Seth Babington, PT, DPT
Seth Babington, owner and president of Clarion Rehab Services, is a physical therapist who leads his exceptional team by example. Since purchasing the company in 2017, Seth continues to work as a physical therapist treating patients at the Clarion outpatient clinic, Clarion hospital, Semeyn Family Practice (New Bethlehem clinic), and the aquatic therapy clinic located in the YMCA.
After spending over 20 years practicing physical therapy, Seth understands what it takes to help patients recover from pain or injury. He considers himself a "generalist" who treats all types of patients with a variety of conditions such as concussions, low back pain, orthopedic injuries, joint replacements, strokes, and vestibular disorders to name a few. Seth finds it personally rewarding to use his education and professional skills to help someone through his or her rehabilitation process.
Seth earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Slippery Rock University in 1995 and his Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Wheeling Jesuit University in 1997. Seth then went on to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Wheeling Jesuit in 2008.
In his free time, Seth enjoys spending time with his family and friends, mountain biking, exercising, going to the beach and amusement parks with his family, and hosting cookouts.
Sara Allaman, COTA/L
Sara Allaman earned an Associate of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Penn State DuBois in December 2023. Promptly following graduation, she began working at Clarion Rehab.
Sara enjoys giving back to the community by providing top-notch care. She has always loved the idea of assisting others to become independent - helping them adapt their environment to remain able to participate in their favorite daily activities.
In her spare time, Sara loves to cook, go hunting and fishing, and spend time with family and friends. She especially loves to go pheasant hunting with her boyfriend and laborador retriever.
Sara is proud and ecstatic to be part of the CRS team and to help clients and family members participate in their meaningful activities.
Makenzie Beels, MS, CCC-SLP
Makenzie Beels, MS, CCC-SLP, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology in May 2019 with a minor in Special Education and Music. She also earned a Master of Science in Speech Pathology in December 2020 from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. She joined the Clarion Rehab team in 2021. Makenzie is excited to gain experience with the tight-knit Clarion community. She is passionate about helping people.
Makenzie enjoys working with people of all ages and collaborating with other professionals to ensure patients get the best care. In her free time, Makenzie enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and listening/playing music.
Kelsey Beichner, MS, CCC-SLP
Kelsey Beichner, M.S. CCC-SLP earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Pathology and Audiology in 2013 and Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology in 2015 from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. She worked for 3.5 years in a skilled nursing facility in Erie County working with both long term residents and short term rehabilitation patients with the following disorders; dysphagia, aphasia, Cardiovascular Accident, Traumatic Brain Injury, dementia, cognitive communication deficits, and expressive and receptive language disorders.
Kelsey is certified in PENS (patterned electrical neuromuscular stimulation), sEMG (surface electromyography), and VitalStim- NMES (neuromuscular electrical stimulation). Kelsey recently completed coursework in the McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program in pediatric feeding. She began working for CRS, Inc. in February of 2019 as Director of Speech Therapy. Being from the Clarion area, Kelsey enjoys working in the small community as it creates a feeling of family, a connection to her roots.
Emily Bish, MOT, OTR/L
Emily earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science and a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA. She began working at Clarion Rehabilitation in 2011 and has been the Director of Occupational Therapy since 2017.
Emily treats a variety of diagnoses; however, she specializes in Lymphedema Therapy. She states that watching a person progress from dependence to independence and living their life normally is the reason she became an OT. In her spare time, she enjoys watching sports, reading, and being with her family.
Amy Bradley, COTA/L
Amy is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant at CRS. She has 20+ years of experience as a COTA/L and has worked at CRS since 2007. Amy works primarily in the Clarion Hospital; working with patients in the Acute Rehab Center, swing bed program, and the acute hospital.
Amy enjoys working in this community, caring for people she knows and being able to give back to her community. Amy received her Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant degree from Clarion University- Venango Campus in 1998. Amy enjoys cooking, camping, and spending time outdoors.
Jessica Cartia, MS, LAT, ATC
Jessica Cartia is BOC-certified and PA-licensed. She graduated from Clarion University in 2021 with a Bachelor's of Science in nutrition and fitness. She then graduated in 2023 with a Master's of Science in athletic training from PennWest-Clarion.
Jessica is the trainer at Keystone High School. She has a passion for conquering the new challenges faced daily. She enjoys providing emotional and physical support to young athletes during the highs and lows, allowing them to return to the sports they love.
