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Monday:7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday:7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday:7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday:7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday:7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Sunday:Closed

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Physical Therapy
Aquatic Therapy
Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
Hand Therapy
Hand Therapy Certified
Occupational Therapy
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About

KORT is Kentucky's premier provider of outpatient physical and occupational therapy specializing in orthopaedics, sports and industrial medicine. Since 1987, KORT has provided clinical and customer service excellence to patients in our centers, at employer sites, and with high school, college and professional sports teams. Our extended center hours offer you the flexibility of before work or after work appointments. With the convenience of same-day or next-day appointments, you can begin your recovery right away. With more than 54 centers throughout Kentuckiana to serve you, you'll be sure to find one close to your home or office. Clinical excellence, caring, convenience - that's what you deserve and that's what you'll get at "The Best in Rehab".

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Our Team

Angie Taylor, MHS, OTR/L, CHT, Center Director

Angie is the center director and is a board-certified hand therapist by the Hand Therapy Commission. In practice since 1995, she is experienced in treating conditions related to shoulder to hand conditions. Angie is certified in instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, functional capacity evaluations and post-offer employment testing. Angie has a bachelor's degree in health science in occupational therapy from Eastern Kentucky University and master's degree in health and sciences from the University of Indianapolis.

Elliot Mattingly, PT, DPT, OCS, Clinic Director

Elliot graduated with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Bellarmine University in 2011. He returned to his hometown of Bardstown to start working with KORT in February 2012. Elliot is a 2014 graduate of the Select Medical Orthopaedic Residency Program, and is now a member of it’s faculty. In 2015 he became a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist. Elliot has a passion for working with many different populations to help people achieve the highest quality of life. Elliot is an avid runner/triathlete and started the KORT Running Team, based out of Bardstown. He also enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with his wife and dogs.

Robbie Hinkebein, PT, DPT, ATC, OCS

Robbie is a Partner with KORT and Regional Vice President for the KORT-South Region. He holds a Doctorate in Physical therapy from Regis University after receiving his bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Louisville (1996). He also received his bachelor’s in Biology/Chemistry from Murray State University (1993). He is Board Certified in Orthopedics, and is a Certified Athletic Trainer. Robbie currently serves as an instructor/mentor for KORT’s Orthopedic residency program, as well as oversight of KORT’s Sports Medicine program and Home Health program. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), in which he is a legislative liaison for the private practice section, and is a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA). Originally from Louisville, Robbie resides in Bardstown with his wife (Stacey), and 2 children (Jameson and McKenna).

Melanie Booker, PT, DPT, CLT, MDT, OCS

Melanie has been part of the KORT team since 2005. Melanie graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy in 1999, and completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Regis University in 2008. She is a board certified specialist on orthopedics and holds certifications in Lymphedema, Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization, and the Mechanical and Diagnosis Therapy (MDT/McKenzie Method) of the Spine. Melanie is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association (KPTA), and the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). Melanie leads the POWR program and has a passion for helping people achieve their weight loss goals. She also is involved with ReVital, KORT's Cancer Rehab program. Melanie is a competitive bodybuilder and powerlifter and enjoys transitioning many of her patients to the gym to help them optimize their fitness goals

Jennifer Hayden, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC

Jennifer is a native of Bardstown. She received her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science/Sports Medicine from Campbellsville University in 1999 and her Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Kentucky in 2003. While working for KORT, Jennifer completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Regis University in 2008. Jennifer became an Orthopedic Certified Specialist in 2011 and enjoys treating a variety of orthopedic conditions, especially pediatric and sports-related injuries. During her free time, she loves going to the movies, reading, playing softball, and watching UK sports.

Amy Walls, OTR/L

Amy is a native of Bardstown. She completed her Occupational Therapy degree from Eastern Kentucky University in 1995. She joined the KORT team in 1996. Amy enjoys working with a variety of patients with a special interest in working with the geriatric population. She has an extensive background in working in inpatient rehab with orthopedic patients. Amy is a member od National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy. She lives locally with her husband G.B. and spends her free time attending the sporting events of her four daughters.

