orthopedics | sports medicine | certified hand therapy

Norman Physical Therapy is an outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation practice that specializes in orthopedic and sports injuries. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care in a friendly and encouraging environment. Our treatment is based on state-of-the-art medical technology along with hands-on care. Our proven manual treatment techniques combined with modern equipment yields optimal results.

Our purpose is to create an environment to help optimize your body’s ability to heal. Having prompt, appropriate treatment can contribute to a faster recovery, which means returning sooner to work, daily activities, hobbies and sports.

We accept most insurance including Medicare & Work Comp.

Contact our office at 405-573-0121 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.


personalized care & education

Independent Therapy Partners is a group of physical, occupational and hand therapy clinics in the Tulsa / Oklahoma City Area that work together to make sure each of our patients have exceptional treatment and geographic coverage

Our highly trained staff treats every patient as if he or she is a family member or personal friend. We realize that as a consumer, you have a choice as to where you receive your rehabilitation care. We would be grateful for the opportunity to assist in your recovery.

We Offer:

Evaluation Within 24-48 hrs
Flexible Scheduling
Personalized Care with Treatment Tailored For Each Patient
Licensed Therapists
Specialized Treatment Programs
Friendly and Open Environment
Convenient Location with Easy Access and Parking

Meet the Norman Physical Therapists

Christa Gatewood, MPT

Christa received her BS in Health and Exercise Science from the University of Oklahoma in 1997 and Masters in Physical Therapy from Hardin-Simmons University in 1999. She has specialized in Women’s Health or Pelvic Floor and OB physical therapy since 2001. She is a passionate provider, and looks forward to empowering her patients in their overall health and wellness. She enjoys treating patients who find their wellness an important aspect of their recovery and rehab journey. She feels education about the human form is as important to learn as the exercises or activities to promote positive outcomes.

Christa has been a member of the Norman community since 1994 while attending the University of Oklahoma and she and her husband of 23 years have enjoyed raising their 4 children in the Norman area. She loves traveling and exploring all parts of the world. She especially enjoys cruises for all the diverse places you can visit and learning about the many cultures this world is blessed with. She enjoys getting to know people and learning about their life and how she can influence someone to live their best life.

Olivia Nees, DPT

Olivia was born and raised in Norman, Oklahoma (BOOMER!). She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with her Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Exercise Science in 2016. She went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, graduating in 2019. Olivia has spent her time since school working at a privately owned outpatient clinic, seeing patients of all ages, backgrounds and diagnoses while also specializing in lower extremity rehab with high school and collegiate athletes.

Olivia grew up playing sports, specifically soccer, and even coached at the high school level for a few years. She has a passion for health and fitness in her own life but loves helping others achieve their own health goals just as much.

In her spare time, Olivia loves spending time with her husband and son as well as loving on her two cats, Winston Furchill & Margaret Scratcher!

Alicia Blaylock, DPT

She graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology Health and Exercise Science in 2018. She went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, graduating in 2021. She has spent her time since school specializing in hand and upper extremity physical therapy as well as treating patients of all ages, backgrounds and diagnoses in an outpatient setting. Alicia’s goal is to empower patients through education and hands-on therapy, ensuring a supportive environment throughout the recovery process. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, spending time with family, and staying active through weight lifting, golfing with her husband, and chasing her very active toddler.


Additional programs are available. Contact us for information on additional or specialty programs you may need.

  • Strains/Sprains
  • Neck & Head Aches
  • Low Back/Spine Conditions
  • Arthritis/DJD
  • Tendonitis
  • Surgical Repairs/Reconstruction
  • Manual Therapy
  • Injury Assessment, Treatment, Education & Prevention
  • Athletic Training Outreach
  • Knee, Shoulder, Foot and Ankle Rehab
  • Overhead Athlete (Throwing Injuries)
  • Sports Performance Enhancement
  • Personal Training
  • Endurance Training
  • Work Rehabilitation
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Post-Offer Employment Testing
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Industrial Consultation
  • Ergonomic Analysis
  • Splinting
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome/Sprains, Strains and Fractures
  • Static and Dynamic Splint Fabrication
  • Flexor/Extensor Tendon Repair Rehab
  • Elbow & Hand Surgical Repairs/Reconstruction
  • Wound Care
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Balance/Fall Prevention
  • Cancer Related Fatigue Program
  • Lymphedema Management Program
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Women’s Health
  • TMJ Dysfunction


Patient Forms

Patient Forms

For your convenience, you may print and complete these forms prior to your first visit.

This copy may be faxed, mailed or hand delivered to the clinic. DO NOT EMAIL FORM.

Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter


Functional Outcome Questionnaires

Please fill out the appropriate survey prior to your first visit.

Physician Use

Physician Use

This copy may be faxed, mailed or hand-delivered to the clinic. DO NOT EMAIL PRESCRIPTION.


For Additional Questions Please Contact Us

Yes. The choice of where you receive therapy is always yours. While the majority of our patients come to us by physician referral/recommendation, many clients request to see us due to our strong clinical reputation in the community.

We operate in a direct access state where, if your insurance plan authorizes self-referral to physical therapy, a physician referral is not necessary for you to be seen by a licensed therapist. Please check with your insurance though as many health insurance plans require a physicians referral for therapy to be covered.We also offer treatments, services and/or products that do NOT require a referral and are available on a self-pay basis.

We participate in the majority of major health insurance plans including Medicare and Worker’s Compensation. Please contact us prior to your first visit to see if we participate with your specific health plan.

As a service to our patients, we will gladly file claims with your insurance company on your behalf. In order to appropriately submit these claims, we will need to obtain a copy of your insurance identification card to ensure that we have the necessary information.

Your therapist will conduct an evaluation of your condition lasting between 60-90 minutes. The evaluation is necessary to create a program designed specifically to address your needs for a maximum recovery.

– Referral slip from your medical doctor
– Your medical insurance card
– Your ID
– If you are getting therapy as a result of a worker’s compensation claim or an automobile accident, you will also need to bring your claim information, including claim number.

Please arrive 15 minutes early on your first visit to fill out any necessary paperwork.

We recommend comfortable clothing such as sweatpants or shorts, a T-shirt or tank-top and sneakers.

Each visit will last 60 – 90 minutes on average. Times vary due to the treatment and exercises being performed.

The regularity of your visits will be determined after your initial evaluation, but most patients have 3 visits each week scheduled.


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