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Physical Therapy

The Physical Therapy Clinic at William Beaumont Army Medical Center offers evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal and neurological disorders as well as post - operative orthopedic patients requiring rehabilation. Active duty service members and TRICARE Prime beneficiaries are eligible for care in this clinic. New patient appointments are scheduled through TRICARE.

Rehabilitation Services Providers

Chief, Rehabilitation Services
Specialty: Physical Therapy

LTC Boyea specializes in direct care of Soldiers with lower extremity and spine pain, limiting their ability to perform their mission, physical activity and sports. His concurrent interests include complex case management and education and mentorship of peers. His hobbies include cycling, running, rucking, Tae Kwon Do and National Ski Patrol volunteer duties.

Undergrad: Johnson State College, Johnson, VT
Masters: US Army-Baylor University, Waco, TX

Certifications: Physical Therapy Specialist Certification (91J), Board Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapist, APTA, Dry Needling Practioner, Selected Functional Movement Practioner, Pose Method® Certified Technique Specialist/Running Coach, Clinical Instructor (APTA and 5K thru AMEDD C&S)

Affiliations: American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), APTA, Sports section member, prior Orthopedic Section Member, Chairman, Greater El Paso District of the TPTA, TPTA Board of Directors Member, El Paso Community College Advisory Committee Member

Publications:
1. Boyea BL, Loro WA. “Injury Assessment and Prevention for AIT Soldiers – Musculoskeletal Screening and Soldier Education.” Poster presentation at CHPPM 8th Annual Recruit and Trainee Healthcare Symposium 2002

2. Boyea BL, Temmen HJ, Barillo DJ, Harrington DT, Shirani KZ, Goodwin CW. Tilt Table: Guidelines for Clinical Application. Submitted to JBCR, Feb98, unpublished

3. Temmen HJ, Boyea BL, Barillo DJ, Harrington DT, Shirani KZ, Goodwin CW. Tilt Table Exercise Guidelines for Burn Patients: Are Cardiac Exercise Parameters Appropriate? Abstract presented at the ABA Annual Conference, 1998

4. Boyea BL, Temmen HJ, Barillo DJ, Harrington DT, Shirani KZ, Goodwin CW. Use of The Tilt Table for Postural Reconditioning of Burn Patients prior to Ambulation. Abstract presented at the ABA Annual Conference, 1998

5. Williams GN, Scoville CR, Boyea BL. “The Effect of Proprioceptive Training on the Occurrence of Chronic Ankle Dysfunction following Acute Ankle Sprain”. Unpublished, 1996

Rehabilitation Services
Specialty: Physical Therapy

MAJ Charles Blake specializes is direct access of musculoskeletal care for Soldiers in any environment. His hobbies include swimming, biking, running, weightlifting and Assistant Scoutmaster with BSA.

Undergrad: University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Masters: US Army-Baylor University, Waco, TX
Doctorate: Regis University, Denver, CO

Certifications: Pose Movement Master Coach, CrossFit Level 1, Dry Needle Practitioner, SFMA, FMS, Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner

Affiliations: American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), APTA Sports and Orthopedics Sections, Assemblyman Greater El Paso PT District to the State of Texas, Delegate for the State of Texas to the APTA

Publications/Presentations:
1. Project Officer for DA Guidelines for Primary Care Management of Bone Stress Injury. A multicenter collaborative effort requested by the OTSG for dissemination to all DA Primary Care Managers. US Army Center for the Intrepid, May 2009.

2. "Femoral Neck Fracture in a Military Trainee", September 2008 Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.

3. "The Effectiveness of Passive vs. Active Stretching of Hip Flexor Muscles in Subjects with Limited Hip Extension", August 2004 Journal of Physical Therapy.

4. "Pose Method of Running; A Standardized Definition of Running for Injury Prevention and Performance" Force Health Protection Conference 2009, UTEP/GEPD 2013, Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Fort Leonard Wood, MO and Fort Bliss, TX; 2013/2014.

5. "The Evidence for Barefoot Running" Deployed PT Conference, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan and Special Operations Medical Conference; 2011.

