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.
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.
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.
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.
Tony Springer, PT
Tony is a 1992 graduate of the Texas Health Science Center of Dallas and is McKenzie Certified. He has 25 years of clinical experience in orthopedic outpatient treatment with an emphasis on the integration of manual treatment and therapeutic exercise. Additionally, he has 40 years personal training experience with professional athletes in sports such as basketball, baseball, bodybuilders, cyclists and runners. The non-athlete and clients with existing medical problems also benefitted from Tony’s therapeutic exercise knowledge, including cardiopulmonary patients, pediatrics, and geriatrics.
One of his most notable attributes is his benevolent nature and genuine concern for the welfare of his clients. This passion for patient-care creates a thirst for knowledge to remain on the cutting edge of contemporary treatment techniques or modalities through continuing education.
Hayden Taylor, PT
Hayden received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Physiology from the University of Oregon and completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Hayden started working at Greater Therapy Centers in Plano in 2018. She enjoys playing and watching sports (Go Ducks!), spending time with friend and family and participating in outdoor activities like hiking, fishing and camping.
Hayden sees patients at the Greater Therapy Centers location in Plano, TX.
Corey Ulrich, PT
“I believe that patients need guidance with steady hands to heal themselves following an injury or surgical intervention. I feel like I can provide those hands and promote wellness and improved function with every patient.”
Corey has been a licensed therapist since 1998 in outpatient orthopedic therapy and has been happily employed with GTC since 2006. Before starting with GTC, she held several positions in the DFW area including as the Physical Therapy Director for Dr. Tompkins, Orthopedic Surgeon at St. Paul Hospital Dallas. At Healthsouth in South Dallas, Corey provided outpatient orthopedic services and developed a successful rehabilitative aquatic program. She currently works closely with Drs.Prager and Whittenburg in Arlington to provide patients with the best possible care. She specializes in extremity rehab especially for shoulder and knee problems, Temporomandibular Joint disorder (TMJ) and sports injuries.
Corey holds an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification and is an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) certified Clinical Instructor. She enjoys teaching physical therapy students in the clinic so she can expand the knowledge base of future physical therapists. She has been a member of APTA since 1996 in the Orthopedic Section, AAOMPT, and TPTA. She has also had continuing education in myofascial release, cervical, lumbar, hip, knee, shoulder and ankle rehabilitation.
In her spare time, Corey enjoys experiencing all aspects of life especially if it involves nature. She strives to grow as many vegetables as she can in her garden but at times must leave to travel to as many places as she possibly can.
Degree and school attended: University of Wisconsin, Madison, Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
Date of employment with GTC: 2003 to the present with a break from 2012-2014 when she was clinic manager at Orthopedics Associates in Flower Mound which is managed by GTC.
Sandy has practiced physical therapy for 30+ years starting her career in acute care and home care and, for the last 27 years, working in out-patient orthopedics. Her continuing education has led her to an eclectic approach to patient care with a focus on manual therapy and return to function through progressive exercise programs. Over the years she has had an interest in shoulders and feet in particular and has attended additional studies in both areas. She has worked with a variety of ages from pediatric to geriatric. Sandy has also had the privilege of serving as clinic manager of three different clinics two of which she helped open.
She is a member of the APTA / TPTA.
Sandy is involved in her church, enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters, loves to travel and enjoys working out at the gym. She also enjoys being a part of her local community and, in particular, the women’s club as an officer.
“I have been blessed to have had a long career in physical therapy watching the field grow and change over the years. What remains is the ever present need for continued guidance of patients in recovery from illness, injury and surgery to obtain optimal functional outcomes. I enjoy being a part of that while getting to know each of my patients. It is said that, ‘What you don’t use, you lose.’ I do think many of the ills we face today are effected by our lifestyle choices. I try to have and encourage others to have an active and healthy lifestyle.”
“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states” –Carol Welch