, hiking, and kayaking.
Jake Miller, PTA, LSVT BIG Certified
Jake graduated Summa Cum Laude from Finlandia University in July of 2015 and joined Xcel in August of 2015. He is well trained in exercise instruction and stays up to date on the latest research articles regarding therapeutic exercise. Jake has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Michigan Physical Therapy Association since 2015. He is active in continuing education and strives to have the latest knowledge regarding patient care. Further, Jake is in the process of achieving his advanced proficiency in orthopaedics through the American Physical Therapy Association. Jake has lived in Indian River since he was 1 year old and enjoys what Northern Michigan has to offer. He often spends his spare time outdoors kayaking, biking, or snowboarding. Recently he became engaged and is looking forward to the future with his soon to be wife.
Jennifer A. Andrew, Licensed Athletic Trainer
Jennifer graduated from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science as well as a Master’s Degree in Athletic Training . Jennifer has worked in the physical therapy out-patient setting for over 30 years in Lake Charles, LA ; Houston, TX; Gaylord, Cheboygan and Indian River, MI. She has treated athletes since 1988 at the high school, collegiate and professional levels. She started the Athletic Training program at Inland Lakes High School. She was the athletic trainer for the Houston Ballet. She has had extensive training throughout her career with some of the leading orthopedic surgeons in the country. While working the 1992 Summer Olympic Track & Field Trials in New Orleans, she met her husband, Billy, and moved to northern Michigan in 1994. They have 3 children, Will, Casey, and Kylee. She has been working in the Indian River area for 22 years and feels blessed to have cared for many loyal patients throughout this time. She loves treating all aspects of out-patient physical therapy and sports medicine. Jennifer strives to be current on the latest advancements in her profession thus providing her patients the best quality of care possible.
Mollie Coe, Certified Athletic Trainer
Mollie, a licensed Athletic Trainer, graduated from Inland Lakes High School in Indian River. She continued her education at Central Michigan University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine in December 2006. Mollie worked as the head Athletic Trainer for Inland Lakes schools for six years, and has over a decade of experience in her field. Recently, she became a registered yoga teacher after completing her 200 hour training at the “Be the Love, Registered Yoga School” in March 2017. Mollie has attended numerous continuing education courses, including advanced kinesiology taping, CrossFit coaching and functional anatomy. She also strives to stay up to date with the latest advancements in Athletic Training by attending National Athletic Training conferences. In addition to seeing patients in the clinic, Mollie teaches yoga, fitness and sports conditioning classes. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outside in the sunshine, walks with her dog, traveling, checking items off her bucket list, lifting weights and spending time with good friends and family.
Paula Bushinski, Fitness Instructor/Manager
Paula is a motivator. She started teaching group fitness classes 16 years ago. She has always been active and practices what she preaches. Paula is certified in Group Fitness, Core, and Functional Fitness. She married her high school sweetheart and they have five children. Paula enjoys spending time with her family in the great outdoors, especially in the summer!
Kathy came to Xcel as a trainer from Curves of Indian River. She believes in the personal connection of relationships to wellness. Kathy instructs people in the correct use and form when using exercise equipment. She enjoys helping set up a healthy personal program for fitness and post-therapy maintenance. Kathy resides in Topinabee. She has five married children and thirteen awesome grandchildren.
Jenny has worked in various medical offices throughout most of her working career and has worked for XCEL since its start in 2008. She has worked her way up from being a Technician to Assistant Manager and also teaches the water aerobics classes. Jenny married her high school sweetheart, Chris and they have two sons in college. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys spending time with family, camping, kayaking, ATV’s and snowmobiling.
Lisa has been working a front desk position in Physical Therapy clinics since 2005. Currently, she is your Medical Records and Insurance Specialist. Lisa is married to Phil and they have three adult children and a daughter-in-law. Away from work, some of the things she enjoys are scrapbooking, making cards, and serving as the Librarian in her church as well as nursery duties and Bible study groups.