Faculty


 

Matthew Walker

Matt Walker PT, MPT, OCS, FAAOMPT


Matthew Walker PT, MPT, OCS, FAAOMPT earned a Masters of Physical Therapy from Northern Illinois University in 2007. In 2012, he opened his own private practice in Lafayette, Louisiana called Precision Rehabilitation. In 2016, Matt merged with two other companies to form Elite Therapy Solutions. With over 20 clinics spread between Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina, he felt that this would help him achieve his ultimate goal of improving the quality of physical therapy. He now acts as the Director of Clinical Education for Elite Therapy Solutions and is the program director for the Elite Therapy Solutions: Orthopaedic Residency Program. He is also a faculty member with The Manual Therapy Institute, an orthopaedic manual physical therapy fellowship program, in San Marcos, Texas. 

Matt has completed the highest level of education in orthopaedic manual physical therapy, which allows him to offer the most advanced care to his patients. He is a Fellow with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT) and is a board certified Orthopaedic Specialist. 

Professional memberships include: APTA, AOPT, and AAOMPT


 

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Ben Deppen PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS


Upon obtaining undergraduate and graduate degrees from Penn State University (Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training) and Drexel University (Doctorate of Physical Therapy), Ben Deppen PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS returned to a clinic in South Carolina, where he’d previously gained clinical experience during a physical therapy rotation. After treating patients in South Carolina for two years, he returned to Pennsylvania to manage clinical sites for Elite Therapy Solutions in Chester, Adams, and York Counties.

Ben continues to further his education, as he is currently enrolled with the Manual Therapy Institute to pursue a Fellowship with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT).

Ben actively treats physical therapy clientele and is a Regional Manager at Elite Therapy Solutions in Pennsylvania.

Professional memberships include: APTA, AOPT


 

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Ben Hangen PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT


Ben Hangen PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT is a skilled manual physical therapist with 20+ years of experience in the outpatient orthopedic setting. After obtaining an undergraduate Health Science degree from Eastern University and a Masters of Physical Therapy from Drexel University (form. Allegheny University) in Pennsylvania, Ben relocated to Greenville, South Carolina. In 2006, he partnered in opened Elite Integrated Therapy Centers, an independent outpatient orthopedic physical therapy practice. Ben became a Board Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapist in 2008, then continued to build his educational rapport by gaining his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015 through Evidence in Motion and his Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy in 2020.

Ben actively treats physical therapy clientele, is a Regional Manager at Elite Integrated Therapy Centers in South Carolina, and a co-owner of Elite Therapy Solutions.

Professional memberships include: APTA, PPS, AOPT, and AAOMPT


 

Paul Hecker

Paul Hecker PT, DPT, OCS


Over his 20+ year career, Paul Hecker PT, DPT, OCS is a seasoned physical therapist and multi-site practice owner. Upon completing curriculum through Furman University (Bachelors in Health and Exercise Science) and the University of Mobile (Masters of Science in Physical Therapy), Paul continued to build his clinical repertoire by obtaining his Board Certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy as well as his Doctorate of Physical Therapy through Evidence in Motion. After practicing in Virginia, New York, and South Carolina, Paul returned to Greenville, South Carolina where he and a partner opened Elite Integrated Therapy Centers.

Presently, Paul is a co-owner and the Director of Clinical Services for Elite Therapy Solutions in Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. In this position, he coordinates clinical activities and organization, develops training protocols for clinical and regional management, and implements best practices across the sites.

Professional memberships include: APTA, PPS, AOPT, and the Orthopedic Section


 

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Ross Landry PT, DPT, FAAOMPT


Upon completion of his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Louisiana Lafayette (B.S. in Biology) and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (Doctorate of Physical Therapy), Ross Landry PT, DPT, FAAOMPT accepted a position with Precision Rehabilitation, where he’d previously gained clinical experience during a physical therapy rotation. He completed his Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy in 2018. Presently, he is a curriculum contributor for the Elite Therapy Solutions: Orthopaedic Residency Program and has been a course instructor for the Elite Therapy Solutions Clinical Education since 2018.

Ross actively treats physical therapy clientele and is a Clinic Manager at Precision Rehabilitation in Louisiana.

Professional memberships include: APTA, AOPT, AAOMPT, LPTA


 

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Connor Mullan PT, DPT, FAAOMPT


After obtaining his Bachelors in Health Science and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Saint Francis University in 2014 and 2016, respectively, Connor Mullan PT, DPT, FAAOMPT gained experience in the outpatient, orthopedic clinical setting. He completed his Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy in 2020 through the Manual Therapy Institute. Connor additionally is Functional Dry Needling certified through KinetaCore. Presently, he is a curriculum contributor for the Elite Therapy Solutions: Orthopaedic Residency Program.

Connor actively treats physical therapy clientele and is a Clinic Manager at Elite Integrated Therapy Centers in South Carolina.

Professional memberships include: APTA, AOPT, SCAPTA AAOMPT


 

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Woody Ortego PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT


Following the completion of his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Louisiana Lafayette (B.S. in Kinesiology-Exercise Science) and the Texas Woman’s University (Doctorate of Physical Therapy), Woody Ortego PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT accepted a position with Precision Rehabilitation, where he’d previously gained clinical experience during a physical therapy rotation. He completed his Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy in 2016 and became a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy in 2018.

Woody actively treats physical therapy clientele, is a Regional Manager at Precision Rehabilitation in Louisiana, and is a mentor through the Manual Therapy Institute (MTI).

Professional memberships include: APTA, AOPT, AAOMPT


 

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Beau Saunier PT, DPT, FAAOMPT


After obtaining undergraduate and graduate degrees from University of Louisiana-Lafayette (Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology) and University of St. Augustine (Doctorate of Physical Therapy), Beau Saunier PT, DPT, FAAOMPT rooted his clinical experience in the outpatient orthopedic setting Lafayette, Louisiana. In 2020, he added to his academic rapport a Fellowship with the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy through the Manual Therapy Institute. He has since been a curriculum contributor for the Elite Therapy Solutions: Orthopaedic Residency Program.

Beau currently treats physical therapy clientele at Precision Rehabilitation in Louisiana.
Professional memberships include: APTA, LPTA, APTA Orthopedic Section, AOPT, and AAOMPT