122 Pipemakers Circle
Pooler, GA 31322
Phone: (912) 330-0155
Fax: (912) 330-0153
Established on the West-Side in 1998 and relocated to the rapidly growing community of Pooler in 2005, West Rehab in Pooler offers physical and speech therapy; and personal training.
Office Manager: Judy Papalia
Meet our Pooler Staff:
Matt Merritt, PT, DPT
Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Armstrong Atlantic State University in 2011
Why did you choose Physical Therapy as your profession? It seemed to fit my personality best: allowed me to meet new people every day, utilize my interpersonal skills, integrated my love for sport, as well as provided me with an intellectual challenge.
Why WEST? West provides a family-oriented environment. Not intimidated to approach the top of the food chain or chain of command with any problems or questions that I might have.
Why should a patient choose you as their PT? I believe that I act as both an advocate for the patient as well as a knowledgeable clinician with a strong orthopedic background. Plus, my intentions are to achieve best functional outcomes while making rehab fun.
State an interesting fact about yourself: I love to mountain bike, and I’m not a big fan of chocolate!
Kathy Wills, PT, DPT, OCS
Graduated from Marquette University in 2009 with Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Why did you choose Physical Therapy as your profession? I have always been amazed with what the human body is capable of. As a physical therapist, through exercises and postures, I get to help the human body fix itself. It is incredible how much surgery or medication can often be avoided with a course of physical therapy.
Why WEST? The company makes patient care and client needs a priority. At West Rehab, I feel that business practices and company policies revolve around doing what is best for the patient. This allows me to give a patient exactly what I think they need to have less pain and to improve function.
Why should a patient choose you as their PT? I am a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist. This means I have advanced clinical knowledge, experience, and skills in orthopedic physical therapy. With this knowledge, and with a genuine interest in a patient’s own goals for therapy, I feel I can deliver efficient and effective care to each and every patient.
State one interesting fact about yourself: I played rugby in college!
Brittany Hartl, Personal Trainer
Frostburg State University 2007, Exercise Science
Armstrong Atlantic State University 2012, Masters in Sports Medicine
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) 2012
Why did you choose Personal Training as your profession? I love being a personal trainer because every person that walks in presents a new challenge, and I love trying to meet that challenge each time by creating a program based on the individual’s needs and wants. The best part of my job is seeing the change in each person whether it be physical or mental!
Why WEST? The best part about working for West Rehab is being able to work alongside physical therapists. Together, we are able to work with a wide range of clients and provide the most comprehensive service!
Why should clients choose you as their personal trainer? I love teaching and educating others about the benefits of exercise and how to improve overall well being. Even with my specialty being in strength and conditioning, I am able to cater to anyone.
State an interesting fact about yourself: My favorite part of the day: When I take time for myself – to workout, which is always guaranteed to improve my attitude and outlook.