Korryn Wiese, PT, CMPT
Korryn Wiese welcomes the opportunity and challenge to connect with each person she treats in her clinics. After 30+ years as a dedicated professional, she is still passionate about physical therapy! “I’m fortunate and grateful to have found a profession that resonates with my core being to serve people.” Korryn has spent more than half of her life developing clinical expertise through hundreds of hours in courses, full time practice and lifelong learning from patients and colleagues. Her intention is to positively impact each patient. The body is the most complicated, mystical, and intricately complex system which comparatively makes a computer seem elementary.
Korryn graduated in physical therapy in 1988 from the University of Utah after a successful high school experience as senior class president, Student Athlete of the Year and class Valedictorian at Layton High School in 1982. She has practiced full time in orthopedics/sports medicine for all of her career and earned specialty certifications in manual therapy through NAIOMT in 2001 and functional dry needling through Kinetacore in 2018. She was licensed and worked in the three states of Colorado, Hawaii and Utah of which 15 years were dedicated to Mckay-Dee Sports Medicine until she founded Body Tune Physical Therapy PC in 2006. Korryn taught manual therapy for two years during the orthopedic curriculum for the University of Utah Physical Therapy doctoral program in 2004 and 2005; and has been a clinical instructor and mentor in the clinical setting. Her experience and knowledge in biomechanics have been useful in movement analysis, running assessments and injury prevention.
Current interests move her into both Western and Eastern medicine and especially neuroscience. Korryn was born in Ogden, the youngest of five children, and moved with her family to Layton at age 9. She has been actively involved in athletics: softball, tennis, basketball, golf, skiing, swimming, volleyball, biking, racquetball, rollerblading and fly fishing. She was point guard on the 1981 undefeated (21-0) Layton High School Girls State Championship basketball team and recognized as an All-State player. She loves travelling, Broadway musicals and theatre, music, dancing, movies, nature (mountains and ocean), playing, laughing with her friends and family, relaxing, breathing–Living!! She is proud of her current team, and believes Body Tune has the strongest team she has had in her business so “come in for a tune up!!”
Aja E. Merrill, PT, DPT, CIDN
Aja is a physical therapist who is dedicated to each of her patients individually and has a unique ability to provide the proper treatment needed to achieve optimal results. She demonstrates excellence in all she does in her professional and personal life, has a passion for her career that keeps her learning and excelling and is motivated to exceed expectations.
Aja’s deep sentiment towards the profession of physical therapy and sports medicine began in high school when she spent over a year in physical therapy rehabilitating from several injuries sustained from her love for participating in athletics. She quickly became aware of the multifaceted approach to healing involving physical, mental and emotional aspects of healing; and wanted to help others through a similar experience. Aja believes the patient’s physical therapy experience will be uniquely individualized with advanced knowledge to provide proper healing and return of quality of life. One on one contact with the patient is critical to healing and progression. She believes in a holistic approach to healing while integrating overall health and wellness along with treatment of specific injury and pain. She absolutely loves her career and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those she comes in contact with.
Aja has devoted personal and professional time to continued learning. She has completed extensive training with NAIOMT for progression toward manual therapy certification and is also licensed/certified in dry needling. Her knowledge of biomechanics and functional chain allow for proper healing and injury prevention. Aja graduated with high honors from Weber State University with her Bachelors in Athletic Training in 2002 where she competed on the WSU volleyball team. She received the Athletic Trainer of the year award which is a representation of a lifetime of her high commitment to learning and passion for the health profession at a young age. Aja graduated from University of Utah with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2005. Early in her career she specialized in industrial medicine, detailed job analysis, ergonomics, workers compensation and out-patient orthopedics prior to continuing her career with Body Tune. Aja has been involved in volunteer work including a service trip to Mexico to provide therapy and services for a school for children with special needs.
Aja’s eagerness for life and learning continues at home with her love for spending time with her three children. She loves coaching her children and the community of children around her in several sports. Aja has high regards for learning in all aspects of her life and building relationships with those around her.
Deven M. Bawden, PT, DPT, CFCE
Deven Bawden has been practicing as an orthopedic physical therapist for more than 12 years. He started his college career as a business major, but after exploring different professional options, realized he was fascinated in the way the human body worked:how the intricacies of the human body could produce complex, yet effective and efficient movement patterns to accomplish the manipulation of the surrounding environment. It was at the point, Deven began to search the field of medicine. After shadowing general medical doctors, surgeons and rehabilitative specialists, he decided his greatest passion in the health sciences was restoring a person’s ability to move independently and efficiently in life and to help him or her return to the most optimal abilities. It was then that Deven found his love and passion and knew that he wanted to become a physical therapist.
