Dr. Tricia Creel
Tricia Creel, PT, DPT, NCS is the Health and Wellness Director at Paraquad. Dr. Creel earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Georgia State University. Her clinical interests include gait rehabilitation, vestibular rehabilitation, and balance impairments. Tricia is a Board Certified Neurologic Specialist (NCS). She has a long history of establishing community exercise programs for people with Parkinson’s disease and in educating fitness providers on how to lead adapted programs.
For Dr. Creel, a very fulfilling part of her job is seeing people embrace the benefits of regular exercise. She is passionate about removing barriers to participation in exercise. When she’s not at Paraquad, Dr. Creel enjoys reading, boating, exercising, and spending time with her husband and two children.
Aaron Murray, OTR/L
Aaron Murray, an Adaptive Exercise Specialist, has been a part of the Health and Wellness Center team since 2012. He began as a participant, transitioned to a volunteer, and became a staff member two years later.
Murray, a paraplegic, says it’s an amazing privilege to come to work each day and help people with disabilities get one step closer to their goals. He says living with a disability sometimes lets him connect with participants a little more closely than his peers.
Murray has three years of experience as a personal trainer and is a licensed occupational therapist. Fitness is his passion. He is married, has an energic young son, and has a dog that he loves to spend time with.
Mike Scheller, PTA
Mike Scheller is an Adaptive Exercise Specialist at the Health and Wellness Center at Paraquad. He earned his bachelor’s degree in sports health from Oklahoma University in 1994 and graduated in 2001 from Sanford Brown College with an associate degree as a physical therapy assistant.
Scheller currently works as a research assistant for multiple projects in the Participation, Environment, and Performance Laboratory, part of the Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine. He is a long-time group exercise leader for the American Parkinson Disease Association – Greater St. Louis Chapter.