Physical Therapist Assistant
Chad began his medical career as a US Navy Corpsman, trained in emergency, combat, and internal medicine. After practicing in the field and hospital settings, he was accepted and graduated from Physical Therapy Specialist school. Chad practiced therapy in a variety of settings to include inpatient acute and ICU, hydro therapy, managed many outpatient branch clinics, USNS Mercy T-AH-19 Hospital Ship, and Fleet hospital.
After an honorable discharge from the Navy, Chad built a successful Software Architect career, working with larger enterprises to build secure solutions to solve difficult business problems. After listening to God’s calling, Chad went back to therapy in the “civilian” world, working with Riata Therapy Specialists, then graduating from TCC PTA school in 2015.
Chad continued to hone his specialties working in rehab settings, focusing on neuro, geriatric, cardiopulmonary, and vestibular care. Chad has also lectured and adjunct instructed Neuro, Vestibular and Orthopedic classes for TCC Physical Therapist Assistant program since 2018. He is excited to come home to Riata, applying a combined approach to clinical excellence of observation skills, patient experience and evidence-based research.
Chad is married to a wonderful woman, recently passing 26 years of marriage and raising two amazing young men. He enjoys, hunting, fishing, land management, and good company.