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Pauls Valley

Contact Info

34637 Airline Road
Pauls Valley, OK 73075
Phone: 405-238-7000
Fax: 405-238-7005

Clinic Hours

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

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Pauls Valley Physical Therapy Central Staff

  • Kahn Nirschl

    Kahn NirschlPT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

    Kahn is an Owner of Physical Therapy Central, and practices locally in his hometown of Pauls Valley, OK. He earned his Bachelor of Science from St. Gregory’s University in 1998, and ultimately his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Creighton University in 2001. Kahn has practiced in the areas of outpatient orthopedics in private practice since that time, in addition to teaching responsibilities, and the mentorship of physical therapists both clinically and professionally both within the company and outside of it. He is an advocate of educational programs related to physical therapy and is currently the Director of Residency and Fellowship programs with PTC.

    In 2006, Kahn became Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, a distinction limited to less than 5% of actively practicing Physical Therapists. Being a life-long learner, Kahn began a Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy with Evidence in Motion in January 2011 emphasizing advanced clinical reasoning, manual therapy skills, and teaching. Kahn completed this in December 2013 and received his designation as a Fellow during AAOMPT National Conference in 2014. Kahn is one of only a few Fellows practicing in the state of Oklahoma.

    Kahn is an active member of both the OPTA and APTA, is actively engaged in teaching on both a state and national level to audiences ranging from PT students to experienced PTs. Kahn’s desire is to advance the knowledge and ability of the profession of Physical Therapy within the state of Oklahoma in the areas of orthopedics, manual therapy of the spine and extremities including manipulative techniques and the incorporation of trigger point dry needling with advanced clinical reasoning through teaching and mentoring.


  • Stephanie Erickson

    Stephanie EricksonPT, DPT, OCS

    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 Cummings

    Elisa CummingsPTA

    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 Crow

    Allie CrowPT, DPT

    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!

  • Morgan Tice

    Morgan TicePTA

    Morgan was born and raised in Stratford, Oklahoma and graduated as Vice President and Salutatorian of her class. She was involved in many activities throughout high school, including softball, basketball, cheerleading, National Honor Society, FFA, and FCA.
    Morgan attended Murray State College where she played college softball and was accepted into the President’s Scholars Program. During her time as MSC, she became interested in physical therapy and began working towards her PTA degree. Morgan 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 officially begin her career here.
    Outside of the clinic, Morgan enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the lake, traveling around the world, shopping, and watching OU football. She is very excited to begin her journey with PTC and to continue to grow personally and professionally!
  • Ryan Fraley

    Ryan FraleyPT, DPT

    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.