Scott Humpal is a physical therapist and the owner of Humpal Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Centers. He grew up in Butte, Nebraska. He participated in football, basketball, wrestling, track and baseball. He attended the University of Nebraska and then transferred to the University of Nebraska Medical Center where he graduated with a degree in Physical Therapy in 1988.
After graduation, Scott worked over the summer at a rural hospital in South Dakota, then moved to Corpus Christi. His first job in So. Texas was at Riverside Hospital in Calallen. The time spent at the hospital was personally gratifying, but it did not offer enough outpatient orthopedic care to satisfy his professional goals, so he decided to open his own practice. Unable to secure a business loan, $20,000 was scraped together from family members, and the first Humpal clinic was opened in Sinton, Texas in August of 1989. Dedicated employees, ambition, and determination encouraged Scott to take it several steps further and he decided to open a clinic in Corpus Christi in July 1990. Then a clinic in Alice in August 1994, and a clinic in Aransas Pass in November 1997. A new 21,000 sq.ft. facility located at 5026 Deepwood Cir. was completed in October 2000. A clinic was opened in Calallen (5 Points) in Oct. 2003. The Sinton clinic was closed and relocated to Portland in 2004. The newest facility was opened in Rockport, in Feb. 2007, and the Portland clinic moved into a completely renovated building in 2008.
One hundred and twenty employees now operate the Corpus Christi, Calallen, Alice, Portland, Aransas Pass and Rockport clinics which make up the Humpal Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Centers Team.
Scott has built his practice and reputation on providing progressive and quality care for all patients. He has shown a strong commitment to excellence and supports numerous programs and charities in the So. Texas communities served by the Corpus Christi, Calallen, Alice, Portland, Aransas Pass and Rockport clinics.
Lee is the senior threrapist of our organization and the Co-Director at our Deepwood facility in Corpus Christi. Lee grew up in Nebraska spending his high school years in Omaha. He attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1989. Lee has over fifteen years of experience in various outpatient orthopedic settings.
Lee has accumulated a wealth of knowledge through a wide range of continuing education courses, including the McConnell Patellofemoral Course; Advances in Knee and Shoulder Rehabilitation; Spinal Mobilization; Cincinnati Sports Medicine Advances on the Knee and Shoulder; Sports Physical Therapy Clinical Competencies Work Shop Conference; Alabama Sports Medicine Institute Injuries in Football and Running; and Pelvic Girdle course work, to name a few. Our facilities have gone on-line with the Internet. This gives Lee access to a huge library of information and studies allowing him to utilize needed information on a daily basis.
Lee has been employed with Humpal Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Centers, P.C. since 1992. He continues to learn and grow professionally, and is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (O.C.S.), a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. (C.S.C.S.), and a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (C.O.M.T.)
Kristi Kirkland, P.T. is is the Director of the Rockport, Tx facility She moved to Corpus Christi in 1996 and attended Mary Carroll High School. She graduated from Carroll in 2000 and then attended Texas A&M Corpus Christi where she earned a bachelors degree in Exercise Science in 2004. She then went on to attend PT School at Angelo State University in which she graduated with a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy in December 2006. She moved back to South Texas and joined the Humpal Team in January of 2007. .
She loves the field of physical therapy and would someday like to pursue her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and become certified in manual therapy.
John is a practicing physical therapist at our Calallen location. He grew up in Iowa, receiving a bachelor’s degree from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa in 1990. He played football, wrestled and was active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes while attending Cornell. After graduation, he taught elementary school for a few years before making a career change to physical therapy. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 1999 with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy. He is currently pursuing manual therapy certification and a doctorate in physical therapy through the University of St Augustine in Florida.
Jed is the Director of the Portland facility. He is originally from Ainsworth, Nebraska and graduated from The University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2003 with a Masters in Physical Therapy. Jed worked at West Texas Rehab in San Angelo, TX after graduation and then moved to Portland, TX in August 2004 when he joined the Humpal team. Jed is proud to live in Portland and is successfully building a thriving, small town physical therapy practice. Jed enjoys running, sports, spending time with friends, and he is an avid Nebraska Cornhusker fan.
Yvonne was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. She attended Mary Carroll High School and graduated in 1998. She then attended Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi where she majored in Biology. As she attended college, Yvonne worked as a technician at Humpal Physical Therapy, where she gained valuable experience and realized that this was going to be her future profession. Yvonne transferred to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center where she received her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 2004. Yvonne later moved to Houston, Texas where she practiced physical therapy for over 4 years. She became Neuro-IFRAH certified and specialized in the treatment of patients with stoke and head injuries. Yvonne returned to Corpus Christi in November of 2008 and returned to her Humpal family.
Yvonne has found a great interest in working in the orthopedic sports medicine field and would now like to eventually become certified in manual therapy.
Andrew is a physical therapist and the Director of the Alice, TX facility. He was born in Lubbock, Texas. As a young boy his parents moved to Missouri, where he grew up in the Ozark Mountains. He started his education at a junior college in Oklahoma. Then transferred to Missouri State University to earn a Bachelor of Science in recreation and leisure studies. Shortly after earning his Bachelor of Science degree, Andrew decided to pursue a Masters in Physical Therapy. May 2007 Andrew graduated from Missouri State University with a Master of Physical Therapy. Andrew and his wife then decided to move back to Texas, where Andrew joined the Humpal Physical Therapy team.
Andrew is interested in continuing his education through International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine-US (IAOM-US). Andrew also wants to pursue his Doctorate of physical therapy degree.
