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.
The folks at TexPTS are caring, thoughtful, and very professional. They truly care about your injury and want you to get better! I would recommend them highly to anyone in need of physical therapy!
The therapists, are very nice, friendly, knowledgeable, and encouraging. Their assistants and the office staff are equally as nice and friendly. The facility is clean and spacious. All this together makes for a very pleasant rehab experience!
Austin – North (Balcones Woods)
Austin, TX 78759
Address & Contact11150 Research Blvd.
Austin, TX 78759 Get Directions p: (512) 794-8863 f: (512) 795-0688
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Meet the Staff
Dr. Leake received her undergraduate degree from the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs in 2002 and was accepted to the US Army Baylor Physical Therapy Program in San Antonio, Texas, where she graduated with her Masters degree in 2004. She went on to obtain her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Baylor University in 2007. In 2007, she also received her board certification as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS).
Dr. Leake has been practicing physical therapy for over 10 years and was a provider in the US Air Force from 2004 until 2012. During this time she practiced in a variety of settings including direct access physical therapy, acute care in a trauma center, physical therapy in a deployed clinic, and as an orthopedic specialist in the outpatient setting. She also had the opportunity to provide musculoskeletal care to prisoners of war in a detention center in Afganistan. Dr. Leake established and developed a Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic in Anchorage, Alaska where she practiced before leaving the Air Force and returning to Texas to join the TexPTS team. Prior to moving to Austin, Victoria ran a TexPTS clinic in San Antonio where she served the Stone Oak area and specialized in Sports Medicine and Orthopedic aftercare with a emphasis on shoulder rehabilitation.
Dr. Leake enjoys running her growing clinic in the North Austin area and experiencing all that Austin has to offer. In her spare time, she runs Town Lake, paddle boards, participates in her church community and enjoys going on culinary adventures around the city.
Sara received her Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapy Assistant from Austin Community College in May 2018. Additionally, she has been a licensed massage therapist for fifteen years and a certified cupping therapist since 2015.
Sara was raised in Rockford, Illinois, where she extensively studied dance since she was five years old, participating competitively and having the opportunity to travel all over the country. At the age of fourteen, Sara received a National Scholarship to study dance in Los Angeles, California at The Performing Arts Centre and Joe Tremaine Dance Studio. She has also had the opportunity to study at Hubbard Street Dance Company, River North Dance Company, and the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, Illinois.
After graduating high school, Sara attended University of Las Vegas Nevada for two years as a dance major. While studying dance in Las Vegas, Sara had the opportunity to dance professionally in shows at The Luxor, Mandalay Bay, and The Mirage. Her dance career also took her to Lake Tahoe and Atlantic City.
Sara then moved to the San Diego area, where she began her massage therapy education at the International School of Professional Bodywork in Pacific Beach, CA. Shortly after, Sara moved to Dallas, Texas, where she began her career in dance education and massage therapy. In 2007, Sara moved to Austin, Texas and continued teaching competitive dance at local studios and worked with The Lake Travis Cavalettes and Westwood Sundancers.
In her free time Sara loves taking her seven-year-old daughter to concerts and sporting events. She is a huge Green Bay Packers fan and Bikram Yoga enthusiast.
Dr. Jen Mitol received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2007. After passing her boards as a certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, she continued on at UIC to complete her Fellowship training in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. She joins the elite 1% of PT’s in the United States that are Fellows of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.
Her current area of interest is the neurophysiology of pain: why we feel it (and why sometimes we don’t…), and how we can use mechanical interventions (not pharmaceutical or surgical) to alter the pain system of our bodies. Dr. Mitol believes it is truly important to educate people about PT’s role in treating pain and how effective we really can be.
Dr. Mitol is an avid long-distance backpacker, trail runner and mountain biker and really enjoys exploring central Texas’ amazing trails with her dog, PennyTheAdventureMutt.
Dr. Patrick LaBrode earned his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with honors from The University of Texas at Austin before obtaining his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB).
Dr. LaBrode is currently pursuing the rigorous Orthopedic Residency Program through Evidence in Motion, which will place him in the top 5% of PTs nationwide for evidence-based training in orthopedics. He is excited to further his knowledge about different orthopedic conditions, applying the most effective and evidence-based interventions for his patients to help them achieve their goals as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Patrick is a native Texan who outside the clinic enjoys staying active with exercising, camping/hiking in the beautiful Texas hill country, spending quality time with family and friends, practicing his videography skills, and discovering new breweries and food spots throughout the ATX area.
Leigh Ann McDonald began her college career playing volleyball for University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, then transferred to Texas A&M University to complete her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a focus on Motor Behavior and Minor in Psychology. Later, she attended Austin Community College to fulfill a degree in becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant.
She brings 3 years of experience in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy as well as a love for rehabbing athletes, balance patients, and Alzheimer’s patients. She is completing her Orthopedic Certification Specialty certification for Physical Therapy Assistant’s (PTA) as of 2020, which will continue to progress her hands-on skills and approaches to treatments. She hopes to gain a certification in manual therapy, LSVT BIG treatment, and Neuroscience Education in the near future.
She is married to her best friend and adventure buddy, Sean, and they have a chocolate Labrador retriever named, Chief. They love traveling as much as they can and have lived in Peru at one point. You can often find her with her friends or relaxing in the Hill Country and she hopes to continue strengthening her Spanish and travel all over Europe sooner rather than later.
Sara received her Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapy Assistant from Austin Community College. Prior to that, Sara has been a licensed massage therapist for the past fifteen years. Sara has also been a certified cupping therapist.
Sara was raised in Rockford, Illinois, where she studied extensively studied dance since the age of 5. Sara participated in competitive dance and had the opportunity to travel all over the country. At the age of fourteen, Sara received a National Scholarship to study dance in Los Angeles, CA at The Performing Arts Centre and Joe Tremaine Dance Studio. Sara had the opportunity to study at Hubbard Street Dance Company, River North Dance Company and the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago Illinois.
After graduating high school, Sara attended University of Las Vegas Nevada for two years as a dance major. While studying dance in Las Vegas, Sara had the opportunity to dance professionally in shows at The Luxor, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. Sara’s dance career also took her to Lake Tahoe and Atlantic City.
Sara then moved to the San Diego area where she began her massage therapy education at the International School of Professional Bodywork in Pacific Beach, CA. Shortly after, Sara moved to Dallas, Texas where she began her career in dance education and massage therapy. Later on, Sara moved to Austin, Texas and continued teaching competitive dance at local studios and worked with The Lake Travis Cavalettes and Westwood Sundancers.
In her free time Sara loves taking her seven-year old daughter to concerts and sporting events. She is a huge Green Bay Packers fan and Bikram Yoga enthusiast.
Dr. Laura Chase earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree from Saint Louis University and then went on to earn both her Master’s and Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from
Saint Louis University. She earned her Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy through the McKenzie Institute USA. She recently completed continuing education in leadership/management through Evidence In Motion.
Laura has been in practice for over 20 years, treating patients of all ages with orthopedic issues. She enjoys helping others return to full function and meet their goals. Dr. Chase believes in educating patients and allowing them to take control of their care and get back to life.
In her free time, Laura enjoys playing soccer, running, and reading. She and her family enjoy camping and traveling. She lives in Austin, TX, with her husband and two children.