OFFICE HOURS: M-W-Th 8:00AM - 8:00 PM | T-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM
1011 W. Penn Ave.
Robesonia, PA 19551
1405A Penn Ave.
Wyomissing, PA 19610
3212 Kutztown Rd.
Laureldale, PA 19605
With over 150 years of combined clinical experience, find out why we are recognized for our skill and expertise. All our therapists are DIRECT ACCESS licensed.
Dr. Kevin W. Krause, PT, DPT
BS Biology, Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA
BS Physical Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Widener University, Chester PA
Kevin is the owner and director of Western Berks Physical Therapy; and he works in all offices. Dr. Krause has over 25 years of clinical experience treating diagnoses including orthopedic injuries, post-surgical rehab, sports injuries, back and neck pain, neurological disorders and geriatric management. Many physicians know and trust Kevin’s hands-on care, along with his expertise in properly diagnosing their patients’ conditions and developing a comprehensive program to ensure optimal results.
Kevin is a member in good standing of the APTA and PPTA. He achieved his SPORTS THERAPY CERTIFICATION in 1996. He is a proud Eagle Scout. During his free time, he enjoys his family. Kevin sits on a number of civic advisory boards, is a Boy Scout leader and an active member of his church.
Dr. Deborah R. McKim, PT, DPT, MTC
BA, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
MPT, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences: Institute of Physical Therapy, FL
Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of St. Augustine, FL
Deb is our Pelvic Floor Specialist, skilled at treating many dysfunctions. She is also skilled in Myofascial release techniques. Deb has a MANUAL THERAPY CERTIFICATION which means she is uniquely trained in delivering hands-on manual techniques. Manual therapy is considered the most effective approach to treat musculoskeletal dysfunction. Deb is skilled in outpatient orthopedics, manual therapy, pelvic floor dysfunction and women’s health. She has worked at Western Berks Physical Therapy since 2001.
Deb is a member in good standing of the APTA and PPTA, including the Women’s Health Section. Deb is also an NCAA All American Swimmer.
Ashley Shirk, PT, DPT
DPT, BS, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA
Ashley is an outpatient physical therapist. She graduated from Lebanon Valley College with a Bachelor's in Health Science and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Having completed a variety of coursework, she is currently studying for her Manual Therapy Certification. Ashley has a passion for health, fitness, and helping people achieve their goals. In her free time, she enjoys working out, exploring the outdoors and spending time with her husband and son.
Eric Jentes PT, MPT
BS, Taylor University, Upland, Indiana and Ball State, Muncie, Indiana.
MPT Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
Eric has been in physical therapy for over 14 years. Following college, he worked at a regional hospital as a medical laboratory technologist for several years before transitioning to traveling home care physical therapy. Through these experiences, Eric has been able to work with everyone from notable college athletes to young children to older adults in various settings from football fields to hospitals to homes for the intellectually disabled. In his spare time, Eric enjoys the outdoors, attending and coaching his children's sports and raising his family.
Elizabeth Lawrey PT, DPT
BS, Health Science, Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA
DPT, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA
Elizabeth is a summa cum laude graduate of Lock Haven University in 2011 where she received her Bachelor of Science in Health Science with concentration in the Pre-Physical Therapy track. She then went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Arcadia University in 2014. Throughout her clinical internships, Elizabeth gained valuable experience working in outpatient orthopedic settings like the Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA. Elizabeth is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Orthopedic Section and continues her studies in that field. She is an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran with 14 years of service with the PA Army National Guard and plans to continue to serve.
Scott Hoffman PT, DPT
DPT, BS Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA
Scott graduated from Lebanon Valley College with a Bachelor's in Health Science and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Throughout college, Scott always had a passion for outpatient orthopedics. His interests include hands on treatments of the temporomandibular joint, cervical spine and lumbar spine. To Scott, therapy involves much more than treating body structures and their function. He believes when you treat an impairment you can win or you can lose, but when you treat the person, you'll win no matter the outcome. Outside the clinic, Scott is actively involved with Reading City Church and enjoys playing ultimate frisbee and mountain biking.
