Michael Perkins, PT
Hello and welcome to Inspire Physical Therapy! My name is Michael Perkins. I am a Christian, husband, father, PT, Aggie (class of 1996) and owner of Inspire. My wife Denise, Texas A&M class of 1997, is our co-owner, and we have been blessed with four beautiful children. We both grew up in this community and are thankful that we are getting to raise our children here as well.
I graduated from UT Southwestern PT school in 1999 and since have been blessed with the opportunity to serve the Brazos Valley as a PT. I have an absolute passion for the overall health and well being of my patients. I view physical therapy as a ministry and am overjoyed to help my patients accomplish health and wellness far beyond anything they've known before.
I have a holistic approach to medicine and believe that health and wellness start in the heart and at the core. From diet to exercise, from alignment to fitness, I find great worth in helping our patients discover their maximum potential. I have been practicing in this community for over 20 years, have made many incredible friends, and feel the best is yet to come. I am excited to daily continue this healing ministry as an extension of the loving hands of Christ and invite you to be a part of the Inspire experience.
Jessie Arden, PTA
Hi! My name is Jessie Arden, and I am a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. I received my bachelor’s degree in Applied Exercise Physiology from Texas A&M in 2016. Two years later, in 2018, I graduated from Blinn’s Physical Therapist Assistant program with an associate’s degree. After spending one of my clinical rotations with the Inspire team, I was more than happy to officially join the family in March of 2019.
I was born and raised right here in Bryan, Texas. In my spare time I enjoy exercising, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends. My passion for physical therapy began as a young competitive dancer who was prone to injury. I love to get to know my patients outside of their injury, and help them get back to doing what they enjoy!
Howard Davidson, PTA
Hello! My name is Howard Davison, and I am a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. After graduating from Sam Houston State University in 2010 with a degree in Criminal Justice, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in Physical Therapy. After a few years in Houston I graduated from PIMA Medical Institute in 2017 with an Associates Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant and have been working in this field ever since. In 2021 my wife and I moved back to the BCS area and I was blessed with the opportunity to work with Michael and his wonderful team at Inspire.
As a BCS native I'm excited to be back home. On the weekends you can find me hanging out with my wife and my family. I enjoy working out, being outdoors and relaxing. Fun fact, I received my Eagle Scout badge when I was 17. If you come on in, be sure to say hi!
Daniel Evers, PT, DPT
Howdy! My name is Daniel Evers and I am a licensed Physical Therapist here at Inspire Physical Therapy. I received a Bachelor’s in Exercise & Sports Sciences from Texas Tech University in 2008, a Master’s in Exercise and Health Sciences from the University of Houston - Clear Lake in 2011, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 2014. I also have certifications from the ACSM for Personal Training and the NSCA as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. I began working with Michael, and the Inspire PT family, at the end of 2021, following several years of Home Health experience. I feel grateful to get to share my knowledge about the human body and recovery with anyone who will benefit from it. I feel privileged to be a member of the Inspire family. And, I feel blessed to continue to learn and grow with my adopted Aggieland community.
I grew up in Houston, TX, but my wife, Andrea, and I have called College Station home since 2015. When I’m not in the clinic you can find me working out, running, or walking my two dogs Rogue and Bandit.
Come see me if you know that you can get better, but don’t know how to get there. I would love to help you out, in any way that I can.
Proverbs 3: 5-6
Daniel Haak, PTA
Hi! My name is Daniel Haak, and I am a licensed Physical Therapy Assitant. I received my bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from Texas A&M in December of 2019, and in 2022, graduated from the Blinn PTA program with an associate's degree. I originally came to Inspire as a patient during my freshman year at A&M. After graduating as a patient, I volunteered and was offered tech position and have been here since!
I am from Mooreville, TX, which is just south of Waco. I love playing all sports, hunting with my friends and family, and spending time with my wife (Allison) and dog (Chevy). My favorite times of the year include college football season and March Madness.