In her free time, Jessica enjoys spending time with friends and family, working out, and enjoying the outdoors.
Colt Christo, PTA
Colt Christo is a Physical Therapist Assistant at Clarion Rehab Services.
Colt enjoys the ability to aid people in their recovery process after injuries, after operations, or as a non-invasive alternative treatment. Treating in a rural area also allows for more personalized care. Outside of work, Colt enjoys hunting, kayaking, and playing with his dog.
Colt earned his Associate Degree in Applied Science of Physical Therapy Assistant from Butler County Community College. Colt also received his certification in Massage Therapy from Butler County Community College.
Nolan Conner, COTA/L
Nolan Conner is an Occupational Therapy Assistant at Clarion Rehabilitation Services. Nolan fulfills roles at Clarion Rehab including: Industrial therapy, ergonomics, and body mechanics training, upper extremity injury rehabilitation, and upper extremity orthotics fabrications/training.
Nolan attended Clarion University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He then went on to Pennsylvania State University and received his Associate of Science degree as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. Nolan has been practicing at Clarion Rehab since 1994. Nolans personnel goal for his patients is to make a positive change towards restoring hope and function following an injury or surgical procedure.
Nolan has chosen to remain in the small town of Clarion with the intent to make a difference in the lives of friends and family he has known his whole life. Working in a small community provides a safe and secure environment with a full expectation of accountability. Outside of work, Nolan likes to spend time with family, Church friends, and explore the outdoors.
Christian Cyphert, PT, DPT
Christian always had a passion for sports and activity. He got into this profession in hopes of helping others who felt the same way. He enjoys treating his own community members , ailing with various conditions, in order to maximize their physical potential and improve their life's quality.
Christian received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Slippery Rock University in 2019. He went on to receive a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from SRU in 2022.
He tries to spend his free time with family and friends. He loves to be outdoors golfing, hunting, snowboarding and hiking with his new wife and dog.
Amy Diehl, PT, MPT
Amy Diehl earned both her Bachelor's degree in Health Science and Master's degree in Physical Therapy from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. Amy has been practicing as a physical therapist since 2002. She began working at Clarion Rehabilitation in 2006 and has recently taken on the role of Director of Physical Therapy.
Amy treats all conditions, however, she specializes in pelvic floor physical therapy, treating incontinence and pelvic pain disorders. She loves to teach people about how their bodies work and how they can take control of their symptoms. She says that watching patients transition from injury to function is awesome.
Amy chooses to practice in a small community because she is providing treatment to friends and neighbors. Interactions with a patient and his or her family members often occur outside of the clinic and there is a sense of community in the care being provided. In her free time, Amy enjoys traveling, walking, cooking, and reading.
Allison Harriger, PT, DPT
Allie Harriger is a licensed physical therapist. She graduated from Slippery Rock University, where she obtained her doctorate in physical therapy. She is also a graduate of Clarion University with a degree in biology. Her professional interests include orthopedics, vestibular therapy and manual therapy. She has a passion for working with the geriatric population.
Allie grew up in Clarion County and went to Clarion Area High School. Her personal interests include horseback riding, kayaking, hiking, travel and spending time with friends and family.
Karen Hazlett is an administrative assistant at Clarion Rehabilitation Services. She also uses her 20 years of marketing experience to help the clinic with social media, advertising and brochures.
Outside of work, Karen enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters, along with decorating and crafts.
Courtney Holland, PT, DPT
Courtney Holland began her career as a physical therapist in 2015 after earning her Doctorate from Slippery Rock University. She gained valuable experience working for an outpatient physical therapy clinic in Washington D.C. before returning home to the Clarion area, where she was born and raised, to work for Clarion Rehab in 2018.
Courtney enjoys treating all types of conditions, utilizing the whole scope of PT practice. She feels that treating such a diverse range of patients allows her to "think outside the box" and continue to learn. Courtney also enjoys her role as a Credentialed Clinical Instructor mentoring physical therapy students as they complete clinical rotations.
Courtney earned both her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science in 2012 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015 from Slippery Rock University. Outside of work, Courtney likes participating in recreational sports, hiking, mountain biking, and reading.
Kimberly Kahle, PTA
Kim Kahle is a Physical Therapy Assistant at Clarion Rehabilitation Services. She has 22+ years of experience practicing as a PTA. Kim specializes in acute care rehabilitation at Clarion Hospital. She also assists with outpatient therapy.
