I was a patient at GTC twice in 8 years, and received excellent PT which allowed me to care for my young children on my own again. Sandy and her team were amazing, and I continue to refer friends to her. Thank you!
Shauna and Heather are great. The facilities are top-notch and spotlessly clean. A lot of care has been taken to get the most benefit out of each session for the patient. A pleasure to be here.
This is my third time going to the GTC in Arlington. The staffs there are wonderful. They will always be my physical therapy center. The staffs- Chris, Jamail, Frashy, Cory, Shauna and Lisa- thank you for making me feel at ease.
Please praise this staff for their high level of professionalism and high level of encouraging their patients to do better. The atmosphere was upbeat, sunny, comfortable and very nurturing of hope & self-confidence.
The McKinney staff is fantastic. The length of my therapy helped a lot and I′ll miss y′all!
The treatment I had was great and I will definitely use you in the future if needed!
I had a great physical therapist, Sandy at Flower Mound. Everyone was great, my injury will take a year or so before I can get back to physical activity, but the staff has provided me with the tools to aid my recovery. Thanks.
Bright Adjei has worked at Greater Therapy Centers since 2015. He attended Faulkner University in Alabama where he received his B.A. in Biology and continued his education at Drexel University in Philadelphia where he completed his doctor of Physical Therapy.
Bright is a board‐certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. His career has been spent mostly in Outpatient Orthopedics focusing on upper extremity, lower extremity and spinal injuries, pre & post operative care, sports medicine, occupational medicine, and overall health and wellness. Bright began his career in Central New Jersey before moving to Texas in 2014. I have taken several courses to expand my knowledge, and have obtained specialist certification in orthopedics. Bright sees patients out the the Greater Therapy Centers location in Frisco, TX.
Bright is an avid soccer fan; and spend most of his weekends watching European leagues, and playing soccer when he can. He like to travel, spend time with friends and family, read sporting news, and listen to music. He rarely misses church on Sundays because his faith is a big part of his life.
Medical College of Ohio, Bachelor of Science
Dena was a professional therapist specializing in treating sports injuries for two years in an outpatient setting before committing to private practice in sports medicine, female athletic injuries and general orthopedics. She and Richard co-founded GTC in 1997. Today, she continues to assure the provision of quality patient care with a hands-on clinically-drive management style.
In her spare time, Dena enjoys cycling, wakeboarding, and spending time with her family.
“I believe therapeutic outcome is improved when the therapist and patient form a supportive relationship that focuses solely on patient needs and not corporate productivity standards or insurance restrictions.“
Susan has been with Greater Therapy Centers since it’s opening in the Bedford area. Prior to working for GTC, Susan worked in a variety of settings including outpatient orthopedic private practice, inpatient and acute settings. She specializes in hands and upper extremity dysfunction including orthopedic hand issues and post operative shoulders. Susan developed her passion for working with orthopedic clients while working at a large county hospital on the Neuro Trauma Team. She loves treating complex orthopedic cases and enjoys getting to know new people. Susan is eager to partner with patients to help them get back to their normal active lifestyles. Susan’s interests include working out, fitness, horseback riding and spending time with her kids.
Susan sees patients at the Greater Therapy Centers location in Bedford, TX.
Winston Barr, PT
In the ever-changing landscape of healthcare, something that must remain constant is a foundation of respect and human connection between provider and patient. As a physical therapist, Winston’s priority is to empower each patient to take control of their unique pain experience and optimize movement in a way that improves their quality of life.
Winston had the opportunity to thrive in the UNTHSC Doctor of Physical Therapy program alongside 39 other ambitious human beings. The strong foundation for patient care that he developed during his didactic course work as well as clinical internships serves him well in an orthopedic setting, as he helps patients with a wide variety of goals for rehabilitation. Having had the opportunity to work in the Home Health setting has given him a unique perspective into patients’ experiences following hospitalization, and better equipped him to understand their journey through each stage of the health care system.
