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HealthLink Outpatient Physical Therapy and has 10 convenient locations in San Antonio and serves surrounding communities including Boerne, Helotes, Schertz, Selma, and more. All facilities have a full staff of dedicated doctors of physical therapy, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, certified hand therapists, and licensed massage therapists - all highly trained to offer you the best in outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation care. From our administrative staff to our expert rehabilitation professionals, our caring compassionate staff is here to help you achieve your goals and return to the activities that you enjoy the most.

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Rehabilitation Services Staff:

Daryl Young, LPTA, BS, MS

Director of Clinical Operations, HealthLink San Antonio
Daryl's education and training include a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant certification. Daryl has over 15 years experience in the physical therapy field and his clinical areas of focus include foot and ankle, sports medicine and orthopedics.

Ming Lee, MPT, PT, ATRIC, CKTP

Licensed Physical Therapists, HealthLink Quality Coordinator
Ming's education and training include a Masters of Physical Therapy, Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Institute Certification and Certified Kinesiotape Practitioner. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and her clinical areas of focus include diagnosing and treating chronic pain, vestibular therapy, kinesiotaping, aquatic therapy, orthopedics, clinical outcome and quality measures, clinical education and development. Outside of work, Ming enjoys running and spending time with husband and children.

Angela Hays, MPT, MDT

Rehabilitation Supervisor HealthLink, CCCE
Angela's education and training include a Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX and she has completed the McKenzie Diagnosis and Treatment (MDT) certification. Angela’s specialties and clinical areas of focus include Management, Business Development/Clinical Growth, Quality Assurance, General Operations, Orthopedics, Geriatrics and Foot/Ankle Therapy. When not at work, Angela enjoys spending time with her 3 small children, family and friends.

Bitters:

Brian Ehler, PT, DPT

Licensed Physical Therapist at HealthLink Bitters
Brian graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He is currently in an advanced fellowship program through the Manual Therapy Institute. Brian’s clinical interest includes stroke/neurological rehab, sports-related conditions, orthopedics and advanced manual approach to spinal conditions. In his spare time, he is an avid skier and scuba diver.

Erica Pearce, PT

Licensed Physical Therapist at HealthLink Bitters
Erica received a Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT). Erica’s areas of clinical interest include manual therapy of all joints and treatment of the spine. Outside of work, Erica enjoys spending time with her husband and son at the lake or beach.

Lisa Moody, PT, MPT, CKTP

Licensed Physical Therapist at HealthLink Bitters and Hausman
Lisa received her Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas. She is a member of the Texas Physical Therapy Association and the UTHSCSA Alumni Association. Lisa’s areas of clinical interest include manual therapy, treatment of the knee and shoulder, and vestibular conditions. Lisa is an active mother of two boys and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family outside of work.

Crystal Foerster, PT, DPT, MCMT

Licensed Physical Therapist at HealthLink Bitters and Overlook
Crystal's education and training include a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. She is an active member of the Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) and American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Although, Crystal enjoys working with a variety of diagnoses and patient populations, her main areas of clinical interest include orthopedics, sports related injuries, and pediatrics. In Crystal's spare time, she enjoys being active, spending time with family and friends, and doing crafts.

Georgia Groomer, PT, Cert. Vestibular Specialist

Georgia GroomerCertified Vestibular Specialist at Healthlink Bitters
Georgia L. Groomer, PT received a BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1991. She comes to Healthlink with 17 years of experience practicing in the field of Vestibular Rehabilitation. She earned her Herdman certificate of clinical competency in the diagnosis and treatment of vestibular disorders in 1999 and has had the opportunity to practice her unique vestibular skills and philosophies in a variety of settings ranging from multi-disciplinary regional balance centers to hospital-based outpatient facilities to diagnostic-based Otology/Neurotology practices. Georgia is a nationally recognized speaker and has produced and presented over 100 continuing education seminars nationwide since 2000. When she isn't traveling or working Georgia likes to stay busy spending quality time with her husband and her 6 children.

