Education and Expertise
To get quality hands-on care from a physical therapist, you need to be in good hands – and education matters. That’s why all of our physical therapists are pursuing or have obtained additional certifications in their areas of interest – whether it’s a Pelvic Health Specialization, an Orthopedic Residency or a Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Our physical therapists learn at the best educational institutions and complete their clinical training right here at our practice – building up the advanced problem solving skills needed to treat complex conditions that often involve multiple body parts.
To ensure excellent care, we also:
- Closely collaborate with your doctor and other community healthcare providers
- Keep up with recent developments in our field through evidence-based medical literature and continued education
- Maintain membership in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
- Consult with each other, as well as with other physical therapists nationwide
- Use state-of-the-art equipment and advanced techniques
Dr. Angela M. Reich, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT
As our Clinic Operations Director, Angela has been an integral part of the business since 2010. Angela’s management role has grown along with the clinic, and she strives to create an environment that capitalizes on people’s talents while improving the business’ overall health.
A Garden City native, Angela graduated from Kansas State University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology. She got her Physical Therapy Degree from Creighton University in 2009, and in 2013 became a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. Angela has focused her studies on women’s pelvic floor issues, including incontinence and pelvic pain. Education is an important component of her approach, as many of her patients don’t realize they have a common, treatable condition and dismiss their symptoms as “normal.” Accelacare has given Angela the opportunity to help address rural healthcare needs and pursue her passion of educating and empowering people.
Prithvi Murthy is the CEO of Accelacare Physical Therapy and Accelacare Occupational Services. He joined Accelacare as a financial consultant in 2019 and has served in his current capacity since April 2022. He was brought on to refine Accelacare’s operations, finances, and clinical mentorship model with the goal of growing Accelacare into a broader healthcare platform serving patients throughout the Midwest and across clinical settings.
Prithvi’s interest in Accelacare stemmed from his curiosity around how to create a patient-centric healthcare system that benefits clinicians, employees, financial stakeholders, and patients. Prior to working in healthcare, Prithvi worked in various roles in finance. He spent time working in Hedge Funds and Private Equity with the goal of understanding how markets, companies, and the investment process function. In these roles, he held responsibility for deploying and managing hundreds of millions of investable assets.
He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Southern California and completed a one-year General Course program in Economics at the London School of Economics.
Dr. Wes Wickwar, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT
A graduate of Pittsburg State University with BA in Biology, Wes earned his Masters in Physical Therapy from Wichita State in 2002. In 2006, upon completion of The Manual Therapy Institute program, he became a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists and went on to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Special areas of clinical interest include movement impairments, neurodynamics, pain science, and throwing mechanics.
A naturally giving person, Wes focuses on patient/employee psychosocial factors in order to better understand how to help people.
Dr. Jeffery Orr, PT, DPT
Jeffery’s dedication to mentorship and continuing education makes him a vital asset to both his patients and other clinicians at Accelacare. He has a passion for orthopedics and is currently pursuing a residency in Orthopedics at Regis University.
Jeffery graduated from Southwest Baptist University in 2019 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy, and intends to pursue a Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy once his residency is complete.
When not at work, Jeffery enjoys being involved in his church and doing outdoors activities like hiking, camping, sports and photography.
A native of New Mexico, Brenda came to Southwest Kansas as a teenager and has been a Kansan since. She graduated from Garden City Community College with honors and an Accounting degree. Since then, she has excelled in the role of office manager at a variety of companies .
Though she is new to the medical field, she finds it both challenging and rewarding. She particularly enjoys the chance to interact with and help the people of our community and the surrounding areas.
There is nothing more important in Brenda’s life than family and the precious times spent with them. She loves the mountains and all animals, big and small. Reading is one of her favorite pastimes, and she enjoys reading American history and true crime stories.