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Our Team

Traci McCloskey, PT, DPT, Cert. DN

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, 2022, New Stride Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation will celebrate its eighteenth 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 is a Comprehensive Peak Pilates® Certified Trainer and active member of the Pilates Method Alliance. She is also a Certified KAATSU® and Dry Needling Practitioner. Traci enjoys working out on the Pilates reformer and assisting clients to meet their fitness goals. She is happily married to her best friend and business partner, Eric McCloskey.

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 earned the prestigious Herdman Certification in Vestibular Rehabilitation. 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 sustainer for the Junior League of Corpus Christi. She and her loving husband have two beautiful daughters.

Barbara B. Dill, PT

Physical Therapist

Barbara is originally from Illinois and graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1993. She moved to Midland, Texas over 25 years ago. She has 30 years experience in outpatient orthopedics. She began working for New Stride Physical Therapy 2 years ago after relocating to Corpus Christi. She has personally lifted weights and been active in the fitness industry for 40 years. Her and her husband love island life & the beach.

Gary Fairchild, OTR

Occupational Therapist

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-nine years of practicing as an Occupational Therapist, he brings unparalleled experience 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.

Michael Doster, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

I am a Corpus Christi native, with a diverse background. After graduating high school from Tuloso-Midway in 2003, I went on to earn my Bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 2009. Following this, I pursued my interest in physical therapy after experiencing shoulder surgery in 2013. This experience fueled my passion, and I subsequently graduated from Del-Mar College in 2019, becoming a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA).

With four years of experience under my belt, I have developed a comprehensive understanding of the field and have helped countless patients in their journey to recovery. My expertise in the field has allowed me to develop a deep understanding of the human body's mechanics, enabling me to deliver tailored treatments for a range of physical injuries. With the help of our excellent team, I am able to assist in developing personalized rehabilitation plans and utilizing cutting-edge techniques to promote faster recovery.

Justin Rosas, PTA, Cert. DN

Physical Therapist Assistant

A recent graduate of the Del Mar College PTA Program, Justin takes pride in providing compassionate care alongside the distinguished team at New Stride Physical Therapy. He is a Certified Dry Needling practitioner. “Providing the means to improve overall quality of life, reduce pain, and regain independence to members of the Coastal Bend community is my utmost focus, source of fulfillment, and future.”

Charla Harrison, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Charla began her career later in life after being a stay at home mom for 10 years. This time allowed her to be with her children until they started school. She has worked in multiple therapy settings including Outpatient, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Home Health Care over the last 16 years. Diversity has allowed her to gain many skills that served her patients well over the years. Charla firmly believes, "If you are not learning something new you are not living." She has a special fondness for the geriatric population and believes her older patients have unlimited wisdom to share with younger generations. She has great empathy for patients and families affected by Alzheimer's and dementia. For many years Charla has been an advocate for her patients and their families.

Charla received her Associate in Applied Science at McClennan Community College in 2007 and began her first job in Outpatient private practice only a month later. She is finally back in the outpatient setting at New Stride Physical Therapy. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband Ray, their five children, and their two grandsons. If she is not with her family she enjoys her two dogs, crafting, or decorating her home for all holidays.

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 40 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.

Two Locations to Serve You

Staples Location

3633 S Staples
Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Phone: 361-814-9898
Fax: 361-814-9897

Padre Island Location

14302 Nemo Court
Corpus Christi, TX 78418

Phone: 361-949-9898
Fax: 361-949-9897