Layton Clinic Therapists
Kurt Leschke, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. DN
Clinic Director, Physical Therapist Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist
Kurt grew up in South Ogden and graduated from the University of Utah with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2007. He has been a therapist for Mountain Land Rehabilitation since his graduation. His areas of specialty include general orthopedics and treatment of the spine.
Kurt was inspired to enter this field because of his desire to assist and witness healing taking place on a daily basis. Kurt takes a hands on approach to treating his patients. He is a people person and enjoys building relationships that will help his patients succeed. For him, it is a rewarding and powerful experience to help someone improve day by day.
Kurt lives in Layton and enjoys golfing, traveling, following sports, reading, and spending time with his wife Michelle and their two children.
Tiffany Vendela, PT, DPT, Cert. DN
Tiffany received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University Of North Dakota in 2008. She graduated from the University of Wyoming with her bachelors degree in Kinesiology and health in 2005. Tiffany joined Mountain Land Physical therapy in 2010. She has experience in orthopedic, geriatric, pediatric and women’s health physical therapy.
She went into physical therapy because it was a combination of two of her biggest passions, sports and helping others. Her goal with each patient is to make a difference in their lives and to help them progress to their previous level of function.
In her free time, Tiffany enjoys her family, boating, being active, being outdoors and traveling.
Susan Ashdown, PT, DPT, Cert. DN
Susan graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professionals in December 2015. She earned her Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from Brigham Young University in 2013 with her thesis studying the functional movement screen and its relation to other performance measures. She also graduated from the University of Utah with her Bachelors in Exercise Sport Science with a minor in Nutrition in 2007.
Susan believes in treating the whole person, not just the injury, as everything is connected. Susan has her certification in trigger point dry needling, specializes in pelvic health including men and women, orthopedic injury, as well as working with balance and dizziness, and pediatric clientele. Her favorite part of therapy is witnessing her patients’ improvements and returning them to what they love to do.
In her free time she loves aerial fitness, hiking and biking with her family, and dancing with her husband. She also loves music and plays the flute and piano.
Eric Scot Neil, PTA, CST
Physical Therapist Assistant, Certified Surgical Technologist
Eric graduated from Weber State University with his General Studies Associate’s Degree prior to receiving his certification as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Salt Lake City Community College. Eric pursued further education at Davis Applied Technology College where he earned his Surgical Technologist Degree.
Eric specializes in hand therapy and rehabilitation. When he works with patients he implements both fun and effective ways for them to progress. Eric strives to make a difference in his patients’ lives, making sure they’re satisfied with their therapy so that they can get back to doing the things they love.
In his spare time, Eric enjoys spending time with his family and keeping active. He enjoys camping, hiking, dirt biking, snowboarding, skateboarding and playing ice hockey.
Brynne Gerrard, PT, DPT
Brynne Gerrard earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Brigham Young University in 2018. She went on to graduate with a doctorate degree in physical therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah. Brynne also speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese.
Brynne specializes in orthopedics, focusing on helping athletes, post-surgical rehabilitation, and treating lower back pain. She has also trained in balance/fall prevention for the geriatric population as well as vestibular rehabilitation. After experiencing first-hand the benefits of physical therapy for an injury to her Achilles’, Brynne felt like she was part of a team with her therapist. Brynne strives to incorporate that same “team approach” while working with her patients to help them reach their goals and provide the tools they’ll need to maintain their progress and get back to doing the things they love.
When not in the clinic, Brynne enjoys traveling, running, swimming, hiking, playing the piano, singing and spending as much time as she can with family and friends. She is also an avid fan of BYU football and the Utah Jazz.