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Many people enjoy an active lifestyle which can sometimes result in injuries, regardless of whether you are a competitive athlete or enjoy sports for leisure. No matter how an injury occurs, it can be very frustrating to a person who views physical activity as an important part of their life. If you or a loved one are dealing with a sports-related injury, it can be difficult to understand and navigate new terms being used to describe what's wrong and what's going to happen next.

We want to empower you with as much information as possible to prevent injury and help you gain a better understanding of the different types of sports injuries.

Meet Our Team
Texas Health Sports Medicine Staff
  • Administration

    Tom Caldwell
    Vice President, Texas Health Sports Medicine

    Tom serves as Vice President of Sports Medicine for Texas Health. Prior to his current role, Tom was the Associate Executive Director of Sports Medicine & Ambulatory Services for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center for over 13 years. He received his undergraduate degree in physical therapy from The Ohio State University in 1988 and later earned his post-professional masters and doctoral degrees. He maintained the credential as a board certified sports clinical specialist for twenty years. Tom is also licensed as an Athletic Trainer. Among his professional leadership roles, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy and is an appointed member on the USA Rugby Medical & Safety Committee. Tom has enjoyed a successful career as a clinician, administrator and entrepreneur in the areas of orthopedics and sports physical therapy, athletic training, wellness and fitness.

    Craig Garrison, PhD, PT, ATC, SCS
    Director of Research / Residencies Program

    Craig serves as the Director of Research and Residencies for Texas Health Sports Medicine. In his role he will formulate the vision for future growth and expansion for the Research program at all the Texas Health locations. Craig oversees the Residency program for Physical Therapy and Athletic Training students. Craig played football for four years at Texas Christian University. In graduate school, he worked as a physical therapist and athletic trainer for the University of Virginia athletics department. He has a particular interest in clinical research involving the prevention and treatment of knee, shoulder and elbow injuries in athletes.

    Mike Macko, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, PES
    Clinical Director

    Michael J Macko PT, DPT, OCS, MTC is the Director of Clinical Services for Texas Health Sports Medicine. In his role, Mike oversees the clinical practice of multiple Texas Health Sports Medicine clinics across the metroplex. Mike is a credentialed clinical instructor and a clinical mentor with the Texas Health Sports Physical Therapy Residency program.

    Mike completed his Bachelor of Science degree in movement science from Texas Christian University and his Masters and Doctorate degrees in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in St. Augustine Florida. He has an advanced certification in manual therapy and is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist with the Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy. He has certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine in performance enhancement, the Titleist Performance Institute for Golf, the Gray Institute as a Nike Golf Performance Specialist, and the National Pitching Association.

    Mike played baseball for four years as a scholarship athlete at McLennan Community College and Texas Christian University. Both his father and brother played professional baseball and his father worked for over 60 years in professional baseball. After college, Mike became an avid runner and completed six marathons with a personal best of 3:17. He has a particular interest in working with baseball players and runners.

    Sherry Miller
    Operations Coordinator

    Sherry serves as the Operations Coordinator for all Texas Health Sports Medicine locations. Sherry was instrumental in the growth and development of the Texas Health Sports Medicine program here in Fort Worth, where she was the Senior Administrative Assistant during that time. She was an integral part of the planning and opening of the THSW, Keller, Jim McLean Center and Frisco sites; Frisco being located at Toyota Stadium home of FC Dallas. Sherry has been with Texas Health Sports Medicine since 2006 and worked for Texas Health since 1995. Her valuable knowledge and influence will continue to lead Texas Health Sports Medicine to the national forefront of Sports Medicine.

  • Athletic Trainers

    Humberto Bedoy
    Athletic Trainer

    Humberto Bedoy received his Associate of Science degree from Richland College in 2007, where he played soccer for the 2007 National Champion Richland Thunderducks. In 2009, he transferred to West Texas A&M University where he played for two years and joined the Athletic Training Education Program. In 2014, Humberto graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Athletic Training and forever became a West Texas A&M Buffalo. He is a member of the NATA & SWATA and has been with Texas Health Sports Medicine since September 2015. Humberto loves working with the athletic population to meet their needs and help them be at their best level of competition. Humberto looks forward to excelling within Texas Health Sports Medicine and hopes to leave a positive impression throughout the DFW area.

