Carefree Staff

Physical Therapists

Wendy Wood

Wendy Wood, PT, DPT

Wendy grew up on the East Coast and went to college at Auburn University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree. She went on to become a licensed physical therapy assistant after graduating with her Associate of Applied Science from a Physical Therapy Assistant program in Illinois. She worked for several years as a physical therapy assistant where she discovered her passion for the field of rehabilitation. She then decided to continue her education and become a physical therapist. Wendy graduated from A.T. Still University in Mesa with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2009.

Wendy has practiced in a variety of clinical settings including acute care, skilled nursing and in work hardening/conditioning programs. Her preferred area of practice and area of expertise is in private practice outpatient orthopedics treating patients with a variety of musculoskeletal injuries. She enjoys treating patients of all ages, various health and fitness levels and with a variety of work or recreational demands. Her ultimate goal is improving her patients' functional performance level and enhancing their quality of life.

Wendy's personal mission is to grow with the physical therapy profession as the trend in healthcare becomes more to employ a more preventative care approach to medicine. She hopes to help usher in this shift by addressing whole body systems and total body movement patterns and most importantly, to utilize physical therapy-based diagnostic categories in order to optimize treatment strategies for more personalized care and to improve patient satisfaction and outcomes.

Outside the office, she enjoys any physical activity that allows her to spend time outside in the beautiful Arizona desert. She loves in particular hiking and playing tennis.

Wendel Thomas

Wendel Thomas, PT, DPT

Wendy "Wendel" Thomas is a native Arizonian, born and raised in Mesa. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Midwestern University following a degree in Exercise Science/Education from Arizona State University. Wendy has experience in athletic training, fitness instructing and taught Elementary Physical Education in Mesa for 10 years prior to receiving her doctorate. Wendel became a PT due to a knee injury she sustained in high school which required her to have surgery and receive rehab in order to return to playing basketball. She has gained clinical experience in acute rehabilitation and outpatient sports medicine clinics.

When Wendel is not working you will find her on her mountain bike. She loves the thrill of downhill mountain biking and descending steep drops in Sedona.

Carol Kessler

Carol Kessler PT, MS

Carol grew up in upstate New York and received her Physical Therapy degree from the University of Buffalo. She started practicing in and around the New York City area, focusing at first on adult rehabilitation. After graduating magna cum laud from Long Island University with a master’s degree in exercise physiology, she concentrated her practice on orthopaedics and sports rehab. She was employed as the managing director for a multi office physical therapy practice for several years before moving to Arizona in 2001.

Carol is an avid horse-woman and after moving to Arizona became involved in therapeutic riding and hippotherapy. This is an area of physical therapy that utilizes the movement of a horse to facilitate physical responses in people with physical and cognitive challenges. As much as she enjoyed this avenue of therapy, she eventually was drawn back to orthopaedics. Her professional goal is to provide compassionate, evidence-based treatment to her patients to help them achieve their functional goals and enjoy their leisure sports and activities.

In her spare time, Carol can be found at the barn with her horse, Weltesse. She is a dressage rider and competes regularly at horse shows. She also enjoys hiking with her rescue dog, hot yoga and trying new restaurants with her husband and friends.

Lorri Bentley

Lorri Bentley PT, MS, Carefree Clinic Director

Lorri Bentley is proud to have been born and raised here in Phoenix, Arizona. Lorri graduated from Sunny Slope High School, and as a matter of fact, it’s the same high school her father graduated from back in the late 50’s. 

Lorri is blessed with two lovely daughters that she raised as a single mother while getting her Bachelors of Science degree in Corporate Fitness at Grand Canyon University, where she graduated with honors of Summa Cum Lade in 1995.  She continued her education attending graduate school from Arizona School of Health Sciences, now known as A.T. Still University with her Master’s in Physical Therapy in 1998. 

Lorri previously owned and operated an out-patient physical therapy practice in the Phoenix area. She has experience with a wide variety of patients, such as motor vehicle accident victims, work related injuries, children with cerebral palsy, torticollis, sprains and strains of all sorts, and joint replacement rehabilitation. Additionally, Lorri has extensive experience working with just about every musculoskeletal and neurological condition known. Most recently, Lorri comes from a management position of a corporate, outpatient physical therapy office. After meeting both Todd and Leslie Cadby, owners of Rebound, as well as seeing how they run and operate Rebound, she knew instantly this is where she belongs. Lorri is happy to be a part of Team Rebound where she can fulfill her passion for giving the highest quality of care to each of her patients. “My vision is to provide my patients with best possible care and give them hope on their road to recovery. I strive to build a therapist/patient relationship with each and every patient that is both a successful and enjoyable experience”.

When Lorri is not working, you can find her outside working in the garden, enjoying her backyard pool or exploring the countryside on her Harley Davidson. Lorri cherishes her time with her family along with her two daughters Brittany and Lauren who are both currently RNs at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. She is a proud grandma of her grandson, Mason, who is the apple of her eye!

