The treatment I had was great and I will definitely use you in the future if needed!
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.
The McKinney staff is fantastic. The length of my therapy helped a lot and I′ll miss y′all!
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.
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.
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!
Claudia attended University of Arkansas where she received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She then went on to study at UT Southwestern where she earned Doctor of Physical Therapy
Her career experiences include 6 months of neurological experience, focusing mostly on stroke and brain injury rehabilitation, along with some vestibular rehab. Claudia has also had 1 year prior of orthopedic experience: working with the full range of ages and orthopedic conditions. She has been with our team since 2019
In her free time, Claudia loves to travel to new places and cook & explore new foods with her fiancé. As a typical PT, exercise is a huge part of her life. She frequently exercises by weight lifting and/or yoga. Claudia is an avid reader and loves anything that can get her outdoors, especially running, hiking, camping, and walking her dog, Luna.
“My main treatment goal is to empower my patients to have an “I can do this” mindset when they leave the clinic. Through education and by building a strong therapeutic alliance, I want my patients see that they have the ability to take control of their health and change their situation. Motion is lotion!”
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.
Jarod Began working at GTC in June of 2015. 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.
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.”
Tabitha Hogue, PT
“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.”
Tabitha Hogue received her Master of Physical Therapy, at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at University of North Texas.
Tabitha started working with GTC in June 2014. She has 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. She has taken numerous continuing education courses in spine, shoulder, elbow, knee, and foot and ankle injuries, and enjoys treating a wide variety of orthopedic diagnoses. In 2016, she was board certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.
Tabitha’s personal interests include spending time with family and friends, running, watching football, and traveling
Katie Huff, PTA
Katie graduated from the Physical Therapy Assistant Program at Tarrant County College in 2012. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Fitness and Human Performance in 2008 from the University of Houston.
She has an interest in working with outpatient orthopedic patients, student athletes & sports injury programs as well as the geriatric population. She is interested in working with patients across the life span and integrating manual therapy and therapeutic exercises to give patients the best possible care.
Julie Hughes, PT
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.”
Toni Hunt, PTA
“I absolutely love working in the Physical Therapy profession. I love that I have the ability to make a difference in someones life, improving their pain, progressing them back to a normal life, and having fun while doing it!”
Toni has been a PTA at GTC since October 2017 as a new graduate. During her clinical rotations she had the opportunity to experience a variation of settings including outpatient rehab, skilled nursing, women’s health, and home health, all where she performed hands on manual treatments and used her fresh knowledge to make clinic decisions and problem solving. Toni is new to DFW area, a transplant from Southern Utah.
Personal interests/hobbies (esp if relates to your treatment interests): Toni has a long history of dance, she is currently a Zumba and U Jamm dance fitness instructor, and uses this background to provide a positive, outgoing, and fun treatment style to GTC. On her down time she enjoys dancing, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her neices and nephews.
Erica Jackson (Ricki), PT
“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.
Devin Johnson, PT, DPT
Devin started working with Greater Therapy Centers in February 2019. He attended the University of Texas San Antonio where he received his bachelor in Kinesiology with an emphasis on exercise science. He then attended UT Southwestern Medical Center where he graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
In his free time, Devin enjoys the outdoors, watching soccer, spending time with friends, and rock climbing.
Jolene Johnson, MPT
Jolene Johnson 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.
Lisa received her Masters of Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 1998. Her previous career experience includes working at Parkland Hospital on their Hand Team. She has also worked for Keller ISD in a school setting & THR Denton as an output clinic PRN. She joined our team in 2019. Lisa’s personal interests include reading, baking, spending time with friends & family, working out with camp gladiator.
David Kaeppel received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from TWU and his Doctor of Physical Therapy from TWU. David is focused in orthopedics and is an APTA member since 2014, as well as a 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.
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.
Roxie Keys, PTA
“I am passionate to provide comfort, healing, and proper facilitation to patients while returning them to their previous strength and ability to allow for the quality of life the patient prefers.”
Roxie Keys is a Physical Therapy Assistant and the Assistant Director of Rockwall Clinic. He graduated with Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from University of North Texas and was Valedictorian at Northeast Texas Community College while completing his Associate Degree of Applied Science. Roxie began working at Greater Therapy Centers in 2011.
Roxie’s clinical experience includes being a Clinical Instructor as well as working with athletes of all ages. He has worked in the home health setting and outpatient orthopedics.
Roxie enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, hunting, fishing, and golfing. He loves to be on the water as much as possible.
Laura Kiser, PT in Mesquite, is a graduate of UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas where she received her Master of Physical Therapy degree in 2008. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of North Texas in 2002. She has experience in geriatrics, orthopedics, pediatrics, and acute care. Laura has an interest in outpatient orthopedics and has passion for her patients to rehab them to their fullest potential with specific exercises, education, manual therapy, modalities and other interventions as needed. She is certified in dry needling as well.
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 since 1995. I have worked in a variety of settings, but predominantly my experience (and my preference) is in orthopedics.
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 14 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!
PT in private practice outpatient orthopedics specializing in Manual Therapy since 1983. Sold my practice in 2009 and have been working part-time for Greater Therapy Centers ever since.
Married to Laurie Lutz for over 33 years who is also a PT working for Baylor Irving. I have 3 grown kids, Casey- a School Psychologist in Bozeman MT, Danny- a Lawyer in Philadelphia PA and Megan-a Speech Therapist in Dallas TX. In my spare time I enjoy traveling to Maui.