The Staff at Sports Rehab Specialists


Sheila Pickrel


Sheila received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Oklahoma in 1993 and she is presently co-owner of Sports Rehab Specialists. As a physical therapist, she has concentrated her continuing education on manual spinal techniques, sports rehabilitation and general orthopedics. Before co-founding Sports Rehab, she served as a spine therapist and program coordinator for a large physical therapy corporation.


Clay Townsley


Clay graduated from Texas Christian University in 1991 with his Bachelor of Science in Movement Science (Kinesiology), receiving his certification in athletic training (ATC), as well as becoming a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS). Clay is presently co-owner of Sports Rehab Specialists.  Over the years Clay has served as the head athletic trainer for The Oakridge School in Arlington from ’91 until ’14 as well as for the Fort Worth Fire and Brahmas Hockey teams and the Scottish Claymores of NFL/Europe.

Rupal Panchal


Rupal received her physical therapy degree from Srinivas College of Physical Therapy, India in 2010 and is currently completing post-professional Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the Touro College School of Health Sciences in Bayshore, NY. She has completed continuing educational courses in McKenzie lumbar & cervical spine, Mulligan manual techniques, Kinesiology Taping and Integrated Approach in Manual Therapy (CMT). She resides in the Metroplex with her husband and enjoys reading, movies and exercise in her spare time.

Alex Russell


Alex Russell is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He earned his bachelor’s in exercise science and his doctorate in physical therapy at the University of New Mexico where he grew up with his family of three older sisters and one younger brother. Alex began sports at an early age and grew up playing baseball, soccer, and basketball throughout high school, and played lacrosse in college. During his studies at the University of New Mexico Alex developed a passion for strength training and medicine where he later started pursuing the practice of physical therapy. Alex lives with his wife and two dogs and enjoys mountain biking, rock climbing, skiing, and snowboarding. He aspires to one day own a physical therapy practice and gym where he can continue to help others become fit and return to doing what they love.


J.R. Miller


J.R. is a graduate of Texas Christian University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Movement Science and was a student athletic trainer. He late earned his Master’s in Education and works for the FWISD. In his spare time he provides athletic training support to the Calvary Conquerors through Sports Rehab Specialists.



Hilda Moreno


Hilda joined Sports Rehab Specialists in the summer of 2000. She had worked in out-patient physical therapy for several years prior to coming to SRS. Hilda currently manages the SRS business office, including insurance verifications and billing. Hilda is also available as a translator for our Spanish only speaking patients. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially her two children.

Jesus Navarro


Jesus is a Fort Worth native and is a graduate of Tarleton State University, where he received his degree in kinesiology.  He enjoys and pina coladas and getting caught in the rain.  His plan is to further  his education in physical therapy.

Maria Sexton

Maria joined the SRS team in July of 2018 after serving 30 years in the United States Navy.  She has extensive experience in healthcare and administrative experience.

Kristina Garcia

Kristina began working at SRS in March of 2018 and moved to full time employment as a physical therapy tech after graduating in May from the University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in kinesiology.  She plans to continue her education and pursue a career in physical therapy as a PTA.