My name is Jake McFarland and I am a student at the University of St. Mary Stefanie Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program. I became interested in physical therapy when I injured my low back my freshman of high school year during baseball season. My passion for physical therapy and sports advanced when I went on to continue my education and play college baseball for Garden City Community College and Centenary College of Louisiana. During my Junior season I tore my labrum in my pitching shoulder. After a year of physical therapy, I came back and had an All-Conference season and even continued my career to play professionally. I look forward to the experience I will gain at Lonestar Rehabiliation to help me achieve my DPT in May 2019.
I am currently attending University of North Texas studying Kinesiology and minoring in Spanish. I am also attending massage therapy school in hopes to become lymphedema massage certified. I will be graduating May of 2013 and hoping to move onto Physical Therapy school. I found my calling into this career when I saw my grandmother with Parkinson's receiving Physical Therapy. I was taken in by the progress I saw over the couple of months she was there. I have been with Lone Star Rehabilitation since June 2010 as both a volunteer and technician.
My name is Brianna Becker. I am currently a Kinesiology major at Texas Woman's University. I will graduate December 2021 and will enter a physical therapy program that next summer. I discovered the physical therapy field while volunteering. I fell in love with the environment and impact physical therapy was having on the members of my community. There is such a spark in the eye of seeing someone finally reach a goal they have been striving for. I can not wait to be a part of helping people reach their goals and experience that spark.
I’m a freshman at NCTC then I’m going study to be a Pediatric Oncologist. The medical field has always interest me since I was a little girl. Now since I graduated high school I can study what I'm really interested in which is nursing and helping kids with cancer.I am a volunteer at Lonestar Rehab and get my foot into the door of the medical field.
I am currently a sophomore at the University of North Texas. I am majoring in Kinesiology in Allied Health/Pre Professional track with the intent to become a Physical Therapist. I plan on attending PT school to graduate with a Doctoral degree.I am volunteering at Lonestar Rehab to gain hands on experience in the field and learn more about the McKenzie method. I am very excited to volunteer at Lonestar Rehab!
Is a student at the University of North Texas majoring in Kinesiology and minoring in Psychology. Upon graduation he is seeking to gain matriculation into an Accredited Physical Therapy program in the DFW area. While maintaining a 3.5 grade point average at UNT he also mentors for Denton ISD and serves part time in the military as a member of the Texas Army National Guard.
He has been with Lone Star Rehabilitation for a little over a year with the intent to gain as much experience and exposure to dealing with different forms of rehabilitative injuries as he can.
I am currently attending Kaplan College, studying to become a Physical Therapist Assistant. I will be graduating in November, 2013. I realized my calling was to work with special needs children while volunteering with them at my church. With a little research, I learned of the positive affect that physical therapy had on the development of these precious gifts of God. After 22 years in the construction industry, I decided to make a career change, and I have enjoyed every minute of it. Being a full time student, husband and father of 4 daughters, I don’t have much free time, but I try to find time for my passion, mountain biking.
I am very excited to be at Lonestar Rehab. I know this will be an awesome learning experience.
is currently a graduate student at the University of North Texas. She is from China and has been in the US for about one year. She wants to be a PT, has spent one year taking prerequisites in Richland College and has an average GPA of 3.9. Jing’s current major is child development and she wants to be a PT in school setting. Now she’s a volunteer in Lone Star Rehabilitation. It’s a unique experience, since she can learn a lot here and meet different people.
Jing’s going to apply to physical therapy program this year, and she’s trying her best everyday.
I am currently a student at the University of North Texas, and upon graduation I plan to attend Physical Therapy School. I thought I knew what I wanted to do when I entered college, but life had a different plan for me. As I began to explore other outlets of medicine, not just becoming a doctor. My high school clinical teacher was a physical therapist and seemed to enjoy it. I started exploring the world of physical therapy by volunteering at LoneStar rehabilitation, and ended up finding a new passion. I hope to enrich peoples lives in physical therapy with compassion as they regain their strength to do daily functions normally again.
