Meet the D&D Team

D&D is extremely fortunate to have a talented group of clinicians and support personnel


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Kathy I. Dieringer EdD, LAT, ATC

Owner/President

Kathy is a licensed and certified athletic trainer, who has been in the profession for over thirty five years, and is the original owner/founder of D&D Sports Med. She has extensive experience in the treatment and rehabilitation of high school, collegiate, and professional athletes. Kathy is active in her profession, serving in various leadership positions and earning multiple awards throughout her career. 

 

Clinic Managers

Kathy Heimerdinger PT, COMT

Denton

Kathy graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a masters degree in physical therapy in 2000. She has worked in outpatient orthopedics in the DFW area since graduating. Kathy is currently...

Adele Olbricht-Foster PT

Sanger

Adele graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Texas A&M University. She then went on to get her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1981 from UT Health Science Center in Dallas. Adele has enjoyed various experiences in.....

Mindy Smith OTR, CHT

Denton Hand Therapy

Mindy is a certified hand therapist, who has specialized in the treatment and rehabilitation of the upper extremity in the DFW area since 2000. Mindy graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1996 with a degree in Occupational Therapy.  

Alex Cruz PT, DPT

Aubrey

Alejandro, who commonly goes by Alex, was born and raised in Northern Virginia and graduated from
Franklin Pierce University in 2017 with his Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree in Manchester, NH. He is also a
Certified Strength and Conditioning...

Bree Windham

Office Coordinator

Bree has been navigating insurance for over 10 years. She joined D&D in 2012 as a receptionist and progressed to the office coordinator position in 2014. She attended Sanford Brown University for her medical coding and billing degree..

Clinicians

Andra Sterzik OTR, CHT

Denton Hand Therapy

Andra is a certified hand therapist who graduated with her Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 1997. Since that time, her work throughout the DFW area has included both inpatient and outpatient care, as well as neurological rehabilitation. During her time at D & D Sports Med, she has focused her skills on the treatment of hand and upper extremity post- operative.... 

Justina Phillip PT, DPT

Denton

Justina graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology in 2015 and then continued onto their Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. She graduated in May 2018 and then just a couple of days later, moved to Texas to get married and settle with her husband, Justin. Justina enjoys spending time with her family, working out at Orange Theory Fitness, reading...

Ellen Perez PTA

Denton

Ellen graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Science/Health and Wellness Promotion from Texas State University. She was a certified trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine and naturally continued her studies in Florida at Herzing University to become a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. Driven by a more holistic approach, she values the vital...

Chase Duell PT, DPT

Denton

Chase graduated from The University of North Texas with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology in 2016. He then attended UT Southwestern for his Doctorate of Physical Therapy, graduating in 2018. He is currently working towards becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist as well as earning his IAOM-US dry needling certification. Chase is also an active member of the Sports Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. His special interests...

Clinicians

Brandon Smith PT, DPT

Sanger/Denton

Originally from Frisco, Brandon attended UNT for his undergraduate studies and then went on to complete his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at The University of North Texas Health Science Center. He and his wife, Taylor, are the proud parents of their son Brody. Brandon is passionate about helping people realize their potential while guiding them on their way to...

Sara Flinn PT, DPT

Aubrey

Sara is from Lubbock, Texas and completed her undergraduate degree in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, TX. While at Wayland, she rand 100 meter hurdles and 60 meter hurdles on the Track and Field team, was a student athletic trainer for the football and baseball teams, and completed independent research and wrote a...

Lesley Hedlund OT, MOT

Denton

Lesley graduated from Texas Tech University Health Science Center with a BSOT in 1999.  She has experience working in Acute Care, Inpatient & Outpatient Rehab, with 10+ years working with Hand and Upper Extremity patients.  She has completed a Hand and UE Fellowship thru St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, PA and is certified in Ergonomic Assessment (CEAS I).

Marie Fischer OT, CHT

Denton

Marie has been an Occupational Therapist since 1980.  Although she has worked treating people from in-patient settings to out-patient settings and from infants to elderly, she has always preferred treating people with hand/arm issues.

In 1991, Marie was one of the first group of therapists nationally to become a Certified Hand Therapist.  Marie is a member of both the...

Office Staff

Candice

Candice Wright

Denton 

Billing Coordinator

 

Amber

Amber Bryant

Sanger

Pam

Pam Atkins

Aubrey/Sanger

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Wendy Boyles

Denton

Martha

Martha Barboza

Denton

Jordan

Jordan Pels

Aubrey