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 our clinic 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
- 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
- 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 or schedule an appointment, call 806-323-9158.
Sam Conner, PTA
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 and Therapy department.
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.
When not on the clock at HCH, Sam works as a personal trainer and nutrition coach. She holds a specialization in nutrition and fitness coaching and continues to further her education in this field. “The knowledge and experience I have gained working with people in this capacity has improved my therapy practice.” “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 and Therapy at 806-323-9158.
David Godino, PT, DPT, OCS
Dr. David Godino, PT, DPT, OCS has collaborated with Hemphill County Hospital's Rehabilitation and Therapy team since 2020. 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. He brings a vast knowledge of the most up-to-date treatment techniques and has worked with a myriad of musculoskeletal diagnoses.
Dr. Godino is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist in the Spine, and has been trained in dry needling, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, and is working on higher-level education in movement and management of the fitness athlete. During his time in Odessa, he worked with elite college and professional level athletes, weekend warriors, and patients across the spectrum of function and activity tolerance.
Godino is a native of Canadian, graduating from CHS in 2003, and completing his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in 2010.
Returning to the Panhandle and working with the wonderful people in our community and surrounding area has been a very rewarding experience for David. While continuing his private practice work in Pampa, he is available to patients at Hemphill County Hospital on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. If you are in need of treatment, please contact HCH Rehabilitation and Therapy at 806-323-9158 for an appointment.
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 and Therapy department 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 and Therapy at 806-323-9158.
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.
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 the HCHD team in January of 2023.
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 and Therapy Services at 806-323-9158.
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 Services provided at our clinic 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
- Sensory Integration/Processing
- Oral motor
- Sensory planning
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- 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
- Neurodevelopmental Rehab
- 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 or schedule an appointment, call 806-323-9158.
Tatum Pennington, ODT, OTR/L
Tatum Pennington is a long-time resident of Canadian, Texas, graduating as the Liske Cup winner of Canadian High School in 1998. After graduation, Tatum 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 in July of 2023.
Tatum 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 Tatum or schedule an appointment, call HCH Rehabilitation and Therapy Services at 806-323-9158.
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