Residency Team

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

Marie Potter, 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 Sections, Texas Physical Therapy Association, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, National Athletic Trainers Association, Southeastern District Nominating Committee, APTA Accreditation Committee
  • Education:
    • Bachelor's 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
  • Interests & Specialties
    • Endurance Athlete Specialist
    • Passion for treating runners and triathletes of all levels and abilities
"Our residents will help shape the future of physical therapy by providing the most effective and evidenced-based treatments. I am excited to be a part of such an innovative program." - Marie Potter

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

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

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

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

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

Andrew Kenas, PT, DPT, CSCS, CKTP, CISSN

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Faculty Mentor, Sugar Land
  • NSCA, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner
  • Certified Sports Nutritionist
  • Member: APTA Orthopedic Section, TPTA
  • Education:
    • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Arizona State University
    • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Nova Southeastern University
    • Residency Training, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Orthopedic Residency
    • Fellowship Training, Institute for Athlete Regeneration OMPT
  • Interests & Specialties
    • Upper Extremity Conditions
    • Sports Performance Rehabilitation
“Leaders aren’t born, their made, and our programs have a very strong track record of producing some of the best in the field!” – Andrew Kenas

AMY CONTRERAS, PT, MS, OCS

Amy Contreras, PT, MS, OCS

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Faculty Mentor, West Houston
  • Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
  • Member: APTA Orthopedic Section, TPTAT
  • Education:
    • Bachelor of Science, Louisiana State University
    • Master of Science in Physical Therapy, Texas Women’s University
  • Interests & Specialties
    • General Orthopedics
    • Manual Therapy
“Helping others heal makes for a fulfilling career. To strive for meaningful and cost-effective outcomes in physical therapy, it is imperative to pursue the most current research and education available and to collaborate with other health care professionals to ensure that evidence translates to practice and is consumer-centered.” - Amy Contreras

CHRYSTA LLOYD, PT, DPT, OCS

Chrysta Lloyd, PT, DPT, OCS

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Faculty Mentor, West Houston
  • Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
  • Member: APTA Orthopedic Section, TPTA
  • Education:
    • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Florida State University
    • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Washington University, St. Louis
    • Residency Training, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Orthopedic Residency
    • Fellowship Training, Manual Therapy Institute
  • Interests & Specialties
    • General Orthopedics
    • Pain Science
    • Manual Therapy
“The clinical residency programs are a great bridge for direct, focused application of the vast amount of information received in physical therapy school. It allows the clinician to become efficient at the evaluation, assessment and the treatment process. This is a process that typically takes many years to achieve without focused education and is just not as well emphasized in physical therapy school. Our residents are challenged with opportunities to enhance their analytical thinking and clinical reasoning, which sets them apart from the general PT clinician and typically jump starts their desire for higher post-graduate education.” - Chrysta Lloyd

BETH RIEMERSMA, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC

Beth Riemersma, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Faculty Mentor, Willowbrook
  • Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist
  • Member: APTA Sports Section, TPTA
  • Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Education:
    • • Bachelor of Science, Concordia University
    • • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Creighton University
    • • Fellowship Training, Institute for Athlete Regeneration OMPT
  • Interests & Specialties
    • Volleyball
    • Educating and working with fellow crossfitters to encourage normal functional movements and reduce risk of injury
“I’m excited to be a part of a program that encourages evidence based practice and provides our residents with an advantage in a field that is so competitive.” - Beth Riemersma

COURTNEY BOHNE, PT, DPT, SCS

Courtney Bohne, PT, DPT, SCS

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Faculty Mentor, St. John
  • Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist
  • Member: APTA Sports Section, Texas Physical Therapy Association
  • Education:
    • • Bachelor of Science in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, University of Florida
    • • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Florida
    • • Residency Training, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Sports Residency
    • • Fellowship Training, Institute for Athlete Regeneration OMPT
  • Interests & Specialties
    • Injury Prevention
    • Return to Sport Rehabilitation
    • Running Injuries
    • Baseball and Basketball Injuries
    • Lower Extremity Rehabilitation
“Participation in a residency program is an invaluable experience for clinicians to learn how to implement the most effective and patient-centered care possible. Our program provides an exceptional opportunity for residents to witness the full spectrum of patient care, become proficient in manual therapy techniques, and to advance their clinical reasoning skills.” – Courtney Bohne

