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 and sports injuries, pain science, manual therapy, spine rehabilitation, joint replacement


• 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

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, dry needling
• 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, OCS, CSCS

• Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine - Sienna Plantation
• Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
• 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
  • Fellowship Training, Institute of Athlete Regeneration

Monique Dillard, PT

Monique Dillard, PT
• Houston Methodist Neuroscience & Spine Center
• Experienced with treating individuals with neurological injuries
• Interested in Vestibular Rehabilitation
• Education:
  • Bachelors of Science, Georgia State University

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
• Interests & Specialties: Management, spine rehabilitation, manual therapy
• 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, dry needling
• 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, vestibular therapy
• Education:
  • Bachelor of Science of Physical Therapy, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Master of Science in Physical Therapy, Texas Women's University
  • Transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Utica College
  • Fellowship Training, Orthopedic and Manual Physical Therapy, The Manual Therapy Institute

Lauren Hendrix, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, CSCS

• Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
• Clinical Faculty Mentor, Sugar Land
• Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
• Member: APTA Orthopedic Section, TPTA, AAOMPT
• NSCA, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
• Interests & Specialties: Lower extremity rehabilitation and athletic performance, soccer injuries, dry needling
• Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology/Psychology, University of Alabama
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Texas Woman’s University
  • Fellowship Training, Institute for Athlete Regeneration OMPT

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

Kristine Neelon, PT, DPT, SDN

Kristine Neelon, PT, DPT, CSOMT, SDN
• Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
• Clinical Faculty Mentor, Sugar Land
• NSCA, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
• Member: APTA Orthopedic Section, TPTA
• Interests & Specialties: General orthopedics, spine, manual therapy and dry needling, joint replacements, wellness
• Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology, Hofstra University
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Texas Women's University
  • OMPT Training, Institute for Athlete Regeneration OMPT

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, , dry needling
• 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

Darrin Staloch, PT, DPT, CSCS

Darrin Staloch, PT, DPT, CSOMT, CSCS
• Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
• Clinical Faculty Mentor, Sugar Land
• Certified Sports and Orthopedic Manual Therapist
• NSCA, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
• Member: National Strength and Conditioning Association
• Interests & Specialties: General orthopedics, pain science, manual therapy, dry needling, return to sport rehabilitation and performance
• Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Southwestern University
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Texas Woman’s University - Houston
  • Fellowship Training, Institute for Athlete Regeneration OMPT

J. Teneal Steverson, PTA

• Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
• 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
• Interests & Specialties: Orthopedics and sports injuries
• Education:
  • Associate Degree in Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant Program, Wharton County Junior College

Ben Volkman, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS

• Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
• Clinical Faculty Mentor, Sugar Land
• Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist
• NSCA, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
• Interests & Specialties: Baseball pitchers and overhead athletes; pports performance rehabilitation; tendon injuries; Crossfit athletes
• Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Angelo State University
  • Residency Training, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Sports Residency

Shannon E. Volkman, PT, DPT, CSCS

Shannon E. Volkman, PT, DPT, CSCS
• Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine - Sienna Plantation
• Member: APTA Orthopedic Section, TPTA
• NSCA, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
• Interests & Specialties: Return to sport rehabilitation, soccer, basketball, and running injuries
• Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Angelo State University
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Angelo State University

Nichole Chandler Volstad, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

• Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine - Sienna Plantation
• Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
• Member: APTA Sports Section, TPTA, , AAOMPT
• Interests & Specialties: Soccer and volleyball, return to sport rehabilitation, pediatric orthopedic injuries
• Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Science, University of Miami
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Miami
  • Residency Training, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Orthopedic Residency
  • Fellowship Training, Institute for Athlete Regeneration OMPT

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
  • AOTA Fellowship site reviewer
  • 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, CLT

• Houston Methodist Sugar Land Neuroscience & Spine Center
• LSVT Big Certified
• Certified Lymphedema Therapist
• Interests & Specialties: neurological rehabilitation, lymphedema management, LSVT- Big
• 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
• Senior OT
• HMSL culture mentor for new employees
• Education:
  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center

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