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  • David Browder

    David BrowderPT, DPT, OCS

    David Browder is the Regional Director in Austin and a co-owner of Texas Physical Therapy Specialists.

    A distinguished graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, David Browder received his Masters of Physical Therapy degree from the Army-Baylor Physical Therapy program in 1999. He then completed several post-professional programs while practicing in the US Air Force, including a MS in Advanced Orthopedic PT and a post-professional Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Browder has also attained Board Certification in Orthopedics (OCS) and completed the Center for Rehab Services and University of Pittsburgh Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship. More recently he completed Evidence In Motion’s Executive Program in Private Practice Management and the University of Texas at Dallas, Jindahl School of Management’s certificate program in professional executive coaching.

    Dr. Browder left the Air Force to join TexPTS in 2008. As the Regional Director for TexPTS in Austin, Dr. Browder splits his time between leadership and management, teaching and patient care. Low back pain, neck pain and headaches are special areas of interest. He has instructed continuing education courses for many years in these areas and has authored and coauthored several publications in peer-reviewed journals (Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Manual Therapy, Spine, Physical Therapy). He was awarded the 2004 Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy ‘George J. Davies – James A. Gould Excellence in Clinical Inquiry Award’.

    Dr. Browder has 2 children – both boys and both swimmers. He can often be found at 5 AM on Saturday mornings cheering them on. He enjoys challenging himself with exercise programs like P90X and the occasional home improvement or woodworking project.

  • Nick DiSarro

    Nick DiSarroPT, DPT

    Dr. DiSarro received his Bachelor of Health Science and Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Florida. He is currently furthering his education in a Manual Therapy Certification program through Evidence In Motion and is working toward becoming an Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS).

    Dr. DiSarro has focused his career primarily in outpatient orthopaedics, with special skills including Selective Functional Movement Assessment and Trigger Point Dry Needling. He also has experience in acute care, inpatient rehab, and trauma settings.  Providing evidenced-based care and connecting with patients through empathy and education are his top priorities.

    Having lived and worked in Florida and North Carolina, he and his wife, Amanda, are excited for new adventures in Austin. Outside the clinic, he enjoys live music, playing guitar, stand up paddleboarding, rock climbing, golf, and experiencing all that Austin has to offer.

  • Marisa Hosseini

    Marisa HosseiniPT, DPT

    Dr. Marisa Hosseini is a graduate of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Texas Woman’s University in Houston, TX.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Texas A&M University in College Station. She is currently continuing her education in a Manual Therapy Certification program through Evidence In Motion, and is working toward becoming an Orthopaedic Certified Specialist.
    Dr. Hosseini enjoys treating a variety of orthopaedic conditions, ranging from high school athletes to older adults looking to return to their full functional potential.
    She enjoys spending her free time outdoors riding her bike, hiking and being on the lake. If she is not outdoors in Austin, she can be found traveling and exploring new destinations.
  • Jamie Thurman

    Jamie ThurmanPT, DPT, OCS

    Dr. Jamie Thurman is the Clinic Director at the Balcones Woods clinic.

    Dr. Jamie Thurman is a graduate of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at University of California, San Francisco. She received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology at Chico State University in California. She recently completed an Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency through Evidence In Motion and obtained her board certification as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS). Dr. Thurman is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

    While studying, Dr. Thurman worked in various settings, including a pediatric sports medicine center and a U.S. Air Force Base. She enjoys treating all orthopaedic conditions, ranging from post-operative care and acute injuries to chronic pain.

    Dr. Thurman was born and raised in San Francisco, California, where her family still resides. In her spare time, Dr. Thurman enjoys wakeboarding on Lake Austin, paddle boarding on Town Lake, and enjoying the live music in Austin.