    Kirsti Bennett, ATC, LAT
    Athletic Trainer

    Kirsti Bennett received her bachelor’s degree from Texas Wesleyan University in 2014. After graduation, she went to work for TMI Sports Medicine where she has floated in different departments. She is currently seeking her Master’s of Healthcare Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. She will graduate in December 2019. She is a member of NATA and SWATA and has been with Texas Health Sports Medicine since June 2015. She enjoys the challenge of solving problems that ultimately help the athlete and athletic programs reach their goals of healthy competition. She is, also, excited for the opportunity to help athletic trainers start and/or continue their journey working in an outstanding profession.

    Morgan Tharp
    Athletic Trainer

    Morgan Tharp holds degrees from Southern Nazarene University (2015) where she was on the Track & Field and Cheerleading teams. She is currently attending A. T. Still University obtaining her Masters in Healthcare Administration. She has been employed with Texas Health Resources since 2017. Morgan enjoys working with the Cheer and Dance teams at University of Texas at Arlington, staffing and scheduling outreach events, and building relationships within our Physician network. She enjoys the opportunity to expand our program into the local school districts and universities. Before joining Texas Health Sports Medicine, Morgan has worked for Wise Health System as an Athletic Trainer in both the school districts and Physical Therapy clinics. She completed an internship with the Philadelphia 76ers in 2014.

  • Business Development

    Chris Hall, MA, AT, LAT, ATC
    Business Development Manager

    Chris joined Texas Health Sports Medicine in 2015 after spending 30 years on staff at TCU. His administrative duties included the budgetary oversight of the Athletic Training: Sports Medicine area, maintenance of the universities 4 Sports Medicine facilities located on campus and coordinating the medical coverage for all of the 450+ student-athletes within the Athletic Department.

    Additionally, he also was in charge of handling the day to day operations of the Physician Suite operated in conjunction with members of the John Peter Smith Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. Hall, who became just the second Director of Sports Medicine in TCU’s history in 2003, played a role in the ongoing development and educational instruction within the Athletic Training Education Program while at TCU. He is an active member in the National Athletic Training Association (NATA) and the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association (SWATA).

    Mike Pruitt, MSEd, ATC, LAT
    Business Development (Fort Worth)

    Mike served as the athletic trainer for Euless Trinity High School for 27 years and at Richland High School for seven years prior to his tenure at Trinity. He enjoys still being a part of the high school athletic scene, especially assisting the smaller private and public schools in and on the outskirts of Tarrant County.

    Jonathan Hancock, MA, LAT
    Business Specialist, Concussions (Fort Worth)

    Jonathan Hancock holds a bachelor's degree in exercise, sports and health studies from the University of Texas at Arlington and will receive master's degree in applied cognition and neuroscience from the University of Texas at Dallas in December 2018. His affiliations and memberships include the National Athletic Trainers Association, Southwest Athletic Trainers Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association, and North Texas Athletic Trainer Society. Jonathan grew up playing competitive soccer, baseball, and football. As an athletic trainer, Jonathan enjoys working with athletes from a variety of sports. Before joining Texas Health Sports Medicine, Jonathan worked as a rehabilitation coordinator at Colorado College and Rocky Mountain Rehabilitation in Colorado Springs.

    Ben Bowles, MS, ATC, LAT
    Business Development (Arlington)

    Ben received his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree from the University of Texas at Arlington (2004) and his Athletic Administration Master’s degree from Texas A&M University – Commerce (2016). Ben has worked as an athletic trainer in the public-school setting since 2004. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association. Ben also serves as the Region 4 representative for the Texas State Athletic Trainer’s Association and the registration chair for the North Texas Athletic Trainer’s Association. Ben enjoys spending time with his wife and five children and also volunteering at Cleburne Bible Church as a Financial Peace University Coordinator.

  • Dietitians

    Brittney Bearden, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD
    Sports Nutrition Manager

    Brittney graduated from Texas A&M University in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in Nutritional Sciences and completed her dietetic internship at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas. She obtained her Master's degree in Exercise Physiology at Auburn University in 2014 while working as a Graduate Assistant Sports Dietitian. As Texas Health's Sports Dietitian, Brittney works with athletes of all levels to help them reach their highest athletic potential through proper nutrition. Prior to Texas Health, Brittney worked as the Sports Performance Dietitian at Indiana University where she was responsible for developing a comprehensive nutrition program geared toward improving the training, performance, and recovery of student athletes.

    Brittney is a professional member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), Sports, Cardiovascular & Wellness Nutrition (SCAN), and Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA).

