Franciscan St. James Health and METT Therapy partner together to combine the very best Outpatient and Inpatient Therapy Services to many convenient locations in Chicago Heights and throughout the southland. Our team of professional therapists lead the way in quality and compassionate therapy.
Tim Coleman, PT, MS, OCS
University of Illinois – 1979
Bachelor degree in Physical Therapy Northwestern University – 1989
Master’s degree in Physical Therapy
Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in Physical Therapy
Adjunct faculty member Governors State University
Tim lives in Homewood, Illinois, and has been working in the south suburbs for his entire career. He has worked in outpatient orthopedic settings most of that time, and still enjoys patient treatment, although a fair amount of his time is now in teaching and running METT Therapy. In addition to teaching at GSU, he really enjoys participating in the weekly in-service program at METT, and in clinical teaching of the younger therapists who join METT’s team. Professional growth for all therapists at METT is a huge goal for Tim, and keeping an energetic and learning environment in all the METT clinics is our companys’ goal!
Eric S. Bihl, PT
University of Illinois, BS in Physical Therapy – 1979
American Physical Therapy Association, Member – 1977
Eric has been a resident of the south suburbs for most of his life. Eric and his wife, Michelle have four adult sons, four daughter-in-laws and two grandchildren. They have lived in Tinley Park for the past 22 years. Eric and Michelle have attended Moraine Valley Church since 1984 serving in many ministries and leadership positions over the past 30+ years.
Eric is one of the founders of METT. Eric has held administrative positions in physical therapy and rehabilitation services since 1981. Eric has provided patient care in multiple settings including acute care, inpatient rehab, outpatient, industrial, skilled nursing facilities and home health therapy.
A guiding principle for Eric in both his clinical practice and in administration is, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
With Tim, Eric guides METT to provide compassionate and effective interventions to improve our patient’s mobility and movement.
Mike Marshall, PT, DPT
Manager of Inpatient Rehabilitation Services at St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights, IL
B.S. Biology, Saint Joseph’s College – 2006
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Midwestern University – 2010
Mike has been employed by METT Therapy since May of 2010. He initially started his career in Inpatient Rehabilitation at Franciscan St. James Health – Chicago Heights, and then moved to Franciscan St. James Health and Wellness Institute in August 2010 treating a variety of orthopedic, neurological and aquatic patients. Mike was promoted to his current manager position in 2012. His responsibilities include managing day to day operations of the clinic/staff as well as treating all types of patients from total joint replacements to neurological conditions. Mike enjoys playing golf, softball, and being active outdoors.
Tanya Kovacs, PT, DPT
Manager of Franciscan St. James Health Outpatient Therapy in Olympia Fields, IL
B.S. Psychology, Governors State University – 2006
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Governors State University – 2010
Tanya has been an employee of METT Therapy Services since 2000 beginning as a therapy technician and then a physical therapist in 2010. She was promoted to manager of Beecher clinic in 2012 and then to Olympia Fields outpatient facility in 2014. Tanya enjoys treating a variety of patients including orthopedic, neurological and vestibular rehabilitation, with strengths being in outpatient orthopedic and vestibular rehab. Tanya would like to pursue a Certified Integrated Manual Therapist certification.
Elizabeth Reinbold, PT, DPT, OCS
Manager of Franciscan Fitness Center Outpatient Therapy in Chicago Heights, IL
Doctor of Physical Therapy, George Washington University – 2012
B.A. Psychology, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities – 2009
Lizzy has been employed with METT Therapy Services since graduating from George Washington University in 2012. She was promoted to lead physical therapist in 2017 at the Franciscan Fitness Center and to manager in 2018. Lizzy has advanced training in orthopedics, becoming a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist through the APTA in 2016. She has additional training in vestibular rehabilitation, aquatic therapy, and manual therapy. Lizzy is also pursuing certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy through the McKenzie Institute. She is committed to providing hands on individualized treatment to enable patients to meet their goals. Outside of the clinic, Lizzy enjoys running, skiing, and traveling.
Brianna Meinke, PT, DPT
Manager of Franciscan St. James Outpatient Therapy in Frankfort, IL
B.S. Exercise Science, Indiana University – 2010
DPT Physical Therapy, Governors State University – 2013
Brianna has been with METT Therapy Services since 2011 beginning as a therapy technician and then a physical therapist in 2013. She has worked at a number of outpatient clinics with experience treating patients with various orthopedic, neurological and vestibular conditions. Brianna was promoted to clinic manager of our Frankfort clinic in 2017. Her areas of clinic interest are orthopedics, sports, manual therapy, and vestibular rehabilitation. She believes in the importance of an individualized treatment plan for each patient. She also takes an interest in clinical education and serves as an APTA credentialed clinical instructor. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs, sports, running, and yoga.
Brett Grandon, PT
Manager of Franciscan St. James Outpatient Therapy in Chicago Heights, IL
Masters in Physical Therapy, Northern Illinois University – 2011
Brett has been a physical therapist with METT Therapy Services since 2011. He has worked at several outpatient clinics treating a variety of patients consisting of orthopedic and neurological conditions for all age groups. Brett was promoted to Lead Therapist in 2013 and manager of our Beecher clinic in 2014. Brett is a member of the APTA and has a special interest in treating vertigo/vestibular hypofunction and orthopedic conditions. He would like to pursue a specialist certification in clinical manual therapy and specialize in vestibular rehabilitation. Brett loves scuba diving, traveling, skiing, playing hockey and other sport activities.
Angela Becker, PT, DPT
Manager of Franciscan St. James Outpatient Therapy, Beecher, IL
B.S. Exercise Science, Illinois State University-2010
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Bradley University-2013
Angela has been a physical therapist with METT Therapy Services since 2013, and has worked at various clinics treating a wide range of both orthopedic and neurological conditions. She was promoted to manager of our Beecher clinic in 2017. Her specific interests include orthopedics, with a focus on sports-specific training and post-operative rehabilitation. Angela would like to pursue the American Physical Therapy Association’s board certified orthopedic specialist certification in the near future. She is committed to working closely with patients, families, and other branches of healthcare to ensure a hands-on, holistic treatment approach enabling patients to reach their individualized goals. Angela is also an advocate for clinical education and serves as an APTA credentialed clinical instructor. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and dog as well as running and spending time outdoors.