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.
The treatment I had was great and I will definitely use you in the future if needed!
The McKinney staff is fantastic. The length of my therapy helped a lot and I′ll miss y′all!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Peter A. Crisco received his Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida and then went on to earn his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Evidence in Motion, Louisville, Kentucky. He joined the Greater Therapy Centers team in 2019. Peter has extensive experience working with patients in chronic pain and has earned a therapeutic pain specialist certification as well as becoming certified as a Dry Needling Specialist and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. Peter’s personal interests include soccer, cycling, Jiu Jitsu, and playing guitar.
Personal Statement: “The body achieves what the mind believes”
Mike Connors, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT
“It’s ALWAYS all about the patient. It’s my pleasure to help patients move better. It’s an honor and privilege to have been given the opportunity to serve my patients the past 16 years!!”
Mike Connors received 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. Dr. Connors completed his PhD degree in Physical Therapy with an emphasis in applied biomechanics of the shoulder from Texas Woman’s University in August 2017. Mike completed a manual therapy fellowship from OPTIM in 2018 and became a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists in March 2019.
Mike began working with Greater Therapy Centers in October 2004 in our Josey clinic. 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 progressive exercise, 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 for regulatory and payment policy issues impacting PT and health care.
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. Mike also serves as a Regional Director for our Western Region that includes Mansfield, Southwest Fort Worth, Southlake, North Fort Worth (Alliance), and Bedford.
Richard’s focus in physical therapy is orthopedics with experience seeing patients in the hospital, rehab hospital, and home health settings. He is very passionate about using movement and exercise to empower patients to be in control of their bodies and rehab process. He has received training in spinal manipulation and plans on becoming certified in dry needling in the next few months.
Richard is happily married to his wife Lara who he met at Midwestern State University. They both love Fort Worth and plan on starting a family here soon. When he isn’t at work, he enjoys working out and playing with his puppy Mia.
Richard sees patients at the Greater Therapy Centers location in Fort Worth located off of Bryant Irvin Road and Oakmont Boulevard.
Becca Fain, PTA
“I strive to provide quality treatment to each patient and treat each with equal significance. Ultimately my desire and purpose are to assist each individual in reaching their goals and improving their quality of life so they can return back to doing the things they love.”
Becca graduated with a B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science from Texas Tech University and trained as a PTA at Northeast Texas Community College. Becca grew up playing a variety of sports, focusing on soccer and gymnastics for a long time. She now enjoys riding her road bike, swimming, and running, and aspires to compete in a triathlon in the future.
Jordan’s priority as a healthcare professional is to build a trusting and honest relationship with her patients that facilitates a fun and healing environment to restore their quality of life. She believes in compassionately coaching and empowering patients to take control of their own health through the healing power of hands-on manual therapy, movement and exercise.
Upon getting her Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a Chemistry minor at Texas Christian University, she stayed in Fort Worth to attend UNTHSC’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. Through her didactic experiences, she primarily practiced in the outpatient orthopedic setting and had the opportunity to focus on sports therapy at Ben Hogan Sports Medicine. She is passionate about rehabbing and facilitating the athletes return to sports. She has been a member of the APTA since 2014 and presented a poster nationally on vestibular loss in older adults in the geriatrics section at the 2017 APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting. She is devoted to life-long learning and is currently enrolled in OPTIM’s course to obtain her Certificate of Manual Therapy starting in June 2018.
When not working, Jordan can be found spending time with friends and family, cooking, being a typical “foodie”, and traveling to new places. Jordan is also committed to living a healthy lifestyle and regularly enjoys working out, running, hiking, and finding creative and healthy ways to bake and cook.
Jordan treats patients primarily at the Greater Therapy Centers location in Bedford, specializes in general musculoskeletal disorders and injuries, manual therapy, and sports therapy.
Ashley Galovic Carroll, PT, DPT, OCS
“I believe that every patient has a unique story and it is through the evaluation process that we determine the patient experience, expectations, and results we wish to accomplish together. It is important to not just treat the condition, but treat the patient as a whole to ensure optimal results and patient education to ensure continued results. I aim for trust from my patients so I can help them understand their body, tissue healing, and rehab progress so that I can help them reach any goal!”
Currently Ashley is the Clinic Manager for the Greater Therapy Centers Plano Legacy location. She began working at Greater Therapy Centers in 2016.
Ashley received her Bachelors in Pre-medicine and Psychology from the University of Notre Dame and was an NCAA Soccer student athlete. She attended the University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences- Austin for her Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree. Through her passion and experience with orthopedic injuries, she became an Orthopedic Certified Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in July of 2018. Ashley loves treating patients with a personalized and multimodal approach with experience with a variety of treatments including dry needling, blood flow restriction, spinal manipulation, myofascial release, kinesotaping, instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation, and cupping among other treatments. Ashley is experienced in pre and post-operative orthopedic injuries with special interest in rotator cuff repairs, ACL repairs, and spinal disorders. Ashley loves treating athletes from any levels including the high school prodigy to weekend warrior utilizing her experience playing a variety of sports and expertise in the PT field.
In her free time, Ashley continues to play competitive Co-ed and women’s soccer through North Texas Soccer Association, spending time with family and friends, traveling, running, and eating!
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!”
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.”