    Kaylee Jacks, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
    Sports Dietitian

    Kaylee obtained her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Ole Miss in 2014. She completed the Coordinated Masters and Dietetic Internship Program specialized in sports nutrition from Ole Miss in 2016. Kaylee’s previous work experiences include working with Saint Vincent Sport Performance NFL Combine Prep Program, helping NFL hopeful athletes achieve their training and performance goals through nutrition. She also worked as a Sports Dietitian at University of Georgia where she provided student-athletes with educational and clinical nutrition support to enhance performance, training, and recovery. As a Sports Dietitian at Texas Health Sports Medicine, Kaylee works with athletes of all levels to help them utilize nutrition to achieve their goals and optimize their health and sport performance.

    Kaylee’s professional memberships include the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), Sports, Cardiovascular & Wellness Nutrition (SCAN), and Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA).

  • Massage Therapist

    Nicholas Hadl, LMT, NCTMB, NSCA-CPT
    Licensed Massage Therapist
    817-308-9958

    Sarasota School of Massage and Bodywork 1998-99; Florida licensed massage therapist: 1999-present; National Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork: 1999- present; National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer: 2001-present; Texas Licensed Massage Therapist: 2002- present

    Since 1999, Nick's primary focus has been medical and sports massage therapy. He relocated to Texas in 2002 to work exclusively with the Texas Rangers. In 2003, Nick joined Texas Health Sports Medicine as an independent contractor, providing massage therapy services.

  • Physical Therapists
    Allen

    Philip Sheedy, PT, DPT, CSCS
    Physical Therapist

    Philip Sheedy, PT, DPT, CSCS Phil received his Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation Science in 2017 and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2018, both from Northeastern University. Phil maintains a certification as a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, as well as an EXOS Performance Specialist. He likes to work with all athletic populations, having a particular interest in prevention and management of lower extremity injuries.

    Alliance

    Kerri Totty, OT, CHT
    Occupational Therapist

    Kerri received her bachelors from Hardin-Simmons University and then her Masters of Occupational Therapy from Texas Women’s University. She has been employed within the Texas Health Resources system for greater than 25 years and became a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) in 1998. Her greatest joy about being a hand therapist is combining the knowledge of anatomy and creativity to partner with her patients to make the difference between failure and success after complex hand injuries. Kerri’s daughter was a softball pitcher and played through the collegiate level.

    Jeffrey Caraway, PT, DPT, COMT
    Physical Therapist

    Jeffrey earned his Bachelor of Kinesiology and Health Science from LSU in Shreveport, LA and went on to earn his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University in 2010. He is a certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist with the International Academy of Medicine (IAOM) and specializes in manual treatments of the spine and extremities. He desires to work with all types of people to overcome their dysfunction and help return them to their activities. Jeffrey has played and coached basketball at many levels. His real joy comes from his wife and kids, watching them grow and participate in their sports.

    Kevin Karrenbrock, PT
    Physical Therapist

    Kevin graduated from Texas State University in 1987 with a Bachelors in Physical Therapy. He has rehabilitated multiple athletes with various injuries to return to sport over his 32 year PT career. Kevin especially enjoys working with patients with spine injuries/pathologies, through the McKenzie approach (MDT). He has run the Cowtown 10K for the past 5 years and is working up to the half and full marathons in the future. Kevin has 4 grown children, all of whom enjoy running, hiking, and camping.

    Tyler Fincher, PT, DPT
    Physical Therapist

    Tyler Fincher attended Texas Tech University where she graduated with her Bachelor’s in Exercise Sport Science in 2016. She then went on to complete her Doctor of Physical Therapy at Texas Tech Health Science Center in 2019. Tyler has completed post doctorate training in pelvic floor dysfunction, bowel and bladder dysfunction, obstetrics, post-partum rehabilitation, and movement analysis. She is passionate about treating pelvic pain and helping women return to an active lifestyle following pregnancy and delivery.

    Arlington

    Devin Moss, PT, DPT, SCS
    Physical Therapy Supervisor

    Devin received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wabash College in 2009 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis in 2012. While at Wabash, he played soccer for four years, which included playing for a semester at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Devin completed his Sports Residency Program with Proaxis Therapy in Greenville, SC where he specialized his time with soccer, football, baseball, volleyball and golf. He has a specific interest in rehabilitation of the athletic knee, shoulder, hip, and elbow.

