About Us

We believe in our patients and their ability to achieve what they once thought impossible.

Our Outpatient Rehabilitation program focuses on improving quality of life through Pulmonary Rehab. We believe in the power of exercise to restore and in its ability to rehabilitate lives. Our goal is to provide assistance to those who are suffering and hope to those who may need inspiration. We believe in our patients and their ability to achieve what they once thought impossible and are dedicated in making lifestyle changes that will help patients feel better faster and improve their day-to-day life. We offer a highly specialized treatment for individuals suffering from chronic respiratory illnesses. Our mission is to provide a quality, comprehensive rehabilitation program to meet the needs of the individual patient participating in our program, while adhering to the highest professional ethics and standards.

 

Meet Our Team

Chris_forweb Christopher Brown, PT, DPT, MS, CSCS
A native Houstonian, Christopher began his career in physical therapy at MD Anderson Cancer Center treating patients across a variety diagnoses in the oncology setting, participating in research studies, educational programs, and serving in various leadership roles. He later continued his practice in the Kindred Healthcare system specializing in long-term acute care. During his time as a physical therapist, he has earned his Masters of Science (M.S.), clinical doctorate (D.P.T), and is currently a PhD student at Texas Woman’s University. He will also be seeking the Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Specialist Certification in 2015. Prior to changing careers to become a physical therapist, Christopher worked in basic research as a molecular biologist at institutions such as Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine, co-authoring several publications. A lifelong exercise, fitness, wellness, and sport enthusiast, Christopher draws from a diverse set of personal and professional experiences in areas such as traditional exercise science, biomechanics, yoga, and martial arts. He is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S) with the National Strength & Conditioning Association, a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and an APTA section member in the areas of acute care, cardiopulmonary PT, oncology, and research. Christopher truly enjoys sharing his expertise with his patients, especially in the area of teaching his patients how to retrain their breathing and improve their quality of life.

 

Kim House, PT
Kim is a board certified Physical Therapist at our Woodlands location. Kim comes to BCH with more than 11 years of experience, having served in a variety of settings including LTAC and Outpatient. Most recently she served as the full time PT for AMG Specialty Hospital in Louisiana. She has expertise in joint replacements, shoulder injuries, knee injuries, ankle injuries, elbow injuries, CVA, pediatrics, Parkinson’s wound care and VAC placement. Her more recent accomplishments have included PT team leader of the Safe Strides balance program with Gentiva Home Health Company in Lafayette, LA; where she was acting therapy manager, which included administrative, business development and clinical responsibilities. Kim received a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from McNeese State University and a Master’s Degree from LSU Health Science Center. Her personal dedication to the field of Physical Therapy is evident in her treatment style and her ability to progress patients to reach their goals.

Andrea Pallais PT, DPT
Andrea is a board certified Physical Therapist at our Katy Fwy location. Andrea comes to BCH with experience in a variety of settings including Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Neurological and developmental delay. Her publications include Enhancements to an International Service Learning Model: Integration of Program Alumni and Global Stakeholder Feedback. Published at the Journal of Physical Therapy Education (Volume 26, 2nd Edition). She has also been a contributing author on the following; Neuromuscular Activity Based on the Effects of Heavy Resistance Exercise during Rehabilitation and An Integrated Educational Model: Evaluation, Enhancement, and Sustainment of an International Service Learning Partnership. Presented at Combined Sections Meeting 2014 for the American Physical Therapy Association. Andrea received a bachelor’s degree in sports medicine from Mercyhurst University and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University. Andrea also has worked with several international groups including For His Children in Quito, Ecuador where she served as the program coordinator. There she Coordinated service projects working at a local orphanage that treats children with disabilities and educated local physical therapists in new research advancements, appropriate for the patients they were treating. With her unique skillset, Andrea brings a lot of great energy to every person she treats. BCH is thrilled to have her as part of the team!

 

  Amy Mellang PT, DPTpulmonary rehab
Amy is a board certified Physical Therapist at our Bellaire location. Amy received her bachelor of science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of North Dakota and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Texas Women’s University. She comes to BCH with a variety of experience as well as being a Certified Sports Medicine personal trainer. Amy is also unique in that she has spent five years as a Project Engineer for the DOW Chemical Company where among many other things she supervised contractors and managed safe installation of projects in the field. She is heavily involved in community service projects which include work at the Metro Multi-Service center and the San Jose clinic where she was instrumental in implementing a program to help underserved populations in the community. Amy’s unique background makes her an excellent addition to the BCH team. Her attention to detail and concern for the patients she treats makes her one of the best PT’s in the Houston area.
jason cliftonJason Clifton, PTA
Jason is a board certified Physical Therapist Assistant at our Bellaire location. He received his educational background from Houston Community College graduating with an Associates in Applied Science and received his bachelors of science (B.S.) in Psychology from the University of Houston. Jason also brings an extensive background and expertise to outpatient rehabilitation. He has had many hours of training from The Methodist Hospital, Health South, and West Houston Medical Center. He continues to show his dedication to the patient’s well-being in implementing a “patient-first” treatment style. To further perfect his treatment approach Jason spends his weekends working for The Methodist Hospital in Sugarland Texas. His drive for helping patients has also led him to pursue a Drug Rehabilitation Certificate to further help those in need.