I have recently transferred to TWU from UT Austin and I am majoring in Kinesiology and minoring in Spanish. I am a Junior and I am looking forward to graduation next year. I plan to take my GRE this summer and apply to PT school next fall while gaining experience in a physical therapy clinic in the meantime. I have always known that I wanted to be in the health care field and I have found physical therapy to be the perfect niche for me within the health care field because I love the physical and hands on aspect of physical therapy. I also have a current job as a tutor in which I have worked for the past four years where I teach children with learning disabilities and even college students that are having trouble with classes.
In my free time I love to fish at lake Ray Roberts and at Lewisville lake although I prefer salt water fishing. I also love jogging to relief stress from school and studying.
I look forward to my time at Lonestar Rehab and I am very excited to learn all I can while I volunteer here!
Connor H Patrick
is a student at the University of North Texas currently studying in Kinesiology/Pre-Physical Therapy with a minor in Communication and Rhetoric studies. Connor is a Physical Therapy Technician with Lone Star Rehabilitation since May of 2011. In addition to his employment with Lone Star Rehab, he is Green Level certified with the Academy of Combative Warrior Arts out of Richardson, Texas. A.C.W.A. is a military combatives academy founded and owned by Justin Everman.
Connor has been with Lone Star Rehabilitation as a volunteer since February and an employee since May of 2011. Pre-Physical Therapy students must accumulate a particular number of volunteer hours in order to be a valid candidate for Physical Therapy school.
I transferred to TWU Spring of 2013 from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. I am currently a junior majoring in Kinesiology. After graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology I plan on attending Physical Therapy School. After spending over a year in physical therapy myself I developed a passion for it and decided to pursue it as a career. Before attending TWU I played volleyball at SWOSU for two years. Volleyball has been my passion for as long as I can remember, and I have been actively involved in teams year round since I was in middle school. I am an active member of First Baptist Denton and it is a very important part of my life.
I am very excited to further my experience in the physical therapy field at Lonestar Rehab.
I am a student PTA at Kaplan College, and I am at my first of three clinical rotations. Prior to enrolling for the PTA program, I graduated from UNT with a bachelor in Education, majoring in Kinesiology. My goal is to become a Physical therapist in the very near future. I chose to start with the PTA program because as we all know it is very difficult to get into a PT program. My plan is to bridge into the PT program after a couple of years of experience as a PTA. Working as a PTA will also give me enough time to decide on what discipline I would like to practice in as a PT.
I am currently a Senior at Texas Woman’s University, majoring in Kinesiology Exercise Science/Pre-PT. I will be graduating in December 2016 and applying to PT school in the Summer 2016. I am Co-president of the Kinesiology club and also volunteer in a research study on parkinson at the moment. I really enjoy seeing the improvement of the individuals I get to work with when I have the opportunity to volunteer. I first became interested in the Therapy world when I tore my achilles tendon in High School and had to get therapy. I knew from then on I wanted to be in the therapy world so I started shadowing different types of therapist and loved Physical Therapy. Going into college and taking Kinesiology classes it help me understand and love physical therapy even more. I am excited to get hands on experience in Lonestar Rehabilitation.
I am currently a Physical Therapist Assistant student at Brightwood College in Dallas, TX. I am in my first clinical rotation for school and am excited to further my education here at LoneStar Rehab. I first got interested in Physical Therapy when my grandmother was diagnosed with ALS about four years ago. Seeing her home health PT help her progress in this time of need, encouraged me to help others get through something just as similar. I am very blessed for this opportunity and excited to see where the future takes me.
I am currently a senior at the University of North Texas, and after graduating in May 2013 I plan to attend which ever Physical Therapy School accepts me! I am 22 years old, born on Christmas day, and a huge sports fan, especially basketball. Coming into college I was a Math major planning to be an Accountant, but as years passed I realized I really loved sports medicine and that this is something I can do for the rest of my life, so I switched my major to Kinesiology. This was the best decision I ever made because helping people is something I just like to do and I also get to build cool relationships with others. I have volunteered at other PT centers, but LoneStar Rehabilitation is by far the best place I’ve been at.
