In Motion Physical Therapy Staff
Brock Harper is one of the directors of In Motion and has been with In Motion from the start. He grew up in California and received his B.S. degree in Biomechanics from the University of California at Davis. He then attended graduate school at Hahnemann University and received his Masters degree in Physical Therapy in 1998.
In the beginning of his career Brock worked in rehabilitation units dedicated to spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, amputee patients, pulmonary and cardiac diagnosis, and neurological diagnosis including stroke, MS, and Guillain-Barre Syndrome. He has worked in all types of settings that physical therapy is performed. Most of Brock's experience is in the outpatient setting which he enjoys immensely.
He has taken extensive continuing education in the spine, shoulder, knee, ankle, hip, hand, and ankle / foot. Brock believes in an ongoing education that is continuously evolving. He has passed the criteria to be a certified hand therapist.
Brock enjoys sharing his career path with his wife as well as being the father of 3 children. When he has spare time, he enjoys the diversions of wood working and sports with his kids.
Kristy graduated with honors from Princeton University with a degree in American History and pre-medical studies. After completion of her undergraduate degree, Kristy graduated from Hahnemann in 1998, with her Masters degree in physical therapy.
Kristy has been a physical therapist for 13 years, and has worked exclusively in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine. In 2001, Kristy and her husband Brock opened In Motion Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, a family owned, independent clinic and fitness center, where she is both co-owner and practicing clinician.
Kristy has pursued continuing education in various fields with a special interest in sports medicine, biomechanics, gait dysfunction, manual therapy, women's health and post mastectomy rehabilitation. Most recently, Kristy completed her doctorate in physical therapy from Drexel and has continued to further her education with continuing education and certifications in the Graston technique and in ART. Kristy enjoys time with her husband and three children, exploring museums and historical places, biking, running and coaching youth sports.
Stephanie, a native of West Chester, Pennsylvania, graduated Cum Laude from Gettysburg College with a double major in Health Science and Environmental Studies. At Gettysburg, she played on the Women's Volleyball team and studied abroad in Denmark. Both experiences influenced her decision to pursue Physical Therapy.
Stephanie earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Arcadia University and has since been working in the outpatient field. Stephanie particularly enjoys treating shoulder pathology and the foot and ankle. She earned her certified strength and conditioning specialty in 2016. Stephanie enjoys promoting wellness and a healthy lifestyle and believes that both are an important part of the rehab process.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, running and finding any excuse to bake.
Susan Cicala, PT, DPT, grew up in Delaware. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of Delaware and then completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University.
Susan has developed a specific interest in orthopedic issues including shoulder pathology in overhead athletes. She published research on shoulder pain in swimmers. She has worked in rehabilitation settings which include outpatient orthopedics, vestibular rehabilitation, balance disorders, post concussion, and home health.
Susan has earned her vestibular rehabilitation certificate from the American Physical Therapy Association in 2014. She enjoys treating patients of all ages and enjoys helping them reach their goals.
Outside of work, Susan stays active with her husband, two young sons, and her dog, swimming, reading, hiking, and doing yoga. She volunteers her time with the Junior League of Wilmington and is active in her church.
Amanda Horvat is a native Pennsylvanian who grew up in Sinking Spring, PA. Her interest in physical therapy started as a competitive gymnast where she experienced several orthopedic injuries that led her to receive multiple rounds of physical therapy. Through this experience, she fell in love with the physical therapy career and has strived to achieve excellence in the field since. She graduated from the University of Miami with the a Bachelor's Degree in Health Science with the honors of Summa Cum Laude. Amanda then returned to the Northeast to continue her education at the University of Delaware where she received a Master's in Anatomy and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Amanda enjoys the outpatient physical therapy setting and treating a variety of orthopedic and sports injuries. She enjoys treating patients in an open team environment. Amanda strongly believes in manual therapy techniques and the importance of individualizing each patient's treatment in order to return each individual to his or her goals.
In her spare time, Amanda enjoys running, traveling, watching any sporting event, as well as spending time with her family and friends.
Kristen is a native Pennsylvanian who graduated from Messiah College Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors Degree in Biology in 1992. She received her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Hahnemann University in 1994. Kristen initially practiced at Chestnut Hill Rehabilitation Hospital in the in-patient and out-patient setting where her care included rehabilitation for people with strokes, amputations, total joint replacements, or prolonged hospitalizations. She then moved to the Williamsburg area of Virginia where she continued to treat athletes from William and Mary along with people from childhood to elderly age for various orthopedic, sports-related and neurological conditions.
While in Virginia, Kristen completed advanced graduate studies at the Medical College of Virginia where she lectured on physical therapy topics in electrotherapy, shoulder and lumbar pathology and adverse neural tension of the upper extremity. In 2002 Kristen became a McKenzie certified therapist in mechanical diagnosis and treatment of the spine. She has continued to practice in the orthopedic and sports setting taking continuing education courses in manual techniques including the Maitland approach, balance disorders, osteoporosis, sensory processing disorders, and sports injuries. Kristen's philosophy of care focuses on communication and education along with a progressive program to optimize personal function and quality of life.
Kristen and her husband recently moved to Chester County and enjoy spending time outdoors with their four daughters. She also enjoys running, golfing, and most any other sport to watch or play.
Allison grew up in New Jersey, but found herself in Pennsylvania for her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Ursinus College and went on to pursue her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree at Drexel University. Allison graduated Magna Cum Laude and has been practicing in the outpatient setting ever since.
Allison enjoys working with a variety of diagnoses in the outpatient orthopedic setting, but has a passion for sports rehabilitation. She has taken a variety of continuing education courses and is certified in the Graston Technique for soft tissue mobilization. As a lifelong athlete, she had her fair share of injuries on the field, especially during her 4 year tenure on the Ursinus College softball team. She believes in individualized patient care and enjoys helping patients achieve their goals.
In her free time, Allison enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing slow pitch softball, going to the gym, and participating in Spartan Races (and regretting it afterwards).
Kyle grew up in nearby Berks County, Pennsylvania. He completed his BS at Penn State University in 2006 . Kyle then graduated from Temple University with a Doctor in Physical Therapy Degree in 2013.
Kyle has practiced in nearly all settings, including hospital-based inpatient, home health, and chiefly outpatient orthopedics. He is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and has completed advanced training in treatments of the lumbar spine, overhead throwing, hip pathology, and injury prevention for young athletes. He enjoys treating patients of all ages, backgrounds, and diagnoses.
Outside of the clinic, Kyle enjoys spending time with his loved ones, exercising in the gym, hiking outdoors, and reading.