Deven received his undergraduate degree in Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Utah in 2004. He was then accepted into the University of Utah’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program where he graduated with his clinical doctorate degree in 2006. Following his graduation, he immediately began to work in an outpatient orthopedic physical therapy clinic in Bountiful where he was able to continue to study and learn extensively regarding the orthopedic care of his patients. He continued to hone his skills on treatment of the low back and hips by furthering his education in the care of the sacroiliac joint and lower extremities. Deven joined his current team at Body Tune Physical Therapy in 2012 where he has continued to improve his manual skills and increase his successful treatment of patients with orthopedic issues ranging from headaches/neck pain, shoulder and elbow dysfunctions, low back and sacroiliac joint limitations as well as treatment of the hips, knees, ankles and feet.
Deven received further training and certification in the evaluation and treatment of the injured worker by becoming a Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator. He is currently in the process of receiving his certifications for Functional Integrative Dry Needling as well as studying to become a Certified Manual Physical Therapist.
Deven loves to teach and serve having had several opportunities to do both within his field of practice. He has served on the executive board of the Utah Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association.Additionally, he has been invited to lecture both locally as well as nationally ranging from the opioid epidemic to the importance of physical activity for physical and mental/emotional wellness.
The greatest joy in Deven’s life is spending time with his wife and 4 children. When he is not in the clinic, he is with his wife on the sideline of his 3 boys’ and 1 daughter’s sporting events cheering them on. Deven is also an avid runner and biker and has enjoyed participating in many marathons, half marathons and triathlons.
Krace Maw, PT, DPT
Krace very first became interested in physical therapy after fracturing his pelvis during a high school baseball game and undergoing physical therapy himself. He loved that physical therapists were able to spend so much time getting to know their patients while helping them recover from injuries.
Krace graduated from Fremont High School in 2007 in Plain City, UT; he completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Therapy in 2015 at Weber State University; he received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2018 from the University of Utah.
Krace has a special interest in working with athletes of all kinds. He enjoys helping athletes strengthen and heal from injury in order for them to compete at their highest level. Krace has experience in a variety of clinical settings and was involved in helping to establish a Parkinson’s exercise group during a neurological rotation in the Ogden area.
Krace is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). This allows him to stay up to date with the current research, methods, and practices in the field of Physical Therapy.
When not working in the clinic, Krace enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children. He enjoys fly fishing, camping, hiking, snowboarding, and other outdoor activities. He enjoys playing basketball, softball, football, and golfing.
Makina Todd, PT, DPT
Makina is excited to meet you and help you along your rehab journey! She grew up knowing she would end up in the medical field because of her fascination with how the human body works. She played a variety of sports (basketball and soccer being her favorite), which grew her love for exercise, movement, and how the body functions. During her high school years, she injured her hamstring playing soccer. Having to come back from her hamstring tear helped her discover her passion for rehabilitation and helping others get back to doing their desired activities.
She attended Layton High School and graduated in 2015. While at Layton High, she played basketball and volleyball for the high school, as well as soccer for an independent team. She furthered her education at Utah State University, graduating with her Bachelor’s degree in Human Movement Science and a minor in Psychology. While at Utah State, she helped to develop and conduct a research study measuring the effects an electrical stimulus applied to the vestibular system has on the human body. She then attended the University of Utah, where she graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy. While working on her doctorate degree, she had the opportunity to assist in directing activity courses, such as boxing and Pilates, for individuals with neurologic diagnoses to help better these individual’s balance and quality of life. Her education and experiences during school helped her to recognize the importance of a holistic approach to therapy, rather than focusing on just the physical limitations. She has a special interest in working with athletes, as well as patients with balance and vestibular system dysfunction. She plans to further her education and the tools she can use with her patients through additional courses focusing on treating the vestibular system and becoming certified in dry needling.
When she is not working in the clinic, you will find Makina spending time with her husband, family, and friends. She loves being outdoors, playing sports, and enjoying life to the fullest!
Lindsey Bray, PTA
Lindsey is the newest member of our team and is excited to grow in the field of Physical Therapy. She is an Ogden native and attended Ogden High School where she participated in track and field and soccer. She attended college in Texas where she continued her soccer career before transferring to Weber State following an ACL injury. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science. Lindsey worked as an aide at Body Tune before returning to school for her PTA degree. She attended the PTA program at SLCC and received her licensure in January. She is excited to return to Body Tune and join the team and as a treating clinician.
When she’s not in the clinic she enjoys being outside hiking, biking, skiing, and camping. She also continues to play soccer on a semi-professional women’s team. She enjoys pushing herself mentally and physically and learning what her body is capable of. Her love for athletics and academics pushes her to grow and learn within this field and is excited to continue learning as she treats patients.