Andrew BrattonPT, DPT, OCS
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 completed EIM’s orthopedic residency program in December of 2013. Completion of this program allowed Andrew adequate preparation to sit for the Orthopedic Specialty certification examination, and he is now an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS).
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. Soon after moving to his new home, he adopted a Golden Retriever who, at times, is a little on the crazy side..but is still the best dog in the world. 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 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.
Courtney was born and raised in Moore, Oklahoma along with her older sister and younger brother. She attended Christian Heritage Academy in Del City, Oklahoma. Courtney participated in many activities at CHA including volleyball, choir, chapel praise team, roles in the school plays, and powder puff football.
Courtney discovered her interest in physical therapy after an injury to her knee while participating in volleyball in seventh grade that required physical therapy. This injury led Courtney toward the path to pursue a degree in physical therapy.
She has remained active in the Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association and American Physical Therapy Association.
Courtney graduated with honors from Oklahoma City Community College in 2007 with an Associate’s degree in Science. She also volunteered with her classmates and employer at local and Oklahoma Special Olympics. She was also an active member of Southgate Baptist Church in Moore where she spent many hours volunteering in the community. Courtney went on to receive her Associate’s in Physical Therapy Assistant from Oklahoma City Community College in 2010. She has been an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association since 2009.
Courtney’s interests include manual therapy, orthopedic and sports rehabilitation, and aquatic therapy. She is currently in the process of completing her aquatic therapy certification from Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute. She currently works in home health and a local rehab hospital during her time off.
She married her husband Roman in May of 2006 and currently resides in Bridge Creek, Oklahoma. Courtney’s husband, Roman, also received his Associate’s in Physical Therapy Assistant in 2013. Courtney enjoys spending time with her husband, traveling, working on their two acres, reading, working with their bird dogs, cuddling with their miniature schnauzer Bella, and spending majority of her time with family.
Philip GriderPT, DPT
Philip was raised on his family farm in Davis, Oklahoma. He graduated from Davis High School in 2003 as Valedictorian and President of his senior class, and was fully active in basketball, track, baseball, and football for which he was selected to participate in the 2003 Coaches All-State football game as tight-end. Philip’s experiences through athletics and multiple sports-related injuries sparked his interest in sports medicine and orthopedics.
In 2011, Philip graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Central Oklahoma where he worked as a lab assistant studying genetic factors in bacteria. He earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in May of 2015.
Philip has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association since 2012. During this time he has been active to raise awareness through the State Legislature for improved patient access to physical therapy services for Oklahomans.
His special areas of interest include orthopedics, manual therapy, sports rehabilitation, and injury prevention. His future plans include completing a residency program through Evidence in Motion and obtaining his Orthopedic Board Certification from the APTA.
Philip and his wife Rebecca live in Moore and are currently expecting their first child. Philip enjoys exercise, cycling, running with Rebecca, and playing disc golf.
Lauren HopPT, DPT
Lauren is originally from Owasso, Oklahoma and graduated from Owasso High School in 2004 where she played soccer, volleyball, basketball, and track. She attended The University of Oklahoma where she earned her Bachelor of Science and Health Sciences degree in 2008, followed by a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2011.
While attending physical therapy school, Lauren volunteered at the Buddy Walk for Autism, Susan G. Komen Race for The Cure, The Big Event Cleanup in Norman, and wheelchair basketball tournaments held at The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges. She was also part of the support group personnel for the Tulsa Brain Injury Association of Oklahoma and a medical staff member at the OKC Memorial Marathon and the Endeavor Games for athletes with physical disabilities. She also assisted in manual therapy for athletes in the Tulsa Run, Route 66 Run, and for dancers in the OKC and Tulsa Ballet. She was awarded the Scott Sabolich Award for Clinical Excellence in 2011 for her performance in her clinical rotations.
Lauren has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association (OPTA) since 2010. She attended the APTA National Conference in Boston, MA in 2010.
Her special interests include orthopedics, manual therapy, sports injury prevention and rehabilitation, amputee rehabilitation, and brain and neurological rehabilitation. Her future plans include getting Board Certified in one of the specialty areas offered by the APTA.
During her free time, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, reading, drawing/painting, playing sports, coaching CrossFit athletes, volunteering for her community, and doing anything outdoors.
Whitney was born and raised in Moore, OK with an older brother and older sister. She graduated from Moore High School, where she was active in varsity soccer and student council. Whitney graduated the top 5% of her class and was an All-state defender her senior year.
Whitney gained an interest in physical therapy after injuring her knee playing soccer in junior high. She went on to earn her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Murray State College in 2014. She graduated with honors and was voted her PTA class president. Before graduating from MSC, she earned her Bachelor of Science from Southern Nazarene University in 2012, majoring in Kinesiology. While attending SNU, Whitney was a starting defender for the women’s soccer team as well as team captain for her junior and senior years.
Whitney married her high school sweetheart, Matt, in 2011 and they currently reside in South OKC. In her spare time, Whitney enjoys spending time with her husband, playing with her nieces and nephews, playing sports, going camping, and helping with the youth group at her church.
Whitney is an active member of the Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association and American Physical Therapy Association.
Amy LeePT, MPT, OCS
Amy was born and raised in Northwest Oklahoma City, where she attended Putnam City North High School. She now resides in Moore despite living amongst all of the tornadoes. She enjoys traveling, playing golf, running, cycling, swimming, and playing with her super cute son. She also enjoys making ridiculous e-cards and reading books written by comedians. Top Golf is essentially her home away from home.
Amy graduated in 2003 from the great Wichita State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. She speaks virtually no Spanish at this time. She played four years of Division 1 collegiate golf for WSU and was a member of the NCAA student-advisory committee. Her collegiate career in golf has essentially led to her being a Top Golf expert. Please do not share this information. She went on to earn her Masters of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2007 and is now proud to call herself a Shocker and a Sooner!
Amy has been an active member of the Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association and the American Physical Therapy Association since 2006. She has served one two-year term as a recruiting officer, one two-year term as the Vice Chair for the OPTA’s Western District, and one two-year term as the 2nd Vice President of the OPTA. She is considering running for President of the United States but fears that she wouldn’t be able to get enough sleep and therefore has declined the offer.
Amy became a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2009. She opened PTC of Chickasha in 2009 and has gone on to co-own the Blanchard, NW OKC, and North Edmond clinics. In 2015, she became the Marketing Director for the company and is proud to be able to call herself both a PT and an official spokesperson for the company. Amy is a proud advocate for her friends at the Cavett Kids foundation and loves supporting kids that have terminal and/or life-threatening illnesses. Amy loves working for PTC and hopes that one day the company can be featured on the cover of something great, like National Geographic or Sports Illustrated. For now, she is enjoying her role as a mentor owner to 4 different clinics and as the Director of Marketing for this incredibly excellent company. She can be reached any time at email@example.com.