Meet Our Team

Kevin Bird, LPT (Owner)

Kevin Bird, LPT (Owner)

My mission is to provide one-on-one therapy with an emphasis on not just treating the symptoms, but correcting the underlying cause of the problem, while incorporating education to understand the problem and prevent future injury. I believe pain free movement is a balance of strength, flexibility, and tissue mobility. These components must be addressed to experience normal movement and return to a state of wellness.

Education: Master of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Kansas Medical Center

Experience:

  • Owner of Bird Physical Therapy since 1998
  • Practicing physical therapy since 1993

Specialty Areas/Areas of Interest:

  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Neurological injuries
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Vestibular rehabilitation including BPPV

Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my family, fishing, gardening, woodworking, running, and cheering on the Jayhawks.

Bria Phipps, DPT (Patient Care Manager)

Bria Phipps, DPT (Patient Care Manager)

My mission is to provide well rounded, exceptional care to all patients in order to improve function and quality of life. Pain and dysfunction can prevent patients from working, participating in hobbies, and spending quality time with their families. I believe one-on-one, hands on physical therapy has the exceptional ability to return individuals to living their best lives. I seek to work with individuals to educate and empower them to take control of their care, overcome obstacles, and prevent future injuries.

Education:

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Creighton University
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science, University of Tulsa

Experience:

  • Practicing physical therapy since 2016
  • Therapist at Bird Physical Therapy since 2017
  • Patient Care Manager since 2021

Areas of Interest:

  • Balance disorders and general conditioning of older adults
  • Neurologic injuries
  • Sport-related injuries and return to activity.
  • Conservative management of chronic pain conditions.

Hometown: Lawrence, KS

Hobbies: Spending time with my fiancé, volleyball, outdoor activities, reading, and travel.

Julianne Fisher, DPT, ATC

Julianne Fisher, DPT, ATC

My mission is to provide excellent, individualized care to all patients to help improve their overall function and to return to the activities that they enjoy. I believe in order to achieve long term pain relief involves identifying the underlying cause of the pain and providing education to prevent future injuries.

Education:
  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Experience:

  • Student athletic trainer from 2015-2018
  • Student Physical Therapist 2020
  • Practicing physical therapy at Bird Physical Therapy since 2021

Areas of Interest:

  • Balance disorders and neurological injuries
  • General conditioning for older adults
  • General orthopedic injuries

Hometown: Wichita, KS

Hobbies: Going on walks with my dog, board games, being a plant mom, painting

Jessica Lemus, DPT

Jessica Lemus, DPT

My mission is to provide exceptional, personalized care that improves symptoms and prevents future injury. I will incorporate correcting movement patterns, increasing stability, implementing education, and including your personal goals every step of the way to get you back to being your best self. I believe the key to successful physical therapy is a strong patient-clinician relationship built on trust and communication.

Education:

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Bachelor of science in Exercise, University of Kansas
    • Minor in Spanish

Experience:

  • Student Physical Therapist 2020
  • Practicing Physical Therapy at Bird Physical Therapy since 2021
  • Fluent in Spanish

Areas of Interest:

  • Neurological Degenerative Disease
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Athletic injuries
  • Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation

Hometown: Lawrence, KS

Hobbies: Running, volleyball, watching movies, being with family, cooking, yoga, being outdoors, traveling

Cindy Ochoa (Billing Manager)

Cindy Ochoa (Billing Manager)