John Esparza, PTA

Licensed Physical Therapists Assistant at HealthLink Bitters and Overlook
John received his PTA license from St. Phillips College. He received a Mastery Certification in Manual Therapy (MCMT) and currently working on becoming Certified Kinesio Taping Instructor (CKTI). His clinical interest is Manual Therapy (joint mobilization, trigger point, and myofascial release), orthopedics, pediatric, and sports rehab. John is an avid cyclist, enjoys playing all sports, and working out.


Hecdris Collier, PT

Hecdris CollierLicensed Physical Therapists Assistant at HealthLink Bitters
Hecdris received her PTA license from St. Phillips College where she served as student ambassador and Presidential Scholar. Her clinical interest are Manual Therapy (joint mobilization, trigger point, and myofascial release), orthopedics, and neurological physical therapy. She is also a Level 1 Certified Reiki Practitioner. During her off time, Hecdris enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.


Lysette Burato, DPT

Lysette BuratoLysette graduated from Texas State University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She will begin a fellowship program in September of 2014 through the Manual Therapy Institute. Lysette’s passion is working with orthopedic and sport injuries, utilizing a manual therapy approach, and correcting underlying movement dysfunctions. Outside of work, Lysette enjoys working out and spending time with her family.


Derek Braden, DPT

Derek BradenDerek earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is an active member of the Texas Physical Therapy Association, American Physical Therapy Association, and the UTHSCSA Alumni Association. Derek’s areas of clinical interest include manual therapy, treatment of the knee and shoulder, and return to sport rehab. In his spare time Derek enjoys competing in half marathons, volunteering, and spending time at his family’s ranch.


Downtown:

Rosanna Lopez, PTA, MCMT

Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant at HealthLink Downtown
Rosanna has her Bachelors of Science from Incarnate Word College and Associates of Applied Science from St Phillips. Her clinical interests are in general orthopedics, amputee rehabilitation, and CVA rehabilitation. Rosanna has been a PTA for 17 years and has experience in Home Health, Acute Rehab, Inpatient Rehab, Pediatrics, and Outpatient Orthopedic settings. Rosanna enjoys playing recreational softball, volleyball, and enjoys running in her spare time. She also volunteers her time coaching San Antonio’s youth in girl’s fast pitch softball.

Azalea I. Flores, CKTP, MPT, PT, ATC, LAT

Rehab Supervisor at HealthLink Downtown
Azalea has a dual Masters Degrees in both Physical Therapy and Athletic Training from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas. She is an active member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and her areas of clinical interest include manual therapy, orthopaedics, and sports/athletics related injuries. An active athlete, Azalea enjoys playing basketball and working out in her spare time.

Emily R. Gerloff, M.S. SLP-Intern

Speech Language Pathologist at HealthLink Downtown
Emily received a Bachelors in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of North Texas. She completed practicum training in post-traumatic brain injury rehabilitation at Texas Health Harris Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. She also participated in the stroke rehabilitation team at Baylor Inpatient Rehab. Emily has been specially trained at the University of Texas Southwestern Clinical Center for Voice Care in evaluation and treatment of voice disorders, chronic cough, and Vocal Cord Dysfunction, as well as care and treatment post radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery due to head and neck cancer. Emily is continuing her education in swallowing treatments including electrical stimulation, vocal treatments for Parkinson's Disease and oral motor exercises for swallowing disorders and facial weakness.

Mary Holmes, PTA

Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant at HealthLink Downtown and Mission Trail
Mary received an Associates in Applied Sciences from St. Philip's College in 1975. Mary has worked in various different settings treating patients with mental and physical disabilities. At this time, Mary primarily treats orthopedic, neurological disorders and amputee disabilities. Mary continues to receive further knowledge on various subjects through continuing competency courses.

Hausman:

Lisa Moody, PT, MPT, CKTP

Licensed Physical Therapist at HealthLink Bitters and Hausman
Lisa received her Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas. She is a member of the Texas Physical Therapy Association and the UTHSCSA Alumni Association. Lisa’s areas of clinical interest include manual therapy, treatment of the knee and shoulder, and vestibular conditions. Lisa is an active mother of two boys and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family outside of work.

