John Galloway, PT
John graduated from the Physical Therapy program at the University of Central Arkansas in 2000. Having a love for athletics, and a grandfather and father that were coaches, he always thought he would follow in their footsteps. However, after dealing with a back injury in junior high school and participating in rehab himself, John found a way he could join his love for sports and science. “When my back started hurting in the 9th grade and the doctor told me there wasn’t anything he could do and I should stop playing sports, it felt like my life was over. But I was referred and started participating in a rehab program. It was the one thing that got me back to action. I felt like that experience gave me a new direction. I wanted to help somebody like that person had helped me.” Being an Arkansas native, John enjoys hunting and fishing, and of course, the Razorbacks.
Christa Brown, PT, DPT
Christa is a North Little Rock native, who earned a Bachelors of Science in Health and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2011 from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. “In high school, I knew my dream job was in the physical therapy field. I became inspired by the compassionate care, dedication, and knowledge of the physical therapist who cared for a very ill family member. Now, I have the opportunity to educate, interact, and rehabilitate patients so they can achieve their personal goals and improve quality of life.” Christa works with individuals who need therapy for musculoskeletal and post operative conditions, including sprains/strains of the neck, shoulder, back, and ankle, as well as rotator cuff repairs and total hip/knee replacements. In her leisure time, she enjoys hunting with her husband, spending time with family and friends, as well as watching football.
Carissa Cook, Physical Therapy Assistant
Carissa is a recent graduate from Arkansas State University and is an excited new employee at Galloway Therapy. She has known the physical therapy field to be her dream job since the 7th grade when a couple of immediate family members required rehab for various injuries. Since that time she has faithfully pursued her passion even when multiple friends and family members questioned her certainty in that path. Carissa values her faith and close-knit family as her top priorities, but makes sure to live life to the full in a variety of ways. A few of her hobbies include reading, canoeing, hiking, camping, embroidering, baking, attending friends’ plays and track meets, and bringing friends together at her home.
Shanna attended UCA for two years and then graduated from Remington College in Little Rock with a degree in Medical Assisting. She was born and raised in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Shanna is an outgoing and genuine person who prides herself on being a great “people” person. She enjoys working at Galloway Therapy because she has always wanted a career where she can help others. “Being part of John’s team is like having a second family.” When Shanna is not working, she loves being outdoors and hanging out with her dogs.
Jessica is currently taking classes at a local massage therapy school. She believes that learning new and better ways to care for the body while here at Galloway Therapy will also assist in her massage classes. “My greatest joys working here as a Physical Therapy Aide are to inspire and motivate clients. I enjoy helping others with my positive attitude and friendly demeanor.” ~Jessica