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Your Mindset Team

Dr. Ellen Hector, PT, DPT, ITPT, COMT, CPPC, Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified Coach

Dr. Ellen Hector, PT, DPT, ITPT, COMT, CPPC, Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified Coach

Owner, Physical Therapist, Coach

Ellen Hector is a unique movement and health guide. She is drawn to the complexity of what it is to be human and possesses a deep curiosity about the path from pain to purpose, and suffering to freedom.

Through her own journey, Ellen has discovered the power of working with the breath and the body to reignite her inner self, bring healing and balance to the mind, body and soul. Utilizing breathwork, movement education, pain psychology, manual therapy and more, Ellen assists individuals in connecting to the deepest parts of themselves.

Ellen holds a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from the Mayo College of Medicine and holds additional certifications/education in Nutrition Coaching, Concussion Rehabilitation, Vestibular Therapy, Clinical Education, Orthopedic Manual Therapy, ASTYM, Kinesiotaping, and Pre- and Postnatal Exercise. She attended Central Michigan University for her undergraduate studies in Sports Medicine, Exercise Physiology and Athletic Training.

She is honored to be part of the team, offering this pivotal work to those on their own journey to more deeply connect with their optimal selves.

Dr. Allyson Lowis, PT, DPT, LSVT, COMT, LMT, Cert.MDT

Dr. Allyson Lowis, PT, DPT, LSVT, COMT, LMT, Cert.MDT

Clinical Director, Physical Therapist, Coach

Dr. Allyson is a Kalamazoo native and graduated from Hope College with a BA in Exercise Science and a minor in dance in 2012. While at Hope she was in the pre-professional dance company dANCEpROjECT, now known as H2. After Hope she earned her massage therapy license before going on to Central Michigan University where she graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2017.

Allyson is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, McKenzie certified, LSVT Big certified, a member of the international association for dance medicine and science (IADMS), and has attended additional courses specializing in treating dancers.

She has experience treating a variety of populations including dancers and athletes, geriatrics, people with balance and movement disorders with specialization in Parkinson’s Disease, and people with complex low back and neck pain.

Allyson believes that movement is some of the very best medicine and is passionate about helping people move more efficiently while ENJOYING the movement!

She is married to a friendly scientist and has an adorable border collie mix named Finn as well as two cats, Armani and Coco. Allyson enjoys dancing, hiking with her husband and pup, and playing music.

Dr. Sean Clark, PT, DPT

Dr. Sean Clark, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist, Coach

Dr. Sean was born and raised in Southwest Michigan and earned a BA in Chemical Engineering with a Minor in Pulp & Paper Engineering in 2013. Throughout his career as an Application Engineer and Project Manager, he confirmed his passion for physics and science, but realized industrial applications of these topics were not the right fit. This led him to pursue his true calling as a Physical Therapist and he earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from WMU in 2022.

Sean has had a strong interest in human physiology and biomechanics with his love for sports, exercise, and human performance. Over time, he realized how important injury prevention and rehabilitation can be to maintain athletic performance and everyday function. Helping people maximize function and meet their athletic goals quickly became a passion!

When not at work you can find him golfing, playing ultimate frisbee, throwing competitive darts, exploring nature or starting too many home renovation projects at the same time. He is beyond excited to be a part of the Mindset community and grow as a therapist alongside his future patients.

Dr. Cassie McDonald Ross, PT, DPT

Dr. Cassie McDonald Ross, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist, Pelvic Health Specialist

Dr. Cassie is joining Mindset in the summer of 2024, moving back to the Mitten after a couple years out in the state of Oregon. Her time in Oregon resulted in a lot of personal and professional growth, with many improvements that she is beyond excited to bring back in her service to the Kalamazoo area.

Cassie grew up in Battle Creek, Michigan, graduating with her Bachelors in Mathematics from Olivet College in 2013, then attended Grand Valley State University for her Doctorate of Physical Therapy, graduating in 2017.

