Little Rock Office
  10014 N. Rodney Parham, Suite 103
  Little Rock, AR 72227
  Phone: 501-224-5454
  Fax: 501-224-5460

North Little Rock Office:
  4540 JFK Blvd
  North Little Rock, AR 72116
  Phone: 501-758-5555
  Fax: 501-758-5941

Cabot Office:
2251 Bill Foster Hwy  Suite B
  Cabot, AR  72023
  Phone: 501-941-3320
  Fax: 501-941-3309

Our Staff

Staff Group

Mitzi Gibson

Mitzi Gibson, MSPT

Ms. Gibson received her Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Central Arkansas in 1995. She continued her education with post-graduate training in the area of Women's Health. A former National Director of Women's Health for the HealthSouth Corporation and a former national instructor in the area of Women's Health, Ms. Gibson is now in private practice in Little Rock, AR. A native of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Ms. Gibson now resides in Little Rock, Arkansas. An active member of the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS) and the Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA), Ms. Gibson specializes in the area of Women's Health physical therapy including prenatal and postpartum issues and pelvic floor dysfunction which includes treatment for both male and female patients. Additionally, Ms. Gibson is very active in the treatment of general orthopedic conditions.

Sam Cheatham 

Sam Pruitt, DPT

A native of Wichita, KS; In 2008 Sam graduated from Harding University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. Sam graduated in 2011 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Wichita State University and joined the Advanced Physical Therapy team in the Spring of 2011. Sam is specialized in dry needling and treatment for pre- and postnatal issues and enjoys treatment of post operative knees and the spine. She is currently pursuing an orthopedic track for certification in manual therapy. She enjoys running, Dateline of every variety, and spending time with her husband.


Amanda Brooks-Ritchie, DPT, PRPC, COMT

Amanda completed a Bachelors of Science in Health Science Studies from Baylor University.  She graduated from Texas Tech University Health Science Center with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She was awarded a specialized certification in pelvic rehabilitation (PRPC) through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She is also certified in advanced orthopedic manual therapy for the entire spine (COMT-Spine) through the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences with emphasis on Higher Education. Amanda joined the Advanced Physical Therapy team in the summer of 2012.  She is a native Texan and enjoys cycling, cooking, and traveling with her husband.

Ryan Overbay Ryan Overbay, DPT
Ryan joined the Advanced Physical Therapy team in the spring of 2012. A Native of Paragould, Arkansas, Ryan graduated from Harding University in 2006 with a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science.   Ryan attended Missouri State University and graduated in 2010 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Ryan is a big sports fan and enjoys playing golf and spending time with his wife, his son Grant, family and friends.
Sandy McDonald

Sandy McDonald, PT

Mrs. McDonald received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX in 1992.  She has experience in many different areas of physical therapy including inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation of neurological disorders and of post-surgical and general orthopedic conditions in clients of all ages.

In 1997 Mrs. McDonald started her post graduate training in the area of Women's Health.  She also received her Master's Degree in Adult Education from UALR in 1999.  She then developed training programs for use in assisted living centers and nursing homes to help (male and female) residents with incontinence, pelvic floor dysfunction, and pelvic pain issues.  She joined the Advanced Physical Therapy team in July of 2011.

Mrs. McDonald is a native of Irving, TX but is proud to call central Arkansas her home.  She enjoys cheering on the Razorback football team with her husband and sons and is active in church activities and in her children's school and sports activities.
Laura Blaylock, DPT
Laura was born in Little Rock but grew up in Louisiana. She graduated in 2009 with her Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and in 2013, she completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the LSU Health Sciences Center. She is a big fan of the Razorbacks and a marathon runner; she has a goal to run a marathon in every state. Laura also loves to read, ride bikes and spend time with family and friends.
Tory Tate

Tory Tate, Office Manager

A native of Pearlington, Mississippi, Tory graduated from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in May of 2001 with an Associate of Applied Science in Travel and Tourism Management. In December of 2006, Tory graduated from Jacksonville State University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. Tory enjoys spending time with her family, photography, traveling, and watching basketball.

Tory joined the Advanced Physical Therapy team in February of 2012.
Trisha Cooper

Trisha Cooper,
Office Manager

A native of Harmony Grove/Benton, Trisha attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where she graduated with a degree in education. A former Lady Razorback, Trisha has always enjoyed sports and is now an avid golfer. When not on the golf course, Trisha enjoys traveling, working in her yard, and exercising.g.

Kim Sanders

Kim Sanders, Office Staff

Kim joined the Advanced Physical Therapy team in August of 2012. She graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 2010 with a degree in Art History and completed her Master's degree at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock in 2013. Her favorite activities include knitting, playing piano and violin, and spending time with her husband and cats.
Brittani Hughes, Office Manager (NLR)
Brittani was born in Little Rock but has lived in Cabot most of her life. She enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her husband and two children, Bentley and Braylynn. Her favorite hobbies include hunting, fishing and watching Razorback football. Brittani joined the APTC family in March 2014.
Image pending Brooke Despain, Office Staff
Brooke is from Jonesboro, AR. She is currently finishing her prerequisite courses for nursing school. During her spare time she enjoys being outside, crafting and volunteering to help others.
Tyler Bass, Therapy Technician
Born and raised in Little Rock, AR, Tyler attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science. When he's not at work helping patients, Tyler enjoys fly fishing, cycling, and golfing.
Bethany Blake, DPT
Bethany is from Cabot, AR and is a recent graduate of Harding University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program. When asked what she enjoys most about working in a PT clinic, she said she loved that patients always feel better when they leave than when they walk in. When not at work, she loves playing with her 1-year-old daughter, riding bikes with her family, and baking.
Stephen Blake, DPT
Stephen joined the Advanced Physical Therapy team in the fall of 2014. A Greenbrier native, he graduated from Harding University in 2011 with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and again in 2014 with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Stephen is a big fan of the Razorbacks and enjoys sports, music, and spending time with his daughter, Avery, and wife, Bethany.
Image Pending Susan Serna, PTA
A native of Nashville, TN, Mrs. Serna received her Associate degree in Applied Science as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Northern Virginia Community College in May 2014 and joined the team at Advanced Physical Therapy in August 2014. She enjoys travel, photography, cycling, and spending time with famiy and friends.
Amy Lowry, Patient Account Manager
Info Pending
  Taylor Wells, Facility Technician
Taylor is from North Little Rock and is currently attending Heritage School for Massage Therapy. She is a proud mom to two wonderful boys (and a baby girl on the way!)
Image Pending  Penny Sargent, Facility Technician
Penny is a Maumelle native who joined our team in 2014. She graduated from Academics Plus Charter School in 2013 and is currently pursuing a degree in nursing at the University of Central Arkansas. In her free time, Penny enjoys playing softball and watching movies.
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