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Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Meet the Therapists

Located at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital's Spine Center

Michelle Heebner

Michelle Heebner, PT, MS, OCS

  • 18 years of experience in Physical Therapy, emphasis on Orthopedics
  • Certified Clinical Instructor
  • Member: American Physical Therapy Association Orthopedic and Sports Sections, and Texas Physical Therapy Association
  • Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
  • Education:
    • Undergrad: Bachelor's of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
    • Graduate: Masters of Science in Physical Therapy, Texas Women's University
    • Currently enrolled in a transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at Utica College
    • Currently enrolled in the Manual Therapy Institute's Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship program
Kiran Patel

Kiran Patel, PTA

  • 1 year of experience as a licensed professional
  • Member: American Physical Therapy Association Orthopedic Section, Texas Physical Therapy Association
  • Educational Tutor to current student Physical Therapist Assistants at Houston Community College
  • Education:
    • Undergrad: Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology, University of Texas-San Antonio
    • Associate Degree in Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant Program, Houston Community College

Located at Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas

Regina Bautista

Regina Bautista, PT

  • Resident: Sports Physical Therapy Residency Class of 2013
  • Over 25 years of experience in Physical Therapy with emphasis on orthopedics and sports medicine rehabilitation
  • 15 years of management experience in various PT settings
  • MSLH Culture Mentor for new employees
  • Education:
    • Undergrad: Bachelor's of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines
    • Graduate: Currently enrolled in transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at A.T. Still University
Brad Chovanec

Brad Chovanec, PT, DPT, CSCS

  • Resident: Sports Physical Therapy Residency Class of 2013
  • Member: APTA Sports Section, TPTA
  • NCSA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Education:
    • Undergrad: Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology, University of Texas San Antonio
    • Graduate: Doctor of Physical Therapy, Texas Women's University Houston
Becky Folse

Becky Folse, MS, PT

  • Over 10 years experience in orthopedic, manual and sports therapy
  • Certified Clinical Instructor and site CCCE
  • MSLH Culture Mentor for new employees
  • Education:
    • Undergrad: Bachelor of Science, Louisiana State University
    • Graduate: Master of Physical Therapy, Louisiana State University Health Science Center
Geri Gandingco

Geri Gandingco, PT, MBA, CFMT

  • Certified in Functional Manual Therapy.
  • Manager for Out Patient Rehabilitation Services at Methodist Orthopaedic Specialist of Texas.
  • Member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedic Section, and the Texas Physical Therapy Association.
  • Education:
    • Undergrad: Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy, University of the Philippines School of Allied Medical Professions
    • Graduate: Masters in Business Administration, University of Houston at Victoria
    • Currently enrolled in Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Texas Women's University
Nathan Gaskamp

Nathan Gaskamp, PTA

  • 6 years experience as a licensed professional and 15 years as a family and friends caregiver
  • Clinical Instructor for PTA students
  • Skilled in treating Orthopedic and Geriatric patients
  • Education:
    • Undergrad: Associate Degree in Applied Science, Physical TherapistAssistant Program, Wharton County Junior College
Christina Gomez

Christina Gomez, PT, DPT

  • Resident: Orthopedic Residency Class of 2013
  • Member: APTA Orthopedic Section, TPTA
  • Education:
    • Undergrad: Bachelor's of Science in Biology, University of New Mexico
    • Graduate: Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of New Mexico Class of 2013
Stephanie Kerwin

Stephanie Kerwin, PT, MPT

  • Member:American Physical Therapy Association Orthopedic Section, Texas Physical Therapy Association
  • Over 10 years of Outpatient Orthopedics
  • Working towards becoming an Orthopedic certified Specialist
  • Education:
    • Undergrad: Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology, University of Texas
    • Graduate: Master of Physical Therapy, University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston
Sarah N. Laughry

Sarah N. Laughry, PT, DPT

  • Resident: Sports Physical Therapy Residency Class of 2013
  • Member: APTA Sports Section, TPTA
  • Education:
    • Undergrad: Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition, Texas A&M
    • Graduate: Doctor of Physical Therapy, Texas Women's University Houston
Lindsey Moore

Lindsey Moore, PTA

  • Over 4 years of experience as a PTA with orthopedic outpatient physical therapy
  • Certified Clinical Instructor for PTA students
  • MSLH Culture Mentor for new employees
  • Education:
    • Undergrad: Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology, University of Texas
    • Associate Degree in Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant Program, Houston Community College
Toko Nguyen

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

  • Supervisor of Clinical Residency
  • Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
  • Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
  • NSCA, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Clinical Faculty Member, The Manual Therapy Institute
  • Member: American Physical Therapy Association Orthopedic and Sports Sections, Texas Physical Therapy Association, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, and a Texas Legislative Representative for the APTA Sports Physical Therapy Section
  • Education:
    • Undergrad: Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology, Northeast Missouri State University
    • Graduate: Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Southwest Texas State University
    • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Texas Women's University
Marie Potter

Marie Potter, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT, ATC

  • Sports Physical Therapy Residency Coordinator
  • Board Certified Orthopedic Therapist
  • Board Certified Sports Physical Therapist
  • Fellow, American Academy of Manual Physical Therapists
  • Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Member: American Physical Therapy Association Orthopedic Section, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
  • Education:
    • Undergrad: Bachelor's of Science in Sports Medicine, University of Virginia
    • Graduate: Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Virginia Commonwealth University
Benjamin Renfrow

Benjamin Renfrow, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

  • Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Coordinator
  • Residency Trained, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
  • Fellowship Trained, Orthopedic Manual Therapist
  • Education:
    • Undergrad: Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology, Minor in Biology, Southwest Texas State University
    • Graduate: Masters of Science in Physical Therapy Southwest Texas State University
    • Post-Graduate: Doctor of Physical Therapy, Texas Women's University
Chris Stolle

Chris Stolle, PTA

  • 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:
    • Undergrad: Associate Degree in Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant Program, Wharton County Junior College
Rachel Waite

Rachel Waite, PTA

  • Over 4 years of experience as a PTA with outpatient orthopedic and aquatic physical therapy
  • Education:
    • Undergrad: Associate Degree in Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant Program, Blinn College

Occupational Therapists

Peggy Boineau

Peggy Boineau, MOT, OTR, CHT

  • 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:
    • Undergrad: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Dallas
    • Graduate: Master of Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman's University
Kristin Booher

Kristin Booher, MOT, OTR, CHT

  • Certified Hand Therapist.
  • 9 years of Occupational Therapy in a variety of settings including orthopedics, neuro and burn rehab
  • Education:
    • Undergrad: Bachelor's of Science in Occupational Therapy, Texas Tech University
    • Graduate: Masters of Occupational Therapy, Texas Tech University
Michael Parkinson

Michael Parkinson, MOT, OTR, CHT

  • 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 (hand specialty), burns and skilled nursing
  • MSLH culture mentor for new employees
  • Education:
    • Graduate: Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Texas Tech HealthSciences Center
Penne Riggins

Penne Riggins, COTA

  • Over 22 years experience in upper extremity
  • MSLH Culture Mentor for new employees
  • Education:
    • Undergrad: Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant
Lilian Watson

Lilian Watson, OT/L, CHT

  • Certified Hand Therapist
  • Over 12 years of experience as Occupational Therapist in different areas
  • Fluent in Portuguese
  • Basic speaking Spanish
  • Education:
    • Undergrad: BA in Occupational Therapy, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - Brazil