Meet Our Staff

 

TINA McLEAN, PT, ATC/L, CMTPT,GTSTina McLean

  • Certified in Dry Needling:  Spine, Face, Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity via Myopain: Janet Travell Seminars
  • Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Certified Graston Technique Specialist
  • Fascial Manipulation Practitione
  • *Over 25 years of Orthopedic and Sports PT experience

Tina is married to her husband, Scott Ruby, who runs the business behind the scenes. Together they love exploring the Kenai River where they met during the Alaska Fly Fisher’s annual Kenai River Clean Up weekend over 10 years ago.

Tina owned and operated a private practice outpatient physical therapy clinic in Seward and Anchorage, Alaska from 1999 to October 2013.  In October 2013, she sold her Seward practice and took year long sabbatical to spend time with family in the Lower 48.   Throughout that time she provided relief services to several clinics and facilities throughout the State of Alaska including Mat-Su Valley, Nome, Anchorage, Kenai and Soldotna.

Through her travels she was lead back to private practice where she, along with her now-retired husband, Scott, opened a new location in January of 2016, in Sterling, AK. The practice just celebrated being open for 3 years. It continues to grow with the wonderful support of talented staff and the great people of Sterling.

Tina is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the National Association of Athletic Trainers and the International Myopain Society.   She has been active in the Alaska Physical Therapy Association serving in the State Advocacy role and on the Nominating Committee.    She has been active in  several community civic and service organizations over the years including Rotary, Civil Air Patrol, Emblem and Elks clubs. She has been an avid supporter of community events including the Mt. Marathon Race in Seward providing Education and Sports Taping, the Breath for Life Lost Lake Run for Cystic Fibrosis and many local high school sports events. In 2001, she completed a two-year 2000-hour Intern study and passed the Certification Board of Exams in Athletic Training.  She is a Certified Graston Technique Preferred Provider as well as Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (dry needling).  She continues to have a dedication to life long learning through studies toward other advanced certifications and training.

As you may have gathered, Tina doesn’t just have a job.  Being part of the exciting Profession of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, living in Alaska, and working with enthusiastic staff, peers and communities helps define who she is.  Tina truly loves living in Alaska and all it has to offer.  When not working where she loves, she plays where she lives.  She enjoys fly-fishing, hiking, canoeing, oil painting, shooting, photography, and spending time with friends and family.

Personal Statement: It is with great pleasure that I look back and remember past experiences while anticipating exciting future ones. Many have helped me gather the wonderful memories I hold dear. Whether those memories are related to my career as a physical therapist, time spent in the Air Force or adventures of work and play in Alaska they all affirm for me every day, as John Donne would say, “No man (or woman) is an Island until himself”.  People have been the source of my energy. They like others before them and others to come are the daily force behind my dreams. Tina McLean.

Dr Sadie Lansing, PT, DPT

Sadie was born and raised in the Sterling area and has strong family and community ties.  She is the mother of four beautiful children and enjoys spending time in the garden and outdoors when she is not working.

Her clinical experiences include outpatient orthopedics, post surgical, pool based programs,  pediatrics, Women’s health and Indian Health Services.

Sadie’s training is heavily in outpatient orthopedics with specific training in shoulder rehabilitation including the rotator cuff, acromioclavicular injuries, SLAP lesions and labrum tears.  She has an extensive background in treating specific and non-specific disorders of the spine including herniated discs, mal-alignment, spinal stenosis, and chronic muscle pain.  In addition she has a special interest in treating the pelvic floor , pregnancy, post-partum, and the mature woman.

Sadie is an avid runner and enjoys and has a background in treating such diagnoses as anterior cruciate ligament repairs, meniscus injuries and other LE injuries related to running and sports.

Sadie joined Active Abilities Physical Therapy in September of 2016.  She attended the University of Montana in Missoula, MT.  There she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Performance and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2007 preparing her to be a front line provider for musculoskeletal and neuromuscular injuries including women’s health.

Lori Weeks, PT

Lori joins Active Abilities with nearly 30 years of orthopedic and manual therapy experience.  She has A Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota as well as A Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Idaho.

She has lived in Alaska for the past 11 years and is happily married with 2 children.  When she is not working she enjoys spending time outside in the beautiful state of Alaska fishing, hiking, skiing and kayaking.

