Meet Our Providers
One thing about Guymon Physical Therapy & Wellness that our clients love is that we work as one unit with one focus in mind. From our administrative staff to our massage therapists to our athletic trainers to our physical therapists, we aim to help you become the best you you can be through the application of safe, practical therapeutic services. We encourage you to take a look around to see whom will be working with you.
Jacob Tuttle, MPT - Owner / Director of Physical Therapy
You’ll find no one more interested in the mechanics of the human body than Jacob Tuttle. “Even after years of study and practice, I’m still awed at how beautifully everything in our physical make-up works together.”
As an active participant in high school football, basketball, track & field and a year of baseball, it should come as no surprise that Jacob is a physical therapist.
He was a blue chip recruit for college football. Were it not for an unfortunate ankle injury in his senior year of high school, he may not have elected to play college basketball instead. Four years later during his senior year of college, he was recruited to throw the shotput for the track and field team. He’s a 4-time collegiate letterman in basketball and a 1-year letterman in track and field.
Raised by a coach and a nurse, physical therapy is in his blood. Growing up, Jacob logged countless hours in the gym shooting baskets with his dad. Mom’s influence in nursing paired with numerous injuries sparked his interest in the medical field. In fact, Jacob overcame a significant injury every year of high school including a dislocated shoulder, a fractured leg, a collar bone injury, and a broken ankle. Needless to say, he spend his fair share of time surrounded by physical therapists and physicians. "One of the benefits of having endured so much physical trauma during my high school years is my ability to empathize with what my patients are going through."
While at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas, Jacob completed the necessary requirements to earn a Bachelors Degree in Biology. He went on to complete the Masters Program at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas, specializing in physical therapy. To round out his education, Jacob performed Casework in Healthcare Administration at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Since becoming a physical therapist, he has become certified in Integrative Dry Needling and is a certified Oklahoma Home Healthcare Administrator. He has a profound knowledge in orthopedic rehab, strength and conditioning training and wound care.
As a physical therapist, he enjoy the diversity of patients he is fortunate to interact with for treatment, which he knows has molded him into a better autonomous practitioner. “I find great joy in helping improve and restore a patient’s mobility and function, which in turn helps improve their quality of life.” In fact, if Jacob would have diverted from his career path as a physical therapist, you would find him practicing medicine as a physician or orthopedic surgeon or quite possibly as a coach.
On the weekends and after work, you’ll catch Jacob riding motorcycles or tinkering with a 1970 Chevy C-10, working out, golfing, snow skiing and enjoying music of all sorts. His future plans are to play the lottery, become filthy rich and retire on his own private island somewhere with a small runway long enough for a chartered plane. In the meantime, he’ll keep serving patients in Guymon, OK, and Liberal, KS. "One of my primary goals is to challenge each of my patients--pushing the limits to ensure they are stronger and better off post-treatment than they were before their injuries occurred."
“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” - Andy Defresne, Shawshank Redemption
Rachel Jones, PT - Guymon Clinic
"I love getting to know new people and helping them recover and return to daily activities strong and with less pain."
Rachel came to Guymon as a new graduate in 1992 and worked in the physical therapy department at Memorial Hospital of Texas County. She later dedicated 13 years exclusively to pediatrics working with babies up to three years of age at the Texas County Health Department. In 2010, she decided to generalize and partnered with Guymon Physical Therapy and Wellness. She chose Guymon Physical Therapy and Wellness because the clinic strives to devote personal attention, manual therapy and a hands-on approach to helping clients return to their highest possible level of function.
Rachel’s studies include attending the University of Oklahoma where she obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree and has continued her education in kinesiotaping, myofascial release, integrative dry needling, shoulder rehab, sacroiliac dysfunction, infant massage and pediatric foot splinting. Next on her agenda is to obtain certification in dry needling and IASTM while earning a transitional doctorate in physical therapy. She boasts over 25 years of experience as a physical therapists and is continuously encouraged as her patients live more productive and functional lives after recovery.
Rachel participated in high school volleyball and basketball and is an outdoor enthusiasts. Leisurely hiking, running, cycling, white water rafting, motorcycling and attending sporting events and family take up her personal time.
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” - Phil 4:13 NKJV
Jason Eidson, PTA - Guymon Clinic
Jason brings his experience as a football player, basketball player, weight-lifter, golfer and hunter to Guymon Physical Therapy & Wellness. His background in sports coupled with an internship in physical therapy lead Jason to pursue a career as a physical therapist.
He completed an Associates Degree in Physical Therapy which served as a stepping stone to his Bachelor's of Science Degree in Exercise Sciences. His areas of focus are in general health and wellness and in high-impact sports where athletes suffer injuries ranging from gradually developing and lingering aches and pains to the more severe sudden-impact accidents while participating in various sports.
