Clair Physical Therapy is owned and operated by Bob Clair, P.T., C.S.M.T., has been a member of the Plano community for over 20 years and has been practicing physical therapist with experience in treating patients in the Dallas/ Richardson/ Plano metroplex.
Having prompt, appropriate treatment can contribute to a faster recovery which means returning to work and daily activities sooner. Clair Physical Therapy’s staff of highly specialized physical therapists have designed progressive programs that utilize “state-of-the-art” equipment to help our patients reach their maximum potential.
We offer the healing power of the Mirco ML830 Cold Laser low level therapy. See how Cold Lasers are being used to treat and manage many of today’s ailments. Go to the link for Healing Lasers.
- A Team: Sports Rehabilitation & Athletic Medicine Group
- Back at School: Back to School Education Program
- Extended Rehab: Conditioning and Exercise Program
- Women’s Health: Individualized programs specific to women’s needs. Pregnancy, Osteoporosis, Pelvic Pain & Incontinence
- Commitment to Recover: Complimentary Post Discharge Prep
- Worksite Partners: Back to Work, FCE’s (Functional Capacity Evaluations) & Pre-Employment Screenings
HIGHLY TRAINED STAFF
personalized care & education
Our highly trained staff treats every patient as if he or she is a family member or personal friend. We realize that as a consumer, you have a choice as to where you receive your rehabilitation care. We would be grateful for the opportunity to assist in your recovery.
Clair Physical Therapy is owned and operated by longtime Plano resident Bob Clair, P.T., C.S.M.T., a Physical Therapist and Certified Spine Manual Therapist, with nearly two decades of experience treating patients in the Dallas/Richardson/Plano metroplex. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1988 from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and is the former director of physical therapy for a major medical center in Richardson. Additionally, he is the former president of UT Southwestern’s Allied Health Alumni Association as well as an active member of APTA and TPTA. Bob enjoys playing golf, tennis, as well as skiing and general fitness training.
Staff Physical Therapist Amy Larsen, PT, MS, received her Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Texas Women’s University in 2003. She received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with an emphasis in Physical Therapy from Brigham Young University 2000. Amy enjoys reading, playing volleyball and tennis, and spending time with her friends and family.
Teanne Lopez, PT, DPT, OCS, is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Teanne is a current member of the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy. Teanne received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 2010.
Mark McBride, DPT, received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2007. He received his Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine from Samford University in 2004. Mark is a native of Southwest Louisiana and in his spare time enjoys running, cycling, reading, watching movies, and spending time with his family and friends.
Trevor Soper, DPT, graduated from Baylor University with a degree in Health Science Studies (pre-PT). He graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences in 2020. Trevor was born in Plano and has lived in Texas ever since. His hobbies consist of: drumming, tennis, running, watching sports, and traveling!
Physical Therapy Plano Services
Additional programs are available. Contact us for information on additional or specialty programs you may need.
- Surgical Repairs/Reconstruction
- Spine Injury Rehab
- Knee, Shoulder and Hip Rehab
- Acute Sprains and Strains
- Sports Performance Enhancement Programs
- Assessment / Treatment / Education / Prevention
- Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
- Ergonomic Analysis
- Work Conditioning/Hardening
- Industrial Consultation
- Balance/Fall Prevention
- Cancer Related Fatigue Program
- Lymphedema Management Program
- Vestibular Rehab
- Foot & Ankle Program
- Women’s Health
- Dry Needling Plano
- Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFR)
The ML830 Cold laser is a handheld, non-invasive, low energy, therapeutic laser. The laser is a non-thermal laser capable of penetrating deep into the tissue. In human tissue the resulting photochemical reaction produces an increase in the cellular metabolism rate that expedites cell repair and the stimulation of the immune, lymphatic and vascular systems. The net result, observed in clinical trials to date, is the apparent reduction in pain, inflammation, edema and an overall reduction in healing time.
In our experience the ML830 has a multitude of uses. Perhaps the most appealing single factor about this unit is the possibility that it may help conditions where all previous therapies have failed.
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- Admar (PTPA)
- Accountable Health Plan of TX PPO (THP)
- AETNA PPO, POS, EPO, HMO
- Affiliated Health Care Inc.