Rehabilitation Services
Specialty: Physical Therapy

MAJ Carow specializes in direct care of Soldiers with lower extremity and spine pain, limiting their ability to perform their mission, physical activity and sports. His concurrent interests include lower extremity injury prevention and education and mentorship of peers. His hobbies include cycling, running, camping, and playing guitar.

Undergrad: U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Doctorate: US Army-Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy
Doctorate of Science in Sports Physical Therapy, US Army- Baylor University
Residency: U.S. Army – Baylor Post-Doctoral Sports Medicine Physical Therapy Program, West Point, NY

Certifications: Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Sports Clinical Specialist ABPTS

Affiliations: American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) member APTA Sports and Orthopaedics section member

Awards: 2013 Achievement of Distinction – International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy Outstanding Research Manuscript Award

Publications:
1. Henry NE, Carow SD, Kocher BL. Osteochondroma fracture at the distal medial femur. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 44:6:457, 2014 June

2. Carow SD, Potter S. Fracture of the Lateral Femoral Condyle. J Orthop Sports Phy Ther. 43(12):933, 2013 Dec.

3. Westrick RB, Miller JM, Carow SD, Gerber JP. Exploration of the Y-Balance Test For Assessment of Upper Quarter Closed Kinetic Chain. Performance. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 7(2):139-45, 2012 Apr.

4. Currier LL, Carow SD, McAndrew RK, Froehlich PJ, Wainner RS. Development of a clinical prediction rule to identify patients with hip osteoarthritis who demonstrate a favorable short term response to hip mobilization. Physical Therapy. 87(9):1106-19, 2007 Sep.

5. Carow SD, Haniuk E, Cameron KL, DiStefano L, Marshall SW, Beutler A, Padua D, Gerber JP. The Risk of Lower Extremity Injury Following the Implementation of an Injury Prevention Exercise Program. J Ath Training 2013 (ACCEPTED – in press – date pending)

OIC, SFMC Physical Therapy Clinic
Specialty: Physical Therapy

CPT Cirolia specializes in direct care of Soldiers with lower extremity and spine pain, limiting their ability to perform their mission, physical activity and sports. His concurrent interests include education, centralized pain theory, spinal manipulative therapy, and regional interdependence. His hobbies include mountain biking, hiking, landscaping, fishing, surfing, and trying new foods.

Undergrad: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Doctorate: University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Certifications: APTA member since 2008, Dry Needling Practitioner, Pose Method Certified Running Technique Specialist, APTA Certified Clinical Instructor

Affiliations: American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), APTA, Orthopedic Section Member, UTEP Physical Therapy Department Adjunct Lecturer

Publications:
1. Cirolia J and Stokes J. Assessment of Clinician’s Comfort with Administering and Interpreting Balance Scales and Formulating Treatment Plans in the Elderly Stroke Population. University of Central Florida Capstone Symposium: April 2011

OIC, East Bliss Physical Therapy Clinic
Specialty: Physical Therapy

CPT Thomasma is a prior Signal Officer who changed career paths through the US Army/Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy. He specializes in direct care of Soldiers with sports and orthopedic injuries/pain. His hobbies include sports, weightlifting, mountain biking and playing the flute.

Undergrad: Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
Doctorate: US Army-Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy, Waco, TX

Certifications: Functional Dry Neeling level 1, Pose Method Certified Running Technique Specialist
Affiliations: American Physical Therapy Association, APTA Sports and Research sections member

Staff Physical Therapist, Rehabilitation Services
Specialty: Physical Therapy

LT Tan specializes in the treatment of Service Members with musculoskeletal injuries with an approach geared towards optimizing and improving efficiency with movement patterns. His main interest is with Human Performance Optimization and Injury Prevention with specific focus on running and weightlifting as it relates to mission essential fitness. His hobbies include running, weightlifting and coaching.

Undergrad: Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY
Doctorate: Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY

Certifications: Board Certified Physical Therapist, Pose Method Running Technique Specialist, USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach, Selective Functional Movement Assessment Practitioner, Dry Needling Practitioner

Affiliations: Medical and Strength and Conditioning Consultant for the El Paso Raiders Amateur Football Team.