Jason loves the dynamic diversity he gets to experience from person to person and takes great pride in watching patients regain maximum functionality while under his care. He plans to continue in his quest to make people great again for decades to come.
On an off-day, Jason partakes in golf, hunting and other general exercise and loves riding motorcycles when not working on classic cars. If it weren’t for physical therapy, you’d most likely witness Jason enjoying the farm life.
“Life's not about how hard of a hit you can give; it's about how many you can take, and still keep moving forward.” ― Sylvester Stallone starring as Rocky Balboa
Kyrie' Deslatte, PT, DPT - Guymon Clinic
"I love empowering patients and teaching them tools to live the healthiest lives possible!"
Guymon Physical Therapy welcomes Kyrie’ Deslatte, DPT as of August 2017. She comes to us with experience in skilled nursing, pediatrics, NICU and neurological, spinal cord injuries. She’s always loved health and wellness and feels passionate about living life to the fullest choosing physical therapy because life is all about building relationships and caring for others. "I love getting to know my patients and working with them to achieve their goals.”
Kyrie’ graduated from Louisiana State University—“Geaux Tigers!”—with a Bachelors’ Degree in Kinesiology in K-12 Health and PE. Her Doctorate Degree is in Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Although her studies emphasized manual therapy, she loves working on balance and vestibular issues. While working at Guymon Physical Therapy and Wellness, she hopes to experience a variety of settings in order to find a specialty and pursue it vigorously.
When she’s not in the office, Kyrie’ loves gardening and doing yoga and would hike professionally if it paid the bills.
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” -Maya Angelou
Viridiana Garcia, Office Coordinator - Guymon Clinic
Viridiana is a graduate of Guymon High School and currently attends Oklahoma Panhandle State University. She is the facility coordinator
of our Guymon Clinic and is versed in customer service and management. She came to Guymon Physical Therapy and Wellness after working at Texas County Memorial Hospital. Her future plans are along the same track as she is working towards a Bachelor’s, and ultimately, a Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration. “I’ve always enjoyed working in health care and meeting new people—helping in any way I can.”
Viridiana participated in soccer and basketball while in high school and finds great enjoyment in watching her son follow suit. She would be found working at a children’s hospital if not at Guymon Physical Therapy and Wellness where she continues to broaden her scope of knowledge in health care administration and firmly believes that you should “let your faith be bigger than your fears.”
Cara Stowers, PT, DPT - Liberal Clinic
Cara made her debut with Guymon Physical Therapy and Wellness in July of 2018. She earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Health and Exercise Science from the University of Oklahoma and a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
She is a runner who participated in cross country and track in high school and early college while at Oklahoma Baptist University. While in high school, she also volunteered with Circle of Friends, an organization geared towards working with students with developmental disabilities. Thereafter, Cara taught at an outpatient physical therapy clinic and decided to pursue a career in physical therapy, specifically pediatric physical therapy. Her clinical rotations extended to outpatient physical therapy, pediatric physical therapy, and inpatient rehab physical therapy.
Cara takes great pride in being able to utilize her skills working closing with her patients. She enjoys watching the journey to recovery and encourages her patients to celebrate as they overcome their limitations.
As a runner, hiker, and outdoor enthusiast, Cara would be traveling the world were she not helping patients strengthen their bodies. She plays the piano, too!
"I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble, but take heart! I have overcome the world." -John 16:33
Camryn Slatten, Intern - Liberal Clinic
Camryn comes to us from Wichita, KS, and is a fervent supporter of all Wichita State sports—“GO SHOCKERS!”
She herself is quite the athlete competing in Cross County, Track, Basketball, Gymnastics and Cheerleading while in high school and continues running Cross Country and participating in Track and Field events at Wichita State University. Past injuries participating in sporting events have inspired Camryn to seek a career in physical therapy. She feels strongly about the decision since she finds that she can connect with patients who are in recovery by understanding and empathizing with their challenges. Her favorite part about the profession, thus far, besides being able to relate with people, is being a part of the healing process which brings her great satisfaction.
Camryn is currently interning at Guymon Physical Therapy and Wellness to gain work experience as she dives head-on into her desire to become a physical therapist for which she is extremely grateful as she’s learned so much already.
Should Camryn change her career path, she sees herself working with children.
“We cannot change the past, but we can learn from it."
Justin Peck, MPT - Liberal Clinic
Justin joined Guymon Physical Therapy & Wellness with extensive experience working as a staff physical therapist and director of rehab for several rehab facilities managing physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy services. He also sports 12-plus years of adult and geriatric practice including orthopedic, neurological and vestibular rehab. He possesses a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Organization and Policy and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. He is also certified in functional dry needling.
