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Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation

 
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Baylor Rehab Dallas - Landry Center 

The skilled therapists at the Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation Outpatient Services clinic at the Baylor Tom Landry Center in Dallas offer a wide variety of specialized therapy services for patients suffering from physical conditions related to aging, gender, illness and injury.

Our goal is to provide the high quality treatment and compassionate service needed to improve quality of life.

Our Services

  • Aqua Therapy
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • Hand Therapy
  • Lymphedema Services
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy/Vital Stim
  • Vestibular Therapy
  • Women's Health

Learn more about these therapies.

Hours

Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Our Staff

Center Manager: Christel Ray, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Christel’s 18 year career includes over 14 years of experience in the Outpatient Orthopedic Physical Therapy setting.  She has a passion for clinical education and a special interest in treating shoulder, spine and temporomandibular joint dysfunctions.  Christel is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist.  Christel is a mentor in the BIR Orthopedic Residency program and is certified to perform both trigger point dry needling and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization.

Supervisor: Kristy J. Elliff, PT, DPT, NCS
Kristy, one of our supervisors, is a board-certified specialist in neurology. She graduated from University of Utah with her doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2007. She specializes in treating patients with vertigo, vestibular deficits, balance deficits, stroke and Parkinson's disease.

Supervisor: Rachel Tolentino, PT, OCS
With more than 10 years of Outpatient Orthopedic Physical therapy experience, Rachel is trained in manual therapy through North American Institute of Manual Therapy, is a certified running coach through Road Runners Club of America and also obtained her OCS (Orthopedic Certified Specialist) in 2013. She enjoys assisting injured runners into recovery as well as all other diagnoses.  She graduated with a Master’s of Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 2005.

Physical Therapist: Michelle Roch, PT, MPT, OCS
Michelle holds a master’s of physical therapy from UT Southwestern Medical Center, as well as an undergraduate degree from Baylor University. She achieved her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) certification through the American Physical Therapy Association in 2013. Michelle is a mentor for the BIR orthopedic residency. Her clinical interests include general orthopedics and sports medicine for a variety of ages.

Physical Therapist: Valerie L Bobb PT, DPT, WCS, ATC
Valerie, our Women’s Health Residency director, is a board-certified clinical specialist in women’s health, holds a master’s of physical therapy and is a certified athletic trainer. Her early career focused on obstetrics and the female athlete, serving as director of rehabilitation for the Milwaukee Ballet Company. Valerie’s practice includes pregnancy/post-partum injury, high-risk pregnancy, urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, fecal incontinence and constipation and male pelvic floor.

Physical Therapist: Chad Swank, PT, PhD, NCS
After graduating with a degree in physical therapy from Regis University, Chad began working with patients with neurological disorders. He has a PhD from Texas Woman’s University and serves as the academic coordinator of the Baylor Rehab-TWU Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy. He is board-certified in neurologic physical therapy and primarily works with patients with various movement disorders.

Physical Therapist: Laura Pfeffer, PT, DPT
Laura holds a doctorate degree in physical therapy from Texas Woman's University in Dallas. She enjoys general orthopedics, but has a special interest in Pilates treatments, low back pain, as well as vestibular and balance rehabilitation.  Laura also works in the pool providing aquatic therapy with a focus on chronic pain and post-operative patients.

Physical Therapist: April Manint, PT, DPT, OCS
April received her doctorate of physical therapy from UT Southwestern Medical center in 2010.  She has achieved her board-certified clinical specialty in orthopedics (OCS) in 2013 and is currently working towards a certification through the Institute of Physical Art.  Her clinical interests include orthopedics, post-operative care, sports medicine, and aquatic therapy. 

Physical Therapist: Jace Brown, PT, DPT
Jace received his B.S in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in Dallas. Upon graduation, Jace completed a residency in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. He is now pursuing a fellowship in manual therapy though the North American Institute of Manual Therapy.  His clinical interests include sports medicine, manual therapy, and orthopedic conditions.

Physical Therapist: Mariesa Gonzales, PT, DPT
Mariesa received her bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Phoenix in Okinawa, Japan and a doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Her clinical interests include aquatics, post-operative care, general orthopedics, sports medicine, and pediatrics. In her free time, she enjoys running, outdoor activities, and cycling.

Physical Therapist: Alison Hays PT, DPT, NCS
Alison received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from University of Missouri. Alison completed a Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency with MossRehab in Philadelphia PA. She is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurology since 2015. She treats all neurologic conditions with emphasis on Acquired Brain Injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, and Vestibular conditions.

Physical Therapist: Ciera Morris, PT, DPT
Ciera received her Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi in 2008. She pursued higher education and holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas in 2011. Ciera's training and interests include orthopedics, sports rehabilitation, manual therapy interventions including instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, and vestibular rehabilitation. She is a liaison of the DFW Work Strategies Committee and specializes in care for the injured worker.

Physical Therapist: Terri Odom, MPT
Terri holds a master of physical therapy from Texas Woman’s University. Terri’s clinical interests include transtibial and transfemoral amputees, stroke and other neurological diagnoses.  She also serves as the primary physical therapist participating in Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation’s Amputee Clinic with Dr. Amy Wilson. She is a neuro-residency outpatient mentor in the area of amputees.

Physical Therapist: Bobby Dhimmar, PT, DPT, MA, ATC
Bobby received his Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 2002, Master of Art with emphasis in Athletic Training from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2004, and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Utica College in 2015. He has worked with individuals in both clinical and on-the-field settings. His expertise is in orthopedics where he specializes in hip rehabilitation.

