Ammon graduated from Utah Valley State College with a Bachelors Degree in Science and an Associated Degree in Nursing. Ammon has spent nearly ten years working in the Inpatient Rehab Unit at Utah Valley Regional, minus a one year hiatus in 2006 when he worked in Cardiac ICU. He loves Rehab Nursing and the opportunity to work with people as they progress through a challenging time in their life. Ammon enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids and doing anything adventurous or athletic. He most recently completed the Tough Mudder Race.
Lisa grew up in Spokane, Washington. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and a minor in Chemistry. She worked nine years as a microbiologist and then took time off to raise her seven (yes, seven) children. She later graduated from Utah Valley University with an Associate degree in Nursing. She has worked for Inpatient Rehab at Utah Valley Regional since 2006 and has been the unit's Care Manager since 2008. She enjoys her children, grandchildren, church service, sewing, reading, gardening and genealogy.
Silvia graduated with a Master's degree in Social Work from Brigham Yong University in 1995. She has held a variety of social work positions, but really enjoys working for Inpatient Rehab at Utah Valley Regional. She enjoys getting to know the patients and their families while they recover and graduate to home. She enjoys working with all the different disciplines that make up the Rehab team. She loves to laugh and feels successful when her patients can laugh, too. She is a wife and the mother of three boys whom she adores (most of the time). If she has any spare time, she enjoys riding her bicycle, reading, making puzzles, and playing the piano.
A native of Utah, Tyler received his Master's of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Utah in 2002, where he performed original research focusing on reaching tasks for individuals with ataxia. After graduation, Tyler worked in Logan, Utah with Intermountain Home Care before moving to Utah County and joining the Inpatient Rehab team at Utah Valley Regional. Tyler has a passion for neuro-trauma rehab and specializes in stroke care. Tyler works in the community with the Utah Valley TBI and Stroke Support Group, a community-based Stroke Advocacy group (UVSA), and a statewide task force (Utah Stroke Task Force) in conjunction with the American Stroke Association. Tyler recently received a Neurologic Certified Specialist (NCS) Certification from the APTA, one of only 20 therapists in the state with this advanced certification. Tyler enjoys running, camping, playing (and discussing) sports, and spending time with his beautiful family.
Rhonda graduated from the University of Utah in Physical Therapy in 1984 and received her Master's in the post professional physical therapy program at Rocky Mountain University in 2003. She has specialized in neurological rehab throughout her career and is board certified by the American Physical Therapy Association as a Neurology Clinical Specialist. She has extensive experience and training in stroke, brain injury, balance, amputation and prosthetic rehabilitation. She also has an interest in furthering her skills in vestibular rehabilitation. She thoroughly enjoys the opportunity the Inpatient Rehab setting provides her to get to know her clients and their families. She also enjoys hiking, bicycling, reading and spending time with my family.
Adrianne graduated from the University of Michigan with her Bachelor's degree in movement science in 2009. During this time she spent two years performing research on a home-based training and assessment tool for adults with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. This led her to pursue her passion for rehabilitation by earning her Doctorate in physical therapy from Northwestern University in Chicago. At Northwestern, she completed a research project on transcranial direct current stimulation as a potential treatment for freezing of gait in patients with Parkinson's disease. Adrianne has a wide variety of clinical experience from pediatric to geriatrics and acute care to sports medicine. This diversity and prior research experience has led her to pursue neuro-trauma rehabilitation at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.
Cynthia graduated from Salt Lake Community College in 1995 as an Occupational Therapist Assistant. After graduation, she began working for Intermountain Healthcare, first at American Fork Hospital, and then with the Inpatient Rehab team at Utah Valley Regional. She specializes in neurological rehabilitation and especially enjoys working with stroke patients and seeing their progress. She also enjoys spending my off time with my family.
Andrew attended Snow College and Utah State University, and graduated from Newman University in Wichita, Kansas in Occupational Therapy. He has worked at Intermountain for 12 years in the Hand Clinic, Outpatient Rehab and Inpatient Rehab. When not doing occupational therapy, Andrew is playing with his three children and beautiful wife. He loves sports and being outside in the great state of Utah.
Jim says he loves working as a speech language pathologist. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Utah and graduated with a Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Redlands in 2000. He has worked at Utah Valley Regional since 2006. He specializes in the adult neurological population. He has certification in FEES (for swallowing), and LSVT-Loud (for Parkinson Disease). He works in Inpatient Rehab, as well as in an outpatient setting. When he's not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children and volunteering for his church.
Initially interested in pursuing speech-language pathology to help children, Timothy Grotegut took a position with St. Luke's Hospital in Aberdeen, South Dakota to gain a broader experience that included medical speech pathology. After one year, Tim joined the team at Utah Valley Regional, where he has spent the last 25 years, and where he grew fascinated with adult neuro-rehabilitation and swallowing disorders. In 2008 he successfully obtained status as Board Recognized Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BRS-S) – one of only three specialty recognitions from American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, and one of only two swallow specialists in Utah and about 150 nationwide.
Paul Osborn entered the field of medical speech pathology with a great desire to help others overcome difficult challenges in their lives. He moved to Provo, Utah to attend college at Brigham Young University where he received his Master's Degree. He began working for Intermountain Healthcare in 1988. He enjoys working in neuro rehabilitation and specializes in areas of swallowing disorders, memory and cognitive dysfunction in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He holds certification in LSVT-Loud (for treatment of Parkinson's Disease related voice disorders) and FEES (for evaluation of swallow disorders). He loves living in Utah and spends a lot of time in the outdoors with his family and volunteering in the community and for his church.
Alina K. Fong obtained her Doctorate degree from Brigham Young University in 2008 in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Neuropsychology. She has since specialized in acquired and non-acquired brain injury, and more recently, concussions. She has worked for Utah Valley Regional Medical Center since 2005. In her spare time she enjoys her family.