His athletic background comes as a volleyball coach for a high school girls club, in weight training, running, basketball and yoga. He also owns and operates Rapid Fit Health Club in Liberal, KS.
He enjoys being a physical therapist because it is a rewarding career that allows him to help people become as functional as possible. “It’s especially rewarding being able to help patients achieve functional goals and regain areas of dysfunction that have been problematic.”
Justin intends to continue working as a physical therapist and in fitness while pursuing a nutrition and yoga certification. If he ever changed careers, he would work in the nutrition industry as a certified or registered holistic and wellness specialist.
He enjoys cooking, snowshoeing, camping, gardening, yoga and weight training.
"If you don't like something, change it."
Natalie Longnecker, PTA - Liberal Clinic
Natalie's love for volleyball and basketball and now weightlifting and yoga have all played a role in her decision to vest herself in the world of physical therapy.
After graduating high school, Natalie didn’t venture far attending McCook Community College in Nebraska before moving on to Colby Community College where she completed her Associates in general studies with emphasis in physical therapy.
An accident endured by Natalie’s mother is what initially sparked Natalie’s interest in pursuing physical therapy as a profession. The severity of her mother’s spinal injury left her paralyzed. She underwent physical therapy while at a rehabilitation center where she was pushed to her full potential and ultimately walked out of the hospital, against all odds, in just a few short months! Hearing of her mother’s triumph pushes Natalie to want to pursue that level of patient care. “My mom is my biggest inspiration!”
As a PTA, Natalie understands that patients are at the center of making healing happen. They put in the work of self-discovery, learning, and doing their home exercises to ultimately heal themselves with a little encouragement from she and her team. She favors working with neurological, pediatric, and orthopedic patients because of the variances in demographics and being able to experience first-hand the different stages of the body’s capabilities at various points in life. She loves getting to know her patients on a personal level and works hard to develop trust to encourage the best possible outcomes. Natalie’s greatest reward is watching her patients achieve the goals they’ve set out to conquer.
Should Natalie not continue on course to becoming a physical therapist of her own, she will likely invest in becoming a strength and conditioning coach where she can travel and promote healthy living. When out of the office, Natalie can be found hiking, skiing, boating, working out and spending time with her nieces.
“Wherever you are, be all there.” - Jim Elliot
Marissa Rathbun, PTA - Liberal Clinic
Marissa Rathbun joined the Guymon Physical Therapy & Wellness team in the Spring of 2019 after earning her Associates of Applied Science. She has experience in the medical field as a CNA and intends to pursue her study as a physical therapy assistant. She is a former track, basketball, cheerleading and powerlifting competitor who had to endure the rigors as a physical therapy patient herself, which ultimately sparked her interest in helping others. She finds working with the elderly to be the most rewarding and loves being able to find solutions to patients’ problems from the broad range of treatments available through restorative motion. If Marissa changes her mind about becoming a physical therapist, she’ll likely be found working on the family farm.
"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can." - John Wesley
Nicholas Trudeau, PTA - Liberal Clinic
Nick brings an expertise in geriatrics and orthopedics to Guymon Physical Therapy & Wellness. He’s also an enlisted, active duty soldier for the U.S. Army with a wide knowledge base in loading dock operations having worked previously with UPS and FedEx Freight.
Nick attended Kansas City Community College in Kansas City, Kansas, where he completed the requisites for an Associates Degree in Applied Science with an emphasis on physical therapy. He went on to earn a Bachelors Degree in Applied Behavioral Science from the University of Kansas. He became quite skilled working with the elderly while employed by Good Samaritan, an assisted living community for seniors.
Nick is one of those guys that loves watching patients overcome obstacles as he pushes patients to their limits during and post-recovery. “It’s great watching patients improve and do more then they think they can.”
HIs pursuit in physical therapy stems from a strong desire to directly and positively impact individuals’ lives in tandem with a curiosity to understand more about what is going on with his own legs.
Nick’s plan is to continue progressing his skill set and expertise as a therapist to better serve future clients.
If Nick had have chosen an alternate career path, you’d likely have to travel abroad to learn English from him as he’d be a professor overseas somewhere. He enjoys hiking trails with his dog, kayaking, watching sports and movies, and is an active participant at church.
“He is no fool who give whats he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” - Jim Elliot
Christian Alarcon, Tech - Liberal Clinic
Christian is a Liberal High School Alum with experience running cross country and track and played competitive soccer.
He loves working in the physical therapy setting where he gets to witness firsthand the difference he is making in other people's lives when he helps them manage or eliminate pain altogether. He loves most the uniqueness of each of his patients learning as much from them as they do from him. He is a determined and driven individual who cannot be held back once his mind is established.
