Meet Our Staff

Katie Landes, MPT, Owner

  • Bachelor of Exercise Science, Pre-Physical Therapy from Oklahoma Baptist University, 2000

  • Master of Physical Therapy from Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, 2003

Katie has successfully owned and operated an outpatient physical therapy clinic since 2006, and since 2008 she has been fortunate enough to provide quality care to the people in the community where she was raised and has lived since 1979. Katie has a broad range of experience in outpatient orthopedics and has the privilege of overseeing the day to day operations across the five clinics. She is very involved in the community where she has served as president of the Shawnee Lions Club and current adviser to the Shawnee Leos. She is an active member of the Junior Service League of Shawnee and supports employee membership in the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs. She proudly donates her time and resources to many local sports organizations and non-profit organizations. She is a member of the APTA and the Private Practice Section of the APTA. She is also serves as a CASA and a Shawnee Forward Board Member. She and her husband Andy have been married since 2001 and are busy raising their two children, Cade and Keylee.

"I enjoy serving the people in the same community that helped raise me; my family, friends, church, teachers, and college professors. It is my pleasure to give back to them."

Jordan Buoy, DPT

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology from East Central University, 2012

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2015

Jordan grew up in Oklahoma and attended ECU, where she played basketball for 4 years. There she received her undergraduate degree in biology. She then earned her DPT from OUHSC in 2015. She is interested in many areas of physical therapy including sports rehabilitation, manual therapy, and post-surgical rehabilitation. She has been married since 2013. She and her husband enjoy being active in their church and community. She enjoys spending her free time with her friends, husband, and son.

"I love being a physical therapist because I get to interact with the people in my community and help them get back to doing the activities they love to do."

Rachel Cooley, MPT

  • Bachelor of Health Studies from University of Oklahoma, 2007

  • Master of Physical Therapy from University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2009

Rachel attended University of Central Oklahoma for three years before transferring to University of Oklahoma to complete her Bachelor degree in Health Studies in 2007. She then continued her studies at OU and received her Master's degree in Physical Therapy in 2009. She has been working in the outpatient physical therapy setting since graduating in 2009. Her areas of interest include manual therapy, vestibular rehabilitation, sports related injuries, and post-surgical rehabilitation. She enjoys taking continuing education courses and expanding her knowledge within the physical therapy field. Rachel enjoys spending her time with her husband, son, and daughter.

"What I love most about the working as a physical therapist is that I never consider it work. It is such a rewarding career and we get to see daily the improvements our patients make. It is also a blessing having such great people as co-workers.”

Jason Gates, PT, MHA, NCS

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 1998

  • Physical Therapy Degree, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2000

  • Master of Health Administration, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2010

Jason Gates is a native Oklahoman, growing up in Weatherford, Oklahoma. Jason now calls Shawnee his home where he lives with his wife, Jennifer, and three children- Lila, Chloe, and Barrett. Jason's journey as a physical therapist began in Weatherford where he graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Jason earned his Physical Therapy degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) in 2000. After working in various settings of physical therapy, Jason returned to school to earn his Master of Health Administration from OUHSC in 2010.  


Jason has experience in multiple areas of physical therapy including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, home health, and outpatient physical therapy.  Jason has been an employee of Action Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Shawnee, OK since 2015 where he provides services to patients in an outpatient setting.  Jason, along with other colleagues, works with the Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma to provide a weekly exercise class specific for people with Parkinson's Disease. Jason has been instrumental in improving the care of people with neurologic disorders that live in the Shawnee area. 

Jason has continued to be a life-long learner in physical therapy and has earned several certifications and awards.  At the beginning of his career, Jason received a certification by the International Bobath Instructors Training Association (IBITA) in the Assessment and Treatment of Adults with Hemiplegia in 2004.  Since then he has continued to earn many other certifications and awards including the Certificate of Achievement in Vestibular Rehabilitation by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in association with Emory University in 2007; APTA Advanced Clinical Instructor in 2013; Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2015; and most recently a certification in PWR!Moves for people with Parkinson's Disease in 2016.  Lastly, Jason was awarded the Shawnee Forward 15 Business Excellence Award in 2019.  Jason has greatly enjoyed working as a PT for over 20 years as his passion continues to lie with working with people with neurologic disorders. His philosophical approach to rehabilitation can best be described by the simple quote from Berta Bobath, neuro-rehabilitation pioneer, "Give life, not exercise."

