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HCH’s licensed physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) are professionally trained in helping patients reduce pain, improve or restore mobility, recover from injury or surgery, and so much more. We provide care for people in a variety of settings, including treating outpatients at our PT clinic, our hospital’s inpatients, and patients of home health, as well as residents in our assisted living and senior living communities.

Physical therapists utilize treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability.  PTs can teach patients how to prevent re-injuries or manage their condition so that they will achieve long-term health benefits.  In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.

Physical Therapy services provided at HCH Rehabilitation & Therapy Services include:

  • Musculoskeletal Treatment (muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, discs, soft tissue)
    • Tendon tears (rotator cuff in shoulder, Achilles tendon injuries)
    • Trauma injuries (sprains, strains, joint dislocations, fractures)
    • Back pain, osteoporosis, arthritis
    • Joint injury and replacement
    • Repetitive stress injuries (tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
    • Postoperative
    • Sports injuries
    • Other injuries, including strains and sprains
  • Therapy for Walking Difficulties
    • Dizziness and vertigo
    • Gait and balance training
  • Functional Mobility Training
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Pain Control Interventions
  • Wound Care
  • Assistive Device Training
  • Therapeutic modalities for treating pain:
    • Electrical Stimulation
    • Ultrasound
    • Paraffin Bath
    • Hot Packs
  • Manual Therapy
  • Dry Needling

At the onset of a person’s first visit, a licensed physical therapist will evaluate the patient’s medical and physical history, the injury or disorder, age, level of activity, and other lifestyle factors in order to develop the most effective customized treatment plan unique to that individual.  Just as no two patients are exactly the same, we believe no two treatment plans should be exactly the same.

All therapy services are offered with or without orders from a physician.

Our hours of operation are 8:00am—5:00pm Monday through Friday. To learn more about Physical Therapy services at HCH Rehabilitation & Therapy Services or to schedule an appointment, call 806-323-9158.

Meet Our Physical Therapists

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Sam Conner, PTA, AAS

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Sam Conner is a Physical Therapist Assistant specializing in outpatient orthopedic and sports rehabilitation at Hemphill County Hospital. After graduating with an Associate of Applied Science Degree from San Juan College in New Mexico, Sam joined the HCHD family in early 2018 and is the HCH Director of Rehabilitation & Therapy Services.

When working with patients, Sam believes in treating not only the injury but improving overall wellness through nutrition and health education. She enjoys working with patients of all ages and diagnoses and strives to provide the best and current evidence-based practice to every patient.

Beyond the hospital walls, Sam excels as a personal trainer and nutrition coach, bolstered by her specialization in nutrition and fitness coaching. In addition, she holds advanced certifications in cervical and lumbar spine management and dry needling, which further enrich her therapeutic repertoire. This breadth of expertise allows her to offer a multifaceted strategy towards health and wellness, providing her patients with a comprehensive approach to recovery and long-term health.

“What I love most about working as a therapist is helping people not only return to their prior level of function, but showing people they can become stronger and healthier than they were before their injury. I genuinely love teaching people how to live their strongest, healthiest life!”

Sam and her family moved to Canadian in 2010. She and her husband, Chris, have two sons. In her free time, Sam enjoys her family, cheering on the Canadian Wildcats, strength training, and living an active lifestyle.

Sam is currently accepting new patients and looks forward to providing exceptional therapy services to you and your family. To learn more about Sam or schedule an appointment, call HCH Rehabilitation & Therapy Services at 806-323-9158.

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David Godino, PT, DPT, COMT, OCS

Discover excellence in physical therapy with Dr. David Godino at Hemphill County Hospital! Since joining forces with HCH’s Rehabilitation & Therapy Services team in 2020, David Godino has been an invaluable asset, bringing a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and innovative treatment techniques to our community. Dr. Godino has been in private practice with Physical Therapy Extra in Odessa, Texas from the year he completed his doctorate in 2010 and, since 2017, in Pampa, Texas when David and his family moved to the Panhandle to expand physical therapy operations to the region.

A graduate from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2010 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, Dr. Godino holds a rich background in the field, with extensive experience working with a diverse range of patients—from elite college and professional athletes to weekend warriors, and individuals across all spectrums of function and activity tolerance.

