Meet our specialists
Stephen LaPlante, MS, PT, ATCTeam Leader Sports Rehabilitation
The Team Lead Physical Therapist, Stephen graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center with a master’s in Physical Therapy and a master’s in Athletic Training. He is certified in the Functional Movement Screen, Selective Functional Movement Assessment level 1, and the Functional Capacity Screen. His areas of special interest include working with sports-related injuries including ACL injuries and shoulder and elbow injuries. Stephen has given numerous lectures related to return to sports following ACL and baseball injuries, as well as injury prevention strategies
Wesley Bell M.Ed, LAT, ATC, CSCSAthletic Trainer
An Athletic Trainer, Wesley is graduated from Western Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training. He then obtained his Master of Education degree from North Carolina State University. Wesley is certified as a strength and conditioning specialist and in sound-assisted soft-tissue mobilization. His areas of special interest include developing maintenance and rehabilitation programs for the overhead athlete in a collegiate setting.
Nick is a licensed physical therapist who received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from SUNY Geneseo and his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) with additional certifications through the Titleist Performance Institute, EIM Dry Needling, Functional Anatomy Seminars (FRC/FRA/FRR) and SFMA/FMS systems. His areas of special interest include sports-related knee and hip injuries particularly post operative ACL and labral repair rehabilitation.
Sarah Garza, OTROccupational Therapist
Sarah Garza is an Occupational Therapist who specializes in hand therapy. She graduated cum laude from Texas Women’s University with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. She has more than fifteen years of outpatient therapy experience Sarah’s areas of special interest are upper extremity rehabilitation post traumatic injuries, hand clinic coverage, brachial plexus rehabilitation, arthritic pain, prosthetic training, and custom static/dynamic splint fabrication.
Benjamin Gloff, PT, DPTPhysical Therapist
Ben is a licensed Physical Therapist who received his Bachelor of Science degree from Health Sciences at Baylor University and his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Harding University. He is certified in selective functional movement assessment, level 1 and is EXOS Performance Specialist certified. His areas of special interest include soccer-, basketball- and baseball-specific rehabilitation, return to play after ACL injury and concussion rehabilitation.
Zach Harward, PT, DPTPhysical Therapist
Zach is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapist who received his Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Methodist University and his Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Southwestern. His areas of special interest include football, basketball, soccer, baseball, gymnastics, and cheerleading-specific rehabilitation, and return to sport after ACL injury.
Laura Henderson, PT, DPTPhysical Therapist
Originally a classical ballet dancer from South Florida, Laura moved to Texas to attended Southern Methodist University to study Dance. After experiencing numerous overuse injuries, she directed her studies towards a career in physical therapy. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Applied Physiology, Laura went on to gain her Doctor of Physical Therapy from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.
Laura has worked with athletes of all levels and ages from the beginner to professional league. Laura is passionate about taking sports performance principles and training methods and applying them to the world of dance. Her goal is to not only help athletes get back to their sport, but to prevent future injuries. Her educational background and experience as a dancer give her a unique and specialized approach to treating the artistic athlete.
Branay Hicks, ATAthletic Trainer
A licensed and certified athletic trainer, Branay received her bachelor's degree in Kinesiology with a focus in Athletic Training from the University of Texas at Tyler. She went on to obtain her master's degree in Athletic Training from the University of Texas at Arlington. Branay also holds certifications in Blood Flow Restriction Therapy and Fascial Distortion Model. Her areas of interest include collegiate and professional basketball and volleyball.
Alexander Lopez, MS, LAT, ATC, CESAthletic Trainer
A licensed and NATA certified Athletic Trainer, Alexander received his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training from San Jose State University. He obtained his Master of Science degree in Rehabilitative Science from California University of Pennsylvania. Alexander’s areas of special interest incudes youth sports, high school and collegiate athletics, Olympic trials and professional football.
Holly Nieman, MS, LAT, ATC, EMT, CESAthletic Trainer
A licensed and certified Athletic Trainer, Holly received her bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from the Northern Michigan University and interned her senior year with NYU’s Harkness Center for Dance Injuries. She obtained her Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Sciences from the California University of Pennsylvania. Holly is a certified Emergency Medical Technician, a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner and a Corrective Exercise Specialist. Holly’s areas of special interest include dance rehabilitation and community outreach.
Chris Tak, PT, DPTPhysical Therapist
Chris is a licensed Physical Therapist who received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is EXOS Performance Specialist certified and Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Medical Level 2 practitioner. Chris specializes in golf rehabilitation/performance, and his other special interest includes football, soccer, basketball, concussion and return to play after ACL injury.
Kyle Utne, PTA, ATCPhysical Therapist Assistant
Kyle earned his bachelors degree in athletic training from Illinois State University and his masters degree in sport management from East Tennessee State University. He started his career working for the Cincinnati Reds organization where he was a minor league baseball athletic trainer for seven years. He went back to school to earn his physical therapy assistant technology degree from Kent State University in 2019 and has spent the last four years working in Arlington, TX at TMI Sports Medicine. Being a Chicago native Kyle and his wife Nicole have adjusted to southern living over the last few years and currently reside in Frisco TX. Send deep dish pizza!
Victoria Walters, ATC, LATAthletic Trainer
Tori Walters is an Athletic Trainer who graduated from Texas State University with a double major in Athletic Training and Exercise Sports Science and a focus in Pre-Physical Therapy. Tori is certified in TRX Suspension Training and her areas of special interest include working with sports-related injuries including ACL, ankle and hip injuries and the overall reduction of youth sport injuries.