Education and Expertise
To get quality hands-on care from a physical therapist, you need to be in good hands – and education matters. Our physical therapists are either fellowship-trained in orthopedic manual therapy or well on their way to getting their fellowship. A “fellowship trained manual therapist” must complete a credentialed program and fulfill the required clinical training hours under an expert clinician. Our physical therapists are trained through The Manual Therapy Institute and complete their clinical hours right here in our practice. This 3-year program focuses on the advanced evaluation and treatment of spinal, shoulder, hip and knee dysfunctions, and other musculoskeletal conditions. It provides us with the advanced problem solving skills needed to treat complex conditions that often involve multiple body parts.
To ensure excellent care, we also:
- Closely collaborate with your doctor and other community healthcare providers
- Keep up with recent developments in our field through evidence-based medical literature and continued education
- Maintain membership in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
- Consult with each other, as well as with other physical therapists nationwide
- Use state-of-the-art equipment and advanced techniques
Dr. Wes Wickwar, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT
The owner and founder of Accelacare, Wes is a charismatic, engaged leader. He builds the business based on what’s best for both Accelacare’s patients and the therapy team. By supporting each therapist’s individual professional interests, Wes inspires the team to deliver the highest level of care.
A graduate of Pittsburg State University with BA in Biology, Wes earned his Masters in Physical Therapy from Wichita State in 2002. In 2006, upon completion of The Manual Therapy Institute program, he became a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists and went on to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Special areas of clinical interest include movement impairments, neurodynamics, pain science, and throwing mechanics.
A naturally giving person, Wes focuses on patient/employee psychosocial factors in order to better understand how to help people.
Dr. Angela M. Reich, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT
As our Clinic Operations Director, Angela has been an integral part of the business since 2010. Angela’s management role has grown along with the clinic, and she strives to create an environment that capitalizes on people’s talents while improving the business’ overall health.
A Garden City native, Angela graduated from Kansas State University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology. She got her Physical Therapy Degree from Creighton University in 2009, and in 2013 became a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. Angela has focused her studies on women’s pelvic floor issues, including incontinence and pelvic pain. Education is an important component of her approach, as many of her patients don’t realize they have a common, treatable condition and dismiss their symptoms as “normal.” Accelacare has given Angela the opportunity to help address rural healthcare needs and pursue her passion of educating and empowering people.
Dr. Tarryn Andrews, PT, DPT
Tarryn’s compassion and dedication make her a vital asset to her patients at Accelacare. She has a passion for women’s health, a frequently overlooked area of physical therapy, and has special training in the area from the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.
Tarryn joined Accelacare after graduating from Wichita State University with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She is in the process of becoming a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists through The Manual Therapy Institute.
Tarryn is originally from western Kansas and is delighted to be back. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, playing with her dog, Laila, and being active in her church.