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Scott Schuessler
has been practicing Physical Therapy for the last 10 years. He is originally from St. Louis and is a graduate from Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa with his Doctorate degree. He has since received a degree in Athletic Training, his McKenzie Certification in mechanical diagnosis and treatment, and has kept up to date with a variety of continuing educational programs.

  • Spine Disorders: Back/Neck
  • Shoulder Rehab
  • Custom Orthotics
  • McKenzie Method
  • Foot/Ankle Disorders
  • Sports Medicine
  • McKenzie Certified in Mechanical Spine
  • Assessment and Treatment
  • Athletic Training Certified
  • Spine Disorders including herniated discs, stenosis, spondylolistesis, etc.
  • Knee Disorders including Patellar-Femoral disorders, arthritic knee pain
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Vertigo Treatment including BPPV
Scott's patients have ranged in ages from 3 months old to 90+ years, Often treating areas like:
  • Adults with spinal and orthopedic issues
  • Pediatrics with orthopedic conditions
  • High school and college athletic and sports injuries
  • Pro athletes- orthopedic and preventative
  • Pre and post surgical therapy
  • Surgery preventative therapy especially for rotator cuff injuries
  • Geriatric care: degenerative and preventative therapy
  • Post total joint surgery; knee, hip, shoulder
  • Plantar fasciitis and foot therapy for the general population as well as runners

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Ashley McFadden
a St. Charles native, attended Maryville University of St. Louis, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Masters of Physical Therapy in 2007. She has attended several manual therapy continued education courses, including the Manual Therapy Institute, Postural Restoration Institute, and the Mulligan Concept. She has over 5 years experience of specializing in Workmen’s Compensation. Ashley enjoys treating patients of all ages, but has a special interest for running injuries and pediatrics. She is also dedicated to diagnosis and treatment of problems related to women's health. In her free time, she enjoys training for marathons and spending time with her husband and kids.


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Matt Helfrich
has over 5 years of experience in outpatient physical therapy after graduating from Saint Louis University's physical therapy program. His passion is working with athletes pre and post rehab, especially the throwing shoulder and aggressive knee rehabilitation.

Matt specializes in rehabilitation of athletes from common to complex shoulder injuries. He has over 6 years of experience treating extensive upper extremity and lower extremity diagnoses for post surgical and surgical prevention. As a sports therapist specializing in high level athlete's rehabilitation, he focuses on knee reconstructions and shoulder cuff or labral repairs geared toward safe return to competition.

On a personal note, Matt was born and raised in Saint Louis and enjoys playing recreational football, basketball, softball, and golf when not working with patients.


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Maggie Bauman
is a native of St. Louis and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from St. Louis University in 2010. She specializes in Sports Medicine and Orthopedic rehabilitation and spent the first part of her career specializing in Adolescent Sports Medicine through a children’s hospital in Virginia. Maggie has exceeded the requirements for continuing education and has focused much of her learning on ACL Rehab and Prevention, the Female Athlete, the Thrower’s Shoulder, Running injuries, Myofascial Release techniques, and Orthotic fitting. She strongly believes in educating her patients thoroughly so they develop a good understanding of their condition, learn how to manage their symptoms, learn proper biomechanics, and prevent future injuries. She strives to tailor her care to the individual with the whole person in mind, and believes in addressing the cause of the problem, not just the symptoms/diagnosis.

In her free time, she enjoys watching and playing sports with her husband, taking their golden retriever on walks (jogs) to Ted Drewes, going to Cardinals games, and spending time hanging out with family and friends.


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Ryan Knuckles
A St. Loius native, graduated from Maryville University of St. Louis with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013. Ryan enjoys treating patients of all ages, however, has a special interest in treating the athletic population. Having undergone two ACL reconstructions and shoulder dislocations due to past athletic injuries. Ryan has been through months of therapy on several different occasions, which led him to a career in physical therapy. He has a passion for working with athletes with knee pathology pre and post operative and shoulder pain and dysfunction. In his free time Ryan enjoys being outdoors playing golf and hunting.


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Alison McMillan
Alison graduated from Maryville University with her Masters degree in 2008. She has 6 years experience treating orthopedic and sport specific diagnoses, with an emphasis on post operative shoulder and knee rehabilitation. She is proficient in manual techniques such as myofascial release and soft tissue massage to relieve back and neck pain. Alison has attended a Maitland mobilization course, a gait analysis/running course to continue my education and is actively involved in the women's initiative to prevent ACL tears in girls. She believes the most successful outcomes come from incorporating a hands on approach. She is dedicated to helping her patients achieve their goals with care and compassion to make the most of their rehab experience. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, seeing the world, road/mountain biking and rock climbing!


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Rachel Kinser, PTA
Rachel Kinser was born and raised in the St. Louis area. She attended St. Louis Community College at Meramec where she received her Associates Degree to be a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2006. Since then she has worked in outpatient orthopedic settings with patients of all levels. Throughout her time in the field she has had the privilege of working with athletes ranging from collegiate to professional, professional dancers and musicians, and endurance runners. Over the years she has taken many courses focusing on sports related injuries and treatment techniques.

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What makes PTSSM different?

The culture of PTSSM is what sets us apart from the rest of the therapy clinics in our area. It starts from the top from our owner, a physical therapist, Scott Schuessler strives to give focused manual therapy and precise exercise education and progression in his physical therapy clinics for over 15 years. And his determination to give the best therapy in west county is continued on by each of the other therapists every day.

Matt Helfrich