Physical Therapists

Houston Physical and Occupational Therapists

MICHAEL YOUNGBLOOD, PT

Michael attended Texas Tech University from 1979 to 1983. He went on to study Bachelors in Physical Therapy at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas (1985). He was a member of the “Alpha Eta Honor Society” and “Who’s Who Amongst College and University Students”. Michael has been a licensed Physical Therapist in Texas since 1985. During his…

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MARISOL MONASTERIO, OTR, CHT

Marisol Monasterio is originally from Caracas, Venezuela. She received her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Psychology from the University of Houston in 1997, and Master degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 2001. Ms. Monasterio received her Certification in Hand Therapy in 2006. She has been trained in advanced orthotics for the upper and lower extremity, and has…

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SHAWN BROOKS PT, DPT, FAAOMPT

Shawn is a Houston native, born and raised in Katy. He studied at Texas State University to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Sports Science and then his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Following graduation from physical therapy school, Shawn completed his fellowship in orthopedic manual physical therapy from the Manual Therapy Institute. He uses a combined approach of movement analysis…

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SINI MATHEWS, PT, DPT

Sini Mathew is a native of Pennsylvania, graduated magna cum laude from Temple University with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. She then went on to pursue her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple as well. After graduating, Sini worked for over two years focusing on general orthopedics and geriatrics, specializing in neuromuscular rehabilitation and injury/fall prevention, after which, she…

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MANDI FOLGER, PT, DPT

Originally from the DFW area (Grapevine), Mandi attended Houston Baptist University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology with a minor in Kinesiology. She played Division I soccer for four years at HBU and graduated Cum Laude with honors including Tri Beta Biological Honor Society, Alpha Chi Honor Society and Great West Academic All-Conference Team. She then attended Texas…

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Erin Aspaas, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT

Erin was born and raised in Plano, TX. She attended Oklahoma State University where she got her Bachelor’s Degree in Nutritional Sciences. She then went on to pursue her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She is currently in the process of attaining her fellowship in orthopedic manual physical therapy through the Manual…

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Elorie Komorita, PT, DPT

Elorie Komorita, PT, DPT comes to us as a recent graduate with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in Austin, Texas. Before that, she received a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology from the University of Houston in 2015, where she graduated with high honors. Her specific approach to physical therapy involves utilization of…

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Tony Partlow, PT, DPT, MS

Tony Partlow, PT, DPT is the newest physical therapist to join us here at AOSM. He comes to us with years of expertise and experience under his belt, beginning with the completion of his Bachelors in Exercise Science in 2002 and his Masters in Anatomy in 2004, both from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He then went on to…

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Jim Laclede, PT, DPT

Jim Leclede, PT, DPT was born and raised in Carrollton, Texas. He attended and graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise and Sport Sciences. He then traveled to Northern California where he worked as a Naturalist and Challenge Course Specialist in the Redwood National Forest, and then to Fort Collins, Colorado. He then attended and…

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AJ Gaeta PT, DPT

AJ Gaeta, PT, DPT joined Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in October of 2021. AJ Gaeta is a native of Indiana graduating with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Indiana University in 2019. Prior to that, he graduated from Purdue University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Movement and Sports Sciences. AJ brings us 2 years of work experience…

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Gina Hisky, PT, DPT

Gina Hisky, PT, DPT joined Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in October of 2021. She was born and raised in Granite, MD. She attended Towson University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. She then went on to pursue her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Maryland Baltimore. During her clinical rotations she developed a passion…

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MEAGHAN HOLMES, OTR/L

Originally from Lawrence, Kansas, Meaghan received her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Evansville in 2015. During her four years at UE, she played Division I volleyball for the Purple Aces, and was a member of the Sigma Alpha Pi Honor Society. Meaghan then received her Master’s in Occupational Therapy from the University of Kansas in 2019….

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Tara Krueger, OT

Tara Krueger, OTR Born in Illinois and raised in the Spring/Tomball area, Tara is now a part of our permanent team of occupational therapists after working with us as an OT Technician. Most recently, she graduated from the MOT program at Texas Women’s University in Houston. Prior to TWU, she attended Stephen F. Austin State University from 2014-2018 and graduated…

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NIKOLE COCKER, PTA, OMTS

Nikole is a native Houstonian who earned her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Houston. After graduating, Nikole attended Houston Community College where she earned her license as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Nikole is compassionate and committed to her patients as a new graduate pursuing her career at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. After playing soccer on a…

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ELIZABETH S. LAFATA, PTA

Elizabeth comes from a family background of physical therapy. Her mother is a physical therapist, and Elizabeth grew up in her family’s practice. Here she discovered her passion for the human body, how it works, and her desire to help people heal. After graduating high school, Elizabeth pursued a physical therapy aide job while continuing her education to earn her…

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Grace Kinder, PTA

  Grace is originally from Waco, TX and has recently moved to the Houston area within the last year. Grace attended McLennan Community College in Waco where she recently graduated from the PTA program with honors. She has completed a wide range of clinicals in hospitals, orthopedic outpatient, and pediatrics. Grace has known she has wanted to work in physical therapy…

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