ORTHOPEDIC PHYSICAL THERAPY RESIDENTS 2017-2018

Harris Health System ORTHOPEDIC PHYSICAL THERAPY RESIDENTS

EMILY AVEN , PT, DPT

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Resident

About: Emily’s desire to pursue PT stemmed from a lifelong love of movement, wellness, and people. She studied Spanish and sports medicine at Pepperdine University, then went to the University of the Incarnate Word (Go Cards!) to get her DPT. Her rotation at Quentin Mease was her most challenging and favorite and it was the only place she wanted to work after graduation. After a short stint in acute care a position opened up and she started working at Quentin Mease. After getting a bit of experience working at Quentin Mease she decided to pursue residency in order to challenge herself, learn more, and feel better equipped to treat patients. She has started to pursue pelvic floor PT in addition to orthopedics. Her favorite thing about residency is being pushed to grow personally and professionally and getting great support from her co-residents, mentors, and teachers throughout this process.

When she is not treating patients, you can probably find her hanging upside down from a trapeze, doing yoga, or reading for book club.

BAILEY HAMMACK , PT, DPT

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Resident

Hometown: Danbury, Texas

About: Born and raised in Danbury, Texas, Bailey has been interested in physical therapy from a young age due to her participation in multiple sports. Her sports career led her to competition at the collegiate level in softball at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas where she also received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology-Exercise Science. Due to her involvement with sports, exercise science, and rehabilitation Bailey has grown to become passionate in pursuing a career in physical therapy in order to utilize her skills/knowledge to help other people reach or return to their full physical potential. She went on to Texas Woman’s University Institute of Health Sciences-Houston to complete her doctorate in physical therapy, which she received in May 2017. While in the physical therapy program her passion for patient care continued to grow and her foundation of knowledge began to expand, she also developed an interest and passion for leadership, advocacy for our profession and patients, a love for continued education and professional development, and a large interest in orthopedic physical therapy. Due to these interests Bailey knew that an orthopedic physical therapy residency program at Harris Health would help her achieve her career goals and develop the level of expertise that she desired. Expertise rooted in orthopedic physical therapy, enhancement of her manual skill set, and overall improvement in providing evidence-based care that is centered around community Health.

After completing the residency program, she plans to earn her OCS certification and pursue a fellowship in manual therapy. In addition, she also hopes to remain active with the American Physical Therapy Association and Texas Physical Therapy Association in order to further develop her leadership and interest in professional advocacy. Lastly, Bailey hopes to further utilize the skills and knowledge she obtains as a clinical instructor/mentor to help other students and residents achieve their own personal and professional goals.

AMY HSIEH , PT, DPT

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Resident

Hometown: Houston, Texas

About: Amy received a doctorate in physical therapy from Texas Woman’s University Institute of Health Sciences-Houston in May 2017. She received her Bachelor of Arts in History, Marketing, and a minor in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis in 2008. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a Buyer for a fortune 500 company for 5 years in New York City. She gained interest in physical therapy after seeing many friends and family benefit from rehabilitation. She finally made the jump to return to school in 2013 to join a profession that helps transforms peoples’ quality of life. Amy has always enjoyed the combination of leading an active lifestyle including playing college tennis and helping others especially through volunteerism.

In prior years, Amy traveled abroad with various organizations to provide ministry services in the countries of Panama, South Africa, Tunisia, and Peru. In physical therapy school, Amy and her classmates started a non-profit called Physical Therapy Global Access Project that provides pro bono PT services both domestically and abroad to those who lack access to care. Coming from an immigrant family herself, she has developed a love for learning about different cultures and interacting with diverse people groups.

Upon completing residency, she plans to earn her OCS certification and pursue a fellowship in manual therapy. Also, she believes that patient advocacy is very important in the profession. She plans to continue her involvement with American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) by pursuing leadership positions and assisting with residency and fellowship programs in the future.

THOMAS LATIMORE , PT, DPT

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Resident

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

About: Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, Thomas was exposed to physical therapy as a patient while recovering from several sports injuries during his baseball career at University of Central Missouri. Tom’s interest in the field grew as he worked as a physical therapy technician during his undergraduate summers. He received his bachelors in Health Studies in the spring of 2013 and soon pursued his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, graduating in May of 2017. Tom’s passion for orthopedic rehabilitation, working with the underserved, desire to become an expert in his field, and drive to provide quality care to his patients led him to seek residency training.

After completing residency, Tom plans to earn his Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) certification and continue to build his clinical expertise through joining a manual therapy fellowship program.

His hobbies include watching his St. Louis Cardinals and Blues, playing golf, board games, and going for hikes with his wife and dog, Yadi.

ORTHOPEDIC RESIDENCY GRADUATES

2008-2009

  • Sarah (Zehler) Ammons, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Texas Woman’s University
  • Dana Tew, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Texas Woman’s University

2009-2010

  • Joseph Elliott, PT, DPT, University of Texas Health Science Center
  • Annette Karim, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT, Texas Woman’s University

2010-2011

  • Alex Bonhomme, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, University of Miami
  • Ali (Jeffus) Vargo, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Texas Woman’s University

2011-2012

  • Germaine Herman, PT, DPT, OCS, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Jamie Partridge, PT, DPT, OCS, Texas Woman’s University
  • Martina (Quivers) Void, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, Texas Woman’s University

2012-2013

  • Rocio Antone, PT, DPT, OCS, OT, Texas Woman’s University
  • Tabbetha (Cruse) Neve, PT, DPT, OCS, Texas Woman’s University
  • Sarah (Lohmann) Worth, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Saint Louis University

2013-2014

  • Jim Heafner, PT, DPT, OCS, Saint Louis University
  • Elizabeth Lemos, PT, DPT, OCS, Texas Woman’s University
  • Stephanie Lynch, PT, DPT, OCS, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Taryn Wright, PT, DPT, OCS, University of New England

2014-2015

  • Nicole Baker, PT, DPT, OCS, Azusa Pacific
  • Gina Herrera, PT, DPT, OCS, Texas Woman’s University
  • Allison Smith, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Eric Spencer, PT, DPT, OCS, University of Miami

2015-2016

  • Nick Allen, PT, DPT, OCS, University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Lauren Geiger, PT, DPT, OCS, University of Vermont
  • Amanda (Esmond) Koenning, PT, DPT, OCS, University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Cinnamon Martin, PT, DPT, OCS, Texas Woman’s University

2016-2017

  • Chris Cimo, PT, DPT, University of St. Augustine
  • Pablo Estrada, PT, DPT, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Dana Hill, PT, DPT, University of Southern California