Address & Contact5440 Everhart, Suite 1
Corpus Christi, TX 78411-4838 Get Directions phone: (361) 994-5224 fax: (361) 992-1933
- 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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We understand how frustrating it is to feel trapped by pain and limitations. Our team is here to listen to you and create a treatment plan to get you back to the life you love. Take your first step toward living a pain-free life.
Corpus Christi, TX 78411-4838
Services Offered at This Location
- Back Pain
- Certified Hand Therapy
- Chronic Pain
- Concussion Management
- Functional Capacity Evaluations
- Injury Prevention
- Knee Therapy
- Neck Pain
- Occupational Therapy
- Orthopaedics & Manual Physical Therapy
- Sports & Performance PT
- Sports Medicine
- TMJ Disorder
- Vestibular Therapy
- Workplace Injuries
Meet the Staff
Graduated from Florida International University, Miami, Florida in 1982. He began practicing at Memorial Medical Center, Corpus Christi, Texas and was the Director of Rehab Medicine until 1988 when he opened his private practice. His specialty involves all orthopedic injuries, sports injuries, and industrial ergonomic consultation. He promotes Islander Athletics, participating on their Athletic Fund Committee. In looking back over his 38 + years of providing care to the Coastal Bend region, Dan is appreciative to the physicians who entrusted Shea Physical Therapy to rehabilitate their patients, to the staff who provided this care, and to all the patients who made this journey with us so enjoyable and rewarding. We will strive to always continue to earn your confidence in us daily.
Graduated from Florida International University, Miami, Florida in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science of Physical Therapy. She specialized in pediatric, neuro rehabilitation, and general orthopedic therapy. Debbie worked at Ada Wilson Rehabilitation Center until 1989 and is currently involved with business support of Shea Physical Therapy.
Ria Strowbridge, PT is the Clinical Instructor for Shea Physical Therapy. She graduated from Stichting Utrechtse Paramedische Academie (The Netherlands) in 1987. Ria worked one year in an orthopedic outpatient clinic prior to arriving in the USA in 1988 where she began practicing at Memorial Medical Center, Corpus Christi, TX. She has post-graduate work from TWU (Dallas) in neurodevelopmental training and trained at Ohio Physical Therapy and Sportsmedicine in Cleveland for 18 months. Her specialties include orthopedics, manual therapy, and sports injuries. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, walking and gardening.
Diane Drysdale, PT is the Clinical Director for Shea Physical Therapy. She graduated in 1984 from Dalhousie University in Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada. She has worked in various parts of Canada and Australia and has been in Texas since 1996. Diane specializes in the areas of orthopedics and sport-related injuries. Some of the aspects she enjoys about working in the physical therapy field include helping the young athletes regain their confidence and strength and helping the older patients to regain their independence.
Paige Christensen, PT graduated fro the university of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas in 1987 and has worked with Shea Physical Therapy since 1996. She enjoys working with the geriatric population and general orthopedics. She really enjoys providing individual care to her patients. Outside of work she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, and traveling to visit her grown children.
Thomas is a licensed doctor of physical therapy. Thomas is a native to Corpus Christi, graduating from a local high school before attending Del Mar College and other local universities. Thomas graduated from Del Mar as a Physical Therapy Assistant and practiced for 8 years while furthering his education. Thomas then attended TAMUCC and The University of The Incarnate Word for his undergraduate education, prior to attending graduate school at The University of Texas Medical Branch. In his spare time Thomas enjoys outdoor activities such as fishing and surfing. Thomas has worked with a variety of patients over his career and strives to give the best possible care to each of them.
Gabrielle Shaffer is a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Born and raised in Corpus Christi, Gabrielle graduated from A&M College Station with a degree in Kinesiology before attending Texas Woman’s University to obtain her doctorate. Even in college Gabrielle knew physical therapy was her passion, which she explored by working here at Shea Physical Therapy as a part-time PT technician. She obtained her PT license in 2019 and has been working here ever since. In her free time, you can find her exercising, exploring the beach, or rocking out on her ukulele.
Sheila Heflin, OTR, CHT has served as the Clinical Director for Hand Therapy Services of Corpus Christi since 1994. She is a 1986 graduate of Texas Woman’s University. Sheila has practiced occupational therapy in the Corpus Christi area since 1987. In 1998 she achieved national certification as a Certified Hand Therapist. As a Certified Hand Therapist she specializes in the rehabilitation of patients with conditions affecting the hands, wrists and elbows. Sheila states she “is passionate about her work and the pleasure of assisting patients to return to life as quickly as possible.” In her spare time she enjoys beach combing, fishing and golfing. Sheila is an active member of the American Society of Hand Therapists and the Texas Society for Hand Therapy.
