Zak Hill, PT, DPT, CSMT
Zak Hill PT, DPT, CSMT, CSCS obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Rockhurst University in 2007. He has worked with a wide variety of patients and clients in his career ranging from general orthopedic problems to sport specific rehabilitation/performance training, pre and post-surgical orthopedic patients and also those with a wide variety of back, neck and nerve pain.
Prior to opening Hill Pro-Motion Physical Therapy in 2012, Zak served as an adjunct faculty member at Rockhurst University for 3 years where he co-taught a course in their physical therapy program “Manual Therapy for the Lumbar, Thoracic and Cervical Spine”. In addition to teaching at Rockhurst, Zak served as an assistant with the International Spine and Pain Institute which provides continuing education for physical therapists. In addition to teaching, Zak has made presentations before fellow colleagues on various spinal conditions and has co-authored an article in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy on Shoulder Impingement.
In addition to his certification in manual and manipulative therapy, Zak held his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) for 10 years through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Zak grew up in Central Washington State until he moved to Lees Summit in 2001. His greatest joys are his wife Ashley, and sons Brooks, Beckett and Baylor.
Paul Orovets, DPT
Get to know Paul Orovets. After being injured playing high school sports, Paul’s interests in the rehab field emerged. After having positive outcomes in physical therapy, he knew that he wanted to help individuals rehabilitate and improve upon their current physical state. His passion for watching and playing sports took him to the University of Pittsburgh where he earned his bachelors in Athletic Training. Through his curriculum he worked with various sports teams at Pitt as well as off campus sites. Upon graduation Paul continued for his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Pitt. He has worked in various setting both as an athletic trainer and physical therapist for local hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health companies, and outpatient facilities. Paul moved to Kansas City with his fantastic wife Julie and are happy to be apart of the city’s fabric who are passionate about their sports across all ages. In his free time, Paul enjoys playing softball and golf where he is apart of various leagues. He also enjoys traveling and attending of local sporting events in the greater Kansas City area.
Amanda McCurry, PTA, ATRI
Amanda is originally from the small town of Brookfield, MO. She is 1 of 5 children, and always took an interest in the healthcare profession. Amanda realized physical therapy was the route she wanted to take when her youngest sister, Olivia, was born with Down syndrome. She was eager to learn all the gross motor skills to help Olivia in rolling over, crawling, and walking.
Amanda graduated from MO Western State University in St. Joseph, MO in 2004 with her A.A.S. as a Physical Therapist Assistant. While working part-time as a P.T.A, she finished her B.S. in General Psychology at MO Western in 2006, as well.
Amanda has been a Physical Therapist Assistant for over 14 years, and 8 of those she has been traveling the country as a contract therapist. While traveling she not only enjoyed living in FL, TX, OR, CO and Hawaii but learned and worked with a variety of therapists whom have contributed their skills and methods to her. She gained experience in home health, pediatrics, geriatrics, inpatient/outpatient rehab, skilled nursing/assisted living, sports rehab, acute care, and aquatic settings. She has advanced her specialty in aquatic therapy by achieving her certification from Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institutes, ATRI.
Although Amanda enjoyed her time traveling, she is just as excited to be “home” in Kansas City. She is glad to be near her family again and put down some roots. She is excited to be working in an outpatient setting where she will assist with aquatic therapy.
Debbie Korona, Patient Care Coordinator
As a Patient Care Coordinator, Debbie is responsible for the scheduling, insurance verification and chart upkeep of our clients. She also keeps our website up to date and provides customer service to our clients.
Debbie has been a medical administrator/office manager with over 19 years of experience in the medical field.
She recently moved to Lee’s Summit to be closer to her family and care for her parents. She is the proud mother of her two children, Tyler, and Kristen who have both graduated college and are working in the Kansas City area! When she’s not working at Hill Pro-Motion, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, boating, traveling to new places and shopping (of course!).