STAFF

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.

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. 

Craig F. Schmaltz, PT, OMPT

Physical Therapist

Craig F. Schmaltz has practiced orthopedic physical therapy since 1980 when he graduated from California State University, Northridge and UCLA Hospital and Clinics. In 1994, he completed his residency in orthopedic manual physical therapy at Folsom Physical Therapy in Folsom, California, and in 1996, he passed the Level 2 examination in orthopedic manual physical therapy in Oslo, Norway. Craig’s clinical areas of expertise include spinal, extremity and postoperative orthopedic patients of all ages. He has advanced the profession by serving as a postgraduate instructor for more than 10 years. In his spare time, Craig coached little league baseball for many years and now exercises regularly and at the gym.

Luke Slama, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Luke grew up around Dallas, Texas and earned his doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Texas at El Paso. After graduation, he worked for Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation before moving back to Manhattan. Luke enjoys treating general orthopedic and vestibular conditions, and is certified in vestibular rehabilitation by the American Institute of Balance. Luke enjoys the challenge of helping individuals with various physical limitations and improving their day-to-day abilities. In his spare time, Luke likes to exercise, hike, travel and spend time with family. He and his wife are both K-State alumni and enjoy going to K-State sporting events.

Lynn Hendricks, PT, DPT, CF-L1

Physical Therapist

Lynn Hendricks, a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, earned her bachelor’s in psychology at Siena Heights University in 2015 while also a member of the women’s soccer team. She went on to earn her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Dayton in 2018. After graduation, she completed a sports medicine residency with the University of Michigan MedSport. She specializes in treatment of post-operative abdominal patients, women’s health, and Olympic weightlifting & CrossFit athletes. Outside of the clinic, she enjoys exercising, the outdoors, cooking, and watching sports. She is quickly becoming a fan of K-State athletics but will always have a soft spot for her Michigan Wolverines.

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!

Aaron Akin

FITNESS DIRECTOR

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.

Lilli Bolte

PERSONAL TRAINER

Lilli Bolte joined Maximum Performance as a certified personal trainer in October 2020. A Wichita native, Lilli grew up playing several sports and set her sights on a career in fitness at an early age. She earned her certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2019 and is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology at K-State. After graduation, Lilli plans to continue her education and grow in her expertise. In her free time, Lilli enjoys traveling, exercising and spending time outdoors.

Ryan Colvin

PERSONAL TRAINER

Ryan Colvin was born on the East Coast and raised in Kansas. After graduating from Hutchinson High School in 2002, Ryan moved to Manhattan where his passion for physical fitness became his profession and he earned his personal training certificate from the American Council on Exercise. When Ryan is not in the weight room, he enjoys great music, cooking great meals for friends and exploring the natural wonder of the Flint Hills.

Michele Ridder

FRONT DESK COORDINATOR | East location

Michele Ridder is a native Kansan who graduated from Kansas State University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education. She has lived in the Manhattan area most of her life and now she and her husband, Rick, live on a farm in Pottawatomie county. In her free time, Michele enjoys spending time with her family—including the canine members of the family—and reading, boating and traveling.

Jamie Abner

FRONT DESK COORDINATOR | East location

Jamie Abner is a native of Arizona who brings 20 years of tactical experience as an Army wife and stay-at-home mom to her position at Maximum Performance. An avid community volunteer, Jamie returned to the workforce in 2011 after she and her husband completed a tour of duty in Germany and were reassigned to Fort Riley. In her spare time, Jamie enjoys traveling, photography, crafting and all things Harry Potter.

Kodee McFall

FRONT DESK COORDINATOR | West location

Kodee is a native from Nebraska and graduated from Manhattan Christian College in 2000. She and her husband, Scott, keep busy by attending the activities of their 3 children. If there is any spare time she likes to read, go on long walks and sometimes do a little running.

Connie Sivertsen

BILLING MANAGER

Connie joined the Maximum Performance team in September of 2019, shortly after moving to Manhattan. She brings several years of office administrative experience and assumed the role of billing manager. She enjoys crafting and reading. When she and her husband, Eric, aren’t hanging out with the kids, they like to spend their free time working on projects around the house and cheering on the Cats!