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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.”
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.
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.
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.