Ephrata Staff

DAVID SNYDER, DPT, CSCS (Physical Therapist and Clinic Director)

BS, Business Administration, Messiah College, MS, Exercise Physiology, West Chester University, Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT), Arcadia University

Certifications:
Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS)

Highlights and Specialties:
David has several years of management and sports training experience and relies on his well rounded background to find and treat to root cause of each patient’s issue.  He particularly enjoys treating athletic and orthopedic injuries.

He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and of the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA).

In his spare time, David has been known to train for triathlons in the past and completed the Lake Placid Ironman in 2012.  When he is not at the office, David enjoys spending time with his wife and children.

 

LUKE ATKINS, DPT (Physical Therapist)

Education:
BS, Psychology, Misericordia University,  Doctorate, Physical Therapy, Misericordia University

Highlights and Specialties:
A HARTZ PT team member since 2018, Luke enjoys working with a diverse variety of patients and diagnoses within the realm of outpatient orthopedic physical therapy.  His treatment style utilizes the patient’s individual experience to create a comprehensive program which will help the patient achieve their functional goals.

He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and of the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA).

When not working, Luke enjoys spending time with friends, exploring the city, exercising, rock climbing, or playing with his dog, Izzy.

 

LORI KERR (Physical Therapy Assistant)

Education:
BS, Social Work, Penn State University
AS, Physical Therapy Assistant, PA Institute of Technology

Highlights and Specialties:
A HARTZ PT team member since 2017, Lori enjoys working as a team with David to ensure patients have the most effective recovery possible.  She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and of the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA).

When not at the office, Lori enjoys spending time with her husband of 25 years and her two sons, as well as cooking and running.

 

KAREN TALARICO (Front Desk Coordinator)

Education:
Receptionist Certificate, Ashworth College Bristol Central High School

Karen is currently training with Missy in our Lititz office. She will be taking over duties in the Ephrata office once she training is completed.  She looks forward to interacting with patients and helping them on their path to recovery!

When not at the office, Karen enjoys spending time with her husband, cooking, gardening, reading and photography.

CINDY JENKINS (Athletic Trainer, Ephrata High School)

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Education:
BS, Athletic Training, West Chester University

Highlights and Specialties:
A HARTZ PT team member since 2002, Cindy is a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association.  As the athletic trainer of Ephrata high school, Cindy enjoys educating young athletes about injury prevention and watching them excel in their respective sports.  Cindy also occasionally helps us out as an aide on the therapy floor or as a friendly face at the front desk.  During the off season, you’ll find Cindy spending time with her husband and two wonderful children.