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  • 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.
  • Sara Marantz

    Sara MarantzPTA

    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.

  • Jen Mitol

    Jen MitolPT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

    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 Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist, she continued on at UIC to complete her Fellowship training in Orthopaedic 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.

  • Ariana Oliveira

    Ariana OliveiraPT, DPT

    Dr. Ariana Oliveira graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University, before attending University of St. Augustine where she graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy.

    She completed her clinicals in Outpatient Ortho, Pediatrics, Neurological rehab. Dr. Oliveira enjoys working with all different populations and age ranges, from kiddos around 2 years old to our wonderful geriatric population.

    Outside the Clinic She loves to be outdoors running the tails with her dog Nikko, paddle boarding and enjoying big family dinners.

  • Marcus Sorenson

    Marcus SorensonPT, DPT

    Marcus received his Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy from The University of North Dakota in 2000.  He then went on to earn his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The University of North Dakota as well.

    Marcus has spent 5 years of his career performing outpatient/orthopedic physical therapy with an emphasis on sports medicine. He has been the team physical therapist for many minor league professional sports teams: Austin Wranglers, Corpus Christi Sharks, Corpus Christi Hammerheads, Corpus Christi Rayz, Corpus Christi Aviators. He has also spent 13 years of his career performing home health physical therapy throughout Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and Austin communities.

    When not in the clinic Marcus loves to spend time outdoors with family and friends. He enjoys swimming, playing sports, and cooking. Marcus also likes to travel and see new sights. He hopes to someday become an apprentice for a chef in France or Italy.
  • 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.

  • Connor Vang

    Connor VangLPTA

    Connor received his Associate of Applied Science of Physical Therapist Assistant from Pima Medical Institute in February of 2019. Additionally, he has experience working with professional and collegiate athletes as a private skills trainer in Las Vegas.

    He completed his clinical affiliations with an emphasis on Outpatient Orthopaedics and Neuro. He enjoys seeing patients from all ages, ranging from post-operation rehabilitation to amputee and prosthetic training as well as neuro and stroke rehab. Providing the best quality of care with evidence-based practice and compassion is his priority.

    When Connor is not at the clinic, he is spending time with his family, playing basketball, and exploring his new city of Austin.