Our Newton clinic was born when Dr. Kelly Thomann wanted to go back and serve her community. This clinic is the result of her dedication to Newton and her desire to bring high-level one-on-one care to the area. Her vision is to make the community healthier and to help everyone continue doing what they love to do. Start your physical therapy with us today, we can’t wait to have you!

Address: 300 East Morgan Street, Newton, IL 62448
Phone: 618-852-3100
Fax: 618-852-3101
Monday-Thursday: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am – 11:00 am


Our Newton Team

Kelly Thomann

DPT, OCS Physical Therapist

Breanne Buerster, DPT

DPT, Physical Therapist

Heather Wakefield

Patient Service Specialist

Kelly received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Chemistry from Greenville University and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University. Her training also included studies at the world-renowned Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. She is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist which denotes advanced knowledge and skills in the area of orthopedics. She has worked with patients of all ages including children, professional athletes, post-operative patients, the geriatric population and more.

Kelly grew up in Jasper County. She developed a passion for the athletic population throughout her career as a collegiate volleyball player. She returned to the area following her education and now enjoys treating the active community including her friends and family. She is married to her husband, Brooks, and they have 3 children: Layla, Rafe, and Rhett. She and her husband stay busy coaching and being involved in their children’s activities.

Breanne received her Associate’s Degree in Science and Arts from Olney Central College in 2016, her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from University of Evansville in 2018, and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from University of Evansville in 2021.

Breanne is Level 1 Selective Functional Movement Assessment and LSVT BIG certified. She has worked with patients of a wide variety of ages and conditions within a rural community.

Breanne grew up in Clay County, IL where she developed her passion to help serve her family, friends, and community. In her spare time, Breanne enjoys reading, listening to music, and spending time with friends and family.

Heather is a lifelong resident of Jasper County. She graduated from Easter Illinois University in 2006 where she received her Bachelors degree in Arts. She has worked in the medical field for the majority of her professional career.

She believes that excellent customer service and a smile can go a long way. She is excited to be with a company that provides one on one care and treats patients as family.

Heather is the mother of a college aged son, Mason. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, being outside, and reading.

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