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  • Christopher Baker

    Christopher BakerMS, DPT, DC, DACBN

    Dr. Baker is the Clinic Director in San Marcos and is a co-owner of Texas Physical Therapy Specialists.

    Christopher Baker earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science and his Masters of Science in Nutrition from Texas A&M University. Following Texas A&M, he received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Texas Chiropractic College and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Evidence in Motion (EIM). He also has his Diplomat Board Certification through the American Board of Clinical Nutrition.

    Dr. Baker has focused on injury assessment and treatment in the area of sports injuries, back pain, and associated fibromyalgia-type challenges. He enjoys integrating clinical nutrition with his manual-therapy based approach to functional recovery and treatment of musculoskeletal pain. He also focuses on injury prevention, work-force injury reduction, empowering patients with self-care and focusing on health care cost reduction for patients and employers.

    Dr. Baker is married and has four children, two boys and two girls. His family travels together as a German Polka band and has performed in several states. In his spare time he enjoys
    outdoor sports, canoeing, traveling, farming, and hunting. He is involved in several service organizations including Rotary, Crimestoppers, San Marcos, Oktoberfest, Chamber of Commerce, and Texas State University Performing Arts Center.

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  • Andrew Bennett

    Andrew BennettPT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

    Dr. Bennett is a co-founder and co-owner of Texas Physical Therapy Specialists.

    Andrew Bennett holds a clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT), is board certified In Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS), and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT). Dr. Bennett was the primary therapist for the Air Force Special Forces Rescue and Survival Teams and served as Director of the Physical Therapy Oral-Maxillofacial Pain Clinic at Lackland Air Force Base for several years before working in a private practice setting.

    Dr. Bennett is adjunct faculty and guest lecturer for physical therapy programs at Texas State University in San Marcos, Regis University in Denver, CO, The US Army-Baylor Program at Fort Sam Houston, TX and provides clinical Instruction into the Evidence In Motion Post Graduate Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency and the Evidence In Motion Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship. He has been recognized for excellence in clinical education by the Texas Consortium and is a recipient of the Warren C. Smyth award in recognition of professional clinical and educational expertise, innovative delivery of care, commitment to physical therapy private practice, and community service.  Additionally, he was chosen by the San Antonio Business Journal as a 2015 recipient of their 40 Under 40 awards.

    Dr. Bennett and his wife, Heather, met while finishing their undergraduate training in physical therapy as classmates. Heather was instrumental in helping to establish TexPTS and is now the CEO of the Bennett home and their six children.

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  • Larry Benz

    Larry BenzDPT, OCS, MBA

    Dr. Benz is a co-founder and co-owner of Texas Physical Therapy Specialists.

    Dr. Benz is nationally recognized for his expertise in private practice physical therapy and occupational medicine. His s current interests include conducting research and integrating empathy, compassion, and positive psychology interventions within physical therapy. He will be releasing a book in the near future, Called to Care, that highlights this research. With over 175 invited presentations to PT programs, national conferences, and MBA programs throughout the country, Dr. Benz has been on APTA’s Advisory Panel on Practice and The Board of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and was a Trustee and Chariman with The University of Louisville an.  He is currently a Trustee with the Foundation for Physical Therapy.

    He is the recipient of numerous business and physical therapy awards including the Kentucky Physical Therapy’s Outstanding Physical Therapists award and Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the year for his region. He is the co-developer of physicaltherapist.com, and blog.evidenceinmotion.com, a blog devoted to the principles of EBP in physical therapy. His Foundation is the co-developer of Jacmel Rehabilitation in Haiti which can be found at PThelpforHaiti.org.

  • David Browder

    David BrowderPT, DPT, OCS

    David Browder is the Regional Director in Austin and a co-owner of Texas Physical Therapy Specialists.

    A distinguished graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, David Browder received his Masters of Physical Therapy degree from the Army-Baylor Physical Therapy program in 1999. He then completed several post-professional programs while practicing in the US Air Force, including a MS in Advanced Orthopedic PT and a post-professional Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Browder has also attained Board Certification in Orthopedics (OCS) and completed the Center for Rehab Services and University of Pittsburgh Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship. More recently he completed Evidence In Motion’s Executive Program in Private Practice Management and the University of Texas at Dallas, Jindahl School of Management’s certificate program in professional executive coaching.

