Meet the Staff
Lance was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, graduating from East Central High School. Growing up, Lance played soccer for numerous local and state teams, earning multiple college offers but elected to focus on academics and attend the University of Oklahoma. Lance graduated from OU with special distinction in 2015 with his Bachelors of Science in Health and Exercise Science.
Lance continued his education at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, graduating with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. During physical therapy school, Lance’s clinical rotations included outpatient orthopedics, sports rehabilitation, and cardiac rehabilitation. In his final year of physical therapy school, Lance was awarded the Jill Pittman Jones Scholarship for Academic Excellence. His professional interests include pain science education, spinal manipulation, dry needling, and manual therapy.
Outside of the clinic, Lance’s interests are spending time with his girlfriend, Daisy, volunteering in the community, reading, traveling, hiking, fishing, cycling, and playing soccer.
Kerri was born in Wichita Falls, Texas but grew up in South Oklahoma City. She attended Mount St Mary HS in OKC and graduated with honors. Born to love America’s Brightest Orange, she attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater OK. She was an Athletic Training student working with football, women’s basketball and softball and was an active member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Health and Wellness with a minor in Athletic Training. Kerri continued her graduate education at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas and earned her Masters of Physical Therapy degree.
Kerri is a member of both the APTA and NATA, and will be pursuing her Sports Physical Therapy Certification through Evidence In Motion. She also plans to become certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Kerri has experience treating a range of conditions including injuries to the shoulder, knee, and ankle, and takes special interest in sports and post-operative rehabilitation. During her time as a PT and Athletic Trainer, Kerri has treated athletes of all ages, focusing on injury care, prevention, return to sport, and enhancing functional movement.
Along with her husband, Mike, and their three kids, Jakob, Jackson, and Kaitlyn, Kerri calls Edmond home. Kerri and Mike met while attending Oklahoma State University and have been married for 25 years, living in 9 states over that time. Her husband recently retired as a Colonel after 26 years on active duty in the United States Air Force.
When Kerri’s not in the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her husband, when he’s not flying as a pilot for Delta, playing with their two German Shepherds, and watching her children participate in activities. She particularly enjoys getting to watch her daughter Kaitlyn on the sidelines for the Oklahoma State Cowboys! Go Pokes!
Paul has family ties to Enid, which he calls home, but grew up living in several places both in the United States and abroad. He graduated from the American School of Antananarivo and moved to Arkadelphia, Arkansas, to attend Ouachita Baptist University. While at OBU, Paul was a member of the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society, receiving the Outstanding Senior in the History Department award, and also was named to Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
It was also during this time that Paul found his calling to physical therapy, being a physical therapy patient himself following an injury. Paul earned his Bachelor’s degree in History with a minor in Kinesiology. He then graduated with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
During his graduate studies, Paul volunteered as a member of OU’s interprofessional team to provide pro-bono care at an outpatient evening clinic in Oklahoma City. He also completed clinical internships in both rural and metropolitan Oklahoma, where he was able to gain experience in outpatient, acute care, home-health, and skilled nursing settings. In his final year of physical therapy school, Paul was awarded the Jill Pittman Jones Scholarship for Academic Excellence.
Paul’s professional interests include orthopaedics, pain science education, and geriatric physical therapy. He also plans to complete a certification in Trigger Point Dry Needling. Paul has been an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association (OPTA) since 2015 and attended the National APTA Conference in New Orleans, LA in 2018.
Outside the clinic, Paul enjoys mountain biking, fishing, exploring new places, reading, working out, discovering new music, and spending time with friends and family. Paul is excited to be a part of the PTC team!
Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Yen graduated from Putnam City High School with honors distinction. While at Putnam, she was a member of the step team and student government. After graduating Yen attended the University of Oklahoma (OU) and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Science. Her interest in healthcare and helping others motivated her to earn her Doctor of Physical degree from the University of Mary in Leavenworth, KS.
During her studies at Mary, Yen completed clinical rotations in Colorado, Illinois, Texas, and at PT Central’s OKC Midtown clinic, further developing her skills in pediatrics, geriatrics, and sports physical therapy. In addition to treating various injuries and conditions, Yen has a special interest in helping individuals with injury prevention and chronic pain.
When she’s not in the clinic, Yen enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, and camping, practicing yoga, and traveling. She hopes to one day visit all 50 states.
Heather was born and raised in Noble, Oklahoma and graduated as Valedictorian of her class. She was involved in many activities throughout high school, including track, cross country, and FFA. She went on to run at the collegiate level at Saint Gregory’s University while pursuing her college degree.
Heather attended Oklahoma City Community College’s PTA program. She was her class president and graduated with civic honors. She had the opportunity to complete a clinical rotation at PT Central and fell in love with the group. She is grateful to be a part of the team and excited to officially begin her career here.
Outside of the clinic, Heather enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing with her dogs, and exploring the outdoors! She is very excited to begin her journey with PTC and to continue to grow personally and professionally!
Jen grew up in South Oklahoma City graduating from Westmoore High School in 1999. She did dance and pom most of her life so while at OU taking her basics for PT school, she was on the pom squad for 2 of the 3 years. She got her Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Oklahoma in 2005. While in school she did rotations in Los Angeles working under baseball guru Dr. Frank Jobe and in Colorado Springs at the Air Force Academy. After being in practice for a year, she sought further education completing a 2.5 year manual therapy residency through The Manual Therapy Institute in Phoenix, AZ and then a fellowship. Jen later got her DPT from Rosalind Franklin out of the University of Chicago.
Jen and her husband Chris have 2 boys, Costner and Jacks, and 4 dogs. They enjoy spending time at Lake Eufaula, working out and watching their boys play basketball and baseball.
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Bruce was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama where he was active in sports, particularly baseball and football, from an early age. After completion of high school, he began his collegiate baseball career at Auburn University at Montgomery. He then transferred to Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia to finish his final season. Prior to graduating with a degree in Exercise Science, he signed a professional baseball contract with an organization outside of Chicago, Illinois.
After stepping away from the game, Bruce pursued his desire to help others with a Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed multiple rotations all over the country, where he learned to work with different people in a variety of settings. In his final year, he was awarded the Results Orthopedic Clinical Excellence Award for outpatient orthopedics as well as the Belmont University Academic Excellence Award. After graduating in August 2018, Bruce moved to Maryland and married his wife, Kaitlin, who was a professional ballerina for the Ballet Theatre of Maryland.
His areas of interest include manual therapy, geriatrics, sports injury rehabilitation and dance medicine. He received his certification in Level One Dry Needling from The Institute of Advanced Musculoskeletal Treatment in 2017. Since beginning his career, he has achieved further certifications in Advanced Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization. Additionally, he presented on FAI/Labral Pathology as part of an OP Ortho Journal Club. He plans to become Board Certified in Outpatient Orthopedic Physical Therapy and looks forward to learning more about leadership pathways within Physical Therapy Central.
Bruce recently moved to Oklahoma City with is wife, Kaitlin, and their golden retriever, Clyde. Outside of the clinic and the ballet, they enjoy training Clyde with the hopes of completing his Therapy Dog Training and Certification. They are looking forward to experiencing and learning more about the history and culture of Oklahoma and are always open to restaurant recommendations. Bruce is thrilled to serve Oklahoma City and the surrounding communities as a multi-site therapist. He sees his work as a way to positively impact his patient’s quality of life, while building lasting relationships through compassionate care.