MEET THE TEAM

Erin Katherine Laughlin PT, DPT, SFMA, Certified Sportsmetrics

PROFESSIONAL

 

Erin graduated from Kansas State University in May 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and later graduated from Rockhurst University in May 2009 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Erin presented her doctoral research at the 2009 National Strength & Conditioning Association’s National Conference in Las Vegas, NV. Erin is currently in the process of completing her CSMT (Certified Spinal Manipulative Therapist) from the International Spine and Pain Institute and specializes in chronic pain management. Erin has spent the last 3 years assisting with Blue Valley North High School’s girls’ soccer teams’ pre-season conditioning – specifically focusing on knee injury prevention training. She has used her Sportsmetrics training to develop Laughlin Performance & Physical Therapy’s ACL Injury Prevention & Sports Performance Training Program, as well as, LP&PT’s Return to Sport programs. Erin is trained in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and applies that knowledge into a comprehensive, functional approach to physical therapy. Throughout the course of her physical therapy career, she has become increasingly more passionate about implementing preventative care programs and stressing a proactive approach to physical therapy vs. the traditional “reactive care” approach of most physical therapists.

 

SPECIAL INTERESTS

 

Erin is a former KCFC and Blue Valley North High School Varsity soccer player and captain. She continued her soccer career playing club soccer at Kansas State University while pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree. During her time at K-State, she became increasingly more interested in distance running and continues to train and compete in Marathons, Half Marathons, 10-K’s, and 5-K’s.

Daniel Edward Laughlin PT, DPT, CGFI, SFMA, CF-L1, Certified Sportsmetrics

PROFESSIONAL

 

Danny graduated from Saint Louis University in May of 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and later graduated from Rockhurst University in May of 2009 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Danny has been a recurring writer for KC Golfer Magazine as a medical and fitness professional. Danny is currently pursuing a spinal manual therapy certification (CSMT) through the International Spine and Pain Institute. Danny is also a Certified Golf Fitness Instructor with the Titleist Performance Institute since 2010. Over the last several years, Danny has worked with several local golf performance programs and has used his TPI education to develop Laughlin Performance & Physical Therapy’s Golf Performance Program. Danny enjoys working with athletes of all ages and takes a functional approach to physical therapy. He also holds a certification in Sportsmetrics ACL injury prevention training and has been trained in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). Over the last 3 years, Danny has worked closely with Rockhurst High School’s Swim and Lacrosse programs, assisting with pre- and in-season injury prevention training. Danny has a passion for CrossFit and has used his expertise to consult with and develop programs for several local CrossFit gyms to decrease injury and improve performance in their athletes.

 

SPECIAL INTERESTS

 

Danny is a former Rockhurst High School Varsity swimmer and football player. In his free time, Danny enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and participating in CrossFit.

Greg Hollenbeck PT, DPT, OCS, SFMA, CF-L1, certified Sportsmetrics

PROFESSIONAL

 

Greg graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in May 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Psychology and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Rockhurst University in 2010.  He is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) from the APTA.  He is a Sportsmetrics instructor and certified in Functional Dry Needling.    Other certifications include CrossFit Level 1 trainer and has completed the Burgener Strength weightlifting level 1 course.  Greg uses an eclectic approach to physical therapy with emphasis on functional-based treatments.  Since graduating from Rockhurst University, Greg has worked with a wide array of patients, developing a great wealth of experience.  He is currently running Laughlin Performance & Physical Therapy’s injury prevention program.  He enjoys working with athletes of all ability levels and greatest interest is in injury prevention and wellness.  Greg takes the time to know his clients and treat them as a whole person, not just the current injury.  Being able to look beyond the location of pain and diagnosing the underlying cause of pain/dysfunction is the best way to not only get a person pain-free, but also to stay that way.  

 

SPECIAL INTERESTS

 

Greg played football and baseball across the country while growing up in a military family.  Football and baseball remain his largest sports interests. He roots for the Dallas Cowboys and St. Louis Cardinals; however, he is slowly adopting the home town teams as well.  He enjoys recreational sports, weight lifting, and CrossFit.  Greg is married with 2 young daughters, a cat and a dog (all girls!). He spends free time with family and being outdoors including hiking, camping, hunting and fishing.  Living an active and healthy lifestyle is a key aspect of his life. 

Brian Becker PT, DPT, SFMA, Functional Dry Needling, Certified Sportsmetrics

PROFESSIONAL

 

Brian graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2011 with a Bachelor of Health Science. In 2009, Brian worked as a sports medicine assistant for Mizzou’s football team. He later received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Rockhurst University in 2017 where he received recognition for his research on the use of emerging functional evaluation equipment. Prior to graduate school, Brian gained clinical experience working as a physical therapist technician in St. Louis. He is certified in RockTape, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Functional Dry Needling levels 1 & 2, and Sportsmetrics. 

SPECIAL INTERESTS


Outside the clinic, Brian enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching professional sports, playing video games, and playing with his 2 house cats. He is originally from St. Louis and had a dream come true when the Blues won the Stanley Cup in 2019. Also, he has been enjoying the Chiefs but remains a bitter former Rams fan.

Mackenzie Janner PT, DPT, CSMT, SFMA, Certified Sportsmetrics

PROFESSIONAL

 

Kenzie graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in December 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Psychology. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Rockhurst University in 2018. She has a certification in Spinal Manual Therapy, which furthers her knowledge of spinal conditions, manual techniques and neurodynamics. She is also certified in Sportsmetrics and the SFMA. Kenzie leads LPPT’s youth athletic performance program, using rehabilitative and preventative approaches to increase agility, endurance, strength and overall sport performance. She is also a co-creator of LPPT’s online RunFIT programs.

SPECIAL INTERESTS


Kenzie grew up in Kansas City, MO playing a variety of sports, her favorites including basketball and running. She is an avid fan of the Chiefs, Royals and Mizzou Tigers. Her hobbies include spending time with friends and family, strength training, running, watching/quoting "The Office", and cuddling her furry child, Beetlejuice. She loves finding new coffee shops and cocktail bars with her favorite person, Austin.

Tanner Hampton PT, DPT, SFMA 

PROFESSIONAL

Tanner graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and later graduated from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2020 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She worked as an office assistant at this clinic during PT school and learned from our other DPTs gaining experience in the sports medicine world. Tanner has her SFMA certification and is pursuing a certification in Pelvic Health through Herman and Wallace.

SPECIAL INTERESTS

 

Tanner grew up playing club softball year-round and has always loved staying active and being outside. She is a huge KU basketball fan and faithfully suffers through that other sport every fall. Her favorite place is any mountain with a good view. She loves to read and puzzle, spend time outside with her boyfriend Carter and two dogs, and lift weights/do yoga.

Amber Helm

PROFESSIONAL

 

Amber is our office manager and new client specialist. She is currently pursuing a degree in Psychology, complimenting her first degree in Specialized Scientific Technology. She has spent recent years gaining experience in office management, marketing, sales, and customer service. Amber is responsible for the front office logistics and management including patient scheduling, office billing input, assistance in marketing, and patient intake/outtake. 

SPECIAL INTERESTS

Amber Grew up in St. Joseph, MO and has experience in a variety of fields such as cooking, chef demos, health care, event organization, and most importantly coffee and wine pairings.  In her free time, she enjoys activities with friends, family, and all of their dogs, especially her own (Penny). Amber also spends as much time paddle boarding as possible with her partner (Michael).

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