Kim enjoys meeting and connecting with people from all aspects of the community. She finds it rewarding to improve the quality of life of patients through physical therapy.
Kim is a graduate of Penn State Dubois, where she received her Associate of Science degree in Physical Therapist Assistant. During Kim’s free time, she enjoys running, biking, spending time with family, and attending her children’s sporting events.
Tara Kotchey, PTA
Tara Kotchey is a Physical Therapist Assistant at Clarion Rehabilitation Services.
Tara enjoys the ability to expand her knowledge in physical therapy each day and interact with new faces. She strives to help her patients get back to their normal lives and recreational activities.
Tara earned her Associate Degree in Applied Science of Physical Therapy Assistant from Butler County Community College. Tara also received certification in Massage Therapy from Butler Community College.
In her free time, Tara enjoys spending time with family and friends, hunting, and attending Pirate baseball games.
Courtney Lewis, MS, CCC-SLP
Courtney Lewis, M.S. CCC-SLP earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology in 2009 and Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology in 2011 from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.
She has 10 years of experience working in acute care, outpatient rehab, and long-term care. She began working for CRS in August 2021. Courtney finds it rewarding to assist patients and witness their progress during their course of therapy. Outside of work, Courtney enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and being outdoors.
Emily Lubas, MS, LAT, ATC, PES
Emily Lubas specializes in Athletic Training at Clarion Rehabilitation Services, Inc, and is contracted to Clarion-Limestone High School. Emily joined the staff at Clarion Rehab in 2016.
Emily is a BOC certified and PA licensed athletic trainer. She attended Clarion University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Athletic Training, as well as received a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from California University of Pennsylvania in 2012. Then she received her Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion with a concentration in Rehabilitation Science from California University of Pennsylvania in 2013 while she completed her athletic training internship at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Emily is also a NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), and certified in Technica Gavilan.
She says her passion for athletic training comes from seeing her athletes that she works with come back from injuries to feel better, and get back to the activities they love to do.
Emily says treating patients in a small community means that as an athletic trainer, she is part of a close-knit community. It allows her to get to know her athletes not only in the clinical setting, but also as part of the community as well. By being among the community, she can build trust and better relationships with her patients in order to treat their injuries more effectively.
In her free time, Emily enjoys hanging out with friends and family, hunting, fishing, being outdoors, working out, playing with her cat and dog, and watching Netflix.
Carmen Pastor, MS, LAT, ATC
Carmen is a BOC-certified and PA-licensed athletic trainer. She graduated from Clarion University with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Fitness with a concentration in pre-athletic training. In 2023, she graduated from Penn West University with a Master of Science in Athletic Training.
"I love being there for my athletes from start to finish," Carmen says. "It brings me joy watching my athletes return to the sport they love after an injury. "
In her spare time, Carmen enjoys spending time with her friends and family, reading, and watching football and hockey. She also enjoys camping, fishing and working out.
Henry Peters, PTA
Henry Peters is a physical therapist assistant at Clarion Rehabilitation Services. Henry has been a part of this team since 1997. He has a passion for providing a high level of care to each of his patients in order to aid them through their recovery process. Henry's years of experience enable him treat a multitude of different and sometimes challenging diagnoses.
Henry is proud to be practicing in a small community because he knows that at Clarion Rehab he is able to provide patients with more one-on-one, personalized care that is just as good, if not better, than they might receive in a larger urban facility.
Henry attended Pennsylvania State University where he received his Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant degree. In his free time, Henry enjoys hunting, fishing, sports, and outdoor activities.
Nicholas Popoleo, OTD, OTR/L
Nicholas Popoleo is from Marienville and now lives in Franklin with his fiance.
He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in rehabilitation science from Clarion University in 2019. He received his Doctorate in occupational therapy from Slippery Rock University earlier this year. It has been his passion to pursue a career in occupation therapy to help others get back to their daily lives and participate in the activities that mean the most to them. Nick has a special interest in neurological conditions and hand therapy.
In his spare time, Nick enjoys archery, weight lifting and spending time with friends and family.
He is excited to be a part of the CRS team and meet new clients.
Justin Radaker, PT, DPT
Justin Radaker is a physical therapist at Clarion Rehabilitation Services and facility director at Clarion Rehabilitation and Aquatic Therapy. He splits time between providing outpatient PT at the Clarion outpatient clinic and aquatic therapy at the YMCA.
