Physical Therapists


Amber Lee

Physical Therapist

Education: Bachelor's in Biology - Ouachita Baptist University; Doctorate in Physical Therapy - University of Tennessee

Specialty: Aquatic Therapy, Pediatrics

Email: amber.lee@childrenstherapyteam.com

I am so excited to join TEAM! I am a recent graduate and have always been interested in working with the pediatric population. I have had a heart for special needs children for as long as I can remember and feel so blessed that I get to work with them everyday! I had a wonderful clinical experience at TEAM and am so glad I was able to come back for a job. Even though I am far away from my family in Kentucky, I am so happy to be living in Northwest Arkansas, where I can call the Hogs!

Candice Stobaugh

Physical Therapist

Education: Bachelor's of Health Science with Emphasis of Physical Therapy - University of Central Arkansas; Doctorate of Physical Therapy - University of Central Arkansas

Specialty: Pediatrics

Email: candice.stobaugh@childrenstherapyteam.com

I recently started my journey of being a physical therapist and I am so thankful I am able to start it here at T.E.A.M! I love working with children and hope to make a difference in their lives. I feel very blessed my passion for being a physical therapist is now my work! I am originally from central Arkansas and getting use to being here in NWA. I enjoy photography, reading, sports, spending time with my family including my seven nieces and nephews, and especially my new fiancé David and our pups Homer and Buck. I am so excited for all of these new adventures in my life and know God has placed me exactly where I am suppose to be!

Caroline Cox

Email: caroline.cox@childrenstherapyteam.com

Caroline is a veteran PT with over thirty years of experience in school, home and outpatient settings. She joined the TEAM family in 2000 and continues to serve as a dedicated, compassionate therapist with a true heart for pediatrics. She enjoys using aquatic therapy as a treatment modality. She notes, "I love seeing the joy on kids' faces when they experience freedom of movement in water." Caroline enjoys volunteering as a Miracle League Baseball Coach. She is a strong advocate for children with special needs both locally and globally through her support of TEAMworks and other area non-profits. When not workings she likes spending time with family and friends and enjoys outdoor activities.

Recent Professional Engagement: Torticollis, Effective Treatment of Infants & Children; Beverly Cusick, New Paradigms in Pediatric Foot and Ankle Deformity Management; Kinesio Taping Specialization Course 2 & 3.

Charity Williams

Email: charity.williams@childrenstherapyteam.com

Charity received her Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Central Arkansas in 2000 and later joined the TEAM family in 2005. She has local and international pediatric therapy experience with advanced training in Kinesio Taping and Interactive Metronome. Her primary interests are treatment of Torticollis, Cerebral Palsy and utilization of orthotics to support movement. Charity is an active volunteer at her church and has served as a TEAMworks Guatemala volunteer for several years providing care to children with special needs in remote areas of Guatemala. Married to her high school sweetheart, Charity enjoys singing, jogging, visiting the beach and supporting her children in their various sporting endeavors.

Recent Professional Engagement: University Guest Lecturer, Guatemala City, April 2014.

Christie Summerford

Physical Therapist

Specialty: I enjoy working with patients with a variety of diagnoses. Special interest in Early Intervention, premature infants, and children with Down Syndrome. I have attended continuing education courses in spasticity management and Cascade DAFO management.

Education: Bachelor's in Marketing from the University of Arkansas; Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Central Arkansas

Email: christie.summerford@childrenstherapyteam.com

After graduating, I became a part of the family at Children's Therapy TEAM. I have always had the desire to work in pediatric physical therapy and absolutely love my job. It is such a fun and rewarding experience to work with the kids. I am happily married to my loving husband, Josh, and we just had our first child, Owen, in March 2009. I love spending time with my family, attending Razorback games, and calling the HOGS!

Christina Ruby

Physical Therapist

Specialty: Kinesiotaping, Early Intervention, NICU, Infant Massage and certified in Interactive Metronome

Education: University of Central Arkansas, Conway

Email: christina.ruby@childrenstherapyteam.com

I have worked in pediatrics my entire career as a physical therapist in a variety of settings including schools, home health, early intervention, and the NICU. I am so blessed to have a job that I love and get such joy from watching our kids grow and learn new things. I have two little boys of my own who keep me busy at home and make me laugh.

Danielle Cunningham

Physical Therapist

Education: Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas Women's University, PT School at University of Central Arkansas

Specialty: Pediatrics

Email: danielle.cunningham@childrenstherapyteam.com

Delinda Floyd

Physical Therapist

Education: Southwest Baptist University

Specialty: Pediatrics

Email: delinda.floyd@childrenstherapyteam.com

I have adopted 3 beautiful little girls through foster care and recently gave birth to a beautiful baby boy.

Eric Pate

Physical Therapist

Education:Bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas; Master of Physical Therapy from Rockhurst College in Kansas City in 1995

Specialty: Adaptive Equipment and Seating

Email: eric.pate@childrenstherapyteam.com

I have been working with kids with special needs for over 20 years, first as a habilitations aide at Easter Seals in 1988, followed by a summer at Camp Aldersgate and several years at United Cerebral Palsy in Little Rock. I have remained in pediatric therapy since graduating from PT school in 95' working at Les Passee with 0-3 year olds, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital dealing with critical care, burns, outpatient services and spasticity clinic, and most recently in the Mercy system focusing on outpatient pediatrics. I enjoy seeing kids get better and being a part their health care team.