Cassie has been a physical therapist since 2017, starting out initially as a general orthopedic physical therapist, quickly diving into the complex world of pelvic health. Her passion for pelvic health has only grown over the years, especially after birthing her own two children. She has a passion for guiding patients through large hormonal shifts – pregnancy, postpartum and menopause – finding joy in assisting patients through pain, incontinence, prolapse, etc. that may be limiting them from living their best life. Cassie’s main goal as a physical therapist is to foster confidence in patients’ ability to manage their own condition and belief in the resilience of their body. Her approach is fitness forward and holistic, through stewardship.

One of Cassie’s most proud attributes is her growth mindset. She is a lifelong learner, always wanting to be better for the benefit of those she serves. She holds a specialist certification in pelvic health (CAPP-Pelvic) through the Academy of Pelvic Health, is a Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist (PCES), and is working on her specialist certification in obstetrics (CAPP-OB) through Academy of Pelvic Health as well.

When not serving patients, you can find Cassie enjoying time with her husband, Josh, and young boys, Graeme and Finn. She completed her first half marathon in March 2024 and loves functional fitness. Her 2024 fitness goal is to be able to perform 3 strict pull-ups!

Isabel Vigil, LMT

Isabel Vigil, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

Isabel graduated from Kalamazoo Center for the Healing Arts in 2018 right before having her daughter. She practices integrative massage tailored to every single client, and has a huge passion for not only holding space for clients physically but also holding safe space for clients’ nervous systems. Your body does all the work; Isabel just loves being there to experience the shifts.

Outside of working full time as a LMT, Isabel is a full time momma of a 4 year old, as well as many many animals. As busy as she is, you will never find her too busy for self care! She loves solo brunch dates, journaling, receiving massages, reading, hiking… the list is endless.

Isabel looks forward to welcoming everyone to her table!

Kailey Shaffer

Kailey Shaffer

Gym Coach, Admin Support

Kailey grew up in Kalamazoo and graduated from Western Michigan with a BA in Management.

She is a certified personal trainer and nutrition coach through ISSA and has been involved in fitness her whole life.

She ran Girls on the Run, then track and cross country through middle and high school. She rowed crew at MSU, ran a few half marathons, and fell in love with lifting!

Patrick Fowler

Patrick Fowler

Gym Coach, NASM CPT, CNC, VCS

Patrick Harrison Fowler was born and raised in Vicksburg, Michigan. Patrick was raised competing in year-round sports, and in his early teen years became hooked with running and resistance training. This passion led to a fascination with researching and accumulating knowledge of exercise science, nutrition, and physio-mechanics and inspired Patrick to pursue his certifications for personal training and nutrition coaching.

Starting as an outlet and ending as a purpose, Patrick’s passion for health and fitness can best be attributed to the improvements it made for his life and wanting to help others achieve these same improvements. He currently competes in ultra-endurance trail running with the end goal of seeing how far he can push himself in this domain. Outside of work and working out, Patrick enjoys singing, plays guitar and drums with the hopes of learning more instruments, spends lots of time with his dog, and likes to read a variety of different genres of books.

Jeremy Brown, Onnit Academy Kettlebell Specialist

Jeremy Brown, Onnit Academy Kettlebell Specialist

Owner, COO, Coach

Jeremy was born and raised in Paw Paw and graduated from Western Michigan University with a BA in English and Communications.

In previous jobs he has served as a narrative director for a video game company, launched and led two departments for a multi-million dollar media company, and created validation documentation for Pfizer.

He is an Onnit Kettlebell Specialist and was previously a Level 1 CrossFit Coach. He has attended multiple courses with StrongFirst and MovNat, participated in a dozen adventure races, completed two Tough Mudders, and attended classes at Tom Brown’s Tracker School and Bill McConnell’s PAST Skills Wilderness School.

He is married to Dr. Ellen (see above for how lucky that makes him). Spending time outdoors with her, their two boys, and any critters who choose to join is the best part of any day.