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.
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.
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.
The treatment I had was great and I will definitely use you in the future if needed!
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!
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.