Partner, Clinic Owner, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, & Athletic Trainer
Matt Scotton serves as a physical therapist and athletic trainer for Kinetic Edge Physical Therapy, as well as owner and clinic manager for Kinetic Edge – Newton. He is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist. His mission is to improve the health and quality of life of as many people as possible.
Matt loves to explore nature and human performance. He’s explored his own physical abilities by competing in a ultra-distance endurance bicycle and running races in the Midwest, Colorado, and Alaska since 2009. He’s a 2-time Leadman and a 2-time 70.3-mile Ironman who loves to help people achieve big goals.
Matt earned his Bachelor’s degree from Central College, his Master’s from the University of Iowa, and his Doctorate from Des Moines University. Matt and his wife, Sandy, live in Newton and have two daughters; Kora (a Physical Therapist at Kinetic Edge – Ames) and Hannah (a first grade teacher in Newton).
FUN FACTS ABOUT MATT:
Food he’d eat for the rest of his life: Beef
Something on his bucket list: Run on every continent
Celebrity he hopes will do therapy at Kinetic Edge: George Brett. He was my childhood hero, the greatest player on my favorite team, and a great story-teller with a passion for the greatest game the world has ever known.
Allison Garmager, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Allison Garmager serves as a physical therapist for Kinetic Edge Physical Therapy in Newton & Colfax. Her mission is to assist her clients in achieving their goals and improving their quality of life through positive interactions, encouragement, and optimal physical therapy treatment.
Allison earned her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Iowa after receiving her bachelor’s in Human Physiology from the University of Iowa. This Iowa City native currently resides in Des Moines.
FUN FACTS ABOUT ALLISON:
Hobbies: Spending time outdoors, doing yoga, traveling
Food she’d eat for the rest of her life: Any sort of pasta!
Something on her bucket list: Travel to Greece
Jenny Jensen serves as a care coordinator for the Newton office. Jenny schedules appointments, greets clients, answers the phones, communicates with our providers, and pitches in wherever else she’s needed! Jenny enjoys helping people so this role is a great fit for her.
Jenny is a Newton High School graduate. She and her husband Jay live in Newton. In her free time, Jenny enjoys serving as the assistant coach for the girls’ swim team. They have two adult sons, Henry and James who is married to Jenny, as well as two grandsons.
FUN FACTS ABOUT JENNY:
Favorite movie: The Greatest Showman & The Sandlot
Something on her bucket list: See a Jimmy Buffet concert in Key West
Favorite season: Fall – all things pumpkin!
is a care coordinator; greeting clients, scheduling and providing helpful
information to clients. She enjoys giving clients the best experience.
Nicole is a Newton High School graduate. She and her husband, Landon, live in Newton with their son Leo. In her free time, she enjoys reading, crafting, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.
FUN FACTS ABOUT NICOLE:
Favorite movie: The Harry Potter movies
Something on her bucket list: Visit the Dog Island in Central America!
Dream Vacation: Touring the castles in Ireland
Jayden Kauk, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
Jayden Kauk serves as a physical therapist assistant for Kinetic Edge. Her mission is to connect with each client and positively impact them with exercises that will allow them to reach their goals.
Jayden earned a Bachelors at Hastings College and then attended Clarkson College in order to become a Physical Therapist Assistant. She is originally from Farwell, Nebraska, and currently lives in Johnston. In her free time, she enjoys working out/being active, listening to music, going to concerts, spending time with family & friends and being outside.
FUN FACTS ABOUT JAYDEN:
Something on her bucket list: Visit Hawaii
Her favorite movie: The Greatest Showman
Food she’d eat for the rest of her life: Italian food