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Noah Burton ,
PTA, CSCS, PWR Certification
Associate of Applied Science
Physical Therapist Assistant

Bachelor of Art
Exercise Physiology
Washburn University, Topeka, KS

Originally from Kansas, Noah moved to Keller, Texas in 2004.  He grew up in a rural community in western Kansas, before pursuing his college education in Topeka, Kansas.  He received an associate and bachelor degree from Washburn University in 2002.  Prior to partnering with Steve and opening Core Rehab, Noah was a clinic manager for 6 years with a large, nationwide Physical Therapy provider.  Since graduating, Noah’s continuing education has been strongly dedicated towards orthopedics, manual therapy, and sports medicine.  In November of 2004 he became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  He has completed a 6 month spine mentorship program in 2005, as well as being a Clinical Instructor for PTA students.  In 2009, Noah was recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association with Advanced Proficiency as a Physical Therapist Assistant specializing in orthopedics.  Noah is also a member of the Texas Physical Therapy Association, American Physical Therapy Association, and National Strength and Conditioning Association.  

When not caring for his patients, Noah enjoys spending time with his wife Jennifer, step daughter Addison, and son Ranger.  Other hobbies include weightlifting, running, mountain biking, golf and any fitness activity.  He has competed in 3 bodybuilding contests, winning his class in one of them, as well as competed in several local 5K’s and adventure races.  He also is an outdoorsman where he likes to hunt, fish, and camp.  

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Steve Biorn ,
DPT, CLT, CSCS, PWR Certification
Bachelors in Human Biology
Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

After graduating summa cum laude in 2001 with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Steve moved to the central valley of California and ran two physical therapy clinics in Hanford and Corcoran CA for a small private practice. There he established athletic training programs at the local high schools, fitness testing and nutrition/exercise programs for firefighters, aquatic therapy, and lymphedema therapy programs. In 2007 he moved to Texas and managed a clinic in Grapevine for a large corporation until starting Core Rehab in 2009. Steve has done extensive continuing education in a variety of topics including strength and conditioning, sports therapy, manual therapy, taping technique, lymphedema, and Trigger Point Needling. He has been a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist since 2001 and a Certified Lymphedema Therapist since 2005. In 2013 Steve became certified to perform Trigger Point Needling.  He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the National Lymphedema Network. Steve also served a service mission in India for two years prior to attending physical therapy school.

When not caring for his patients, Steve enjoys all sports especially basketball and playing with, teaching, and spending time with his wife Shea and their four kids.

Shanna Payne
Shanna Payne
Director of Billing

Shanna is not only the Director of Billing for our Core team, but also the glue that keeps us all together! Shanna is the first employee hired at Core and has grown the business alongside Steve and Noah. She is a mom of five, and "Nay Nay" to one grand baby with another on the way! Shanna loves Winstar, the Rodeo, and is the Dallas Cowboys #1 fan!

Ingrid Quintas
Ingrid Quintas
Keller Receptionist

Ingrid is currently a student. She was still in high school when she began working with us and is now onto her second year of college. Ingrid has always wanted to go into the medical field and since she began working with the core team she has developed a passion for the field of Physical Therapy. She will be attending Texas Woman's University getting a bachelors in Nutrition and then she will be furthering her educational career and going to Doctorate School for Physical Therapy. When she is not at school or work she is involved with many activities with her church and enjoys traveling with her friends and family.

Jana Tumer
Director of First Impressions Justin
Scott Bulger ,
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Bachelors in Electrical & Computer Engineering
Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Texas Women's University, Dallas, TX

Scott Bulger, PT, DPT, earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 2015.  He also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clarkson University, and prior to becoming a PT was employed as a computer software engineer and architect at tech companies, such as Texas Instruments and Sabre Holdings.


After experiencing injuries from long distance running and martial arts, Scott was inspired by the effectiveness of rehabilitative therapies, especially in the areas of manual techniques, and eventually initiated a career change into the field of Physical Therapy.  This change allowed him to pursue his passion to help patients regain their ability to participate in daily activities, hobbies, and social activities, up to their best level achievable.   He specializes in the area of pain solutions and utilizes specialized, hands-on approaches when it comes to rehabilitation, including deep tissue mobilizations with stretching, myofascial release techniques, and Trigger Point Needling.  He has certifications in Fascial Distortion Model, Mobilization with Movement, and Trigger Point Needling, which are all beneficial and restorative methods for improving range of motion, reducing pain, and increasing function.  He enjoys spending time with family, traveling, cooking, weight lifting, rock climbing, and integrating his mobile and web-based computer skills into physical therapy-based applications.

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Hollie Bransford
Director of First Impressions Keller

Hollie is the newest member of our team. She provides reception and administrative support to our Keller office where she absolutely loves our patients! She is a native Texan, wife, mother of two boys. When she is not working, you can find her traveling, reading, or scrapbooking. 

Mitchell Rausch, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Bachelors in Biology
The University of Arkansas

Doctor of Physical Therapy
The University of Texas at El Paso

Mitch, a native of DFW, was born and raised in Flower Mound, Texas.  He attended Flower Mound High School and played for their ice hockey and tennis teams. This is where he was first introduced to Physical Therapy. He received his Bachelor of the Arts degree in Biology for the University of Arkansas in 2014. From there, he worked as a PT Technician at a local clinic until he was accepted to PT school.  Mitch was accepted to the University of Texas at El Paso’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program and graduated in December of 2018. During his PT school tenure he had 4 clinical rotations at: Houston Methodist – Sugar Land,  UT Health Science Center at Tyler, Spine and Rehab Specialists – El Paso, and NeuroRestorative – Benton, Arkansas. During his time at Spine and Rehab Specialists, Mitch became proficient with McKenzie and Manual therapy methods. He also developed his Spanish speaking skills during his time in El Paso. Since graduation, he has gotten his certification in trigger point dry needling and striving towards obtaining more credentials. He plans on working towards his OCS and becoming TPI certified.


When not caring for patients, Mitch enjoys spending time with his friends and family. His hobbies include playing hockey, golf, fishing, hunting, concerts, going out, and time on the lake. Other hobbies include following Arkansas Razorback sports and Dallas Stars hockey.

Allison Ririe
Director of First Impressions Bedford

Allie is the director of first impressions in Bedford. She was born and raised in Mississippi, and then moved to Idaho where she got a bachelors degree in sociology from Brigham Young University Idaho. She moved to Texas in 2018 and has loved being back in the south. She has an amazing husband and a lazy bearded dragon named Dundee. She loves to paint and do anything "arts and crafty". She loves to make people smile and laugh and will make sure of that every time you leave the Bedford clinic. 

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Kimberly Leschber, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Bachelors in Exercise Science from Texas Lutheran University
Doctorate of Physical Therapy at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX

Kim is our newest physical therapist. She earned her Bachelors in Exercise Science from Texas Lutheran University in 2015. While at TLU, she was a pitcher for the softball team (that won the National Championship in 2019!) In 2019, she graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She participated in many sports growing up and was very successful- in injuring herself. It was these multiple injuries that sparked her interest in physical therapy. She worked as a physical therapy technician and coached a competitive travel softball team before starting physical therapy school. These experiences enabled her to see a variety of patients while helping her players to compete at their highest level so they could be recruited to play at the next level. Kim enjoys working with her patients to determine the best course action to get them back to fully enjoying their lifestyles. While not at work, Kim enjoys travelling, hiking, reading, and spending as much time as possible outdoors.