Teresa A. Atkinson, P.T., Cert MDT is a manual physical therapist in Houston, Texas and has actively practiced physical therapy since 1973. She has been in private practice in the Houston area since 1983, specializing in disorders of the spine, painful and restricted joints, cervicogenic headaches and cranio-mandibular pathology. Her practice has always been focused on head, neck, and low back pain patients both acute and chronic. Currently she has been focusing and perfecting treatments in the following; reactivation of arthritic hips, knees, ankles, frozen/painful shoulders, tennis elbow, joint derangements, neck and low back pain, and spinal disc bulging and herniation.
In the last twenty years, she has added mechanical joint treatment to her repertoire. Influenced by the research on nonsurgical joint treatment form Australia and the UK she has been seeing arthritic degeneration and post trauma patients in her practice. She is working now in close collaboration with a regenerative orthopedic physician to enhance effects of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections on joint recovery.
Teresa A. Atkinson is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Science with a degree in Biology. She then received her degree in Physical Therapy from Columbia University, New York City College of Physicians and Surgeons shortly after. Over the years, she has studied under Mariano Rocabado, John Upledger, D.O., Alan Grehin, D.O. (Craniopathic), Janet Travel, M.D., Robin McKenzie, Brian Mulligan, David Hamer and others.
She has been a chief therapist at Cranio-mandibular/TMJ clinics at the Medical College of Georgia and LSU. In Houston, she has been a visiting lecturer at U.T. Dental School and adjunct faculty at the TWU School of Physical Therapy. Teresa Atkinson has also been invited as a faculty member to numerous spinal and Cranio-mandibular seminars given in Texas and nationally.
In the 90’s, she took the McKenzie Institute Mechanical spinal curriculum and passed her certification in mechanical diagnosis and therapy in 1998. In October 1999, she was approved as a Clinical Level III Therapist, the highest level of clinical expertise recognized at T.I.R.R. Rehabilitation Centers (where she ran the spinal clinic from 1996-2001). Since June 2001, she has returned to private practice. She is a member of APTA, TPTA, American Back Society, McKenzie Institute USA, and other professional organizations.
Joel A, Grace, PT As a physical therapist since 2007, Joel has had the opportunity to impact the lives of hundreds of individuals spanning all life stages and abilities. His career has been defined by the many extensive and deep interactions he has had with clients who are striving to overcome various injuries or impairments that are preventing them from achieving their mobility goals and negatively affecting their quality of life. These experiences have solidified Joel’s dedication to restoring value to the profession of physical therapy through innovation and science-based delivery models. His ambition is to empower clients to actively participate and engage in an individualized treatment program with a strong foundation in client education which is supported by a thorough evaluation and assessment.
Joel currently lives in Houston, Texas with his wife, his two kids, and pets. He obtained his bachelor of science at Baylor University in Waco, Texas in 2004 and his master of physical therapy at UTMB Galveston in 2007. He lived in Austin for 8 years where he worked for Austin Sports Medicine and then founded his own physical therapy practice. He has served as clinic director at two different outpatient physical therapy facilities and has served as adjunct professor of anatomy in the physical therapy assistant program at Houston Community College in the Medical Center.
Running has been an essential part of Joel’s life for more than 25 years and he has developed a deep passion for trail running footwear over the years. Throughout his as a runner, he has encountered various personal injuries that have affected his participation in the sport, which has provided him with a genuine appreciation for how injury affects clients. His enjoyment and participation in running is supplemented by various regular exercise activities which include strength training, swimming, aqua jogging, yoga, cycling, and keeping up with his children. He believes stability, mobility, and variability to be the key components to any successful exercise program.
Krishna Maringanti is a board-certified Physical therapist in TX and NY with 8 + years of clinical experience in cardiovascular rehabilitation, general orthopaedics, with a strong emphasis on therapeutic exercise, postural/core stability, functional manual therapy, movement training, pre-/post- surgical care, performance enhancement, wellness training, and injury prevention. She works with patients of all ages and across all activity levels from highly sedentary people to highly active populations including athletes. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Physical therapy from NTR university of Health sciences, India in 2005, followed by a Post graduate diploma in Cardiovascular rehabilitation from University of Chester and Asian Heart Institute, Mumbai and a certificate in Rehabilitation counselling from TISS, Mumbai.
Krishna evaluates and treats with a whole-body approach that combines knowledge and understanding of localized anatomy and function within the context of full body structure, function, and movement patterns. She employs an evidence-based, patient-centred approach to restore compromised mobility, strength, stability through a variety of manual techniques, active modalities, progressive exercise, and education.
Apart from enjoying a solid rapport with her patients, she continually refines her skills and knowledge base by learning and implementing the most current practices and techniques in the field of physical therapy. Her mantra is to teach and empower her patients for a lasting effect.
Being a trained classical dancer in odissi, Krishna loves exploring the inter play of dance and movement therapy. During her spare time, she loves gardening, and spending time with her Husband and her two boys, Aarush and Avyukt.
Sam Boswell, BA, LMT, began practicing massage in 1989. In his first week of practice, he read “Myotherapy” (Bonnie Prudden) and began using the acupressure-like trigger point techniques. In that week, several clients remarked that they were pain-free for the first time in years. He was hooked.
Among the courses that Sam has taken are St. John Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Manual Lymph Drainage, Strain-Counterstrain, Kinesiotaping, Biovalent Systems Manual Therapy (Frank Lowen), Spinal Touch (for which he is a certified workshop instructor), Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization and Mulligan Concept courses.
In Spokane, Sam was Program Director of Massage at Apollo College (now Carrington College) and implemented a 750-course program, while teaching students and overseeing several teachers.
He is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and a continuing education provider of massage therapy.
Dr. Idette Rumann, PH.D, LPC, LMFT is a board certified PH.D, LPC, LMFT and is practicing cognitive-bhavioral therapist specializing in the exciting new filed of Psychoneuroimmunology (PNi) which identifies how thoughts and emotions contribute to many painful physical disorders. She has 21 years of hands on experience utilizing the latest feedback technologies. These have been shown to be the leading modalities in controlling and diminishing many stress related disorders such as neck and back pain, headaches, TMJ (teeth grinding and clenching), high blood pressure, and obesity.