Physical Therapist: Chris Noland, PT
Chris received his BS in Biology from West Texas A&M in Canyon in 1999 and his MPT from UT Southwestern in 2004. He began his career at BUMC in acute care and migrated to outpatient in 2011. His clinical interests are in general orthopedics. He is currently in the NAIOMT program for manual therapy certification and is certified to perform trigger point dry needling.

Physical Therapist: Jamie Divita, PT, OCS
Jamie graduated with a doctorate degree from UT Southwestern Medical Center in 2009.  In 2013, she obtained her Orthopedic Clinical Specialty certification (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association and in 2014, her trigger point dry needling certification (TDN). Her clinical interests include general orthopedics with focus on post- trauma and post-surgical care. In her free time, she loves to participate in outdoor fitness camps, hike, garden, and spend quality time with her husband and dog.

Physical Therapist: Audrey Speck, PT, DPT
Audrey holds a doctorate degree in physical therapy from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She enjoys general orthopedics, post-op rehabilitation and has a special interest in the foot and ankle, hips, and shoulders. In her spare time you can find her outside rock climbing, cycling or running.

Physical Therapist: Joanna Weakley, MSPT
Joanna has over 15 years of experience in the neurological rehabilitation field with extensive experience in inpatient rehabilitation. She has concentrated her practice on spinal cord injury (SCI) treatment and has extensive knowledge in the functional recovery of SCI and wheelchair positioning. She has expertise in the treatment of patients who have suffered from cerebrovascular accidents, brain aneurysms, brain tumors and progressive neurological diseases.

Physical Therapist: D'Andrea Gadberry, PT
D'Andrea holds degrees in biology and physical therapy. She is a Licensed Athletic Trainer and initiated the aquatic therapy program at Landry in 1992. She is an affiliate mentor in the Women's Health Residency program and has advanced training in isokinetic assessments, orthotic casting and manual therapy of the extremities. Her clinical interests are sports medicine, aquatic therapy and women's health, as well as working with law enforcement and athletes.

Physical Therapist:  Romola Madziar, PT, MSPT
Romola graduated from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas and earned her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Mobile, Mobile, Alabama.  She has a broad range of experience in treating patients with orthopedic and surgical conditions, sports medicine and manual therapy.  In her free time she enjoys soccer, swimming and running.

Physical Therapist: Patrick Cook, PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT
Patrick takes a progressive, evidence based approach while integrating novel treatment techniques, such as dry needling and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization techniques, into practice. In addition to his exemplary clinical skills, Patrick maintains his presence in academia and research as an adjunct faculty member at the School of Health Professions at University of Texas Southwestern. He is also a fellow in training through the North American Institute of Manual Therapy (NAIOMT).

Occupational Therapist: Lesleigh Morris, OTR
Lesleigh Morris is a graduate of Tarleton State University and has earned her Masters of Occupational Therapy from Texas Tech Health Science Center. She has a little over a year of licensed experience and has a broad range of experience working with patients both in inpatient and outpatient setting. She is LSVT BIG certified and her passion is working with patients with neurological deficits such as CVAs, spinal cord injuries and patients with Parkinson's. She hopes to be one day NDT certified to enhance her abilities to work with the neuro population.

Occupational Therapist: Lacey Sims, OTR, CHT
Lacey Sims is a graduate of University of Texas at Austin and has earned her Master's of Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman's University. She is a certified hand therapist and has a broad range of experience working with patients with neurological, orthopedic and surgical conditions. Her passion is working with patients with upper extremity musculoskeletal deficits, and her goal for all patients is to return people to their optimal functional state for the best possible quality of life.

Occupational Therapist: Rod Jackson, OTR, CHT
Rod graduated from Angelo State University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration in 1989, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston with a Bachelor’s in Occupational Therapy in 1993, and University of Texas at Arlington with a Masters in Science in Healthcare Administration in 2006.  He has a special interest in treating shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand disorders with extensive training in orthosis fabrication, serial casting, and scar management.  Rod is a Certified Hand Therapist. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, photography, reading about history, running, and cycling.

Speech Pathologist: Molly Dunn, MS, CCC-SLP
Molly holds a B.S. in speech-language pathology and audiology and a M.S. in communication disorders. Her clinical interests and training include specialized voice therapy for Parkinson’s disease and treatment of speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing impairments following neurological incidents. She is certified in VitalStim therapy and Myofascial Release for dysphagia and provides training for individuals with alternative-augmentative communication needs.

Speech Pathologist: Kristina A. Kelley, MA, CCC-SLP
Kristi holds a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a M.A. in Speech Pathology. She has treatment experience in various environments, including acute care, inpatient rehab and outpatient clinic both with pediatric and adult populations. Her clinical interests and training include dysphagia, traumatic brain injury and stroke. She is certified in VitalStim therapy.

Speech Pathologist: Mendi Lancaster, MS CCC-SLP, CBIS
Mendi holds a B.S. and M.S. in communication disorders. She is a certified brain injury specialist and works as both a clinician and as BIR Outpatient Speech Therapy Program Coordinator. Her clinical interests include dysphagia, traumatic brain injury, stroke, brain tumor, multiple sclerosis and movement disorders as well as the high level cognitively impaired patient. She is certified in VitalStim therapy.