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Odessa East Clinic (2525 N. Grandview, Suite 400, Odessa, Texas 79761, phone: 432-550-4700)

 

Steve Ward, PT, DPT, SCS, MBA

Steve Ward received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions in 2016.  He holds a Master of Physical Therapy degree from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Rhode Island, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Texas Tech University. 

Throughout his longstanding career in sports medicine and physical therapy, he has held positions ranging from Facility Administrator and Athletic Trainer at HealthSouth Sports Medicine of Mansfield and Odessa respectively; Director of Rehabilitation for Scenic Mountain Medical Center in Big Spring, and Director of Sports Medicine and Athletic Training at South Plains College in Levelland, TX.

Steve is a Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS), trained in Dry Needling techniques, and has studied the Maitland-Australia aproach to Spinal and Peripheral Conditions.  Steve holds membership in the APTA as well as the SWATA. He is also actively involved with Education Foundation.

He and his wife Robin have three daughters, Morgan, Paige, and Landry. Steve enjoys spending time with his children, CrossFit training and hunting.

 

Greg Andis, MS, LAT, ATC, PTA, CSCS

Greg Andis holds a Masters and Bachelors of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. He also holds an Associate of Science Degree in Sports Medicine and Physical Therapist Assistant from Odessa College.

As Director of Sports Medicine at PhyTEx, Greg has the unique opportunity to assist area athletes, coaches and athletic trainers with their sports medicine needs.

Greg maintains licensure as an Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist Assistant as well as Certification in Athletic Training. He is Certified in Graston Technique and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.  He has worked with a large number of sports teams ranging from pre-kindergarten teams to professional athletes.

In fact, Greg was the first athletic trainer for the Odessa Jackalopes Professional Hockey Team, a position he held for twelve years.

Greg built a strong sports medicine and orthopedic background by beginning his career in an orthopedic outpatient clinic. Greg has since worked for Primary Medical Clinic, Basin Orthopedic Surgical Specialists and HealthSouth Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center in Odessa as the Sports Medicine Coordinator before becoming a part of PhyTEx.

As a Physical Therapist Assistant, he is able to work daily with the Physical Therapist to assist the patients in their plan of care and recovery processes.

He holds membership in the TSATA, SWATA and NATA and is proud to hold the highest honor in the Boy Scouts of America as an Eagle Scout.

He and his wife Larissa have twin daughters Keira and Kylie and a son Jaxxon.

Greg says his greatest achievement in life was becoming a father and loves spending time with his children. He enjoys outdoor activities including mud runs, hunting, fishing and weight lifting.

Jim Carlson, MEd, LAT, ATC

Jim Carlson, whose past accomplishments include United States Olympic Committee service as an athletic trainer for Men’s Basketball at the World Youth Games in Moscow, Russia and Swimming and Diving trainer for the World University Games in Fyuokoka, Japan, is into his seventh year as a partner of PhyTEx Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Associates. He also previously served as the athletic trainer for the NJCAA All-Star Baseball Team in international tournament play in Merida, Mexico.

Jim holds a Master of Education and Bachelor of Education degrees from the University of Texas at Austin where he was the initial recipient of the Darrell K. Royal Scholarship from the Ex-Student’s Association and is a member of Kappa Delta Pi, a National Honor Society in Education.

Prior to his current role with PhyTEx, he completed six years with HealthSouth Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center of Odessa as administrator, a position he held since its inception as a start-up facility in July, 2000. Prior to that he was Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation at Odessa College for more than five years, while simultaneously serving as Chair of the Physical and Health Education Department, overseeing operations of the Odessa College Sports Center, intramural activities and community recreation.

In addition to being the administrator, he maintains licensure and certification as an Athletic Trainer and assists in community sport medicine outreach and athletic training contract services to area schools and professional sports organizations.

He has long been active in the community and is currently on the board of directors of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce. Jim continues to be active with community sports and recreation groups as well as local church organizations, serving on administrative committees.

He and his wife Karin have two daughters, Courtney and Megan.

 

Brandon Pepper PT, DPT

Brandon joined PhyTEx Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine in August 2016 as a full time Doctor of Physical Therapy.  He graduated with his Bachelors degree in Kinesiology from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in 2012.  Brandon recieved his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University Health Science Center and is certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling and is currently working towards his Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT).

Brandon was recently married to his wife Jamie.  Jamie and Brandon have a son, Lincoln, and three dogs: Gunner, Harleigh, and Brinley residing in Odessa TX.  He enjoys working out, playing soccer and spending time with his family.

