Myofascial Release (MFR) Therapists

Jan Kelly

OTR/L; LMT (expert LEvel)

Jan Kelly received her bachelor’s of science, major in occupational therapy and minor in psychology from Texas Women’s University in 1988 and has been licensed as a massage therapist since completing the massage therapy certificate program in 2000 from Texas Massage Institute. Jan Kelly has trained extensively with John F. Barnes, PT, founder of the Myofascial Release Approach and has been utilizing Myofascial Release since 1998 and has been an assistant instructor with John F. Barnes at Myofascial Release Seminars nationwide.

Jan’s ability to blend traditional occupational therapy with Myofascial Release and other holistic approaches allows her to treat each individual in a manner that is nurturing, safe and highly effective. Jan Kelly became interested in MFR when her own neck and shoulder pain began to hinder her ability to work effectively as an occupational therapist.  MFR has helped her personally to return to a more pain-free, healthy and active lifestyle. Jan Kelly has worked in a variety of settings as an occupational therapist from general rehabilitation, nursing homes, outpatient clinics and acute care settings throughout the Dallas area.  In 2001, Jan’s husband was transferred to the Kansas City area and Jan has chosen to work in private practice and establish Midwest Myofascial Release Center to emphasize individualized healing in a holistic environment.

Jan has lived in Olathe, Kansas since 2001 with her husband, Dennis.  They have three kids, Amanda, Ashley and Garrett.  They have two dogs, Gracie and Brandy.

Myofascial Release (MFR) Mentee Therapists

Kerry Hagner


Kerry studied film and linguistics at Vassar College before becoming a project management consultant in the UK. Kerry found bodywork as a second career while working through her own long term pain issues. She became a massage therapist in 2016 after graduating from the Center of Natural Wellness in Albany, NY. She began practicing Myofascial Release in earnest in 2021 and has trained directly with John Barnes. Kerry is a yoga teacher and recently completed a two-year training in Chinese Medicine Integration. Kerry also has an MFR practice in Lawrence, KS. Kerry is endlessly curious about the body and meets each client with gratitude and an open-mind.

Caryn Mandel


Caryn graduated from the KU OT program in 1992 with a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy. She has worked in Acute care, Rehab, and SNF and pharmaceutical sales. Caryn “retired” to stay home with my 3 kids (all in elementary school). She decided to return to OT about 11 years ago and ultimately became Lymphedema Certified and work in Outpatient therapy. Several years ago she started taking John Barnes MFR seminars and I was hooked. It was so useful in my Lymphedema practice. My goal is to continue to practice using MFR and my lymphedema expertise to benefit many patients.

Suzanne Killingsworth 


Suzanne currently works as a PT at Cass County Hospital in Harrisonville, MO. She is an intermediate level Myofascial Release Therapist and has is currently excited to be apart of Midwest Myofascial Release Center's mentoring program.

The designation of degrees, such as Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy, as well as personal training and other certifications is for clarification of experience and training.  Our therapists bring a wide range of skill sets to the treatment session.
This designation does not indicate that our services are reimbursable under those disciplines.

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