About Us

Claire Hargis, PT, OCS, Cert.SMT, Cert.DN
Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Claire has over 25 years of clinical experience.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy at LSUMC, Shreveport in 1988 and an Advanced Clinical Masters in Physical Therapy from Rocky Mountain University in 2001.  She completed a 2 year orthopedic residency in Austin, Texas in 1996.  Claire is board certified in clinical orthopedics through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.  She has and continues to study the latest worldwide manual therapy techniques, and recently earned certification in spinal manipulative therapy and dry needling in 2012.
Our clinical philosophy for patient care is to provide hands-on, personalized therapy along with patient education in order to restore function and decrease pain.  Physical Therapy Specialists, Inc. is a health care company committed to developing the clinical skills and knowledge of our therapist in order to restore active and positive lifestyles to our patients through the practice of quality physical therapy.  This restorative process is done in a positive manner, with the highest regard for a person’s individuality and entitlement to be treated with respect and courtesy.  Physical Therapy Specialists, Inc. is committed to providing the highest levels of both clinical and customer service to our patients and referring physicians.  Our goal is to restore function and decrease pain through the use of the latest tools available and state-of-the-art equipment.
 “After just a few short weeks, I feel 100% better. I can do things now that I couldn’t do before.” R.S.