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Ortho Central Physical Therapy at the Young Family Athletic Center, Norman

Empowering Your Movement, Enhancing Your Performance

At Ortho Central Physical Therapy, now conveniently located at the Young Family Athletic Center in Norman, we’re committed to providing exceptional orthopedic and sports physical therapy services. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped to handle a wide range of conditions, from sports injuries to post-operative care.

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Our Physical Therapy Specialties:

Manual Physical Therapy: Focusing on spine and orthopedic conditions, our therapists employ hands-on techniques to alleviate pain and improve function.

Innovative Rehabilitation Programs: Each sport demands a unique approach. Our return-to-sport rehabilitation is tailored to individual athletic needs, ensuring a safe and effective recovery.

Advanced Dry Needling Treatments: Our certified therapists offer Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN) to effectively treat muscle imbalances and movement dysfunctions.

Concussion Management: We offer comprehensive concussion rehabilitation, employing the latest techniques for a safe return to daily activities.

Cutting-Edge Equipment: Including the legendary Sorinex strength and conditioning equipment, VALD performance tools, and the Boost2 microgravity treadmill for diverse rehabilitation needs.

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Most Advanced Physical Therapy Equipment in Oklahoma

Ortho Central Physical Therapy takes pride in being equipped with the most advanced equipment for treatment and performance enhancement.

Our facility features Sorinex strength and conditioning equipment, renowned for its use in college and professional athletic facilities for both rehabilitation and advanced strength training. For a more dynamic training experience, we have yards of indoor/outdoor specialized turf, ideal for safely transitioning our post-operative clients to different surfaces and providing our athletes with sport-specific drills.

Our clinic offers access to a full-size basketball gymnasium, perfect for various sport-specific drills and training sessions.

For cutting-edge rehabilitation, we utilize the VALD Nord Board, a hamstring strengthening and testing device that provides crucial data for all patients, particularly those returning to life and sports activities. Our arsenal of VALD equipment also includes the Dual Force Plates, which assist our therapists in identifying asymmetries, neuromuscular imbalances and weaknesses, and the Dynamo, which precisely measures strength and range of motion.

Further enhancing our training capabilities, the VALD Smart Speed Training Gait system uses advanced laser systems to accurately measure the speed and agility of our sports clients. The VALD air bands wireless blood flow restriction cuffs are another innovative tool in our facility, designed to safely improve strength, endurance and muscle growth in a range of clients, from those in sports medicine to those undergoing total joint replacements.

For reaction and balance training, we incorporate BlazePods, catering to all client types, including those in sports medicine. The Total Gym Encompass Tower Power strengthens and improves the range of motion for any body part and any client. Additionally, the MTrigger surface EMG is a biofeedback device that enhances muscle activation and the body-brain connection across various patient types.

Lastly, the Boost2 microgravity treadmill is a centerpiece in our equipment lineup, offering a low-impact, high-efficiency workout ideal for a wide range of rehabilitation needs. This combination of state-of-the-art equipment ensures that our clients receive the most effective and personalized treatment available.

Our Expert Team

Meet our highly qualified team of physical therapists, each bringing a unique blend of expertise, experience and passion to their practice. From sports injuries to orthopedic rehabilitation, our team is equipped to guide you through your journey to recovery and enhanced performance. Ortho Central Physical Therapists.jpg (404 KB)

  • David Haynes, MS, PT, SCS, OCS, ATC, Cert. MDT: A fellowship-trained therapist with over 30 years of experience in physical rehabilitation and recovery.
  • Jessica Hobbs, PT, DPT: Specializing in a wide range of diagnoses and committed to patient progress.
  • Jessica Kuwitzky, PT, DPT, SCS: A Board-Certified Sports Clinical Specialist with a rich background in competitive athletics.
  • Matt Willingham, PT, DPT, CSCS: a licensed physical therapist at Ortho Central, offers personalized treatment rooted in patient goals, leveraging his diverse expertise and certifications.
  • Simi John, PT, DPT: A doctor of physical therapy and passionate about helping her patients heal, achieve functional status, and improve their quality of life through education and exercise.
  • Robyn Ross, PT, DPT: A doctor of physical therapy, offers personalized therapy rooted in patient goals and holistic care. With a passion for sports therapy and orthopedic rehabilitation, she guides individuals toward recovery with empathy and expertise.
  • Corinne Gil, PT: A seasoned physical therapist with 47 years of diverse experience across various healthcare settings.
  • Amiee Pinkerton, PTA: Passionate about sports and aiding athletes in their recovery journey, leveraging personal experience and expertise as a physical therapist assistant.
  • Daphne Hester, PTA: Committed to orthopedic care and enhancing well-being, with a passion for health and an active lifestyle.

Visit our team page to learn more about our Ortho Central Physical Therapy team.

Your Journey to Recovery and Beyond

Whether you are an athlete aiming to return to your sport or someone seeking relief from daily discomfort, Ortho Central Physical Therapy is here to support you. Our comprehensive assessments, personalized treatment plans, and cutting-edge facilities ensure you receive the highest quality care.