Shanna Gray, PT

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Oklahoma, 1991

Shanna has always had a desire to help children with special needs and thought about being a special education teacher. Originally from Edmond, she attended OBU for a year before completing her PT degree. She began her career at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa where she was the primary physical therapist in the neonatal unit for a time. She moved to Shawnee in 1999 to be closer to family. Her professional experience includes a variety of areas in pediatrics such as seeing children in the hospital, home, schools, and outpatient clinic. She has worked with children with many different diagnoses including cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and autism and she also has experience ordering medical equipment. When Shanna isn’t at work, she is busy keeping up with her three kids and husband. She is very active in her church where she teaches Sunday school and serves as the church clerk.

”My work as a PT is more than a paycheck – it is my calling in life. I thoroughly enjoy showing families how to help their child and have hope for their future. My goal is for every child I treat to succeed to the best of their abilities.”

Kristina McAnally, DPT

  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Minor in Biology from the University of North Texas, 2008

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2013

Kristina grew up in Meeker, Oklahoma and earned a scholarship to play NCAA Division I softball at the University of North Texas where she played for 4 years. While at UNT, she received her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology. After graduating from UNT, Kristina moved back to Oklahoma to be closer to her family and to pursue a profession in physical therapy. She earned her DPT from OUHSC in 2013 and is interested in many facets of physical therapy such as manual therapy, sports rehabilitation, post-surgical care, and spine rehabilitation. She is certified in Level 1 Functional Dry Needling through KintaCore and has completed Dr. Ma's Integrative Dry NEedling (IDN) Foundation Crouse. Kristina hopes that by working at Action Physical Therapy she can impact her community in a positive way. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband, son, and family.

"Physical therapy is a very rewarding profession because it allows you to help people in a way that improves their overall function and allows them to return to the activities that they love to do."

Caitlyn Yount, DPT

  • Bachelor of Science in Pre-Allied Health and Rehab Sciences from Oklahoma Baptist University, 2013

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2016

Caitlyn grew up in Shawnee, Oklahoma and attended Oklahoma Baptist University where she graduated Suma Cum Laude in 2013. She then received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center where she was on the President’s Honor Roll. Although she enjoys many aspects of the physical therapy profession, Caitlyn has special interest in post-surgical rehabilitation, sports-related injuries, and rehab for children. While not working, Caitlyn enjoys being active in her church- Immanuel Baptist, spending time with family and friends, traveling, and playing volleyball.

“Being a physical therapist is more than a job to me – it’s an opportunity to help the people in my community get back to living life and the activities they enjoy doing.”

Julie McCoy, OTR/L

  • Bachelor of Science in Social & Rehabilitation Services from the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, 1993

  • Master of Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University, Dallas, Texas 1995

Julie joined the Action Physical Therapy team upon moving to Oklahoma from Houston, TX in 2014. She has been working as an occupational therapist in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings for 20 years. She has interest and experience in upper extremity dysfunction and has completed continuing education emphasizing hand therapy throughout her career. Currently she is pursuing specialty credentialing as a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). Her areas of interest include treatment of trauma, post-surgical recovery, sports injuries, repetitive stress injury and rehabilitation following reconstructive hand surgeries. When she is away from work Julie enjoys exploring the beautiful state of Oklahoma, gardening, traveling, hiking and camping with her husband Matthew.

“Our hands are the tools through which we experience the world…I enjoy working with my clients to regain use of their hands or upper extremity following injury or illness so that they are able to continue participating in the things they love to do.”

Carley Anderson, PTA

  • Bachelors Degree in Psychology/Pre-Med from Oral Roberts University

  • Associates Degree in Physical Therapy Assistant from Oklahoma City Community College, 2011

Born and raised in Oklahoma, Carley is actively involved in the community both locally and abroad; serving in her local church, teaching youth, and traveling as a missionary to various underprivileged countries. Carley considers it a privilege to be a part of the Action team and is strongly committed to providing skilled and compassionate care.

"I wake up looking forward to coming to work because I absolutely love what I do as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Together with an amazing team, I count it a privilege working with my patients to help them feel better!"

