Our Staff: Chickasha Clinic
The physical therapists at Physical Therapy Central all have advanced physical therapy degrees at either the Master's or Doctorate level. This allows the therapists to provide efficient and effective treatment outcomes for the patients. Each member of the staff completes a minimum of 40 continuing education hours per year to stay at the top of their field.
Board Certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Amy was born and raised in Northwest Oklahoma City, where she attended Putnam City North High School. She now resides in Moore, where she enjoys playing golf, running, cycling, swimming, and playing with her 2 year old son. She also loves to travel and participate in local charity runs, bike races, and triathlons.
Amy graduated in 2003 from Wichita State University with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. She played four years of Division 1 collegiate golf for WSU and was a member of the NCAA student-advisory committee. She went on to earn her Masters of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2007.
Amy has been an active member of the Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association and the American Physical Therapy Association since 2006. She has served one term as a recruiting officer and one term as the Vice Chair for the OPTA's Western District. She now serves as the Second Vice President for the OPTA. Her responsibilities include all Marketing and Public Relations for the Oklahoma Chapter.
Amy's areas of interest include sports rehabilitation, video analysis, nutritional counseling, improving physical activity for children, trigger point dry needling, and manual therapy of the spine. Amy became a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2009. Currently there are 58 Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialists in the State. 14 of them are current PT Central Employees. Amy is a proud member of the PTC family and she enjoys her role as vice chair of the Marketing and Public Relations committee. Amy has been the owner and operator of the Chickasha clinic since its opening in 2009 and is happy to now be a co-owner (along with RaeAnn Thomas, DPT, OCS) of the new Blanchard clinic, which is set to open in December of 2013.
Christy was born and raised in The Woodlands, Texas (a suburb north of Houston), along with an identical twin sister and two older sisters. Growing up, Christy participated in numerous sports including competitive swimming, gymnastics, cheerleading, dance, basketball, softball, and cross country. She attended The Woodlands High School where she lettered four years as a dancer on The Woodlands High School Highstepper dance team.
Christy discovered her interest in physical therapy in seventh grade after a sports injury that required her to participate in rehab. In high school, she pursued learning more about physical therapy by completing an internship at a local hospital with an adjacent outpatient physical therapy clinic.
Christy attended The University of Oklahoma for her undergraduate studies and graduated with distinction in 2008 with a Bachelor's degree in Health Studies. She earned her Masters of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Oklahoma''s Health Sciences Center in 2010 where she was named to the Dean's Honor Roll.
Christy continued to work full time while she completed her doctorate in physical therapy and finished a one and a half year orthopaedic residency program through Evidence in Motion in June of 2013. Through this program, Christy has received advanced education in orthopaedics and will be eligible to become Board Certified in Orthopedics in 2014. Her areas of interest in physical therapy include outpatient orthopaedics, manual therapy, sports injuries and rehabilitation, pediatric physical therapy, and spinal dysfunction.
Christy is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and is on the executive committee of the Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association. She currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Western District of the Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association as an elected officer in promoting leadership, education, and networking for the profession.
Outside of work, Christy volunteers to provide physical therapy services for sporting events for athletes. She volunteers on the medical staff for local marathons in Texas and Oklahoma. She has also volunteered on the medical staff since 2008 for the Endeavor Games held in Edmond, OK, for athletes with physical disabilities. She also had the opportunity to volunteer as part of the medical staff for the World Sitting Volleyball Championship in Edmond, OK in 2010.
Christy recently married the love of her life on July 13th, 2013. She now enjoys living in Norman with her husband. She also frequently visits her parents and twin sister in OKC as well as her older sisters who live in Denver, CO, and The Woodlands, TX. In her free time, Christy loves spending time with her husband, her family, and her friends. She loves running outside for exercise and participating in races including events at the annual OKC Memorial Marathon. Christy enjoys health/fitness, the outdoors, water skiing and wakeboarding, snow skiing/boarding, dancing, cooking/baking, and being involved at her church.
As a therapist at Physical Therapy Central, Christy would like you to know that she is a compassionate professional who is committed to achieving your personal goals. Please feel free to contact Christy with any questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org (405) 224-3100.
Andrew was born and raised in Flower Mound, Texas; a city within the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. He grew up with one younger brother and sister. He attended Flower Mound High School where he was the lead drum major for the school's marching band. Andrew also played the alto saxophone throughout his high school years and carried this passion through two undergraduate years as a member of the University of Oklahoma's Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band.
During his sophomore year in college, Andrew experienced a shoulder injury requiring extensive physical therapy. This event, along with the caring effort of his physical therapist, lead Andrew to change his career path towards the pursuance of a degree in physical therapy.
Andrew graduated with distinction from the University of Oklahoma in 2009 with a Bachelor's degree in Health Studies. Aside from being a part of the marching band, he participated in campus and community activities including OU's Big Event, an annual student volunteer-driven community service project. He also was an active member of the Student Physical Therapy Association and volunteered regularly at his local church. Andrew was among the first class from the University of Oklahoma to graduate with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2011. He is currently an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association.
Andrew's interests include manual therapy, spinal manipulation, orthopedics and sports rehabilitation, and the management of spinal dysfunctions. Due to his passion for manual orthopedic physical therapy, he began EIM's residency program in July of 2012. Completion of this program will allow Andrew to reach his goal of becoming a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist.
He married his high school sweetheart in November 2010 and now resides in Oklahoma City where he and his wife are excited to enjoy the comforts of their first home. Andrew's wife, Maria, pursues a rewarding career as a speech-language pathologist. When not at work, he loves spending time with his wife, reading for pleasure, traveling, exercising, and snow skiing. He is currently weighing the pros and cons of getting a pet dog, as he grew up with the best dog in the world. He loves fitness in general and running outside when Oklahoma weather allows it. Andrew also enjoys providing medical and physical therapy services within in the community by volunteering at sporting events such as the Endeavor Games, a nationally recognized competition between athletes with various physical disabilities.
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