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  • Alyssa Balasko

    Alyssa BalaskoPT, DPT

    Born and raised in North Olmsted, Ohio, Alyssa attended Ohio University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology. She then went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from South College in Knoxville, TN. Alyssa is a current Orthopaedic Resident working towards becoming a Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist through Evidence In Motion.

    Alyssa enjoys working with orthopaedic patients of all ages and conditions, but has a special passion for treating patients with knee pain. Her goals for the future include working with the amputee population in an outpatient setting.

    As an Ohio native, Alyssa is a loyal Cleveland sports fan and catches a game whenever she has spare time. She loves living in Texas, but misses Ohio’s fall and snowy winters.

  • Brett Beuning

    Brett BeuningPT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

    Brett Beuning holds a clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy, graduating from Regis University in 2006. He is Board Certified in Orthopaedic (OCS) physical therapy, and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT).

    Dr. Beuning is the Program Director for Evidence In Motion’s Clinical Excellence Network, a national program for physical therapy clinical education. He is faculty in both the post-doctoral residency and fellowship programs for Evidence In Motion, and teaches in Evidence In Motion’s Resident Virtual Rounds program. He also acts as a Residency Mentor Leader for residents and regularly mentors fellows, residents and interns in clinic.

    Dr. Beuning and his wife, Debra, have three children. He and his family have spent most of their lives in the cold climates of Minnesota and Colorado. In his spare time, he enjoys music, woodworking and playing hockey. The Beuning family enjoys camping, hiking, biking, and skiing.

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  • Alyson Ellis

    Alyson EllisPT, DPT, OCS

    Alyson is the Clinic Director at the New Braunfels location.

    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.

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  • Kayte Forester

    Kayte ForesterPT, DPT

    Born and raised in Grand Prairie, TX, Kayte attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, majoring in Kinesiology. Intrigued by the field of academica and research, she decided to pursue graduate school at Texas State University. As a graduate student Kayte collaborated with the exercise science, nutrition, and physical therapy departments to research behavior change theories, and at that time decided to pursue a doctorate in physical therapy. Kayte went on to attend South College in Knoxville, TN, where she graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT).

    Kayte enjoys treating orthopaedic patients of all ages with special interests in behavior change, lymphedema, and the female athlete triad.

    Outside of the clinic, Kayte likes to run, play with her three dogs, listen to live music, paint, play guitar, and laugh. She’s also trained as an opera singer for two years, ran a marathon, is a published author, and has traveled to 10 countries.

  • Lucinda Freeman

    Lucinda FreemanPT, DPT

    Born and raised in Camp Wood, Texas, Lucinda received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Angelo State University. She then went on to complete her Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Currently, Lucinda is an Orthopaedic Resident working towards working towards becoming a Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist and is certified in Trigger-Point Dry Needling.

    Lucinda enjoys treating all orthopaedic patients but has a special interest in post-operative rehab, as she loves going through each stage of the process with the patients. She also gets to see the biggest transformation and change in the patient’s abilities to complete the activities the enjoy from start to finish.

    Outside the clinic, Lucinda enjoys spending time outside with her husband, Chas, and her two dogs, Harley and Zeus. In the fall, she loves watching a good game of University of Texas football.

  • Jordan Fuentes

    Jordan FuentesPTA

    Jordan earned an associate degree in Kinesiology from San Antonio College before graduating from Concorde Career College’s Physical Therapist Assistant program.

    While he is fascinated by every condition he encounters, he is particularly interested in treating patients with neuromuscular and cardiovascular conditions.

    When he’s not in the clinic, Jordan can be found spending quality time with his girlfriend, Kelsey, and two-year-old son, Jace, camping or fishing, or playing recreational basketball.

  • David G. Greathouse

    David G. GreathousePT, PhD, ECS, FAPTA

    David G. Greathouse is  the Director of Clinical Electrophysiology Services at TexPTS.  He holds a BA in biology and physical education from Marshall University, a Certificate in Physical Therapy from the D.T. Watson School of Physiatrics, and a MS (Education/Physical Therapy) and PhD (Anatomy) from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Greathouse is a Diplomate, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.

