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Sue Simmerman

Sue Simmerman
Physical Therapist & Founder
PT, OCS, ScD

realPerformance Physical Therapy (formerly known as Cleburne Physical Therapy) opened in 1988 with Sue being the founding Physical Therapist. Her specialty has always been orthopedic physical therapy with emphasis on manual therapy and exercise.

Education:

  • University of Kansas Medical Branch - Allied Health Sciences - 1983
    Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
  • Texas Tech University Health Science Center - 2010
    Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy

Doctorate Research:

  • "Following Aquatic Vertical Traction in Patient's with Persistent Low Back Pain."
  • Accepted for publication: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Journal - 2011.

Affiliations and Certifications:

  • OCS: Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist - 2000
  • COMT: Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (emphasis on spine)
  • C2 Advanced Schroth Certified Scoliosis Therapist

Services Provided:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Schroth Scoliosis Therapy
Steve Edwards

Steve Edwards
Physical Therapist and Owner
PT, OCS, CSCS

After graduation Steve advanced rapidly to a Direct of Rehab position in a local Hospital. He was introduced to and joined Cleburne Physical Therapy in the fall of 1994. His interests in sports medicine, manual therapy and medical exercise science has proven to be a great fit for the growing practice. 

Steve has received two Bachelors' degrees. He first graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelors in Physical Education. While at Texas Tech he had the opportunity to work as an assistant strength coach for the Texas Tech University Athletic Department. He then applied to and was accepted into Southwest Texas State University Physical Therapy Program. 

Education:

  • Texas Tech University - 1988
    Bachelor of Science - Physical Education
  • Southwest Texas State University - 1990
    Bachelor of Science - Physical Therapy

Affiliations and Certifications:

  • OCS: Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
  • CSCS: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Services Provided:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
Janice Edwards

Janice Edwards
Physical Therapist
PT

Janice received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1991from Texas State University. She has worked with Cleburne Physical Therapy as the head of the aquatic therapy program since 1996. She has a strong interest in the application of aquatics therapy for all types of physical dysfunction including orthopedic and neurological problems.

Education:

  • Texas State University - 1991
    Bachelor of Science - Physical Therapy

Services Provided:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Aquatic Physical Therapy
  • Physical Rehabilitation
Matt Cole

Matt Cole
Physical Therapist
PT, MPT

"As a physical therapist and movement specialist, it is my belief that the sooner I can evaluate and treat my patient following their injury, the better the outcome will be. Therefore, I am committed to providing quality and immediate hands on treatment to ensure the most rapid return to function for my patients."

Education:

  • Same Houston State University - 2008
    Bachelor of Science - Kinesiology
  • Angelo State University - 2010
    Master of Physical Therapy

Services Provided:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Sports Rehabilitation
Talin Pepper

Talin Pepper
Physical Therapist, Burleson Clinic Director
PT, DPT, COMT

"It is my goal as a physical therapist to enhance my patient's overall physical health, fitness and quality of life. I have found that providing individualized care and developing a trusting relationship with my patients is key to making them better. I look forward to helping any way that I can."

Education:

  • Lubbock Christian University 2007
    Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 2010
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Certifications:

  • COMT: Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist

Services Provided:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
Kate Hanna

Kate Hanna
Physical Therapist
PT, DPT

"My goal as physical therapist is to use functionally driven rehab to empower patients to achieve their goals of returning to work, sport, and life. I want patient's to have fun and feel at home while at therapy. I believe that patient's should feel encouraged and have a say in the decision and goal-making process in order to reach their maximum potential."

I love to spend time with my family, run marathons, participate in overseas mission work, and travel. Motto in life: "Don't waste fun, and Thunder Up!"

Education:

  • University of Oklahoma - 2010.
    Graduated with BS in Health Studies
  • University of Oklahoma - 2012
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Services Provided:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
Jennifer Barton

Jennifer Barton
Physical Therapist
PT, DPT

Education:

  • University of Texas 
    Bachelor of Science in kinesiology & Health - 2011
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - 2015
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Services Provided:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Sports Rehabilitation
Dylan Mascarenas

Dylan Mascarenas
Physical Therapist / Athletic Trainer
PT, DPT, ATC

Education:

  • East Central University of Okahoma - 2013
    Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
  • Chapman University - 2016
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Services Provided:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Sport Rehabilitation
  • Athletic Training
Terrance Cooks

Terrance Cooks
Physical Therapist Assistant
PTA

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Stefanie Keeton

Stefanie Keeton
Physical Therapist Assistant
PTA

“I’ve always had a passion for taking care of people and sought a career in healthcare professions early on as I knew I would enjoy helping people live a healthy life. Growing up playing sports, I’ve been drawn to the sports medicine/orthopedic realm of Physical Therapy and want to help people get moving and stay moving.”