Joyce Hamende, PTA is a Physical Therapy Assistant for Shea Physical Therapy. She graduated from Illinois Central College in 1980. Upon relocating to South Texas, she began at Memorial Medical Center, Corpus Christi, TX. She joined the Shea Physical Therapy staff in 1990. She believes great clients, a positive atmosphere, and a very knowledgeable staff makes her occupation very enjoyable. Her philosophy of care states, “Never say I can’t. Say I will try. You have to take the first step to move forward and reach a goal. ” Her outside interests include camping, hiking, biking and the arts.
Anita attended University of Texas Medical School in Galveston, Texas and graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy. Over the past 38 years, Anita has worked with severely disabled children for 2 years, then moved to Corpus Christi, Texas to Spohn Shoreline Hospital setting up the Occupational Therapy Department. In 1994, she began working within different Private Practice settings treating Orthopedic injuries of the upper extremities.
Anita completed her certification in Complex Decongestive Physiotherapy (CDP) and Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) thru the Upledger Institute, Inc. in 2007 and has been working with lymphedema patient’s of the head, neck and chest along with the trunk and extremities since her certification.
She has been married for 32 years to her husband Phil and they have 2 children with one daughter-in-law. She continues to enjoy playing golf, traveling, reading, crafts and her family time. Anita continues to be an active member of Southside Rotary.
Jennifer Jones OTR is an Occupational Therapist for Hand Therapy Services. Jennifer completed her Bachelor Degree in Applied Science, Occupational Therapy and the University Of Sydney, Australia. She graduated “with distinction” in 1990. Jennifer worked in a Sydney teaching hospital before traveling to the United States in 1992. She was trained in Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) in 1995 & specialized in adult hemiplegia. She joined Hand Therapy Services of Corpus Christi in 2004. Jennifer achieved her certification in hand therapy in 2009. Jennifer enjoys participating in 5k runs with her family, singing and playing guitar at church, traveling, snow-skiing & playing tennis with family and friends.
Hear what other Shea PT patients have to say.
I just wanted to take a moment and write a sincere and heartfelt thanks to Ria and Thomas for thawing out my frozen shoulder and getting me back to normal in record time. These two were miracle workers. I came in a little more than three weeks ago because I could not move my shoulder…
Thank you for the excellent rehab experience yet again! Your front office always had ladies at the window: friendly and willing to stop what they were doing to help when someone walked up. Maria, was certainly my very first contact by phone as I asked for information to assist my decision, as a consumer, over…
I have reached the end of my therapy and want to show my appreciation to your staff. They are a great group of people. I have been to other places for physical therapy but your people have shown a personal side to the people they work with. They make you feel like a friend or…
I am writing to commend Diane Drysdale. She has been a major help to me. She is highly professional and quite knowledgeable. She is an excellent teacher. She gives attention to detail and she has taught me to give attention to detail. She does not tire of my endless questions! My doctor insisted that I…
I recently had therapy sessions for my shoulder at your facility. May I compliment you on your consummate professionalism and that of your staff. Not only is your staff extremely knowledgeable regarding all aspects of therapeutic treatment but also maintains a cheerful and positive atmosphere while teaching patients the exercises that benefit them. I had…
For those of you who waited, worked, tolerated and had patience with me, thank you and bless all of you. This is one of those times when saying “Thank You” does not seem like enough. Office staff, therapy professionals, technicians – so much appreciation, and gratitude for all of you.
I want to thank Shea Therapy for all the care you have given me on my road to recovery. Your expertise and professionalism is impressive! I want to especially thank those who worked directly with me. Thank you Lucy and Hilda for always putting me in my favorite room. Thank you Diane, my direct PT,…
Just a little note of gratitude for the care I received at your facility. My experience was just as rewarding and beneficial as the first time (approximately 30 years ago). I can’t thank you enough, beginning with the ladies at the front desk, Hilda & Lucy and you, Dan.
I can’t thank you enough for taking the time and risk to see me even as we all struggled to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. I am pleased to report you the success of your efforts as I am relatively PAIN FREE these days. I remained skeptical of the treatment outcome in the middle of…
Thank you for everything you have done for me. Sorry for being so much trouble. You all are amazing. I thank God for placing me with such caring, loving people.