Megan Leonard PT, DPT

Megan joined PhyTEx Physical Therapy in July 2017 as a full time Doctor of Physical Therapy. Megan received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2017 and a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from UTPB in 2014. She is certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling and is currently working towards her certification in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy.

Megan and her husband, Aaron, live in Odessa with their two dogs, Tuff and Huck, and two cats, Duke and Earl. Her hobbies include helping with her church’s youth group and spending time with her family.

Lauren Lucio, PTA

A five-year veteran with PhyTEx Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Associates, Lauren has her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Texas State University in 2009. She graduated from the Odessa College Physical Therapist Assistant program in 2012 and is a Kinesio Tapeing Practitioner. Lauren is currenty working toward her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree through a bridge program at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

The mother of Nathalia, Izaak, and their newest baby Captain, Lauren is married to Adam Lucio and enjoys playing soccer and football on the weekends.

 

Travis Clemmer, PTA

Travis Clemmer is a native Midlander who joined the PhyTEx Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Associates team in May of 2011 and is licensed by Texas State Board as a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA).

Travis holds a Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Management from Midland College and an Associates of Science Degree from Odessa College as a Physical Therapist Assistant.  He is a Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner (CKTP), certified in Clinical Comptency of Aquatic Physical Therapy, certified in Graston Technique, and holds a Physical Therapist Assistant Specialty Certification in Orthopaedics from Evidence in Motion.  His long-term goal is to continue his studies and eventually enter one of the few bridge programs available to achieve a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT).

Travis and his wife, Dayami, currently live in Midland. Travis’s hobbies include fitness, outdoors, and competitive obstacle course runs.

He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

 

Athletic Training Staff

Eric Pike, LAT

Erik Pike graduated with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Athletic Training from Texas State University. He is currently certified LAT and ATC and a member of NATA, SWATA, and TSATA.  He is a Graston Technique therapy specialist (GTS).

He interned with the Dallas Cowboys during the 2012 Training Camp and also served as athletic trainer for members of the Crossman Drum Corp during their nationwide tour in 2013 an 2014.

Prior to coming to Odessa, Erik was involved with the North Texas Basset Rescue, helping to pick up dogs from the shelter, fostering dogs, and helping bring them back to good health.

 

Laurie Yanez, Insurance Specialist

Liz Shipman, Accounting and Billing

Veronica Cobos, Billing Specialist

Amanda Maldonado, Intake Coordinator

Madison Armenta, Marketing Coordinator

Madison Gerig, Physical Therapy Technician

Isabel Ramos, Physical Therapy Technician

Lupe Cordova, Physical Therapy Technician

 

 

Odessa West Clinic (1365 West University Blvd., Odessa, Texas 79764, phone: 432-580-0011)

 

Chad Sandell, PTA

Chad Sandell started as a Physical Therapist Assistant at PhyTEx Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Associates in May of 2011 and currently serves as the site coordinator for the West Odessa PhyTEx location.

He holds a Level II Certification of an Ergonomic Assessment Specialist and is a Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner. Outside of PhyTEx, Chad serves the Permian Basin by providing home health physical therapy to those in need.

He graduated from the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Odessa College in 2011, where he served as president of the Physical Therapy Club. He currently serves on the college’s Physical Therapist Assistant Advisory Board.

He played collegiate soccer and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Texas Permian Basin. He has more than 10 years of experience working in the outpatient physical therapy setting.

He also played five years as a professionally sponsored racquetball player with E-Force Racquetball. He has trained and completed multiple marathons and half marathons, including three Tough Mudders. He trains with Odessa Crossfit multiple times a week and hopes to one day compete an Ironman Triathlon.

Chad has two young boys Cannon and Case Sandell, and is a member of the First Baptist Church of Odessa.

 

Chance Brady DPT, PT, COMT

Chance joined the PhyTEx team in July of 2015.  He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in December of 2011 and completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University in May of 2015.  He is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) of the Lower Extremity.


Chance is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.  His hobbies include powerlifting, volunteering with his church's youth group, playing drums, and spending time with his family.  Chance is married to Rachel Brady who is a dental hygienist at Dr. John Mark Weaver's office where they reside in Odessa Texas.

Gabby Arenivas, Intake Coordinator

Arturo Fuentes, Physical Therapy Technician

Yvette, Physical Therapy Technician

         

 

Midland Clinic (3404 Midland Drive, Suite C, Midland, Texas, 79707: phone: 432-617-3110)

Courtney Brooks, PT, DPT, cert MDT

Courtney joined the crew at PhyTEx in June of 2014.  A native of Greenwood, TX, Courtney attended and Graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Health Exercise and Sports Science from Texas Tech University in 2011.  She continued her education at Texas Tech University Health and Science Center, where she completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree in May of 2014. Courtney holds certification in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy.