rendell lucilleRendell Lucille, PTA, CSCS
Rendell is a board certified Physical Therapist Assistant at our Bellaire location. He received his educational background from Houston Community College graduating with an Associates in Applied Science and received his bachelors of science (B.S.) in Kinesiology from the University of Houston. Rendell brings many years of experience and expertise in treating patients here at the Breathing Center of Houston. His extensive background comes from treating patients in a variety of settings such as the Methodist Sports Medicine Center, Inpatient rehabilitation at Methodist Hospital, and as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He holds numerous certifications as a Performance Enhancement Specialist from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and is a certified Personal Trainer. Rendell’s dynamic approach and proven track record with his patient’s make him one of the best and we are happy to have him as part of the BCH team.

 

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Kristina Rodriguez, PTA 
Kristina is a board certified Physical Therapist Assistant at our Bellaire location. She received her educational background from Pima Medical Institute with an Associates in Applied Science. Her background includes orthopedic outpatient, inpatient, and pain management programs. She is an enthusiastic team player deeply committed to delivering quality care and achieving superior patient outcomes. We are happy to have her as part of the BCH team.

sarah cullumSarah Cullum, PTA
Sarah is a board certified Physical Therapist Assistant at our Woodlands location. She received her educational background from Blinn College with an Associates in Applied Science and was President of her class. She also received her bachelors of science (B.S.) in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University. Sarah has treated patients in a variety of settings including Acute Care, LTACH, and Skilled Nursing facilities. Her extensive knowledge of Physical Therapy comes from a variety of leadership positions that she has previously held including the Director of Rehab at a Skilled Nursing Facility. Her unique outlook on Physical Therapy from the front office to treating patients on the floor make her a valuable asset to both her patient’s and the BCH team.

 

 

AmandaAmanda Strack, PTA
Amanda is a board certified Physical Therapist Assistant at our Woodlands location. She received her Associates in applied science from Montgomery Community College receiving a 4.0 and making the Presidents’ List. Having been one of our strongest PRN therapist, Amanda is now a full-time PTA with us. She has experience with a variety of patients with spine/orthopedic injuries and has worked in Inpatient, home health, and skilled nursing settings. She continues to implement successful treatment plans with her patients and has a solid track record with those she treats. With over 10 years’ experience as a licensed Therapist, Amanda is a valuable asset to the BCH team and we are happy to have her.

Haylee Fracht, PTA
Haylee is a board certified Physical Therapist Assistant at our Katy Fwy location. She received her educational background from Blinn College with an Associates in Applied Science. She also received her bachelors of science (B.S.) in Health from Texas A&M University where she was on the Dean’s list and was the recipient of the Health & Kinesiology Scholarship. Haylee’s clinical experiences have included Outpatient, Skilled Nursing, and Sports medicine settings. She has also gained valuable experience in the Cardiopulmonary program at CHI St Joseph in Grimes County. Haylee’s outgoing personality and exceptional interpersonal skills combined with her clinical knowledge makes her a valuable asset to the BCH team.

 

 

 

Megan Brandt, PTA
Megan is a board certified Physical Therapist Assistant at our Katy Fwy location. She received her bachelors in Communication from Texas A&M University where she also Minored in Business Administration. Megan then went on to receive her Associates in Applied Science from Blinn College. Megan’s clinical experiences have included Inpatient, LTAC, and Outpatient rehabilitation. She has assisted in carrying out Plans of Care for a wide range of diagnosis in addition to effectively communicating with Physicians, Nursing staff, Respiratory Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and case managers. She was also the Vice President of her PTA program and served a Medical Mission Trip to Quito, Ecuador where she treated a variety of injuries. Megan has a strong patient satisfaction rate with us and continues to change the lives of those she treats every day. She is a great addition to the BCH team and we are glad to have her.

 

Waisha Maddux, Administrative Assistant
Waisha is our Administrative Assistant at our Woodlands location. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Brigham Young University and is currently pursuing her Masters from Sam Houston State University. With a background as a Resident Care Associate she is well equipped in facilitating the efficient operation of the BCH team.

Crystal Khosla, Administrative Assistant
Crystal is our Administrative Assistant at our Katy Fwy location. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Houston and is currently working on a Certification in General Management from Lone Star Community College. Crystal’s background is in both the Medical and Business industries. Having worked as a Business development manager and in HR, she has proven her abilities to efficiently run a team. Her unique medical background gives her the skillset needed to work in a fast-paced collaborative environment. We welcome her and are happy to have her as part of the BCH team.