St. Anthony North
Contact Info6201 North Santa Fe
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
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St. Anthony North Physical Therapy Central Staff
Ben BuchananPT, DPT
Email: [email protected]
Ben was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He attended Shawnee High School where he was a basketball player and All-State soccer player. He went on to graduate from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2012 with a major in Pre-Allied Health and a minor in Cross Cultural Ministry. He earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Arcadia University in January of 2015.
During physical therapy school, Ben completed clinical rotations in Pennsylvania with Neurologic, Orthopedic, and Vestibular clinics. He has been an active member of the APTA since 2012 and is a member of the Orthopedic section. He completed an Orthopedic Residency in 2016 to advance his manual therapy and clinical skills. He plans on becoming board certified in orthopedic physical therapy next year.
In May 2017, Ben returned home to OKC after living overseas in Armenia for 9 months. While there he helped to provide pro-bono physical therapy, trained local physical therapists and studied the Armenian language.
Ben enjoys spending his free time at the lake and in the mountains, being with friends, running with his dog, playing sports, and traveling internationally.
Jennifer RuseOT, CLT
Jennifer is PT Central’s first Occupational Therapist. Since graduating from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 1997, she has worked in multiple areas of adult treatment. She has 9 years experience treating hand therapy patients in hospital based clinics. Drawing from her experience in other arenas has allowed her to excel in treating the neurological hand. In addition, she has extensive experience in operative and non-operative orthopaedic conditions of the upper extremity.
She has special interest in treatment of autoimmune conditions and their effects on the upper extremity. She is also a Certified Lymphedema Therapist, treating both upper and lower extremities for true lymphedema, as well as persistent post-operative edema.
Michelle ChurchmanPT, DPTMichelle was born and raised in Wharton, New Jersey. She graduated from DeSales University in Pennsylvania with her B.S. in Sport and Exercise Science. While attending DeSales, Michelle was a member of both the Women’s Soccer and Track and Field teams, serving as captain for all 3 teams her senior year.She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from University of Delaware and then moved to Oklahoma shortly thereafter. She is engaged to her fiancé, Brendan, with a wedding date of May 27th, 2018.In her spare time Michelle enjoys listening to music, running, hiking, playing with her new puppy, Maverick, and exploring the Oklahoma City area. She is excited to be training for the Oklahoma City Marathon on April 29th, her first one!
A native of Oklahoma City, OK, Mary graduated from Putnam City North High School, where she was active in cheerleading and leadership roles. She then graduated from the University of Oklahoma (OU) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Exercise Science. Following OU, Mary graduated from Oklahoma City Community College with an Associates degree in Applied Science-Physical Therapist Assistant. She passed her National Physical Therapist Assistant Exam in 2018.
In her spare time, Mary enjoys playing with her dog, Laken, spending time with family, crafting, wakeboarding, watching OU football, and spending time at the lake.