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  • RaeAnn S. Thomas

    RaeAnn S. ThomasPT, DPT, OCS

    RaeAnn is a Newcastle native and graduated from Newcastle High School in 1996. She earned her Masters of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2002. She was selected to be a Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society member, indicating she graduated in the top 10% of her class.

    In 2005, RaeAnn opened Physical Therapy Central of Newcastle while pursuing her doctorate degree. In March of 2007, she graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. Her final Doctorate work was onEvaluation and Treatment of Acetabular Labral Pathology of the Hip.

    RaeAnn has been an active Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association and American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) member since 1999. In 2007, she became an APTA Certified Clinical Instructor and in 2006 was awarded Clinical Instructor of the Year from the University of Oklahoma physical therapy school.

    Her special areas of interest include orthopedics, advanced sports rehabilitation, spinal dysfunction, and manual therapy. She has extensive training in muscle energy techniques and joint mobilization of the spine. RaeAnn’s post-graduate course work has been primarily orthopedic based to include ACL rehab and injury prevention as well as evaluation and treatment of shoulder pathology.

    RaeAnn enjoys cycling, traveling, and playing golf. However, she mostly enjoys spending time with her new son Lucas.

  • Courtney Carothers

    Courtney CarothersPTA

    Courtney was born and raised in Moore, Oklahoma along with her older sister and younger brother. She attended Christian Heritage Academy in Del City, Oklahoma. Courtney participated in many activities at CHA including volleyball, choir, chapel praise team, roles in the school plays, and powder puff football.

    Courtney discovered her interest in physical therapy after an injury to her knee while participating in volleyball in seventh grade that required physical therapy. This injury led Courtney toward the path to pursue a degree in physical therapy.

    She has remained active in the Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association and American Physical Therapy Association.

    Courtney graduated with honors from Oklahoma City Community College in 2007 with an Associate’s degree in Science. She also volunteered with her classmates and employer at local and Oklahoma Special Olympics. She was also an active member of Southgate Baptist Church in Moore where she spent many hours volunteering in the community. Courtney went on to receive her Associate’s in Physical Therapy Assistant from Oklahoma City Community College in 2010. She has been an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association since 2009.

    Courtney’s interests include manual therapy, orthopedic and sports rehabilitation, and aquatic therapy. She is currently in the process of completing her aquatic therapy certification from Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute. She currently works in home health and a local rehab hospital during her time off.

    She married her husband Roman in May of 2006 and currently resides in Bridge Creek, Oklahoma. Courtney’s husband, Roman, also received his Associate’s in Physical Therapy Assistant in 2013. Courtney enjoys spending time with her husband, traveling, working on their two acres, reading, working with their bird dogs, cuddling with their miniature schnauzer Bella, and spending majority of her time with family.

  • Joshua Williams

    Joshua WilliamsPT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS

    Josh earned his Master’s of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 2002 and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions in 2012. At OU, Josh was a member of the Alpha Eta Honors Society, which represents the top 10% of Allied Health Students in the country. He was the American Physical Therapy Association’s Sports Section National Student of the Year in 2002. Prior to attending physical therapy school, Josh graduated from Newcastle High School in 1996 and attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University from 1996-1999.

    Josh continued his education through a Sports Physical Therapy Residency program from 2011-2013. Through this residency, Josh received extensive training and further specialization in the specialty area of sports physical therapy and worked with some of the leading sports physical therapists in the country. In 2013 Josh also became a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in both Orthopedic and Sports physical therapy, a distinction that less than 5% of all physical therapists have achieved. Along the way, Josh achieved his Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist certification as well as becoming a Credentialed Clinical Instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association. In 2012 he was awarded the Outstanding Clinical Instructor Award from the University of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association.

    Josh’s areas of interest include rehabilitation and prevention of sports injuries, sports conditioning, post-operative rehabilitation and clinical education of physical therapy students. He has attended a multitude of continuing education courses including specialization in spinal manipulation, post-operative care, prevention of sports injuries, and athletic strength and conditioning. He has previously served the Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association as Student Liaison from 2003-2005 and taught continuing education courses at several state meetings. He continues to contribute to the University of Oklahoma’s physical therapy program through participating as guest lecturer.

    He is a life-long resident of the Tri-City area and a proud member of the Physical Therapy Central team. Josh and his wife, Misty, currently reside in Tuttle with their daughter, Dacia, and son, Rylan. He enjoys playing golf, attending OU basketball games, and spending time with his family.

  • Emily Littlejohn

    Emily LittlejohnPT, DPT, ATC, OCS

    Emily was born and raised in Newcastle, OK.  She grew up with a passion for sports, playing basketball and soccer. She graduated from Newcastle High School in 2005, and went on to Oklahoma State University. There, she received her Bachelor’s in Athletic Trainer, and worked with every sport at Oklahoma State as a student athletic trainer, graduating in 2009. Emily then went on to graduate with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Oklahoma in May 2012.

    While in Physical Therapy school, Emily was a member of the Student Physical Therapy Association and served as Vice-President of the SPTA. She was also awarded the Elam-Plowman Scholarship for Excellence in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy two years in a row. Emily was the Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association Student of the Year in 2012.

    Emily is active in several professional organizations: Oklahoma Athletic Trainers’ Association, Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association, National Athletic Trainers’ Association, and American Physical Therapy Association.

    Her special interests include prevention and rehabilitation of sports injuries, orthopedics, sports conditioning, and manual therapy. In 2015, Emily became a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association.

    Emily enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing with her dog Rocky, attending OSU sporting events, traveling, reading, and spending time outdoors, fishing and camping.

