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Eric G. Palmer, D.P.T.’09

Palmer joined Wayne County Hospital and its clinic system in Corydon, IA, as director of the rehabilitation services department. “We are very fortunate to have someone of Dr. Palmer’s skill and expertise to assume the management of our rehabilitation services department. Dr. Palmer has been with us since 2009, is an excellent therapist and has also […]

— Anna Hudson

Jaimie L. Perkunas, D.P.T.’05

Perkunas was married on March 10, 2012, and has a private practice, Yoga Therapy for You, in Tucson, AZ, incorporating physical therapy and yoga. She teaches yoga and other classes in California, Mexico and Arizona. 

— Anna Hudson

Jill M. Smith, M.S.P.T.’01

Smith (formerly Staehr) and her husband, Jared, welcomed a son, Landry, to their family on Feb. 13, 2013. Landry joined brothers Parker, 6, and Sterling, 3. Jill is the clinic manager of Madonna Therapy Plus in Lincoln, NE, and became a certified Pilates instructor in 2011. 

— Anna Hudson

Kelly S. Dow, D.P.T.’05

In June 2013 Dow successfully completed and is designated with the clinical specialty of orthopedic manual therapist (COMT). She practices at Marian Joy Rehabilitation Centers in Oak Brook Terrace, IL. 

— Anna Hudson

Ashley J. Alm, D.P.T.’11, M.H.A.’14

Alm completed a post-graduate sports physical therapy residency program in October 2012 through ProRehab, PC, and the University of Evansville in Evansville, IN. In June 2013, she received  designation as a sports-certified specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. 

— Anna Hudson