CHRIS GAINES, PT, DPT, SCS, CF-L1

Chris Gaines, PT, DPT, SCS, CF-L1

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Faculty Mentor, St. John
  • Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist
  • CrossFit Level One Trainer
  • Member: APTA Orthopedic and Sports Section, Tactical Athlete SIG Sports Section
  • Education:
    • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Stephen F. Austin State University
    • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Texas Women’s University - Houston
    • Residency Training, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Sports Residency
  • Interests & Specialties
    • Athletic Spine Rehabilitation
    • Concussion Rehabilitation
    • CrossFit Athletes
    • Tactical Athletes
“Physical Therapy practice is growing exponentially and the need to set yourself apart from the crowd is of utmost importance. Residency Training is one of the most exclusive ways you can achieve this goal.” – Chris Gaines

Our Athletic Trainers


Daniel Cook, ATC, LAT
  • Faculty, Sports Physical Therapy and Athletic Training Residency
  • Education: BA, West Virginia University – 1998
  • Internships: Pittsburgh Pirates – Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society. Indianapolis Colts – Summer Internship
  • Previous Affiliations: CHRISTUS St. John Hospital – Pearland High School. CHRISTUS St. Joseph Hospital – San Jacinto Junior College. CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital – Outreach Athletic Trainer. Houston Methodist St. John Hospital – Texas City High School-Outreach Athletic Trainer. Bay Area Toros Baseball Team – Medical Director. Hitchcock High School – Outreach Athletic Trainer.
W. Brandon Roberts, MEd, ATC, LAT
  • Faculty, Athletic Training Residency
  • Education: BESS, Texas State University; MEd, Texas State University
  • Previous Affiliations: Fort Bend Travis High School, Head Athletic Trainer; Fort Bend Kempner High School, Head Athletic Trainer
Bill Wissen, MA, ATC, LAT
  • Faculty, Sports Physical Therapy Residency and Athletic Training Residency
  • Education: BA, Southeastern Louisiana University; MA, Western Michigan University
  • Previous Affiliations: Alief Hastings High School, Clinical Athletic Trainer

Our Residents


Orthopedic Residency, Class of 2017
Fred Sampang, PT, DPT
  • Undergraduate: University of Illinois – Chicago
  • Graduate: University of Illinois – Chicago
Caitlin Nadolny, PT, DPT, CSCS
  • Undergraduate: Texas Christian University
  • Graduate: Texas Women’s University – Houston
Sarah Nonaka, PT, DPT
  • Undergraduate: Southwestern University
  • Graduate: Texas State University – San Marcos
Vinh Vuong, PT, DPT
  • Undergraduate: University of South Florida – Tampa
  • Graduate: University of Miami

Our Residency Medical Directors


David Braunreiter, MD
  • "The residency at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has afforded our sports medicine physicians and residents the opportunity to unite their talents into a more precise treatment of our patients' medical needs. The collaboration of our professions has transformed our facility into an institution of knowledge that will continue to evolve and benefit our community." - David Braunreiter, MD
Mark W. Maffet, MD
  • "It is very impressive that our physical therapists are incorporating residency and fellowship to advance their clinical skills. From personal experience, these programs are vital to an orthopedic surgeon's success and I am glad that our therapists are following similar paths to their own specialization." - Mark W. Maffet, MD
Timothy C. Sitter, MD
  • "I am extremely excited to be part of a program that will advance the clinical skills of our therapists. Sound rehabilitation is a key component to a successful surgery and it is good to know we have a hospital that continues to develop high-level therapists to provide this service for us. This program truly fits into the culture of Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital." - Timothy C. Sitter, MD
Jeffrey B. Wood, MD
  • "The opportunity for residents to observe us in clinic and in surgery is so important in understanding the implications for rehabilitation. This opportunity definitely puts our therapists ahead of the rest, and I am glad to be a part of this experience." - Jeffrey B. Wood, MD

Contact Us

For more information on the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Physical Therapy Residency Programs, please contact:

Toko Nguyen PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT, CSCS
tcnguyen@houstonmethodist.org