Meet our Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residents

Ohio State’s program tends to attract smart, successful physical therapists because our curriculum is so highly rated. These are the talented residents of our Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program.


Jesse Anderson, PT, DPT

Jesse is a Northern Kentucky native who completed his undergraduate education at the University of Dayton. Before attending graduate school, he volunteered in a rural district of Malawi as a secondary school teacher, where he also conducted research on adolescent growth trends in local primary schools. Jesse then pursued his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Northwestern University, while serving as a teaching assistant, staying involved in community projects in the Chicagoland area and gaining valuable research experience studying dynamic balance measures in adults with spinal cord injuries. Outside of the clinic, Jesse enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending as much time outdoors as he can. 


Chase Pendley, PT, DPT, CSCS

Chase was raised in Sandy, Utah and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University. He then received a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Augusta University. Chase was the recipient of the Faculty Club Scholarship award, was selected by faculty and peers to receive the Chairman’s award and worked as a human gross anatomy tutor allied health and medical students at the Medical College of Georgia working. Chase also served as a church volunteer representative for two years in Busan, South Korea where he learned to speak Korean. Chase also enjoys alpine skiing, hiking, and running, and combining these with physical therapy.


Laura Iglar, PT, DPT

Laura earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences in 2015 and completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy at Marquette University in 2017. While at Marquette University Laura was a gross anatomy teaching assistant for graduate students and worked as a rehabilitation aide at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, WI. Upon graduating Magnum Cum Laude with her DPT, Laura received the “Research Award” for her work with Sprague Dawley rats studying local forebrain afferents to the Hypothalamic Paraventricular Nucleus. Prior to starting at OSU, Laura worked in inpatient rehab at the University of Wisconsin Rehabilitation Hospital in Madison, WI. There she treated patients with multiple neurological disorders, including stroke, Guillian-Barré Syndrome, and traumatic brain injury. In her free time Laura enjoys teaching spin class, downhill skiing, and participating in non-traditional sports such as obstacle course racing. Laura is excited to continue to expand and refine her clinical orthopedic skills at The Ohio State University.


Matt Pomeroy, PT, DPT

Matt is joining The Ohio State University as an orthopedic resident. After completing his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Colorado, he moved to Vail, CO where he worked in a clinic to progress and return active people and professional athletes to their desired lifestyles. Matt has interests in travel and sports and enjoys combining these with physical therapy. He has traveled to Nicaragua to volunteer as a physical therapist and enjoys finding engaging ways to challenge his patients throughout their rehabilitation.


Morgan Alexander, PT, DPT

Morgan grew up dancing from a young age which originally sparked her interest in becoming a performing arts physical therapist. She has over 15 years of training and teaching all styles of dance to all ages. Morgan completed her Orthopeadic Physical Therapy Residency with The Ohio State University advancing her clinical expertise of complicated orthopedic conditions and rehabilitation of all ages. As the Performing Arts Medicine Fellow-in-Training she has been able to continue her passion for the performing arts by serving a community that deserves special consideration for the unique requirements their art form demands. She received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a minor in Psychology from Texas A&M University in 2014. She went on to obtain her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Texas Medical Branch in 2017. Morgan's clinical interests include empowering her patients through an individualized rehabilitation program, patient education, injury prevention and overall health and wellness. Morgan is also certified in Integrative Dry Needling. 


Nina Kelly, PT, DPT

Nina attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in her home state and earned a double major in Exercise Science and Psychology.  While earning her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at The University of Miami, she was a co-chair for the Marquette Challenge, involved with CAPTE accreditation, managed web content for Symmetry Physical Therapy and wrote handstand and pull-up programming for Hybrid Performance Method. She was heavily involved in research comparing the effect of foam rolling to static stretching on hip adduction range of motion and exploring iPhone apps as a replacement for goniometric measurement in all three planes of motion. Nina completed sports rotations at the University of Miami and FAU’s training rooms, and outpatient orthopedic rotations at Broward Health North and Gloria Drummond Rehabilitation Institute. Outside of the profession, Nina enjoys acroyoga, gymnastics, barbell sports and pretty much any outdoor adventures.

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