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  • Katherine Sunderman

    Katherine SundermanPT, DPT, LAT, ATC

    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) Orthopaedic Residency.

    Dr. Sunderman enjoys working with orthopaedic 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.

  • Grant Bower

    Grant BowerPT, DPT

    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 orthopaedic injuries and worked with several professional athletes. His clinical expertise includes treating orthopaedic 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.​

  • Jason Brown

    Jason BrownPT, DPT, OCS

    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 Orthopaedic Residency and is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist (OCS).

    While studying, Dr. Brown worked with the Temple University Orthopaedic 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.

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  • Shaugn Mallari

    Shaugn MallariPT, DPT

    Dr. Shaugn Mallari earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.  He went on to pursue his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in Austin, TX, where he graduated with High Honors.

    Shaugn has experience treating a variety of patient populations in a variety of settings, including inpatient neurological rehabilitation, outpatient sports, and orthopedics.  His passion for treating the outpatient orthopedic population led him to continue his education through Evidence in Motion’s Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program and work towards becoming a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS).

    Shaugn was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA.  Surrounded by beaches and an abundance of hiking trails, he spent much of his free time outdoors exploring nature and swimming while living in Southern California. When he’s not in the clinic, Shaugn enjoys exploring the city of Austin and everything it has to offer.  His hobbies include stand up paddle boarding, playing tennis, enjoying the live music scene, trying new restaurants, and rooting for his Los Angeles sports teams.

  • Erica Ricchiuti

    Erica RicchiutiPT, DPT

    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 Orthopaedic 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.


  • Rebecca Sutton

    Rebecca SuttonPT, DPT

    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.