Ingram:

Valerie Romero, PTA

Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant at HealthLink Ingram
Valerie Romero obtained her Bachelor's of Science degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 2001. She received her massage therapy license from the Texas Healing Arts Institute in Austin, TX in 2002. She earned her Associates degree in Applied Sciences for Physical Therapist Assistant Program from Austin Community College in 2005. Valerie's primary experience in practice is in orthopedics, aquatic therapy, sport injuries, and spine. She is a certified Kinesiotape Practitioner and also has completed certifications under The McKenzie Institute for the lumbar and cervical spine. She is currently working towards a certification program through the Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute.

Adrian Cardona, PT


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Medical Center:

Ashley Simons, PT

ASimons
Biography coming soon.

Emily Gerloff, SLP-CCC

Speech Language Pathologist at HealthLink Downtown, Northeast and Medical Center
Emily received a Bachelors in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of North Texas. She completed practicum training in post-traumatic brain injury rehabilitation at Texas Health Harris Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. She also participated in the stroke rehabilitation team at Baylor Inpatient Rehab. Emily has been specially trained at the University of Texas Southwestern Clinical Center for Voice Care in evaluation and treatment of voice disorders, chronic cough, and Vocal Cord Dysfunction, as well as care and treatment post radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery due to head and neck cancer. Emily is continuing her education in swallowing treatments including electrical stimulation, vocal treatments for Parkinson's Disease and oral motor exercises for swallowing disorders and facial weakness.

Belia McNabb


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Cynthia Alexander, OTR, MS, CHT, CLT


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Mission Trail:

Robyn Baker, PT, MCMT

RobynLicensed Physical Therapist, Site Supervisor at HealthLink Mission Trail
Robyn received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX. Her clinical areas of focus include manual therapy and orthopedics. In her spare time, Robyn enjoys spending time with family and exercising.


Ray Tovey, PT

Licensed Physical Therapist at HealthLink Mission Trail
Ray received is Bachelor of Science Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Ray is a member of both the American Physical Therapy Association and the Texas Physical Therapy Association. His clinical specialty areas of focus include manual therapy and orthopedics. In his spare time, Ray enjoys traveling and cooking for family and friends.

Mary Holmes, PTA

Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant at HealthLink Mission Trail
Mary received an Associates in Applied Sciences from St. Philip's College in 1975. Mary has worked in various different settings treating patients with mental and physical disabilities. At this time, Mary primarily treats orthopedic, neurological disorders and amputee disabilities. Mary continues to receive further knowledge on various subjects through continuing competency courses.

Rochelle Martinez, PTA

Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant at HealthLink Mission Trail
Rochelle earned her Physical Therapist Assistant Degree in 2012 from St. Philips College. She enjoys working with a variety of patients including orthopedic cases, neurological cases, and cardiac therapy. In her spare time she loves spending time with her family and helping out at church.

Christine Bender, PT

Licensed Physical Therapist at HealthLink Mission Trail
Christine received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Southwestern University in Cebu City, Philippines. She is also a Physical Therapist Registered in the Philippines (PTRP). She enjoys working in an outpatient orthopedic setting. In her spare time, she loves to do outdoor activities with her husband and volunteer in activities of Filipino community in San Antonio.

Judy I. Johnson LOT, CHT

Certified Hand Therapist at HealthLink Mission Trail and Northeast
Judy's education and training include a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas. She is a member of the Texas Chapter of The American Society of Hand Therapists and has presented at a number of workshops over the years and covered topics including: Fracture Management of the Wrist and Fingers, Management Post Tendon Laceration, and recently presented at the Baptist Health System’s 14th Annual Orthopedic Conference. Her areas of clinical focus include treatment of hand, wrist, forearm, elbow and shoulder injuries/conditions (both traumatic and non-traumatic), pre and post surgical therapy, fractures, tendon lacerations and nerve trauma. In her spare time, Judy enjoys teaching English as a second language, and practicing her Spanish with her Spanish-speaking clients.

Northeast:

Amy Bean Givens, PT

Licensed Physical Therapist, Site Supervisor at HealthLink Northeast
Amy’s educational foundation, include a Masters in Physical Therapy and her clinical areas of interest include orthopedics, manual therapy and vestibular therapy. In her spare time, Amy enjoys running, reading and spending time with her family.


