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  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Megan Schorr

    Megan Schorr

    Megan has lived throughout the United States from the east coast to the west coast and a summer in Switzerland. She attended Highland High School in Pocatello, Idaho where she played basketball, was senior class president, and assistant literary editor of a small magazine. Megan spent most of her time outdoors biking, rock climbing, and sky diving.

    Megan earned her bachelors degree in Athletic Training at Brigham Young University. She was offered a research/teaching assistantship at the University of Texas at Arlington, where she earned her masters degree in Exercise Physiology. Her research at the time was focused on the effect of low load stretch in combination with diathermy treatment. Megan’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy was earned from the University of St. Augustine in San Marcos California.

    Megan is an active member of APTA and NATA and is interesting in acquiring her CSCS from NSCA this year. Megan’s other interests include vestibular rehabilitation, sports medicine, and geriatrics.

  • Daniella Peters

    Daniella PetersPT, DPT

    Daniella grew up in Corn, Oklahoma, a small farming community in the western part of the state. She grew up helping her dad and brothers on the farm, and enjoyed the outdoors. She attended Corn Bible Academy, where she was active in basketball and volleyball. After high school, she became a nationally certified massage therapist and worked in the metro area for 10 years. However, she was always interested in pursuing physical therapy and eventually went back to school. She graduated with distinction from the University of Oklahoma in 2012, and was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, indicating she was in the top 10% of the graduating seniors. Daniella graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 2016.

    While in PT school, Daniella had rotations in outpatient orthopedic and inpatient rehabilitation settings. She was able to learn from experienced therapists who specialized in post-concussion management and vestibular rehab, a certified hand therapist, and a Fellow of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. Following graduation, Daniella became a certified lymphedema therapist through the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy in August of 2016. In September 2016, she began her manual therapy certification though Evidence in Motion, which will help prepare her for a certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. Daniella has interests in orthopedics, manual therapy, vestibular rehab, lymphedema therapy and cancer rehab, as well as pelvic floor therapy. She has been an active member of the APTA/OPTA since 2013, and is a member of the orthopedic and oncology sections. Daniella has a passion for serving her community and her patients. She loves getting to know her patients and being a part of their life during therapy.

    Daniella lives in Oklahoma City with her husband, Ryan, and their five pets. Ryan is an 8th Grade English teacher at ASTEC Charter schools. Daniella enjoys a good laugh, reading, coffee, traveling with her husband and friends, going to concerts, hiking, talking about books and television shows, and taking care of all of their pets.

  • Amanda Rook

    Amanda RookPT, DPT

    Amanda was born and raised in Norman, OK alongside her two sisters. She graduated from Norman North High school in 2004, having attended Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire and The Mountain School in Vermont in years prior. Amanda earned a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Barnard College of Columbia University in New York City in 2008; a Master’s degree in Composition, Rhetoric, and Literacy from the University of Oklahoma in 2013; and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in 2017. After college, she studied massage therapy at the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, New York and owned her own massage therapy practice in Norman for nearly a decade.

    Amanda graduated physical therapy school with outstanding distinction. In 2016, she was inducted into the Alpha Eta Society, the National Scholastic Honor Society for the allied health professions. She also received the Jill Pitman Jones Scholarship for Academic Excellence from the University of Oklahoma College of Allied Health in 2017. Amanda specializes in women’s health and pelvic floor physical therapy.

    Amanda now lives in Oklahoma City with her husband, Josh, her cat, Lady Chompers, and her dog, Zoe. She is an avid reader and loves to write, garden, exercise, and spend time with family. She is excited to join the Physical Therapy Central family!