PHYSICAL THERAPY DEPARTMENT
Timothy Drevna, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS - Physical Therapist
Tim earned his Physical Therapy degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975, following graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He began his professional career at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pennsylvania, and relocated to Lancaster in 1978. He entered private practice in 1980, and was co-founder of Drevna-Papson PT Associates in 1981. He re-entered private practice in 2004 after an eight-year period of corporate employment, and opened the North Pointe office in March 2006, forming Drevna Physical Therapy Associates. He completed his doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from Chatham College in Pittsburgh in December 2006.
Tim is an APTA board certified clinical specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and an APTA certified clinical instructor. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
Tim has served in the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association on numerous committees. He was elected as a delegate from the South Central District from 2006-2010, representing his colleagues at the Annual House of Delegates. He has also served on the PPTA Executive Committee as Treasurer from 2009-2011, in conjunction with his role on the Professional Development Committee for the PPTA.
His professional focus is manual therapy of the shoulder, knee and spine. He has a special interest in prevention of musculoskeletal injuries and diseases through proactive lifestyle and exercise interventions.
Tim resides in Lititz, with his wife Sharon.
Christopher T. Hudson, MSPT, DPT, CSCS - Physical Therapist
Chris was born and raised in Williamsburg, VA. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science in 1996. While at Virginia Tech he worked as a student athletic trainer with multiple Division I athletes. Go Hokies!!!
Chris received his Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy (MSPT) from Thomas Jefferson University in 2001. While attending Thomas Jefferson, he participated in an internship that involved working with baseball players on the Philadelphia Phillies. In 2009, Chris received his doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University.
Chris is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and National Strength and Conditioning Association. He has been certified as a strength and conditioning specialist since 2007. He enjoys treating all types of individuals but has a special focus in treating runners, triathletes, lacrosse players, soccer players, basketball players, field hockey players and the list goes on and on. Chris has a special interest in using manual therapy techniques to treat his patients and tailoring his patient's treatment to meet his/her goals. Chris also fabricates custom orthotics and treats a variety of patients with foot and ankle problems. Chris became a partner at Drevna Physical Therapy in 2014.
Athletics and family life continue to play an important role in his life. He has enjoyed participating in triathlons and completed the Ironman triathlon in 2005. Chris has a wonder wife, Kim, and loves coaching and playing with his three boys, Connor, Braiden and Chase. He now has Black Lab, Kobe, who thinks he is a lap dog and he loves to swim.
Amy Humphrey, DPT, OCS, MTC - Physical Therapist
Amy was raised in Lancaster, PA. She graduated from James Madison University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance and Spanish. She then attended Widener University, where she graduated with a Master's degree in Physical Therapy in 2002. She continued her education at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, graduating with a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy in 2008.
Amy has expertise in providing care to dancers in the performing arts, and has been associated with The Washington Ballet, located in Washington, DC. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as well as the Performing Arts Special Interest Group within the Orthopedic Section of the APTA. She is also actively involved in the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association and currently serves as Chief Delegate. Amy specializes in therapeutic techniques including manipulation and mobilization of the spine, temporomandibular joint, and extremities. She also has a certification in Pilates which she utilizes when teaching patients about core control and strength.
Amy resides in Lancaster, PA with her husband, Jonathan, and their five children. When she can find some free time, she enjoys reading.
Jennifer Rice, DPT - Physical Therapist
Jennifer L. Rice graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology, then became a Certified Athletic Trainer. She was the lead author on two publications in May of 2000, “Exercise-Induced Asthma” and “Post-Concussion Syndrome”, both in the International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training.
Jennifer continued her education at MCP Hahnemann University, graduating with a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. Her doctoral dissertation was on low back pain due to a dysfunction of the neuromuscular motor control system in the lumbar spine.
Jennifer’s areas of expertise include post-surgical orthopedic and spine patients, women’s health issues and recreation or competitive athletes. She is also a Peer Educator for American Bone Health and has assisted in developing a recognized Osteoporosis program focusing on prevention, education, exercise and community engagement. She speaks on the topic of Osteoporosis at the community level. Jennifer’s belief is that a patient should never feel alone in the rehabilitation process, “I will be there with you every step of the way!”
Jennifer resides in Lititz with her husband, Chad, and their three children, Connor (11), Lilliam (9) and Cian (3).
Ellen Wimer, PT, DPT- Physical Therapist
Ellen is a physical therapist who has been practicing for 9 years. She treats a variety of conditions ranging from general orthopedic to neurological conditions. She has an extensive background with medical conditions and their impact on functional mobility as she worked in the acute care setting for several years. This background has given her the ability to treat the whole picture; from the physical limitations related to the diagnosis to the mental and emotional aspect.
Ellen has a special interest in women’s health and pelvic floor dysfunction. She enjoys working with soon to be moms and new moms as they work to maintain a healthy lifestyle and fitness level. Ellen has completed training through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehab Institute which allows her to treat a wide range of conditions such as diastasis recti, pelvic pain, chronic low back, hip and groin pain, pregnancy and postpartum pain, incontinence, urinary frequency / urgency, dyspareunia and more.
Ellen earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Widener University. She excelled in the classroom and on the field hockey team while at Widener University where she was named as part of the All-conference Academic team.
When she is not working, Ellen enjoys spending time with her three young boys and going on family hikes. She also enjoys riding her road bike, running, swimming and playing field hockey in local adult leagues. Ellen has a passion for education and enjoys learning, she especially enjoys home renovation projects, photography and of course all things women’s health!
Amy Finnegan, PTA - Physical Therapist Assistant
Amy Finnegan is a 1994 Pennsylvania State University graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Rehabilitation Services Education. Wanting to continue with a more holistic career path, Amy returned to Central Penn College and attained an Associates degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant.
