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Press Release - Texans No Longer Need a Referral to be Treated by a Physical Therapist

Texas Institute of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine has their own on-site Physical Therapy department. Our Physical Therapists are familiar with our Orthopedic Surgeons’ procedures and protocols to return patients to their active lifestyles. Our therapists are highly skilled and trained to help patients recover from injuries, conditions and surgeries. Patients will be connected with a Physical Therapist that has advanced training in many techniques — the most well-respected therapy methods in the country. The therapists have skills and techniques that are specifically oriented at relieving pain and symptoms to help return normal function.

At TiOS, our therapist specializes in treating your particular condition, unlike a general overall approach of other therapists. Our therapists have advanced hands-on skills that can help relieve your pain and get your injured muscles, tissues and skeletal structures moving again. Instead of a broad approach, patients can access specialists with a variety of skills who can match the best treatments to your particular problem.

Let our therapists at TiOS help you get back to a normal life!

Check out this article for what to expect or how to prepare for your first PT visit.

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Exercise Programs

  • General Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Gait Training
  • Strengthening and Conditioning
  • Home Exercise
  • Posture and Body Mechanics Training
  • Core Stabilization
  • Pre-operative and Post-operative Exercises
  • Sports Medicine
  • Return to Sport or Activity
  • McKenzie Method
  • Injury Prevention

Our Therapists

Whitney Holmans PT, DPT, Cert. MDT

Whitney Holmans is a licensed Physical Therapist specializing in Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Treatment. In her clinical experience, Whitney has cared for both adult and adolescent patients with sports related injuries and spine conditions. Her experience has afforded her the ability to treat patients in high performance settings and provide excellent patient care.

Dr. Holmans earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree with an emphasis on manual therapy at the University of St. Augustine in Austin, Texas which is one of the most renowned manual therapy programs in the world.

Shortly after graduating with her DPT, she started the courses required to get her certification in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. She earned her certification in March 2018.

While working and taking the MDT courses, Dr. Holmans also took dry needling courses through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy with Dr. James Dunning DPT, MSc, Dip. Osteopractic, MMACP (UK), FAAOMPT and became certified in dry needling in Feb 2017.

She believes in continual learning in order to stay well educated and in the forefront of her profession.

Dr. Holmans treats a broad cross-section of orthopedic conditions and specializes in manual therapy of the shoulder, knees, ankles and spine. Using protocols she has created for post-operative patients along with her clinical judgement, patients are able to return to their desired activities and sport with her guidance and expertise.

When not working, she spends most of her time with her family, friends and beloved dogs. She enjoys traveling to new places, weight lifting, Pilates, yoga, mountain biking, wakeboarding, snowboarding, and loving on her dogs.

Tracee Smith BS, MPT, DPT

Tracee Smith earned her Bachelor of Science at Texas Tech University, and continued her post-graduate studies at the Texas Tech Health Science Center where she earned her Master of Physical Therapy. She completed her Doctoral Studies at Hardin-Simmons University and has practiced physical therapy for more than 12 years. Dr. Smith is skilled in the acute, home-health, as well as, out-patient orthopedic setting, with extensive knowledge in the various stages of traumatic, degenerative, and sports injury.

Dr. Smith enjoys projects which allow her creativity, and natural gifting with her hands to flourish. She enjoys spending time with her family, and is excited to help others achieve their wellness and fitness goals.

Kaitlyn Schoppe, PTA

Kaitlyn Schoppe was born and raised in the DFW area. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from University of Texas at Dallas in 2016. She has over 5 years’ experience as a Physical Therapy Technician while attending school. In 2018, she graduated from Brightwood College Dallas with an Associates of Applied Science and became a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant.

Kaitlyn is excited to start her career at TiOS and give back to the local community. She hopes to expand her knowledge in the future by gaining clinical specializations and certifications. She is a Graston Technique Provider and uses Rocktape/KT tape. She plans to continue taking courses geared toward Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

Outside the clinic her interests are: baking, origami, movies, spending time with friends, family and her dogs. She spends her free time volunteering for local Golden Retriever Rescues and continually fosters dogs.

Karen Huerta

Karen Huerta was born and raised in Dallas. She is a senior at Texas Women’s University and is majoring in Kinesiology pre-physical therapy. Karen is involved in multiple clubs and organization at TWU and she plans to one day be a physical therapist. She is excited to start her career at TiOS and hopes to expand her knowledge, and gain clinical experience.

In her free time, Karen enjoys spending time with friends and family, going to the gym, running, hiking, traveling, and volunteering at Special Olympic Games.

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