Meet the Staff
Janie Taylor, PT, DPT, OCS, is a partner in Physical Therapy Central as well as Confluent Health. She currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Physical Therapy Central. Janie started her career with Physical Therapy Central in 2006 as a staff physical therapist. She became a managing partner in 2011, opening the Davis location. Prior to transitioning to CEO, Janie took on the role of Regional Director for PTC, as well as Director of Compliance.
In 2003, Janie graduated summa cum laude from Oklahoma State University with an BS in Human Sciences. She then attended the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, graduating with a master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 2006. Janie earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree from A.T. Still University, School of Health Sciences in 2009. Janie continued to develop her practice by earning her board certification in orthopaedics from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2010. Janie was recently honored by Oklahoma State University as a College of Human Sciences Rising Star Alumni.
Janie has been active in the Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association (OPTA) since 2003, serving as membership chairman, Secretary, and 1st Vice President. She as been active with the OPTA legislative committee, advocating for the PT profession on Capitol Hill many times over the past years. Janie received the Emerging Leader Award from the American Physical Therapy Association in 2008. In 2011, Janie was awarded the OPTA Kenneth Ball Award for Significant Service to the association.
Janie enjoys spending time with her husband, Tommy, and 3 children – Kate, Harrison, and Anna. She loves warm weather activities, attending all her children’s sporting events, and rooting on her OSU Cowboys!
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.
Brandon is proud to be born and raised in Altus, OK where he graduated from Altus High School in 1999. He received his Associate’s Degree in Biology from Western Oklahoma State College in 2001. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Science in Zoology-Biomedical Sciences from the University of Oklahoma in 2004. Brandon went on to pursue his Master’s in Physical Therapy from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, graduating in 2007.
Brandon is a devoted member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association (OPTA) since 2004. He is currently a member of the Orthopedic and Sports Sections of ATPA. In 2010, he was named as the State Government Affairs Chairman of the OPTA. As Chairman he assists in monitoring and advocating for Oklahoma laws to insure patient’s access to quality physical therapy care. Brandon annually attends APTA sponsored State Government Affairs and Federal Advocacy Forums where he represents the OTPA advocating to legislators on issues relating to physical therapy.
In 2011, Brandon earned his Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) certification from the American Physical Therapy Association demonstrating advanced skill and education in the area of Orthopedic Physical Therapy. Brandon continues to pursue clinical experience in spinal dysfunction, sports injuries, orthopedic injuries and manual therapy.
Brandon currently lives in Oklahoma City and enjoys traveling and spending time with friends. He is a “Cubbie”, being the biggest Chicago Cubs fan this side of the Mississippi River, and also enjoys outdoor activities including, snowboarding, wakeboarding, cycling, and running.
“Jake Shockley, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT is the Residency Director and Continuing Education chairman for Physical Therapy Central and Redbud Physical Therapy. He is the local owner and clinic director for PTC of Moore.
Jake is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapy. He is an active member of the Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association and the American Physical Therapy Association. Jake instructs physical therapy courses and mentors students, interns, and residents throughout the year.
Jake grew up in OKC and graduated from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center with his Master’s in Physical Therapy. He went on to graduate EIM university for his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Outside the clinic Jake is with his family exploring the great outdoors, mountain biking, and traveling.”
Amy was born and raised in Northwest Oklahoma City, where she attended Putnam City North High School as a proud Panther. She now resides in Moore, OK despite the looming fear of constantly being swept away in a tornado. Her hobbies include but are not limited to running, swimming, traveling with family, playing sports with her son, and taking her Lab named MarLee for long walks around the neighborhood ponds in an effort to show the geese she won’t be intimidated. With that said, her favorite animal is in fact the domestic duck as it has within its capacity the hat trick of self-transportation.
Amy graduated in 2003 from 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 yielded many post-graduate opportunities on the golf course, including the foundation of her “Chicka Girls Golf Club” that teaches females the fundamentals of golf and how the game is beneficial in business and as a life-long sport. She is a self-proclaimed Tiger Woods enthusiast and is convinced without hesitation that he is the greatest golfer of all time. Arguments unwelcomed at this time. 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 interview well and therefore has opted to decline the opportunity at this time.
In 2018, Amy designed and produced the first ever Lower Extremity Sling device (LE Sling, LLC) which uses a simple bungee system to help support the leg after a procedure, reduce painful walking, and assist in the forward propulsion of gait. You can learn more about the LE Sling at www.legsling.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LEGsling/
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 Director of Business Development for the company and is proud to be able to call herself both a physical therapist and an official spokesperson for an AmaZing company. Amy is a proud advocate for her friends at the Cavett Kids foundation and loves supporting children and young adults that have terminal and/or life-threatening illnesses. To learn more go to http://www.cavettkids.org/
Amy loves working for PTC and hopes that one day the company can be featured on the cover of something great, like Time, Forbes, or maybe something truly profound like People Magazine. For now, she is enjoying her roles at both PT Central, LE Sling, and trying to raise a gentleman. She is most hopeful that someday she may break the internet with an embarrassing video of her mother on a water slide. She can be reached any time at [email protected] or by cell (405) 822-9666.
Bridgit Finley, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT is the founding partner for Physical Therapy Central and is a partner in Confluent Health. She currently serves as the Executive Operations Ambassador with the Thrive Team at Confluent Health.
Physical Therapy Central is a rapidly growing private practice that was selected as Practice of the Year in 2010 by ADVANCE Magazine. Dr. Finley is nationally recognized in the area of clinical education and was awarded the Signe Brunnstrom Award for Excellence in clinical teaching by the American Physical Therapy Association. She was awarded the Chapter Founders Award in 2017 by the Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association for outstanding contributions to the physical therapy profession.
She is a board-certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapists. Bridgit was born and raised in Oklahoma City and graduated from Casady High School many years ago. Bridgit received a B.S. in physical therapy from The University of Oklahoma in 1994. In March of 2005, she graduated from the University of Arizona Health Sciences with a doctorate degree in physical therapy. In December of 2009, Bridgit graduated from Evidence in Motions Executive Program in Private Practice Management and in 2013 she obtained her fellowship status. In 2012 she received the Alumni Achievement Award from Casady High School. She currently lives in Oklahoma City with her wife and a very playful French bulldog named Gerty. She travels all over the world in search of the best cup of coffee and has a plan of someday of growing her own food from her garden.