Meet the Staff
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.
Janie graduated with her Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in 2006. She graduated with outstanding distinction and received the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence as a PT student. During graduate school, Janie was also a member of Alpha Eta Honor Society. Prior to earning her Masters in Physical Therapy, Janie graduated summa cum laude from Oklahoma State University with an Honors Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Science. Recently, Janie was honored as a 2010 OSU College of Human Sciences Rising Star Alumni.
Janie graduated in August 2009 with her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from A.T. Still University, in the Arizona School of Health Sciences. Janie’s doctoral studies included differential diagnosis, gender-specific conditions such as osteoporosis, patellofemoral pain, and pain during pregnancy, and the study of neurological rehabilitation for patients following a stroke or brain injury. In 2010, Janie earned her American of Physical Therapy Specialties Board certification as an orthopedic specialist (OCS).
Janie is active in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association (OPTA), starting with her service as OPTA student legislative liaison in graduate school. She currently serves on the OPTA Board of Directors as Membership Chairman. Janie has represented Oklahoma physical therapists in the APTA House of Delegates as well as advocated for patients and therapists on Capitol Hill through APTA legislative affairs. In 2008, Janie was awarded a national “Emerging Leader” award from APTA for her service. In 2011, Janie was awarded the Kenneth Ball Award for Significant Service to the Association.
Janie is co-owner of Physical Therapy Central of Davis. She resides in Pauls Valley, with her husband, Tommy Taylor, and children, Kate and Harrison.
Kahn Nirschl, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, is a Founding Partner and Regional Director for Physical Therapy Central and a Partner of Confluent Health. He also acts as the Director of Recruitment for both Physical Therapy Central and Redbud Physical Therapy and manages Multi-Site Therapy.
Kahn is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapists. Additionally, he is an active member of the Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association and the American Physical Therapy Association, where he teaches at the state and national levels to audiences from PT students to experienced physical therapists. Kahn’s passion is to advance the knowledge and practice of Physical Therapy within Oklahoma in the areas of orthopaedics, manual therapy, and the incorporation of trigger point dry needling with advanced clinical reasoning.
Raised in Paul’s Valley, Oklahoma, Kahn received his Bachelor’s Degree from St. Gregory’s University, going on to graduate with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Creighton University. When he’s not in the clinic, he enjoys traveling with his family, usually trying to find their way to their next great adventure.