Lacie Windsor, PT, DPT

Lacie joins Active Abilities from Lynchburg Virginia where she received A Bachelors of Science in Exercise science from Liberty University.  She also received A Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Lynchburg.

Lacie has lived in Alaska for the last 2 years with her dog Oswin.  When she is not working she enjoys spending time enjoying hiking, camping and fishing as well as traveling around the state.  Lacie has a strong faith in God and imparts that in her life and work daily.

Brianna Stang, PTA, GTS

Brianna was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska.  She left the state when she was 5 years old and spent the early part of her adulthood in Buffalo, New York.

Brianna is a graduate of Villa Maria College of Buffalo Physical Therapist Assistant Program.  Her heart called her home to Alaska from New York in 2014.  She worked a short time in Pediatrics, a Skilled Nursing Facility as well as a personal care attendant in the early part of her career.

She joined Active Abilities in April of 2018, in a formal mentor-ship program to enhance her outpatient orthopedic skills.

She enjoys working with people in all aspects of rehabilitation.  When not at work she can be found with a camera in her hand, camping, fishing, kayaking and working on her first book.

Scott Ruby, Administrator

Scott Ruby was born in Salem, OR. He grew up predominantly in Olympia, WA. He graduated High School in Whitehorse, CA when he traveled there with his family.

After high school he attended The University of Fairbanks where he earned a degree in Land Management. He recently retired from the State of Alaska as the Director of The Division of Community and Regional Affairs. He spent many years working as a Local Government Specialist and traveling extensively throughout the State of Alaska to over 300 villages and communities.

Scott joins the Active Abilities Physical Therapy team as the Administrator of Business Operations.  He is responsible for overseeing Human Resources, HIPAA, State and Federal Regulatory Guidelines, Billing, Operations Software and Plant Facilities.

When not working Scott enjoys rowing and fly fishing on the Kenai River. He also enjoys woodworking and special projects throughout the community.

Lisa Erwin, AT, Administrative Assistant

Lisa joined Active Abilities PT in August 2018 as an administrative assistant to both the Director and the Administrator of the business.  She assists with such tasks as Patient weekly rounds, insurance verification, registration oversight, and many other administrative tasks and practice metrics.

Lisa brings with her several years of experience working in various physical therapy clinics, including in Seward with owner/director, Tina McLean, over 15 years ago.  Lisa has skills in both the clinical and administrative sides of the business.  She is excited to share her knowledge and experience to help bring continued success to Active Abilities Physical Therapy.

Originally from Massachusetts, Lisa Erwin went to Northeastern University to earn a Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training.  In Seward, Lisa met and married her husband, Shawn, who was in the Coast Guard.  They now have three active boys to keep her busy in her spare time.  Lisa’s Coast Guard Journey along with her family has taken them around the country for over 16 years from Seward, to Maine, to Kenai, where they bought a home, to Anchorage, to Boston and back to Kenai.  They are now ready to settle down and put permanent roots on the Kenai Peninsula.

Sandralee Bryan
PT Technician

Sandralee joined Active Abilities in May of 2017.  She joins us from Seward where she worked as a Community Health Aide for Seward Community Health Center and as a physical therapy technician for a PT clinic there.  She is a Certified Nurse Assistant in the State of Florida and continues to work on her continuing education in the State of Alaska. She works diligently on a daily basis to support our licensed staff in providing patient and non-patient services. Sandralee is dedicated at being the best at what she does. She divides her time between Active Abilities,  family and creative rustic ideas for her new home in Soldotna.

Jacqueline Patat, Front Desk Receptionist

Jackie joined Active Abilities in July of 2018. She came to us with prior experience working in a physical therapy clinic where she gained experience in patient administration and insurance verification.

At Active Abilities she has expanded her knowledge base and continues to utilize those skills to assist our patients in the registration and billing process.  Jackie works on all initial insurance verifications, registration, VA, MCR and Medicaid authorizations and verifications.

Jackie understands that you don’t just come to therapy with a knee or ankle injury but with a ‘life’ injury.  Jackie is the first impression of our clinic and works hard to use over ten years of customer service skills to provide you with the best possible experience our clinic can offer.

Jackie was born and raised in Soldotna, along with four younger brothers.  When outside the clinic she enjoys spending time with her husband and son.  Her favorite activities are reading, fishing, clam digging, and painting.

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