Justin is experienced in evaluating and treating musculoskeletal injuries and neurological impairments of all kinds. He utilizes current research-based treatment methods with a focus on manual therapy techniques for joint/spinal manipulation and specific individualized exercise prescription. Justin strongly believes in the notion that exercise is medicine, and he enjoys his role in helping people overcome pain or injury through use of exercise, both on land and in water.
Justin graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014 with his Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation Science and a certificate in pathokinesiology. He then went on to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Chatham University in 2016.
Jill Rankin, PTA
Jill Rankin is a physical therapist assistant at Clarion Rehabilitation Services. She has 20+ years of experience practicing as a PTA and has worked at CRS since 2000. Jill finds it rewarding to be a part of an individual's recovery process. Knowing where the person started, helping them to overcome challenges, and enabling them to successfully reach their goals is what continues to drive her passion for physical therapy.
Jill has happily called this area home for most of her life. She chooses to treat patients in Clarion because it provides her the opportunity to meet new people from her community and also reconnect with familiar faces.
Jill attended Pennsylvania State University where she received her Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant degree. In her free time, Jill enjoys family time, bicycling, hiking, kayaking, and traveling.
Marisa Schill, MS, CCC-SLP
Marisa Schill, MS, CCC-SLP, earned her Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology in May 2018 and her Master of Science in Speech Pathology in December 2019 from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. She joined the Clarion Rehab team as a PRN Speech Therapist in May 2020.
Marisa enjoys working with AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) and young children. In her free time, Marisa enjoys spending time outdoors and with her family and friends.
Bracken Scott, PTA
Bracken Scott is a physical therapy assistant at Clarion Rehab Services. He joined the CRS team in 2021. He works in both the hospital and clinic settings, treating both inpatients and outpatients. He enjoys seeing the variety of PT cases.
Bracken earned his associate's degree in applied science from Pennsylvania College of Technology.
In his free time, he enjoys working out, archery and traveling.
Steve Seifert specializes in Athletic Training at Clarion Rehabilitation Services, Inc, and is contracted to Clarion Area High School. He joined the Clarion Rehab staff in 2019.
Steve is BOC certified and PA licensed athletic trainer. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Heidelberg University in 2017. He is in the process of completing his Master’s of Science in Athletic Training from California University of Pennsylvania, and has completed internships at both Brownsville Area School District and Clarion University.
He is passionate about giving hope back to those that think their season or sports career is over due to an injury. Being a sense of safety and confidence helps to relax everyone. Steve feels that treating athletes in a small town/rural area is working to be the guy that everyone can trust to get the job done and everyone knows will help. That is the person Steve says he is looking to be.
In his free time, Steve enjoys working out, cars, the outdoors, snowboarding, adventure books, “who done it” books, and cooking.
Sarah Seth, PTA
Sara Seth is a Physical Therapist ASsistant at Clarion Rehabilitation Services. She has been practicing as a PTA since 2007 and has been working at CRS since 2008. Sarah specializes in manual therapy utilizing her certificate in Massage Therapy.
Sarah has a passion for improving quality of life for others. She enjoys working in a rural setting because she sees it as a way to give back to her community and make an impact on those that live in the area.
Sarah received her Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Butler County Community College. She also holds a certificate in Massage Therapy. In her free time, Sarah enjoys gardening, beekeeping, and hunting.
Lauren Thompson-Bartolin, PT, DPT
Lauren is a physical therapist at Clarion Rehabilitation Services. She began working at CRS in 2020. Lauren splits her time treating patients at both our outpatient clinic and Clarion Hospital. She appreciates the challenge of working in two different settings, believing it makes her a more well-rounded clinician. Lauren helps people at every stage of rehabilitation and enjoys treating patients with a wide variety of conditions.
Lauren is a graduate of Slippery Rock University where she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2018.
Ragina Whitling, PTA
Ragina Whitling is a Physical Therapy Assistant at Clarion Rehabilitation Services, Inc. She started at Clarion Rehabilitation Services in 2002 and had 17 years of experience as a PTA.
It’s a pleasure to Ragina to work in a small community where she has the opportunity to get to know her patients and their families on a more personal level. She not only gets to see her patients achieve their goals inside the clinic, but also sees them functioning more independently within the community.
Ragina attended Pennsylvania State University where she received her Associate of Science degree in Physical Therapist Assistant. Outside of work, Ragina enjoys running and spending time with family and friends.