When not working you can find Winston out and about with his girlfriend and friends listening to live music, trying new foods and traveling to new and unfamiliar places. He believes that staying active is vital for your health, so he participates in activities like weightlifting, sports, cycling, yoga, hiking, canoeing, and camping.
Erica Beason (Ricki), PT
The Colony Clinic Manager
“I am eager to help my patients with a variety of diagnoses both with exercise and manual therapy. My personal philosophy is to not only treat the patient for their physical ailment, but to also build a strong therapist-patient relationship, to create a strong foundation of patient trust and high morale. I want my patients to believe in me as much as I believe in them.”
Ricki has been with GTC since graduating from PT school in 2014. She enjoys treating patients in the orthopedic/sports medicine setting. She is certified in dry needling of the upper quadrant and functional dry needling of the lower quadrant. In her practice she utilizes manual therapy and a hands on approach to treatment. Ricki sees patients at the Greater Therapy Centers location in The Colony with muscular skeletal disorders and injuries.
“It’s ALWAYS all about the patient. We exist as PTs to help patients move better with less pain. It’s my pleasure to help patients achieve this goal on a day to day basis.”
Mike Conners, PT recieeved a BS in Biology from Stockton College with a minor in Psychology (2001). His entry level degree in physical therapy is a Master of Physical Therapy from University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ-Rutgers University (2003). Mike has a post professional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Temple University (2008). He became a board certified specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy from the American Board of PT Specialties in 2011. Mike is currently finishing (ABD) the remaining requirements for completion of a PhD degree in Physical Therapy with an emphasis in applied biomechanics from Texas Woman’s University (Anticipated completion 2016).
Mike began working with Greater Therapy Centers in October 2004. He most recently rejoined the GTC family in June 2015 as the Director of the Fort Worth Clinic.
Mike’s focus and specialization in orthopaedic physical therapy makes him an efficient clinician in managing patients with orthopedic dysfunction. He utilizes a multimodal approach to meet the needs of his patients and clients that include spinal manipulation, dry needling, KT taping, and various other interventions. Mike is certified in functional dry needling from Kinetacore. He has experience working with patients of all ages, from kids to adults and from the weekend warrior to the elite athlete. He is an outside consultant for a professional ballet company in Fort Worth and is an adjunct professor in orthopaedic physical therapy for the DPT program at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. In addition, Mike is the current President of the Texas Physical Therapy Association advocating regularly for the PT profession in Austin and DC on regulatory and payment policy issues impacting PT.
Mike is happily married to his wife, Shannon. He enjoys spending time with his family, that includes two beautiful daughters. Mike enjoys staying active, running, traveling, exercising, biking, golfing and staying active in his faith community.
Mike sees patients and is the clinic manager at the Greater Therapy Centers location in Bedford, TX.
John Dougherty, PT graduated the University of Maryland in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. He then attended George Washington University in Washington, D.C. earning his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2014. John became a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics in 2016.
John began working at GTC in October 2016. John has worked in outpatient orthopedics in varying settings with diverse patient populations. He is passionate about sports and working with young athletes, but enjoys treating patients of all ages and activity levels. He is also certified in dry needling and has found significant benefits with the use of dry needling for decreasing pain, improving function, and accelerating return to prior level of function in his patients.
John is married to his wife Kristina, and they are expecting their first child in October. He enjoys weightlifting, shooting, and working on his car.
John’s personal philosophy is: “As a physical therapist, I believe my greatest role to my patients is as an educator. Physical therapy is unique in /the healthcare industry, in that we get to spend much more time with each patient than a medical doctor or other healthcare professional. I do my best to take advantage of this time to help educate patients about the source of their pain, to explain medical terminology in a way that is easily understandable, and to teach them how they can improve the quality of their movement to reduce pain, improve function, prevent injury, and increase athletic performance.”