    Devin Bailey, PT, DPT, SCS, USAW
    Physical Therapist

    Devin received a Bachelors of Science in Nutritional Science from Texas Tech University. During her time at Texas Tech she ran Division 1 Track and Field for the Lady Raiders. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University Health Science Center in 2015. Devin continues as a competitive athlete, running road races and competing in CrossFit competitions. She is interested in lower extremity injury prevention and working with youth athletes.

    Erica Harris, PT, DPT, MFDc
    Physical Therapist

    Erica completed a Bachelors in Exercise Science at Georgia State University in 2013 and then received a Doctor of Physical therapy through the University of Southern California in 2017. She participated in various sports throughout her life including basketball, softball, volleyball, and equestrian horseback riding. She loves connecting with the local and international communities through outreach. She has a passion for working with patients from diverse backgrounds at all stages of life, and especially enjoys working with youth and adolescent athletes in addition to post-surgical knee and shoulder conditions.

    Shelbie Miller, PT, DPT
    Physical Therapist

    Shelbie received her Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology-Motor Behavior in 2015 from Texas A&M. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2017 from Hardin-Simmons University. Shelbie grew up in Fort Worth and is excited to be apart of the Texas Health Sports Medicine Staff. She hopes to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist as well as a Sports Clinical Specialist. Shelbie has a growing interest in treating ACL injuries and concussions.

    Jenifer Presley, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS
    Physical Therapist

    Jeni received her Bachelors of Science degree in Athletic Training in 2012 from Harding University and is a state licensed and board certified Athletic Trainer. She graduated with honors in 2016 from the University of Tennessee in Memphis with Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She completed a Sports Physical Therapy Residency at Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute in 2017 and is currently training to become a Fellow in Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Jeni has worked with athletes of all levels including recreational, scholastic, NCAA Division I, and professional athletes. In addition to clinical work, Jeni is passionate about community outreach, injury prevention, and on-field medical coverage. During her spare time, Jeni enjoys indoor rock climbing, weight training, and competing in endurance races.

    Brooke Ryan, PT, DPT, OCS
    Physical Therapist

    Brooke received her Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Physiology and Sports Management from Southern Methodist University in 2015. She then completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at UT Southwestern in 2017. She remained at UT Southwestern to finish her Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Training in 2019. Brooke focused on softball and volleyball throughout high school, finding a particular interest on rehab in these areas of sport. In her free time, Brooke enjoys being outdoors and trying new restaurants around Dallas.

    Caitlin Nadolny, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, CSCS
    Physical Therapist

    Caitlin received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2013 from Texas Christian University. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Texas Woman’s University in 2016. Caitlin completed an Orthopedic Physical Therapy residency with Houston Methodist Sugar Land in 2017. She completed an Orthopedic and Sports Manual Therapy fellowship through the Institute of Athlete Regeneration in 2019 and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. While Caitlin enjoys working with all athletes, she has a particular interest in treating hip and knee injuries and sport-related concussions.

    Warren Williamson
    Therapy Tech

    Warren received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology/Exercise Management from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2019. While at Central Oklahoma Warren played Division 2 football for the Broncho’s. Warren is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and plans to continue his education in either Occupational or Physical Therapy. Warren enjoys working with athletes of all backgrounds but has a special interest in Basketball and Football.

    East Fort Worth

    Patrick Carnathan, PT, DPT, MHA
    Physical Therapist

    Patrick received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science in 2004 from Harding University where he worked in the athletic training program working with the baseball, cross-country, football, men’s soccer, and women’s soccer teams. He then completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2007 at the University of Central Arkansas. He also completed a Masters in Healthcare Administration degree in 2017 at University of Texas-Arlington. He enjoys working with physical therapy patients of all ages and activity levels including, but not limited to, sports-injuries, post-surgical, spine/joint pain, and vestibular/concussion therapy. He is pursuing his Board Certification as Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. Outside of the clinic, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.

    Fort Worth

    Mike Macko, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, PES
    Clinical Director

    Michael J Macko PT, DPT, OCS, MTC is the Director of Clinical Services for Texas Health Sports Medicine. In his role, Mike oversees the clinical practice of multiple Texas Health Sports Medicine clinics across the metroplex. Mike is a credentialed clinical instructor and a clinical mentor with the Texas Health Sports Physical Therapy Residency program.

