Dr. Spencer D. McCombs, MSPT, DPT, OCS, MTC
Spencer is the owner of McCombs and Associates Physical Therapy. He has been in practice since 2004. He completed his post-graduate Doctoral studies with the Institute of Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine in 2008. He completed his Master’s degree at Texas Woman’s University in 2004. Spencer graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Exercise Science in 2002. Spencer is board-certified through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in Orthopedics. He is also a certified Manual Therapist through the University of St. Augustine. Spencer specializes in curing chronic pain, mind body therapy, spine and extremity mobilization, soft tissue manipulation, vestibular rehabilitation, and onsite job analysis. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and five children and serving in his church and community.
Nicholas Mataska, PT, DPT, FDNP
- Site Coordinator-Lubbock
- Functional Dry Needling Practitioner
Nick grew up in Wichita Falls, Texas and moved to Lubbock in 2010 to finish his bachelor’s degree at Texas Tech, graduating with in Exercise Science in 2013. Nick met his wife, Scottie, while taking a class together at Texas Tech, and was married in April 2014. Nick was accepted into the TTUHSC Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and graduated in May 2017. Nick had completed a clinical rotation at McCombs and Associates prior to graduation, and accepted a job offer at the Lubbock clinic following graduation. Outside of work he and his wife love to spend time with their two dogs, Major and Maverick, and watching the Red Raiders and Dallas Cowboys. In May 2017, they welcomed their first child, Caleb, and are expecting number two in March 2019!
Dr. Clarice Long, PT, DPT
Clarice grew up in San Jacinto, California, and moved to Lubbock in 2013. She graduated from Lubbock Christian University in 2015 with a Bachelors degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences. Clarice met her husband, Cole, through mutual friends at LCU, and they married in December 2016. She pursued her DPT at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and graduated from the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in Lubbock in 2018. After graduation, she accepted a position as Physical Therapist with our company, and treats patients at both the Lubbock and Levelland clinics. She enjoys seeing a wide variety of patients. Outside of work, Clarice enjoys baking pies and bread, spending time with family and friends, reading, making smores over a fire, and watching wild foxes play in her back yard.
Megan Ward, PTA
Megan grew up in Plano, Texas. She came to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech and graduated in May 2014 with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Sports Science. She then attended South Plains College to become a physical therapist assistant. In her free time, her husband Trevor and their two furbabies enjoy playing golf, skiing and traveling.
Shayla Peterson, PTA
Shayla grew up in Nevada, and then attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah to earn her bachelor’s degree in Exercises Science. She then attended Provo College, where she earned her Physical Therapist Assistant License. She worked in a hospital outpatient clinic for three years before meeting her husband, Josh. They met in March 2018. They were married in July, and moved to Lubbock a week later for Josh to attend medical school at Texas Tech. She began working a McCombs & Associates soon after, and is very happy to be part of the team!
When she is not at work, she loves playing music, painting, and hiking or reading with her husband whenever they can.
Anna, Business Office Manager
Anna started working for McCombs and Assoc. in 2012. She was born in Idaho, but grew up mostly in Houston. She received her Associate’s degree from Ricks College in Rexburg, ID then finished her Bachelor’s in Business Administration at Texas Tech. She worked at UMC for 9 years, and then became a stay-at-home mom for another 9 years before re-entering the work force as our business office manager. She loves spending time with her husband and two children, camping, reading, watching movies, and balancing her checkbook.
Marti, Marketing & Front Office
Marti began with McCombs and Associates as a patient, and now finds her happily employed at our clinic since 2012. Her experience includes administration, sales and marketing. Born and raised in Southern California, Marti’s happy place is relaxing on the beach. She and her family moved to Lubbock in 2002 when her husband Russ accepted employment as Professor at Texas A&M. Marti and Russ have five children and four fabulous grandchildren. Marti enjoys volunteering with her church and other community organizations, gardening, reading and traveling. She rarely misses an opportunity to tag along with Russ as he travels across the nation and internationally.
Melissa, Front Office
Melissa started working for McCombs and Associates July of 2017. She grew up in Levelland, Texas where she graduated from South Plains College with an Associate’s Degree then moved to California in 2001. While she was there accepted a job with a therapy billing office where they trained her for billing physical therapy. She moved to Arlington, Texas in 2008 as her family expanded to be closer to family. She lived there for 12 years and worked for Green Oaks physical therapy doing the billing and front office duties. She moved back to Lubbock after remarrying in 2016. She has two daughters and a step son. She enjoys being involved in her children’s extra actives outside of school (band and softball).