Jennifer Estes PT, DPT
BA Biology minor in Chemistry, University of Missouri, Kansas City, KS
DPT, Jamestown University, ND
Jennifer recently moved to Berks County, PA from the Midwest where she graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Previously she was a professional ballerina for 11 years, dancing nationally and internationally. Upon retirement she began her journey toward working with others to find their optimal health in Osteopathic Medical School where she gained extensive skilled training in Osteopathic Manual Techniques including muscle energy techniques, myofascial release, strain counterstrain, craniosacral, spine, and visceral. Through clinical rotations with urogynecology and obstetrics she discovered the inherent need for conservative therapies for those with pelvic floor dysfunction across the lifespan, male and female, including perinatal and postpartum, leading her to pursue physical therapy and ultimately specialize in pelvic health. She is currently working toward becoming fully certified in Pelvic Physical Therapy through the Section on Women's Health - American Physical Therapy Association. Utilizing past experiences, she combines a holistic approach with a passion for listening and empowering patients to optimize their quality of life through the intricacies of their dysfunction while aiding in their journey through manual based therapies and maximizing gains through individualized education and lifelong core exercises. Away from the clinic, Jennifer enjoys time with her family and leading a life filled with dance, music, passion, and laughter.
Kimberly Haught, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, PA
Kimberly is a Physical Therapist Assistant (Associates of Applied Science) and graduated with honors from Lehigh Carbon Community College. She has enjoyed working in outpatient settings for over 10 years. Her experience in treatment includes a diverse variety of diagnoses including geriatrics, back and neck pain, hand injuries, sports related injuries, neurological disorders and pediatrics. She also assists in Western Berks Physical Therapy’s pelvic floor program for urinary incontinence. She volunteers in the Kids Club and Youth Group programs at her church. In her spare time, Kim enjoys hiking, taking walks, snowboarding, playing volleyball, and spending time with her family and friends.
Sharon K. George, PTA
BS, Millersville University, Millersville, PA
Physical Therapy Assistant, Lehigh Valley Community College, Schnecksville, PA
Sharon is a Millersville University graduate. She then went on to get her Physical Therapy Assistant degree from Lehigh Carbon Community College. Sharon has 30 years of experience, primarily in outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation. She is the Clinical Coordinator for Western Berks, which means she helps instruct Student Affiliates. Sharon is skilled in nutrition and fitness. She is a health enthusiast who enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and healthy creative cooking. She is also active in her church.
Nate Moyer, PTA
BS Kinesiology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
PTA, Central Penn College, Summerdale, PA
Nate comes to Western Berks with the clinical experience in outpatient orthopedic settings as well as balance and gait training in a skilled nursing facility. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at Temple University, then continued on to Central Penn College where he earned an Associate's degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2015. Nate is passionate about quality patient care and helping people improve their physical function. In his spare time, Nate enjoys sports and exercise. He coached high school boys' soccer for four years.
Suzette Frantz, PTA
PTA, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville PA
When Sue heard Physical Therapy helped people get their lives back through exercise and gait training, she knew this was the career for her. She has enjoyed working as a Physical Therapy Assistant for 32 years. Sue said, "It is very rewarding to see people improve their quality of life and know that I helped." She enjoys spending time with her family, walking, antiquing and playing in her church's bell choir.
Duyen P. Maletto, PTA
BS Biology, Penn State University, University Park, PA
Duyen was born in Vietnam. She went to Penn State to get a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, then continued on to the Dubois campus to get her Associates degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She has been trained in Barnes Myofascial Release techniques. “Uni” has been in an outpatient orthopedic setting helping people feel better for over 14 years. She finds it rewarding to see people “go back to doing what they love”. In her spare time she enjoys time with family (husband and daughter) and friends. Her hobbies include watching sports, especially Penn State.
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