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!
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.
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 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!
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.
Donnie Phan, PT
“Understanding a patient’s health issue(s) should be done not only through physical issues but understanding the patient at a personal level can help them meet their goals much faster to get them where they want to be.”
Donnie has been a licensed Physical Therapist since 2011 graduating with his Doctorate from A.T. Still University from Mesa, Arizona. He has had multiple positions working in Arizona and returning to his home in Arlington, TX working mainly outpatient orthopedic physical therapy.
Career experiences: Donnie’s focus in physical therapy is orthopedics with emphasis using functional conditioning to help return to patients to where they want to be. He specializing in extremity rehabilitation with shoulder and knee issues, but also loves to work with sports injuries and conditioning and balance focus activities for the geriatric community.
In his personal time, he is an avid runner. Donnie enjoys spending time with his family to his wife Thuy and son Luke. They prefer to spend their free time traveling, exercising, gardening, and running around with their dogs.
Jeanette Pickens, PT, DPT
Janette is a native from southeast New Mexico. She attended Texas Tech University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2008. Janette has been practicing primarily in the out-patient orthopedics setting but also has experience in acute care, SNF, and Home Health. She has a passion for orthopedics, amputee, and vestibular rehab. Janette is committed to providing personalized care to her patients and continuing to improve her skill set to deliver the best possible care to her patients.
Michelle Robinson, PT
“I believe that using a “hands on” approach combined with proper body mechanics while performing exercise is the key to complete rehabilitation. I strive to not only individualize each person’s exercise routine but to change it frequently so that person can achieve maximal benefit.”
Michelle attended Texas Women’s University where she received a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy degree. She joined Greater Therapy Centers in October 2013.
Michelle has worked for 8 years in an outpatient orthopedic setting with emphasis on manual therapy and return to sport. Michelle has worked with a wide-range of ages, from pediatrics to geriatrics, and a variety of injuries. Michelle’s additional education has included; manual therapy to the spine, kinesio taping, knee injuries and returning patient to sport.
Michelle enjoys playing indoor soccer on the weekends and caring for her small children.
Amber Saenz, PTA
Amber is a Physical Therapy Assistant working in the Rowlett, TX clinic.
Amber has over 14 years of experience in acute, aquatic, orthopedic, neuro, pediatrics, Kinesio taping, home health, and manual technique therapies. Amber has enjoyed helping patients find the relief they need, and outside of therapy, she enjoys hiking, biking, and swimming.
Stephanie Schildt PT, DPT CCI
Degree and school(s) attended: Doctor of Physical Therapy-Angelo State University San Angelo, TX Bachelor of Science in Education-Health Science Studies Pre PT-Baylor University Waco, TX
Career experiences: I began working with post op orthopedic patients in the hospital with a focus on total joint replacements, as well as spinal procedures. I then moved to the outpatient orthopedic setting and have found my calling over the past few years. I enjoy treating the wide variety of cases and age ranges that we see in this setting and am always learning something new.
Personal interests/hobbies: I enjoy spending quality time with my family, immediate and extended, as well as friends. My weekends are spent with our son and dog, either at the dog park or playground, or traveling. I am a huge music fan and constantly find myself humming or singing along to almost any song without knowing it.
Personal statement: Physical Therapy has allowed me the opportunity to meet and interact with people from all walks of life. I enjoy being challenged with the different diagnoses and will continue to learn and grow with each patient. I understand that when patients come to see us they are in pain, so it is my goal to make my time with you as enjoyable as possible, while providing you with great care and getting the job done!
Andrew Shaw, PT
Degree and school(s) attended: University of Nebraska- Lincoln. Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, Exercise and Health Science 2013.
University of Nebraska-Medical Center. Doctor of Physical Therapy 2016.
Certifications: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist-National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Date employment began with GTC: 2016
Career experiences: My experience is primarily in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine. I’ve had a wide range of clinical experience ranging from working with farmers and ranchers in rural Nebraska, to working at a training center where I worked with athletes from the NFL, US Olympic team, foreign national teams and youth sports. I love working with patients of all ages and with various orthopedic conditions but have a particular passion for working with recreational athletes.
Personal interests/hobbies : I love being active and exercising. I played football, basketball and high jumped growing up. Participating and training for these sports led to a passion for weight training and led me to pursue a career in physical therapy. When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time with my wife Amber, friends, family, participating in recreational sports and church activities.
Personal statement: I absolutely love getting people out of pain and back to the activities they love and enjoy! The body has an extraordinary design and has an amazing ability to adapt and I thrive on getting to show patients what they can be capable of again, when recovering from injury or surgery.
Larry Smart, PT
“After 30+ years in Physical Therapy, I still find it gratifying to improve a patient’s condition and quality of life through education and hands-on care.”
Larry graduated from Southern Arkansas University with a BSE in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, followed by his BS degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Central Arkansas.
Larry has provided hospital inpatient care, including on call service for bed traction, orthopedic care, home health and much more. Outside of Physical Therapy, Larry enjoys following college and pro sports, especially football and has helped with sideline work as a therapist. He also enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.
Danielle has been a physical therapist at GTC’s Bedford location since 2016. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Community Health from LSU Shreveport, and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from LSU Health Shreveport. Danielle has been an APTA member since 2013, and is part of the Orthopedic Section. As a former ballet dancer, Danielle has a passion for the performing arts, and has been a member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science since 2017. She enjoys traveling with her husband, being outdoors, and spending time with family. Danielle’s goal as a physical therapist is to help return patients to full participation in their daily lives and provide each patient with a positive rehabilitation experience.
Chet Snider, PT
“After having surgery at 17 and undergoing PT, I knew this was the career for me. I love helping people get better. “Recovery can be a marathon, not a sprint.”
Degree and school(s) attended: Masters of PT Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 2001
Bachelor’s of arts of Liberal Arts – Lubbock Christian University.
Date employment began with GTC: November, 2015
Career experiences: Primarily in outpatient orthopedics. I have spent time in both Sports medicine and in post-operative rehabilitation. Chet has helped cover local high school football games as well as injury clinics. I have had experience in both post-operative and non-operative knees and shoulders but can treat the whole body. I love working with people from all ages and all walks of life.
Personal interests/hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my wife and my two children. I enjoy reading, going for walks, traveling with my family, and playing games.