About Us

Physical Therapists

All of our physical therapists are board certified by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and licensed within the state of Texas.

   
Our entire physical therapy team is skilled in treating the following areas of concern: torticollis and plagiocephaly, developmental delays, neurological impairments, toe walking, orthopedic injuries, and kinesiotaping. 
Additionally, several of our therapists specialize in the following treatment techniques: manual therapy, personal training, and adaptive equipment. 


bio-pic

Haley Blackman, PT, DPT. Physical Therapist, Team Leader

Hayley Blackman graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Prior to attending UT Austin, Hayley danced for a professional ballet company in Philadelphia. While living in Austin for undergrad, she continued sharing her passion for dance by teaching ballet classes at a local dance studio for children ranging from 5 to 18 years old. She then attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Hayley completed her clinical rotations during graduate school in a variety of settings throughout Texas including hospital, skilled nursing facility, and outpatient orthopedics. She completed her outpatient pediatric rotation here at Big Sky Pediatric Therapy and is excited to now be joining the Big Sky team. She has attended courses over reflex integration, utilization and fitting of adaptive therapeutic tricycles through AMBUCS, and utilization of the Test of Infant Motor Performance assessment. During her free time she enjoys exploring all that Austin has to offer with her family and friends.


Lisa Dennis, PT, MPT, PCS Physical Therapist

Lisa graduated from UT Austin with a BS in Speech Communication and obtained her Master of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Lisa has worked in a variety of settings in her 18 years practicing physical therapy starting at Shriner’s Hospitals for Children in Houston. There she was able to treat a wide variety of children in both inpatient/post-surgical rehab and outpatient specialty clinics for cerebral palsy, arthrogryposis, spina bifida, and various other orthopedic impairments. After moving to Austin with her husband, Joe, and three children in 2009, Lisa continued working with children in the outpatient rehab and home health settings. In 2012, she obtained certification from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as a Pediatric Clinical Specialist. Passionate about celebrating the gifts and capabilities all children have to offer, Lisa helped create and currently serves on the executive board of Vandegrift High School’s Special Education Department Booster Club and volunteers co-teaching 


Michele Brown, PT, M.S. Physical Therapists

Michele received her BA in English from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and her Masters of Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Virginia in 1995. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including the University of Virginia Children's Hospital inpatient units and outpatient clinic, as well as specialty clinics such as Spina Bifida clinic, hemophilia clinic, neurodevelopmental clinic, preemie clinic, and Cerebral Palsy clinic. She has experience evaluating for and determining appropriate wheelchair seating and assistive equipment, as well as recommending appropriate orthotics when indicated. Michele has also worked in the public schools and early intervention setting and currently also sees children in the home health setting. She loves working with each child to make progress toward improving his ability to play and interact with friends and family. Michele and her husband, Chris, have three daughters and enjoy hiking, exploring new places, and playing games together.