    Mike completed his Bachelor of Science degree in movement science from Texas Christian University and his Masters and Doctorate degrees in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in St. Augustine Florida. He has an advanced certification in manual therapy and is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist with the Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy. He has certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine in performance enhancement, the Titleist Performance Institute for Golf, the Gray Institute as a Nike Golf Performance Specialist, and the National Pitching Association.

    Mike played baseball for four years as a scholarship athlete at McLennan Community College and Texas Christian University. Both his father and brother played professional baseball and his father worked for over 60 years in professional baseball. After college, Mike became an avid runner and completed six marathons with a personal best of 3:17. He has a particular interest in working with baseball players and runners.

    Sarah Whitt, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, LAT, CSCS
    Physical Therapy Supervisor

    Sarah received a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science in 2004 and her Master's of Science in Physical Therapy in 2006 from Texas State University. As part of her undergraduate degree from Texas State, she completed the Athletic Training program which included working with the volleyball, women's basketball, and track teams, and she later received her state license and national certification as an Athletic Trainer. She went on to complete her Doctorate in physical therapy and graduated from Regis University in 2010. Sarah is a certified orthopedic specialist and enjoys being a mentor in our sports medicine residency program and running our volunteer program.

    Amanda Anderson, PT, DPT, MS, OCS
    Physical Therapist

    Amanda received her Bachelor of Spanish from SUNY Buffalo in 2011 and her Master of Anatomy and Clinical Health Science and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Delaware in 2014. Amanda also completed the orthopedic residency program at UT Southwestern Medical Center in March of 2016. Amanda is a Certified Clinical Instructor and enjoys mentoring students. Amanda was a varsity high school and college cross country and track runner and continues to enjoy running in her spare time. She completed a marathon in 2012 and thinks she will likely stick to the shorter distances. She enjoys working out at the Gym of Social Mechanics in Dallas and working with post-operative ACL reconstructions and active people of all ages. She is also interested in concussion/vestibular management.

    Cortney Charlesworth, PT, DPT, CSOMT, CSCS
    Physical Therapist

    Cortney received her Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science in 2011 from the University of Georgia. She was a Division 1 soccer player at the University of Colorado before transferring to UGA. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of North Georgia in 2016. She completed a Sports Physical Therapy residency at Houston Methodist in 2017 and is currently training to become a Fellow in Orthopedic Manual Therapy with the Institute of Athlete Regeneration. While Cortney enjoys working with all athletes, she has a particular interest in treating foot/ankle and knee injuries. She has experience working with high school, collegiate and Olympic athletes, and her goal as a therapist is to get her athletes competing at a higher level than before their injury.

    Robert Knight, PT, DPT, MSPT, OCS
    Physical Therapist

    Robert grew up playing competitive soccer and competed on a U.S. national youth soccer team where he gained international experience in Europe. He also has experience in competitive swimming. While at Baylor University, Robert ran track and cross country. He competed at the NCAA nationals in cross country and was the Southwest Conference champion at 1,500 meters and 5,000 meters. He also competed in several triathlons. Robert is skilled in orthopedic manual therapy (OMPT) and target-tissue-training through a medical exercise therapy (MET) approach.

    Bobby Jean Lee, PT, DPT, SCS, CSOMT, CSCS, USAW
    Physical Therapist

    Bobby received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine from California Lutheran University in 2011 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2014 from Duke University. She completed a Sports Physical Therapy Residency at Texas Health Sports Medicine in 2015. Bobby was an NCAA All-American and National Champion water polo player. Over the years Bobby has worked with football, soccer, swimming and track and field teams. Bobby enjoys working with all athletes, and has a particular interest in working with overhead athletes, aquatics and athletes with knee injuries. Bobby is passionate about sports performance and bridging the gap between rehabilitation and return to sport.

    Kristen Perek, PT, DPT, RYT
    Physical Therapist

    Kristen received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2017 from Saint Louis University in St. Louis, MO where she also received her Bachelor of Exercise Science in 2015. Kristen completed her 200 hour YTT certification and will continue integrating yoga not only into her every day practice, but her therapy practices as well. In her free time, she enjoys running and teaching yoga to local runners and athletes as well as people battling cancer. Growing up Kristen participated heavily in competitive swimming from the age of 9 to 22 years of age competing in the 50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, and 100 Backstroke.

