Meet the Therapists

Whether the goal is to get you back in the game, back to work or back to your hobbies and passions, our therapists will be with you every step of the way. 

Physical Therapists

Regina Bautista, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT

• Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
• Clinical Faculty Mentor, Sugar Land
• Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
• Member: APTA Orthopedic Section, TPTA, AAOMPT
• Interests & Specialties: General orthopedics, pain science, manual therapy


• Education:
  • Bachelor of Physical Therapy, University of Saint Tomas
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, A.T. Still University
  • Residency Training, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Orthopedic Residency
  • Fellowship Training, Institute for Athlete Regeneration OMPT

Ciara Burgi, PT, DPT, SCS, FAAOMPT, CSCS

• Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
• Clinical Faculty Mentor, Sugar Land
• Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist
• Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
• NSCA, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
• Member: APTA Sports and Orthopedic Sections, AAOMPT, TPTA, TPTA Southeastern District Communications Chair
• Interests & Specialties: Lower extremity rehabilitation and athletic performance, performing arts specialist, global health specialist
• Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Duke University
  • Residency Training, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Sports Residency
  • Fellowship Training, Institute for Athlete Regeneration OMPT

Nichole Chandler, PT, DPT

• Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine - Sienna Plantation
• Member: APTA Sports Section, TPTA
• Interests & Specialties: Return to sport rehabilitation, soccer and volleyball injuries
• Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Science, University of Miami
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Miami

Marie Charpentier, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT, ATC, LAT

• Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
• Coordinator of Sports and Athletic Training Residency Programs
• Board Certified Orthopedic and Sports Clinical Specialist
• Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
• Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer
• Member: APTA Sports Section, TPTA, AAOMPT, National Athletic Trainers Association, Southeastern District Nominating Committee, APTA Accreditation Committee
• Interests & Specialties: Endurance athlete specialist, passion for treating runners and triathletes of all levels
• Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine, University of Virginia
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Medical College of Virginia
  • Residency Training, Kaiser Permanente Southern California
  • Fellowship Training, Kaiser Permanente Southern California

Meaghan Dayton, PT, DPT, CSCS

• Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine - Sienna Plantation
• Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
• Member: APTA Sports Section, TPTA
• Interests & Specialties: Return to sport rehabilitation, overhead athletes
• Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Education, University of Arkansas
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Residency Training, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Orthopedic Residency

Geri Gandingco, PT, DPT, MBA, CFMT

• Manager for Out Patient Rehabilitation Services
• Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
• Certified in Functional Manual Therapy
• Member: APTA Orthopedic Section, TPTA
• Education:
    • Bachelor of Physical Therapy, University of the Philippines School of Allied Medical Professions
    • Master of Business Administration, University of Houston at Victoria
                                                           • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Texas Women's University

Christina Gomez, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT, CSCS

• Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine 
• Coordinator of Orthopedic Residency Progam
• Board Certified Orthopedic and Sports Clinical Specialist
• Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
• NSCA, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
• Member: APTA Orthopedic and Sports Section, TPTA, AAOMPT, Southeastern District Second Vice Co-chair, Advisory Panel for Independent Study Courses for APTA Orthopedic Section
• Interests & Specialties: Gymnastics and tumbling, concussion, pain science, behavioral science
• Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of New Mexico
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of New Mexico
  • Residency Training, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Orthopedic Residency
  • Fellowship Training, Institute for Athlete Regeneration OMPT

Michelle Heebner, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

• Houston Methodist Neuroscience & Spine Center
• Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
• Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
• Certified Clinical Instructor
• Member: APTA Orthopedic and Sports Sections, TPTA, AAOMPT
• Interests: Spine rehabilitation, orthopedics, manual therapy
• Education:
  • Bachelor of Science of Physical Therapy, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Master of Science in Physical Therapy, Texas Women's University
  • Fellowship Training, Orthopedic and Manual Physical Therapy, The Manual Therapy Institute

Dan Kershner, PT

• Houston Methodist Neuroscience & Spine Center
• Certified Ergonomist
• LSVT Big Certified
• Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, University of Vermont
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Vermont

Stephanie Kerwin, PT, MPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

• Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
• Clinical Faculty Mentor, Sugar Land
• Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist
• Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist
• Member: APTA Orthopedic Section, TPTA
• Interests: General orthopedics, manual therapy


• Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, University of Texas
  • Master of Physical Therapy, University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Fellowship Training, Institute for Athlete Regeneration OMPT

Sarah Macrowski, PT, DPT, OCS

• Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
• Clinical Faculty Mentor, Sugar Land
• Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
• Member: APTA Orthopedic and Women's Health Section
• Interests & Specialties: Prenatal and postpartum care, pelvic health rehabilitation, endurance athletes



• Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, St. Louis University
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, St. Louis University

Toko Nguyen, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT, CSCS

• Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
• Supervisor of Clinical Residency Programs
• Board Certified Orthopedic and Sports Clinical Specialist
• Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
• NSCA, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
• Member: APTA Orthopedic and Sports Sections, TPTA, AAOMPT, Texas Legislative Representative for the APTA Sports Section, ABPTRFE Accreditation Service Committee
• Interests & Specialties: Shoulder and overhead athletes; sports performance; professional, Olympic and collegiate athletes
• Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Northeast Missouri State University
  • Master of Science in Physical Therapy, Texas State University
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Texas Women's University
  • Fellowship Training, Manual Therapy Institute

Axita Patel, PTA, BS

• Houston Methodist Neuroscience & Spine Center
• Interests & Specialties: Neurological rehabilitation
• Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, University of Houston
  • Associate Degree in Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant Program, Houston Community College

Kiran Patel, PTA

• Houston Methodist Neuroscience & Spine Center
• Certified Clinical Instructor
• LSVT Big Certified
• Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Associate Degree in Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant Program, Houston Community College

J. Teneal Steverson, PTA

• Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
• Licensed Massage Therapist
• Interests & Specialties: orthopedics, aquatic therapy
• Education:
  • Associate of Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant Program, Houston Community College Coleman College of Health Sciences
  • Memorial Hermann School of Massage and Spa Therapy

Chris Stolle, PTA

• Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
• Clinical Outreach Specialist for the outpatient rehab department
• Certified Clinical Instructor for PTA students
• Education:
  • Associate Degree in Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant Program, Wharton County Junior College

Occupational / Hand Therapists

Peggy Boineau, MOT, OTR, BCPR, CHT

  • Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
  • Certified Hand Therapist
  • AOTA Board Certification in Physical Rehabilitation
  • Occupational Therapy Residency Coordinator at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
  • Member: American Occupational Therapy Association, Texas Occupational Therapy Association, American Society of Hand Therapists, Texas Society for Hand Therapy
  • Past President, American Society of Hand Therapists
  • Past President, Texas Chapter of American Society of Hand Therapists
  • Treasurer, International Federation for Societies of Hand Therapy
  • Historian, Texas Society for Hand Therapy
  • Education:
    • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Dallas
    • Master of Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman's University

Padmaja Deshpande, MSc OT, OTR/L, CHT

• Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
• Clinical Faculty Mentor, Hand Therapy Residency
• Certified Hand Therapist
• Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy , University of Mumbai
  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy with Emphasis in Orthopedics, University of Mumbai

Kimberly Kainer, MOT, OTR

• Houston Methodist Sugar Land Neuroscience & Spine Center
• LSVT Big Certified
• Emphasis in neurologic rehabilitation in an inpatient and outpatient setting
• Member: AOTA, TOTA
• Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology – Motor Behavior, Texas A&M University
  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, University of Texas                                                               Health Science Center

Michael Parkinson, MOT, OTR, CHT

• Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
• Clinical Faculty Mentor, Hand Therapy Residency
• Certified Hand Therapist
• HMSL culture mentor for new employees
• Education:
  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center

Mathew Vilangattuseril, MOT, OTR/L

• Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
• Clinical Faculty Mentor, Hand Therapy Residency
• HMSL culture mentor for new employees
• Education:
  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Barry University

Speech Therapists

Carol Wilson, MA, CCC-SLP

• Houston Methodist Neuroscience & Spine Center
• Speech-Language Pathologist
• LSVT-LOUD Certified
• Interests & Specialties: Dysphagia, Aphasia, and LSVT-LOUD
• Education:
  • Bachelor of Arts of English Literature, Sam Houston State University
  • Master or Arts of Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of Houston