The treatment I had was great and I will definitely use you in the future if needed!
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.
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!
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 McKinney staff is fantastic. The length of my therapy helped a lot and I′ll miss y′all!
Amber Saenz, PTA
Amber is a Physical Therapy Assistant working in the Rowlett, TX clinic.
Amber has over 14 years of experience in acute, aquatic, orthopedic, neuro, pediatrics, Kinesio taping, home health, and manual technique therapies. Amber has enjoyed helping patients find the relief they need, and outside of therapy, she enjoys hiking, biking, and swimming.
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.
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 his Bachelor’s degree in Human Physiology from the University of Oregon and completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Hayden started working at Greater Therapy Centers in Plano in 2018. He enjoys playing and watching sports (Go Ducks!), spending time with friends and family and participating in outdoor activities like hiking, fishing and camping.
Hayden sees patients at the Greater Therapy Centers location in Plano, TX.
Michael Ufomadau, PT, DPT
“I am dedicated to providing excellent care to all patients. Many times when someone comes into Physical Therapy they’ve just been told all the things that they can’t do. I strive to focus on the things that they can do. My hope is to help each person reach their goals and get them back to doing the things that they love!”
Michael has worked at Greater Therapy Centers since 2018. He attended Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ where he received his Doctor of Physical Therapy.
Michael began his career working in the outpatient setting and have experience in dealing with orthopedic, neurologic, and vestibular injuries.
He loves to stay active and usually spends his free time with his family. Michael sees patients out the the Greater Therapy Centers location in The Colony.