Hands-On Physical Therapy Specialists Staff

Andrea Praschan, PT, DPT, GTS

Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Andrea has a solid background in outpatient orthopedics, treating people of all ages. She is well versed in a broad range of physical therapy techniques, treatments, and modalities to reduce pain and restore function. She has special interest in treating shoulders and knees, especially joint replacements. She makes therapy fun while providing effective treatment to her patients.

“The biggest reason I went in to P.T. was watching my uncle. He is a physical therapist in Pittsburgh and I would help in his office when I was younger. He was so passionate about helping others he made me want to do the same.”

Andrea is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (and yes she is a Steelers fan!). She graduated in 2006 from Duquesne University with a double major in biology and health science, and went on to receive her Doctor of Physical Therapy, also from Duquesne, in 2008. Andrea enjoys reading, exercise (especially yoga) and spending time with her 2 year old niece, Layla.

Jacqueline Frabell, OT, LCHT, GTS

Licensed Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist

Jackie is one of our Occupational Therapists. She received her Bachelor of Science from The Ohio State University in Occupational Therapy, and after meeting the requirements of the Hand Therapy Certification, received her credentials as a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) in 2005. She has been with our practice since 2010. While skilled in all occupational therapy techniques and procedures, Jackie has special interest in treating shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand injuries. Additionally, she is certified in Dry Needling.

“My certfication in Dry Needling 2 years ago has transformed the way I am able to treat my patients, accelerating their healing and recovery after injury or even with chronic conditions.”

Jackie enjoys traveling, step aerobics, reading and spending time with her family during her free time. Patients comment about Jackie’s caring and positive attitude that helps inspire them to reach their therapy goals.

Debbie Brighter

Front Desk

You can find Debbie smiling at you from our front desk. In fact you can “hear” her smile in the way she greets you on the phone. Debbie joined us August of 2016, and was formerly a dental hygienist. She enjoys playing tennis, doing yoga, and in the winter you can find her on the slopes at Boston Mills teaching skiing. Debbie also loves to travel in her spare time. She’s a Steeler’s Fan but we like her anyway!

“Coming from a healthcare background, it was so comfortable and good fit to join this team”.

Andrea Belmonte

Front Desk

Andrea is part of our Front Desk Staff. She is always there to lend a helping hand, and answer any questions you may have. She has worked at Altenheim for 7 years. During her employment with Altenheim Andrea has had the opportunity to work in various departments such as, Administration, Medical Records, Admissions, and Activities. In her spare time she enjoys reading, playing card games, going to Disney (when she can), listening to Country Music and hanging out with her friends and family. She was born and raised in Cleveland and is a Cavs and Indians fan!

“I am a huge people person, so getting to interact with various patients (new or established) makes my job very enjoyable!”