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
  • Education:
    • Bachelor of Physical Therapy, University of Saint Tomas - Philippines
    • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, A.T. Still University - Arizona
    • Residency Training, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Orthopedic Residency
    • Fellowship Training, Institute for Athlete Regeneration OMPT
  • Interests & Specialties
    • General Orthopedics
    • Pain Science
    • Manual Therapy
“Our residency program is geared toward providing superior opportunity for growth, while specializing in orthopedics and sports medicine. We develop the highest level of movement specialist with superior clinical reasoning and management skills. This better prepares them better for the high demands customer service and patient satisfaction in the medical community.” - Regina Bautista

Ciara Burgi, PT, DPT, CSCS, PES

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Faculty Mentor, Sugar Land
  • NSCA, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • NASM, Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • Member: APTA Sports and Orthopedic Sections, AAOMPT, TPTA, TPTA Southeastern District Communications Chair
  • Education:
    • Bachelor's 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
  • Research
    • The utility of clinical measure for the diagnosis of Achilles tendon injuries: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Journal of Athletic Training, 2014.
    • Injuries presenting to a walk-in clinic at a summer dance intensive program: a three-year retrospective data analysis. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, 2014.
  • Interests & Specialties
    • Lower Extremity Rehabilitation and Athletic Performance
    • Performing Arts Specialist
    • Global Health Specialist
“With an increasing demand for efficiency and quality of care, specialization within the physical therapy field is quickly becoming the standard. Completion of a residency program is one of the best ways for a young clinician to accelerate their knowledge and put them on a path toward becoming a leader in the field. Our program is hands-down the best in the community to accomplish that.” – Ciara Burgi

Becky Folse, MS, PT

Becky Folse, MS, PT

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
  • Over 10 years experience in orthopedic, manual and sports therapy
  • Certified Clinical Instructor and site CCCE
  • MSLH Culture Mentor for new employees
  • Education:
    • Bachelor's of Science, Louisiana State University
    • Master's of Physical Therapy, Louisiana State University Health Science Center

Geri Gandingco, PT, DPT, MBA, CFMT

Geri Gandingco, PT, DPT, MBA, CFMT

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
  • Certified in Functional Manual Therapy
  • Manager for Out Patient Rehabilitation Services
  • Member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedic Section, and the Texas Physical Therapy Association
  • Education:
    • Bachelor's of Science in Physical Therapy, University of the Philippines School of Allied Medical Professions
    • Master's of Business Administration, University of Houston at Victoria
    • Currently enrolled in Doctor of Physical Therapy program at 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, Texas Physical Therapy Association, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, Second Vice Co-chair of the Southeastern District, Advisory Panel Member for Independent Study Courses for the APTA Orthopedic Section
  • 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
  • Interests & Specialties
    • Spine Rehabilitation
    • Concussion
    • Pain Science
    • Behavioral Science
"With the changes in health care, patients are placing more emphasis on value. Physical therapists need to meet these needs by advancing their clinical knowledge so that patients recognize that we are specialists in movement. This knowledge will allow them to choose physical therapy as their mode of rehabilitation.” - Christina Gomez

Stephanie Kerwin, PT, MPT, OCS

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Faculty Mentor, Sugar Land
  • Board Certified Orthopedic and Sports Clinical Specialist
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
  • Member: APTA Orthopedic Section, TPTA
  • Over 10 years of Outpatient Orthopedics
  • Working towards becoming an Orthopedic certified Specialist
  • Education:
    • Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology, University of Texas
    • Master’s of Physical Therapy, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
    • Fellowship Training, Institute for Athlete Regeneration OMPT
  • Interests & Specialties
    • General Orthopedics
    • Manual Therapy
“Our residency program prides itself on being a collaboration of minds, which continually examines the spectrum of evaluation and treatment options. We pride ourselves on being scholars of anatomy, biomechanics and physiology which enables us to make sound decisions to individualize treatments and provide the highest quality of care to our patients.” - Stephanie Kerwin

