Jon Link PT, MPT, OCS, CSCS is the president and co-owner of the Orthopedic and Sports Therapy Institute. He is currently treating patients at Marengo Physical Therapy and is acting as its clinical director. Prior to this, he was the clinical director of McHenry County Physical Therapy from 2000 to 2003 and also clinical director of Ogle County Physical Therapy from 2003 to 2012. He opened the doors of Ogle County Physical Therapy in 2003 to better serve the community of Northern Ogle County which has now expanded to the premier physical therapy provider in the area. He continues to specialize in orthopedic, industrial, hand, foot and ankle, and sports rehabilitation.
Jon graduated from Southwest Baptist University in Missouri with his Master of Physical Therapy degree in 2000. In 2003, he passed his certification examination to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). In 2004, he passed his examination to become a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). At the time, Jon was 1 of 3 Orthopedic Clinical Specialists in the greater Rockford area. He is also a certified clinician in Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization (ASTYM®) for treating tendonitis type conditions and fits individuals with custom orthotics for foot and ankle related disorders. In addition, he is a trained and certified provider of Functional Capacity Evaluations and post-offer testing through the WorkSTEPS Functional Employment Testing Program. Recently, he has focused his clinical continuing education on spinal mobilizations and manipulations.
Jon's focus remains on the development of the clinics of the Orthopedic and Sports Therapy Institute in addition to expansion of the entire corporation. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, 3 boys, and 1 daughter, serving at Harvest Bible Chapel of Rockford, and coaching his son's soccer team.
Diane Parrish, PT, DPT is a 1995 graduate of Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy Magna Cum Laude. Diane was awarded the Clinical Performance Award for her performance during clinical training. She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from St. Ambrose University in 2011. Diane has attended a wide variety of continuing education coursework with an emphasis on using evidence-based practices, biomechanics, and movement-based interventions.
Diane has worked primarily in outpatient orthopedic and neuromuscular settings treating a wide range of conditions from post-surgical to neurological. In addition, Diane has attended specialized training for vestibular rehabilitation and has completed the vestibular competency course by Susan Hordman, PT, PhD. She has extensive experience treating various causes of dizziness and imbalance.
Diane has been committed to the clinical education of students by serving as a center coordinator of clinical education for seven years at two different facilities. She has mentored new graduates and continues to act as a resource for peers. She is active in community education and speaking at various support groups.
Erin Randall, MS, ATC graduated in 2003 from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education: Athletic Training Magna Cum Laude. In 2004, she earned her Masters Degree in Physical Education: Exercise Science on full scholarship. While working on her Masters, she taught for the University in their accredited Athletic Training Program and acted as a mentor to the students in the program. Erin specialized in Exercise Science and had the opportunity to work with phase three cardiac rehabilitation patients.
Erin has experience as an athletic trainer in the collegiate setting and high school setting. In the summer of 2005, Erin joined the staff at Marengo Physical Therapy as Marengo Community High School's Certified Athletic Trainer. She is responsible for covering all athletes and athletic events at MCHS. Erin also assists the staff at Marengo Physical Therapy and is an active member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA).
"Many teenagers choose to participate in high school athletics. As an athletic trainer, it is my responsibility to provide these athletes with a high standard of care through the prevention, recognition, management, and rehabilitation of sports related injuries. My personal goal is to ensure that my athletes are able to participate safely, as well as enable them to excel in their given sport. For an athletic trainer the outcome of the game does not matter; the athletes are what matter."
Brent Holcomb, PT, DPT is a 2011 graduate of St. Ambrose University with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Brent performed extensive clinical rotations in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. During his orthopedic rotation, Brent was a clinical student at Marengo Physical Therapy.
Brent began his physical therapy career at OSF-St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, working as an inpatient and outpatient therapist where he was able to work with a wide variety of patient populations. He is looking forward to continuing his physical therapy education by attending various courses that will further enhance his knowledge in orthopedic physical therapy and sports rehabilitation.
Brent is excited to join the clinical staff of Marengo Physical Therapy and help provide the Marengo-Union community with cutting edge physical therapy care.
Brent is a native from Genoa, Illinois where he currently resides with his wife and dog. In his free time, Brent enjoys fishing, running, playing softball, and spending time with his wife and German shepherd puppy.
Katie Allen-Wacker, PTA is a 2009 honors graduate from Elgin Community College with a degree in Physical Therapy Assisting.
Most of Katie's clinical experiences were based in orthopedic outpatient settings, including Marengo Physical Therapy. She is planning to attend continuing education courses that will further enhance her knowledge in orthopedic and sports therapy. She enjoys providing physical therapy services to the McHenry County area!