Our Team

Our Team

Matt Timm

Matt Timm
Physical Therapist and Chief Executive Officer

With nearly 20 years of experience, Matt specializes in clinical diagnostic skills and individualized treatment programs for each individual.  He teams up with his patients to guide them through rehab and help them navigate the sometimes-frustrating medical system, especially if they need additional medical treatment.  

Matt dedicates over 100 hours/year to continuing education and professional development. He has worked since 2012 as a P.T. consultant for a medical device company teaching physicians and other physical therapists lower back and S.I. joint clinical diagnostic skills. He even created and teaches a continuing education course for physical therapists.

Matt specializes in:

  • Manual, hands-on therapy
  • Diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic injuries (i.e. joint, muscle, tendon, and ligament)
  • Lower back and neck pain relief
  • Posture assessment and training
  • Natural movement analysis and restoration




Matt ruptured his Achilles tendon playing indoor soccer in January of 2019.  Surgery and rehab gave him a greater appreciation of the struggles and patience required after an injury and going through rehab. 






Get to Know Matt:

Matt was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska - and yes, he is a big Huskers fan! When it was time for college, he moved to Kansas City and attended college at Rockhurst for both undergrad and physical therapy school.

He chose Rockhurst because they had a soccer program and a P.T. program. He's adopted Sporting K.C., Chiefs and Royals to cheer for and occasionally attend a game. 

His wife (Katie) and 3 boys (Miles, Graham, and Camden) love to travel and explore the outdoors.  Last summer, they rented an R.V. and traveled to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons – they loved it so much they are planning several more R.V. trips. 

Another favorite is visiting his in-laws in Salida, CO, and taking day trips to explore CO.  He loves to hear suggestions for great outdoor places to explore - locally and across the country. 

Outside of work, he is busy keeping up with his boys.  The oldest, Miles, is a self-taught D.J. working mostly school activities and 5k’s/marathons since he was in 3rd grade.  Graham and Camden are busy with various sporting events.

Harper- we can’t forget about the family dog!

  Matt's Bio:

  • B.A. Rockhurst University 2000
  • M.P.T. Rockhurst University 2002
  • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Board Certification, 2008
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Evidence in Motion Institute of Health, 2010
  • Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, IAOM-US, 2012
  • MovNat Certified Trainer, 2014
Julie Buttell

Julie Buttell
Physical Therapist and Director of Education & Clinical Mentorship

Do you feel like your healthcare providers are operating in a silo?

Is poor communication between providers leading to different opinions on the cause of your symptoms and recommended treatments?

Are you unsure how you should handle your pain or injury?

Working as a team in healthcare is the key to getting an accurate diagnosis and the best treatment. Julie excels at diagnosing and treating clients with complex cases, and coordinates care with other healthcare providers.

Julie provides case management services for clients seeking information about how to best handle pain and injuries. She is educated about all options, including rehab, pain management, surgery, etc.

With nearly 20 years of experience, Julie continues to be the very best therapist she can be for her clients. She has balanced the art and science of physical therapy to drive results. Her clients exceed their goals preventing the recurrence of symptoms and further injury.

Julie sees profound success with patient recovery and overall performance improvements because of her belief that being the most educated, highly skilled clinician is not an option; it is a responsibility. This pushes her beyond providing your typical Physical Therapy.

Julie utilizes a Neuro Orthopedic approach, which has been proven to be the most successful tool to improve performance. She believes everyone from professional athletes to the aging adult can benefit from better mobility.

Julie created the ProActive Physical Health program, a comprehensive yearly physical exam.

Physical health, including balance, grip strength, agility, mobility, and strength, are now considered the top indicators of longevity.

CLICK HERE to learn more about getting your yearly physical exam and see how you compare to the norms for your age and gender. This exam will guide your physical activity for the next year, assuring you aren't wasting your time at the gym!

Julie Specializes In:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of complex orthopedic cases
  • Performance enhancement at all levels
  • Education and Case management

Julie also commits countless hours helping other Physical Therapists reach their highest potential. Her efforts include:

  • Director of Education & Clinical Mentorship at Empower Physical Therapy
  • Co-Creator and Instructor: A Neuro-Orthopedic approach to physical therapy and performance

Get to know Julie:

Julie is from Tennessee and grew up in Memphis. This contributes to her love for cooking, especially her family's homemade ravioli and gravy recipes. One of her most fond memories included summers spent at a camp in Nashville. In fact, one of her daughters, Ellie, attends the same camp each year!

When Julie is not working, you can find her reading, listening to podcasts, or spending time with her two daughters, Claire and Ellie. She also loves most things outdoors, including cycling, camping, hiking, and taking walks with her dogs Nash and K.C. Her personal accomplishments include the MS 150, Sea Otter Classic bike tour in California, and the Sedalia duathlon.

In the future, Julie would like to go to Italy and travel for a few months. If you have any recommendations, let her know!

