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Physical Therapists

Christopher Youso, PT

Title: Physical Therapist & Clinical Director

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology – 1996
University of Texas – Austin, TX
Master of Science in Physical Therapy – 2002
Southwest Texas State University – San Marcos, TX

Certifications & Continuing Education:
Aqua Stretch
Aquatic Rehab Training (ATRI)
Assessment & Treatment of Compression Neuropathies of the Upper Extremity
Sports Medicine Rehab (UTHSCSA)
Harkness Center for Dance Injuries NYU Hospital for joint disease’
Certified Clinical Instructor (TPTA)

Experience:
Over 17 years of experience in Physical Therapy
Former Scholarship athlete for The University of Texas at Austin – Football (1992-1995)
Orthopedics
Sports Rehab
Aquatic Therapy
Dance Rehab & Education

I received my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Austin. I then attended Southwest Texas State University at San Marcos for my Master of Science in Physical Therapy.  I have been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) since 2000.

I am the Center Coordinator of Clinical Education (CCCE) for student physical therapists and I am a certified Clinical Instructor. 

My special interests include orthopedics, sport related injuries, and aquatic rehab.

When not working, I enjoy traveling and gardening. 

I am also a former letterman for the University of Texas football team (1992-1995).


Michael Larrinaga, PT

Title: Physical Therapist

Education:
• Bachelor of Science in Biology, Health, and Physical Education – 1972
Stephen F. Austin University
• Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy – 1974
graduated with High Honors – U.T.M.B Galveston

Certifications & Continuing Education:
• Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Chronic Intractable Pain Syndromes
• EMG/Neuro-muscular Re-training
• Mckenzie and Spinal Therapy
• Feldenkrais and Alexander Techniques
• Myofascial Release Techniques
• Swiss Ball Balance Stabilization
• Sports Medicine and Athletic Training
• Treatment of RSD/CRPS
• Treatment of Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Syndromes
• Treatment of Migraine and Muscle Tension Headaches
• Applications of Electro-acutherapy, Light, Sound, and TENS in treatment of pain

Experience:
• 36 Years as a Physical Therapist
• University of Texas Health Center Orthopedics and Sports Medicine – 4 years
• St. David’s Pain Management Program
• Sports Medicine
• Neuro-muscular Retraining
• Aquatic Therapy
• Movement Therapies
• TENS
• EMG/Biofeedback Training
• Electro-Acutherapy
• Myofascial Techniques
• Manual Therapy
• Kinesiotaping

I obtained my undergraduate degree from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas with a Major in Biology, Health & Physical Education.  I did my Physical Therapy training at UT Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.  I moved to Austin in 1975 and worked at the University of Texas Student Health Center doing Sports Medicine and Orthopedics with the Athletes and students until 1979.  At that time I had the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary team  treating Chronic Pain Patients for the next 20 years. 

I enjoy cycling and outdoors activities when I am not working at Reavis.  I have been with Reavis since 2005!


 

Terri Becklein, PT

Title: Physical Therapist

Education: 
•Bachelor’s of Corporate Management-Florida Atlantic University
•Master’s of Physical Therapy-Nova Southeastern University

Certifications & Continuing Education: 
•Pilates
•Yoga
•Tia Chi
•Stretching and Pain managment

Experience: 
•Over 20 years of experience in Physical Therapy

I am a graduate from Nova Southeastern University with a Master’s in Physical Therapy. I have over 20 years experience in orthopedics with focus on manual therapy, including joint mobs and myofascial release for the neck, back, and knees. Being a Migraine sufferer, I enjoy treating people with Migraines and sharing various techniques to decrease them.  I am certified in Pilates, Yoga, and Tai Chi. I enjoy educating patients on the mind/body connection and watching the progression of the patients to independence.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband, daughter, and dogs. We love traveling, running, zip-lining, kayaking and swimming.


Anna Harpst, DPT, PT

I grew up in Sugar Land, Texas, playing softball, basketball, soccer, was a member of the drum line in my high school marching band. 

I got my Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Southwestern University and my Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Texas State.

As an only child, I have always been very close with my parents and grand parents. I am very passionate about helping the geriatric popluation with restoring their quality of life.  I also love helping athletes of various ages recover from their sports related injuries. I believe I bring an energetic, positive and creative approach to the table which makes treatment fun for the patients and incredibly rewarding for myself. 

In my “spare” time, I enjoy working out, playing softball, basketball, reading, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the outdoors as much as possible.


Christina Sasam, DPT., PT

I earned my Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Schreiner University in 2008. I then earned my Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from University of Texas Medical Branch in 2012. 

I believe in an individualized, hands-on approach in a fun, encouraging environment that focuses on improving overall function. I strive in a treatment plan that encompasses patient’s goals, lifestyle, and functional needs in conjunction with specialized treatment. I am certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling through the Institute of Advanced Musculoskeletal Treatment. My background includes working with adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. I am experienced in variety of physical therapy programs including core strengthening and stabilization, pre/post-surgical rehabilitation, sports rehabilitation and work conditioning rehabilitation.


Amanda Alger, DPT., PT

I grew up in the foggy, coastal town of Half Moon Bay, CA, where I decided to attend University of California Santa Barbara for my undergraduate degree in Aquatic Biology. Despite my interest in marine biology, a couple years after graduating college I realized a career in Physical Therapy would best fit my love of movement and helping people recover from injury to stay active. I returned to school to complete my Doctor of Physical Therapy at University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in Austin, TX.

I enjoy treating patients of all ages, but particularly enjoy working with the pediatric population. I find it fun and challenging working with kids and trying to turn therapy into a game. When I’m not in the clinic, I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends, staying active through bouldering and yoga, and spending time outdoors hiking, camping, and taking my dog swimming around Austin.


Shannon M. Casati, PTA

Title: Physical Therapist Assistant & Certified Pilates Instructor

Education:
• Florida International
• Austin Community College
Associate Degree of Applied Science – 2004

Certifications & Continuing Education:
• Harkness Center for Dance Injuries NYU
• Hospital for joint disease
• McKenzie A & B
• Kinesiotaping
• Aqua Stretch
• CPR / First Aid
• Pilates Instructor
• McKenzie A & B

Experience:
• Over 7 years of experience in Physical Therapy
• Adult Population
• Pediatric Population
• Aquatic & GYM
• Therapist at Spine Austin for 1 1/2 years
• Professional Dancer
• Dance Medicine


Melissa Fischer, DPT, PT

I was raised in Irving, TX and moved to Austin in 2010 to complete my undergraduate degree at the University of Texas. There I received my bachelor’s degree in social work with experience in medical social work. Upon graduation, I worked as a vision therapist, where I created and implemented therapy programs for adults and children with strabismus and visual deficits after a stroke. After a year of working as a vision therapist, I was accepted to a physical therapy program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences and earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2017. I have been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) since October of 2015. My desire to become a physical therapist stemmed from my passion for working with people. I love what I do and could not imagine a different line of work.

When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my significant other and family. I spend a lot of my time doing outdoor activities, including hiking, stand-up paddle boarding, obstacle course races, bouldering, and other recreational sports.