Sneha R. Kale
I am a graduate student from Texas Women`s University completing my Masters in Kinesiology (Biomechanics major). I have completed my Physical Therapy school in India. I believe in a continuos learning process , gaining and sharing knowledge with people of like interest. Pursuing Physical Therapy is a great passion for me which involves the principles of body healing. In my free time, I like traveling and enjoying beauty of nature and different places. After my masters program , I want to work in a clinical setting for few years and later pursue a doctoral program in my field of interest in Physical Therapy.
I am currently a student at Kaplan College in Dallas to become a Physical Therapist Assistant. I am looking forward to
enhancing the clinical skills I have learned and gain new skills with Loan Star Rehabilitation. This will be my first clinical rotation as a Student Physical Therapist Assistant, my goals are help others and gain experience for my future. I am excited to be part of the Loan Star Rehabilitation team.
I am a student at the University of North Texas majoring in Kinesiology/Allied Health pre-physical therapy. I sought this student internship in hopes to gain hands-on practice and knowledge of how an out patient physical therapy facility operates. I became interested in Physical Therapy during my volunteerism with the bleeding disorders community. It is my goal to become a Physical Therapist specializing in this field to become a healing hand to those affected with bleeding disorders. I plan to use the skills and experiences I learn here at LoneStar Rehabilitation throughout my career.
I am originally from Marshall, Texas and love to be active. Although I consider myself a lazy person, I enjoy playing sports. I am a currently student at the University of North Texas. I transferred from Tyler Junior College in hopes of earning a rehabilitation degree. With this degree I would like to help people recover form injuries of any kind. I know this degree can branch off into a variety of things, such as Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation Counselor, and etc....I am proud to have worked with Matthew Niemiera at Lonestar Rehabilitation.
I graduated Cum Laude at the University of North Texas. I am originally from Houston, Texas but moved to Denton, Texas for school. I love my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, singing, dancing, exercising, fitness and nutrition. It is also my pleasure to help others who are in need, volunteer in the community, and learning new things (academics and real world situations). I am excited to volunteer at Lonestar Rehabilitation, learn from Matthew Niemiera, and gain experience that will help my professional development.
My name is Eunice Aderemi, a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington. I’ve had quite an amazing journey in the health care field, and I am not through yet! Since high school I have been involved with caring for people in one way or another. From volunteering at Denton Regional Hospital and Deeper Life Bible Church here in Denton, to interning at a cardiac rehab center in Arlington, TX. Since then I graduated from college with a BS in Exercise Science.
I currently enjoy teaching others what I have learned about caring for the body! I plan to continue my education with a Masters in Physician Assistant some time in the near future.
Right now, I am happy to be a part of Lone Star Rehabilitation and excited about this opportunity to learn and care for others.
I am a graduate of the University of North Texas with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration. I plan on changing career paths and applying to PT school in the near future. Currently, I am volunteering at Lonestar Rehab to gain experience, and insight, in how the MDT method is practiced in the Physical Therapy profession. My long term goal is to eventually open a clinic of my own utilizing the combined knowledge of my BBA/DPT degrees.
I am currently a junior at the University of North Texas and am majoring in Kinesiology Allied Health/Pre Professional. I first became interested in Physical Therapy when my Aunt, who is a Physical Therapist, told me about all that she did at her job. The idea of working with people with injuries and being able to help rehabilitate them through physical therapy immediately interested me. I hope to go to PT school in the upcoming years and graduate with a Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy and someday own a clinic of my own. I am excited to volunteer and learn at Lonestar Rehab!
I am currently a senior at Texas Woman’s University and am majoring in Kinesiology Pre-PT. For awhile now, I have enjoyed volunteering and helping others, and I thought I could combine my passion for helping others and my interest in the medical field by becoming a Physical Therapist. The kinesiology classes I have taken as part of my undergrad, have proven that Physical Therapy is the career I wish to pursue. I have gained so much knowledge and learned helpful skills in my classes, and I am so excited to learn what new experiences and knowledge I will gain right here at Lonestar Rehab!
I am currently a freshman at the University of North Texas. I am studying Kinesiology Allied Health/Pre-Professional in hopes of becoming a Physical Therapist. I became a student volunteer at Lonestar Rehabilitation to get hands on experience on how to be a Physical Therapist in the real world. I was pleasantly surprised to learn about the MDT method of Physical Therapy and am interested in pursuing the McKenzie Method further in my future career. I hope to graduate with a DPT from a Physical Therapy school and use my communication skills and knowledge learned from school and outside volunteering to help patients with all their physical therapy needs.
