Traci McCloskey, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy/Owner
Traci L. McCloskey graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. She moved to Corpus Christi in 1998 and graduated from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi in 2003 with a Master of Business Administration. While completing her MBA she was concurrently enrolled in a doctorate program at the University of St. Augustine. Traci graduated from the University of St. Augustine on April 11, 2008 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. On March 9, 2012, NewStride Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation will celebrate its eighth successful year in business under Traci’s leadership. She is dedicated to the art and science of spinal mobilization and orthopedic rehabilitation; thus is committed to life long learning. Traci is also a fitness advocate. She completed the Austin Motorola Marathon in 2004 and participates in the MS 150, a 150 mile bike ride from San Antonio to Corpus Christi. She is a Comprehensive Peak Pilates® certified trainer and enjoys working out on the Pilates reformer and assisting clients to meet their fitness goals. She is happily married and has a great husband!
Gary Fairchild, OTR
Born and raised in Galveston, Texas; Gary Fairchild graduated from The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. Realizing the tremendous learning opportunities, he began his practice at the inpatient rehabilitation center at UTMB. In 1997, he accepted a position at Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital, and moved to Corpus Christi. For the next seven years Gary treated patients with orthopedic and neurological trauma. In 2006, his unique experience prepared him to become the Director of Hand Therapy Services at a local rehabilitation clinic. For the next twelve years, Gary served the Corpus Christi community, treating patients with orthopedic and neurological hand injuries. he specializes in fabricating custom splints for patients with tendon repairs, ligamentous sprains, repetitive stress injuries, and cerebral vascular accidents. After twenty-four years of practicing as an Occupational Therapist, he is both excited and humbled to begin the next step in his career as a private practice owner. Fairchild Occupational Therapy, LLC welcomes new and previous hand therapy patients. Gary is dedicated to providing excellent care and continuing to serve his community. Gary Fairchild, OTR; and his beautiful wife, Melanie Fairchild, are the proud parents of twins. Gary and Melanie look forward to the adventures ahead.
Brooke Thorpe, MSPT
Masters of Science Physical Therapist
Although born in Pennsylvania, Brooke was raised in Corpus Christi and graduated from W.B. Ray High School. Brooke received her Bachelors degree in Biology from Texas A&M in College Station. She went on to receive her Masters in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in Houston in 1997. Brooke began her practice in hospital based rehabilitation, but found her calling when she began work in the outpatient setting in 2000. In 2001, Brooke received her Herdman certification as a vestibular therapist. Since then, she has enjoyed working with orthopedic and neurological patients and continues to have a particular interest in helping people with dizziness and balance disorders. Brooke is committed to the community and is active with the Junior League of Corpus Christi. She and her loving husband have two beautiful daughters.
Christy Sadler Gorman
Certified Method Pilates Instructor
Christy Sadler Gorman is a Certified Instructor of the Method Pilates and has been comprehensively trained through the Physical Mind Institute. Her certification process includes training in PilateSystem at Studio 107 in Tyler, Texas and with PilatesWorks in Austin, Texas. She began teaching Pilates at Stephen F. Austin State University in 2002 and has served as senior Pilates trainer with BodyBusiness Health Club in Austin. Christy has worked extensively with Peak Pilates Certified Trainer and Pilates Educator, Julie Williams.
Holding a BFA and MA in dance, Christy also brings an extensive background in dance education, performance, and choreography to her instruction. With 30 years of body movement experience, she has also served on the faculties at the University of Houston, Houston Ballet Academy, Austin’s Tapestry Dance Academy and St. Stephen’s Episcopal School.
Oscar F. Flores
Oscar F. Flores, a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, is a nationally certified massage therapist and is a Texas registered massage therapist. His work includes scar tissue massage, soft tissue manipulation, lymphatic drainage, and many other therapeutic massage techniques. Oscar loves to laugh and tell jokes. Although it is said that laughter is the best medicine, Oscar’s healing hands certainly can ease many a pain. Committed to continue his hands-on techniques and to increase his availability to the North Padre Island, Port Aransas, and Corpus Christi residents, Oscar joined the NewStride team. If you need a massage for a little stress relief or a therapeutic massage to ease pain from an injury, Oscar is the man to see. With or without a prescription, with or without insurance, Oscar offers an affordable alternative to pain management. Oscar is married to the lovely Chery and has two beautiful sons.