Meet Our Team

Katherine Dixon, PT, DPT

Katherine Dixon, PT, DPT

Co-Owner , Physical Therapist, Certified Vestibular Specialist

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Katherine Dixon, PT, DPT

Katherine Dixon, PT, DPT

Co-Owner , Physical Therapist, Certified Vestibular Specialist

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

Kristen Wilson, PT, DPT

Co-Owner, Physical Therapist, NDT Trained

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Kristen Wilson, PT, DPT

Kristen Wilson, PT, DPT

Co-Owner, Physical Therapist, NDT Trained

As a sophomore at Garnet Valley High School, Kristen knew she wanted to be a physical therapist. Perhaps it was her fascination with how the body moves, or her desire to motivate someone to achieve beyond their wildest imagination, physical therapy was the perfect profession to combine science with caring for people.

Kristen began her therapy career at Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital after graduating from Ithaca College with her Masters Degree, and subsequently completing her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Temple University. She 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. Understanding that the older adult has great potential in improving their health and fitness, Kristen became an American Physical Therapy Association Geriatric Certified Specialist in 2009. Kristen also excels at treating conditions like pelvic floor dysfunction, back and shoulder pain, as rehabilitating balance and walking problems. 

In addition to her clinical skills, Kristen is an adjunct faculty member at Neumann University and Widener University, which allows her to “nerd-out” on therapy with doctorate-level physical therapy students. Lastly, Kristen is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Private Practice Section, serving as assistant editor of the national 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.

When not wrangling her three incredibly active sons, Kristen enjoys sharing good wine with her husband, cooking Bon Appetit recipes, and dancing like no one is watching.

Lorie Coole-Foust, PT

Lorie Coole-Foust, PT

Physical Therapist

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Lorie Coole-Foust, PT

Lorie Coole-Foust, PT

Physical Therapist

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 Homan, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist, Certified Vestibular Specialist

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Sarah Homan, PT, DPT

Sarah Homan, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist, Certified Vestibular Specialist

Sarah joined the Action Potential team in October of 2015 and brings enthusiasm and a passion for the latest research 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’s unique ability to combine humor and professionalism makes her treatment sessions both enjoyable and empowering.

In her free time, Sarah enjoys reading, listening to classical music, hiking, baking, and feels that all experiences are improved with singing aloud.

Amy Gabriel, PT, DPT

Amy Gabriel, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist, Certified Vestibular Specialist, LSVT Certified

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Amy Gabriel, PT, DPT

Amy Gabriel, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist, Certified Vestibular Specialist, LSVT Certified

Amy Gabriel joined the Action Potential team in September 2019. Amy graduated from Arcadia University with her doctorate in Physical Therapy and has developed a passion for treating patients with orthopedic and neurological conditions. Amy’s specific interest in treating clients with Parkinson’s disease led to her pursuit of a certification in the LSVT BIG program, a treatment approach to help those with PD move “bigger”, improve their balance, and increase their independence at home. Aside from her profound love for all things Disney, Amy also enjoys discussing the latest in treatment techniques regarding 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.

Nina Conner

Nina Conner

Marketing Coordinator

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Nina Conner

Nina Conner

Marketing Coordinator

Nina joined the Action Potential team in 2018 as Marketing Coordinator. She graduated from Neumann University with degree in Communications and enjoys combining her love of analytics, social media, and community outreach in her position at Action Potential. Nina enjoys photography, watching basketball, and hopes to one day find a career that pays for petting puppies.

Carol Slack

Carol Slack

Administrative Support Team

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Carol Slack

Carol Slack

Administrative Support Team

Carol is an original Action Potential team member joining Kathy and Kristen in March of 2012. Having relocated from North Carolina, Carol found a happy home in Glen Mills where she quickly demonstrated expertise as the Administrative Support Team Office manager. Carol is our go-to person with all questions related to insurance, billing, and policy and prides herself on keeping us all in check! Carol enjoys hiking, spending time with her kids and four grandkids, and is our resident fashion expert.

Nathan Risley

Nathan Risley

Administrative Support Team

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Nathan Risley

Nathan Risley

Administrative Support Team

Nathan joined the Action Potential team in 2015 where he quickly demonstrated his prowess in a variety of skills necessary to efficiently run the front desk. Having worked in various occupations prior to AP including aquatics director at the YMCA, store manager of Spirit Halloween, and audiobook narrator, Nate offers a magical combination of a fun-loving outlook and the ability to think outside the box.  Nathan enjoys discussing Star Wars, spending time with his friends, and dominating national board game competitions.