Derek Jones, PTA

  • Associates of Physical Therapy from Rose State College 1998

Derek has practiced physical therapy since 1998 in the state of Oklahoma, previously owning his own

outpatient sports medicine clinic for 18 years in Choctaw, Oklahoma. Derek enjoys working

with people that experience a wide variety of injuries with special focus on manual therapy and

progression towards functional mobility and return to sport. Derek was born and raised around the Dale

area and has provided sports specific training and strengthening for athletes at various local schools. He

enjoys hunting and fishing and he and his wife Tammi are raising two boys.

"My passion is helping people overcome their obstacles one step at a time."

Jennifer Hilton, PTA

  • Associates Degree of English from Eastern Oklahoma State College, 1993

  • Associates Degree of Science in Physical Therapy from Carl Albert State College, 2000

Upon graduating from CASC in 2000, Jennifer went to work in an outpatient orthopedic setting and developed her skills working with all ages from pediatric to geriatric patients. She has also spent time working in long- term care. Recently, she completed a course on Myofascial Release and enjoys seeing the positive results it can bring about in her patients. Jennifer enjoys photography, literature, and traveling but is happy spending time at home with husband TSgt Hilton (USAF Retired) and their two children.

"I strive to give my patients the same care and compassion that I would expect to receive. I'm thankful everyday that I am able to work in such a rewarding profession."

April Maston, PTA

When April was deciding on a career, she chose physical therapy because she is a person who cares deeply for people and wanted to help those in need. 

She has been in the outpatient orthopedic setting since June of 2000. First as an intern while attending school, then as a full-time employee in May 2009 after she graduated from OCCC with an Associates Degree in Applied Science.  While attending school, April was voted “most likely to succeed” by her professors and fellow classmates, which led to her career with Action Physical Therapy. She believes Action has the best environment which allows her to be close to her patients and follow their care plans on a one-on-one basis.


Her broad smile will make you comfortable as you are on the path of recovery. April loves to spend time with her husband, Mark, who is a life-time resident of Shawnee. Together they have a blended family; Raelynn, Gabe, and Hopelynn.  They also enjoy their two German Shepherds. April especially enjoys spending time with her mother and father who have always been an inspiration to her and she contributes her work ethic to them.

"Working with sports and orthopedic patients from Shawnee and the surrounding communities is such a joy to me."

Tammi Jones, PTA

  • Associates of Science from Northern Oklahoma College, 1992

  • Bachelor of Health and Sports Science from University of Oklahoma, 1995

  • PTA Degree from Rose State College, 1997

Tammi attended University of Central Oklahoma for two years before transferring Northern Oklahoma College to complete her Associates degree in Science in 1992. She then continued her studies at OU and received her Bachelor’s degree in Health and Sports Science in 1995. She received her PTA Degree from Rose State College in 1997. Tammi enjoys spending time with her husband Derek, also a PTA at Action, her two boys: Palmer and Deken, and her dog Benson. She loves to watch her boys play basketball in her spare time.

"Helping others makes my heart happy when patients are able to increase their function and return back to their daily activities free of pain and with a smile on their face."

Lisa Estell, PTA

  • Associates of Applied Science – PTA from Atlantic Cape Community College, 1994

Lisa attended and graduated with an Associates of Applied Science in 1994 from Atlantic Cape Community College in New Jersey. She loves anything and everything involving the beach. She enjoys spending time with her husband Barry, son Lane, and dog Lady.

 "Do what you like and like what you do! Helping others is something I've always liked to do.”

Megan Radunzel, PTA

  • Bachelor of Kinesiology from University of Central Oklahoma, 2015

  • Associates of Applied Science from Oklahoma City Community College, 2017

Megan grew up in the small town of McLoud, Oklahoma. She attended the University of Central Oklahoma where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2015. She then attended Oklahoma City Community College where she graduated with an Associates in Applied Science within the PTA program in 2017. She enjoys working with people and improving their quality of life. When she is not hard at work, she enjoys going to the lake, playing volleyball, and spending time with her friends, family, and dog.