Staff Physical Therapist, Rehabilitation Services
Specialty: Physical Therapy

Dr. Baker has been in clinical practice since 1976 with clinical and managerial experience in multiple settings, primarily outpatient orthopedics. His career has primarily been in civilian practice. His Army medicine career started in 2011 as a contractor at GLWACH followed by a two year term appointment as a GS employee in Landstuhl, Germany. His clinical interests include manual therapy and mentoring students and younger staff. He is initiating training in dry needling. Personal interests include hiking, traveling (with a camera) and creative writing.

Undergrad: Aquinas College, Michigan/St. Louis University, Missouri - BS in physical therapy
Masters: St. Louis University, MO - MS(R) in anatomy
Fellowship in Manual Therapy: Great Lakes Institute of Manual Therapy
Doctorate: Regis University

Affiliations: American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), APTA Orthopaedics Section Member, APTA Certified Clinical Instructor, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT)

Clinical Coordinator of WBAMC Student Education
Specialty: Physical Therapy

LT Dosher specializes in direct care of soldiers with musculoskeletal injuries limiting their ability to perform their mission, physical activity and sports. His concurrent interests include neuro/vestibular physical therapy and works bi-weekly at the WCC. His hobbies include spending time with his family, golfing, and playing guitar.

Undergraduate: The Citadel, Charleston, SC
Doctorate: The Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Certifications: Dry Needle Practitioner, Pose Method Certified Technique Specialist

Affiliations: El Paso Citadel Alumni Chapter, MUSC Alumni Member

OIC, TBI Physical Therapy Clinic
Specialty: Physical Therapy

Kelly Powell specializes in direct care of soldiers with mild traumatic brain injuries who have deficits with balance, vestibular, visual, and somatosensory systems that limit their ability to perform their mission, physical activity, and sports. Her interests include learning new techniques to allow better care of her current patient population. Her hobbies include enjoying the outdoors, travelling, and spending time with her family.

Undergraduate: University of Central Arkansas
Doctorate: University of Central Arkansas

Staff Physical Therapist, Rehabilitation Services
Specialty: Physical Therapy

Dr. Dunkley has been a physical therapist for 10 years. She has experience in multiple settings and age groups ranging from adolescence to geriatrics. Her primary interests lie in orthopedics and manual therapy. Her hobbies include spending time with her family and riding motorcycles.

Undergraduate: The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Doctorate: The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

OIC, Inpatient PT Clinic, WBAMC
Specialty: Physical Therapy

CPT Meagher currently spends the majority of her patient care time as the Inpatient OIC caring for retirees, family members and active duty soldiers admitted to WBAMC. She also cares for active duty soldiers in the outpatient PT Clinic in direct care of patients with musculoskeletal injuries, limiting their ability to perform their mission, physical activity and sports. Her concurrent interests include studying for the Orthopedic Specialist Exam, home improvement projects, and traveling.

Undergrad: Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
Doctorate: US Army-Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy, Waco, TX

Certifications: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Dry Needling Practitioner, Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner

Affiliations: American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), APTA Orthopaedics Section Member

OIC, White Sands Missile Range Physical Therapy Clinic
Specialty: Physical Therapy

CPT Alexander specializes in orthopedic physical therapy focusing on direct care of Army Soldiers with various musculoskeletal injuries. Her hobbies include running, reading, and baking!

Undergrad: Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
Doctorate: U.S. Army-Baylor Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy, Waco, TX

Certifications: Level 1 Certified Functional Dry Needling Practitioner, Pose Certified Running Technique Specialist

Affiliations: American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), APTA Orthopedic Section member, Prior Pediatric Section Member

Publications:
1. Shaffer, SW, Alexander K, Huffman D, Kambe C, Miller R, Moore JH, Greathouse DG. Median and Ulnar Neuropathies in US Army Dental Personnel at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. US Army Med Dep J. 2014 Apr-June: 65-73.

2. Shaffer, SW, AlexanderK, Huffman D, Kambe C, Miller R, Moore JH, Greathouse DG. Median and Ulnar Neuropathies in US Army Dental Personnel. Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Care Newsletter. Volume 27, Number 1, April 2013, pages 14-15.

Staff Therapist, Rehabilitation Services
Specialty: Physical Therapy

LT Pike is an orthopedic physical therapist with an interest in sport physical therapy. Her hobbies include brazilian jiu jitsu, reading, and weightlifting.