Christian came to be a physical therapy technician while watching his mother recover from a work injury. He crossed paths with the current physical therapist whom he is now employed by during that experience and decided physical rehabilitation was his thing.
Besides eating and sleeping, Christian enjoys running, working out at the gym, and playing soccer, which he would do professionally if he weren’t so busy nursing patients back to optimal health.
"He who sheds blood with me in battle shall forever be my brother.”
Dora Favela, Office Coordinator - Liberal Clinic
Dora has a unique story in that she was recruited to Guymon Physical Therapy and Wellness while taking therapy as a patient. It just so happened that she was overheard speaking in Spanish and the Liberal clinic really needed a solid interpreter that could double as a physical therapy technician. She's had her share of training working with various physical therapists, specifically on mobility and exercise. After much coaxing, Dora opted to man the front desk and now offers clerical support. She’s likely the first person you’ll encounter at our Liberal clinic and will greet you with a smile on her face.
Dora has over two decades of experience in physical therapy having worked over years performing physical labor. She’s never been much into sports but does enjoy volleyball and rollerskating. She especially enjoys watching her children participate in sports, namely football and soccer.
She values above all, her honesty and honor and enjoys working with people that believe in her and appreciate her strengths.
Her motivation stems from knowing the importance of health and wellness and finds tremendous satisfaction when she can make someone else feel better. “The thought of helping people both young and old is awesome!” In fact, if Dora was not keeping things orderly as our clinic coordinator, she would probably be doing some sort of social work or volunteering.
Dora loves putting on the skates from time-to-time and camping with her grandchildren.
Britney Scott, RPTA, DOR - Heritage Community
”Every victory, big or small, is a victory!"
Britney received her Associates in Applied Science from Colby Community College where she played basketball until injuries plagued her ability to continue. "I started playing basketball at a young age and it quickly became my passion.” She has participated in various athletics while pursuing her secondary education including basketball, volleyball, track and powerlifting. Her experience in sports caused her to dabble in the up-and-coming field of physical therapy hoping to work with local area athletes in treating sports injuries allowing her to stay in the game, even at a distance.
Having lived with a grandmother that battled ALS, Britney is extremely driven to helping others—in particular the “seasoned” population—to improving their overall quality of life. Paired with her own history of knee troubles and physical therapy treatment experience, she now finds herself delivering physical therapy services to patients. Britney has worked in and out of the Heritage Community Nursing Home since 2003 and has been full time since 2013. She currently delivers skilled-nursing long-term care in the assisted living and memory care unit. Her focus is on function, whether it is strength, balance, gait or even modified tasks. One of Britney’s key attributes is understanding that “not everyone fits the textbook” and striving to find remedies. "I enjoy a good challenge, but even more than that, I LOVE seeing my patients succeed! Every victory, big or small, is a victory!”
Britney is devoted to her husband, children and dog leaving her little time for anything else. She prizes family time and is at present content with doing her best in raising her children to become caring people.
Julie Chamberlain, Speech Therapist - Heritage Community
Cassie House, Occupational Therapist (MOTR/L) - Heritage Community
“I would love to be the next JoAnna Gaines on HGTV’s Fixer Upper!” Unfortunately for her, the patients of Guymon Heritage Community love her too much to let her go!
Because of her love of science and anatomy while an undergrad, Cassie knew she wanted to work in the medical field. After babysitting for a young man that had a rare disability and taking him to multiple therapy sessions, her choice was confirmed and her future course was set.
Cassie worked her way through Oklahoma Panhandle State University where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and in Athletic Training. She was later awarded a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Oklahoma, Health Sciences Center. She played college basketball at the University of Northern Colorado and Oklahoma Panhandle State University.
Cassie has focused her practice on the geriatric population which she’s worked with for over a decade. The best part of her job is getting to know the patients and their stories.
Should you run into Cassie outside of work, she’ll likely have a camera in hand as she loves photography as a pastime and may be fixing up old houses in the future.
Amy Nickson-Taylor, Occupational Therapist Assistant - Heritage Community
Amy comes to Guymon Physical Therapy and Wellness as a graduate of Brown Mackie College in Salina, Kansas, where she obtained her Associates Degree. She worked in a skilled nursing facility for many years where she found the motivation to complete an RA program which ultimately lead to her becoming certified as an Occupational Therapy Assistant.
Her impetus stems from enabling patients to return to or attain close to prior levels of function from her efforts. “The rewards flourish in watching people be able to live their lives to the fullest where hope was slim-to-none."
Amy would devote her efforts to animals were she not working with people. She finds enjoyment in reading and geocaching amongst hanging out with her daughter.
Guymon Physical Therapy
Guymon, OK Location
211 NW 5th St.
Guymon, OK 73942
Liberal, KS Location
315 W 15th St.
Liberal, KS 67901