His commitment to professional growth is demonstrated by his impressive list of qualifications. He is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) of the Spine, and is skilled in dry needling techniques and instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization. David is also pleased to announce he is now a certified specialist in "Clinical Management of the Fitness Athlete," enhancing his expertise in the movement and management of athletes and active individuals.

A proud native of Canadian, Dr. Godino has found great joy in returning to the Panhandle, serving the wonderful people of our community and surrounding areas. While continuing his private practice work in Pampa, he is available to patients at Hemphill County Hospital on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

David and his wife Brooke have three sons. He enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, exercising/CrossFit, and golfing.

Are you in need of expert physical therapy services? Dr. David Godino is here to guide you on your journey to recovery and wellness. To schedule an appointment, please contact HCH Rehabilitation & Therapy Services at 806-323-9158.

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Brian Broadbent, PT, DPT

After dislocating his wrist playing football at Miami High School his senior year, Brian Broadbent admired the treatment performed by his physical therapist who helped him on his road to recovery. As a result, Brian was inspired to pursue a career in physical therapy.

Brian received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from West Texas A&M University in 2016 and his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Rutgers School of Health Professions in New Jersey in 2020. After passing the national and Texas state board licensure exams, Brian joined Hemphill County Hospital’s Rehabilitation & Therapy Services team and has been proudly serving patients in our community and those in the surrounding region since August of 2020. Dr. Broadbent is an engaged member of the American Physical Therapy Association at both the state and national levels.

While at Rutgers, Brian received extensive training in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions across the lifespan. “What I most enjoy about physical therapy is seeing my patients return to doing the things that make them happy, whether that's sports, gardening, or walks on the Canadian River Wagon Bridge. I work with patients of all ages, but my true passion is helping young athletes rehabilitate and return to participating in their sports.”

Brian lives in Canadian, and in his spare time, he’s active in life and active in our community. He enjoys exercising at the Canadian Community Center, going for coffee at Brown Bag Roasters, catching the latest movie at Palace Theatre, volunteering for activities at First Baptist Church, painting, and hiking. He also keeps up with the Canadian Wildcats and Lady Cats!

Dr. Brian Broadbent is currently accepting new patients and looks forward to providing exceptional therapy services to you and your family. To learn more about Brian or schedule an appointment, call HCH Rehabilitation & Therapy Services at 806-323-9158.

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Janna Markham, PT

Janna Markham, PT has been a physical therapist at Hemphill County Hospital since 2010. She became interested in physical therapy in elementary school while attending physical therapy sessions with her dad. As she entered high school, she decided to pursue physical therapy as a career, hoping to provide access to physical therapy services in rural communities.

After graduating from Reydon High School in Reydon, Oklahoma, Janna attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford and received her Physical Therapy degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 2000. Janna began her physical therapy career providing therapy to students in several small schools in Oklahoma. She then worked for a rehab company providing physical therapy to patients at skilled nursing units throughout western Oklahoma for approximately 10 years—and this is where she developed her love for working with elderly patients. Janna joined the staff at HCHD in 2010 where she provides therapy services to patients in HCH’s Swing Bed program and home health, as well as to long-term care residents at Mesa View Senior Living.

Janna enjoys caring for patients of all ages, but she truly loves working in home health and with the geriatric population. The home health setting gives her the ability to work on specific areas patients need in order to live independently in their own homes. It is very rewarding to Janna when she helps patients return to their favorite activities and improve their quality of life.

Janna lives with her husband, Monty, and two sons on a ranch in southeast Hemphill County where they raise cattle. Spending time with her family and supporting her boys in their many sports and activities brings her the most joy. Janna also volunteers with the Roger Mills County 4-H Adult Council, serves on the board of the Cheyenne-Reydon All Sports Association, and is a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

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Trint Flowers, PTA

Trint Flowers is a Physical Therapist Assistant. After graduating from Murray State College in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, he worked with the geriatric population in home health, swing bed, and skilled nursing facilities across Southeastern Oklahoma for six years. Trint joined HCHD in January of 2023, and is a proud member of HCH’s Rehabilitation & Therapy Services team.

In caring for patients, Trint strives to get them focused on the betterment of their own personal health through achievable, rewarding goals. He believes therapy should be challenging, fun, and geared toward improving overall quality of life.