Undergrad: Missouri Valley College, Marshall, MO
Doctorate: U.S. Army-Baylor Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Waco, TX

Certifications: Certified Athletic Trainer

Affiliations: American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), APTA Sports Section member, APTA Orthopedic Section Member, National Athletic Training Association

Publications:
1. Koppenhaver S, Croy T, Trachtenberg R, Ciccarello J, Pike R, Waltrip J, Walker M, Flynn T. Dry Needling to the Infraspinatus Improves Shoulder Mobility and Pain Sensitivity in Patients with Shoulder Impingement Syndrome. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2014; 44(1) A31 (Abstract)

Staff Physical Therapist, Rehabilitation Services
Specialty: Physical Therapy

Dr. Lykins primary experience is managing post-operative and non-operative orthopedic injuries for spinal and peripheral joint conditions. His primary interests are in sports and orthopedics, including the restoration of function and preventative care to an active population. Dr. Lykins utilizes a variety of techniques including manipulative therapy, taping, and exercise within his treatment approach. His hobbies include working out, running, music and golf.

Bachelors of Arts in Biology: Wright State University, Dayton, OH.
Doctorate of Physical Therapy: Texas Woman’s University, Dallas, TX.

Certifications: Dr. Lykins is currently pursuing his Certification for orthopedic manual therapy (COMT) through the North American Institute for Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). He also currently performs Kinesiotaping and instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)

Affiliations: American Physical Therapy Association (APTA): Florida and Texas Chapters

2/1 Brigade Physical Therapist and Senior 1AD Division PT
Specialty: Physical Therapy

MAJ Hickman has the distinct honor of serving as the Senior 1AD Division Physical Therapist and the 2/1 Brigade Physical Therapist. MAJ Hickman practices forward care of Soldiers with neuromusculoskeletal injuries. She spends approximately 10 weeks out of the year supporting her Brigade during biannual Network Integration Exercises. Her interests include developing unique training opportunities for PTs in diverse environments and the development of PTs as leaders in the Army.

Undergrad: Duquesne University, Pittsburgh PA
Masters: US Army-Baylor Graduate Program in Physical Therapy
Doctorate: US Army-Baylor Transitional Doctorate Program

Certifications: Physical Therapy (State of TX) Level 1 and 2 Functional Dry Needling Certifications, APTA Certified Clinical Instructor

1/1 Brigade Physical Therapist
Specialty: Physical Therapy

CPT Miller specializes in providing direct care of musculoskeletal injuries and injury prevention and performance optimization services to 1 AD 1 SBCT Soldiers in an effort to maximize Brigade physical readiness. His concurrent interests include clinical research. His hobbies include hiking, camping, running, and church and community service.

Bachelors: Brigham Young University
Doctorate: Army-Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy

Certifications: Board Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapist, ABPTS

Affiliations: American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedic Section Member

Publications:
Goffar SL, Reber RJ, Christiansen BC, Miller RB, Naylor JA, Rodriguez BM, Walker MJ, Teyhen DS. Changes in Dynamic Plantar Pressure During Loaded Gait. Physical Therapy. September 2013; 93:1175-1184.

Ongoing Research Activity:
Effectiveness and Subsequent Healthcare Use Associated with Early Physical Therapy Access Compared with a Stepped Care Approach for Low Back Pain

3/1 Brigade Physical Therapist
Specialty: Physical Therapy

CPT Jones specializes in providing direct care for Soldiers assigned to 3rd IBCT, 1st Armored Division. His primary focus is to enhance medical readiness by providing sports medicine and orthopedic rehabilitation for acute and chronic neuromusculoskeletal conditions. His responsibilities include complex case management, monitoring injury trends, and education and mentorship of peers.

His hobbies include Weightlifting, running, hiking, and volunteering.

Undergrad: East Carolina University, North Carolina
Doctorate: Army-Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy

Certifications: Pose Method Certified Technique Specialist/Running Coach, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports performance coach, Dry Needling Practitioner, Selected Functional Movement Practitioner

Affiliations: American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), APTA Orthopedic Section Member, Texas Physical Therapy Association member, National Strength and Conditioning Association member