Even when there is not a pandemic, I think I would choose to do telehealth physical therapy because I’ve gotten great results in less time with a more flexible schedule. The ease of telehealth took away my excuses for not attending, which was half the battle.
Buck asks insightful questions and is a good listener. I feel we have established a clear picture of the issues, and continue to update this as the treatment evolves. Buck has assigned PT exercises which I see as insightful and get right to the core of the issues.
Courteous staff, excellent PTs, flexible scheduling. I highly recommend TexPTS. Excellent outcome with my shoulder therapy. Injuries happen; when anyone in my family needs a PT in the future, they’re headed to TexPTS!
The therapy I have received at Texas Physical Therapy Specialists is first rate in every regard. The entire team is extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and compassionate. I have already made significant improvement in just three weeks.
I have had a great experience with everyone at Texas Physical Therapy Specialists. Such a friendly, laid back, and encouraging environment. They are on top of their game, and you can tell by the way they greet patients, work with them, and manage their team.
Austin – Far West
Austin, TX 78731
Meet the Staff
Dr. Sato received her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington before earning her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) in the university’s 3-3 program in 2003. She began her practice in private outpatient physical therapy and spent over a decade in Tacoma, where she also became a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) by the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Sato later relocated to Boston and continued her career at Massachusetts General Hospital for several years before moving to Austin in 2019.
While Dr. Sato enjoys working with patients with a variety of orthopedic conditions, she has a special interest in post-operative and sports rehabilitation and plans to pursue a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification. Dr. Sato is also a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) and is passionate about treating this population as well as breast cancer patients and survivors.
When not in the clinic, Dr. Sato enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family. Originally from Hawaii, Dr. Sato feels at home in Austin’s warm weather climate which supports her active lifestyle geared toward hiking, swimming, biking, golf, soccer, and running. As a lifelong athlete (former collegiate soccer player) and avid sports fan, she loves to watch/attend sporting events, especially MLB games.
Dr. Frank Shott earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from the Texas State University. Prior to attending Texas State, he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Dance and the Humanities from St. Edwards University while working fulltime as a professional ballet dancer with Ballet Austin.
His 16 years as a principal dancer with Ballet Austin instilled an appreciation of lifelong learning, passion, persistence, and dedication to injury prevention and rehabilitation. Strong firsthand knowledge of movement, injuries, and positive rehab experiences combined with time spent becoming licensed as a massage therapist, diving into marketing, and completing the revolutionary “Level Up Initiative” mentorship program have also served to strengthen his skills as a therapist. Frank is currently pursuing his overarching goal of becoming a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist with TexPTS and Evidence In Motion so that he may continue to improve his abilities and better serve every person that walks through his door.
When he is not in the clinic, Frank enjoys remaining active. Some of his favorite activities include reading, cooking, swimming, going to live theater and dance performances, and spending every moment he can with his daughter.