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  • RaeAnn S. Thomas

    RaeAnn S. ThomasPT, DPT, OCS

    RaeAnn is a Newcastle native and graduated from Newcastle High School in 1996. She earned her Masters of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2002. She was selected to be a Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society member, indicating she graduated in the top 10% of her class.

    In 2005, RaeAnn opened Physical Therapy Central of Newcastle while pursuing her doctorate degree. In March of 2007, she graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. Her final Doctorate work was onEvaluation and Treatment of Acetabular Labral Pathology of the Hip.

    RaeAnn has been an active Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association and American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) member since 1999. In 2007, she became an APTA Certified Clinical Instructor and in 2006 was awarded Clinical Instructor of the Year from the University of Oklahoma physical therapy school.

    Her special areas of interest include orthopedics, advanced sports rehabilitation, spinal dysfunction, and manual therapy. She has extensive training in muscle energy techniques and joint mobilization of the spine. RaeAnn’s post-graduate course work has been primarily orthopedic based to include ACL rehab and injury prevention as well as evaluation and treatment of shoulder pathology.

    RaeAnn enjoys cycling, traveling, and playing golf. However, she mostly enjoys spending time with her new son Lucas.

  • Courtney Carothers

    Courtney CarothersPTA

    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.

  • Joshua Williams

    Joshua WilliamsPT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS

    Josh earned his Master’s of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 2002 and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions in 2012. At OU, Josh was a member of the Alpha Eta Honors Society, which represents the top 10% of Allied Health Students in the country. He was the American Physical Therapy Association’s Sports Section National Student of the Year in 2002. Prior to attending physical therapy school, Josh graduated from Newcastle High School in 1996 and attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University from 1996-1999.

    Josh continued his education through a Sports Physical Therapy Residency program from 2011-2013. Through this residency, Josh received extensive training and further specialization in the specialty area of sports physical therapy and worked with some of the leading sports physical therapists in the country. In 2013 Josh also became a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in both Orthopedic and Sports physical therapy, a distinction that less than 5% of all physical therapists have achieved. Along the way, Josh achieved his Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist certification as well as becoming a Credentialed Clinical Instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association. In 2012 he was awarded the Outstanding Clinical Instructor Award from the University of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association.

    Josh’s areas of interest include rehabilitation and prevention of sports injuries, sports conditioning, post-operative rehabilitation and clinical education of physical therapy students. He has attended a multitude of continuing education courses including specialization in spinal manipulation, post-operative care, prevention of sports injuries, and athletic strength and conditioning. He has previously served the Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association as Student Liaison from 2003-2005 and taught continuing education courses at several state meetings. He continues to contribute to the University of Oklahoma’s physical therapy program through participating as guest lecturer.

    He is a life-long resident of the Tri-City area and a proud member of the Physical Therapy Central team. Josh and his wife, Misty, currently reside in Tuttle with their daughter, Dacia, and son, Rylan. He enjoys playing golf, attending OU basketball games, and spending time with his family.

  • Emily Littlejohn

    Emily LittlejohnPT, DPT, ATC, OCS

    Emily graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Oklahoma in May 2012. While in Physical Therapy school, Emily was a member of the Student Physical Therapy Association and served as Vice-President of the SPTA. She was also awarded the Elam-Plowman Scholarship for Excellence in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy two years in a row. Emily was the Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association Student of the Year in 2012.

    Emily is active in several professional organizations: Oklahoma Athletic Trainers’ Association, Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association, National Athletic Trainers’ Association, and American Physical Therapy Association.

    Her special interests include prevention and rehabilitation of sports injuries, orthopedics, sports conditioning, and manual therapy. In 2015, Emily became a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association.

    Emily enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending OSU sporting events, traveling, reading, and spending time outdoors, fishing and camping.

  • Michael Koprivnik

    Michael KoprivnikPT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

    Michael grew up in Owasso, OK where he graduated from high school in 2007. He attended the University of Oklahoma where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Exercise Science in 2011, and his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2014.

    While attending physical therapy school, Michael was awarded the Elam-Plowman Scholarship, which recognizes excellence in musculoskeletal physical therapy. He also became a member of the Alpha Eta Honor Society, representing the top 10% of Allied Health students in the nation.

    In 2016, Michael became a Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist (OCS) through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, with prior completion of an advanced manual therapy program with Evidence in Motion. He is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, and has been an active member of both the APTA and OPTA professional organizations since 2011.

    Michael currently lives in Oklahoma City with his wife and daughter.  Amongst his many recreational interests, Michael particularly enjoys exercise, golf, and numerous other outdoor activities to include camping, disc golf, and climbing.

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  • Allison McKenzie

    Allison McKenziePT, DPT

    Allison received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2014 from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. During her study, she received the Elam Plowman Scholarship for Excellence in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy and the OUHSC Student Association Scholarship for her involvement in the campus community. During this time, Allison was active in the Student Physical Therapy Association as the Community Service Chair and Vice-President.

    As an undergraduate, Allison attended Oklahoma State University and played ultimate Frisbee on the OSU women’s team for three years. She graduated from OSU with a Bachelor’s degree in Physiology in 2010.

    Allison was raised in Edmond, Oklahoma. She showed horses all across the country with her siblings and has coached youth at the national level in many equine events. She developed an interest in physical therapy in college while being treated for a horseback riding injury.

    Allison areas of interest include orthopedics, pediatrics, sports rehabilitation, yoga therapy, and injury prevention. She also enjoys helping others form healthy lifestyles and develop fitness through fun activities. Allison plans on completing a residency program through Evidence in Motion and obtaining her Orthopedic Board Certification from the APTA.