Katherine Dixon, PT, DPT, Certified Vestibular Specialist
Co-Owner and Physical Therapist
Kathy graduated from Thomas Jefferson University with a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy, and then began her career at Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital. She spent time on the Spinal Cord, Musculoskeletal, Amputee, Brain Injury, and Stroke Units, developing a niche for treating clients with neurological and amputee conditions. Kathy places a strong value on continued education, and has attended many educational courses to further her knowledge and specialize her approach to treating neurological, amputee, and vestibular conditions. She completed the APTA Vestibular Competency at Emory University in 2014. She also returned to her alma mater, Thomas Jefferson University, to complete her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Kathy’s work history also includes time spent at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Main Line Affiliates home care, which have enabled her to diversify her knowledge and experience with treating clients across the continuum of health care. In addition, Kathy acts as an adjunct faculty member at Neumann University to assist with providing quality education to physical therapy students, ensuring successful growth of the physical therapy profession.
Kathy lives in West Chester with her husband, two sons, and dog. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, hiking, and gardening.
Kristen Wilson, PT, DPT, GCS, NDT Trained
Co-Owner and Physical Therapist
Kristen began her therapy career at Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital where she spent time on the Spinal Cord, Musculoskeletal, and Amputee Units before finding a home on the Stroke Unit. Kristen quickly developed a passion for treating clients with neurological conditions, prompting her to pursue an advanced certification in Neuro-Developmental Technique, a hands-on technique for the treatment of individuals with hemiplegia. Kristen received her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College, and after a few years of working at Bryn Mawr, opted to return to school to pursue her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University. Fulfilling her love of geriatrics, Kristen became an American Physical Therapy Association Geriatric Certified Specialist in 2009. Kristen has also worked at Maris Grove Retirement Community and for Bayada Nurses home care, expanding her therapy repertoire to include client care across the entire continuum. Due to her love for movement analysis, Kristen enjoys treating conditions like back pain and shoulder dysfunction, as well as has developed a passion for sports performance. In addition to her clinical skills, Kristen is an adjunct faculty member at Neumann University and Widener University, which allows her to share her passion for therapy with doctorate-level physical therapy students. Lastly, Kristen has become an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association Private Practice Section, serving as assistant editor of the nation publication Impact Magazine and participating in the mastermind Peer 2 Peer Networking group. She enjoys writing for a variety of publications as well as conducting public speaking educational programs throughout the community on a variety of health-related topics.
Kristen lives in West Chester with her husband and three sons. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, writing, outdoor activities, cooking, and dancing.
Lorie Coole-Foust, PT
Lorie earned a bachelors degree in Physical Therapy with the first graduating class at Thomas Jefferson University in 1985. Her career started at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital where she worked on the rehab unit with Neurological, Musculoskeletal and Amputee clients. Her passion for treating the rehab population, lead her to an almost life-long career at Bryn Mawr Rehab. She has worked there for 25+ years in many capacities including Spinal Cord Injury specialist and Physical Therapy Department Assistant Director. As she raised her family she continued to work as a per diem physical therapist at Bryn Mawr Rehab, which gave her broad experience on the Musculoskeletal, Neurological and Brain Injury Units. Her career also includes 2 years experience with orthopedics at Bryn Mawr Sports Medicine and an administrative roll as the Director of the Physical Therapy Department for the acute care and rehab facility at St. Mary Hospital. She values the communication aspect of education and participated in the development of a multidisciplinary curriculum within the Allied Health and Medical Colleges at Thomas Jefferson University. She has done graduate study in Psychology at LaSalle University.
Lorie lives in Bryn Mawr with her husband and 4 children. She enjoys traveling, friends, outdoor activities, cooking, art and spontaneity.
Sarah Homan, PT, DPT
Sarah joined the Action Potential team in October of 2015 and brings enthusiasm and the latest research information to her practice. She earned her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University where her scholastic interests included the vestibular system, orthopedics, and movement analysis. She completed the APTA Vestibular Competency at Emory University in 2019. Sarah completed her undergraduate degree at Rider University where she played Division I Women’s Basketball. Sarah enjoys vestibular treatment, manual therapy skills, and holistic management of pain.
In her free time, Sarah enjoys reading, listening to classical music, playing basketball, and spending time with friends and family.
Amy Gabriel, PT, DPT
Amy Gabriel joined the Action Potential team in September 2019. Amy graduated from Arcadia University with her doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2017. Her undergraduate degree is also from Arcadia University in Biology. After graduation Amy began her career in a privately owned outpatient physical therapy clinic where she treated patients with orthopedic and neurological conditions. Amy found a passion for working with patients who have Parkinson’s disease. Her certification in the LSVT BIG program has allowed her to help those with PD move “bigger”, improve their balance and increase their independence at home. Amy also enjoys working with various patient populations including: chronic pain, vestibular dysfunctions, balance/coordination and post concussion rehabilitation
When Amy is not at work, she enjoys training for half marathons, reading, crafting and spending time with her yellow lab Watson.