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 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!
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.
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!
Degree and school(s) attended: Associates of Applied Science – Physical Therapist Assistant.
North Iowa Area Community College
Date employment began with GTC: 2018
Nicole has 5 years of experience under PT’s who specialized in McKenzie therapy, vestibular therapy, and manual therapy techniques. Continuing education is focused on manual therapy, nutrition, and weight management. She has a passion for working out, weightlifting and CrossFit style workouts. She also has a passion for nutrition and the impact it has during injury rehabilitation.
Personal statement: I believe that healing from an injury requires looking at the body as a whole. I love being able to be there for a patient during their highs and lows of rehab and seeing the joy when they graduate. Having the right perspective and mindset can make your experience during rehab and I like to help others shift their mindset into gratitude even during the hard times.
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.
Janette 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.
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.
Amelia achieved her Masters of Physical Therapy (with High Distinction) in 1993 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She joined the Greater Therapy Centers team in 2016. Amelia is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist since 2007, and has been certified in Integrative Dry Needling since 2014. Her early career experience includes acute care, wound care, and geriatrics. Amelia has extensive experience and advanced courses in manual therapy and adult orthopedics, pilates, sports medicine, and endocrine disorders.
Amelia is an avid runner, having placed in the top 10 in numerous marathons and 1/2 marathons. She enjoys staying active with activities including tennis, pilates, strength training, and walking her golden retriever. Being a sports fan, Amelia enjoys watching sports, especially soccer and baseball, sports her kids have a passion and talent for. Sharing her knowledge of health, wellness, nutrition, and fitness with others is one of her passions.
Personal statement: “I always strive to treat my patients with the utmost care and compassion, evaluating and treating the body as a whole in order to create balance and symmetry to promote healing and ultimately reduce the incidence of injury reoccurrence.”
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.