Austin – West Lake
Address & Contact4300 Westbank Drive
Westlake Hills, TX 78746 Get Directions phone: (512) 306-8071 fax: (512) 306-8518
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- Hours may differ due to COVID-19. Please call our clinic for updated hours.
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- 7:00AM - 4:00PM
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We understand how frustrating it is to feel trapped by pain and limitations. Our team is here to listen to you and create a treatment plan to get you back to the life you love. Take your first step toward living a pain-free life.
Westlake Hills, TX 78746
Services Offered at This Location
- AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill®
- Back Pain
- Blood Flow Restriction Training
- Chronic Pain
- Motor Vehicle Accident
- Orthopedic & Manual PT
- Podiatry Issues
- Post-Concussion Therapy
- Post-COVID Therapy
- Sports & Performance PT
- Telehealth Services
- TMJ Disorder
- Vestibular Imbalance
- Weight Loss/Metabolic Conditions
Meet the Staff
Ryan Ylanan graduated from Baylor University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT). He also received his Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology from California State University East Bay (CSUEB). During his time at CSUEB, Dr. Ylanan performed sports psychology research, lectured undergraduate courses, and was selected to present at the 31st Annual CSU Research Competition at Cal Poly State University San Luis Obispo. Currently, Dr. Ylanan is enrolled in Evidence In Motion’s Sports Residency Program to become a Sports Clinical Specialist and is a national member of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Growing up in Hayward, California, Dr. Ylanan has experience coaching hundreds of youth athletes around the Bay Area emphasizing injury prevention, performance, and community outreach. He has a passion to help all athletes reach their highest potential regardless of age, sport, or level of competition. Dr. Ylanan believes Nike founder, Phil Knight’s saying, “If you have a body, you’re an athlete.”
Outside of the clinic, Ryan enjoys traveling and sports such as volleyball, basketball, and Muay Thai with 5 years of competitive experience. When he’s not working with patients, Ryan enjoys Austin’s live music and food scene, working out, and hiking.
Dr. David Romero graduated from the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado, with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Romero is currently working to become a Sports Certified Specialist (SCS) through Evidence In Motion’s (EIM) Sports Residency Program. Dr. Romero is a national member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and is a part of both the Orthopedic and Sports Sections. Dr. Romero was also a research assistant during his time at The Ohio State working in a 3D motion capture lab studying the biomechanics, force production and performance following a high ankle sprain during the acute, sub-acute, and chronic phases of rehabilitation.
Dr. Romero will provide patient-specific and evidence-based treatment to support and improve his patient’s rehabilitation potential. He loves working with a diverse population of athletes regardless of sport, age, or level of competition with extensive personal experience in baseball and martial arts as a former catcher and 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. Dr. Romero is a huge advocate for injury prevention and highly motivated to help athletes and patients return to what they love doing on and off the field.
Outside of the clinic, David enjoys bringing out his competitive spirit playing pickup games of all kinds from volleyball to spike ball. While in Colorado, David enjoyed snowboarding, camping, and hiking with friends as often as possible including summitting two “fourteeners” in one day. He looks forward to exploring Austin and getting out on the water to paddle board. Originating from Massachusetts, David is an avid Boston sports fan as well as a huge supporter of his alma mater, The Ohio State Buckeyes.
Dr. Whittemore is the Westlake Clinic Director.
J.D. Whittemore graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) and completed his undergraduate work at Louisiana Tech University, receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotion. While at the University of Central Arkansas, Dr. Whittemore worked as a research assistant. Through his work as a research assistant he was able to co-author research regarding the test-retest reliability of graded exercise testing, which was published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Dr. Whittemore is a national member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), as well as the orthopedic and sports sections of the APTA. He completed his sports physical therapy residency through Evidence In Motion.
Utilizing his skill and knowledge as a Board Certified Sports Specialist (SCS), Dr. Whittemore enjoys working with athletes of all levels. As a sports specialist he is equipped with the skill and knowledge to help athletes on the field and in the clinic, a process that continues throughout their injury and recovery until they can return to what they love.
In his spare time, J.D. enjoys playing a variety of sports and other outdoor activities. He has completed multiple half-ironman distance races among other triathlons and obstacle course races. Dr. Whittemore is also an active member of LifeAustin Church, volunteering with the church’s youth and young adult groups. Additionally, he enjoys time out on his SUP and taking his Weimaraner, Dutch, to Zilker Park.
Paul Lietz III earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of St. Augustine. Prior to that, Paul obtained his Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida.
Paul is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and is most interested in treating sports injuries.
In his free time, Paul enjoys MMA, Muay Thai, boxing, powerlifting, and dancing.
Hear what other TexPTS patients have to say.
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!