Judy I. Johnson LOT, CH

Certified Hand Therapist at HealthLink Mission Trail and Northeast
Judy's education and training include a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas. She is a member of the Texas Chapter of The American Society of Hand Therapists and has presented at a number of workshops over the years and covered topics including: Fracture Management of the Wrist and Fingers, Management Post Tendon Laceration, and recently presented at the Baptist Health System’s 14th Annual Orthopedic Conference. Her areas of clinical focus include treatment of hand, wrist, forearm, elbow and shoulder injuries/conditions (both traumatic and non-traumatic), pre and post surgical therapy, fractures, tendon lacerations and nerve trauma. In her spare time, Judy enjoys teaching English as a second language, and practicing her Spanish with her Spanish-speaking clients.

Kristan Johnson, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist for HealthLink Stone Oak and Northeast
Kristan received a Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University in Waco, Texas and a Masters of Science from the University of Texas- Dallas in Dallas, Texas in the field of Communication Disorders. She is a member and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Kristan is a certified provider for Vital Stim therapy. She enjoys working with adult and pediatric patients. Her areas of clinical interest include articulation and language development for children, neurological rehabilitation including disorders associated with aphasia, apraxia, and dysarthria, cognitive therapy, and dysphagia therapy to improve swallowing abilities. In her spare time, Kristan enjoys traveling, and spending time with her family.

Felix A. Nava, PTA, M.Ed., CKTP

Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant at HealthLink Northeast
Felix has been a licensed as a physical therapy assistant from St. Phillip’s Community College in San Antonio since 1991. He also attained a Masters of Education in Health Promotion and Kinesiology from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2007. He is certified as a clinical physical therapist assistant instructor and kinesiology instructor for the Alamo Community Colleges. Felix is also Kinesio Taping certified along with a diverse history of treatment experiences in neurological, movement disorders, geriatric and sports orthopedics. He possesses a strong knowledge in application and instruction of exercise in a rehabilitation and community settings. In addition, he is also a frequent participant in active community events and years of involvement in the organization of athletic youth events.

Cynthia Alexander, OTR, MS, CHT, CLT


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Overlook:

John Esparza, PTA, MCMT

Licensed Physical Therapists Assistant at HealthLink Bitters and Overlook
John received his PTA license from St. Phillips College. He received a Mastery Certification in Manual Therapy (MCMT) and currently working on becoming Certified Kinesio Taping Instructor (CKTI). His clinical interest is Manual Therapy (joint mobilization, trigger point, and myofascial release), orthopedics, pediatric, and sports rehab. John is an avid cyclist, enjoys playing all sports, and working out.


Crystal Foerster, PT, MCMT

Licensed Physical Therapist at HealthLink Bitters and Overlook
Crystal's education and training include a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. She is an active member of the Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) and American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Although, Crystal enjoys working with a variety of diagnoses and patient populations, her main areas of clinical interest include orthopedics, sports related injuries, and pediatrics. In Crystal's spare time, she enjoys being active, spending time with family and friends, and doing crafts.

Schertz:

Megan Tanguma, PTA, MCMT

Physical Therapist Assistant at Healthlink Schertz
Megan has earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology from University of Texas at San Antonio in 2008 and her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Austin Community College in 2012. Megan has obtained her Mastery Certification in Manual Therapy through Hands-On Seminars in December 2012. She enjoys working with the athletic population as well as in the outpatient orthopedic setting. She is an avid Dallas Cowboys and Longhorns fan!

Alisha Lopez, PT

Licensed Physical Therapist at HealthLink Schertz
Alisha received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2013 from Texas State University at San Marcos, Texas. She is a member of the Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). She enjoys working with orthopaedic patients with spine and extremity disorders, sports-related injuries, and cardiac rehabilitation patients. Alisha’s personal philosophy is to deliver hands-on care based on the most current research in order to achieve optimal results. As a recent graduate, Alisha plans to continue her education in orthopaedic and manual physical therapy. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to the beach, and rooting for her Pittsburgh Steelers!