I am attending Brightwood College in Dallas,Tx as a Physical Therapist Assistant Student. This is my 3rd clinical rotation (last one) and 2nd out patient clinic. I became interested in physical therapy when i saw a tv show called American Muscle. The owner Mike Barwis, owner of Barwis Methods, takes all patients from celebrities to kids. Watching someone come in that was told they had 3% chance of ever walking again, and looking at the joy from him and the patients as they take their first steps is amazing. I was born in St. Joesph MO, and moved to Texas when i was about 2. Former military (NAVY) and served for 6 years with 1 tour in Afghanistan.
I am originally from Fort Worth, Texas. I am currently a student at the University of North Texas majoring in Kinesiology & Allied-Health pre-physical therapy. I plan and hope to become a physical therapist in the future. My goal is to own a successful physical therapy clinic and help everyone get better! I decided to volunteer at LoneStar Rehabilitation to gain hands on experience and further my knowledge about the physical therapy profession. Another reason I decided to volunteer at LoneStar Rehabilitation was to learn more about the Mckenzie Method and how it works. The moment I realized I wanted to pursue a career in PT was when my friend’s brother regained the ability to walk again after a motor vehicle accident because of physical therapy. I was amazed on how physical therapy could do amazing things for people and I want to be able to be apart of that. I am very passionate about physical therapy and hope to graduate with a DPT from a physical therapy school.
I am a Kinesiology student currently in my senior year at UNT. My family was in the military, and because of that I grew up in Stuttgart, Germany. I lived there from the age of 3 to 17 only moving to Texas to attend college. I have always loved watching and playing sports, especially football. Because of this, my goal is to become a physical therapist and help people in rehabilitating their injuries. It is important for me to observing a physical therapist in action so that I can learn more about the process involved in assisting patient’s in their recovery. My long term goal is to graduate with a doctorate in physical therapy and work for a physical therapy clinic specializing in sports related injuries.
I am an undergraduate student majored in kinesiology at Texas Women’s University. Im from South Korea and moved to Texas when I was in high school. Now I am 23 years old and planning to be a physical therapy. I’ve been practiced Taekwondo for four years and the member of pioneer club in school. fThis is my first volunteer service in LoneStar Rehabilitation and I’m excited to have new experience for my first path to career. I hope I will build the awesome relationships with many people.
I am very much interested in physical therapy as a career. However, this was not always my passion. In fact, it has only been my passion since my senior year of college. Before that, I was almost 100% certain that I wanted to go for medicine, and therefore I majored in biology. However, beginning my junior year of college, I started taking kinesiology courses and soon I realized that I was falling in love with kinesiology/exercise science, and then I felt that I would rather pursue a career related to kinesiology. This sparked my interest in physical therapy. After I earned my Bachelor’s degree from Southwestern University (in Georgetown, TX) in 2008, I spent a couple of years at Texas Woman’s University (TWU) as a post-baccalaureate student, taking many psychology and kinesiology courses and trying to better prepare myself for physical therapy school. I am currently in the process of earning my Physical Therapy Aide Diploma and my Fitness and Nutrition Certificate from Penn Foster Career School, which is an online/distance learning institution located in Scranton, PA. I am really hoping to get into physical therapy school very soon to fulfill my passion of getting the education that I need in order to become a very successful physical therapist.
I am currently a DPT student at UNT Health Science Center. I just finished my first year in PT school, and am completing my first clinical rotation at Lone Star Rehabilitation. I am originally from Little Rock, AR but have been in the DFW area for 5 years. I completed undergraduate studies at the University of Oklahoma, with a BFA in Modern Dance performance. I am very excited to study here and learn the McKenzie method!
I spend my free time with my husband and 3 year old daughter who keeps me very busy!
I was born in Louisville, KY and enjoy Kentucky things like hiking, camping, playing the banjo, and spending time with my family. I am currently enrolled at UNT in pre-PT. I wrestle at UNT and want to use my knowledge of mechanics to help other people be well again. I moved to Texas three years ago to attend school.