    Craig Warner, PT, DPT
    Physical Therapist

    Craig received his Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry in 2013 at Fairleigh Dickinson University and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016 from Stony Brook University. Craig was a 4 year letter winner as a pitcher for the Fairleigh Dickinson University Baseball team during his undergraduate years and a pre-season Under Armour All-American in High School. Craig enjoys working with baseball players and has a special research interest in the throwing biomechanics and injury prevention of collegiate and professional pitchers. His additional interests include working with athletes of all sports and youth athletes.

    Willie Amos, LPTA, PES
    Physical Therapist Assistant

    Willie graduated from University of Nebraska in 2004 where he was a scholarship athlete playing football and running track. He went on to play professional football while also developing his skills as a sports performance coach. His passion for helping others achieve optimal health & wellness led him to become a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. Willie earned his Associates of Applied Science at Brightwood College in 2016 and has a special interest in biomechanics, sports psychology, and manual therapy.

    Jeff Zimmerman, ATC, LAT
    Therapy Tech

    Jeff received a bachelor's degree in athletic training from the University of Texas at Arlington in May 2006. Jeff enjoys working with baseball and golf athletes. He has been employed at Texas Health Resources since graduation from UTA.

    Frisco

    Kevin Auten, MPT, SCS
    Physical Therapy Supervisor

    Kevin played soccer as a scholarship athlete at Coastal Carolina and at the club level at the University of Oklahoma. He has a particular interest in working with post-surgical knee patients as well as patients with lower extremity biomechanical dysfunctions.

    Samuel Imbus, PT
    Physical Therapist

    Sam graduated from The Ohio State University in 2013 with a bachelors in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and from Walsh University in 2017 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Sam likes to remain active through recreational sports and enjoys the outdoors. He enjoys working with overhead athletes and is interested in injury prevention in throwers.

    Joelle Muro, PT, DPT, CSCS
    Physical Therapist

    Joelle has a Bachelor degree in Exercise Science and received her Doctorate from Saint Louis University. She completed the Texas Health Sports Medicine Residency Program in 2012. Joelle is interested in multiple areas of sports rehabilitation including strength and agility. She enjoys soccer and attended the FIFA Womens World Cup in Canada in addition to the Mens World Cup in Brazil.

    Keller

    Mason Gist, PT
    Physical Therapist

    Mason completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science from The University of Tulsa where he was also a member of the Men’s soccer team as a goalkeeper. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015 from The University of Oklahoma. Prior to beginning a Sports Physical Therapy residency with Texas Health, Mason worked in an outpatient private practice where he obtained his board certification in Orthopedics (OCS) and assisted with multiple high school athletic events, serving as a sports medicine consultant for both Lake Dallas High School and Denton Guyer High School. His clinical experiences include a wide range of ages and diagnosis. Mason also has a particular clinical and research interest in the prevention and management of lower extremity dysfunction.

    Marty Stajduhar, MS, PT
    Physical Therapist

    After playing four years of college baseball, Marty played three years of professional baseball in the minor leagues and one year in Italy. Marty both taught and coached at the high school and college level, and then obtained his Physical therapy license in 1986. He was fortunate to be the Texas Rangers baseball team Strength coach and Physical Therapist for 5 years.

    John Eanes, PT
    Physical Therapist

    John received his Physical Therapy Degree from the Hogeschool Enschede in the Netherlands in 1995. John has served as an Army Reserve PT since 2000 and has been in the Reserves for over 30 years and continues to serve. He served on three tours at Fort Benning, Georgia and Fort Riley, Kansas and Fort Hood, Texas during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom prior to coming to Texas Health. His interests as a Physical Therapist include shoulder, knee and spine rehab. John is a 2nd generation physical therapist; his mother is also physical therapist. John has 3 kids and a spouse and lives in Keller. He enjoys watching kids be involved in High school athletics.

    Southwest

    Sean Kennedy, PT
    Physical Therapist

    Sean received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a concentration in Inter-professional education in 2015, and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2017, both from Saint Louis University. Sean has also earned his Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certifications through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He enjoys working with all athletic individuals with a special interest in the upper extremity athlete.

    Brittany Spear, PT, DPT
    Physical Therapist

    Brittany played Division I softball for four years at Northwestern State University, where she majored in Biology. She then attended University of North Texas Health Science Center where she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Brittany enjoys treating a variety of orthopedic conditions with a special interest in sports related injuries of the knee or shoulder. She has a passion for manual therapy and post-surgical rehabilitation. Brittany also specializes in vestibular rehab and is Concussion Health Certified. She enjoys helping athletes get back to their sport after sustaining a head injury.