Sandra Trevillian

Sandra Trevillian, PT

Sandy grew up in Richmond Virginia and graduated from Medial College of Virginia in the1980’s. She has practiced for over 30 years in North Carolina and Virginia primarily in out-patient orthopedic settings. Her specialties are in women’s health and oral-facial pain, and she has extensive training in manual therapy and assisting athletes and workers return to their sport or job. She recently bought a home in Cave Creek and currently divides her time between Arizona and North Carolina, where her adult sons and other family live. “I love connecting with all sorts of people and being able to able to help them feel their best and return to the lifestyle they want to live.”

“Over the years I have seen our profession evolve so much. My career continues to be deeply satisfying and rewarding. I am so thankful for being able to continue to do what I love. ”She is enjoying being a part of Rebound Physical Therapy’s rehabilitation team. She is embracing her new Arizona lifestyle that includes making new friends, golfing, hiking, and discovering Arizona and the western part of the country.

Michelle Jones

Michelle Jones, PTA

Michelle received her Associates Degree, with Honors, in Physical Therapy Assisting from Gateway Community College and became a Board Certified Physical Therapy Assistant in 2012. Her clinical experience includes providing physical therapy services in hospitals, home health, and orthopedic outpatient facilities. She was recently certified in the LSVT Big Program that focuses on treating individuals with Parkinson's Disease. Her passion for health and fitness is evidenced by over 20 years experience as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, holding current certifications with both ACE and AFAA. Her clients will attest to the fact that she is hard working, creative, truly motivating and dedicated to helping her clients achieve their goals. She regularly attends continuing education courses to further her physical therapy and group training knowledge so that she may provide the best possible care to her clients and patients. Michelle is proud to be part of a team that not only values knowledge but is constantly pursuing it and applying it to what they do.

In her free time Michelle can be found training for her next race on the local desert trails with her favorite German Short-haired pointer, at the gym with friends, or checking off her next “bucket list” adventure with her husband or one of her four kids. She is an avid volunteer for the Special Olympics FUNfitness Program, spends many afternoons helping at her youngest son's school and recently became a proud Navy Mom when her oldest son became a Naval Officer. She is truly happy when all the seats are filled at the dinner table!

Andrea Germanos

Andrea Germanos, Physical Therapy Tech

Andrea grew up in Palm Springs, California. After graduating high school, she attended Arizona State University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. Currently she is completing her pre-requisites needed to apply for physical therapy school and gain the clinical hours that are required by most schools to be considered as a physical therapy student candidate. In addition to her working at Rebound, she is a volunteer at Honor Heath Hospital and she is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. When she is not helping patients at Rebound, volunteering at the hospital, or studying, you can find Andrea practicing yoga or taking in the great outdoors.

Barb Krizanova

Barb Krizanova, Physical Therapy Tech

Barb came to the United States from Slovakia to earn her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. She attended New Mexico State University in Las Cruces where she also competed on their D1 swim team. After graduation she moved to Phoenix to join the Rebound team. This year she is gaining experience in the field of physical therapy and applying for a physical therapy school. In her free time, she likes to bake, listen to music and spend time outdoors either by the water or in the mountains.

Administrative Staff

Samantha Riddick

Sunny Sherrard, Front Office Coordinator

Sunny has recently moved to Cave Creek from the Midwest. For over 20 years Sunny enjoyed working in restaurant management throughout Illinois and Las Vegas and has enjoyed working in the administrative field for the past 5 years.

Sunny is the proud mom of 2 fur babies, Pierre, a 40-pound rambunctious Frenchie and Romina, an outspoken Havanese mix. She enjoys spending time outside hiking, playing with her dogs, and rock/crystal hunting.

Leslie Cadby

Leslie Cadby, Co-Owner

Leslie Cadby is co-owner and office manager at Rebound. Occasionally you will see Leslie answering the phones or scheduling appointments. However, her role is mainly behind the scenes. She handles the credentialling of all of our PTs and of our clinics, advertising, and other nuts and bolts types of tasks that keep Rebound functioning smoothly. Her degree is in Psychology from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA. She is a native of Scottsdale. When she isn't working for Rebound, she enjoys art of all kinds, travel, yoga, tennis, water and snow skiing, and having her whole family over for big meals and celebrations. Leslie's favorite thing about Rebound witnessing the joy our clients experience as they get better and regain their active lifestyles.

Leslie Cadby

Marjie Schwartz

Marjie is the front desk assistant at the Pinnacle Peak office, but you will occasionally find her filling in at the Carefree office. She graduated from St. Catherine University with a degree in business-management, then moved to California and began her career in customer service.

Their family moved to Scottsdale in 2000, and, after an interruption to raise her 3 boys (the ultimate soccer mom!), she is delighted to get back to her customer service roots and join the Rebound team.

Weekends will find her on the tennis court, hiking trails, or relaxing with family and friends, and her silky terrier, Taz.