I am currently a senior at the University of North Texas majoring in Biology in the Forensics Program and have always wanted a career in the health field. When I started college I thought I knew what I wanted to do which was be a doctor but through the years I have looked into other possibilities in the health field. Since I love playing and being around sports I would like to incorporate that into my career as well. I am interested in the field of physical therapy and how they work with other health professionals as a way to help people with sports injuries get back to being active.
I am currently a senior at the University of North Texas majoring in Kinesiology. After graduation I plan on attending Physical Therapy school at Texas Women’s University. I changed my major from Psychology to Kinesiology after a summer of going to physical therapy appointments with my grandmother. I’ve always had a passion for being able to make others feel better and help to stay on their daily routines. Also with having two brothers that play sports; I just want to be able to help them out and get back on the field quicker. In the future I eventually want to work with a professional team, preferably football or basketball, and then later have my own practice. I think that being at Lonestar will help me get the experience that I need in order to be successful in school as well as in my career.
I am a recent graduate of the University of North Texas with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology/Pre-Physical Therapy and a minor in Health Promotions. I have been with LoneStar Rehabilitation since June of 2011. My desire to help individuals from the beginning to the end of the healing process has been confirmed since volunteering in the field of physical therapy. I will soon be pursuing a Masters in Biomedical Engineering followed by a Degree in Physical Therapy. I hope to achieve my goal of one day working with active duty and veterans of the military.
I am currently taking prerequisite classes for entrance into a Doctor of Physical Therapy program. In 2007 I graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Journalism-Public Relations. I worked in sales and management for three years where I experienced a great amount of dissatisfaction because I was not helping people. At that point I realized that I was a healer, and my calling was in medicine. After visiting a physical therapist for a cervical strain I became a believer in the power of mechanical medicine. This experience inspired me to embark on the road toward becoming a physical therapist. As a PT I will be able to combine my love for science with my passion for people. My long-term goal is to either open my own practice or team with a long-term care facility.
Currently, I am a Kinesiology and Spanish double major at the University of North Texas. I first learned about physical therapy after I tore my left ACL, had surgery, and started a rehabilitative program. While at first I had doubts about recovering, my physical therapist guided me through the process and encouraged me. Since then I’ve been interested in influencing others to overcome their injuries and become stronger.
I am soon to be an Alumni of the University of North Texas at Denton with a Bachelors of Arts & Science degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Health Promotion. I have been with LoneStar Rehabilitation since May 2009. When I came to UNT in 2007 I was not sure what I wanted to do. Volunteering and working at LoneStar Rehab has confirmed what I want to do with my career after college. I always wanted to help people get back up on their feet and back to their daily living activities. I believe that a career in Physical Therapy will help me pursue my goal. In the upcoming year I will be applying to multiple Physical Therapy schools in Texas to continue my education and to begin my career.
is currently attending North Central Texas College in Corinth and plans to transfer to Tarrant County Community College for the Physical Therapist Assistant program. Since the age of 15, she knew Physical Therapy was the field she wanted to become apart of. Her dad suffered a traumatic brain injury due to a car accident in 2005 and she was with him every step of the way during his recovery. This experience, and observing with Physical Therapists in settings such as home health, neurology, and geriatrics has been rewarding! Carleigh has been a volunteer with Lonestar Rehabilitation since the summer of 2011. Upon graduation from TCC she plans to become a traveling Physical Therapist Assistant.
I am currently a freshman at Texas Woman’s University, working towards my Bachelor in Science in Kinesiology. After my anticipated graduation in 2016, I plan to attend Physical Therapy school. I am extremely excited to continue my journey in physical therapy and I hope to one day work with professional athletes. I am very interested in sports, so it would be incredible to heal the players. My goal is to gain as much experience as I can, because I want to be the best I can be.
I am currently an undergraduate at Texas Woman’s University majoring in Kinesiology/Pre-Physical Therapy Fast Track. In summary, my major means I will graduate after 3 years of college and 3 years of PT school. I play soccer for my university and am in the Kinesiology Club. I became interested in physical therapy as a career after sustaining an injury while playing soccer and having to experience rehab personally. When my grandmother began showing signs of early-onset dementia she moved in with my family, and I have assisted in her care ever since. Due to the personal connection, I intend to specialize in geriatrics in PT school.
