Dr. Trevor McKay, PT, DPT is the Director of Orthopedic Physical Therapy at LifeMotion. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2018. Prior to earning his DPT, he completed his undergraduate work at Oklahoma State University in 2014, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Promotion with a focus on exercise science.
Since starting his practice, Dr. McKay has gone on to complete advanced training to become certified in Functional Dry Needling through Evidence in Motion, Personalized Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation through Owens Recovery Science, and spinal manipulation through the Institute of Clinical Excellence. Dr. McKay is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Within the orthopedic world, he has special interests in the areas of knee and shoulder pain in athletes.
Outside of the clinic Dr. McKay enjoys spending his time playing basketball, enjoying Tulsa’s dining scene, and spending time with his wife, son, and dog.
Whoever says good things don’t last hasn’t heard Trevor McKay’s story of how true love changed his life. It started freshman year at Hebron High School in Texas when he first encountered Becca—his future wife and best friend—who ultimately led him to Tulsa.
Trevor set his sites on getting to know her. First, he befriended Becca’s best friend. She introduced them. The rest is a love story that’s still unfolding.
After dating through high school, Becca and Trevor both went to Oklahoma State. She studied creative writing. He focused on exercise science, earning a degree in Health Promotion and Education.
“Basketball injuries exposed me to physical therapy early—when I was 12 or 13,” Trevor remembers. “After being on the other end often, I knew this was something I wanted to do.”
Tulsa became their home when Teach For America placed Becca here. After two years of teaching, she became a Literary Coach for KIPP Charter School and today develops their reading and writing curriculum.
Even though three added years of post-graduate studies seemed incomprehensible when the Physical Therapist idea first crossed his mind, the burn to help people through exercise and physical therapy got him through and ultimately brought him to LifeMotion.
“When I found out we were being placed in Tulsa, I emailed all the private practices here,” Trevor says. Even though Ryan was the only one to respond, that’s not what drew Trevor to LifeMotion.
“There’s a palpable energy here,” Trevor says. “It’s a community of patients—you make connections because it’s a team effort where everyone is cheering you on.”
He joined our team working for Holly Thompson at LifeMotion’s Balance Center as a tech while completing Physical Therapy studies at OU.
“I’m thankful every time I make connections with patients and see how excited and happy they are,” Trevor adds. “Funny as it sounds, I love the moment a patient realizes they don’t need me anymore.”
When not teaching and healing, Becca and Trevor are on the go loving Tulsa with Jimi, their rescue dog. That love of Tulsa must be contagious. Trevor says his family in Texas is now contemplating making Tulsa their home too.