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 – Northeast
Austin, TX 78727
Meet the Staff
Dr. Brown is the Austin – Northeast Clinic Director.
Dr. Jason Brown attended Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he earned both a degree in Kinesiology and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT). He has completed his Orthopedic Residency and is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS).
While studying, Dr. Brown worked with the Temple University Orthopedic and Sports Medicine team, Lung Center, and Burn Unit. He enjoys treating all conditions, but has a special interest in common injuries and complex surgical management of the shoulder and upper body. Dr. Brown also developed and runs TexPTS’ industrial medicine and wellness program at the Parmer clinic.
When living in the Northeast, he enjoyed hiking along the Appalachian Trail, camping, mountain biking, river rafting, snow skiing and snowboarding. In Austin, Dr. Brown’s hobbies include boating and water sports, culinary arts, home brewing and woodworking. He also enjoys visiting family in Colorado, where he can hike and camp at elevation. His wife, Lisa, is a Registered Nurse with Seton Hospital. Their rescued Maine coon cat, Lady, and their rescued Boxer, Bentley, inspire them to keep active volunteering with the Austin Boxer Rescue.
Katherine Sunderman was born and raised in Hutto, TX. She graduated from Texas Wesleyan University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Athletic Training and then received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from South College in Knoxville, TN. She is currently undergoing the Evidence In Motion’s (EIM) Orthopedic Residency.
Dr. Sunderman enjoys working with orthopedic patients of all ages, with special interest in tactical athletes, sports athletes and persistent pain.
Katherine enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, Brian, and two dogs Ma Deuce and Reveille. A former collegiate volleyball player, she enjoys catching a game whenever she can and running to stay active.
Dr. Grant Bower earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at Penn State University and his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Pittsburgh. During his undergraduate and graduate careers, Grant was a student athlete in cross-country, track and field, and triathlon.
During Dr. Bower’s studies, he gained experience working in the UPMC medical system in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There, he was exposed to a variety of orthopedic injuries and worked with several professional athletes. His clinical expertise includes treating orthopedic injuries of the spine, hip, and lower extremity, as well as running injuries. He is continuing his education through Evidence In Motion’s Manual Therapy Certification Program and working toward becoming a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS).
In his free time, he enjoys traveling, and generally being active. Some of his hobbies include competing in marathon and triathlon races, mountain biking, camping, hiking, watching Penn State football games (We Are!), and playing with his Alaskan Malamute, Rocky.
Erica Ricchiuti earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Florida. Following her year as a Florida Gator, she attended South College in Knoxville, TN, where she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT). Erica began working with Texas Physical Therapy Specialists as a student intern for the last rotation of her Doctorate curriculum. She stayed on full time after graduation as a physical therapist while furthering her education through Evidence In Motion’s Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program.
Erica was born and raised in the South Florida region. She grew up surrounded by sharks and alligators in Florida’s unique wilderness. As a result, she has developed a love for the ocean and marine animals. One of Erica’s favorite activities back home in Florida is kayaking and exploring the mangrove trees.
As a dog mom, Erica likes to explore the Austin area in her free time with her Australian Shepherd mix named, Dallas. On the weekends, she frequents coffee shops around Austin. Erica is excited to explore all that Austin has to offer, including live music and all of the dog friendly establishments.
Dr. Rebecca Sutton earned her Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana before earning her Master’s degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. She then went on to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from South College in Knoxville, Tennessee where she graduated with honors and earned the Service and Citizenship award.
Prior to joining the TexPTS team, she has worked with a large variety of populations that has ranged from hospital acute care to professional and Olympic level sports. She has a special interest in working in outpatient orthopedics and sports physical therapy. She enjoys working with athletes of all levels and believes that she plays a vital role in empowering her patients to live a healthy and active lifestyle. These passions and desire to be a life-long learner have led her to pursue Evidence in Motion’s (EIM) Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency and is working towards becoming a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) with plans to continue on to also become a board certified Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS).
Becca was born and raised in Illinois where she enjoyed playing soccer her whole childhood leading to a career in college. She has enjoyed living in many different places but is now happy to call Austin, Texas home. Becca now enjoys running, CrossFit, hiking, and discovering the food and live music scene that Austin has to offer.
Camilla received her degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2018 through South University in Austin, TX. In addition, she has completed an Orthopedic Specialty Certification through Evidence in Motion. She is interested in expanding her knowledge and growing as a clinician in the field of Orthopedics & pain science.
Camilla’s passion for Physical Therapy stems from her own experience with it and for her desire to improve quality of life for others. She aims to get patients performing at their best functional capacity to allow them to continue participating in the activities that they enjoy. She has lived in Texas most of her life, and loves to continue exploring every corner of her state and traveling to explore others. She enjoys remaining active through various activities such as hiking, biking, playing spike-ball or volleyball. In her down time she enjoys playing card games with her friends & family or spending time with her pets.
Born and raised in Houston, TX, Dr. Rachel Clark earned her Bachelor’s degrees in Kinesiology – Exercise Science and Dance right here in Austin, TX at The University of Texas in 2017. She continued her education earning a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Baylor University in 2019.
Her passion for helping others began at a young age and continued to grow culminating into the caring profession of physical therapy. She has worked in a variety of settings from inpatient rehab to outpatient sports rehab, but has found that her passion lies within the outpatient orthopedic and sports setting. Rachel believes her profession requires a dedication to life-long learning and advancement. Her commitment for deepened knowledge led her to pursue the Evidence in Motion (EIM) Orthopedic Residency which is allowing her to further her knowledge and experience. After completing her orthopedic residency and becoming an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), Rachel hopes to take the next step and complete the Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS) Residency as well.
In her free time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her dog, Skye, hiking on the trails of Austin, health and fitness, taking dance classes, and catching up with friends. She is excited to continue to explore the variety of waterways in and around Austin now that she has returned to Austin to pursue her career.