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About Us

URPT is the largest dedicated outpatient physical therapy provider in the U.S.


To our patients, we commit to provide the most effective, clinically superior physical therapy humanly possible at a fair price. The measure of our success will be found in the trust we build and in the hearts of those we heal. To our associates, we commit to provide a positive, respectful, and fair work environment. We will invest in their professional growth to ensure a compassionate and knowledgeable team of professionals. The virtues of integrity, honesty, and loyalty will make up the moral fiber that bonds us. Our culture is driven by values and principles.  At Upstream Rehabilitation we are committed to leading the way to good health – it is our business. We strive to provide an inclusive work environment where our differences are celebrated for the value they bring to our communities, our patients and our teammates, and we commit to continue to focus on diversifying every level of our workforce accordingly.


Our Mission

To inspire and empower the lives we touch, to serve our communities, and to lead with purpose-driven passion.

Our Vision

Through exceptional care and remarkable experiences, we choose to be the outpatient provider, employer, and partner of choice.

Our Values

Our values drive our culture and care.

They include accountability, adaptability, balance, compassion, excellence, inclusion, investment, servanthood, teamwork and trust. Learn how this shapes our company by viewing the detailed list below.

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Ron - Upstream Rehabilitation

Ron Kuerbitz

Chief Executive Officer

Preet Takkar - Chief Operating Officer Upstream Rehabilitation

Preet Takkar

Chief Operating Officer

David Van Name - Upstream Rehabilitation

David Van Name

Founder and Senior Advisor

Adrian Bartella

Adrian Bartella

Chief Financial Officer

Lisa Dombro - Upstream Rehabilitation

Lisa Dombro

Chief Growth Officer

Craig O'Neil - Upstream Rehabilitation

Craig O'Neil

Chief Clinical Officer

Stephen Huntsman - Upstream Rehabilitation

Stephen Huntsman

Chief Compliance Officer

Hugh Middlebrooks - Upstream Rehabilitation

Hugh Middlebrooks

General Counsel / Chief Legal Officer

Vin Crispino - Upstream Rehabilitation

Vin Crispino

Chief Information Officer

Laurie Colasanti

Laurie Colasanti

Chief Human Resources Officer

Becky Filson

Becky Filson

Executive VP, Strategy

Krisi Probert - Upstream Rehabilitation

Krisi Probert

Executive Vice President, Operations Excellence

Casey Kalb - Upstream Rehabilitation

Casey Kalb

Division President

Chad Barker - Upstream Rehabilitation

Chad Barker

Division President

Malynda Carruth - Upstream Rehabilitation

Malynda Carruth

Division President


2004 – Upstream Rehabilitation formed, acquiring Benchmark Rehabilitation Partners and Preferred Therapy Providers

2005 – Expanded into Georgia

2005 – Acquires Integrity Rehab Group expanding its offering into managed physical therapy services

2006 – Committee of Clinical Excellence was formed to advance the quality of care and provide opportunities for senior therapists

2008 – Introduced the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program

2012 – Expanded into Kansas, Missouri, Alabama and Louisiana

2014 – Expanded into North Carolina

2015 – Expanded into Texas, Arkansas and Oregon

2017 – Expanded into Washington

2018 – Completed merger with Drayer Physical Therapy Institute

2019 – Opened 100 new clinics, acquired 12, and expanded into Iowa

2020 – Successfully grew through the pandemic, opening 53 new clinics and acquiring 3 additional

2021 – Ron Kuerbitz joins as CEO.  Upstream acquires Results Physiotherapy to become the largest dedicated outpatient physical therapy provider in the United States.  Opened more than 150 new clinics

2022 – Expanded joint venture partnership with AST in middle TN to include more than 100 clinics, acquired 15 clinics, and continued strategic denovo expansion


Accountability: We are personally and collectively responsible for delivering on our commitments.

Adaptability: We recognize that change is inevitable and therefore proactively pursue new opportunities and continuous improvement.

Balance: We operate an amazing clinical company with a focus on sound fiscal responsibility while maintaining perspective for time allocated for work and other aspects of life.

Compassion: We act with kindness, empathy and caring for all those we serve.

Excellence:  By focusing on being the best, we deliver an experience that exceeds our customers’ highest expectations.

Inclusion:  We honor the inherent value of every individual’s unique story, experience, contributions and perspective.

Investment: We are committed to the growth and success of our most valuable resources – our people and our communities.

Servanthood: We identify and serve the needs, aspirations and priorities of others before our own.

Teamwork: We leverage our collective genius while respecting each member of our team and supporting one another in achieving our goals and mission.

Trust: We have faith that we will uphold the highest standards of stewardship, honesty, transparency and integrity in all that we do.