Holly Hill

Physical Therapist

Education: University of Central Arkansas

Specialty: Pediatrics

Email: holly.hill@childrenstherapyteam.com

Janett Merlos

Physical Therapist Assistant

Education: NWACC

Specialty: Pediatrics, Bilingual Spanish-English

Email: janett.merlos@childrenstherapyteam.com

I was born in Texas and at the age of four I went to live in El Salvador with my parents. I attended school in El Salvador for three years where I learned how to read, write, and speak fluently in Spanish. I have always enjoyed helping others and could not have found a more rewarding career. I love working with children with a variety of diagnoses and making a difference in their life. Seeing a smile on a kid's face when they ride a bike for the first time or simply do something they never imagined could is priceless and makes every effort worth while! I am very thankful to be part of T.E.A.M

Janna Simpson

Email: janna.simpson@childrenstherapyteam.com

Janna received her Master's in Physical Therapy from Arkansas State before joining the TEAM family in 2009. She serves as TEAM's Lead Physical Therapist in Bentonville, the PT Assistant Supervisor/Mentor and manages TEAM's Aquatic Therapy Program. She enjoys working with a variety of pediatric diagnoses but has particular interest in Torticollis, Cerebral Palsy and Down Syndrome. Other areas of interest include Aquatic Therapy and working with infants. She has served as a board member of the TEAMworks Non-profit New Year's fundraising event. Janna enjoys spending quality time with her supportive husband, beautiful daughter, Bella and son, Parker. Her hobbies include outdoor activities, working out, going to the movies and cooking out.

Recent Professional Engagement: Cascade Dafo Institute, Pediatric Bracing System Specialization; Torticollis Course Professional Development; Beverly Cusick, New Paradigms in Pediatric Foot and Ankle Deformity Management; Pretch's Assessment of General Movement for Infants

Jaylon Martin

Physical Therapist

Education: Bachelor's in Health Science from University of Oklahoma; Master's of Physical Therapy from Arkansas State University, 2002

Specialty: Torticollis, Orthopedics, Cascade DAFO Casting

Email: jaylon.martin@childrenstherapyteam.com

I have worked in all areas of physical therapy, but I love pediatrics because of the joy of seeing the look on a parent's face that first time their child crawls or takes a step when everyone else said it would never happen. I am from Stillwater, OK and I am happily married to my husband Micheal who is also a physical therapist and we met at ASU. We have a little boy born in May 2013, Landon who is the light of our world. I enjoy snow skiing, dancing and all sports, I love watching football and NASCAR as well as attending OU football games with my family.

Kym Hannah

Physical Therapist and Owner

Education: Arkansas State University, Jonesboro

Specialty: Spasticity Management, Interactive Metronome, Early Intervention, Orthotic and Equipment Management, Home Modifications

Email: kym.hannah@childrenstherapyteam.com

As a native to Northwest Arkansas I have grown to truly appreciate the beauty of the surrounding area and have developed a love for the people living in this community. I feel blessed to participate in a rewarding profession that allows for daily interaction with so many amazing children. Being a Physical Therapist specializing in pediatrics has allowed for a continuum of personal and professional growth and opened doors to life changing opportunities including participating in medical mission trips to special needs orphanages in Ukraine and helping to establish the first and only elementary school for children with special needs in Northwest Arkansas. My first trip to Ukraine was particularly life changing in that I met and feel in love with my daughter now of three years! Having a daughter with special needs has made me a more rounded therapist.

Lori Hannon

Physical Therapist

Education:University of Central Arkansas

Specialty: NDT Training, Taping, Torticollis, Neurodevelopmental Treatment

Email: lori.hannon@childrenstherapyteam.com

Macey Webb

Physical Therapist

Education: University of Central Arkansas

Specialty: Pediatrics

Email: macey.webb@childrenstherapyteam.com

Merilee Booker

Physical Therapist

Education:BS in Physical Therapy - University of Alabama, Advanced MS in Pediatric Physical Therapy - University of Central Arkansas

Specialty: Early Intervention, NICU, Aquatic Therapy, Orthotics, Serial Casting, Play-Based Therapy, and Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy (PCS)

Email: merilee.booker@childrenstherapyteam.com



Nicole Atchley

Physical Therapist

Education: B.S.E Degree in Kinesiology - University of Arkansas, Doctorate of Physical Therapy - University of Central Arkansas

Specialty: Pediatrics

Email: nicole.atchley@childrenstherapyteam.com

I love working with children and have always known I wantedto become a pediatric physical therapist! My little brother was born with Spina-Bifida and he is truly the inspiration of my career choice! I am very excited about being a part of T.E.A.M.! I love spending time with my family and friends and cheering on the Razorbacks! Woo Pig Sooie!



Tonya Smith

Physical Therapist

Education: Master's in PT - Washington University in St. Louis (medical school campus) B.S. in Biology - U of A Fayetteville

Specialty: Pediatrics Ages 0-5, Serial Casing, Neuro-Rehab

Email: tonya.smith@childrenstherapyteam.com

I worked at Arkansas Children's Hosptial in Little Rock for 7 years including all aspects of acute care, NICU, orthopedics, neuro-rehab, PICU, CVICU, Burn Unit, outpatient, and specialty outpatient clinics. I spent most of the time in the Spina Bifida Clinic, Hemophilia clinic, Spasticity clinic, and High Risk Newborn clinics. Before joining the T.E.A.M. I was the Pediatric Rehab Supervisor at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale.

Tabitha Hallam

Physical Therapist Assistant

Education: Northwest Arkansas Community College

Specialty: Pediatrics

Email: tabitha.hallam@childrenstherapyteam.com

Wade Cunningham​

Physical Therapist Assistant

Education: Northwest Arkansas Community College

Specialty: Pediatrics

Email: wade.cunningham@childrenstherapyteam.com

Wade is a Youth Minister at Fayetteville Christian Church and will be getting married in December. Wade graduated from NWACC with his Associates of Science for Physical Therapy Assistant degree and also has a Bachelor's Degree in Radio Television Communication from Arkansas State University. Wade loves working with kids and is exited to be at TEAM!