  • Michael Koprivnik

    Michael KoprivnikPT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

    Michael grew up in Owasso, OK where he graduated from high school in 2007. He attended the University of Oklahoma where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Exercise Science in 2011, and his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2014.

    While attending physical therapy school, Michael was awarded the Elam-Plowman Scholarship, which recognizes excellence in musculoskeletal physical therapy. He also became a member of the Alpha Eta Honor Society, representing the top 10% of Allied Health students in the nation.

    In 2016, Michael became a Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist (OCS) through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, with prior completion of an advanced manual therapy program with Evidence in Motion. He is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, and has been an active member of both the APTA and OPTA professional organizations since 2011.

    Michael currently lives in Oklahoma City with his wife and daughter.  Amongst his many recreational interests, Michael particularly enjoys exercise, golf, and numerous other outdoor activities to include camping, disc golf, and climbing.

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  • Allison McKenzie

    Allison McKenziePT, DPT

    Allison received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2014 from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. During her study, she received the Elam Plowman Scholarship for Excellence in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy and the OUHSC Student Association Scholarship for her involvement in the campus community. During this time, Allison was active in the Student Physical Therapy Association as the Community Service Chair and Vice-President.

    As an undergraduate, Allison attended Oklahoma State University and played ultimate Frisbee on the OSU women’s team for three years. She graduated from OSU with a Bachelor’s degree in Physiology in 2010.

    Allison was raised in Edmond, Oklahoma. She showed horses all across the country with her siblings and has coached youth at the national level in many equine events. She developed an interest in physical therapy in college while being treated for a horseback riding injury.

    Allison areas of interest include orthopedics, pediatrics, sports rehabilitation, yoga therapy, and injury prevention. She also enjoys helping others form healthy lifestyles and develop fitness through fun activities. Allison plans on completing a residency program through Evidence in Motion and obtaining her Orthopedic Board Certification from the APTA.

  • Kalie Zink

    Kalie ZinkPT, DPT

    Kalie was born and raised in southwest Oklahoma City, where she graduated from Westmoore High School. After graduating, she attended the University of Oklahoma, obtaining a degree in Health and Exercise Science with honors. While pursuing her Bachelor’s degree, Kalie worked as a physical therapy technician at Physical Therapy Central of Newcastle. During her days as a technician, Kalie learned valuable skills that set the path for her career as a physical therapist.

    Kalie earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 2014. She is an active member in APTA as well as OPTA. Kalie began her physical therapy career working in a rehabilitation hospital where she gained extensive experience in treating people with a wide variety of diagnoses, including: neurological impairments, limb loss, deconditioning, orthopaedic injuries, and transplants. Kalie’s areas of interest include working with people with chronic conditions such as autoimmune disorders and diabetes. Kalie hopes to obtain a certification in treating special populations through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Additionally, Kalie plans to complete the Evidence in Motion residency program and obtain her Orthopaedic Board Certification through the American Physical Therapy Association in her upcoming years at PTC.

    Kalie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, photography, listening to all kinds of music, going to concerts, and exercising. She also has a precious fur baby named Ziggy. He’s a crock pot full of sass but adores everyone.

  • Paige Green

    Paige GreenPT, DPT

    Paige is a Newcastle High School alumni, graduating in 2010. During her high school career she played several sports, mainly focusing on basketball. Paige played on a traveling team and spent her summers traveling with her father around the United States.

    As an undergraduate, Paige attended the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, where she was the point guard for the Lady Drover basketball team. She is one of three women at USAO to score 1000+ points for her basketball career. Paige went on to graduate with honors in 2014 with her Bachelors of Science in Biology and Pre-Med with Chemistry and Liberal Arts minors.

    Paige went on to complete her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in June of 2017 at South College in Knoxville, Tennessee. During her time studying in Knoxville, she participated in ‘STAND: The Haiti Project’ collecting supplies and donations to support the establishment of permanent access to orthopaedic and rehabilitation services throughout the country of Haiti. Paige has been a member of the APTA and OPTA since 2015 and plans to pursue board certification in orthopedic physical therapy through a residency program with Evidence in Motion.

    Paige currently lives in Newcastle with her husband, Chance, and little girl, Blakely. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending sporting events, working out, and eating anything that contains carbs. She is excited to be home at PTC of Newcastle.

  • Steven Wesnidge

    Steven WesnidgePT, DPT

    Steven was raised in Newcastle, Oklahoma. He participated in football, track, and powerlifting for the Racers. After needing PT for labral tears in each shoulder due to football injuries, Steven chose to pursue a career in physical therapy upon graduating from Newcastle High School in 2007.

    Steven attended Oklahoma City Community College for two years following high school, then transferred to the University of Oklahoma, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science in 2013. Steven then graduated from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2017. While in physical therapy school, Steven completed internships with Physical Therapy Central of Chickasha, Norman Regional Healthplex, Norman Regional Physical Performance Center, and Ben Hogan Sports Medicine of Keller, Texas. These clinical experiences provided an excellent background in orthopaedics, geriatrics, and sports medicine and allowed him to work with a variety of people with different backgrounds and conditions.

    Steven is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association (OPTA). His clinical interests include sports rehab, orthopedics, geriatrics, manual therapy, neuromuscular reeducation, injury prevention and screening of movement disorders. Steven is very excited and passionate about serving his hometown community and the surrounding Tri-City area. He is currently in the process of pursuing his Manual Physical Therapy Certification through Evidence in Motion and will also pursue a board certification as an orthopaedic clinical specialist afterwards. In his free time, Steven enjoys spending time with friends and family, lifting weights, and watching OU athletics. He is excited to get back to where he calls home at PTC of Newcastle.