Topeka, KS
4015 SW Gage Center Drive
Topeka, KS 66604
Phone: 785.273.1379
Fax: 785.273.1047


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Clinic Director:

Mark Kohls, DPT, ATC, Cert. MDT
Physical Therapy Staff:  Shari Larue, PT

Dave Appleman, PTA
STRIVE Work Conditioning Staff: Megan Biladeau, PTA, ATC

Administrative & Support Staff:

Meredith Seitz, Administrative Assistant


Dave Appleman, PTA


Dave has14 years of experience in orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. He has experience with a wide variety of outpatient orthopedic treatments with particular emphasis on aquatic rehab and manual therapeutic techniques. He is certified in Functional Capacity Evaluations, Post Offer Employment Testing and trained in XRTS Sincerity of Effort Testing. Additionally, 


- 1987, Emporia State University, Bachelor of Arts in Management
- 1998, Washburn University, Associate Degree, Physical Therapy Assistant
Dave stays busy with two children who love sports, time outdoors and movies.


Location: Topeka, KS

Mark Kohls, DPT, ATC, Cert. MDT - Topeka Clinic Director

Mark is the Topeka Clinic Director and provides Physical Therapy and athletic training at the Topeka clinic. He previously was an athletic trainer at Colorado University for Football and Men’s Tennis. Mark is certified in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine, Functional Capacity Evaluations, Post Offer Employment Testing and is trained in XRTS Sincerity of Effort Testing.  Mark has provided athletic training services for the Topeka Roadrunners, University of Kansas Football and Men’s Basketball teams, and has been a basketball coach at Topeka West High School and Bill Self Basketball Camps.


- „2003, University of Kansas, Bachelor in Athletic Training „

- 2008, University of Kansas Medical Center, Doctor of Physical Therapy

In his spare time, Mark likes to play golf and basketball. 


Location: Topeka, KS


Meredith Seitz


Meredith joined ARC in 2009 as an Administrative Assistant. She has developed corporate wellness programs and various exercise programs. She is a member of the Kansas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and the American College of Sports Medicine.


- 2009, Emporia State University, Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion
Meredith spends time volunteering in the community and has helped with many events including the Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure and Step Out to Fight Diabetes Walk/Run.

Location: Topeka, KS

Megan Biladeau, PTA, ATC

Megan is an experienced Physical Therapist Assistant and Athletic Trainer with over eight years of experience.  She supervises the work conditioning program and will provide treatment to physical therapy patients.  Previously, Megan worked at an outpatient clinic with outreach to local high school athletic teams.


Education: „

- 2004, Western Illinois University, Bachelor of Athletic Training

- 2011, Blackhawk College, Physical Therapy Assistant

Megan is an avid travel enthusiast.  She also enjoys working out and sitting down in front of a good book! 

Location: Topeka, KS

Shari Larue, PT

Shari is an experience Physical Therapist.  She's responsible for patient evaluation and treatment.  With her Master of Industrial Safety, Shari is a workers' compensation therapy specialist and has provided seminars on FCE guidelines and documentation.  Prior to joining ARC, she was an outpatient manager for a large health center.  She provides therapy across the country and critiques services related to FCEs.   


Education: „

- 1979, Winona State University, Bachelor of Science

- 1979, Mayo Clinic, Physical Therapy Degree

- 1986, University of Minnesota, Duluth, Master of Industrial Safety

Location: Topeka, KS

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