Contact Us Today

Ready to start your journey to better health and performance?
Contact Ortho Central Physical Therapy at 405-515-8080 or visit us at our new location in the Young Family Athletic Center.
2201 Trae Young Drive, Suite 105, Norman, Oklahoma 73069

Sports Performance Services include:

  • Comprehensive Sports assessment including strength, flexibility, speed, agility, video analysis, body composition (IDEXA)
  • Bike fitting and shoe recommendations
  • Sports Metrics ACL injury prevention (pre and post-video analysis following 6 week program)
  • Speed, power, and agility training
  • 3D video analysis for any sport to assess injury likelihood and address deficits
  • Return to play testing and assessment using a scientifically based protocol

Our physical therapists are:

David Haynes, MS, PT, SCS, OCS, ATC, Cert. MDT

David Haynes Head Shot.jpg (76 KB)David Haynes, MS, PT, SCS, OCS, ATC, Cert. MDT, is a fellowship-trained physical therapist with Norman Regional’s Ortho Central clinic. He is also a board-certified sports Clinical Specialist and Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. David developed an interest in physical therapy when he sustained an ACL tear and experienced physical therapy as a patient. David said his patients can expect a provider who will go the extra mile to make sure they return to their prior level of functioning.

David has been a PT and Norman resident for 30 years and was raised in Oklahoma. He currently lives in Norman with his wife and four children. He has a passion for taking care of people and can empathize after having multiple knee surgeries himself. A former marathoner and now an avid cyclist, he can be seen all over Norman. Just look for the bicycle league of Norman multicolored jersey.

Jessica Hobbs, PT, DPT

Jessica H Head Shots.jpg (63 KB)Jessica Hobbs, PT, DPT got her Bachelor of Science at Southwestern College in Winfield, KS, and then pursued her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center where she graduated in May of 2018. She had a lot of physical therapy herself through injuries in high school and college, and fell in love with the profession when she worked as a tech at a clinic in college. As a provider, Jessica wants her patients to know that she has been in their shoes and is invested in their progress and in helping them get better. She loves to work with all diagnoses and patients of all ages, and she loves to have fun in the clinic!

Jessica Kuwitzky, PT, DPT, SCS

Jessica K. Head Shot.jpg (59 KB)Jessica Kuwitzky, PT, DPT, SCS is a Board-Certified Sports Clinical Specialist and residency-trained sports physical therapist, an accomplishment of less than 1% of licensed physical therapists. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center where she is also an Adjunct Clinical Professor.

Jessica is a decorated athlete who spent over 10 years as a competitive gymnast, a varsity cheerleader, and an All-State pole vaulter. She took this passion to Oklahoma State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training with experience working with Division 1 cross country, softball, and football athletics. She uses her experience as an athlete and extensive training in sports medicine with the goal of bridging the gap between rehabilitation and return to sport.

Jessica enjoys working with athletes and the athletic population but also looks to empower her patients to utilize movement to live long, healthy lives.

Matt Willingham, PT, DPT, CSCS

Matt-Willingham,-PT,-DPT.jpg (90 KB)Matt Willingham, PT, DPT, CSCS is a licensed physical therapist at Ortho Central Physical Therapy. Matt received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and holds a Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK.

Matt is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach accredited by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

At the heart of Matt’s treatment philosophy is a goal-oriented approach tailored to each patient's unique needs. He believes in not just treating the condition, but understanding what his patients value most in their lives.

Simi John, PT, DPT

Simi-John,-PT,-DPT.jpg (90 KB)Simi John, PT, DPT is a licensed physical therapist at Ortho Central Physical Therapy.

Simi obtained a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX.

Simi is passionate about helping her patients heal, achieve functional status, and improve their quality of life through education and exercise. Simi places emphasis on being present for her patients and understanding their goals and unique situations to ensure they are heard throughout their treatment.

Robyn Ross, PT, DPT

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Robyn Ross, PT, DPT, is a Physical Therapist at Ortho Central Physical Therapy. With a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Robyn has found her calling in physical therapy, a field that allows her to blend her love for science with her passion for helping people recover and thrive.

"Physical Therapy offers an incredible variety of treatment methods and opportunities to make a real difference in patients' lives," says Robyn. "I'm fascinated by the body's ability to heal and adapt, and it's incredibly rewarding to guide someone through their recovery journey."

Learn more about Robyn under the Meet the Team page.

Corinne Gil, PT

Corinne Gil is a licensed physical therapist in Oklahoma with 47 years of experience in many varied areas of therapy. She has worked in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, home health and outpatient settings. Previously, she has lived and practiced therapy in California, Michigan, Louisiana and New Mexico. She has enjoyed working in Oklahoma for the last 22 years. She will say that she continues to love working with people and to see them improve thru working together to return to their active lives. She relates that she would choose the same career again, without a doubt! She and her husband, Harvey have two adult children. Their daughter is now a physical therapist as well.

Amiee Pinkerton, PTA

Amiee played sports growing up and dealt with injuries so she chose to become a physical therapist assistant so she could help athletes get back to their game. Amiee is still big into sports. That’s why Amiee especially likes to treat athletes, but likes treating anyone who wants to get to better.

Daphne Hester, PTA

Daphne said she decided to become a physical therapist assistant because she’s been interested in health, fitness and wellness most of her life. She likes to treat orthopedic patients, athletes or non-athletes, of all ages because she said she cares about people and their well-being, and wants to help them have a better quality of life.

Daphne enjoys bike riding, running, weightlifting, hiking, spending time with her family, and watching sports, especially gymnastics, football and basketball. She also enjoys reading Christian books and watching action movies or TV shows.

To schedule an appointment for Ortho Central’s Physical Therapy, call 405-515-8080. The Ortho Central Physical Therapy office is located at 2201 Trea Young Dr., Suite 201, Norman, OK 73069.

Our physical therapists have years of training and experience and are certified in many specialty areas including:

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