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Jerri Frazier, PT received her BS degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX in 1978. She worked at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston and San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown before moving to Silsbee in 1982. She has been providing physical therapy to patients in Hardin, Jasper and Tyler counties since that time. She worked independently for area school districts and in home health agencies. She worked at Silsbee Doctor’s Hospital from 1990 until it closed in 1999 at which time she was the Department Director. When the hospital closed, she realized that Hardin County would not have access to out-patient physical therapy. She then partnered with Moorman and Associates and opened a clinic in Silsbee in 1999.
In September of 2007, she opened Frazier Physical Therapy, Ltd. The clinic has grown and today sees an average of 20-35 patients a day. She partnered with Nolen Esparza in December of 2014.
Nolen Esparza, PT is a Silsbee native in which he grew up and graduated Silsbee High School in 2003. From there he attended East Texas Baptist University for his undergraduate studies where he also played baseball. Following his sophomore year he then transferred to Stephen F. Austin where he completed his Bachelor’s degree in biology in 2007. For his physical therapy graduate studies, he then attended Texas State University and graduated in 2009 with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy. After graduation Nolen worked and lived in The Woodlands, TX where he worked and became rehab manager at St. Luke’s Hospitals: The Woodlands, Lakeside, and Vintage. He then spent the remainder of his time in The Woodlands working in home health while also providing therapy to a local nursing home. Nolen has since returned home to Silsbee, TX, in December of 2014, to partner with Jerri Frazier in order to provide care to the people of Silsbee and the surrounding areas.
Mary Maina, PTA attended Silsbee High School and graduated in 2010. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Texas Woman’s University in 2015, prior to returning to school to pursue her passion for the physical therapy field. She went back to school and graduated with an Associates Degree in Applied Science from PIMA Medical Institute in Houston in 2018. After graduating, she joined the Frazier Physical Therapy team to begin her new career and give back to her local orthopedic community. She later hopes to pursue further options in the field by continuing into a graduate Doctorate Physical Therapy program to further her knowledge for the field.
Travis Briggs, PTA is a native of Fannett in which he grew up and graduated Hamshire-Fannett High School in 2010. He then attended Lamar University where he graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Nutritional Management in 2014, and then again with his Master of Science in Exercise Science in 2016. Travis followed his passion in physical therapy where he attended PIMA Medical Institute and obtained
his Associates Degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant in May 2019. He joined the Frazier Physical Therapy family in June of 2019, where he plans to grow in his knowledge and extend his education in the near future obtaining his Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Jennifer Frazier, Office Manager, grew up in Kountze, Texas. She attended and graduated from Kountze High School in 1999. Out of high school, Jennifer started her medical career at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. When Frazier Physical Therapy opened in 2007, Jennifer moved to be closer with her family and closer to home. She celebrated ten years with the FPT family in 2017! Jennifer loves going to Disney World regularly with her wonderful husband, Matt, and three beautiful children: Shelby, Charlie, and Haylee.
Brittany Cawley, Secretary, was born in Troy, Missouri. Brittany graduated from Troy Buchanan High School in 2010. In 2012, she moved to the Lone Star State where she is now married to her loving husband, Thomas. Brittany and Thomas welcomed their son, Nolan, in 2016. Brittany has working in many nursing homes and mental health facilities. She joined the Frazier Physical Therapy family in 2018 as a physical therapy tech, but currently works as the secretary.
Jessica Krauss, Physical Therapy Tech, attended Kountze High School and graduated in 2007. Afterwards, she joined the Marine Corps and served from September 2008 to September 2012. She welcomed a beautiful and fun daughter in March 2012. After her military service, she worked in the restaurant industry for 6 years. Starting as a patient in 2018, she joined the Frazier Physical Therapy family as a tech in August of 2019. She later hopes to pursue a degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant.
Nicole Seymour, Physical Therapy Tech, joined the FPT family in August of 2019. She currently is working as a physical therapy tech. Fun Fact: Nicole and Brittany are sisters! They both grew up in Troy, Missouri. In her free time, Nicole loves to go fishing and spending time with her niece and nephews. In the future, Nicole hopes to achieve her phlebotomy certificate and eventually become a traveling phlebotomist.
Justin Cottrell, Physical Therapy Tech, started at Frazier Physical Therapy in 2017. Justin currently attends Lamar University majoring in Exercise Science. He plans on furthering his knowledge in the Physical Therapy field. Justin’s longterm goal is to get his doctorate in Physical Therapy. In his free time, Justin loves spending time with his beautiful fiancé, Emily, and watching football on ESPN!
Iva Abel, PRN Physical Therapy Tech
Shelby Frazier, Physical Therapy Tech and Advertising and Media Manager, resides in the small town of Kountze, Texas. Shelby graduated from Kountze High School in 2016. After high school, she joined the Frazier Physical Therapy family as a PT Tech in December 2016. Shelby currently attends Lamar Institute of Technology, pursuing her degree in Web Design. Shelby also owns her own photography business in which she hopes to make it her full time career. She loves traveling to Disney World every year with her family and going on hikes in the Big Thicket with her dog, Casey.