Andrew enjoys lifting weights, running, fishing, martial arts, and traveling with his wife.
Russell is a Co-Director at our Deepwood facility in Corpus Christi. He joined our team in January of 1997. Russell is a native of Corpus Christi and graduated from W.B. Ray High School in 1982. He continued his education at Del Mar College and Corpus Christi State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance in 1987. After working in the banking industry, Russell decided to pursue a degree in physical therapy. After receiving a B.S. degree in Biology, he entered the physical therapy program at Texas Tech. and graduated in 1995.
Russell has been studying with the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine - United States (IAOM-US) since he graduated in 1995. The IAOM was founded in Europe in the 1970's and it's preeminence in the world of non-surgical orthopedic medicine is well known. Russell has been certified in Orthopedic Manual Therapy for the spine (COMT).
Rick is the Director of our Aransas Pass facility and has been employed with Humpal P.T. since 1998. He was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Rick attended The University of Texas at San Antonio and graduated from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center with a B.S. in Physical Therapy in 1991.
Rick has over eighteen years of experience in various settings with fourteen years in orthopedic outpatient care.
Rick has attended many continuing education courses including: Current Concepts in Wound Care, Advanced Wound Care, Functional Lumbar Stabilization, The Pelvic Girdle, Advances on the Knee and Shoulder, "Back to Golf", Manual Therapy of the Lumber Spine (Primary disc-related) and sacrioliac joint, and many more.
Rick enjoys golf, scuba diving, snow skiing, and travel.
Don is a Physical Therapist and the Director of our Calallen location. He was raised in Victoria, Texas and graduated from high school in 1977. He played baseball in high school and was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the third round of the June free agent baseball draft. He attended Baylor University from 1977-1980. He signed with the Montreal Expos in June 1980 and played several years with the farm system. He graduated from Angelo State University with a B.S. in Biology/Psychology. He also received a B.S. in Allied Health Care Sciences from the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston. He received a Masters of Physical Therapy at UTMB-Galveston. He is currently pursuing a Manual Therapy Certification from The University of St. Augustines with specialization in Head, Neck and Facial Pain disorders.
Don and his wife, Yvonne, have two children, Hambleton and Abigail.
Don enjoys spending time with his family, sports, cooking and being involved with his church.
Monica joined the Humpal team in July of 2007 in the Alice clinic. She was raised in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and graduated from Bishop Dunne Cathloic School in 1999. She is a licensed and certified Athletic Trainer with a Bachelor's Degree is in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth. While obtaining her undergraduate degree she was a member of the Wesleyan Rams softball team for 4 years were she was a USCAA All-American. She recieved her Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas in 2005. Since that time she has been practicing in small orthopedic private practices specializing in sports injuries. She began her Orthopedic Ceritification in 2008. She enjoys participating in athletic activities including volleyball, softball, and running.
Phillip is a native of New York. Born and raised in upstate New York, he attended High School in South Glens Falls. Upon graduating high school, he attended Adirondack Community College and graduated with a liberal arts degree and transferred to Daemen College in Amherst, New York, a suburb of Buffalo. At Daemen, he studied Physical Therapy and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 2002.
After graduation, Phillip moved to Del Rio, Texas where he practiced physical therapy both with outpatients as well as with inpatients for over 3 years. Phillip then moved to Corpus Christi and is now with Humpal Physical Therapy. First as a Clinical Director at our Rockport facility where he helped to establish it as a practice, then as a staff therapist as our Deepwood facility to be closer to family.
Phillip has over 7 years of experience in the field of Physical Therapy with special interests in orthopedic, sports medicine and wound care. Phillip has been studying with the international academy of orthopedic medicine and looks forward to becoming certified in multiple areas in the future.
Mandy Hesseltine, P.T.
Mandy was born and raised in Sinton, Texas, and graduated from Sinton High School in 2001. She then played one year of basketball at Jacksonville Junior College. Mandy graduated from Angelo State University with a Masters in Physical Therapy in 2006. She has worked in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine since graduating college and briefly worked in the acute care setting. Mandy joined the Humpal Team in 2008 and works in the Aransas Pass and Portland Clinics.
Mandy is certified in McKenzie A & B of the low back and cervical neck. She is also a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP) and a Certified Weight Trainer (C.W.T.). She has taken various continuing education courses, such as, McConnell taping of the low back, knee, and shoulder, and myofascial release techniques to expand her knowledge in the field of Physical Therapy.
Mandy enjoys working out, spending time with family, and loves the outdoors.
Gary was born and raised in Galveston, Texas and graduated from high school in 1984. He worked for American Airlines for 8 years out of Chicago, Illinois. Gary graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 1993. He spent two years working in the inpatient rehabilitation center at UTMB and then worked as a traveling therapist for two and a half years. Gary moved to Corpus Christi in 1997 to work at Christus Spohn Hospital – Memorial and stayed there until December 2004. Gary joined the Humpal team in January 2005 and he is now the Director of our Hand Therapy Program in our Occupational Therapy Department..
Gary enjoys traveling, motorcycling and spending time with his family.
Physical Therapist Assistants
Mandi is a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant at our Calallen (5 Points) location. Mandi attended Calallen High School and graduated in 1993. She attended Del Mar College where she received her Associates degree as a PTA. She has worked in both the hospital and outpatient settings. She has worked for Humpal Physical Therapy since 2004 and she performs most of the wound care treatments.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, crafts and “4 wheeling” with her friends. She also enjoys classic cars and restoration.
She is glad to be working in the outpatient setting as this is where she feels that she really belongs.
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