Meet the Staff
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.
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 Vice-President for Clinical Operations with the Thrive Team at Confluent Health. She served as CEO for Physical Therapy Central and Redbud Physical Therapy from 2009-2019.
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.
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!
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.
Jamie was born and raised in Elkhart, Kansas where she attended high school and was a multiple time All-State athlete in volleyball and basketball. She went on to play division I college basketball at the University of Oklahoma where she helped the 2002 team advance to the national championship game. Jamie graduated from OU with distinction in 2003 with her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. She went on to earn her Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in 2007, where she graduated with outstanding distinction.
Jamie has been actively involved in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association (OPTA) since 2004 and is currently a member of the women’s health, orthopedic and private practice sections of the APTA. Jamie is an APTA credentialed clinical instructor and loves working with students. Jamie joined Physical Therapy Central in 2008, and in 2009 she became co-owner of the Midtown Physical Therapy Central clinic.
Jamie’s areas of interest include post-op orthopedics rehabilitation, prevention and rehabilitation of running and sports injuries, spinal dysfunction, women’s health, and manual therapy. Jamie has completed several orthopedic and manual therapy based continuing education courses and is certified in trigger point dry needling. She has also completed APTA’s Level One Pre-and Postpartum Physical Therapy coursework. In 2010, Jamie became Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy.
Outside the clinic, Jamie enjoys spending time with her husband Patrick, twin boys, Cole and Carter, and daughter Claire. Jamie enjoys OU athletics, running, being outside, and overall health and fitness.
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.”