PHYSICAL THERAPISTS
Northland-Rural Therapy Associates

Alissa Jones, PT
Alissa earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from
Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.  She
has additional training in EMT, and in basic and
conversational American Sign Language.  Alissa has
continued her education in feeding, the MOVE program
(mobility opportunities via education), Reiki, Positive
Behavioral Support, Autism conferences, and e-ieppro.  
She has been practicing pediatric physical therapy for over
eight years.  Alissa currently serves the Page area and the
Northern half of the Navajo Nation..

Carrie Schuessler, Lead PT
Carrie has been practicing pediatric physical therapy in
Northern Arizona since 2001. She received her Bachelors
of Science in Chemistry from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1997 and
her Masters in Physical Therapy from Western Carolina
University in 2001. She currently serves children and
adults in Flagstaff, Williams, and the Navajo and Hopi
reservations. Carrie also currently serves as the Lead PT
as well as AzEIP coordinator.



Taylor Custer, PT, DPT
Taylor is a graduate of Northern Arizona University’s
Physical Therapy program and has a certificate in
Disabilities Studies from the Institute for Human
Development. She enjoys working with all ages and
currently serves Flagstaff and its surrounding
communities.  On her spare time Taylor enjoys spending
time with her family.
Tom Cosner, PT, Owner/Director
Tom earned his Bachelor of Science from Northern
Arizona University in Zoology and his Masters of Physical
Therapy from Western Carolina University. He has been
practicing for over ten years and specializes in Physical
Therapy with emphasis on pediatrics, neurological and
developmental disorders. Tom and his wife Shannon
recently became the owners of NRTA.  Together they
work hard to make NRTA an innovative organization that
provides quality therapy to individuals with special needs.  
They also have two wonderful daughters.
Julie Stone, PT, DPT
Julie received a doctor of Physical Therapy from the
University of South Carolina.  She received her Masters
degree in Exercise Science from the University of South
Carolina as well. Julie has practiced in a variety of forums,
including working with children and senior citizens. She
has also worked with Core Balance and a variety of
rehabilitation centers.  Julie currently works for NRTA at
the Grand Canyon.

Jayece Laudner, PT, DPT
Jayece Laudner earned a Bachelor of Science in both
general Sciences and Spanish from Buena Vista
University in Storm Lake, Iowa.  She then attended
Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona,
where she earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy.  
Jayece has worked with children in the hospital and
school settings and specializes in the Pediatric
population.  She currently sees children in the home
and school based setting.  In her spare time Jayece
enjoys spending time with her family and the outdoors.