Meet Our Staff

 

TINA McLEAN, PT, ATC

Tina McLean

Certified in Dry Needling for Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, Head, Neck, Trunk and Spine through MyoPain Seminars’ Janet G. Travell, MD Seminar Series, the first and longest standing Dry Needling Series in the United States.
*Certified Athletic Trainer
*Certified Graston Technique Provider
*Over 25 years of Orthopedic and Sports PT experience
*Currently working toward her Doctorate in physical therapy through Texas Tech University.

Tina is married to her husband, Scott Ruby, who runs the business behind the scenes. Together they love exploring the Kenai River where they met during the Alaska Fly Fisher’s annual Kenai River Clean Up weekend over 10 years ago.

Tina is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the National Association of Athletic Trainers and the International Myopain Society.   She has been active in the Alaska Physical Therapy Association serving in the State Advocacy role and on the Nominating Committee.    She has been active in  several community civic and service organizations over the years including Rotary, Civil Air Patrol, Emblem and Elks clubs. She has been an avid supporter of community events including the Mt. Marathon Race in Seward providing Education and Sports Taping, the Breath for Life Lost Lake Run for Cystic Fibrosis and many local high school sports events. In 2001, she completed a two-year 2000-hour Intern study and passed the Certification Board of Exams in Athletic Training.  She is Certified Graston Technique Preferred Provider as well as Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (dry needling).  She continues to have a dedication to life long learning through studies toward other advanced degrees and certifications.

As you may have gathered, Tina doesn’t just have a job.  Being part of the exciting Profession of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, living in Alaska, and working with enthusiastic staff, peers and communities helps define who she is.  Tina truly loves living in Alaska and all it has to offer.  When not working where she loves, she plays where she lives.  She enjoys fly-fishing, hiking, canoeing, oil painting, shooting, photography, and spending time with friends and family.

Personal Statement: It is with great pleasure that I look back and remember past experiences while anticipating exciting future ones. Many have helped me gather the wonderful memories I hold dear. Whether those memories are related to my career as a physical therapist, time spent in the Air Force or adventures of work and play in Alaska they all affirm for me every day, as John Donne would say, “No man (or woman) is an Island until himself”.  People have been the source of my energy. They like others before them and others to come are the daily force behind my dreams. Tina McLean.

 

Dr Sadie Lansing, PT, DPT

Sadie was born and raised in the Sterling area and has strong family and community ties.  She is the mother of four beautiful children and enjoys spending time in the garden and outdoors when she is not working.

Her clinical experiences include outpatient orthopedics, post surgical, pool based programs,  pediatrics, Women’s health and Indian Health Services.

Sadie’s training is heavily in outpatient orthopedics with specific training in shoulder rehabilitation including the rotator cuff, acromioclavicular injuries, SLAP lesions and labrum tears.  She has an extensive background in treating specific and non-specific disorders of the spine including herniated discs, mal-alignment, spinal stenosis, and chronic muscle pain.  In addition she has a special interest in treating the pelvic floor , pregnancy, post-partum, and the mature woman.

Sadie is an avid runner and enjoys and has a background in treating such diagnoses as anterior cruciate ligament repairs, meniscus injuries and other LE injuries related to running and sports.

Sadie joined Active Abilities Physical Therapy in September of 2016.  She attended the University of Montana in Missoula, MT.  There she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Performance and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2007 preparing her to be a front line provider for musculoskeletal, neuromuscular injuries including women’s health.

 

Scott Ruby, Administrator

Scott Ruby was born in Salem, OR. He grew up predominantly in Olympia, WA. He graduated High School in Whitehorse, CA when he traveled there with his family.

After high school he attended The University of Fairbanks where he earned a degree in Land Management. He recently retired from the State of Alaska as the Director of The Division of Community and Regional Affairs. He spent many years working as a Local Government Specialist and traveling extensively throughout the State of Alaska to over 300 villages and communities.

Scott joins the Active Abilities Physical Therapy team as the Administrator of Business Operations.  He is responsible for overseeing Human Resources, HIPAA, State and Federal Regulatory Guidelines, Billing, Operations Software and Plant Facilities.

When not working Scott enjoys rowing and fly fishing on the Kenai River. He also enjoys woodworking and special projects throughout the community.

 

Jeanette Gates
PT Technician

Jeanette joined Active Abilities in May of 2016. Jeanette works diligently on a daily basis to support our licensed staff in providing patient and non-patient services. She is a fully licensed and credentialed Paramedic. Jeanette is dedicated daily to being the best at what she does. She divides her time between Active Abilities, Central Peninsula Emergency Services, family and fitness activities.

 

Sara Carson
Front Desk Patient Representative

Sara recently joined Active Abilities in March of 2017. She comes to us from Oregon where she worked as a full time mother, wife and patient representative in a busy Pediatric Office. She has experience in patient registrations, insurance verification and front office services.
Sara is dedicated to making your introduction and time with us a smooth process. She understands the importance of supporting and balancing your clinical care with that of your financial risks and obligations along with your schedule needs.

 

 

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