Meet Our Staff

Janice Stamps, PT, CCAT
Janice Stamps, PT, CCAT -

Jan opened the Rehab for Life, LLC outpatient physical and occupational therapy clinic in 2007 and in 2019, built and opened a new Rehab for Life facility and Canine Aquatic Therapy Center in Evansville, IN.  Her belief that animals as well as humans deserve the very best rehab and fitness opportunities led to the creation of this new state-of-the-art indoor aquatic facility.  The programs offered are guided by her philosophy that dogs and people thrive with individualized attention and the need to maximize the interaction and combined performance between dog and owner/handler.

Jan graduated from the University of Michigan physical therapy program in 1981.  She received her CCAT training with certification from the Canine Fitness Institute Canautics Canine Aqua Therapy Training Program in Orlando, Florida in May 2017.  Jan is a certifying physical therapy instructor for canine aquatic therapy through the Indiana Physical Therapy Licensing Board.  She has been a registered professional member of the International Association of Animal Massage & Bodywork/Association of Canine Water Therapy since 2017.

Jan works with pets that are needing to lose weight, are recovering from surgery or injury, have neurologic conditions, joint maladies or arthritis, are showing symptoms of old age, or are requiring strength and endurance training.  She and the entire staff will work closely with you and your veterinarian to maximize treatment outcomes and assist in returning your pet to his or her highest rehab potential.

At Canine Aquatic Center, Jan also works with pet owners who are wanting to maximize their pet's fitness level, needing their pet to learn how to swim for exercise or boat/pool safety, or just want their dog to have fun in the water.

Jan resides in Newburgh, Indiana with her husband and three German shepherds, Eve, Jax, and Bella.  She is an avid animal lover, has had dogs and cats as companions throughout her life, and has a passion for working with dogs.

Ashley, PTA, CCAT
Ashley, PTA, CCAT -

Ashley graduated from the University of Evansville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and earned an Associates of Science Degree to become a Physical Therapy Assistant.  She grew up in Frankfort, IN (home of the Hot Dogs!) where her love for animals began.  She now holds a certification in Canine Aquatic Therapy.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her twin girls, London and Ace.  They are lab mixes and have obtained their AKC Good Citizen and AKC Community Canine certifications.  They are on their way to becoming therapy dogs!  Check out their adventures on Instagram.

Laura, PTA, CCAT
Laura, PTA, CCAT -

Laura has been a licensed physical therapist assistant for twenty three years.  She specializes in outpatient, pediatrics, aquatics, and inpatient rehabilitation.  Laura received her Aquatic Therapy Certification fifteen years ago from the International Aquatic Therapy Rehab Institute.  She is also a certified canine aquatic therapist and a certified therapy dog handler.  Laura is happily married and has six children and four grandchildren.  Additionally, she cares for four dogs (Gracie, Loki, Scout, and Sweetpea) and two cats (Marlow and Jenna).  Her dog, Gracie, currently serves as an Angel Therapy Dog.  Laura grew up on a farm tending to a variety of pets and livestock, has been a lifelong pet owner, has worked in the past as a volunteer at PAWS Newburgh and Riding Hope Equine Therapy, and is a supporter and patron at It Takes a Village Animal Rescue.

Holly, COTA, CCAT -

Holly has worked at Rehab for Life as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant since it opened in 2007.  She earned her Associate of Science degree as an Occupational Therapy Assistant from the University of Southern Indiana with an emphasis in exercise science in December of 2001 and subsequently her certification in April of 2002.  She now holds a certification in Canine Aquatic Therapy.  She is matching her love of therapy with her love for animals.  This has enabled her to use land based techniques within the aquatic environment in order to help dogs achieve a healthy and active lifestyle.  She has recently rescued an Australian Labradoodle named Lucy who is an intelligent, loving and adventurous puppy.  Although Lucy is still in the learning stages of proper behavior, Holly feels she would make a great therapy dog and asset to the therapy team.