Meet Our Staff
Doug Mallers PT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Doug attended Indiana University's Physical Therapy Program where he graduated in 1992. Six years later, he received a post grad Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy from the Gulf Coast Graduate School of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy in Gulfport, MS.
Currently, he is a member of the American Academy Examination Board. He is also a faculty member for the Manual Therapy Institute where he instructs physical therapists in the practice of orthopaedic physical therapy. In his off hours, Doug enjoys sports and spending time with his wife and two boys.
Trenton Swoverland PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
Trenton attended Indiana University, graduating from the Physical Therapy program in 1992. Seven years later, he obtained his Board Certification in Orthopaedics when tested by the American Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. He continued his education by becoming a Certified Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapist in 2002 from North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists.
As of 2005, he has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. He is a Clinical Fellowship Instructor with the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapist instructing physical therapists in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy.
When Trenton is not at work, he is usually found with his wife and four children, at a sporting event, at the gym, or involved with church. He enjoys assisting or watching his children's extra-curricular activities.
Paula Noll PT, MHS, DPT, FAAOMPT
Paula joined the practice in January of 2007. She graduated from The Chicago Medical School in 1988. She has been practicing orthopaedic physical therapy since that time. She completed her post-professional master's degree from the University of Indianapolis in 1997. She completed her manual therapy residency and Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2007 and completed her fellowship with the Ola Grimsby Institute in late 2008. In her free time, Paula enjoys knitting, silversmithing, running and spending time with her husband.
Lisa Saxe, PT, MTC
Lisa joined the practice in June of 2007. She graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. She earned her manual therapy certification (MTC) from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2004. She is currently working toward her doctor of physical therapy degree through the University of St. Augustine. Outside the clinic, Lisa loves running and spending time with her husband and two children. Lisa is an avid Packers fan.
Rebecca Merritt PT, DPT, MTC
Rebecca, a Fort Wayne native, joined the practice in Feb. 2009. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Coastal Carolina University in May 1999. She attended graduate school at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences and earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in December 2002. Rebecca also obtained her Manual Therapy Certification (MTC) from the University of St. Augustine in January 2004. She has had additional training in Oncology and Lymphedema and enjoys treating people in this patient population in addition to her orthopaedic patients.
In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and son, running, playing volleyball, working outside in the warmer months and traveling.
Gail Elliott, PT, MHS, OCS, CMPT
Gail has been a physical therapist since her graduation from Northwestern University in 1980. She has explored many avenues of physical therapy but enjoys orthopaedic physical therapy. She received her advanced masters in orthopaedic physical therapy in 1993, has completed the Gulf Coast Physical Therapy Institute Program in manual therapy and NAIOMPT (National Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy) coursework leading to a COMT (Certified Orthopaedic Manual Therapist) in 1995. She is currently working towards her post-graduate fellowship certificate with NAIOMPT.
Gail has two children, Daniel, a mechanical engineer working in Lafayette, and Matthew, a current student at IPFW studying business, and a lovely step-daughter in Phoenix. Gail and her husband Gary, a local businessman, enjoy RVing, traveling, and lying on a sunny beach almost anywhere.
Diane Martin PT, DPT
Diane has been the PRN therapist for Mallers & Swoverland PT since they opened their doors in 2002. Diane completed her Bachelors in Physical Therapy in 1977 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2010, she completed her DPT at Boston University. Diane is an Associate Professor in the PTA program at the University of Saint Francis as well as teaching Service Learning and Tai Chi and Wellness at USF. She is a certified Tai Chi Fundamentals instructor and enjoys using it with clients with arthritis, fibromyalgia and others who have problems with other forms of conventional exercise.
Diane and her family have a passion for short term missions with the Mission of Hope in Haiti. She is active in the women's discipleship at The Chapel as well as the Outreach Department. She loves being outdoors, riding her bike, walking-particularly on the beach.
Sue Zigler has been the office manager at Mallers & Swoverland since they opened their doors in 2002. She brought with her 15 years experience as a Billing Analyst/Coordinator and Human Resource Representative. A Fort Wayne native, Sue treasures her free time with her husband, 5 children and 8 grandchildren. She also loves to exercise, rollerblade, dance and take long walks.
Jackie started with the Mallers & Swoverland team in September of 2004 and is the administrative assistant for the North clinic. She graduated from Ball State University with a BS in Exercise Science. Jackie is a devoted mother to her daughter and enjoys attending all of her sporting events. In her free time, Jackie runs and competes yearly in the Indianapolis mini-marathon.
Stephanie joined the Mallers & Swoverland team in May of 2011. She is the administrative assistant at the Southwest clinic. Stephanie attended IPFW and graduated with a BA in Organizational & Interpersonal Communication with a minor in Organizational Leadership and Supervision.
In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys reading, exercising and spending time with her husband and family.
Angie has been with Mallers & Swoverland since 2006 and is the marketing/patient representative for both clinics. She studied Sociology and Psychology at IPFW. Watching her children's sporting events ranks high on her priority list as well as, running and competing in races, camping, watching GB Packer and Irish football, and spending time with family and friends.
Physical Therapy Tech
Jake has been with Mallers & Swoverland since January of 2009, as the physical therapy tech for the North clinic. He graduated from IPFW with a BS in Biology and is preparing to pursue a doctorate in physical therapy. Jake is an avid Chicago Bears fan, who also enjoys traveling, marine biology, soccer, kayaking, and anything outdoors.
Maria has been with Mallers & Swoverland since September of 2006, as a tech at the North clinic. She graduated from IPFW with a BS in Elementary Education and is a 4th grade teacher at Bloomingdale Elementary. Maria is the chairperson for the yearly, Greekfest Olympic 5K. Maria is passionate about soccer and running and loves to spend time with her friends and family.
Adrienne is a Fort Wayne native, who graduated from Ivy Tech in 2007 with an Associate's degree in Medical Assisting. Adrienne has worked at Mallers & Swoverland since 2005 and is the physical therapy tech at both the N and SW clinics. Adrienne treasures her faith, running competitively, playing softball, and hanging out with her friends and family.
Jared joined the Mallers & Swoverland team in February 2012, as the physical therapy tech for both the N and SW clinics. He is a 2010 graduate of Bishop Dwenger and is currently enrolled at the University of Saint Francis majoring in Health & Exercise Science (PT school maybe in his future as well). Jared values time with his fiancé & family, riding his bike (which he built himself), lifting & strength training, his faith, his dog buddy and doing just about anything out doors.
Whitley is a 2007 graduate of Northrop High School and is currently working on her undergrad with hopes to go on to PT school. One day, Whitley would like to work as a PT for a non-for-profit organization. She is passionate about working out and helping others achieve their health goals as well. When not studying, exercising or working, Whitley most enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Will started with M & S in August of 2012. Will is our world traveler. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 2010 with a B.A. in International Studies and a B.A. in Spanish. He studied abroad for a year in Chile and Brazil and taught English in Spain for the last 2 years. Currently, Will is taking pre-requisites in order to pursue a Doctorate in PT. Will loves all sports, reading and of course traveling but is most passionate about soccer and hopes to work for a professional soccer team one day.