Staff & Bios

The therapists and staff at Optimal Physical Therapy Solutions are are dedicated to providing best-in-class care to the communities they call home. For every patient who walks through our doors, we aim to provide quality outcomes and overall satisfaction.

Patrick Pitre, PT, MTC, COMT

Patrick Pitre, PT, MTC, COMT

Patrick obtained his PT degree from McGill University in Canada. The shortage of Physical Therapist in the United States prompted him to move to Texas in 1996. Although this change was to fulfill a temporary career opportunity, life would bring much more to him. Indeed, he found the love of his life here in Amarillo, Texas (who also happens to be the clinic's co-owner!).

For this first 14 years of his career, Patrick worked at a local Outpatient Rehab facility where he specialized in caring for patients with Orthopedic issues. Becoming an owner was only a question of time as he enjoys working with people, finance and the business aspect of Physical therapy. "This allowed me to combine my interests and passion under one umbrella. When the timing was right, I was exited to finally realize a dream."

Patrick enjoys learning and is continually reading journal articles and attending numerous seminars. He also obtained 2 manual therapy certifications (Paris and IAOM).

In his free time, spending time with his wife and daughter is a priority. He also enjoys boating, exercising and watching sporting events.

Aletta Davis-Pitre, PT

Aletta Davis-Pitre, PT

Aletta, an Amarillo native, graduated with a degree in physical therapy from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2003. Aletta's desire to become a physical therapist began during her sophomore at Amarillo High School. During her junior year at Amarillo High, she was one of several students selected within AISD to observe a healthcare profession of her choice at a local hospital for one day. Of course, she signed up to observe PT; though there was a slight mix-up as she was placed with an OB/GYN! Although Aletta thoroughly enjoyed the learning experience with the OB/GYN, it didn't deter her from her plans of studying to become a PT. As always, everything happens for a reason. During Aletta's third year of undergraduate studies, she learned of the perinatal, postpartum, and pelvic floor rehab specialties, and immediately realized her specific passion within PT. The day spent with the OB/GYN gave her a good foundation as she began to specialize in this aspect of care.

She was fortunate to begin her work of specializing in pelvic floor rehab even prior to graduation, and has focused her skills since on addressing the pelvic needs of men, women, and children. Aletta is passionate about helping those affected by pelvic pain, voiding dysfunctions, and incontinence to improve the quality of their lives and return to normal activities.

In 2011, Aletta took a professional leap with her husband to open their own clinic, Optimal Physical Therapy, and have been blessed with a solid, growing clinic. In their spare time, their world revolves around their daughter as they soak up all the family time possible.


Bob Ingham

Bob Ingham, PT, OCS, MTC

Bob is a graduate of the University of Texas, Southwestern School of Allied Health Sciences in Dallas, Texas. With continued training through the Institute of Graduate Health Sciences of Atlanta, Georgia, he became certified in Manual Orthopedic Therapy.(M.T.C.) In 1990 Ingham obtained National Board Certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Bob's focus is to provide the best individualized care for his patients. He has enjoyed practicing in Amarillo since l985.

Robert Mayer

Robert Mayer, PT, DPT

Robert is a Guymon, OK native and has known that physical therapy was his calling since high school. Robert received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from West Texas A&M University in 2008 and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Touro University Nevada in 2012. Robert worked as a physical therapist in a rural hospital, where he gained experience in all types of physical therapy. In 2014, the door opened for Robert to practice his passion, orthopedic physical therapy, full-time at Optimal Physical Therapy. In his spare time, Robert enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, renovating his house, and working on his yard.

Evan Jones, PT, DPT

Evan Jones, PT, DPT

Evan received his Bachelor's degree in Exercise Sciences from West Texas A&M and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Texas Tech. Evan's first call of duty was with the Air Force and served our country for 14 years through both Active Duty and the National Guard. After moving to Amarillo for a job at Pantex, Evan returned to school to pursue further education in his true passion of health & fitness. Evan thrives on providing the best care for each and every patient throughout your visits and educating for fitness goals beyond your current reason of physical therapy treatment. Evan enjoys any and all time with his beautiful wife Haley, traveling, outdoor activities, and, of course, everything sports.


Ashlee Crawford, PT, DPT

Ashlee Crawford, PT, DPT

Ashlee was born and raised in Amarillo, TX where she graduated from Amarillo High School. She became passionate about physical therapy early in high school following a sports injury, and she followed that passion to Texas Tech where she graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Sciences.

Ashlee continued on to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center where she graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Ashlee developed an interest in pelvic floor physical therapy and orthopedics during her time in school and pursued these interests in her clinical rotations. Ashlee received additional training in pelvic floor dysfunction through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.

Ashlee is married to her high school sweetheart, Kyle, and they have an active little boy. In her free time, Ashlee loves to spend time with her family, bike ride, read, and watch Texas Tech football.

Terrie Matthews, PTA

Terrie Matthews, PTA

Terrie grew up in Amarillo and graduated from Amarillo High School and then to Amarillo College where she received her Physical Therapist Assistants degree. She has been practicing for 18 years in different outpatient clinics where she has gained experience in many types of therapy. She has recently moved back to Amarillo and is now full time here at Optimal PT practicing what she loves. In her spare time she loves spending time with her husband of 23 years, watching her son play football, going to as many Texas Tech activities as she can as to spend time with her daughter who is a student there, and working in her yard.


Kathie Arteaga

Kathie Arteaga, RMA, Office Manager

Kathie joined Optimal Physical Therapy in 2015. She came to our practice with over 5 years of Medical Experience. She is the friendly face that will greet you at the window when checking into our office.

"It is great to work in an office that our main priority is our patient care. It is an honor to work for such amazing Physical Therapists." -Kathie A


Bob Ingham

Takara Riedinger, Physical Therapy Technician

Takara has been with Optimal Physical Therapy Solutions since June 2015. She grew up here in Amarillo, and graduated from Amarillo High School in 2011. From there she attended Texas A&M University where she graduated in December 2014 with a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology and a Minor in Psychology. She is now attending Amarillo College where she is enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant program. In her free time, she enjoys trips to the mountains with her husband, watching Texas A&M football, and any type of activity that will keep her in the outdoors.

Kathie Arteaga

J.P. Bullard, Physical Therapy Technician

J.P. joined Optimal Physical Therapy as a Physical Therapy Technician in June 2015. He started his college career at Amarillo College and earned a degree in Sports and Exercise Science from West Texas A&M University. He enjoys working with patients on a daily basis and strives to help them meet their physical therapy goals. He likes being active, playing sports, and working out. His long term goal is ultimately to become a licensed Doctor or Physical Therapy.