"I chose to be a PTA because it is the best way for me to serve God, my friends and family, and the community. I love helping people rejoin their family and friends in doing the things they love"

Kaitlyn Gunter, PTA

  • Bachelor of Exercise Science from Randall University, 2015

  • Associates of Applied Science – PTA from Oklahoma City Community College, 2017

Kaitlyn attended Randall University and graduated with a Bachelor of Exercise Science in 2015. She then continued her studies at Oklahoma City Community College and received an Associates of Applied Science in the PTA program in 2017. Kaitlyn enjoys spending time with her husband, going to church, and practicing calligraphy.

“I chose physical therapy because I love helping people and being able to celebrate all the victories – both small and large – that come throughout the rehabilitation process.”

Katie Peeler, DPT

  • Bachelor of Science in Pre-Allied from Oklahoma Baptist University, 2015

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2018

Katie joined Action Physical Therapy in 2018. She grew up in a small town in Eastern Colorado. Then moved to Shawnee to attend Oklahoma Baptist University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Pre-Allied in 2015. She went on to get her Doctor of Physical Therapy from University of Oklahoma Health Sciences in 2018. Katie is interested in orthopedic conditions and post-surgical rehabilitation. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, Kenny.

Angel Haggard, DPT

Angel grew up around Seminole, OK and graduated from New Lima High School in 2007. She was involved in every club and sport the small school had. She had the honor of graduating as valedictorian, becoming an All-Stater in basketball, and competing in state track meet her senior year. She then attended East Central University and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with high honors. Angel found her passion for physical therapy and moved to Norman, OK in pursuit. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center physical therapy program with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2017. Angel plans on continuing her pursuit of knowledge with additional training and certifications in multiple areas to better serve her patients. She is excited to have returned to her hometown and serve the community where she grew up. She and her husband enjoy spending time with their fun-loving families, being outdoors, and going to Lake Eufaula. 

Keeli Kessinger, PTA

Keeli Kessinger, PTA - grew up in Latta, Oklahoma and earned a scholarship to play softball at Seminole State College. After graduating from Seminole State, Keeli attended East Central University where she was part of the athletic training program for numerous sports. She assisted athletes from various sports recover and rehabilitate from injuries to return to the playing field. In 2017, she received her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Murray State College.

Keeli’s love for physical therapy began at a young age when she was a patient in physical therapy. Due to various sports injuries and rehabilitation, she was exposed to physical therapists who made a lasting impact on her life.  Immediately, she knew physical therapy was her passion and her way to make a difference in the lives of others. She loves the one-on-one interaction with patients and watching them get better and stronger each day. 

Her special interests include manual therapy, post-surgical rehabilitation and sports related injuries.  When away from the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé and family, attending sporting events and concerts and playing with her dogs Muree and Millie.

Katie McMahan, PT, DPT

  • Bachelor of Arts and Science in Health and Exercise Science from the University of Oklahoma, 2012

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy from University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2016

Katie grew up in Pottawatomie County with family roots in Shawnee. She graduated from high school in Tecumseh. She was sooner born and sooner bred acquiring her degrees from OU. Katie's interest in physical therapy was sparked at a young age by her aunt, Katies Landes, who is the founder and owner of Action Physical Therapy. She was an Indian Health Service Scholarship recipient and spent her first 3 years of practice serving tribal constituents. Her first year of practice was with the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She then started a clinic for the Cherokee Nation in Jay, Oklahoma. Katie's experience in rural Oklahoma has allowed her to work with a wide variety of patients. She is currently applying her passion for rehabilitation by working with Seminole State College athletes and treating patients with chronic pain at our Seminole clinic. 

Nathan Whitson, PTA

Nathan grew up in Enid, OK and attended Oklahoma Baptist University where he ran cross country/track for 4 years and received his degree in pre-allied health in 2016. 

Nathan continued his studies at OKlahoma City Community College and received an Associates of Applied Science in the PTA program in 2019. When he is not working in the clinic, Nathan enjoys being active in his church and community.  

"I chose PT because it's such a rewarding job to me. Helping others get back to what they enjoy doing in their everyday lives."

Madison Byerly, PTA

Madison grew up in Colorado, but the hospitality of Oklahomans is what brought her back to the state she was born. Madison now resides in Tecumseh, Oklahoma with her husband and two fur babies. 
After 6 years in the fitness industry and competing in two fitness competitions she decided to take it one step further to go into the medical field and become a PTA.

Madison graduated from Seminole State College. 

"I love working locally and seeing people add life to their days not just days to their life."

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