Zach Michael PT, DPT, Owner
Zach was born and raised in Paris, Texas. He is the son of Ronny Michael and Carla Michael, grandson of Buddy and Virginia Michael and Byron and Ruth Dennis. Zach is a local graduate of North Lamar High School (2002), then received his Bachelors degree from Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas (2006), and completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Hardin Simmons University (2008). In March of 2015, Zach became certified in Rock Tape and is one of two people in the area that are Rock Tape Doctors!
Zach sustained a football injury in the 7th grade that required physical therapy and, “From that moment on, he knew that physical therapy was what he wanted to do.” Zach continues, “As I got older, I developed a dream/goal to one day own my own outpatient clinic.” In July 2014 he did just that with the creation of Xzact Therapy & Aquatics!
Zach is married to Cheryl Wofford Michael and they have two daughters, Addyson and Ava. The Michael family attends and are actively involved in the Blossom Church of God.
Tyler Michael, PTA, Owner
Tyler was born and raised in Paris, Texas. He is the son of Ronny Michael and Carla Michael, grandson of Buddy and Virginia Michael and Byron and Ruth Dennis. He graduated from North Lamar High School in 2006. He then went on to attend Paris Junior College, then transferred to UT Dallas to pursue his Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (2010). He then decided to go back to PJC to become an LVN (2011).
After some medical obstacles, his brother Zach talked him into going to PTA school, and started Xzact Therapy alongside him. In 2012 Tyler went to NTCC to become a PTA. Zach and Tyler opened Xzact Therapy and Aquatics in 2014.
Currently Tyler is mostly involved with Home Health.
Tyler is married to Haley Michael, and has 4 children, Blayden, Paxton, Tyler Kate, and Miller. They attend Christian Fellowship Church in Paris.
Our Athletic Trainers
XZACT Therapy contracts with local schools to provide expert athletic trainers to assist young athletes at sporting events. Affiliate schools: Paris Junior College, Avery ISD, Chisum ISD, Cooper ISD, Prairiland ISD, Winnsboro ISD.
Our office staff
XZACT Therapy is blessed with some of the best of the best office staff.
Zach was raised in Wichita Falls, TX and graduated from Rider High School in 2009. He received his Bachelor of Science in Motor Control from Texas A&M University in 2013, his Masters degree in Exercise Physiology from Texas A&M in 2016, and completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) at Angelo State University in 2021. He has spent time as a faculty member at Blinn College in Bryan, TX and working at APEC in Tyler, TX where he worked with athletes of all ages and skill levels. During his time in physical therapy school, Zach earned his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He also worked as a graduate assistant teaching and assisting the classes below him in their studies and activities.
Zach is married to his beautiful wife, Sarah, and they have 2 little girls. He is an avid runner, having run numerous half and full marathon races including the Boston and Chicago Marathons and enjoys hiking, kayaking, and Aggie Football.
Clifton Paine was born in Arlington TX, moved to Waxahachie through elementary years, then to Whitney for high school years. After graduating high school he worked in finance for 3-5 yrs before he was called into the field of physical therapy. Clifton went to college in Waco Tx and worked there as a PTA for 7 years. After his time in Waco he took traveling assignments as a PTA in NM, TX hill country, Klamath falls, Grants Pass, and Roseburg OR. After traveling for to family.
Clifton Paine is married to Ashley Paine who works as a COTA here in Paris. We have two children, Allison and Conrad Paine.
My mother, Carla Paine, sustained an injury to her low back in early 2000 that she went to physical therapy for. I attended treatments with her and that experience motivated me to pursue a career in the physical therapy field. It was her encouragement, love, and support that paved my way.
Clifton likes being outside in general, the activity doesn’t matter as much as just getting out there. Currently he likes riding his when he gets a chance to escape to the mountains he likes climbing and snowboarding.
Matt was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Girard High School in 2007. He found out early on that God had a plan for him to become a PTA after breaking his neck in an ATV accident and having a full recovery. However, he went on to do concrete and construction work for 4 years after high school. Matt then attended Mercyhurst Northeast where he graduated with an associates degree in science and completed their PTA program in 2014. He spent his first 5 years at an outpatient facility in Wichita Falls, TX where he gained experience treating various Diagnoses but quickly realized he had a passion of Ortho based patients. In 2019 the mountains called Matt to Green River, WY where he spent the next 1.5 years working in a skilled nursing facility. Matt journeyed back to his hometown during the onset of the pandemic in 2020. He spent that year doing light construction and interior finish painting. In April of 2021 God called Matt back to the field of physical therapy to do his work at Xzact Physical Therapy. In His freetime he enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, camping, fishing, rock climbing, and spending time with his family and dog Lexus.
