Andy McDonald, PT

Andy McDonald, PT

Owner

Andy was born and raised in San Antonio, TX and graduated from Madison High School in 1986. He went on to attend Texas A&M University in the Fall of 1986. Andy lettered in football as a member of the original Texas A&M 12th Man Kick Off Team and graduated in 1990 with a degree in Kinesiology. He then attended Southwest Texas State University where he received a degree in Physical Therapy in 1995. In 1996 Andy and his wife moved to Fredericksburg where he began his career in physical therapy. As an owner of SM&PT Andy opened a new outpatient clinic in Fredericksburg in 2001 and played an active role in developing satellite clinics in Marble Falls, Llano, Blanco, and Kerrville.

Andy is married to Kelli and they have two boys that keep them very busy with sports and school activities. As a family they enjoy any activity around the water and especially love family trips to the beach.

Jody Brown, PT

Jody Brown, PT

Owner

Jody was born and raised in Stephenville, TX. After graduating from Stephenville High School in 1995, he attended Abilene Christian University where he graduated in the Spring of 1999 with a BS in Biology. Jody lettered in football four years at ACU. He then enrolled in Hardin-Simmons University’s Physical Therapy program and graduated with a Masters in Physical Therapy December 2001. Jody joined the SM&PT family in January 2002, became an owner in 2005 and helped open the Kerrville SM&PT clinic in April 2006.

Jody is married to Keedra and they have 2 children. They stay very busy outside of SM&PT supporting their kids in many different sports.

Ardra Hughes, PT, ScD

Ardra Hughes, PT, ScD

Owner

Ardra is from Texas and graduated high school from Medina Valley in 1990. After graduation she attended Brevard College where she received an Associate degree in 1992. In 1994 she earned a Bachelor of Science, and graduated Summa Cum Laude, from Lubbock Christian University She also competed on scholarship in cross country and track throughout her undergraduate education. Ardra went on to receive her Master of Physical Therapy from Hardin Simmons University in 1998 and joined the SM&PT team in 2005 where she became an owner in 2009. While working with SM&PT she continued her education and earned a Doctor of Science from Texas Tech University Health Science Center in 2010. Ardra is an APTA Board Certified Sports Specialist, IAOM certified, and TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Certified.

Brad Klepser, PT, DPT

Brad Klepser, PT, DPT

Brad earned a Bachelor of Science from Nova Southwestern University in 2003 and his Doctoral of Physical Therapy from Nova Southwestern University in 2007. He joined the SM&PT team in March of 2008 and currently sees patients in our Llano and Kingsland clinics. Brad has great interest in Orthopedics, Neurology and Vestibular physical therapy.

Brad enjoys the outdoors, boating, traveling, painting, building, art, music and spending time with his wife and family.

Caitlin Riley, PT, DPT

Caitlin Riley, PT, DPT

Caitlin, a native of Austin, Texas, graduated Summa Cum Laude from Angelo State University in 2010with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She continued her education at Angelo State and earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013. Caitlin joined the SM&PT team in 2014. She enjoys treating orthopedic, sports, and vestibular patients. She also serves in additional roles within the company. Lifelong volunteer work is important to her, from when she earned her Gold Award in Girl Scouts to currently volunteering at an outdoor challenge course that focuses on leader and team development.

She also enjoys other outdoor activities, such as kayaking and camping, with her husband Reece and family.

Jeremy Harrison, PT, DPT

Jeremy Harrison, PT, DPT

Jeremy is originally from Wink, Texas and joined SM&PT in 2015. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences in 2008 before his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2011, both from Texas Tech University Health Science Center (TTUHSC) in Lubbock, Texas. Since school Jeremy has been focused on continuing education and manual therapy certification through IAOM (International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine) and he is currently working towards his Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy through TTUHSC with a focus on research in physical therapy.

Jeremy enjoys volunteering in the Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Department, spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing, hiking, riding his Harley, and other recreational activities.