"Physical therapy is the most fulfilling career path I could have chosen. Seeing patients’ faces light up when they see their own progress and hard work paying off is something you don’t get to see in very many jobs. We are going to celebrate and cheer on all the progress and achievements made—no matter how big or small."

Trint lives with his wife, Jasmine, and two children in Canadian. He enjoys spending time with family, playing music, and being active through exercise and various sports. To learn more about Trint or schedule an appointment, call HCH Rehabilitation & Therapy Services at 806-323-9158.

Brooke Godino, PT, DPT

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is a client-centered health profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement.

It is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability.

Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. The profession also focuses strongly on providing independence in activities of daily living which include bathing, dressing, toileting, feeding, grooming, and personal hygiene.

Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment and/or task to fit the patient, and the patient is an integral part of the therapy team by helping establish treatment goals and interventions. It is an evidence-based practice deeply rooted in science. Occupational therapists not only look at the physical aspects of their patients but also at their mental, emotional, and psychosocial well-being. We truly help you live your best life at home, at work, and everywhere else (American Occupational Therapy Association, 2022).

An occupational therapist is a mender of hope, dignity, and function who helps you reach your utmost potential through methods as dynamic as you are. We are enablers of independence, facilitators of grit, and creative healers. 

Occupational Therapy services provided at HCH Rehabilitation & Therapy Services include:

  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
       Postoperative or sport related:
    • Shoulder injuries
    • Elbow injuries
    • Hand injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Treatment
    • Core strengthening
    • Stretching and mobility
    • Breathing exercises for longevity
    • Repetitive stress injury (carpal tunnel syndrome)
    • Manual therapy
    • Trauma injury
    • Joint injury and replacement
  • Activities of Daily Living
    • Energy conservation/Joint protection
    • Home modifications and education
    • Adaptive equipment training
    • Work environment modifications and training
    • Re-education
  • Sensory Integration/Processing
    • Vestibular
    • Proprioceptive
    • Oral motor
    • Olfactory
    • Auditory
    • Tactile
    • Visual
    • Sensory planning
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  •  Pediatrics
    • Gross motor development
    • Fine motor development
    • Oral motor development
    • Sensory processing development
    • Cognitive development
    • Social/behavioral development and play skills
    • Parent education/training
    • Home modifications/exercises
    • Dysgraphia
  • Neurodevelopmental Rehab
    • Post-stroke/CVA
    • Traumatic brain injury

All therapy services are offered upon orders from a physician.

Our hours of operation are 8:00am—5:00pm Monday through Friday. To learn more about Occupational Therapy services at HCH Rehabilitation & Therapy Services or to schedule an appointment, call 806-323-9158.

Meet our Occupational Therapist

Tatum Pennington, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. Tatum Pennington is a long-time resident of Canadian, Texas, graduating as the Liske Cup winner of Canadian High School in 1998. After graduation, Dr. Pennington attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, obtaining a master’s degree in occupational therapy. She returned to TTUHSC and completed her Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree in December of 2022. Tatum provided occupational therapy services for Hemphill County Hospital on an as-needed basis for many years, but became a full-time member of the HCHD family when she joined HCH’s Rehabilitation & Therapy Services team in July of 2023.

Dr. Pennington has been employed with Eastern Panhandle Shared Service Arrangement with Region 16 Education Service Center since 2003, covering 13 school districts in the Northeastern Texas Panhandle. With almost 20 years of experience in school-based therapy, she specializes in pediatric treatments and interventions but also provides home health and outpatient services. She serves as a supervisor for occupational therapy assistants, a clinical instructor for occupational therapy students, and also serves on the School Health Advisory Committee. In spring of 2022, she was a guest speaker at the National American Occupational Therapy Association in San Antonio, Texas. Tatum is a true specialist to special needs children.

Along with extensive experience, Tatum brings a compassionate and deeply devoted level of care to her patients and ensures each treatment session is individualized and client driven. Raised and residing in the Texas Panhandle, creating opportunity to meet the needs of her rural health community is her steadfast passion. Tatum is an advocate for her rural patients, innovative in treatments, and she provides paramount therapy interventions encompassed with empathy and integrity.

