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Doug Levine
Owner / MPT

Doug Levine, though originally from New York, made it to Texas as fast as he could. He graduated from the University of Texas with Honors in 1994, and completed his Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy at Texas Woman's University in Houston in 1997. Doug has worked in various settings as a traveling therapist, but found his niche and true love in pediatric therapy where he has spent most of his career. Doug's special interests and skills include wheelchair seating for maximum functionality and making therapy fun for kids. He loves to hike, camp, climb things, run, and bike, and is up for any physical challenge. Fortunately, his enthusiasm and confidence often bring out the same in others. He and his wife, Stephanie, also a physical therapist, live in Austin with their three children, two dogs, and turtle.

Laurie Brophy

Laurie has been a Physical Therapist for ten wonderful years in the pediatric population. Pediatrics has always been her passion. She is Interactive Metronome certified. Laurie have taken several pediatric courses on NDT and MFR. In the last few years she has created an educational handout for Doctors and other professionals on Torticollis and the secondary effects. Years ago she started, and am now independent of, the San Antonio Down Syndrome Support Group. Four years ago she was the charter president of Capital City AMBUCS, a non-profit that is dedicated to giving away therapeutic tricyles to children and adults with disabilities. Currently, her husband is the President of our Austin chapter of AMBUCS. She is Level I certified in Hippotherapy. In addition, she has experience with pediatric aquatic therapy. She enjoys jogging, yoga, photography, reading and going to the park with my son, Collin.

Gil Gonzales

Gil has been a Physical Therapy Assistant since 1990. He is experienced in providing therapy services in both the clinical, home and school settings. Gil has a pediatric focus with a backround in Hippotherapy, Aquatic and Sensory Integration therapies. He has directed summer camp programs for children with special needs, ages 5 to 13 and coordinated adaptive sports skills programs for children ages 9-15. Gil has partnered with families/equipment providers in addressing adaptive/assistive equipment needs.

Mary Elizabeth Parker

In 1991 Mary Elizabeth received her B.A. from Duke University in Biological Psychology and Physical Anthropology and in 1995 was awarded her M.S. from the Medical College of Virginia in Physical Therapy. Mary Elizabeth also has her PhD ABD from Texas Woman's University. She is board certified in Pediatric and Neurologic Physical Therapy and has her her Certificate in Advanced Pediatric Therapy from Texas Woman's University. Mary Elizabeth was born in Richmond, Virginia. She is licensed in Texas and Connecticut. Her areas of specialty and research include rare and undiagnosed disorders, mitochondrial disease, autism, and Rett syndrome.

Heather Patterson

Heather earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Athletic Training at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. She went on to attend graduate school at Arcadia University in Philadelphia, where she completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Her diverse background includes 9 years as a physical therapist and 11 years as a Certified Athletic Trainer.

Heather began her physical therapy career in outpatient orthopedics and most recently specialized in pediatric physical therapy. As an athletic trainer, she also has extensive experience in rehabilitation of competitive athletes at both college and high school levels. As a pediatric physical therapist she has experience treating a variety of pediatric conditions including Developmental Delay, Cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, Torticollis, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, and Duchene's Muscular Dystrophy. Heather has worked with children of all ages in both the outpatient and home health settings. She loves combining play with physical therapy so children can enjoy their treatment.

Heather was raised in Alaska and moved to Texas 5 years ago. In her free time she enjoys running, photography, scrapbooking, and spending time with husband and young son.