Scott Johnson, PT, MS, CSCS

Physical Therapist

Scott earned a bachelor’s degree in life sciences from K-State in 1992 and a master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Kansas in 1994. Certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Scott is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Sport Medicine Section. He has extensive training in functional strengthening and manual therapy and enjoys working with all athletes and helping people live healthier, more active lives. Scott grew up in Riley, Kansas, and follows area high school teams and of course, K-State. When not at Maximum Performance, Scott is most likely coaching one of his daughter’s sports teams, attending a sporting event or out for a bike ride.

Stephanie Johnson, PT, MS

Physical Therapist

Stephanie graduated from K-State in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in life sciences and received her master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Kansas in 1994. She is a member of the Physical Therapy Association and routinely works with patients of all ages from children to senior citizens dealing with neurological to musculoskeletal issues. When not providing therapy, Stephanie enjoys watching her kids play sports, making great food or being outdoors, especially gardening.

David Brandenburg, PT, DPT, CSCS

Physical Therapist

During David’s undergraduate years at K-State, he played an integral role in the development of Maximum Performance’s Physical Therapy and Fitness Program. Following his graduation in 2004, he traveled eastward where he completed several specialized residencies in orthopedics and sports medicine before earning his doctorate of physical therapy from the University of Kansas in 2007. A native of Riley, David enjoys cheering on the Cats in his off hours.

Jayme Lundberg, PTA

Physical Therapist assistant

Jayme received a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from K-State before earning an associate’s degree as a physical therapy assistant from Washburn University in 2013. The Onaga, Kansas, native worked in the rehab unit at St. Francis hospital before joining the team at Maximum Performance. In her spare time, Jayme enjoys the outdoors, music, spending time with friends and family and cheering on the Cats!

Braden Hynek, PT, DPT, A.T.C.

Physical Therapist

Braden Hynek, a native of Hanover, Kansas, earned a bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Kansas State University in 2014 and graduated with honors with a doctor of physical therapy from the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth in 2017. Braden performed clinical rotations in Kansas City, where he provided the latest treatments that allowed patients of all ages return to their active lifestyles. Braden utilizes exercise and manual therapy techniques to achieve maximum results for his patients. He routinely draws on his training and experiences with K-State’s athletic teams when treating athletes so they can return to competition. When he’s not in the office, Braden enjoys spending time outdoors playing sports, hiking, biking, running, hunting and fishing. He and his wife, Julie, enjoy many activities in Manhattan but K-State basketball and football games are among their favorites. 

Travis Nichols, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Travis grew up in Sabetha, Kansas, and earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Kansas State University in 2005 and his doctorate in physical therapy from Rockhurst University in 2008. His professional area of interest is in orthopedics with an emphasis in sports medicine. In 2015, Travis completed his functional dry needling certification which has enhanced his ability to reduce myofascial pain and facilitate muscle activation. Travis enjoys working with patients of all ages and encouraging them to live healthy, active lives. Outside of the clinic, Travis enjoys running, cycling, and spending time with his family. 

Kurt Engle, A.T.C.


Kurt Engle, a native of Belleville, Kansas, earned a bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Kansas State University in 2014 and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in health administration from St. Joseph’s University.

Kurt utilizes the latest research to help athletes return to play from injuries and concussions, especially when working the sidelines supporting area high school teams. Skilled in first aid, injury prevention and evaluation, Kurt draws on his training to keep athletes in the game or refer them on for evaluation and treatment. 

In his leisure time, Kurt enjoys working with youth, spending time outdoors, playing sports, biking and running and attending concerts and K-State sporting events with his wife, Megan.

Aaron Akin


Aaron’s passion is helping people become fit. As a professional athlete and first-round draft pick for the Florida Marlins, Aaron is committed to a healthy lifestyle and believes wellness and fitness are the keys to a happy life. After his career with the Marlins, Aaron earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management at Mount Olive College in North Carolina and was a member of the coaching staff when the team won the 2008 National Baseball Championship.

Jordan Jones


Jordon was born in Texas and shortly thereafter moved to Liberal, Kansas, where he grew up and graduated from high school in 2009 and Seward County Community College in 2011. He earned a diploma in personal training from the National Personal Training Institute in Orlando, Florida, with certifications in kettelbells, TRX, Osteoblast (Testosteron Optimization Training), and speed blast (speed training).

After graduating from the institute, Jordon moved to Manhattan where he joined the staff at Maximum Performance and attended K-State. However, his varied interests inpired him to quit school and spend three years on a passion project, a film titled “The Brutal 9” that he wrote, produced and directed. When not in the gym, Jordon enjoys spending time with his family, friends and dog, going to movies and reading. 

Anna Clayton


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Lisa Tindal


Michele Ridder