Julie's Bio:

  • B.A. Rockhurst University, 1998
  • M.P.T. Rockhurst University, 2000
  • Certificate of Women's Health Studies, 2002
  • Neuro-Orthopedic One Year Residency, 2004
  • Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, IAOM-US, 2012
  • Honoree of the 2014 Ingram's Magazine Healthcare Hero Award
  • Co-Author: Integrative Medical Nutritional Therapy: Principles and Practices. The Immune Response of Physical Inactivity. 2018
  • Director and Creator of the ProActive Physical Health Program, 2018.
Kimberly Pointer

Kimberly Pointer
Physical Therapist

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Sara Clayton

Sara Clayton
Physical Therapist and Director of Dance & Performing Arts

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Morgan Coffman

Morgan Coffman
Physical Therapist

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Walter Beeson

Walter Beeson
Physical Therapist

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Juan Camilo Paz

Juan Camilo Paz
Physical Therapist

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Jenna Aldridge

Jenna Aldridge
Physical Therapist

   

Laurie Clark

Laurie Clark
Business Manager

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Kensley Nazelrod

Kensley Nazelrod
Patient Care Coordinator

 

Kensley grew up in KCK and in 2019 made the decision to relocate to San Diego to be with her boyfriend who was stationed at Camp Pendleton. They ultimately moved back to Kansas City in December 2021 due to being homesick. 

 

Growing up her major passion was dance. She was a competitive dancer from ages 5 to 17 preforming Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop and Ballet. After finishing high school, she went on to obtain her bachelor's in psychology with a focus in human behavior from Avila University. 

 

Some of Kensley's hobbies include spending time with her boyfriend and family, reading a good book, drinking lots of coffee, and she is a huge Harry Potter fan. 

Kate Winkler

Kate Winkler
Front Office Manager

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Charlotte Lockhart

Charlotte Lockhart
Patient Care Coordinator

Charlotte was born in Paris, Texas, and has lived in the KCMO area for the majority of her life. She previously worked in the mortgage banking industry, where she held positions as a lead originator and an escrow analyst. She deems customer service as one of her strong holds which successfully transfers over into her position as a Patient Care Coordinator at Empower Physical Therapy. Charlotte enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family, especially her daughter.

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She loves to read and her passion is music. Charlotte sings lead and background vocals with a local band. Her love of music has allowed her to travel throughout the states and abroad.

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She also gives back to the community by mentoring and assisting youth groups. In her free time, she enjoys relaxing on her deck while taking in the simplistic beauty of nature.

Matt Timm

Matt Timm
Physical Therapist and Chief Executive Officer

With nearly 20 years of experience, Matt specializes in clinical diagnostic skills and individualized treatment programs for each individual.  He teams up with his patients to guide them through rehab and help them navigate the sometimes-frustrating medical system, especially if they need additional medical treatment.   Matt dedicates over 100 hours/year to continuing education and professional development. He has worked since 2012 as a P.T. consultant for a medical device company teaching ph...
Julie Buttell

Julie Buttell
Physical Therapist and Director of Education & Clinical Mentorship

Do you feel like your healthcare providers are operating in a silo? Is poor communication between providers leading to different opinions on the cause of your symptoms and recommended treatments? Are you unsure how you should handle your pain or injury? Working as a team in healthcare is the key to getting an accurate diagnosis and the best treatment. Julie excels at diagnosing and treating clients with complex cases, and coordinates care with other healthcare providers. Julie provides case ...
Kimberly Pointer

Kimberly Pointer
Physical Therapist

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Sara Clayton

Sara Clayton
Physical Therapist and Director of Dance & Performing Arts

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Morgan Coffman

Morgan Coffman
Physical Therapist

.
Walter Beeson

Walter Beeson
Physical Therapist

 .
Juan Camilo Paz

Juan Camilo Paz
Physical Therapist

.
Jenna Aldridge

Jenna Aldridge
Physical Therapist

   
Laurie Clark

Laurie Clark
Business Manager

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Kensley Nazelrod

Kensley Nazelrod
Patient Care Coordinator

  Kensley grew up in KCK and in 2019 made the decision to relocate to San Diego to be with her boyfriend who was stationed at Camp Pendleton. They ultimately moved back to Kansas City in December 2021 due to being homesick.    Growing up her major passion was dance. She was a competitive dancer from ages 5 to 17 preforming Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop and Ballet. After finishing high school, she went on to obtain her bachelor's in psychology with a focus in human behavior from Avila University.  ...
Kate Winkler

Kate Winkler
Front Office Manager

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Charlotte Lockhart

Charlotte Lockhart
Patient Care Coordinator

Charlotte was born in Paris, Texas, and has lived in the KCMO area for the majority of her life. She previously worked in the mortgage banking industry, where she held positions as a lead originator and an escrow analyst. She deems customer service as one of her strong holds which successfully transfers over into her position as a Patient Care Coordinator at Empower Physical Therapy. Charlotte enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family, especially her daughter. She loves to re...