Tim Vander Wilt serves as a physical therapist for Kinetic Edge Physical Therapy, as well as the Ames clinic manager. He is also certified in dry needling. His mission at Kinetic Edge is to help people move and function better.
Tim graduated from Central College with a degree in Exercise Science before earning his masters of science in physical therapy from Des Moines University. Tim and his wife Laura live in Ames with their four children.
FUN FACTS ABOUT TIM:
Celebrity he hopes will do therapy at Kinetic Edge: Michael Jordan
Favorite band: Third Day
Hobbies: Golf, watching sports, fishing, and spending time with his family
Rachel Johnson, LAT, ATC
Athletic Trainer & Care Coordinator
Rachel serves as an athletic trainer in our Ames physical therapy clinic and also handles the administrative tasks for our clinic. In addition, Rachel helps run our Medical Fitness Program. Rachel’s mission is to help and encourage people on their path to physical well-being.
Rachel earned her Bachelor’s degree in athletic training from the University of Northern Iowa. She spent over seven years working as an athletic trainer to area schools with McFarland Clinic. Rachel and her husband Ben reside in Ames with their two daughters, Reese and Kendall.
FUN FACTS ABOUT RACHEL:
Food she’d eat for the rest of her life: Chips and salsa
Her favorite movie: Harry Potter
Actress she’d pick to play her life: Amy Jo Johnson, the original pink power ranger because she’s been told many times she looks like her!
Casey Negrete, PT, DPT
Casey Negrete serves as a physical therapist for Kinetic Edge. His mission is to use his knowledge of human anatomy and physical rehabilitation, along with available resources, to help each patient meet their goals in an effective and efficient manner.
Casey earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Trine University in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Iowa State University. Casey and his wife, Maggie, and their dog, Roxi, will be moving to Ankeny. In his free time, he enjoys Spending time with family, playing with his dog, golfing, playing basketball, watching sports, and cheering for the Cyclones.
FUN FACTS ABOUT CASEY:
Actor he’d pick to play his life: Andy Samberg
His favorite movie: Forrest Gump
Something on his bucket list: Helicopter tour in Hawaii