John is the clinic manager and sees patients at the Greater Therapy Center location in South Lewisville.
“As a therapist, I enjoy meeting people from all walks of life. I take pride in making sure that they maximize their functional potential. And at the same time, I try to make therapy an enjoyable experience.”
Joselin Feriah, PT attended Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY, where she received her M.S. in Occupational Therapy.
Joselin has worked in Occupational Therapy for 15 years and has worked in various settings including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and outpatient therapy settings. Joselin has worked as a hand therapist for the last 5 years. She is a Certified Hand Therapist and a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists. She relocated from Houston in 2013 and has been employed with Greater Therapy Centers North Lewisville location since then.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, water activities, painting, and decorating.
Mitch Gauthier PT, graduated from the University of Hartford in 1998 with a BS in Physical Therapy. He has worked the full continuum of care from acute, sub-acute, rehab hospital; skilled nursing facility, aquatics, and home care. The majority of his career has been spent in outpatient orthopedics. Mitch is passionate about getting his patients involved in their rehabilitation and to help guide them back to their prior level of function and beyond. Serving God and spending time with his beautiful wife and 3 great kids are his priorities. His hobbies include working out in the gym, in line skating, bike riding, hiking and tactical shooting. He is a certified firearms instructor through the USCCA.
Degree and school(s) attended: Jarod went to and graduated from Texas A&M University in 2011 with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and Theories of Motor Control. After Graduating from Texas A&M Jarod moved to Fort Worth to attend the UNT Health Science Center’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program. He completed his doctorate in May of 2014 after being named the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence.
Date employment began with GTC: Jarod Began working at GTC in June of 2015
Career experiences: Jarod’s focus in physical therapy is orthopedics with an emphasis on spinal manipulation, dry needling, and management of athletic injuries. He is able to cross the bridge between rehab and return to sport well with his back ground as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He has been trained through Kinetacore as well as the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy to perform dry needling which is a technique that uses thin monofilament needles inserted into tissues to reduce muscle tightness, pain, and improve function. Additionally, Jarod is well trained in spinal manipulative techniques through the Manual Therapy Institute and the International Spine and Pain Institute.
Personal interests/hobbies: Jarod is happily married to his wife Rachelle whom he met at Texas A&M. They prefer to spend their free time traveling, visiting family in College Station and San Antonio, TX, staying active and exercising, and attending Christ Chapel Bible Church.
Personal statement: “The two most important things a health care provider can do are educate patients and put their hands on patients in a healing manner. These are two treatments that you can always expect as a patient of mine.”
Degree and school(s) attended: Master of Physical Therapy, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of North Texas
Date employment began with GTC: June 2014
I have worked for 9 years in the outpatient orthopedic and sports setting treating a wide variety of patients, from the recreationally active individual to the competitive athlete. I have had taken numerous continuing education courses in spine, shoulder, elbow, knee, and foot and ankle injuries, and I enjoy treating a wide variety of orthopedic diagnoses. In 2016, I was board certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.
Personal interests/hobbies : Spending time with family and friends, running, watching football, and traveling
Personal statement: My primary goal is to work alongside each patient in order to build an individualized program that is tailored to their specific needs and goals as well as aimed at returning them to their sport, activities, or daily life as quickly and safely as possible. I aim to keep the rehabilitation process challenging and also to motivate all of my patients to achieve their best.
Julie has 14 years experience as a physical therapist all in outpatient orthopedics. Her sub-specialities have included Functional Capacity Evaluations, Work Hardening , Work Conditioning, and Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine (MDT). She is certified as an MDT specialist through the McKenzie Institute. Julie joined the professional staff at GTC in 2004.
In her spare time, Julie enjoys traveling for fun and to help others including working in a hospital in Haiti and orphanages in Kenya. Her other hobbies include reading, nature photography, tennis, sewing, deep-sea fishing and spear fishing.