Thomas Mudd, PT, DPT

Thomas earned his doctorate degree in physical therapy from Bellarmine University in May of 2018. Shortly after graduating, he joined the KORT Bardstown team here in his home town. Thomas has a particular interest in orthopedic injuries and plans to eventually receive his certification in dry needling as well as earning a board-certified specialty in orthopedics. In his free time Thomas enjoys fishing, spending time with friends and family, and watching sports, particularly Kentucky basketball and football.

Heather Clark, P.T., DPT

Heather earned a doctorate of physical therapy in 2015 and bachelor's degree in Kinesiology in 2011 from the University of Kentucky. Heather is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association with section memberships in both Orthopedics and Neurology, as well as a member of the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association. Her clinical interests include general orthopedics, hands-on therapy and neurology rehabilitation. Heather enjoys being active, playing sports, horse-riding, listening to music, crafting and cheering on the CATS!

Verneasa Hendricks, PTA, WCC

Verneasa is a 1991 graduate of Somerset Community College with an associate degree in Applied Science. Verneasa has been an employee at KORT Bardstown Rehab Services since 1997. She is certified in Instrumental Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) and is a certified wound care provider by the National Alliance of Wound Care. Verneasa enjoys seeing all patient types but is passionate working with amputee patients.

Erin Sireno, MS, ATC

Erin is originally from Brandenburg, KY. She earned her Bachelors of Arts in Exercise Science from Bellarmine University while also playing softball for the Knights. She then went on to earn her Masters of Science in Athletic Training from Spalding University. Erin currently is the athletic trainer at Bardstown High School and enjoys working out and spending time with my son, Easton.

Kalen Morgan, MHS, OTR/L, CHT

Kalen is an occupational therapist, certified hand therapist and certified ergonomic assessment specialist. She received her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Eastern Kentucky University in 2004 and a master’s in health science from the University of Indianapolis in 2010. Kalen received her certification as a certified hand therapist in 2010. As the WorkStrategies coordinator for KORT, she provides clinical support and training for their comprehensive industrial rehabilitation program, which includes post-injury care and management for workers’ compensation patients and injury prevention initiatives of onsite job analysis, ergonomic training, clinician training, post-employment testing, functional capacity evaluations and early symptom intervention programs. She provides quality assurance for the reporting of functional capacity evaluations and, as a certified hand therapist, she specializes in treating upper extremity conditions at the clinical level. Her clinical interests are in custom-splint fabrication, upper extremity rehabilitation, industrial medicine and ergonomics.

Ashton Hicks, P.T., DPT

Ashton is from Mt. Washington, KY but now lives in Bardstown. She attended the University of Kentucky for both her undergraduate degree in kinesiology in 2009 and doctorate degree in physical therapy in 2012. She has prior clinical experience in neurological rehabilitation in the inpatient rehabilitation setting prior to transitioning to pelvic health physical therapy in the outpatient setting. Her clinical interests include pelvic health, specifically postpartum athletes, neurological disorders, vestibular rehabilitation and general orthopedics. Ashton enjoys being outside, sports, cheering on the CATS, reading, traveling and being with family, especially her husband and two little boys.
All Services

Physical Therapy

  • Physical Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
  • Recovery and Reconditioning
  • Telerehab
  • Amputee Rehabilitation
  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Dry Needling
  • Manual Therapy
  • Neurologic Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management
  • ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Spine Program
  • TMJ/TMD Rehabilitation
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Women's Health
  • Fibromyalgia Treatment
  • Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Lymphedema Program
  • Osteoporosis Management
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Personalized Orthopedic Weight Reduction Program (POWR)

Hand Therapy

  • Hand Therapy
  • Hand Therapy Certified
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthotics Upper Extremity - Hand/Arm
  • Wound and Scar Care

Sports Medicine

  • Athletic Training Services
  • Sports Medicine
  • Concussion Management

Work Health

  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Return-to-Work Program
  • Work Conditioning
  • Ergonomic Programs
  • Post-Offer Employment Testing
  • Work Hardening
  • Safe Patient Handling

Pediatric Therapy

  • Pediatric Physical Therapy

Prosthetics & Orthotics

  • Lower Extremity Orthotics
  • Foot Orthotics
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