- Affordable PPO
- Alliance Health Providers
- American Care Source
- American Health Plan (United Payors & United Providers)
- American Managed Care
- BCBS (PPO, POS, Par Plan, Blue Choice, HMO Blue)
- BCE Emergis
- Beech Street
- Care One (PCA Solutions)
- Centra Select PPO
- Choice Care
- Cigna all products
- City of Plano W/C (workers comp)
- Evolutions HealthCare Systems, Inc. PPO/WC
- Fortified Provider Network
- Galaxy Medical Management
- Global Medical Management
- Great West
- Healthcare Advantage
- Healthcare Compare (Affordable)
- Health Core Medical Solutions
- Health First Ancillary Services
- Health Management
- Kemper National Insurance Co.
- Liberty Mutual
- Managed Care Inc.
- Managed Care Strategies
- Medical Control, Inc. (NETONE PPO/NEXT)
- Medicare (Provider# 45-6847)
- Medview Services
- Multiplan (National Account)
- Mutual of Omaha PPO
- National Health
- National Healthcare Alliance
- North Texas Health Network PPO/POS/HMO
- One Health
- Pacificare PPO only
- PPO Next
- Preferred Health Network
- Preferred Plan Texas
- Private Healthcare Systems
- ProCura Management
- Pro Net
- Provider Networks of America
- Texas True Choice
- TLC Advantage LLC
- Unicare – All Products
- Union Pacific Railroad
- United Healthcare -All Products
- United Providers
- Universal Health PPO
- USA Healthnet
- USA Managed Care
- Web TPA
- Worker’s CompensationAenta Provider # 5519029
Blue Cross Blue Shield/Blue Link Provider #’s:Group: 00U01X
Bob Clair: 80768T / 00043341
Amy Larsen: 8T1590 / 0083870 Medicare Provider # 45-6847
Yes. The choice of where you receive therapy is always yours. While the majority of our patients come to us by physician referral/recommendation, many clients request to see us due to our strong clinical reputation in the community.
We operate in a direct access state where, if your insurance plan authorizes self-referral to physical therapy, a physician referral is not necessary for you to be seen by a licensed therapist. Please check with your insurance though as many health insurance plans require a physicians referral for therapy to be covered.We also offer treatments, services and/or products that do NOT require a referral and are available on a self-pay basis.
We participate in the majority of major health insurance plans including Medicare and Worker’s Compensation. Please contact us prior to your first visit to see if we participate with your specific health plan.
As a service to our patients, we will gladly file claims with your insurance company on your behalf. In order to appropriately submit these claims, we will need to obtain a copy of your insurance identification card to ensure that we have the necessary information.
Your therapist will conduct an evaluation of your condition lasting between 60-90 minutes. The evaluation is necessary to create a program designed specifically to address your needs for a maximum recovery.
– Referral slip from your medical doctor
– Your medical insurance card
– Your ID
– If you are getting therapy as a result of a worker’s compensation claim or an automobile accident, you will also need to bring your claim information, including claim number.
Please arrive 15 minutes early on your first visit to fill out any necessary paperwork.
We recommend comfortable clothing such as sweatpants or shorts, a T-shirt or tank-top and sneakers.
Each visit will last 60 – 90 minutes on average. Times vary due to the treatment and exercises being performed.
The regularity of your visits will be determined after your initial evaluation, but most patients have 3 visits each week scheduled.
“I’ve been coming to Clair Physical Therapy for approximately 1 month for the tail-end of treating frozen shoulder and bursitis in the same shoulder. If you don’t read to the end of my extensive review/comparison to a different local and highly recommended PT place, then know I would wholeheartedly recommend this business for many reasons (8 total) 🙂 If you do get to the end of my review you should get a cookie.
I have many thoughts, particularly for comparing this business model to another. I kept my thoughts as clear, concise, and organized as possible. I hope this review helps you make a decision and answer questions, as not all PT centers are created equally, as is apparent in my comparison! It’s about a 5 minute read from here down 🙂 To note: I am not a friend or family member of anyone employed at Clair nor have I received any compensation for this review. This is simply my humble opinion and keen observations and comparisons between 2 PT companies. I feel Clair deserves more recognition. I am so pleased with the knowledge and professionalism by all, Tasia and Trevor in particular. I spoke with the owner, Bob, we and shared my thoughts and now sharing them here.- Continued..
