McHenry County Staff
Kevin D. Camden PT, OCS is the founder and the co-owner of the Orthopedic and Sports Therapy Institute. In October of 1998, Kevin recognized the need for quality health care services in the Boone County area and opened Belvidere Physical Therapy. Also, in May of 2000 he opened McHenry County Physical Therapy to fully serve both Boone and McHenry Counties. Kevin is a graduate of Saint Louis University of Physical Therapy, where he was voted the outstanding senior of allied health programs, and graduated with high honors.
His internships included Barnes Hospital Acute/Orthopedic Center, Jefferson Barracks Veterans Center Spinal Cord Injury Unit, and Deaconess Hospital Orthopedic Rehab Center. During this time, he participated in multiple independent studies in stroke rehabilitation and injuries of the spine. He has gained a variety of experience working as a physical therapist. He worked one year at Quad City Regional spine institute then took over at Davenport Medical Center as Director of Physical Therapy where he spent 4 years and opened their occupational therapy department. He also assisted with the accreditation, curriculum development, and teaching of the Physical Therapist Assistant program, at Blackhawk Community College.
He then served as director of rehab at Rochelle Community Hospital where he developed occupational health programs and has consulted for Commonwealth Edison, Eaton Corporation, Hines Lumber and Total Logistic Controls. Kevin's areas of expertise include orthopedic, industrial, and sports rehabilitation. In 2005, Kevin passed his examination to become a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). 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, Kevin is a certified WorkSTEPS evaluator for Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) and pre-employment screenings.
Megan Kennebeck, PT, DPT, ATC joined the McHenry County Physical Therapy clinic in May 2010. She received her Doctorate degree at Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa in 2010. She also received her Bachelors from Clarke in 2008, majoring in Athletic Training. She worked as an athletic trainer for Clarke College while working on her graduate degree. She covered an array of sports at both the college and high school level.
Megan is a certified clinician in Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization (ASTYM®) for treating tendonitis type conditions. She is also a trained and certified provider of Functional Capacity Evaluations and post-offer testing through the WorkSTEPS Functional Employment Testing Program. She focuses on creating treatment programs that are unique to the patient’s main impairments and functional limitations. The most rewarding part of being a physical therapist is creating new relationships and guiding patients to their best level of health!
Megan was born and raised in the McHenry County area, and worked at the McHenry County Physical Therapy Clinic for a few summers as a technician before receiving her degrees. She is looking forward to increasing her knowledge and expertise in the orthopedic setting with continued education and hands on experience.
Ashley Reed, PT, MPT, joined McHenry County Physical Therapy clinic in June 2011. She received her Master of Physical Therapy degree at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL in May 2011. Her undergraduate focus was on Kinesiology/Exercise Physiology also at Northern Illinois University. While working on her undergraduate and post-graduate degree, she worked in physical therapy clinics in both IL and CA as a physical therapy technician for five years.
Ashley performed clinical rotations with an emphasis on neurological and orthopedic conditions in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Her background as a physical therapy technician and her clinical rotations during school has led her to focus her interests on neurological and orthopedic conditions. In 2011 Ashley completed training, and is a certified clinician in Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization (ASTYM®) for treating tendonitis type conditions. She is looking forward to furthering her education in those two areas with continuing education courses. Ashley is also an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Ashley grew up in Sycamore, IL. She and her husband, Matt, currently live in Rockford, IL. They have two chihuahuas, Sadie and Hector Sanchez.
Christy Diddens, ATC, MS, CEAS joined the staff at McHenry County Physical Therapy in 2004. Christy attended Clarke College in Dubuque, IA and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. Upon graduation, Christy moved to Pennsylvania where she earned her Master of Science degree in Athletic Training with an emphasis in education from California University of Pennsylvania. She has worked at the collegiate and high school levels, as well as working as a physician extender for a fast paced Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine clinic.
Christy is the athletic trainer at Johnsburg High School and has served in this position since August 2003. She is responsible for practice and event coverage for both male and female athletes in the school. Christy is an active member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA)
Christy is a certified provider of functional capacity evaluations and post-offer testing through the WorkSTEPS functional employment testing program. She is also a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist (CEAS I, II). Christy is continuing to expand her work experience in the industrial rehabilitation setting.
The Industrial Rehabilitation Division is comprised of various programs that the clinics of OSTI offer to support and service the industrial community in which our clinics operate. The programs are geared to help employers prevent injury or the repeat of injury in the workplace, return workers back to work safely, and hire safe and qualified candidates all while reducing compensation costs, insurance premiums, and employee turnover.
"As a healthcare provider, it is my belief that every person under my care has the opportunity to live a healthy and productive life. This ranges from the teenager in high school athletics to the weekend warrior who is ready to retire. It is my responsibility to provide a high quality of care on the playing field, in the physical therapy clinic, and on the factory floor."