COO, Partner, Clinic Manager, and Doctor of Physical Therapy
As a physical therapist, Todd enjoys problem solving the cause of a pain or injury to help clients find the best solution for recovery and prevention.
Todd is the COO for Kinetic Edge, as well as a partner in the company and the Des Moines clinic manager. His mission is to serve those who entrust their therapy needs to him by focusing on treating the whole person since the source of a problem is often not where the complaint is. He enjoys using education, manual therapy, and specific exercise to address the needs of his clients.
Todd earned his master’s and doctorate in physical therapy from Des Moines University after earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology and exercise science from Dordt College. Todd is also an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist, a certified Astym provider and level 1 functional dry needling provider. Todd resides in West Des Moines with his wife, Denise, and their three kids.
FUN FACTS ABOUT TODD:
Something on his bucket list: He is working on competing in a running race or triathlon in all 50 states and is currently half way there.
Actor he’d pick to play his life: Mark Wahlberg
Hobbies: Running, cycling, hiking and being active with his wife and kids
Patrick Ford, PT, DPT, OCS
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Patrick Ford serves as a physical therapist for Kinetic Edge. His mission is to help others regain confidence and hope through movement, exercise, and education.
Patrick earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and health from Iowa State University. He attended Creighton University to earn his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. A year later, Patrick became an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, further enhancing his skills to assess and treat injuries of all kinds. Patrick is from Mount Prospect, Illinois and is currently living in Bondurant, IA with his wife Sarah, daughter Elena, and their two pets, Fergus and Dixie. In his free time, he enjoys Crossfit, camping, hiking, and watching movies.
FUN FACTS ABOUT PATRICK :
Actor he’d pick to play his life: Donald Glover
Celebrity he hopes will do therapy at Kinetic Edge: “Anthony Rizzo (Cub’s 1st Baseman) because I’m a lifelong Cubs fan and he’s one of my favorite players.”
Something on his bucket list: Go backpacking in Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, and many other national parks.
Kaity Hall, PT, DPT, ATC
Doctor of Physical Therapy & Certified Athletic Trainer
Kaity Hall serves as a physical therapist for Kinetic Edge. Her mission is to serve clients by looking at them as a whole and providing functional treatments, in addition to promoting overall health and wellness. She has a passion for getting to know her clients and utilizing functional treatment approaches to help them reach their goals. Kaity is functional dry needling certified and has completed level two training.
Kaity graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Athletic Training and then went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Des Moines University. In her free time, Kaity enjoys spending time with her family, DIY and crafting projects, being outdoors, and exploring the Des Moines area. Kaity and her husband, Austin, have twins & reside in Urbandale.
FUN FACTS ABOUT KAITY:
Something on her bucket list: Vacation in Australia or Bora Bora
Food she’d eat for the rest of her life: Mexican food
Lisa Brekke, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Lisa Brekke serves as a physical therapist for Kinetic Edge in Des Moines. Her mission is to provide vestibular rehabilitation and grow with the company to better assist our community.
Lisa earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from Iowa State, a master’s degree in exercise science from Concordia University – St. Paul, and a doctorate in Physical Therapy from Sacred Heart University. She has a Certificate in Vestibular Rehabilitation from Emory/Duke and Level 1 & 2 Functional Dry Needling certification. Lisa is originally from Ames, Iowa. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with family & friends.
FUN FACTS ABOUT LISA:
Dream Vacation: Acadia National Park in Maine
Favorite Movie: Sweet Home Alabama
Favorite band/singer: Dan + Shay
James Laughlin, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
James is a physical therapist assistant for Kinetic Edge Physical Therapy. His mission is to serve his patients by providing the highest level of service to promote physical well-being.
James has a Bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University in Exercise and Sport Science. He served his tenure as a fitness manager, overseeing two fitness facilities personal training program prior to returning to school to update his skills. James earned his Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Mercy College in Des Moines in 2011. James lives in Ankeny with Sally Twedt, their two kids Reagan and Tacoree, and their dogs Greta, Murphy and Madge.
FUN FACTS ABOUT JAMES:
His favorite band: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Something on his bucket list: Visit New Zealand & throughout Asia
In his free time you will find James running or biking, preferably in Colorado
Rachael Barnette, OTD, OTR/L
Doctor of Occupational Therapy
Rachael is an occupational therapist with Kinetic Edge. She completed many hours of observations, volunteering, and a rotation with the Kinetic Edge OT department prior to joining the team in June of 2021. She graduated from Central College in Pella, IA in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She then attended Creighton University in Omaha, NE where she earned a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy and graduated in May of 2021. Rachael is also certified in Pediatric Mental Health First Aid and Physical Agent Modalities (PAMs). Her mission for working at Kinetic Edge is to empower children and families to reach their full potential and successfully engage with the world around them.
Rachael is originally from Johnsburg, IL, and is now living in Ankeny. She enjoys spending time with family & friends, listening to podcasts while taking long walks, boating and kayaking in the summer, and watching crime documentaries.
FUN FACTS ABOUT RACHAEL:
Dream Vacation: Torres del Paine National Park in Chile/Argentina
Something on her bucket list: Attend the summer Olympics
Favorite Singers: Chris Young & Maren Morris
Ashley Roberts is the care coordinator at our Des Moines location. Ashley answers the phones, welcomes clients into the office, helps with your questions, schedules appointments, and pitches in with whatever else is needed! Ashley wants to make every client feel like family when they come to the Des Moines Kinetic Edge.
Ashley graduated from DMACC, and currently lives in Johnston. She enjoys remodeling houses with her boyfriend, Eric, as a side business. In her free time, she also enjoys fishing and reading.
FUN FACTS ABOUT ASHLEY:
Dream Vacation: The Netherlands
Fun Fact: Ashley spent 10 years as an elite gymnast.