Jonty Felsher, PT & Co-Owner



Jonty Felsher was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, and moved to St. Louis in 1993. He received his Bachelor of Science (with honors) from the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in 1990. Together with Jonathan Gordon, Jonty established RPI Therapy Services in 1997. Jonty has extensive training and experience in manual therapy techniques including manual intramuscular therapy (Trigger Point Dry Needling); Vestibular Rehabilitation and specializes in spinal, orthopedic and neurological problems. Outside of work, Jonty enjoys family time, jogging, gardening, and travel.

Jonathan Gordon, PT & Co–Owner



Jonathan Gordon was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa and moved to St. Louis in 1997. Jonathan graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1987 with his Bachelor of Science specializing in sports injuries and manual therapy. Together with Jonty Felsher, Jonathan established RPI Therapy Services in 1997. Jonathan has extensive post graduate training in manual therapy intramuscular therapy (Trigger Point Dry Needling); specializing in spinal, orthopedic and chronic pain conditions. Outside of work Jonathan enjoys spending time with his wife and seven children, working out, and participating in community organizations.

Cindy Kempf, MA, ORT/L

Director of Clinical Services

Cindy Kempf serves as the Director of Clinical Services for RPI Therapy Services. Cindy graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy in 1982 and from Webster University in 1989 with a master’s degree in health service management. She has over 28 years experience working with older adults. She has served as adjunct faculty at St. Louis University for the past 12 years and has presented numerous educational courses on local, state, and national levels. Her areas of expertise include wheelchair seating and positioning, administration and management, Medicare reimbursement and dementia management. Cindy has also been active in the Missouri Occupational Therapy Association and is currently serving as Vice President. She enjoys watching and playing sports of all kinds.

Lila Porter


Lila Porter serves as the Operations Manager for RPI Therapy Services. She has over 14 years of experience in healthcare administration including accounts payable, accounts receivable, insurance credentialing, office management and staff development. She earned Bachelor’s degree in Communications from St. Louis University. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, camping, attending her daughters sports/dance events and spending time with her family.

Shelley Kleinman

Rehab Manager

Shelley Kleinman has been a Physical Therapist since 1988 and has worked in a variety of settings; most recently with RPI since its “Chicago beginnings.” Shelley is very intuitive in her approach and treats the body as a whole. Her hands are her best tool but she also teaches her patients how to be their own therapists. Shelley believes that everybody’s body wants to heal itself and she will help guide it there using a variety of techniques.

Dawn Follmer, LPTA

Rehab Manager

Dawn Follmer received her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Physical Therapy from St. Louis Community College at Meramec in 2002. She has been working in the field of physical therapy for over 15 years, with experience in a wide variety of settings including nursing homes, outpatient, home health, and industrial rehab. She specializes in geriatrics, dementia care, and orthopedics. She enjoys motivating her patients to achieve their highest functional level to improve their quality of life. Outside of work, Dawn enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching Blues hockey, being outdoors, and reading.

Delaina Root OTR/L

Rehab Manager

Delaina graduated from Saint Louis University with her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 2009 and has since worked in aquatic and geriatric settings. She worked with veterans for 4 years before joining the RPI team in 2013. Currently she is the manager at our Westview Assisted Living location and enjoys helping older adults regain their independence, recover from injuries, or simply make life easier for them through therapeutic techniques. She is also a native of the area and enjoys cheering for both the Cardinals and Blues as well as taking advantage of all the outdoor activities in the area, especially the Katy Trail in St. Charles.

Annie Liberman, PT

Rehab Manager

Annie Liberman was born in St.Louis and continues to reside in St.Louis with her family.  She graduated from St.Louis University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. Annie has extensive continuing education in rehabilitation and neurological diagnosis including receiving her NDT certification in 1993. Annie continues to place her clinical emphasis on treating patients with diagnosis including total joint replacement, stroke, Parkinson’s  falls, traumatic brain injury etc.

Jill Gallagher, COTA/L

Rehab Manager

Jill Gallagher graduated in 2010 with an associate of applied science degree in Occupational Therapy and has been a part of the RPI team since 2011.  She works in the Senior Residential Division and thoroughly enjoys making a difference in the lives of the residents.  Working with the senior population has given Jill the opportunity to grow in many areas of focus including orthopedic conditions, neurological rehabilitation, and wheelchair positioning.  Her favorite part of her job is seeing the progress throughout and benefits from skilled therapy services.  In her free time, Jill likes to spend time with friends and family and enjoys any outdoor activities.

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