I am currently a student at the University of North Texas majoring in Kinesiology of Allied Health. After graduation in May of 2015, I plan to attend TWU for their Physical Therapy Program and become a Doctor of Physical Therapy.
As a new intern for LoneStar Rehabilitation I hope to gain knowledge and experience to help me further myself in a life long career. I am excited to be here and am looking forward for to this great opportunity.
I transferred from Texas Tech to The University of North Texas in 2013 and now am a senior studying Kinesiology. I have hopes of becoming a PT and owning my own clinic. Upon graduation I plan on attending the UTA masters program of Athletic Training, and then apply to PT school.
In the beginning of my college education I wanted to be a mechanical engineer, however math was not my strong suit and my mother who works for Cooks Children's in Ft. Worth gave me the opportunity to shadow a PT. After those days of shadowing I saw so many things and fell in love with the profession and decided to follow it.
I work full time at Ben E Keith, intern at Seniors in Motion, and am a full time student and now with the help of Matthew Niemiera will continue to learn until I graduate in May 2015.
I am an undergraduate student at the University of North Texas and I plan to be in Physical Therapy school after graduation. I used to be Pre-Pharmacy but that was just not meant for me. Physical therapy really caught my attention during the second semester of my freshman year and from then on, I saw myself becoming a Physical Therapist. My hobby and stress reliever is basketball, I love to meet new people and help in any way that I can. Being at Lonestar is really helping me love physical therapy more and more. Having a job as a physical therapist would be a huge blessing and I just cannot wait to hopefully open my own practice one day!
I am currently a student at Texas Woman’s University pursuing my degree in Kinesiology/Pre-Physical Therapy. After I earn my bachelor’s degree (hopefully in December 2014), I plan to attend Physical Therapy School. I declared Kinesiology as my major after my sophomore year of college after the realization that I wanted to pursue a career in which I could help people hands on. I’ve always been physically active and have a great appreciation for the healing process within the body and I felt that physical therapy was a great way to merge all of these things. When I’m not working or going to classes, I love to work out and play Ultimate Frisbee.
I am currently a senior attending Texas Woman’s University in Denton and majoring in Kinesiology, Pre-Physical Therapy. I am originally from Grand Prairie and currently living in Denton to attend school. I will be graduating in December 2014 and applying to PT school in August in hopes of attending TWU’s DPT program. I first became interested in the field of physical therapy while attending a friend’s physical therapy appointments back in high school. I am observing and interning at LoneStar Rehab in hopes of gaining more hands on experience and learning from practicing physical therapists. I also love everything about Texas and found it fitting to intern at LoneStar Rehab :)
I am a currently a student at Texas Woman’s University majoring in Kinesiology/Exercise Science/PrePhysical Therapy. I wanted to be a student volunteer at Lonestar Rehabilitation because I am excited to learn about the outpatient clinic experience in physical therapy. I hope to go to graduate school in physical therapy because I have been an athlete all my life and have gone through the therapy process and want to help others recover as I did. I hope to gain hands-on experience here as well as the skills to work with and communicate with patients.
I am currently an undergraduate at Texas Woman’s University in the Kinesiology/ Pre-Physical Therapy program. I am blessed to have worked my way through obstacles of being a single parent teen and having to work a full -time job to put myself through college. Now I am only two semesters from receiving my Bachelor of Science with the intensions of attending Hardin Simmons Physical Therapy School. What directed my decision to become a physical therapist was my visit to Ghana. While I was there, I saw the brutal conditions that people with physical disabilities and limitations had to endure day to day. I also learned that many of their extreme conditions stemmed from lack of proper care for their initial injury which was something minute. As a physical therapist I would like to return back to Ghana and other counties in Africa to introduce and educate them on how to live a physically healthy lifestyle and not always depend on home remedies.
I am a student attending Brightwood College in the Physical Therapists Assistant program. I have always been interested in physical therapy. I am working to one day becoming a physical therapist. Volunteering at Lonestar Rehab under the observation under Matthew NieMiera has given me a greater understanding about the field of physical therapy.