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Austin - Northeast

  • 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.