Richard D. Silliman, M.S.P.T
Richard Silliman, M.S.P.T. is a native of Iowa. He received his Bachelor degree from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He participated in baseball and football at the Division III level. He was voted First Team All Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in baseball. He was a starting defensive back in football where he earned three varsity letters. He received his Master's of Science in Physical Therapy while attending Washington University School of Medicine, Program in Physical Therapy, in St. Louis, Missouri. He received the Washington University School of Medicine Beatrice Schultz Award for Outstanding Clinician in his graduating class.

After graduation he completed a one year Post-graduate Residency Program in Manual Physical Therapy in San Antonio, Texas. He was adjunct professor for the University of Texas Health Science Center, Program in Physical Therapy.

In 1996, Mr. Silliman moved to Dallas, Texas where he co-founded Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Resources, Inc. This facility specialized in outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation and was later sold to Matrix Rehabilitation. He was involved in developing a corporate educational program to promote Manual Physical Therapy and Spine rehabilitation.

In 2000, Mr. Silliman left Matrix and founded a new private practice venture, Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Institute of Dallas, Inc. His patients present with orthopedic conditions from all walks of life, from total joint replacement rehabilitation to returning athletes to professional levels of competition.

As a leader in his profession, Mr. Silliman continues to work with high level athletes to return to competition in the NFL, Major and Minor league baseball, PGA tour golf, US Olympic Ski team, Collegiate football, baseball, soccer, runners for Team Nike, Mizunno, and Fila, and Ironman triathletes.

Mr. Silliman is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Texas Physical Therapy Association, associate member American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, affiliate member of the North American Spine Society, and professional member of the American College of Sports Medicine.

He has extensively lectured and published in the areas of Manual Physical Therapy.



Scott Cloud, P.T. Clinic Director
Scott Cloud, P.T., is a native of Louisiana. He played football, basketball, and baseball in high school and was also valedictorian of his class. He attended Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, where he received his B.S. degree in biology (and minored in chemistry and sociology) in 1988. He also participated in baseball and received MVP defensive award for two years. Scott received his Physical Therapy degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1991. He was awarded valedictorian honor as top graduate of his class.

After graduating, Scott moved to Dallas and worked at Medical City of Dallas for seven years. During this time, he gained experience in all realms of the orthopedic field by treating patients from a few hours after surgery to in-patient rehabilitation. He became Senior Therapist of the out-patient department. In 1998 he joined Rich Silliman, P.T. at Matrix Rehabilitation and served as clinical manager/director. In 2002, he rejoined Rich Silliman, P.T. at Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Institute.

Mr. Cloud has specialized in general orthopedics with emphasis in manual therapy. He has had extensive continuing education in this specialty, including osteopathic model, McKenzie approach, North American Institute of Manual Therapy, and many courses on general knee, shoulder, and foot/ankle rehabilitation. Scott utilizes his expertise in this multimodal treatment approach with his patients that include the professional athlete to the professional grandmother.

He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, orthopedic section, and Texas Physical Therapy Association. .


Melissa Peavey, OTR, CHT
Melissa is a native Texan. She graduated from Texas Woman's University with a BS in Occupational Therapy. She has been a certified hand therapist since 1998. She has worked in different settings prior to specializing in upper extremity treatment.

She has worked in privately owned and physician owned hand therapy clinics. She has been a faculty adjunct at Texas Woman's University. She has been involved with the arthritis community through the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals and Arthritis Foundation. She serves on the advisory board of the “Arthritis Today” magazine.

She has presented at the American Society of Hand Therapists, Texas Society of Hand Therapists, Mountain Central Occupational Therapists, and American College of Rheumatology and Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals conferences. She enjoys Zumba, walking and is a children's church choir volunteer.



Joshua L. Buis, DPT
Joshua L. Buis, DPT grew up throughout the United States as the child of an air force pilot. He received his Bachelors in Education in Health Sciences from Baylor University and is an avid Baylor sports fan. He competed for Baylor as a pole vaulter for 1.5 years before deciding to pursue his education.

He received his Master's of Physical Therapy degree from University of Texas Medical Branch in 2009 and quickly followed up with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2010. While in physical therapy school he designed his rotation experiences to reflect his interest in orthopedics.

After graduating, Josh moved to Dallas and worked in Mesquite and Richardson for a large outpatient rehabilitation corporation. During this time, he gained valuable experience treating various orthopedic conditions in an extremely variable population of patients. He is certified in WorkSTEPS pre and post employment screening and to perform functional capacity evaluations. His passion is treating athletes and being a vital part of the return to sport process. However, he is at home treating all orthopedic conditions from joint replacements to low back pain. He is currently participating in the North American Institute for Manual Therapy certification and fellowship program and will soon acquire his Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT).

He completed a spine mentorship program through Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation designed to improve skills in pattern recognition, manual techniques and treatment of various spinal conditions. He also plans on completing the Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS) program by the end of 2013. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Texas Physical Therapy Association and the Orthopedic Section of the APTA.

Josh brings a very unique perspective to OMPT having worked for the company as an exercise technician prior to physical therapy school. While in school, on rotations and after working in the field, he decided that OMPT's multimodal, patient centered approach to rehabilitation was superior to what he had been exposed to. He is excited to return as part of the team and looks forward to treating his patients with the same compassion, knowledge-based, high-standards that OMPT is known for.


Jan Abbott PT, CHT
Jan Abbott grew up in central Illinois and developed an interest in physical therapy when her father was a patient while she was in middle school. She was valedictorian of her graduating class, and completed her BS at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois where she was a James Millikin Scholar. She completed her degree in physical therapy at Northwestern University and practiced in Illinois and Michigan where her interest in upper extremity specialization began.

She passed the certified hand therapy exam in 1993, and moved to Texas in 1995 where she has continued to work in orthopedic settings focusing primarily on rehabilitation of the upper extremity from shoulder fractures and reverse total shoulder replacements to tendon repairs.

She completed her Master of Science in physical therapy at Texas Woman’s University where she continues to guest lecture for graduate therapy students. She plans on returning to school this year to begin work on a doctorate, but looks forward to continuing her practice as a community clinician at Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. She is excited to be a part of this team that provided excellent care to her personally following a minor back surgery. Their dedication to excellent care and evidence based treatment was something she is excited to be a part of.