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Meet the staff

Barbara Bauman is a physical therapist and owner of Bauman Physical Therapy & Wellness since 1998. She earned her degree from Cleveland State University. Barb has worked in a variety of healthcare settings and served as President to the Section on Women’s Health of the American Physical Therapy Association. She has a strong interest in women’s health and a commitment to manual assessment and manual therapy techniques. Barb’s background in manual therapy includes: muscle energy, indirect mobilization, myofascial release, visceral manipulation, lymphatic drainage, among others. This diverse background provides for an integrated approach to musculoskeletal dysfunction.


Barb is married to Greg with two sons, Tim and Scott. She enjoys gardening, rug hooking, and kayaking.

Margot van Eck, PT, MS, OCS has been with Bauman Physical Therapy since 1999. She attended West Virginia University for undergraduate studies and received a BS in Physical therapy at the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1981. She practiced in Florida for 5 years before moving to Lexington in 1986. Margot completed her MS in physical therapy at the University of Kentucky in 1996 and became Board Certifies in Orthopedics in 1999. She is also adjunct faculty at the UK Physical Therapy program and Lexington Healing Arts Academy massage therapy school. Margot specializes in all orthopedic problems, TMJ and is trained in craniosacral therapy. She is married to David Miller and has two children.


Kurt Schilder, PT, MSPT attended the University of Kentucky for his undergraduate and graduate degrees prior to returning to UK for his degree in Physical Therapy, graduating in 1999.  He has practiced throughout central Kentucky, in privately owned physical therapy clinics, hospital based outpatient clinics, industrial settings and in home health.  He has assisted with the University of Kentucky Physical Therapy program as a clinical instructor throughout his career.  Kurt has experience working with patients affected by neurological and orthopedic issues.  He has trained in manual therapy techniques including muscle energy, indirect functional release, craniosacral therapy as well as an exercise based approach known as Total Motion Release.









Sarah Martin, PT, DPT







Gail "Cookie" Freidhoff-Bohman, PT, SCS,  graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1972 with a BS in Education, then earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1977 where she specialized in Athletic Training.  She taught and coached at the high school level before pursuing a certificate in physical therapy which she received from Emory University in 1982.  She has worked in acute care, served as the manager of a sports medicine center, and was on the PT faculty at the University of Kentucky for 5 years before moving back into the clinic where she was a senior PT in the sports medicine center at UK until she retired in 2010.  Finding retirement somewhat lacking in challenges, she returned to the clinic, joining the staff at Bauman PT in 2010 working 2 days/week when she is in Lexington.  Cookie and her husband Bob split their retirement time between Lexington and Reno, NV playing tennis in Lexington and skiing, hiking and biking in Reno.

Kim Davis is a fitness trainer and has been with Bauman Physical Therapy since January of 2004. She is certified through the American Council on Exercise in both Group Fitness (1996) and Personal Training (1997). Kim teaches classes including: step aerobics, pump (barbell classes), cycling, and Pilates at both Bauman Physical Therapy and the local YMCA. She works with those with active lifestyles as well as rehab patients.
Kim enjoys running with friends, beaching and boating with family, and trying to keep up with her daughter, Cameron, and son, Jefferson.



Leanne Field, office manager                   Left to right - Tish Scott, insurance specialist, Kathleen Wills-Ellison,                                                             intake coordinator, Peggy Rowe, office assistant