Meet our current Sports Physical Therapy Residents

One benefit of our program is the high caliber of the talent we admit to our residency program. Residents also learn from one another, which enhances their experience at Ohio State. We’re pleased to introduce you to our Sports Physical Therapy Residents.


Mitch Therriault, PT, DPT, CSCS

Mitch completed his bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology at the University of Dayton in 2013, where he was awarded the James M. Landis Memorial Award of Excellence. He earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree at Duke University in May 2016. During his time at Duke, Mitch gained experience in sports physical therapy with a clinical rotation at Duke Sports Medicine and through internships with the Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL and Team USA at the World University Games. Mitch has also completed internships with University of Dayton Strength and Conditioning and Donskov Strength and Conditioning in Columbus. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Emergency Medical Responder.


Jennifer Fath

Jennifer Fath completed her bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine at the University of the Pacific in 2011. While at Pacific, she competed as a Division I athlete on the women’s basketball team. Prior to completing her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree, Jennifer served as a graduate assistant women’s basketball coach at the University of Texas-Pan American during the 2011-2012 season while completing her Master of Science degree in kinesiology. She earned her DPT degree from Angelo State University in 2016 and was awarded the Outstanding Service Award upon graduation. Jennifer is certified in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment, the Functional Movement Screen and Y-Balance testing.


Kaitlyn Schlueter, PT, DPT, CSCS

Kaitlyn (Katie) received her Bachelor of Science in exercise biology from the University of California, Davis in 2012. While at UC Davis, Katie competed in Division I women’s water polo. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Duke University in May 2016. Katie is recognized as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and as a Level I Certified Disability Sport Specialist. Her interests include manual therapy, injury prevention, return-to-sport and performance enhancement across the lifespan, with a special interest in adaptive athletes.


Christine Ulses, PT, DPT, CSCS

Christine grew up just outside of St. Louis, Missouri. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science from Truman State University. While at Truman State, Christine competed in Division II softball. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree from Duke University in May of 2016. Christine then moved to Salt Lake City, Utah where she was employed as a physical therapist and gained experience working with the United States Speed Skating rehabilitation team. Christine is recognized as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Her clinical interests include injury prevention and the treatment of the overhead athlete.


Michael Turnwald, PT, DPT, CSCS

Mike grew up farming in Kalida, OH. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science and Exercise Science from Ohio State University in 2014 where he assisted in teaching advanced anatomy for undergraduates. Mike then went on to receive his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Pittsburgh in the Spring of 2017. Along with his traditional education, Mike has spent time with the strength and conditioning programs of both The Ohio State University and the University of Pittsburgh working with swimming, diving, volleyball, basketball, golf, hockey, track and field, and soccer as well as becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Outside of school, he has worked with adaptive sports including ice hockey, wheelchair basketball, and instructional running clinics. He also has experience with the CDC and NIOSH testing personal protective equipment (PPE) and environmental testing of firefighter gear. Mike’s interests include rehab and preventative measures for hockey and gymnastics, the management of chronic pain and scoliosis, as well as adaptive and Paralympic sports. Outside of work, Mike enjoys travelling, hiking state and national parks, and running with his soon-to-be wife Sue.


Thomas Joyce, PT, DPT, CSCS

Thomas (TJ) is a Georgia native who earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and religious studies from Rhodes College in 2011. During his time at Rhodes, Thomas ran the 800m in track and played middle infield for the baseball team. Before attending graduate school, he helped coach varsity baseball at his high school in Atlanta, Georgia and assisted the athletic trainers at Agnes Scott College. Thomas received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Duke University in 2017, where he served as the community service chair and leader of the sports special interest group. He received the Helen Kaiser Scholarship for his commitment and dedication to education, community service, and patient care. Thomas also spent time working with high school, collegiate, and professional athletes in a variety of settings. Thomas is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and enjoys working with athletes of all ages. His interests include post-concussion syndrome management and injuries associated with overhead athletes. In his free time, Thomas enjoys lifting weights, playing sports, and cheering on his Georgia Bulldogs.

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