In June of 2014, Courtney was married to Jarrel Brooks of Midland, TX.  The Brooks reside in their hometown of Greenwood, TX with their two daughters, Henley and Crosby, and three dogs: Haggard, Lola, and Bella.  Courtney's hobbies include running, spending time with family and DIY projects.  

Lori (Shuree) Waters, PTA

Shuree joined the PhyTEx team in September of 2017 and has been a Physical Therapist Assistant since 2014.  She moved to Midland from College Station, TX in 2017 with her husband Colt, and two daughters, Karsyn and Charli.

Lisa Cunningham, Intake Coordinator

JaCobey Gonzales, Physical Therapy Technician

Kim Granado, Physical Therapy Technician

 

 

Alpine Clinic (1901 W Hwy 90, Alpine, Texas 79830, phone: 432-837-5918)

 

Joanie Weber, PT

Joanie Weber graduated in 2007 with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University.

She has worked in in-patient and outpatient settings with a varied population of physical therapy clients, from geriatric to ortho, from sports related injuries to neuro and some pediatrics. She joined PhyTEx  Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Associates  in Alpine, Texas one and a half years ago.

The former athlete of high school and college volleyball resides in Alpine with her husband Chris and two sons. Her hobbies include athletic activities, camping, hiking and spending time with her family.

 

Amber McMullan, PT   

Amber joined PhyTEx in January of 2015.  A native of Ft Davis, TX, she graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree from Angelo State University in 2003.  She continued her education at Angelo State University where she completed her Masters of Physical Therapy in 2005.

Amber has gained a vast knowledge over the past 10 years in outpatient and home health physical therapy where she treated orthopedic, neurological and geriatric patients.  She is married to Tate McMullan and they have one daughter, Devan.  Amber enjoys running, hunting and helping run her family owned cattle racnh in Ft Davis.


Linda Coleman, Intake Coordinator

Belinda Contreras, Physical Therapy Technician

Truman Spoon LAT, Outreach Coordinator and Athletic Trainer

PTX - Pampa Clinic (2545 Perryton Parkway, Ste 35, Pampa, Texas 79065, phone: 806-486-1697)

 

David Godino, PT, DPT, COMT, OCS

David Godino joined PhyTEx Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Associates in June of 2011 as a full time Doctor of Physical Therapy.  David and his family recently moved to his native area in the panhandle to expand our physical therapy operations and open our newest location with a new logo. 

He graduated with his Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Sciences from the Texas Tech University in 2008 and finished his Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy in 2010 from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, TX.

In July of 2012, he became a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) of the spine.  David is trained in Dry Needling techniques and in 2016 became a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). Making him one of few Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialists in the area. 

Prior to joining the PhyTEx team, David was employed as an outpatient Physical Therapist at Levelland Physical Therapy in Levelland, TX.

A native of Canadian, TX, David and his wife Brooke have three sons, Cruise, Case, and Cooper. David enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, exercising/crossfit, and golfing.

Brooke Godino, PT, DPT

Born and raised in Odessa, Texas, Brooke Godino attended the University of Arkansas where she was part of the inaugural gymnastics team.

She graduated from University of Arkansas in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology: Exercise Science/ Biomechanics.  In 2007 she entered the physical therapy program at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, TX, receiving her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May of 2010.

During the course of her studies she met her future husband, David Godino.  They now have three sons, Cruise, Case, and Cooper.  Brooke joined the PhyTEx team in the summer of 2011.

Hilary Martinez, Intake Coordinator

Jodi, Physical Therapy Technician

PTX - Atascocita Clinic

Pieter L. de Smidt PT, DPT, cert MDT, MTC

Pieter is a Physical Therapist with over 30 years of experience in treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. He specializes in manual therapy using an evidence based approach to treating movement dysfunction.  

A native of the Netherlands, he received his BS in Physical Therapy before moving to the US where he received his Manual Therapy Certification at the University of St. Augustine. Dr. de Smidt completed his post-professional DPT from the Evidence in Motion Institute for Health Professions.

He holds certifications from Functional Movement Systems, McKenzie MTD Method and is also certified in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) and functional cupping. Dr. de Smidt teaches nation-wide continuing education courses for Physical & Occupational Therapists as well as Athletic Trainers with Medical Minds In Motion.

Pieter lives with his wife in Houston and enjoys working out and traveling.

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