This is what every physical therapy experience is supposed to be. Hands-on. Intelligent. Caring.
PT Central has the greatest therapists! The staff is kind, welcoming, and thoughtful. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.
If you’re looking for someone caring to help get you back to normal… you must come to PT Central.
I will always come to PT Central. If I could, I would rate it more than 5 Stars. These people deserve a higher rating.
This is the best experience I’ve ever had. They’re extremely knowledgeable and truly care about helping people.
Meet the Staff
Chelle attended Shawnee High School where she was active in cheerleading, competitive dance, and she received an academic letter jacket. After high school Chelle followed in her father and sister’s footsteps to Stillwater to be a Cowboy. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Oklahoma State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Sciences with an emphasis in Nutritional Sciences in 2011. She was an active member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority among many other campus organizations. She then received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Oklahoma in 2014.
Chelle is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). She is passionate about making a difference in her patients’ lives and has committed herself to being a lifelong learner. She will be pursuing a Certification in Manual Therapy through Evidence in Motion and a board certification in orthopedic physical therapy.
Chelle resides in Oklahoma City where along with the help of her husband Eric, and their golden doodle, Bear. They recently bought and remodeled their first home. They enjoyed it so much they hope to make remodeling homes a new hobby. Eric works for a commercial construction company as a project manager in Oklahoma City. Chelle and Eric enjoy spending time with family and friends, cooking, walking Bear, baby sitting their nephews, and rooting on the Cowboys! Also when the weather allows, they enjoy riding their bikes around Hefner Lake.
John was born and raised in California. Having family ties in Oklahoma, he attended the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, earning his Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Therapy in 1982. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy and completed the fellowship program in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy at EIM Health Institute in 2011, and is a recognized Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapist (AAOMPT). John has also received his Board Certification as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist in 2005. He has also completed two year-long programs in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy.
John is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Level I Track & Field Coach through the USATFA. He is a member of the APTA, OPTA, AAOMPT, the APTA’s Orthopaedic Section and the Foot and Ankle Special Interest Group.
John’s professional interests are teaching and mentoring fellow physical therapists particularly in the clinical setting, and integrating evidence based practice with clinical decision making. He has taught a number of continuing education courses/workshops over the years at the local, state and national level.
John’s primary interest is the evaluation and treatment strategies for shoulder and hip conditions and orthopaedic differential diagnosis.
In his spare time, John enjoys experimenting with different ways to perform rehabilitation exercises and participating in ultra-endurance activities. Over the years he has completed a number of marathons and ultra-marathons; both he and his wife Patricia enjoy hiking, especially at high altitudes. John currently resides in Oklahoma City.
Joel is originally from Boulder, CO. He moved to Ponca City, OK graduated from Ponca City High School. Joel went on to attend Southern Nazarene University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-Physical Therapy. At SNU, he was named the Pre-PT Student of the Year and General Physics Student of the Year. Joel received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Joel completed clinical internships at Mercy I-35 Outpatient, Physical Therapy Central of Midtown OKC, the University of Oklahoma Athletic Department, and St. Anthony’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital in Oklahoma City. He had the opportunity to learn from highly-skilled, experienced physical therapists during these internships, bolstering his background in outpatient orthopedic and sports settings with a diverse patient population. Joel has been an active member of both the APTA and OPTA since 2015. He is also a member of the Sports Therapy Section.
Joel’s professional interests include orthopedic physical therapy, sports rehabilitation, performance, injury prevention, and manual therapy. He plans to complete certifications in manual therapy and Trigger-Point Dry Needling, and eventually become board-certified in either orthopedics or sports.
Joel enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, family, and friends. He also enjoys all things sports, the great outdoors, biking, and lawn games. He is an avid Packer, Thunder, and Wisconsin Badger fan. Joel is excited to be a part of the PTC team!