Alyson EllisPT, DPT, OCS
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Alyson is the Clinic Director at the Gruene and New Braunfels locations.
Alyson Ellis was born in Youngstown, Ohio and received her clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy from Youngstown State University. She completed the orthopedic residency through EIM and earned her OCS and TPS certifications.
Alyson’s passions include treating persistent pain and facilitating social/emotional intelligence growth in staff. Currently, she is a clinic director for Texas Physical Therapy Specialists – Leading both the Gruene and New Braunfels clinics.
In her spare time, Alyson loves to spend time with her husband, Jeff, and her golden retriever, Phoebe.
Alexandra (Ali) Higgins
Alexandra (Ali) HigginsPT, DPT, OCS
Alexandra (Ali) Higgins earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW). Prior to UIW, she graduated from Vassar College with her Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and Behavior and a correlate sequence in Religious Studies. She completed her orthopaedic residency through Evidence In Motion in 2017 and became a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS) in 2018. She has also completed a certification in neurologic clinic practice through NeuroRTI.
Dr. Higgins enjoys working with orthopaedic patients of all ages with a particular interest in addressing neurological related pathologies.
A former collegiate basketball and soccer player, Ali participated in two NCAA basketball tournaments and a combined four conference championships. She is currently the only athlete in Vassar’s history to start in conference championships in two different sports. She continues to stay active through Crossfit and enjoys hanging out with her dog, Georgie.
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Marcy received her Associate of Applied Science as a Physical Therapist Assistant while in the air force. During her 20 years serving, she also completed an Associate of Applied Science in Avionics Systems Technology.
Throughout the course of her career, Marcy has had the opportunity to develop her skills in a variety of venues, including deployment in support of a contingency during Operation Desert Storm, outpatient orthopaedics, wound care, pediatrics, and sports medicine. She continues to be passionate about making a positive impact on her patient’s lives. In 2017, Marcy achieved a specialized certification in pain neuroscience education in her pursuit to help others living with persistent pain. She is currently advancing her skills by seeking to attain a specialty certification in orthopaedics and manual lymphatic drainage.
Marcy met her husband Jeff while stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Over the years, they were blessed with four wonderful children. In her downtime, Marcy enjoys spending time with family, interval training, yoga, listening to music, and participation in church and outdoor activities.
Tyler TracyPT, DPT
Dr. Tyler J. Tracy earned his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Texas State University. After graduation, he worked as a government investigator for several years before pursuing a career in physical therapy. He later attended graduate school at Texas State University and earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy. He is currently furthering his education in the Manual Therapy Certification program through Evidence in Motion and is working toward becoming an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS).
Tyler believes that the best healthcare is delivered relationally and that ideal treatment is both evidence based and individualized to each client’s unique, functional goals. He has a passion for people, and strives to create a therapeutic alliance with each client he serves.
Tyler’s wife, Carissa, is also a physical therapist who practices in the pediatric setting. Together, they have been blessed with two beautiful children, Jonah and April. Tyler is an avid sports fan, a terrible golfer, and a travel junkie.