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Contact Info

440 Merchant Drive
Norman, OK 73069
Phone: 405-579-1600
Fax: 405-579-1601

Clinic Hours

  • Monday - Friday 7:30am – 7pm
  • Clinic times may vary based on location and provider availability.

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Norman Physical Therapy Central Staff

  • Casey Kirkes

    Casey KirkesPT, DPT, OCS

    Casey was born and raised in the mountains of Southeastern Oklahoma. He attended the small high school of Buffalo Valley where he enjoyed success in baseball, basketball and competitive speech and debate among other activities.

    Casey was born and raised in the mountains of Southeastern Oklahoma. He attended the small high school of Buffalo Valley where he enjoyed success in baseball, basketball and competitive speech and debate among other activities.

    Casey attended two years of junior college while playing baseball. He then transferred to the University of Oklahoma where he completed a Bachelor of Science in Health and Sports Science in 2005. He earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Langston University in 2009 where he received the Clinical Education Excellence Award. The award is presented to the student with the highest rating in the clinical education.

    Casey brings this clinical excellence to Physical Therapy Central where he enjoys orthopedics, sports physical therapy, spinal dysfunction, manual therapy and sports conditioning.

    To further excel his knowledge in physical therapy, Casey completed the Orthopedic Manual Therapy Residency with Evidence in motion in 2012 and became a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) through the APTA. He is currently pursuing a certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He has been an active member of the APTA/OPTA and an orthopedic and sports section member since 2006. Casey has been a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer since 2005.

    When not at work, Casey enjoys spending time with his wife, Heather, sons Briar and Bodee, and his little girl, Kinley. He also enjoys cheering on the Sooners, cycling, snowboarding, water sports, working with his horses, hunting and fishing.If it has to do with the outdoors, he’s game!

  • Trent Wauters

    Trent WautersPTA

    Trent Wauters was born in Oklahoma City, but grew up on a small lake in Arcadia, OK. He went to Oklahoma Christian School (OCS) from pre-K to 8th grade, and graduated from Bishop McGuinness High School in 2004. He attended the University of Oklahoma, where he graduated in 2011 with his BS in multidisciplinary studies.

    Trent graduated from OCCC in 2014 from the Physical Therapy Assistant Program, and received the Clinical Excellence Award for his performance during clinical rotations. He enjoys spending time with his family, outdoor activities, golfing, mountain biking, and staying physically active. Trent and his wife, Daryn, recently had a baby boy, Copelin Louis Wauters, on July 20th, 2014. He is active in the OPTA/APTA, and has a special interest in musculoskeletal conditions that affect the extremities.

  • Philip Grider

    Philip GriderPT, DPT

    Philip was raised on his family farm in Davis, Oklahoma. He graduated from Davis High School in 2003 as Valedictorian and President of his senior class, and was fully active in basketball, track, baseball, and football for which he was selected to participate in the 2003 Coaches All-State football game at tight-end. Philip’s experiences through athletics and sports-related injuries sparked his interest in sports medicine and orthopedics.

    In 2011, Philip graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Central Oklahoma where he worked as a lab assistant studying genetic factors in bacteria. He earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in May of 2015.  He continued his studies and recently completed his Orthopedic Manual Therapy Certification through Evidence in Motion (EIM) to further develop his clinical skills to further help patients meet their goals.  He is also working to obtain his Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Board Certification from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

    Philip’s special areas of interest include orthopedics, manual therapy, sports rehabilitation, and injury prevention.  Philip has been a member in the APTA and the Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association since 2012.  During this time, he has been active to raise awareness for improving patient access to physical therapy services for Oklahomans.

    Philip and his wife Rebecca live in Moore with their daughter Marie. They love spending all their available free time with Marie as she continues to grow and develop. Philip also enjoys exercise, cycling, running, and disc golf when he is able.

     

  • Emily Love

    Emily LovePT, DPT

    Emily grew up in Coppell, Texas with her parents, older sister, and twin brother. She attended Coppell High School and was involved with ballet and modern dance from the age of four. She attended several ballet and modern dance summer workshops all over the country during her middle and high school years. After high school, she attended Marymount Manhattan College from 2009-2010 and studied ballet performance. Because of her interest in exercise science she transferred to Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas to complete her Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2013. Emily received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Texas Woman’s University in Dallas, Texas in 2016.

    During physical therapy school, Emily completed clinical rotations in the pediatric and outpatient orthopedic settings. She is currently an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Her interests include orthopedics, manual therapy, pediatrics, and rehabilitation for dancers. She will be pursuing a Certification in Manual Therapy through Evidence in Motion to become Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist.

    Emily resides in Norman, Oklahoma with her husband Tye. Tye is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Oklahoma City University. They enjoy traveling to new places, attending ballet and theater performances, and cheering on the Dallas Mavericks!

  • Kristina Baker

    Kristina BakerPT, DPT

    Kristina is originally from Holland, NY. She graduated from Holland High School in 2009 where she was co-secretary for her class, yearbook editor, and played soccer. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree with a minor in Natural Science in 2013 and Doctorate of Physical therapy in 2015 from Daemen College in Amherst, NY.

    Kristina had the opportunity to work in multiple settings and in multiple states since beginning her career as a Physical therapist. She has been able to gain a diverse knowledge base working in outpatient, skilled nursing facilities, and inpatient rehabilitation hospitals to help best serve her patient’s needs. Her interests include vestibular rehabilitation, manual therapy including dry-needling and cupping, and orthopedics.

    She has lived in Holland, NY, Baltimore, MD, Panama City, FL, and now moved to Norman, OK with her husband, Josh, and two dogs, Quincy and Kahlua. Her husband’s career in the US Air Force has allowed them to move around and explore the country. They recently bought a home in Norman and are excited to begin this new chapter. In their spare time, they enjoy kayaking, biking, four-wheeling, walking the dogs, yoga, and reading, on rainy days. She is excited to be part of the PTC family!