“I love helping people reach their full potential and get back to active, pain free lifestyles. I believe physical therapy should be fun and not a burden. I hope to be an educator and motivator to my clients.”
Jolene Johnson, MPT received her Master of Physical Therapy from The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 2004. For more than 13 years, she has been working in out-patient orthopedics in the Dallas area. Jolene practices a hands-on approach to patient care with emphasis in manual therapy and therapeutic interventions. Jolene sees physical therapy patients at the Greater Therapy Centers location in Plano. She also has experience in dry needling and kinesio taping. She enjoys working with patients of all ages and diagnoses. Jolene and her family have been residents of Frisco since 2005. Her hobbies include working out, traveling, and spending time with her husband Trevor, and children, Emma and Katelyn.
Degree and school(s) attended: Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from TWU. Doctor of Physical Therapy from TWU.
Career experiences: Focus in orthopedics. APTA member since 2014. Member of the TPTA, Orthopedic, and Sports sections.
David enjoys spending time with his wife, Ashlee. He also enjoys camping, being outdoors, reading, exercising, and cooking.
My goal as a physical therapist is to use a hands-on approach and evidence-based practice to facilitate the healing process so that my patients can return to living their lives.
University of Texas Medical Branch of Galveston, Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
Richard worked as a hand therapist in Houston for 2 years and began a hand therapy program in Plano, Texas. He became a Certified Hand Therapist in 1998. Richard co-founded GTC in 1997 to offer general therapy services in the Dallas area. Due to excellent patient’s response to the concept of therapy services that provided quality care in a relaxed, professional environment, he moved out of direct care in 2003 to focus on business growth and development.
In his spare time, Richard enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends, playing and watching sports.
Degree and school(s) attended: BSOT (Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy) from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 1998; CHT (Certified Hand Therapist) from Hand Therapy Certification Commission 2010
Date employment began with GTC (year only is fine): 2014
I have been an Occupational Therapist for 16 years, and I have worked with hand patients for 15 of those years. My career focus is hand therapy and in helping people regain functional independence in their lives after trauma. I have treated a wide variety of orthopedic, neurological and rheumatology issues including, but not limited to shoulder injuries, elbow/wrist/hand neuropathies, fractures, wounds, amputations/replantations, and tendon repairs. And, I am proficient in fabricating dynamic and static custom splints, as well as scar and edema management.
I love the outdoors and spending time with my family. I enjoy watching my teenage daughter play volleyball for her Varsity and Club teams, playing with our two large dogs, working in the yard, painting, getting crafty and traveling. I also enjoy spending time with close friends.
I understand the importance of therapy after trauma as I recovered from a nearly fatal motor vehicle accident as a young adult. And, because of this accident, I decided to get a therapy degree in order to help make a difference in patient’s lives. Through my personal experiences, skills and dedication to my patients, my goal is to give my patients a better quality of life after trauma.
Degree and school(s) attended: Texas Tech University – BS in exercise physiology 1991
Texas Woman’s University – MS in physical therapy 1995
Date employment began with GTC: 2013
Career experiences: I have been a physical therapist for 18 years. I have worked in a variety of settings, but predominantly my experience (and my preference) is in orthopedic/sports medicine clinics such as this one.
Personal interests/hobbies (esp if relates to your treatment interests): I have a very active lifestyle. I am a gym junkie and love to be outdoors. I enjoy going to the park with my 8 yr old son to kick around the soccer ball, playing with our dog, riding horses, shopping with my husband, and traveling!
Personal statement: Being a very active person, I’ve had my share of injuries. To me there is nothing worse than being told you need to stop doing something you enjoy in order to allow healing to occur or prevent further injury. I’ve become very creative at times in finding ways to maintain my activity level while allowing injuries to heal. I strive to do this for my patients as well! Whether through activity modification, education in better techniques, or balancing muscle strength and improving biomechanics, my goal is to return patients to the activities they enjoy and improve their overall quality of life!