Education:

  • University of Texas at Arlington - 2014
    Graduated with Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Exercise Science
  • Blinn College – Magna Cum Laude - 2017
    Graduated with Associate of Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant

Services Provided:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Sports Rehabilitation
Stasia Marroque

Stasia Marroque
Physical Therapist Assistant
PTA

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Sue Simmerman

Sue Simmerman
Physical Therapist & Founder

realPerformance Physical Therapy (formerly known as Cleburne Physical Therapy) opened in 1988 with Sue being the founding Physical Therapist. Her specialty has always been orthopedic physical therapy with emphasis on manual therapy and exercise. Education: University of Kansas Medical Branch - Allied Health Sciences - 1983Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy Texas Tech University Health Science Center - 2010Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy Doctorate Research: "Following Aqu...
Steve Edwards

Steve Edwards
Physical Therapist and Owner

After graduation Steve advanced rapidly to a Direct of Rehab position in a local Hospital. He was introduced to and joined Cleburne Physical Therapy in the fall of 1994. His interests in sports medicine, manual therapy and medical exercise science has proven to be a great fit for the growing practice.  Steve has received two Bachelors' degrees. He first graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelors in Physical Education. While at Texas Tech he had the opportunity to work as an assistant...
Janice Edwards

Janice Edwards
Physical Therapist

Janice received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1991from Texas State University. She has worked with Cleburne Physical Therapy as the head of the aquatic therapy program since 1996. She has a strong interest in the application of aquatics therapy for all types of physical dysfunction including orthopedic and neurological problems. Education: Texas State University - 1991Bachelor of Science - Physical Therapy Services Provided: Physical Therapy Aquatic Physical Th...
Matt Cole

Matt Cole
Physical Therapist

"As a physical therapist and movement specialist, it is my belief that the sooner I can evaluate and treat my patient following their injury, the better the outcome will be. Therefore, I am committed to providing quality and immediate hands on treatment to ensure the most rapid return to function for my patients." Education: Same Houston State University - 2008Bachelor of Science - Kinesiology Angelo State University - 2010 Master of Physical Therapy Services Provided: Physical Therap...
Talin Pepper

Talin Pepper
Physical Therapist, Burleson Clinic Director

"It is my goal as a physical therapist to enhance my patient's overall physical health, fitness and quality of life. I have found that providing individualized care and developing a trusting relationship with my patients is key to making them better. I look forward to helping any way that I can." Education: Lubbock Christian University 2007 Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 2010 Doctorate of Physical Therapy Certifications: COMT: Cert...
Kate Hanna

Kate Hanna
Physical Therapist

"My goal as physical therapist is to use functionally driven rehab to empower patients to achieve their goals of returning to work, sport, and life. I want patient's to have fun and feel at home while at therapy. I believe that patient's should feel encouraged and have a say in the decision and goal-making process in order to reach their maximum potential." I love to spend time with my family, run marathons, participate in overseas mission work, and travel. Motto in life: "Don't waste fun, and T...
Jennifer Barton

Jennifer Barton
Physical Therapist

Education: University of Texas  Bachelor of Science in kinesiology & Health - 2011 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - 2015 Doctorate of Physical Therapy Services Provided: Physical Therapy Sports Rehabilitation
Dylan Mascarenas

Dylan Mascarenas
Physical Therapist / Athletic Trainer

Education: East Central University of Okahoma - 2013 Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training Chapman University - 2016 Doctorate of Physical Therapy Services Provided: Physical Therapy Sport Rehabilitation Athletic Training
Terrance Cooks

Terrance Cooks
Physical Therapist Assistant

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Stefanie Keeton

Stefanie Keeton
Physical Therapist Assistant

“I’ve always had a passion for taking care of people and sought a career in healthcare professions early on as I knew I would enjoy helping people live a healthy life. Growing up playing sports, I’ve been drawn to the sports medicine/orthopedic realm of Physical Therapy and want to help people get moving and stay moving.”Education: University of Texas at Arlington - 2014Graduated with Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Exercise Science Blinn College – Magna Cum Laude - 2017Graduat...
Stasia Marroque

Stasia Marroque
Physical Therapist Assistant

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