• Clinic
    KORT Shively Physical Therapy is conveniently located in the Shively Center (the old Dillard's/Bacons' building), south of the intersection of Dixie Highway and the Watterson Expressway(I-264). Our therapists treat a wide range of orthopedic conditions including work injuries, auto accident injuries, sports injuries, back and neck pain, arthritis, pre- and post-surgical rehab, and other conditions. In addition, a wide range of industrial medicine services are offered, as well as anodyne therapy for diabetic neuropathy. We provide a friendly, fun environment, focused on returning you to your normal activity level. We look forward to assisting you with your recovery.
  • Our Team
    Kristin Oliverio, PT, DPT
    Kristin Oliverio
    Kristin Oliverio, PT, DPT is the clinic director and joined our KORT team in 2005. She earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Regis University in 2007 and a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Kentucky in 2005. Kristin is certified to perform Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs), post-offer employment tests (POET) through AEI, and Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM). She has a certification in vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT). Kristin specializes in treating orthopedic and sports medicine injuries, vestibular conditions, and industrial medicine. She enjoys living an active lifestyle and spending time with her family and friends.
    Kim Holmes, PTA
    Kim Holmes
    Kim has over 25 years of experience as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She earned her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Jefferson Community College in 1981. She joined the KORT team in 2003 after working for over 20 years at Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital. Kim is a certified IASTM provider.
    Kevin Owens, PT, DPT
    Kevin Owens
    Kevin Owens, PT, DPT has a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Regis University (2007) and a Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) degree from the University of Louisville (2002). His clinical interest is manual therapy with a focus on treatment of spinal pain and orthopedic injuries.
    Jane Murphy, MHS, OTR/L, CHT
    Jane Murphy
    Jane Murphy, MHS, OTR/L, CHT earned a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Occupational Therapy in 1992 and later, her Master’s from the University of Indianapolis. She specializes in hand therapy and has been certified in Hand Therapy since 1999. She is also certified to perform Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE’s) and has experience in the performance of Post-Offer Employment Tests (POET’s) and the treatment of lymphedema.
    Christine Brightwell, PT, DPT
    Christine Brightwell
    Christine received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Mount St. Joseph University in 2015 after graduating with her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and Kinesiology from Miami University in 2011. Christine has been living in Ohio for the past 8 years and has now moved back to Louisville where she is originally from. Christine joined our KORT team in 2015 and is interested in pursuing training and specialty in Orthopedics and Vestibular Rehab.
    Chrissy Watson , PT, DPT
    Chrissy Watson
    Chrissy is a Louisville native and almuna of both U of L and UK (but on game day she's a Cardinal). She specializes in treatment of the foot and ankle, and also enjoys treating shoulder pathology and the lumbar spine. What she really enjoys most is forming friendships with her patients and co-workers. She is committed to the advancement of her profession and has served in leadership roles with the APTA and KPTA in the past and is a current member of both. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her fiancée, playing outside with her dog, watching sports, attending live theater, or reading a good novel.
    Kellye Firquin, PT, DPT
    Kellye Firquin
    Kellye is a native Louisvillian and graduated from Louisville Male High School in 2009. She then attended Western Kentucky University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science in 2013 prior to earning her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Kentucky in 2016. She began working for KORT Shively Center just two weeks after graduating from UK, after falling in love with us during one of her clinical rotations as a student! Although she is a WKU and UK alumnae, Kellye is a fierce supporter of the University of Louisville Cardinals and can often be seen throwing her Louisville “L’s” up in the clinic on game days. She has three older brothers, seven nieces and nephews, and a 6-year-old pitbull she rescued from the Humane Society. Kellye was a competitive gymnast in her younger years and now enjoys CrossFit in her spare time, as well as traveling and spending time with her friends and family.
    John Handley, ATC
    John Handley
    John is nationally certified with the Board of Certification and state licensed with the Kentucky State Board of Medical Licensure. John obtained his degree in Physical Education from the University of Louisville in 1998. He has worked at the Professional, College and High School levels for over 15 years. Prior to working with KORT he has been employed by the St Louis Cardinals, New York Mets, Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas, and Norton Orthopedic Specialists.
    Mike Palmisano, MS, ATC
    Mike Palmisano
    Mike is originally from Pennsylvania and moved to Louisville in 1988. Mike obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh then went on to earn his Master’s degree from Syracuse University. He spent four years working as the Assistant Football Athletic Trainer at the University of Louisville before joining KORT in 1992. Mike worked for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1996 as an intern and has volunteered at the Deaf Olympics.
    Josh Heines, MA, LAT, ATC
    Josh Heines
    Josh is a native of Louisville, KY and a graduate of Holy Cross High School. He is nationally certified by the BOC and licensed by the Kentucky State Board of Medical Licensure. Josh received his undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from Eastern Kentucky University and received his Master’s degree in Sports Management from East Tennessee State University. While at ETSU, Josh worked as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for the men’s tennis, cheerleading, and dance teams. Before coming to Butler Traditional High School, Josh was the Athletic Trainer at Marion County High School in Lebanon, KY. Josh works out of the Shively Center clinic. Josh is also certified in ErgoScience POETS and is a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) and the Kentucky Athletic Trainer’s Society (KYATS). When not working, Josh enjoys spending time with family/friends, playing sport, fishing, and hiking.
    Crista Pezer, MAT, ATC
    Crista Pezer
    Crista is a certified athletic trainer and member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and she is licensed by Kentucky State Board of Medical Licensure. She has a master's degree in Athletic Training from the University of Findlay and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Louisville.
    Gary Kail, ATC
    Gary Kail
    Gary is from Frankfort. He is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. He will serve as the Athletic Trainer at Holy Cross and the Shively clinic.
  • Our Services
    Our Services
    • Physical Therapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Hand Therapy / Hand Therapy Certified
    • Anodyne Therapy
    • Athletic Training Services
    • Dry Needling
    • Fall Prevention Program
    • Fibromyalgia Treatment
    • Functional Movement Screens (FMS)
    • IASTM Manual Therapy
    • Lymphedema Program
    • McKenzie Approach Therapy
    • Orthotics Upper Extremity (hand/arm)
    • Pediatric Rehabilitation
    • Spine Dysfunction Program
    • Sports Medicine
    • Total Spine Care
    • Upper and Lower Extremities
    • Vestibular Rehabilitation
    • Ergonomic and Injury Prevention Training
    • Functional Capacity Evaluations
    • PrePlacement/Post Offer Screens
    • Return-to-Work Program
    • Work Conditioning
    • Work Hardening

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