Sonia Guerra, PTA
Sonia earned her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from St. Philips College in 2005. She is currently working towards her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education at Wayland Baptist University. Sonia has devoted her experience to Physical Rehabilitation Institute for over ten years. Professional Background
Ida Smith, PTA
Ida earned her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Odessa College in 2011 and Bacherlos from Sul Ross State University in 2005. Ida has practiced in a wide variety of settings including home health, skilled nursing, and outpatient. Professional Background
Rumiko Cahill, PTA
Rumiko earned her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Kapiolani Community College in 1989. She has worked in multiple settings during her career ranging from home health, outpatient orthopedic, acute impatient, burn and skilled cares. Professional Background
Emily Okikawa, PTA
Emily earned her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Kapiolani Community College and her Bachelor degree from Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, Hawaii. She has worked with a full spectrum of diagnoses and ages from pediatric to geriatric and has over 15 years of experience in a variety of settings, including; inpatient, skilled care, and outpatient. Professional Background
Joanna DeMao, PTA
Joanna earned her Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) degree from St. Philip’s College in 2013 and her bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Medicine from Texas State University in 2006. Prior to earning her PTA degree, Joanna spent 6 years working as a physical therapy technican here at PRI. Professional Background
Jennifer Ponce, Pilates Instructor
Jennifer is a Certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor, trained in Pilates Mat, Reformer and Cadillac, Chair and Barrels, with advanced training in Anatomy, Injury and Special Populations and Pre and Post Natal Pilates. Jennifer completed her STOTT PILATES® training at Bodycenter Studios in Seattle, Washington in 2008. Professional Background
Stephanie Bussey, PT, MPT
Director of Operations
Stephanie graduated top of her class with a Master of Physical Therapy degree from the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio and Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Biomedical Sciences from Texas A&M University. She has primarily worked in outpatient settings, treating patients with orthopaedic and neurological dysfunctions. She now devotes her attention to her role as Director of Operations. Professional Background
Nancy has been with Physical Rehabilitation Institute since its inception. She served initially as the receptionist for our Stone Oak Location and, since 2002, has served as Billing Administrator, overseeing all aspects of PRI’s billing and collecting servies. Nancy has enjoyed more than 20 years of customer service and medical billing, specifically in the field of physical therapy. She is available to assist you with questions regarding your benefits and the filing of your claims.
Lynda has been a member of the Physical Rehabilitation Institute family since June of 2000. Lynda has more than 18 years of working alongside Dr Bussey. She served initially as out PT Tech, and is currently our administrative assistant. She is available to assist you with scheduling, insurance verification, and any other questions you may have about the practice.
Director of First Impressions at Stone Oak
Kristen is the person you will contact to schedule your appointments, verify your insurance and help answer any questions you have about the practice. She is excited about this position and looks forward to bringing a smile to your face.
Director of First Impressions at Medical Center
Rachel is new to San Antonio, TX. She is originally from Lubbock, TX where she worked in podiatric care for about 8 years alongside Dr. Jeffery McNeely. Prior to that, Rachel attended South Plains College, in Levelland, TX and Covenant School of Nursing, in Lubbock, TX. She has over 26 years combined experience in direct patient care and customer service. Previous duties include working for South Plains Center for Foot Care assisting in wound care, post-surgery, and trauma to the foot, and, Covenant Medical Group where she served as a Provider Relations Specialist for First Care Insurance as well as a billing specialist for various Doctors and Specialties. She is looking forward to the many journeys ahead and is excited about her new role with Physical Rehabilitation Institute.