Norman – West
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Norman, OK 73072
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Norman – West Physical Therapy Central Staff
Elizabeth EvansPT, DPT, OCS
Email: [email protected]
Elizabeth grew up in Yukon, Oklahoma with her parents and younger sister. She was involved in gymnastics and cheerleading when she was younger. She attended Yukon High School and was a cheerleader for the Millers. After high school, she attended the University of Oklahoma and went on to cheer for the OU Sooners from 2002-2004. Elizabeth also worked as a physical therapy technician during college and this was when she felt a calling to go into Physical Therapy as a profession. After completing her Bachelors of Science degree in Health Studies, she was accepted into the OU physical therapy program. Elizabeth received her Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 2008.
While in PT school, Elizabeth was awarded the Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association W.K. West Scholarship in 2007 and also received the Elam-Plowman Physical Therapy Scholarship in both 2007 and 2008. The scholarships were based on academic excellence and GPA. Elizabeth had several clinical affiliations in outpatient orthopedic settings which emphasized exercise progression as well as manual and manipulative therapy. She worked with orthopedic surgeons for the first two years after graduating and has extensive experience in the area of sports medicine and post-surgical rehabilitation.
In 2012, Elizabeth completed an orthopaedic physical therapy residency through Evidence in Motion. Elizabeth is one of the first physical therapists in Oklahoma to complete a post graduate residency program. She also obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy through the same program. Graduating from the residency program qualified her to sit for an examination to become a Board Certified, Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). Elizabeth passed this test and obtained her OCS certification in June 2013.
In July 2016, Elizabeth received her Pelvic Health Certification through Evidence in Motion. This program was 12 months long and included online work along with 32 hours of classroom work. Elizabeth’s certification enables her to treat both women and men with pelvic pain, urinary and fecal incontinence, SI joint/hip dysfunction, chronic low back pain related to pelvic dysfunction, pregnancy/post-partum pain and pain with intercourse.
Elizabeth is currently an active member of both the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association (OPTA).
Elizabeth resides in Norman, OK with her husband, Jarod. She and Jarod have two daughters, Lucy and Reese. Jarod owns and operates a local recording studio and is very involved in the music scene in Norman. Elizabeth and Jarod enjoy traveling, doing anything outside and cheering on the OU Sooners and the OKC Thunder.
Amanda RookPT, DPT
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Amanda was born and raised in Norman, OK alongside her two sisters. She graduated from Norman North High school in 2004, having attended Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire and The Mountain School in Vermont in years prior. Amanda earned a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Barnard College of Columbia University in New York City in 2008; a Master’s degree in Composition, Rhetoric, and Literacy from the University of Oklahoma in 2013; and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in 2017. After college, she studied massage therapy at the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, New York and owned her own massage therapy practice in Norman for nearly a decade.
Amanda graduated physical therapy school with outstanding distinction. In 2016, she was inducted into the Alpha Eta Society, the National Scholastic Honor Society for the allied health professions. She also received the Jill Pitman Jones Scholarship for Academic Excellence from the University of Oklahoma College of Allied Health in 2017. Amanda specializes in women’s health and pelvic floor physical therapy.
Amanda now lives in Oklahoma City with her husband, Josh, her cat, Lady Chompers, and her dog, Zoe. She is an avid reader and loves to write, garden, exercise, and spend time with family. She is excited to join the Physical Therapy Central family!
Taylor LedfordPT, DPT
Taylor was born and raised in Oklahoma City, OK. While growing up, she was a dancer for 14 years and a gymnast for 5 years, and graduated from Westmoore High School. Taylor attended the University of Oklahoma where she was a member of the marching band, the Pride of Oklahoma, and a member of the sorority Alpha Gamma Delta. She spent a summer studying Spanish at the University of Alcala in Spain. She graduated from OU with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. Taylor went on to graduate from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. During her time at OUHSC, Taylor enjoyed being a medical volunteer at the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon.
Taylor currently lives in southwest Oklahoma City. She enjoys spending time with her fiance, Weston, her friends and family, and her dog, Daisy. She also enjoys baking, watching Netflix, and going to OU football games. She is excited to begin her career with Physical Therapy Central!