Samantha (Sam) Huie was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Union High School in 2011. Sam received an athletic and academic scholarship to play softball at Western Kentucky University. After two years, she transferred closer to home and finished her softball career at East Central University in Ada, OK where she graduated with a major in Kinesiology and minor in Biology. Sam attended the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in Tulsa, OK where she obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2018. Sam worked one year as an acute/outpatient adult PT before realizing her dream of becoming a pediatric PT. Sam plans to pursue several certifications specific to pediatrics to bring a higher level of care to the children of the Paris area.
Sam is married to Ty Huie of Cooper, TX and they have a one year old son, Keller, and are due with their second baby in the Spring of 2022. Ty is the new head football coach at Rivercrest ISD and this is what brought Sam and her family back to north east Texas.
Sam was raised in Cross Plains, TX and graduated from Cross Plains High School in 1999. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology at McMurry University in Abilene TX in 2004, and completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) at Hardin Simmons University in 2008. He has since worked in Fort Worth as a physical therapist and served as the clinical director of physical therapy at the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute from 2014-2017. Sam joined Xzact Therapy and Aquatics in February 2017, accepting the position of clinical director of physical therapy. He is skilled in manual therapy techniques and is actively pursuing his certification in Functional Manual Therapy through the Institute of Physical Art.
Sam’s interest in physical therapy began with watching his grandfather received extensive rehabilitation, after suffering a stroke during open heart surgery. He recalls how amazed he was by the improvements his grandfather made while working with the physical therapist, as he learned to walk and care for himself again. “It was that experience that opened my mind to the world of improving peoples lives, by restoring their functional abilities and helping them reach their goals after injury/surgery.”
Sam married his wife Angela, a dental hygienist, in 2009. They have 4 children, Landen, Lucy, Landry, and Lucas. Together they enjoy travel, outdoors, and keeping up with the kids various activities/events. They look forward to making the Paris area their home for years to come.
Kylie Manning was raised in Durant Oklahoma. She graduated from Durant High School in 2015. Kylie received an academic and athletic scholarship to play softball for Murray State College. She graduated with an Associates of Science in health, wellness, and human performance in 2017. Kylie had an injury in 2016 and 2018 that led to surgery, and physical therapy. That is when she decided she wanted to be a part of the therapy profession. She went to the University of Oklahoma for one year and worked as a therapy tech at an outpatient clinic. Kylie then went back to Murray State College for the PTA program and graduated in 2020. She loves working with all different patient populations, but plans to focus on orthopedics. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors with her friends and family, and her dog Koda.
Katie was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. She is a 2007 graduate of Centerville High School, where she graduated as a member of National Honor Society , and with a Scholar Athlete Award. Katie was a drum major for the Centerville Jazz Band and enjoyed playing clarinet and percussion instruments.
Although she spent time playing music, Katie was a gymnast for many years, and competed nationally up through her senior year of college. This is where she was exposed to Physical Therapy, as a patient. After various experiences in therapy , Katie decided to pursue a career as a PTA.
She received her Bachelors in Exercise Science in 2011 from Miami University. Then in 2014 completed the PTA program at Tarrant County College .
Katie spent the first 2 years as a therapist in a skilled nursing facility, in a geriatric setting, before joining the Xzact team in August of 2016.
Katie is married to Ryan Ford. In her spare time she enjoys playing with her dog Benji, weight lifting and dancing.
Charity Belcher was born and raised in Cunningham, Texas. She is the daughter of Stacy and Linda Musgrove, the Granddaughter of Ross and Laura Miller, and the late Johnny and Nelta Musgrove.
Charity is a 2007 graduate of Prairiland High School. She received her Cosmetology License from Paris Junior College in 2007, and her Associates of Applied Science from North East Texas Community College in 2011.
Charity has experienced many settings in the PTA field. She loves seeing her patients reach the goals that they set, and becoming stronger with every visit.
Charity is married to Chance Belcher, they make their home in Cunningham Texas, where they raise their son Rhett.
In her free time Charity enjoys horses, hunting, singing and spending time with her family and friends. She attends Life Tabernacle Church in Cunningham Texas.
Brad is a 1989 graduate of Cooper High School where he enjoyed playing multiple sports and developed an interest in sports injuries and recovery. He then went to work at Sara Lee/ Earthgrains for years prior to obtaining his PTA license in 2012.
Brad worked at Paris Regional Medical Center in acute care where he gained much experience in working with total joints and orthopedic injuries. Brad joined Xzact Physical Therapy and Aquatics in May of 2017.
Brad is married to Gina Lancaster, and has 3 daughters, Raci Temple , who is also a PTA with Xzact Therapy, Alli Lancaster, and Sara Lancaster. He has one son-in-law Brian Temple, and a granddaughter Anslee Temple. He enjoys spending time with his family, snow skiing, hunting, and water sports. Brad is an active member of East Paris Baptist Church.