“Tasia, PT tech, is wonderful and ready to meet my needs. Her strong work ethic is to be noted. Going above and beyond and serving wholeheartedly for the patient is imperative, really for any business, to stand out above others. ‘Acts of Service’ is what comes to mind when I see her at work. Tasia pays attention to the minute and individualized details, and gives such special and personalized attention which makes me feel valued and appreciated as a patient. She shines like a gold star. I truly appreciate her thoughtfulness, her servant-heartedness, and love for what she does. She enjoys her job and it shows. She takes pride in her work and smiles brightly while she’s doing it.
Trevor, PT therapist, is amazing too. His strong work ethic is also to be noted. He enthusiastically acknowledges every human walking through the door by name. They can’t all be his patients but he somehow still knows their names. I’m not sure if that’s an exaggeration or not, it’s just what I’ve noticed in the short time I’ve been at Clair. What a way to feel welcome! He is very knowledgeable and patient with ALL of my questions - and I have many! I never feel silly for being as detailed as I am and asking for constant clarification. He ponders my questions and is thoughtful in his answers to help me understand all of the things I know very little about. He also spends a fair amount of time thoroughly stretching and manipulating the joint on every visit. I do not ever feel rushed in any way.”- Continued..
“1. CLAIR BUSINESS MODEL It feels more personal than my past PT place. The other one felt more like a cattle call. At Clair, Trevor assessed me on Day 1 and is the guy who is out on the floor with me showing me the stretches and exercises to do. Tasia helps with that as well, but Trevor usually oversees it. They both will correct me if needed to ensure proper form. I appreciate this guidance as improper form while doing an exercise is why I am here to begin with. The other place I was handed off after visual assessments were made by the PT, and maybe or maybe not some joint manipulation. Most of the time I didn’t even see my therapist again at all after that initial encounter. I would occasionally receive another visual assessment after making rounds of stretches and exercises, but that was pretty sporadic. ”- Continued..
“2. JOINT MANIPULATION EVERY VISIT —AFTER PT, NOT BEFORE My last place, the PT guy manipulated my shoulder joint maybe 70-80% of the time. He also did this BEFORE I went through stretches and exercises. Trevor does the manipulation after I’ve completed all of my rounds. He does this every single time! It makes complete sense to manipulate the joint after it’s been warmed up and I’ve done what I could to stretch and loosen it while on the floor. It kind of seems bass ackwards to do it first, IMHO. ”- Continued..
“3. TIME SPENT ON JOINT MANIPULATION My last place, the PT seemed to rush through the joint stretching and manipulation, spending maybe 2.5 - 3 minutes total. Trevor spends maybe 10 - 13 minutes each time. He also moves slowly and carefully, truly treating my shoulder in a delicate manner. I appreciate this! I will time it and edit if I am able to on my next visit! To be fair, there may have been a reason my other PT didn’t spend as much time, and I haven’t asked. This is just an observation on my part ”- Continued..
“4. PT MEASURING DEVICE Trevor measured several ranges of motion with a specialized PT measuring tool during my consultation and will again after a number of weeks. The other place, my PT measured 1 (sometimes 2) ranges of motion by eye every week. I very much prefer precise and accurate measurements. The other one just seemed ‘old school’.”- Continued..
“5. STRETCHES FOR HOME Trevor gave me a printout of several stretches to do at home. The other place gave me a few of the same stretches, using a band for 1, a towel for 1, a bar for 1, a chair and table for 1, and a pulley for 1. Only 1 stretch was on the pulley and I only was able to use it for a month or 2 before my arm reached the max stretch (the pulley was hung from the top of a door), as the instructions directed me to stand. I still had maybe 45 degrees left to stretch my arm up to be equal with my left shoulder. The stretches Trevor printed out for me had the same stretches, and some others, ALL modified to use on this pulley - but sitting down!! I could have used this pulley all along, I just never thought of it. Trevor also pointed out I could tighten the pulley if need be. My other PT basically shrugged his shoulders when I told him I hit the max and couldn’t stretch further. He didn’t offer the solution that was right under my nose. It also makes much more sense to complete all of the stretches using 1 tool, which makes life so much easier.”- Continued..