    Dr. Browder left the Air Force to join TexPTS in 2008. As the Regional Director for TexPTS in Austin, Dr. Browder splits his time between leadership and management, teaching and patient care. Low back pain, neck pain and headaches are special areas of interest. He has instructed continuing education courses for many years in these areas and has authored and coauthored several publications in peer-reviewed journals (Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Manual Therapy, Spine, Physical Therapy). He was awarded the 2004 Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy ‘George J. Davies – James A. Gould Excellence in Clinical Inquiry Award’.

    Dr. Browder has 2 children – both boys and both swimmers. He can often be found at 5 AM on Saturday mornings cheering them on. He enjoys challenging himself with exercise programs like P90X and the occasional home improvement or woodworking project.

  • John Childs

    John ChildsPT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA

    Dr. Childs is a co-founder and co-owner of Texas Physical Therapy Specialists.

    A graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy (1994), John D. Childs completed his Masters in Physical Therapy (MPT) from US Army-Baylor University (1996), Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Arizona (2000), PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Pittsburgh (2003), and Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the Evidence In Motion Institute of Health Professions (2010).  Dr. Childs is a board-certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT).

    An Associate Professor in the US Army-Baylor Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy, Dr. Childs has received numerous research grants from federal and professional funding agencies and has published over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts in leading scientific journals. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for both the Physical Therapy and Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy journals. Among many research, teaching, and practice awards, Dr. Childs has received the profession’s highest honor, being named a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association.

    Most importantly, John is a follower of Christ, which means he’d better be a darn good husband to his beautiful wife (and homeschooling Mom), Amy, and father to his 5 wonderful children, Emma (16), Lauren (14), Luke (11), Logan (8), and Lily (5). Not much else matters if you don’t get this right.

  • Jon Sams

    Jon SamsOCS, SCS, CSCS

    Jon Sams is a founding owner at Confluent Health and is currently treating patients at the Spring Branch/ Bulverde location. Jon Sams graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Exercise Science from Pfeiffer University and received his Master of Physical Therapy degree from East Carolina University. He completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at A.T. Still University.

    Dr. Sams is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports and Orthopaedics, a Registered International Sports Physical Therapist, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Jon’s specialties are sports, manual therapy, and the rehabilitation needs of athletes of all ages. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, The Texas Physical Therapy Association, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Jon is excited to be returning to the Spring Branch/Bulverde clinic and the community where he lives and plays.

    In his free time, Jon enjoys spending time with his sons, JJ and Cameron. He is a huge college basketball fan and proud supporter of the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Cowboys. He also enjoys serving the Bulverde/Spring Branch Community as a Chamber of Commerce Legacy Leader.

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  • Robert Wainner

    Robert WainnerPT, PhD, FAAOMPT

    Dr. Wainner is the Vice President of Leadership Growth and a co-founder and co-owner of Texas Physical Therapy Specialists.

    Dr. Wainner earned his Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000 and has completed Evidence in Motion’s Executive Program in Private Practice as well as the Executive/Professional Coaching certificate program at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is a founding partner of Confluent Health, Texas Physical Therapy Specialists, P.C. and Evidence-In-Motion, LLC.  Dr. Wainner is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapists and serves as Leadership Coach for Confluent Health and it’s related companies. He is also founder and President of Coach 4 Leadership, LLC, an executive & professional Coaching business.

    Dr. Wainner professional interests include evidence-based coaching, leadership and mentor development, social/emotional intelligence and work-life alignment and blogs on these topics at www.coach4leadership.com.   As tenured faculty member, he has presented frequently at national and international meetings and authored numerous educational courses and content in a variety of media. He has published over 40 manuscripts in leading peer-reviewed journals and has received some of physical therapy’s most prestigious research awards.

    The most important stuff: Rob is a Christ follower who has been married to his wife Diane for over 30yrs. He is father of 6, grandfather of 3, friend and mentor to many.  Relaxing with family and friends at our home in Bergheim is his primary way of re-charging, while reading, thinking, writing and exercising are passions turned habit. Other treasured but lost past-times of hunting, fishing and gardening are making a slow come back.