Stone Oak:

Kristine Loveless, PT

Licensed Physical Therapist at HealthLink Stone Oak, Pelvic Health
Kristine graduated with BS in Anthropology from University of Pittsburgh in 2001. She received a Master of Science of Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 2003. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association: Women’s Section. Her clinical specialty is Women’s health and Pelvic Floor rehabilitation. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her husband and two children. She also enjoys running and signs up for a marathon/half marathon every chance she gets.

Brittany Elliott, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy at HealthLink Stone Oak
Brittany graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2009 from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas. She is currently finishing an Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship program that will be complete near the end of 2013. Her wide range of clinical experience, include treating a variety of diagnoses from orthopedics, both geriatric and pediatric, to sports-related injuries, post-operative orthopaedic patients, vestibular and cardiac issues, and patients with general deconditioning. Her true passion lies in orthopedic and manual physical therapy where she utilizes joint mobilizations and manipulations to restore optimal function and movement to get patient’s personal goals accomplished.

Chris Harty PT, DPT

Site Supervisor at HealthLink Stone Oak
Chris' education and training include a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA. He is currently completing fellowship training through the Manual Therapy Institute and his specialties include orthopedics with a focus in manual therapy. Additionally, Chris has worked extensively with female athletes in knee injury prevention programs. Outside of work, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and three energetic boys.

Cynthia Boyer, PT, DPT

Licensed Physical Therapist at HealthLink Stone Oak
Cynthia received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She is also a member of American Physical Therapy Association and a member of Texas Physical Therapy Association. Cynthia’s specialties include physical therapy and women and men's pelvic floor health. In her spare time, Cynthia enjoys hiking with her husband and dog around Texas State Parks.

Cheryl Villaret, PT, CLT

Certified Lymphedema Therapist at the Baptist Breast Center and Healthlink Stone Oak
Cheryl graduated with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA. Her varied background includes experience working in hospitals, acute rehab, nursing homes, outpatient and home health. She completed a 135 hour certification course in lymphedema therapy from Klose Training in 2011 and she holds an advanced qualification as a Cancer Exercise Specialist. Her areas of clinical focus include the treatment of lymphedema of the extremities and trunk as well as post breast cancer surgery rehab. Her services provide seamless care and continuity by following breast cancer patients from the hospital to the outpatient setting. Cheryl spends much of her time outside of work volunteering with her children's school and scouting activities.

Kristan Johnson, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist for HealthLink Stone Oak and Northeast
Kristan received a Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University in Waco, Texas and a Masters of Science from the University of Texas- Dallas in Dallas, Texas in the field of Communication Disorders. She is a member and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Kristan is a certified provider for Vital Stim therapy. She enjoys working with adult and pediatric patients. Her areas of clinical interest include articulation and language development for children, neurological rehabilitation including disorders associated with aphasia, apraxia, and dysarthria, cognitive therapy, and dysphagia therapy to improve swallowing abilities. In her spare time, Kristan enjoys traveling, and spending time with her family.

Westover:

Andrea Ochoa, PT, FAAOMPT

Licensed Physical Therapist at HealthLink Westover
Andrea received her Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and Fellowship training through the Manual Therapy Institute. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Physical Therapy through Texas Tech University and is expected to graduate in May 2013. Andrea is a Member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Texas Physical Therapy Association, and American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. Her clinical areas of focus include manual therapy and orthopedics. In her spare time, she enjoys working out and reading.

Tammie L. Crisp, PT, Cert. MDT

Licensed Physical Therapist, Site Coordinator at HealthLink Westover
Tammie received a Masters in Physical Therapy from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Her additional accreditations include being certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT)/McKenzie Method for the treatment of Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar and Mechanical Pain. Tammie’s areas of clinical interest are MDT, treatment of the spine, orthopedic and sports medicine, post CVA and neurological rehabilitation, and prosthetic management with gait training. In her spare time, Tammie enjoys running after her two children, playing recreational softball, and cheering on her husband's team that he coaches.

Adrian Cardona, PT


Picture and Biography coming soon.