“6. THE ICE MACHINE!! I’m in love. The other place slapped a traditional rectangular shaped ice pack over my shoulder, down my back. Clair has an entire machine devoted to the shoulder! The best thing ever. The pad wraps around the entire shoulder, under the opposite arm, and fits snugly, tightened with velcro, and a motorized machine sends ice cold water flowing through the shoulder, back, and arm. It pumps air through as well so the cuff is firmly against the skin, which seems to fill in air pockets between your shirt and the pad. This machine is effective in cooling all shoulder related muscles that needs to be cooled down. It just seems more efficient than the basic blue pad. You can ask for high pressure too!! ”- Continued..
“8. THE ENTIRE STAFF IS PROFESSIONAL The last place I was at I often heard the PT techs bickering, gossiping and complaining while congregating in the center of the workout area. Chatting inappropriately within earshot of the patient is, well…inappropriate. At Clair, everyone is so professional and friendly towards each other and the patients.
Mr. Bob, both Trevor and Tasia truly are assets to your business. They both deserve a raise in my book ”- Continued..
“I am an orthopaedic surgeon and developed a compression neuropathy at my elbow that resulted in my hand becoming numb and weak, affecting my ability to do my work. This condition is typically treated with surgery to release the pressure on the nerve. I didn’t have the time required to go through the surgery because it would have resulted in a significant break in my work schedule and since I am self-employed, I don’t enjoy paid sick time. Bob Clair and his wonderful staff performed cold laser on my elbow which greatly reduced the swelling and inflammation on the nerve allowing my hand function to recover. This took only 5 sessions, but the results were dramatic with no loss in productivity. I am able to work now with minimal symptoms.”
“I am a 52 year old male and a former athlete.
I have been a patient of Clairs Physical Therapy since Dec 18th 2006 to rehab a surgically repaired torn Quadricep tendon on my right let. Amy has been working with me and has done an excellent job of keeping focused on getting better. During my 7th week I fell down a short flight of stairs and injured my knee again. Although it was very painful it did not do any additional damage to the surgery. What it did do was to force me to take a step back in the Rehab process because of the swelling and pain. It was at this time the “Cold Laser” was used. We had to wear some protective goggles but I never felt anything or saw any light. The treatment got me about 50% relief the first time and I had 3 follow up treatments to completely eliminate the swelling and pain.
If you have swelling and/or pain I would recommend the Cold Laser.”
“First, I want to thank you for your expertise and direction in my recent treatment for neck and shoulder spasms. This was my third time to be treated at Clair’s and I was used to the exercise program and the benefits of the ultrasonic that brings relief, but I was definitely surprised by the new Cold Laser. With one application I experienced a final release from the tension and muscle cramping that seemed to cycle again and again. I am very appreciative to receive the benefits of this new treatment and feel confident if needed I can depend on you to continue to see the possibilities for better treatments to combine with traditional modalities.
Thank you for helping me to find that relief.”
“I had a good experience here. The therapist and staff were professional, caring, and helpful. My therapist clearly explained how the process worked and what we were going to accomplish. Their system worked well and I experienced a great deal of improvement after an artificial disc surgery. I would recommend Clair for post operative therapy or any physical therapy in general.”
“They have helped a great deal with my shoulder recovery! Very friendly staff and great physical Therapy!”
“I cannot praise Bob Clair and his team of therapists enough. They helped my son a few years ago with a knee injury. I was so impressed with their professionalism as well as the confidence they gave him. His recovery is greatly due to their knowledge and care. I am now going for rehab myself and have found them to be nothing but top notch. They really listen and care about their patients. I am grateful to them for practical ideas for home exercises as well keeping me informed of my progress. They have made time for me when I have been in pain and their scheduling easily accommodates my work schedule. I have full confidence in this team and am thankful they are in my area.”