This is what every physical therapy experience is supposed to be. Hands-on. Intelligent. Caring.
PT Central has the greatest therapists! The staff is kind, welcoming, and thoughtful. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.
If you’re looking for someone caring to help get you back to normal… you must come to PT Central.
I will always come to PT Central. If I could, I would rate it more than 5 Stars. These people deserve a higher rating.
This is the best experience I’ve ever had. They’re extremely knowledgeable and truly care about helping people.
Pauls Valley, OK 73075
Meet the Staff
Stephanie was born in Eureka, CA and was raised in the military along with her younger brother and sister. Her family’s travels took her around the country and to North Carolina where she graduated high school. She earned her Bachelor’s in Exercise and Sport Science in 2011 from the University of North Carolina. She continued her education at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska earning her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2014 where she received the Creighton University Book award for academic achievements and exemplary acknowledgements for clinical practice. Her clinical rotations included various settings in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and Wyoming but it was her rotation at Physical Therapy Central where she discovered her love for orthopedics.
In 2015 she completed Evidence in Motion’s Manual Therapy Certification program and has completed the requirements to be recognized as an Orthopedic Specialist through the APTA. Her interests include manual therapy, prosthetics and spinal dysfunction. She has been a member of the APTA since 2011 and is a member of the orthopedic section. She is currently the clinic manager of the Pauls Valley clinic.
Stephanie lives in Norman, where she enjoys playing and coaching volleyball whenever she can. She is an avid Tar Heel basketball fan and loves to spend time with her sister who lives in Edmond.
Elisa was raised in Pauls Valley and graduated as salutatorian of her class from Wynnewood High School in 2010. During her time at Wynnewood High School, she participated in many activities such as softball, cheerleading, basketball, yearbook, band, and was also a member of the National Honor Society.
Elisa attended Murray State College where she graduated from the Physical Therapist Assistant Program in 2015. After falling in love with the fun atmosphere as a technician with Physical Therapy Central, she decided to come back and join the PTC team in Pauls Valley to begin her career as a PTA.
Outside of PT, Elisa resides in Pauls Valley and loves to spend time with her family and friends and also likes to read and go shopping. She is an active OPTA and APTA member and is very excited to grow as a professional and continue this journey with Physical Therapy Central.
Allie was born and raised in the small town of Dexter, Kansas. She participated in a wide variety of activities during her time there, including basketball, volleyball, softball, and 4H. She then attended Kansas State, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2012. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Wichita State University in 2017.
In her time at WSU, Allie had the opportunity to do clinical rotations in a variety of setting in Kansas, Missouri, and Texas. She is very excited to be treating in the orthopaedic setting in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma.
Outside of physical therapy, Allie enjoys spending time with her friends and family, kayaking, reading, playing with her cocker spaniel Dottie, and attending as many KSU football games as she can. She is thrilled to be a member of the PTC family!
Ryan is originally from Sioux City, Iowa and graduated from North High School where he participated in baseball, basketball, football, and track. He was ranked by ESPN as one of the nations Top-100 tight ends while playing football; he chose to play baseball at Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa. There he earned his Bachelor of Science in Natural Science with a minor in Advanced Sciences.
With a history in athletics and sports-related injuries, Ryan chose to return to his hometown to expand his knowledge of the human anatomy at Briar Cliff University. He earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Briar Cliff, dedicating his time to the community’s pro-bono clinic while also participating in research to improve the care and safety of youth athletes in Nebraska, South Dakota, and Iowa.
Ryan has been active with the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) by both attending and presenting at state and national conferences. In his first few years in the profession, he has goals of becoming dry needling certified, pursing a board certification as a sports specialist, and learning the most he can from his peers.
Outside of work, Ryan enjoys listening to music, spending time with his friends, playing all sports and tacos. He is looking forward to seeing all that Oklahoma has to offer and attending his first OU football game.
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.