I can't wait to help you, watch you heal, and get back to doing what you love!
Krista Hazlett, LMT
You never stop learning! I challenge myself to actively keep learning and currently offer a variety of techniques tailored to meet each individual's needs. From sports injuries/rehab, medical massage, active release techniques/stretching, relaxing Swedish & BEMER microcirculation therapy, I can work with your body to get you feeling like you should again!
You will find me to be friendly, knowledgeable and professional. I have worked within the equine bodywork & wellness industry for 20+ years with client and my personal competition horses, plus successfully completing human massage school in 2016 and medical massage practitioner in 2020.
Specialties include, but are not limited to, Therapeutic/Deep Tissue massage, Medical Massage & BEMER Therapy sessions.
Monica Love, PTA
Howdy! My name is Monica Love and I am a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. After graduating from Texas A&M in 2007 with a bachelor of arts in History, I spent several years working in different industries in College Station before taking a leap of faith and deciding to go back to school to become a Physical Therapist Assistant. I graduated from the Blinn PTA program in May 2019 and joined the Inspire team in October 2019. I am truly blessed that I get to spend my days helping people return to the activities they enjoy!
When not at Inspire, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two children, running, reading, and crocheting.
Tori Pope, Front Desk Administrator
Hello! My name is Tori Pope (soon-to-be Mullins), and I am blessed to be a part of the Inspire family. My passion is to work in the medical field. I did get my CNA license while I was in high school. I was born and raised in Bryan/College Station, and I live every day to make a difference. I am a dog mom to two boxers, Roxie and Rooster.
Outside of work, I enjoy time with my family and friends as well as working out.
Make sure to stop by and say hello when you check in!
Lani Pusateri, PTA
Hi! My name is Lani Pusateri, and I am a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. I was born and raised in New Iberia, Louisiana and am the baby of five! I graduated in May of 2013 with a Bachelor's of Kinesiology from the University of Louisiana at
Lafayette, and I also received my Associate's from Our Lady of the Lake College in Baton Rouge in May of 2016.
My husband and I were married in September of 2017 and moved to College Station with our dog, Dakota, the following month. I was very blessed to be able to join the Inspire Physical Therapy team in February of 2018!! I have enjoyed my time here so far, and I look forward to continue growing as a therapist with Mr. Michael Perkins and the rest of our team! In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband, Miles, and our dog; I enjoy running, reading, cooking, and when we're lucky..going home to Louisiana to spend time with our family and friends!
Michelle Ralston, PTA
Hello! My name is Michelle, and I am a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant at Inspire PT. I graduated from Texas A&M in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences. In 2013, I graduated from the Blinn PTA program with an associate’s degree. After spending one of my clinical rotations with Michael Perkins, I was more than happy to jump on board when he told me he was going into private practice. I have had the privilege of working at Inspire since we opened in 2013. I enjoy spending my day at Inspire teaching patients by answering questions about their injuries, assisting them through their exercise programs, and helping them to feel better!
I grew up south of Houston but have spent the past 10 years in Bryan/College Station. I like to spend time outside of work with my husband, Matt, and our three dogs. I enjoy hiking, biking, swimming, reading, and visiting with family and friends.
Ashley Richey, PT, DPT
Howdy! My name is Ashley Richey, and I am a licensed Physical Therapist here at Inspire Physical Therapy. I grew up in Fort Worth, TX prior to attending Texas A&M University where I received my degree in Applied Exercise Physiology in May of 2016. I continued my education at the University of the Incarnate Word graduating as a Doctor of Physical Therapy in May of 2019. While in school, I was blessed to spend 4 months at Inspire during clinical rotations and jumped at the chance to come back to be part of the Inspire family.
My husband, also an Aggie, and I were married in June of 2019 and absolutely love making our home in Aggieland. We are avid football fans who tailgate each game, enjoy spending time with our ever-energetic Siberian Husky Kevin, and love spending time trying new recipes together. I am a 4th generation Aggie and have a special place in my heart for Aggieland. I am certified in Blood Flow Restriction Therapy which has shown to be beneficial for patients who have had surgery. I love getting to help patients feel better and help them get back to doing what they love!
