Timothy M. Schell, PT
Timothy M. Schell was born and raised in Sharpsville, PA. During his youth, Tim was involved in sports and enjoyed the competitiveness and camaraderie that accompanies athletics. After graduating from Sharpsville Area High School, Tim furthered his education at Slippery Rock University majoring in Biology. It didn’t take Tim long to decide that Physical Therapy was his calling and after graduation from “The Rock” in 1974, Tim received his certification in Physical Therapy from Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, 1976.
Tim’s first job was at Pattie A. Clay Infirmary, Richmond, KY from 1976 through 1977. His next position was with Grove City United Community Hospital in 1977 where he was the Director of Physical Therapy for six years. It was while he was holding that position that he noticed a need in the Grove City area for an outpatient physical therapy clinic. In 1983 Tim founded TMS Physical Therapy to be on the cutting edge in treatment for patients of all ages who were hurting and in need of rehabilitation. Around the same time, Tim founded the sports medicine program for Grove City Area School District and provided care for 20 years to the high school athletes and continues rehabilitating many of the area’s athletes. Today, TMS Physical Therapy is the frontrunner of this profession in the Grove City area, employing 20 full time personnel. The size of this facility has grown from 1200 square feet to 7200 square feet including the area’s only therapeutic pool. Wow, not bad for starting out with just an idea!! TMS has been able to grow because of Tim’s compassion, gentleness and kindness that also shine in the people he employs. Some may think Tim is a perfectionist, however, isn’t that the kind of Therapist you want working with you?
Tim has never been satisfied with sitting still and now owns two physical therapy clinics and is in partnership with two other clinics in the northwest PA area. When not practicing physical therapy full time, Tim can be found at workshops and conferences fine tuning his skills. In December 2004, Tim received his Direct Access License that allows him to evaluate and treat a patient in physical therapy without a referral from the patient’s primary physician for up to 30 days. There is never a time when Tim is not learning. According to Tim, “when you feel you have nothing more to learn, then it is time to retire”. If he has any spare time, you may see Tim on the local links, as he is an enthusiastic golfer.
We are glad that you decided to come to TMS Physical Therapy and we know that you will not find better care or a better staff at any other clinic. Sit back and relax, you are going to “Experience the Healing Touch”.
Jerry Gawne, PTA
Jerry Gawne is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant who has worked at Cool Springs Physical Therapy since 2005. Jerry works 3 days out of the week here at the Cool Springs office and 1 to 2 days out of the week at TMS Physical Therapy in Grove City. Jerry has a special interest in Aquatics and can quite often be found working with patients in either of the 2 swimming pools here at the facility.
On the personal side, Jerry loves spending time with his wife Deb and their 2 sons. He also enjoys playing softball and he is the Mercer varsity wrestling coach.
Elizabeth Kruck, PTA
Liz is a graduate of Penn State Shenango with an Associate Decree in Applied Science for Physical Therapy. She has been with PTA with Cool Springs since 2009. She has a passion for aquatic therapy and can often be found treating patients in either of our 2 pools.
Liz is a native of Grove City and a graduate of Grove City High School in 2006. After graduation, she spent 3 months in the Dominican Republic as a foreign exchange student. She completed a semester at Slippery Rock University before enrolling in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Penn State Shenango.
She is the proud mother of a little girl and enjoys spending her free time with family and friends. Her hobbies include working out and competing in running races and triathlons. She has a strong love for cooking, the beach and anything outdoors.
Megan Brown, PTA, LMT
Megan began working with TMS Physical Therapy P.C. in November 2006 and has been a great addition to our staff! She treats patients in our clinical setting as well as in our therapeutic aquatic program.
Megan graduated Phi Theta Kappa from Butler County Community College with an Associate Degree in Applied Science for Physical Therapy and also completed the Massage Therapy program and is a Licensed Massage Therapist. Megan assists patients to overcome their physical disability and to live a more enjoyable functional lifestyle. She obtains great pleasure and is extremely compassionate, persistent and detail orientated with assisting patients to help them accomplish their goals. Megan is the contact person for any students interested to volunteer or complete an internship within either of our clinics.
In her spare time Megan enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her hobbies are any activities dealing with the outdoors such as basketball, fishing, boating and fitness. She also enjoys baking, scrap-booking, card making, painting and hand-made crafts.
Hally Fischer, PTA
Hally Fischer graduated with honors from Butler County Community College with an Associate degree in Applied Science for Physical Therapist Assistant. Hally began working at TMS Physical Therapy in May 2012.
Hally is committed to providing the highest quality of care for her patients while providing a safe, effective and ethical environment at TMS. She works in both clinical & aquatic therapy.
Hally enjoys camping, outdoor activities and loves to read. Foremost she enjoys being with her family and friends.
Katherine Weaver, PTA
Katie is a 2013 graduate of Penn State Shenango with an Associate of Applied Science degree in the Physical Therapist program and also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Penn State University. Katie began her Physical therapy career in an outpatient clinic in Titusville for a year before joining our team at TMS in June of 2015. In her spare time she enjoys being with family and friends and enjoying the outdoors.
Megan Krajci, PTA
Megan graduated in August 2016 from the Penn State Shenango Physical Therapist Assistant program with an Associate of Applied Science degree, she also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Penn state Behrend. Her journey began at Cool Springs Physical Therapy and now works at both of our facilities in Mercer and Grove City as needed. Megan resides in Sharpsville with her husband and three dogs.
Libby Andrusis, Physical Therapist Technician
Libby Andrusis has been part of the TMS team as a Physical Therapist Tech since September 2000. She is a very caring person who enjoys helping people regain their independence. She doesn’t hesitate when there is a need for a helping hand.
Connie Leonard, Receptionist / Billing Specialist / Transcription
Connie Leonard joined TMS in August 2007 and has been working at Cool Springs since 2010. She has three children, two dogs, and a cat. Outside of work her hobbies are baking, gardening, camping, and completing home improvements.