Physical Therapists

Houston Physical and Occupational Therapists

JOSH HUDSPETH PT, DPT

Josh is a Houston native born and raised in Magnolia Texas. He studied at Sam Houston State University and earned his Bachelors degree in Kinesiology. He then went on to earn his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. Josh is currently in the process of attaining his fellowship in orthopedic manual…

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JOSEPH MATHEWS, PT, DPT

Joseph Mathews received his Bachelors in Physical Therapy from India (1999), Masters in Physical Therapy from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas (2003) and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St Augustine, Florida (2010). He excelled both in academic and clinical realms receiving the award for “Best Outgoing Student” in his Bachelors program and “The…

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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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NIKOLE COCKER, PTA

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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