For 20 years, Amy has focused her professional and rehabilitation intervention primarily in the outpatient world of Physical Therapy. Having many great teachers and colleagues over the years, Amy has developed skills and interest in the realms of aquatic therapy, lymphedema, orthopedics, personal fitness and becoming an instructor to teach classes of Silver and Fit as well as Tai Chi.
Amy feels that the first and foremost ingredient for the best patient outcome is the need for a teach approach…collaborative efforts made between the patient, PT staff and the medical interdisciplinary team of professionals.
Part two of patient success is as follows: listening to the patient followed by establishing a rapport of trust and respect between all involved. Educating and empowering the patient is also critical to improve one’s status and self-confidence. Lastly, providing the patient with the correct formula of individualized, functional and an appropriate level of fitness activities to improve patient’s overall prognosis. Amy is grateful to witness that success here at Drevna PT Associates by not only herself, but also through all of her colleagues’ efforts.
Amy resides in Lancaster with her husband and 2 furry children.
“Be the reason someone smiles today, it will be healthy for all involved.” – Amy
Sherri Gagné, PTA - Physical Therapist Assistant
Sherri was born and raised in Carlisle, PT. She attended Eastern Mennonite University, where she graduated in 2000, with a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts. In 2004, she continued her education at Central Pennsylvania College. She received her Associate’s degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant in 2006.
Sherri resides in Lancaster City with her husband and two sons. In her spare time, which is rare with two young boys, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, listening to music, photography and traveling.
Amanda Zeamer, PTA - Physical Therapist Assistant
Mandy was born and raised in Columbia, Pennsylvania. She attended Central Pennsylvania College where she graduated in 2003 with an Associate’s degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant.
Mandy has spent her career working in outpatient physical therapy. However, she also has experience working in skilled nursing care as well. She is an APTA certified clinical instructor. Mandy was awarded Advanced Proficiency for the Physical Therapy Assistant-Musculoskeletal by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2008.
Mandy enjoys the opportunity to make a positive impact with her patients and finds it rewarding helping people reach their optimal physical function.
When Mandy is not working, she enjoys spending her time with her husband and two sons.
Luke Diffenderfer, PTA - Physical Therapist Assistant
Luke went to Hempfield High School and played football his junior and senior years, during which time he injured his knee twice and went through physical therapy. His positive interactions with his physical therapists caused him to consider physical therapy as a career. After graduation from High School, he joined the United States Marine Corps Reserve. When he completed his training in the Carolinas he returned home and began classes at Millersville University where he took general education courses. He then attended Central Penn College where he completed his Associate's Degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant.
Luke enjoys hiking and playing sports recreationally. Before coming to Drevna, he spent time as an in-home caregiver for an elderly client who had Parkinson's Disease. He incorporated skills he was learning at school to develop an exercise program for his client. As a PTA, he is passionate about partnering with people as they seek to regain the strength and abilities necessary to achieve the quality of life they deserve, which ultimately maximizes their full potential at every stage of life!
Bernadette Sheaffer, PTA - Physical Therapist Assistant
Bernadette is a 1990 graduate of IUP with a BS in Business Management. After pursuing business-oriented vocations, such as restaurant management and placement services, she turned to starting a family. Bernadette eventually began working at a local gym as a beginner swim instructor, Aquatics instructor, Wellness Coach and certified personal trainer. In addition, she is also a certified Les Mills Sprint coach, cycle instructor and bootcamp trainer. While training clients at the gym, she realized that she could help more people by continuing her education and obtaining her Associate's degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Bernadette graduated with her PTA degree from Central Penn College in the spring of 2019 and joined Drevna PT.
As a lifelong learner, she has always sought out careers where she could help individuals from all walks and ages of life to meet their goals. Whether it be an injury, recovering from surgery, or training for life’s events, Bernadette enjoys designing programs and a plan to allow each individual to reach his or her goals. Her personal training and customer service backgrounds dove tail perfectly with her out patient clinical experiences, where she’s had the opportunity to rehab a broad base of patients.
Bernadette resides in Akron with her husband, 2 children ages 20 and 16 and a very large house cat. In her free time, Bernadette has a passion for running (5Ks to marathons to obstacle races), training for her first triathlon, gardening, cooking and living a healthy lifestyle. One of Bernadette’s favorite quotes is “Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.”
Sharon Drevna - Administrative Assistant
Sharon is a part-time administrative assistant. She is in the office two days a week greeting all of our patients with a smile. She is a 1974 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology. Sharon was a certified fitness instructor for 28 years, as well as a certified personal trainer.
When not at work, Sharon enjoys playing tennis, painting, gardening, reading, sports and spending time with Tim, their daughters, son-in-law’s and 5 grandchildren.
Sue Sollenberger - Financial Coordinator
Sue is our financial coordinator. She can be found in our back office hard at work handling insurance and patient billing and payments. She is also responsible for record keeping for the company. She keeps all of our clinical staff current with their continuing education and credentialing.
Sue and her husband have two married sons and three grand-puppies! She loves spending time with family and taking road trips with her husband on their motorcycle.
Dana Rutledge - Administrative Assistant
Dana works full-time at our front desk. Her varied job responsibilities include scheduling patients, collecting co-pays, printing charts and tracking various reports.
She is a California native and has worked in the orthopedic field for 32 years.
She and her husband have recently downsized and love living in a smaller footprint with their three dogs.
Gayle Huber - Business Office Coordinator
Gayle works part-time as the business office coordinator. She loves assisting our patients at the front desk. Coordinating employee schedules, verifying insurance and keeping our insurance authorizations up to date are some of her other responsibilities.
Gayle and her husband, Scott, have three children and live in Lititz. Favorite pastimes include reading, thrifting, decorating, baking and spending time at the beach.