    From 1970-1996, Dr. Greathouse served in the United States Army attaining the rank of Colonel. Colonel Greathouse had clinical assignments at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (staff therapist), Washington, DC; Irwin Army Community Hospital (assistant chief), Ft. Riley, KS; Brooke Army Medical Center (staff therapist), Fort Sam Houston, TX; and 196th Station Hospital (Chief PT), Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), Mons, Belgium. From 1985-1990, Dr. Greathouse was the Director, U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Physical Therapy, Fort Sam Houston, TX. From 1990-1993, Colonel Greathouse served as the Chief, Physical Therapist Section, Office of The Surgeon General, Falls Church, VA; and from 1993-1996, he was the Chief, Army Medical Specialist Corps, Office of The Surgeon General, Falls Church, VA.

    From 1996-2005, Dr. Greathouse served as the founding chair and associate dean of the Belmont University School of Physical Therapy, Nashville, TN. During this time, he also was an Adjunct Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine where he was a member of the anatomy team teaching gross anatomy to the first year medical students. Dr. Greathouse also was a Clinical Electrophysiologist (EMG/NCS) in the Neurology Clinic, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Ft. Campbell, KY.

    Dr. Greathouse has published over 50 manuscripts and 9 book chapters/monologues, and has given over 100 professional presentations. He is currently a member of the International Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT), and a manuscript reviewer for Physical Therapy and Clinical Anatomy. He served as the President, JOSPT BOD from 2005-2014. Dr. Greathouse is a past member of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (1989-1993 and 2005-2009; Chair 1991-1993); Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (2005-2009); Research Advisory Committee (1991-1997) and Scientific Review Committee (1998-2001) for the Foundation for Physical Therapy; and an Associate Editor for JOSPT (1996-1998). He was a recipient of the Clinical Electrophysiology Section (APTA) Award of Excellence in 1999. Dr. Greathouse was named a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA in 2006. In 2013, Dr. Greathouse was inducted into the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences Hall of Fame.

    His current teaching positions include the U.S. Army-Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy, Fort Sam Houston, TX (Adjunct Professor); Creighton University DPT Program, Omaha, NE (Professor, contributed services basis); Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, UT (Adjunct Faculty); U.S. Army- Baylor University Post-Professional Doctoral Program in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX (Adjunct Clinical Faculty); and Texas State University DPT Program, San Marcos, TX (Adjunct Professor).

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  • Francisco Melendez

    Francisco MelendezPT, DPT

    Dr. Melendez attended the University of Texas at El Paso where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2010 and his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2012. He became an Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS) in 2015. He also became a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT) in 2019.

    Dr. Melendez enjoys using his education to treat patients of all backgrounds, but especially loves treating lower back pain, neck, and shoulder pain. He takes special interest in pain neuroscience education and manual therapy interventions. Dr. Melendez finds it rewarding to help his patients enjoy their lives without persistent pain.

    When not in the clinic, Dr. Melendez enjoys spending time with his wife Elena. They love being active and can often be found outdoors camping, hiking, and traveling. Mexico is their favorite travel destination, but when they’re at home they enjoy searching for the best restaurants in New Braunfels. The couple never misses a chance to visit their hometown – El Paso, Texas.

  • Katie Schweitzer

    Katie SchweitzerPT, DPT, OCS

    Katie Schweitzer graduated from The University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s of Arts in English and Russian and then received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia. She is a graduate of Evidence in Motion’s (EIM) Orthopaedic Residency and The International Institute of Spine and Pain’s Therapeutic Pain Science certification. She became an Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS) in 2017.

    Dr. Schweitzer enjoys working with orthopaedic patients of all ages, with special interest in pelvic floor dysfunction, pregnancy pain, and persistent pain.

    Katie enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, Adam, and two dogs Wally and Sasha. A former collegiate rower, she enjoys getting on the water whenever possible and finding pavement for her road bike.

  • Joseph Soojian

    Joseph SoojianPT, DPT, NSCA-CPT

    Joseph earned his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH. He worked as a personal trainer prior to going on to complete his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) at South College in Knoxville, TN.

    Currently completing a hosted Residency through Evidence In Motion, Joseph plans to become Board Certified in Orthopaedics in the near future.  Joseph takes special interest in a wide range of populations from geriatrics to youth sports. He is a certified soccer coach with the United States Soccer Federation and a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

    Joseph moved to Texas from New England with his wife and two dogs. In his free time, Joseph and his family like to explore the area and take in all the things Texas has to offer.

  • Charles Strong

    Charles StrongPTA

    Bio coming soon!