She is married to Shane Pennington, a ranch foreman for Fields Simmental Ranch, and together they have five children. Tatum enjoys many outdoor activities on the ranch including horseback riding, hunting, hiking, biking, taking care of their plethora of creatures, and gardening. Time well spent with her family is enjoying outdoor activities, sports, and life in the country. Tatum is extremely focused on aging well and on fitness, and she trains consistently. She loves roller skating, and she has even raced a donkey up a mountain in Colorado to raise awareness for ALS. Authenticity, honesty, and faithfulness are some of Tatum’s strongest characteristics, along with a deep love for her family.

To learn more about Dr. Tatum Pennington or schedule an appointment, call HCH Rehabilitation & Therapy Services at 806-323-9158.

Speech Therapy

HCH’s Speech Language Pathologist holds a Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders and can assess, diagnose, and treat disorders related to speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, swallowing, and fluency. We provide care for people in a variety of settings, including treating outpatients at our clinic and our hospital’s inpatients, as well as residents in our assisted living and senior living communities.

Speech Therapy provided at HCH Rehabilitation & Therapy Services includes treatment for patients suffering from difficulty with any of the following:

  • Speech/Voice
    • Producing speech sounds correctly or fluently
    • Vocal production and resonance
    • Adequate breath support and volume for speech
  • Language
    • Understanding others
    • Expressing thoughts, ideas, and feelings through verbal expression
    • Written language such as typing or writing
    • Understanding written language through reading
  • Social Communication
    • Use of verbal and nonverbal language in social settings
    • Social interaction
    • Understanding social cues and social norms
    • Pragmatics
  • Cognitive/Communication
    • Organizing thoughts
    • Paying attention
    • Remembering
    • Planning
    • Problem-Solving
  •  Dysphagia (Swallowing)
    • Unable to eat typical foods
    • Choking/Choking when eating or drinking
    • Feeling like food is stuck in your throat
    • Difficulty chewing
    • Pocketing food or medications in mouth after meals
    • Vocal changes after eating
    • Frequent or recurring pneumonia

These difficulties may be caused by a stroke/CVA, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, traumatic brain injury (TBI), head or neck cancer, prolonged intubation, surgery, ALS, any episodes that cause lack of or reduced oxygen to the brain, dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease, or neurological or cranial nerve involvement. Our speech pathologist will develop a plan for rehabilitation that incorporates each patient’s individual goals for improving their quality of life. Eating and communicating are the core foundations for enjoying each and every day—let our therapist help you participate in living your life to the fullest! 

Speech therapy services are provided with orders from a physician. To learn more about our Speech Therapy services or to schedule an appointment at HCH Rehabilitation & Therapy Services, call 806-323-9158.

Meet our Speech Therapist

MARY GRACE RAYBURN, M.S., CCC-SLP

Mary Grace Rayburn is a Speech Language Pathologist and joined Hemphill County Hospital District in the summer of 2023. Mary Grace is a Pampa native and after graduating from Pampa High School in 2000, she attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee for her undergraduate degree, which she completed in 2004.

After seeing her dearly loved, World War II hero of a grandfather who suffered from Parkinson’s Disease be treated with kindness, compassion, and respect for his individual personality and needs by a Speech Language Pathologist, Mary Grace immediately knew this was the field for her to pursue. She then graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas for her Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders. She has worked in radiology for swallow imaging, acute care, outpatient therapy, home health, skilled nursing, and long-term care.

She strives to treat each patient with personalized care for their speech, communication, and swallowing needs. Eating together and communicating are the things that make up a great life—and Mary Grace’s passion is to help plan and assist patients to be able to live life to the fullest. She feels incredibly grateful to have the privilege to be a part of her patients’ lives and counts it all joy to get to walk through difficulties with them, rehabilitating people to a fulfilling, engaging life of eating meals together and communicating with those around them.

Mary Grace lives in Pampa with her husband and three kids. They love any sort of competition and being involved with their family and church body.

Mary Grace is currently accepting new patients and looks forward to providing exceptional speech therapy services to patients in the acute care, swing bed, outpatient, and long-term care settings at HCHD. To learn more about Mary Grace or schedule an appointment, call HCH Rehabilitation & Therapy Services at 806-323-9158.

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