Paige Robinson, LMT
Hey! My name is Paige and I’m a licensed massage therapist. I joined the Inspire team in May 2018 and love serving here and working with these incredible people. I graduated with a degree in Kinesiology from Texas A&M (class of ‘00) and continued my education in 2017-18 pursuing massage therapy at Healing Handz Massage Academy. I am certified in manual lymph drainage through the Academy of Lymphatic Studies (Vodder technique) and love to help people experiencing edema problems within my scope of practice. I have completed continuing education courses in headaches, total knee/hip replacements, and self-care. A typical massage one might receive from me could be a relaxing massage to aid in reducing stress, increasing circulation and pliability of muscles, or a therapeutic massage to work through some tight spots or muscle issues, or the combination of both.
Massage may seem to only deal with the physical side of a person yet our heart, soul and mind are also connected to what goes on in our body - the holistic approach. I love meeting people where they are and encouraging them in their journey to wellness. The goal of each session is determined by the patient’s needs and my skill set. Additionally, it is a privilege of my job to get to pray with patients if they so choose.
Some of my favorite things to do are worshipping the Lord, spending quality time with family & friends, listening to others share about their life experiences, being outdoors, playing sports, reading, exercising, going on new adventures, and laughing.
Taylor Sparks, PT, DPT
Hi! My name is Taylor Sparks and I am a licensed Physical Therapist. I received a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Centenary College of Louisiana (2013) and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from LSU Health Science Center-New Orleans (2016). After graduating from PT school in 2016, I left my home state of Louisiana to join my husband, Adam, here in College Station. I’ve been practicing in the BCS area ever since. I have advanced training in dry needling, extensive experience with vestibular rehabilitation, and a special interest in Parkinson’s disease.
Outside of the clinic, I enjoy spending time with Adam and our Yorkshire terrier, Sammy. We love playing tennis, watching college football, traveling, and doing crossword puzzles.
Melissa Spiller, Front Desk Administrator
Hello, I am Melissa Spiller and it is a privilege to be part of the INSPIRE team. I am usually the person who greets you at INSPIRE. I have worked in the medical field in Bryan/College Station for 20 years. I'm from a small town in East Texas but moved here with my high school sweetheart, Craig, and we've made this our home since 1996. We have been blessed with three daughters who keep us entertained and active. My motto is "giving, caring, loving, sharing" and there is no better place to live that out each day than INSPIRE Physical Therapy.
Kelli Thornton, PT
Hi there! I am Kelli Thornton. I am a licensed Physical Therapist and a 1996 graduate of Texas State University’s Physical Therapy Program.
I have advanced training in dry needling, women’s health and am certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment.
I have a heart for service and a passion for the practice of physical therapy. For 23 years I have been blessed to work in a field that affords me the opportunity to develop authentic, Christ-honoring relationships through the provision of innovative and individualized care. I am committed to helping each patient realize their full potential while celebrating and sharing in their successes along the way.
I am new to Inspire Physical Therapy but I am not new to this community. In the last 16 years, I have had the distinct honor to own a small private practice and to mentor some pretty awesome people along the way. Recently, however, God began moving me back to what he called me to do in the first place…and that was not pushing papers and crunching numbers in an office!
Stepping out in faith can be scary and is usually uncomfortable…but WOW! I could not have tailor picked a better place to finish out my career. I am excited to be a part of Inspire Physical Therapy, a team that puts loyalty, teamwork, stewardship, and accountability to practice.
My husband Mark and I have been married for 22 years and we are blessed with two sons, Braden and Zayne. After years of burning the candle at both ends and trying to do it all, It’s time for this girl to slow down, catch her breath and be present for each messy moment, because after all….home with these 3 guys and our dogs…that’s my most favorite place to be.