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  • Mersedes Andrade

    Mersedes AndradePTA

    Mersedes became a Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant from Concorde Career College in San Antonio. Prior to this she received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Mersedes is currently working towards her specialty Certification in Orthopedics Specialist for PTA through Evidence in Motion (EIM).

    Mersedes favorite conditions to treat include shoulder conditions as well as manual therapy.

    When not in the clinic, she enjoys going to beach, watching movies, and cheering for San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Cowboys. Mersedes loves spending time with her family, friends and especially with her rescued shepherd mix puppy Diamond and border collie Benzie.

  • Katey Cierlak

    Katey CierlakPTA

    Katey earned her Associate of Science and Arts from Muskegon Community College in 2010. She went on to earn her Associate of Applied Science in PTA, and Bachelor of Science in university studies in 2018.

    Katey is currently working towards Certified Personal Trainer certification (CPT) and Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS) from NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine). She is also working towards Specialty Certification in Orthopaedics from Evidence In Motion (EIM). Katey enjoys treating conditions of the knee and ankle in addition to sports-related and other orthopaedic injuries.

    When not in the clinic, Katey can be found traveling the world, camping and enjoying nature, cooking primarily vegetarian and other healthy meals, reading, finding a body of water, and conquering the Stairmaster at the gym.

  • Brady Garza

    Brady GarzaPT, DPT, OCS

    Brady Garza received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of the Incarnate Word in 2016. Prior to UIW, she graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Public Relations. She is currently a hosted Resident through Evidence In Motion, pursuing an Orthopedic Specialist Certification (OCS).

    Dr. Garza’s passion and clinical interests lie with all that is movement! She finds particular interest in orthopedic diagnoses and manual therapy.

    Currently residing in San Antonio, Brady enjoys trying new, trendy restaurants and working off those extra calories in a variety of ways to include spinning, circuit training and yoga. During her downtime, she finds happiness in faith, family, friends and her two English Bulldogs.


  • John Morello

    John MorelloPT, DPT, OCS

    John Morello graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. While attending A&M, he was an active member of the Corps of Cadets, Company E-2, and the Ross Volunteers. After completing his undergraduate degree, John attended Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia, where he obtained his Clinical Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. John has completed the Manual Physical Therapy Certification through Evidence In Motion and continued his commitment to clinical excellence by becoming a Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist.

    John and his wife, Nikki, have two young children named Lucas Salvatore and Audriana Rose. When he is not spending time with his work family, he enjoys playing sports, working with his dogs, visiting wine country, and watching the Texas A&M Aggies win!

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  • Fed Pinezo

    Fed PinezoPTA

    Bio coming soon!

  • Jon Sams

    Jon SamsPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS

    Jon Sams is a founding owner at Confluent Health and is currently treating patients at the Bulverde/Spring Branch location.

    Jon Sams graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Exercise Science from Pfeiffer University and received his Master of Physical Therapy from East Carolina University. He completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy at AT Still University in 2005. Dr. Sams is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports and Orthopaedics (SCS and OCS), a Registered International Sports Physical Therapist, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

    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 Bluverde/Spring Branch 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.

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