Adeeb Khalfe, PT, DPT, CSCS

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Faculty Mentor, Sugar Land
  • Board Certified Orthopedic and Sports Clinical Specialist
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
  • NSCA, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Member: APTA Orthopedic Section, TPTA, AAOMPT
  • Education:
    • Bachelor's of Science in Biology, Baylor University
    • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Angelo State University
    • Residency Training, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Orthopedic Residency
    • Fellowship Training, Institute for Athlete Regeneration OMPT
  • Interests & Specialties
    • Upper Extremity Conditions/li>
    • Track & Field Athletes
    • Sports Performance Rehabilitation
“Our residency program is a great way for clinicians to advance their knowledge, serve as advocates in the field of physical therapy, and provide education to our peers and patients. The opportunity for independent clinical practice, completing rounds with physicians, one-on-one mentoring, and consistent feedback, allows the resident to continuously grow in their clinical decision making. With these opportunities inside and outside of the clinic, residency is a great way to put your stamp on the profession and make a name for yourself.” – Adeeb Khalfe

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, Texas Physical Therapy Association, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, Texas Legislative Representative for the APTA Sports Physical Therapy Section, ABPTRFE Accreditation Service Committee
  • Education:
    • Bachelor's 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
  • Interests & Specialties
    • Shoulder and Overhead Athlete Specialist
    • Sports Performance Rehabilitation
    • Extensive background working with professional, Olympic, collegiate athletes
"Our profession is extremely dynamic and can be challenging to the generalist. It’s important to substantiate yourself as a specialist who can better meet the needs of the patient and keep pace with advancing knowledge. It’s our privilege to assist therapists in overcoming these challenges and meet their professional goals of specialization." - Toko Nguyen

J. Teneal Steverson, PTA

J. Teneal Steverson, PTA

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Licensed Massage Therapist for 10 years
  • Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant since 2012 working in orthopedics and 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

Chris Stolle, PTA

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
  • Over 15 years of experience in sports medicine and orthopedics; 14 years of experience as a Clinical Instructor; 4 years of experience in management; and 2 years of experience in outreach
  • Over 15 years of experience in sports medicine and orthopedics; 14 years of experience as a Clinical Instructor; 4 years of experience in management; and 2 years of experience in outreach
  • 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

Kimberly Kainer, MOT, OTR

Kimberly Kainer, MOT, OTR

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Neuroscience & Spine Center
  • 2 years of experience as a licensed occupational therapist with emphasis on Neurology rehabilitation in an inpatient and outpatient setting
  • Member: American Occupational Therapy Association, Texas Occupational Therapy association
  • Education:
    • Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology – Motor Behavior, Texas A&M University - College Station, TX
    • Master's of Science in Occupational Therapy, University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio, TX

Peggy Boineau, MOT, OTR, CHT

Peggy Boineau, MOT, OTR, CHT

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
  • Certified Hand Therapist
  • Senior Occupational Therapist at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
  • Over 25 years experience in Occupational and Hand Therapy
  • Member: American Occupational Therapy Association, Texas Occupational Therapy Association, American Society of Hand Therapists, Texas Chapter of American Society of Hand Therapists
  • 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
  • Education:
    • Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology, University of Dallas
    • Master's of Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman's University

Kristin Booher, MOT, OTR, CHT

Kristin Booher, MOT, OTR, CHT

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
  • Certified Hand Therapist
  • 9 years of Occupational Therapy in a variety of settings including orthopedics, neurology and burn rehab
  • Education:
    • Bachelor's of Science in Occupational Therapy, Texas Tech University
    • Master's of Occupational Therapy, Texas Tech University

Michael Parkinson, MOT, OTR, CHT

Michael Parkinson, MOT, OTR, CHT

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
  • Certified Hand Therapist
  • Experienced in working with people of all ages including 2 years in skilled nursing
  • 7 years experience as an Occupational Therapist including outpatient orthopedics, burns and skilled nursing
  • HMSL culture mentor for new employees
  • Education:
    • Master's of Science in Occupational Therapy, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center

Lilian Watson, OT/L, CHT

Lilian Watson, OT/L, CHT

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
  • Certified Hand Therapist
  • Over 12 years of experience as Occupational Therapist in different areas
  • Fluent in Portuguese, Basic speaking Spanish
  • Education:
    • Bachelor's of Arts in Occupational Therapy, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - Brazil