Dr. Guillermo Morales, DPT, is a highly-experienced therapist qualified to treat conditions relating to orthopedic, neurological, lymphatic and respiratory disorders. Dr. Morales has successfully treated sports injuries for many professional athletes but truly enjoys every opportunity to increase the quality of life for all types of people in different age groups. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Antofagasta, Chile in 1990 and continued receiving his Doctorate degree from the University of St. Augustine, Florida in 2001.
Dr. Morales moved his family to the beautiful city of Arlington, Texas in 1992 with a passion to pursue perfection and provide the best care for each patient. He became Manual Therapy Certified in 2005 and has also been certified in Lymphedema treatment since 2000. He specializes in all orthopedic problems with his main emphasis in Sacro-Iliac joint dysfunction and related issues. He was able to perform his final capstone project for his Doctorate in this subject.
Dr. Morales is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and The Texas Physical Therapy Association in the Private Practice section. In his free time, he loves to play tennis and work out. He also loves to teach others and learn about the Bible.
Ana Maria Madrid, PT, is a Founder, Director of Operations, and part of the staff at Arlington Physical Therapy. She graduated from the University of Antofagasta, Chile in 1989. She has worked in private practices, hospitals and health care facilities. She has a strong background in orthopedics, neuromuscular, musculoskeletal and specializes in spinal disorders.
Ana Maria has a passion for working in outpatient therapy, and she motivates her patients to make a difference in their quality of life. She has been exposed to different approaches, such as McKenzie and non-traditional medicine. However, her education in manual therapy techniques received from the University on St. Augustine has contributed most to her experience in helping patients with high-level difficulties. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Texas Physical Therapy Association in the Orthopedics section.
Carol Mudd, PT
Carol Mudd, PT, brings to Arlington Physical Therapy experience with multi-diagnostic groups from a broad base of clinical settings to include acute care, home health and outpatient settings. Special interest and postgraduate studies have been in orthopedics, manual therapy and wound care. She received her Physical Therapy Degree from Georgia State University.
During her eight years in Louisville, Kentucky at Norton Children's Hospital, Carol was Clinical Supervisor for students from five universities for three years. She was an Assistant Director for two years and served as recruitment chairman for the Kentucky State Physical Therapy Association for one year. For the past 15 years, Carol has worked at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas as well as in outpatient orthopedic clinics.
Kimberly Lavery, PT
Kim received her physical therapy degree from Kansas University Medical Center in 1982.She worked in Kansas City for two years in acute care prior to moving to Texas. In Texas, she worked four years at Harris Methodist Fort Worth in acute care and post-traumatic rehabilitation. Special interest and post graduate studies include orthopedics, manual therapy, certification in personal training anddietary guidance. The past 20 years Kim has worked in hospitals, private practice and outpatient orthopedic clinics. Her passion is to educate and encourage patients to reach their health and fitness goals through providing care with excellence.
Kristi Maschal PT, MS
Kristi Maschal joined APT as a prior Board Certified specialist in orthopedic physical therapy and as an experienced clinician. Kristi received her BS from Texas Women's University in 1995 and her Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from TWU in 1997. She has devoted most of her 16-year career working for hospital systems in outpatient and acute care settings. Kristi spent 4 years at a Trauma I hospital, working closely with the orthopedic trauma surgeons while gaining valuable experience rehabilitating the orthopedic trauma patient population.
She was awarded "DFW Hospital Council Employee of the Year" in 2003 and was named a "Healthcare Hero" by the Fort Worth Business Press in 2005. In addition, the Texas Physical Therapy Association presented Kristi with the "Dorn Long Outstanding Clinical Educator Award" in 2007 for her role as a clinical instructor.
Stephen Thompson, MPT
Stephen received his Master's in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University in 1998. With over 18 years of experience, Stephen has a broad knowledge of neurological, acute medical, and orthopedic conditions. Due to his desire to mentor young therapists, he has been a clinical instructor for over 15 years. Stephen has focused on manual therapy for many years in order to optimize best outcomes for his patients.
Stephen's passion is focused on guiding his patients in achieving wholeness and has always felt called by God to help in the healing of others through physical therapy.
Joshua Anderson, PTA
Josh received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Texas Woman's University in 2013. He the earned his Physical Therapist Assistant license in May 2017 after completing the coursework at Weatherford College. His passion is working in an outpatient setting with an emphasis on manual therapy to address each patient's individual needs.
He personally experienced how much physical therapy could improve and rebuild muscle strength after sustaining injuries while playing competitive soccer. Josh was amazed at how big of an impact physical therapy could make and that was when he knew he wanted to be a physical therapist assistant.
He appreciates Arlington Physical Therapy's approach to rehabilitation with the focus on individualized patient care. He truly believes one-on-one treatment will allow him to dedicate all his attention to each patient, having good long-term effects on their health and well-being.
Debbie Nystrom, PT
Debbie received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from UT Southwestern Medical School in 1982. Since graduation, Debbie has worked in a variety of settings in both Colorado and Texas, including home health, acute care/teaching hospitals, outpatient clinics, and most recently an inpatient rehabilitation hospital. She has had over 30 years of experience in treating a broad variety of diagnoses, including neurological, orthopedic, and acute medical conditions.
Debbie views her role as a ministry while utilizing her skills as a volunteer/team member of Wheels for the World which is a branch of Joni and Friends. She has helped with the fitting of donated wheelchairs for those with disabilities all over the world. She is thankful that she could raise her family, be involved in her children’s schools and in her community, while still investing in the lives of her patients to help restore mobility, independence, and quality of life.
Sung received her Bachelor’s in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2013. She has over three years of experience in medical billing, coding, and office management. Sung joined Arlington Physical Therapy as an office manager and medical biller in 2016 and enjoys every aspect about her job, especially working with patients and being part of a team.
What she feels stands out most about Arlington Physical Therapy is that everyone has a great attitude and willingness to help each other. Everyone goes out of their way to make the patients feel welcomed, loved, and most importantly get the therapy that they need and deserve. If there are ever any questions about billing or insurance, Sung will be more than willing to sit down with any patient that needs help understanding that part of the process.