    Kristen Theresa, PT, DPT
    Physical Therapist

    Kristen graduated from Villanova University with a BS in Biology in 2005 and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Duke University in 2008. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA. She is also a USAT certified coach. Kristen is an avid soccer player and competes in triathlons. Kristen enjoys treating athletes of all levels and capabilities with upper and lower body injuries.

    Matt Turner, PT, DPT, OCS
    Physical Therapist

    Matt graduated from Kansas State University with a BS in Kinesiology in 2010 and received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Creighton University in 2014. Following his time at Creighton, he finished his Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency training at UT Southwestern in 2016. Matt is also a Certified Clinical Instructor who enjoys teaching. He spent the majority of his life playing soccer, including in college. Among other sports and injuries, Matt has a passion for treating runners and spine pathologies.

  • Mental Performance Consultant

    Matt Johnson, Ph.D., LPC, CMPC

    Dr. Matt Johnson is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant for Texas Health Sports Medicine. As a former quarterback at Notre Dame, Johnson understands the "mental game". He has been teaching athletes the mental skills to become more focused, less anxious, and more confident toward achieving their peak performance as well as bounce back confidently from an injury since 1998.

    Johnson works with athletes from virtually every sport from baseball and soccer to golf and equestrian. His clients range from 7-year-olds to Olympic and professional athletes. He has provided clinics and workshops around the country.

    A former professor of sport and exercise psychology at Texas Christian University, Johnson educates parents and coaches on the latest sport psychology research to enhance performance and enjoyment of sports. Locally, he has served as a mental performance consultant for the TCU Horned Frogs.

  • Research and Residencies

    Craig Garrison, PhD, PT, ATC, SCS
    Director of Research / Residencies Program

    Craig serves as the Director of Research and Residencies for Texas Health Sports Medicine. In his role he will formulate the vision for future growth and expansion for the Research program at all the Texas Health locations. Craig oversees the Residency program for Physical Therapy and Athletic Training students. Craig played football for four years at Texas Christian University. In graduate school, he worked as a physical therapist and athletic trainer for the University of Virginia athletics department. He has a particular interest in clinical research involving the prevention and treatment of knee, shoulder and elbow injuries in athletes.

    Joe Hannon, PT, DPT, PhD, SCS, CSCS
    Program Manager, Sports Medicine Research

    Joseph serves as the program manager for sports medicine research for Texas Health Sports Medicine. Joe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Exercise Science from Ithaca College. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Washington University, St. Louis and completed his PhD from Texas Woman’s University. He completed the Sports Physical Therapy residency program at Texas Health Sports Medicine and is an APTA board certified specialist in Sports Physical Therapy. His experiences include working primarily with athletes at the recreational, high school, collegiate, and professional level. He is involved in and helps to oversee ongoing clinical research with a particular interest in improving patient outcomes through the use of clinical research.

    Sarah Whitt, PT, DPT, ATC, LAT, OCS, CSCS
    Director of Rehabilitation Athletic Training Residency/Sports Residency Coordinator

    Sarah serves as the Director for our Rehabilitation Athletic Training Residency and helps coordinate our Sports Physical Therapy Residency. Sarah received a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science in 2004 and her Master's of Science in Physical Therapy in 2006 from Texas State University. As part of her undergraduate degree from Texas State, she completed the Athletic Training program which included working with the volleyball, women's basketball, and track teams, and she later received her state license and national certification as an Athletic Trainer. She went on to complete her Doctorate in physical therapy and graduated from Regis University in 2010. Sarah is a certified orthopedic specialist, certified strength and conditioning specialist, and enjoys helping athletes reach their full potential after injury.

    Kalyssa Creed, MS, CCRP
    Research Coordinator
    Fort Worth

    Kalyssa received her Master of Science in Clinical Research Management in 2014 from the University of North Texas Health Science Center. She has a background in biological research and completed her Bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2013 from the University of North Texas. She has a particular interest in Physical Therapy.

    Laura Giesler, MPH, ATC, LAT
    Research Coordinator
    Fort Worth

    Laura received her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Texas Wesleyan University in 2010 and her Master of Public Health with a concentration in epidemiology from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in 2016. She has a background as a collegiate athletic trainer as well as providing services to middle school, high school, and geriatric patients. Laura is also certified in public health and has special interests in sports related concussions and evidence based practices.

