Physical Therapists

Dr. Ginger Fenter

Dr. Ginger Fenter graduated as the Valedictorian of Charleston High School in 1983. She received distinction as a Presidential Scholar graduating with Highest Honors with a degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Central Arkansas in December of 1988. She was licensed by the State of Arkansas to practice Physical Therapy in 1989. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Des Moines University with highest honors in 2009 and has received extensive training in Manual Therapy and Myofascial Release. Dr. Fenter founded F&S Physical Therapy along with Marty Starkey in 1994.

Marty Starkey

Marty Starkey graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy. As one of our founders and most experienced therapists, Marty has seen and treated a wide variety of patients in his 32 years of practice with excellent results. He prides himself on staying current with all treatment options and has been extensively trained in Myofascial Release by John Barnes, PT. Marty's attentive and caring approach to patient care has influenced everyone at Wellness Physical Therapy.

Mary McKinley

Mary McKinley, PT graduated from the University of Colorado and has been a PT for over 40 years. She currently practices at the F&S location in Waldron. Mary provides excellent therapy services to clinic patients as well as home health physical therapy for the area.

Karri Patterson

Karri Patterson is one of our physical therapists. She attended undergraduate studies at Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences. She received her Master's degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Central Arkansas in 1999.She specializes and outpatient orthopedic physical therapy and home health physical therapy services.

Sarah Brooks

Deeply inspired by her childbirth-teaching mother and the birth of her own children, personal experiences with domestic violence and a desire to empower people in managing their own health and healing, Sarah "Kinje" Brooks graduated from University of Central Arkansas with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in August of 2014. She completed a clinical training rotation specializing in pelvic and genital pain disorders and has specialty training through both recognized U.S. educational organizations within pelvic rehabilitation: ABPTS and Herman & Wallace.

Dr. Brooks is currently the State Representative for APTA Section on Women's Health.

Focusing on both Pelvic & Gendered Health and Pain Management, Dr. Brooks is a member in good standing of or contributor to the International Pelvic Pain Society, International Association for the Study of Pain, Special Interest Groups (abdominal and pelvic pain & sex, gender and pain), Judgment Free Health Care Professionals. She has also previously developed a pelvic PT program.

Her continuing education, in progress or recently completed, include STAR certification for oncology rehab, Certification in Sexual Medicine and Rehabilitation, sitting for CAPP certifications in both Pelvic and Obstetric Physical Therapy, completing the prerequisites to sit for the WCS specialty board exam, and manual therapy training through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy.

Physical Therapist Assistants

Amy Wilson

Amy Wilson attended the University of Arkansas Fort Smith and graduated from Northwest Arkansas Community College in 1997 with her Physical Therapy Assistant degree. Upon receiving her license in 1997, she worked with pediatrics for three years. In 2001 she began her employment at F&S Physical Therapy. Amy is a hands-on PTA with extensive training in myofascial release and soft tissue mobilization.

Cassandra Zimmer

Cassandra Zimmer graduated from Waldron High School in 1988. She then graduated from Carl Albert State College in Poteau, OK in 2006 with an A.A.S. Physical Therapist Assistant degree. She went to work in an LTC facility after obtaining her license from the Arkansas State Board in Aug 2006. In Feb 2007, she joined the F&S team in Waldron where she worked under Mary McKinley for 3 yrs. She left to broaden her experience in LTC and then re-joined F&S in January 2014 to work with her mentor Mary McKinley! Cassandra has experience in acute care, LTC, inpatient rehab, Home Health and outpatient rehab.

Gene House

Gene House graduated with highest honors from Carl Albert Sate College in 2014 with associates in allied health and allied science physical therapy assistant. Gene joined the team at Wellness Physical Therapy in 2014 where he specializes in both clinical and Home Health settings. He provides exceptional therapy in Geriatrics and Total Joint Replacement Rehab.

Emily Mathews

Emily Mathews graduated with honors from Arkansas Tech University Ozark in 2014 with an associates of applied science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She completed clinical training in both Florida and Arkansas. Emily has worked with Wellness Physical Therapy since 2014, and provides exceptional therapy services for Joint Replacement, Neuroscience therapy, Geriatric patient care, and post CVA rehabilitation.

Devin Robinson

Devin Robinson graduated from Arkansas Tech University Ozark in 2014 with an associates of applied science as a Physical Therapist Assistant. In May of 2014, Devin joined the Wellness Physical Therapy team where he specializes in the Home Health and clinical settings. Devin enjoys providing therapy services for Geriatric patient care, Post CVA rehabilitation, and Joint Replacement.

James Shipley

James Shipley graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 2013 as a Physical Therapist Assistant. James joined the Wellness Physical Therapy team in 2013 and provides ​exceptional Home Health patient care, acute care, joint replacement, and geriatric patient care.

Julie Watson

Julie Watson graduated with honors from ATU in 2015 with her AAS degree as a PTA. Julie joined the Wellness Physical Therapy team in 2015 and works out of multiple clinics and provides home health treatments.