Denny Dennis J. Curnyn, PT, MA, AT
Denny grew up in Omaha, NE and received his BS in biology and his MA in athletic training at Western Michigan University. He worked as an athletic trainer for Western Michigan University prior to attending physical therapy school and receiving his second BS in physical therapy from Grand Valley State University. After completing an internship in Texas during his physical therapy schooling he decided that Texas was really where he wanted to be and relocated to Fort Worth. He fell in love with Fort Worth and decided that this was where he wanted to start his own clinic. After working in a corporate environment for a few years he developed a passion for creating a physical therapist owned clinic in Fort Worth believing that it creates an ideal environment for both the therapist and the patient. He established Curnyn Physical Therapy (called Sportcare Physical Therapy at the time) in 1991 as a result of that goal, which is now the longest standing physical therapist owned clinic in Fort Worth.
Denny loves outpatient orthopedics and believes that an ideal balance of manual therapy, modality care, and exercise is the best way to achieve long lasting results. He has received extensive continuing education focusing on ideal combinations to speed recovery time and optimum results. In his spare time he enjoys golfing, golfing, golfing, spending time with his wife of 25 years and his three children, and he is also a long time Huskers fan.
Cecily Cecily J Curnyn, VP
Cecily is a proud native Texan and has always lived in the DFW area. Her first experience with the medical field was during a college job as a medical transcriptionist while working on her accounting degree at UTA. This eventually led to meeting and marrying Denny while working at a clinic in Fort Worth. Her love for entrepreneurship combined with her accounting background inspired her to create the framework for Denny to start his own practice.
In 1990, they opened what was then Sportcare Physical Therapy, which is now known as Curnyn Physical Therapy. Cecily is the owner and office manager for Curnyn Physical Therapy. She considers her primary responsibility in the clinic ensuring that all patients receive outstanding care from the therapy and support staff. Cecily's goal is, and always has been, to provide unsurpassed service with unmatched results for both our patients and referring physicians.
When not working, she and Denny enjoy spending time with their three children. Cecily also loves golfing, reading, and watching the Dallas Cowboys and the Dallas Stars
Aaron Aaron R. Miller, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT
Aaron graduated from D'Youville College in Buffalo, NY with a Masters in Science and Physical Therapy in 2006 and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2008. While at D'Youville, Aaron played 4 years of NCAA division III volleyball and baseball and, as a result, sports injuries and fitness are a part of his focus. He then worked 2 years in the acute care setting, after which he traveled the country in his earlier years as a therapist for 18 months. During this time he found his passion to be in Outpatient Orthopedics and discovered the advanced, post Doctorate programs that were available in this field. Aaron then pursued this passion by enrolling for and being accepted into a 3 year Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship Program. After 2 years of academic work, followed by 440 hours of residency/mentorship along with passing both practical and written examinations, Aaron completed his Fellowship in March of 2015 and was recognized at their OMPT conference in October of that year.
Currently, Aaron lives in Weatherford, TX with his wife Amy, a middle school PE teacher and a graduate from Texas State University, where she was a 4 year starter on the volleyball team. In his free time, Aaron enjoys being outside, whether hiking, biking, or kayaking with family, as well as coaching volleyball. Aaron has a passion for the
Sam Samantha A. Johnson, PT, DPT
Sam Johnson lived in Austin Texas for 23 years before moving to Fort Worth. She was homeschooled and played soccer for St. Stephen's Academy through high school. Sam then went on to play collegiate soccer for the University of the Incarnate Word where she earned her B.S. in Rehabilitation Sciences with a minor in Psychology. She continued her soccer career by playing professionally for the Houston Aces in 2013 while simultaneously attending the physical therapy program at Incarnate Word. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May of 2015.
Sam enjoys outdoor activities like hiking and paddle boarding; and she also has a passion for music, cooking, and furthering her knowledge studying research.
Tevin Tevin Powers, PT, DPT, CSCS
Tevin is originally from San Angelo, TX where he attended Angelo State University. He graduated with a B.S. in Biology following his undergraduate work, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2016. Tevin was able to play 1 year of collegiate baseball for Western Texas College before succumbing to knee injuries. He is currently a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA, and is also working through a 3 year Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship Program with the Manual Therapy Institute. Tevin is expected to complete his fellowship in 2019 following his 2 years of academic work and 440 hours of residency/mentorship. At this time he is Level 1 certified in Functional Dry Needling.
Currently, Tevin lives in Midlothian, TX with his wife, Karli, who is also a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and graduate of Angelo State University where she was a 4 year starter on the basketball team. During his free time, Tevin enjoys spending time with his wife, playing music, cooking/grilling, and attending any sporting event possible.
Whitney Whitney Mills, PT, DPT
Whitney grew up in Denton, Texas before moving to Arkansas for four years to play collegiate volleyball at The University of Arkansas- Fort Smith. While there she obtained her B.S. in Biology. Whitney’s passion for sports and her love for helping others led her to pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Texas Woman’s University in 2020. Through her clinical experience Whitney has grown to value manual therapy, exercise and tailoring patients’ care to align with their goals. Whitney plans to become certified in Functional Dry Needling in November to equip her with more tools to better her patients.
Currently, Whitney enjoys an active lifestyle including hiking, marathon training, and exercising. On her weekends, Whitney likes spending time with her family, exploring new restaurants in Fort Worth and pursuing continuing education to improve her practice.
Shanae Shanae Ammons, PT, DPT
Shanae is originally from Lubbock, TX, where she attended Lubbock Christian University. While working towards her B.S. in Exercise Science, she played four years of collegiate golf. Shanae then went on to pursue her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University Health Science Center, receiving her doctoral degree in May 2020. Shanae has since moved to Fort Worth to continue to expand her knowledge and commitment to challenging personal and professional growth. She plans to one day acquire a fellowship as part of pursuing her passion of serving people and providing quality patient care.
While not treating patients, Shanae enjoys traveling, sports, spending time with friends and family, and doing anything outdoors.
Courtney Courtney E. Ludwig, Scheduling Coordinator/Office Manager
Courtney began working with the Curnyn Physical Therapy team in late August of 2015. After spending some time working both in the gym as a tech and working the front desk, she eventually moved to the front office full time. Her knowledge she gained from the gym makes her exceptionally qualified to help patients. She received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Arlington in May of 2014. Since then, she has lived in Fort Worth and enjoys the activities the city has to offer.
When not at work, she likes to pursue an active lifestyle by camping, going to the gym, and watching Cowboys football.
Nolan Nolan T. Curnyn, Marketing/Physician Relations
Nolan is the oldest son of Denny and Cecily Curnyn and grew up right here in Fort Worth. He was a tech in the gym for different segments of 2005 to 2011. He worked several different jobs over the next few years, but wasn’t finding exactly what he was looking for. In the summer of 2015 he came back to the clinic, but this time instead of being a tech he took over marketing and physician relations. Nolan is an avid golfer who tries to play at least once a week. He is also a huge sports fan and a supporter of all local teams, with the Stars and Cowboys being his favorites. He is delighted to be back in the family business and excited to spread the word about how important quality patient care is to the clinic.
Jeremy Jeremy D. Gamel, Lead Tech, Bridge Program Director
Jeremy began working with the Curnyn Physical Therapy team in the middle of June 2017. He received a Bachelor of Science Texas A&M University in May of 2017. Since then, he has moved to Fort Worth and has been appreciating the things that the city provides.
When not at work, he enjoys all kinds of sports such as football, volleyball, and basketball, whether it is playing or watching them.