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Highly Trained Physical Therapists

Philip Anloague, PT, DHSc, OCS, MTC

Philip Anloague received his Masters of Physical Therapy from Andrews University in Dayton, Ohio in 1996. Phil earned his Doctor of Health Science Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2004, where he also received his specialty certification in manual therapy. In addition, Phil is also an American Physical Therapy Association board certified orthopaedic specialist (OCS), with years of clinical and teaching experience. Phil is the owner of Orion Physical Therapy Specialists.

Phil has a passion for teaching and presents numerous continuing medical education seminars annually. His presentation topics include the rehabilitation of the spine, therapeutic exercise, the throwing athlete, diagnostic imaging, and neurodynamics. Before teaching at the University of Dayton, Phil taught Gross Anatomy and Orthopedics at Andrews University for 9 years. Currently, Phil is the Program Director for the University of Dayton’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program, where he also teaches Gross Anatomy and Introduction to Medical Diagnostics. His current research interests are the shoulder and the throwing athlete.


Yury Chorny, PT, DPT, MTC

Yury Chorny received his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science in 2001 from University of Toledo and his Masters degree in Physical Therapy from Andrews University in Dayton, Ohio in 2003. In 2008, Yury earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of St. Augustine, where he also received his manual therapy certification (MTC) in 2006. Prior to working at Orion Physical Therapy Specialists, he worked in an outpatient physical therapy clinic in the Cincinnati area. Yury joined Orion Physical Therapy in October 2003. Yury is the Clinic Director at Orion Physical Therapy Specialists.

In addition, Yury currently teaches in anatomy and orthopedics labs for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Dayton.  Prior to teaching at UD, Yury assisted with Orthopedic labs at Andrews University. Yury’s research interests are in manual therapy for the lumbar spine and pelvis. During his time at Andrews University, Yury assisted in researching the bicycle seat tube angle and effects on quadriceps and hamstrings endurance.  His doctoral studies were focused in the “Integrated manual treatment approach for the hip and lumbopelvic complex.”

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Wendy Chorny, PT, DPT, AT, MTC

Wendy (Somers) Chorny earned her bachelor’s degree from Cedarville University in Athletic Training in 2002. She is a board certified and licensed Athletic Trainer (AT). After graduating from Cedarville, Wendy worked as an assistant athletic trainer at Wittenberg University for Division III athletes. She returned to school to earn her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy (MPT) and graduated from Andrews University in 2005. In 2008, Wendy received her manual therapy certification (MTC) from the University of St. Augustine. She completed her Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy (DPT) at the University of St. Augustine in 2010. Wendy is the Coordinator of Clinical Education (CCE) at Orion Physical Therapy Specialists. She also assists with orthopedics labs and problem-based learning (PBL) at the University of Dayton.
As a Physical Therapist, Wendy provides specialized care in the areas of manual therapy, sports medicine and women’s health issues. In addition to treating orthopedic dysfunction, Wendy also treats patients with pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction.

While at Andrews University, Wendy was part of a research group investigating the relationship between femoral nerve tension and hip flexor muscle length with Phil Anloague. Her current research interests are in strengthening exercises for the pelvic floor musculature and manual therapy as part of an integrated treatment approach for pelvic pain. She is currently working in conjunction with the University of Dayton doing research with surface EMG and pelvic floor musculature. Her doctoral paper focused on anatomy, dysfunctions, and treatments of the diaphragm. She has been a consultant on several studies for abdominal and pelvic floor strength.

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Jessica Smith, PT, DPT

Jessica (Barhorst) Smith earned her bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University in Health Fitness and Rehabilitation in 2003. After graduation she continued with courses in Exercise Science. In 2005 she returned to the Dayton area and worked at Kettering Sports Medicine in their Sport Acceleration program through Athletic Republic. Jessica returned to school in 2006, attending the University of Dayton’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. While attending UD she maintained a graduate assistant position, working in the Anatomy lab. Throughout her formal education with UD she began specialization in the foot and ankle during her clinical experience. She joined Orion Physical Therapy Specialists in 2009.

Jessica’s other areas of interest include manual therapy and sports medicine. She will sit for her Manual Therapy Certification (MTC) at the University of St. Augustine in 2013.

While attending the University of Dayton, her research project dealt with multi-factorial assessment of collegiate overhead athletes, primarily baseball players. She also completed an independent study with capstone project titled “Treatment Approaches and Theories of Foot and Ankle and Orthotic Intervention: Current Concepts.” Her present research interests include varying degrees of rearfoot/ forefoot structural and dynamic deformity and injury prevalence. She enjoys lecturing on running injury prevention, orthotics, and biomechanics of the foot. She currently is accepting patients for running biomechanical assessment and orthotic fittings.

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Robert English, PTA

Robert English completed his Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) degree at Clark State Community College in 2011. After graduation Rob began working at Orion Physical Therapy Specialists as a part-time PTA. In addition to Orion, Robert is also the assistant coach for the Men’s Cross Country team at the University of Dayton. Since being aboard the UD coaching staff, he has helped coach two individuals to the Division I NCAA Cross Country Championships. At Orion Physical Therapy Specialists, Robert works with patients experiencing orthopedic dysfunctions. He is also being part of injury management and sports conditioning, and wellness programs.

Robert’s current sport and hobby is running, from 5k to marathon distances. Robert’s PR for the marathon is 2:52:35 in St. George, Utah in 2003. Past sports and hobbies include: football, baseball, wrestling, and rugby. Prior to becoming a PTA, Robert spent 20+ years at MachineX as a machinist and shop supervisor.

Robert is married and lives in Springfield, Ohio. His wife is a DDS and is in private practice in Urbana, Ohio. He has one daughter named Alissa.

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Sue Freese, PTA

Sue Freese joined Orion Physical Therapy Specialists in 2013 as our second physical therapy assistant (PTA). Sue has been practicing for 12 years in outpatient orthopedics, specializing in manual therapy.

We welcome Sue as part of our Women's Health Program at Orion. She will be assisting Dr. Wendy Chorny with manual therapy, exercise, and patient education for our pelvic pain and incontinence patients. Sue lives in Centerville with her husband Clint and their two children. She enjoys hiking, playing with her kids, and the great outdoors.

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