    Angel Grondin, MS, CCRP
    Research Coordinator
    Southwest

    Angel Grondin received her Master's degree in Exercise Science from Oakland University in 2011. She has a background in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise stress testing, and has been with Texas Health Resources since 2012. She has a particular interest in sports therapy research and started as a Clinical Research Coordinator at Texas Health Sports Medicine in 2014.

    Shiho Goto, Phd, ATC
    Clinical Biomechanist
    Southwest

    Shiho graduated from Central Michigan University (Mt. Pleasant, MI) with a BS in Athletic Training in 1998. In 2009, she received a MS degree in Exercise Science with specialization in Athletic Training at the University of Toledo (Toledo, OH) and earned a PhD degree in the Interdisciplinary Program in Human Movement Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015. She previously served as a staff athletic trainer for football, baseball, and soccer teams in Japan before she started her graduate programs. She has a particular interest in clinical research, including development of effective intervention exercise programs for prevention and rehabilitation of activity-related knee injuries and systematic screening system identify high risk movement pattern and neuromuscular characteristics related to activity-related knee injuries.

    Amanda Hawkins, M.Ed.
    Clinical Research Associate
    Southwest

    Amanda received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science in 2007 from Texas State University and her Master’s degree in Kinesiology from Dallas Baptist University in 2010. She has a background in Human Movement research, personal training and exercise prescription and is a former Division 1 collegiate athlete. She has a particular interest in sports medicine injuries, rehab and athletic performance training.

    Matt DeLang, PT, DPT, CSCS
    Sports Physical Therapy Resident

    Matt received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2018 from Duke University. He completed his undergraduate studies in 2015 at Oakland University, where he was a four-year NCAA DI athlete on the men’s soccer team. While at Duke, Matt worked with the Carolina Hurricanes training staff for two seasons and helped with spring training screenings in the Toronto Blue Jays system for three years. He has a special interest in the role of sports medicine within a team setting across the continuum of prevention, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement.

    Jackie Clark, PT, DPT
    Sports Physical Therapy Resident

    Jackie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Texas Tech University in 2014 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2017 from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Jackie grew up in competitive gymnastics locally at Texas Dreams Gymnastics competing at a high level for over 10 years. She enjoys treating athletes of all ages and levels, with special interest in football, ice hockey, basketball, and gymnastic athletes. Prior to starting this residency, she worked for 2 years in Dallas at an outpatient orthopedic clinic. Jackie enjoys spending time with her family, hiking with her dog, and watching Dallas sports in her spare time.

    Emma Regenbaum, PT, DPT
    Sports Physical Therapy Resident

    Emma received her Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology in 2016 from the University of Florida (Go Gators!). She went on to receive her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Florida as well in 2019. Growing up, she played competitive softball, volleyball, and flag football. Her background includes working in strength and conditioning settings with both baseball and track & field. She is currently completing her Sports Physical Therapy residency through Texas Health Sports Medicine and has a specific interest in overhead athletes, hoping to one day work with a professional baseball team.

    Alex Dickinson, MS, LAT, ATC, CES
    Sports Athletic Training Resident

    Alex received her bachelors in kinesiology from Cal Poly, SLO in 2016 and her masters of science in athletic training in 2018 from Texas A&M University. After graduating, she spent the 2018 season with the Arizona Diamondbacks triple A affiliate in Reno, NV and the 2019 season with the NY Mets triple A team in Syracuse, NY. Alex enjoys working with all athletes, but she has a particular interest in baseball players and overhead athletes.

    Jack Malafronte, PT, DPT, ATC
    Sports Physical Therapy Resident

    Jack graduated from Boston University in 2017 with a BS in Athletic Training and continued his education at Boston University receiving his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2019. He maintains both his athletic training and physical therapy licenses. Jack is passionate about working with all sports but has specific interest in football and ice hockey athletes. He is interested in lower extremity injuries, both surgical and non-surgical, as well as patients with concussions. During his free time Jack enjoys working out, traveling, and watching all of his Boston sports teams.

    Trevor Kovacs, PT, DPT, CSCS
    Sports Physical Therapy Resident

    Trevor received his Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Science from Loyola Marymount University in 2015 and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2019. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. He grew up playing several sports and continues to play soccer and beach volleyball. Trevor enjoys working with all athletes but has a particular interest in lower extremity injuries and concussion.

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