Erika North, PT

Erika North, PT

Erika graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science and a minor in Public Relations in 2002. She graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy in 2006.

She enjoys treating both adult and pediatric patients with orthopedic neurological conditions. Erika joined SM&PT in 2017.
Erika loves exploring the Hill Country with her three children, and her two dogs.

Jacob (Jake) Hoermann PT, DPT

Jacob (Jake) Hoermann PT, DPT

Jacob (Jake) Hoermann grew up in the Fredericksburg, TX area. He attended Hardin-Simmons University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. Following his undergraduate studies, he remained at Hardin-Simmons University to attain his Doctor of Physical Therapy and soon after began working at SM&PT. While completing his undergraduate studies he met his wife, Kaitlin, and has been married for four wonderful years. They were recently blessed with their first baby boy, Warren, in March of 2020. Following his undergraduate studies, he remained at Hardin-Simmons University to attain his Doctor of Physical Therapy and soon after began working at SM&PT.

Stacey Asbill, PT

Stacey Asbill, PT

Stacey is originally from Sonora, TX and graduated from Sonora High School in 1999. She then attended Angelo State University and graduated in 2003 with a Master of Physical Therapy degree. Stacey joined SM&PT in 2019.
Stacey and her husband have four children who keep them very busy and enjoy ranching near Mason.

Bruce Welborn PT, DPT

Bruce Welborn PT, DPT

Bruce is from Victoria Texas, and graduated from Samuel Clements High School in Schertz, Texas. He attended The University of Houston Victoria and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. He continued his education at Texas Tech University Health Science Center where he graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2010. He is certified in Selective Functional Movements Assessment (SFMA) and National registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) with continued education in McKenzie, dry needling, and restricted based approach. Bruce is married to Tonja and has 2 boys Sterling and Stayton.

Arthur Hastings, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, Cert DN, CWC

Arthur Hastings, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, Cert DN, CWC

Born into a military family in San Antonio, Texas, Arthur graduated from Killeen High School in 1994. He graduated from Southwestern University in 1998 with a bachelor‘s degree in Kinesiology and Sociology. Then he graduated from Southwest Texas State University with his Master’s in Physical Therapy in 2002. Since then, his career has focused on Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, and Wellness. He received his Orthopedic Specialist designation from the American Physical Therapy Association in 2006. He participated in a Manual Therapy Residency through The Manual Therapy Institute from 2004-2007, and in 2007 he received his Fellowship designation from the American Academy of Manual Physical Therapists. He received trigger point dry needling training through Kineticore (Level 1 and Level 2) and has been a trigger point dry needling practitioner since 2010. He obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University in 2011. He received his Certified Wellness Coach training through The Catalyst Coaching Institute and became a certified coach in 2018. Arthur currently works at SM&PT‘s Blanco clinic.Born into a military family in San Antonio, Texas, Arthur graduated from Killeen High School in 1994. He graduated from Southwestern University in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Sociology. Then he graduated from Southwest Texas State University with his Master‘s in Physical Therapy in 2002. Since then, his career has focused on Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, and Wellness. He received his Orthopedic Specialist designation from the American Physical Therapy Association in 2006. He participated in a Manual Therapy Residency through The Manual Therapy Institute from 2004-2007, and in 2007 he received his Fellowship designation from the American Academy of Manual Physical Therapists. He received trigger point dry needling training through Kineticore (Level 1 and Level 2) and has been a trigger point dry needling practitioner since 2010. He obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University in 2011. He received his Certified Wellness Coach training through The Catalyst Coaching Institute and became a certified coach in 2018. Arthur currently works at SM&PT’s Blanco clinic.

Mike Curtin, PT

Mike Curtin, PT

Michael Curtin is a native Texan and grew up in San Antonio. He attended Texas A&M University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Business. He attended Texas Woman’s University in Dallas and received his Master of Science in Physical Therapy. Several years later he earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. After practicing physical therapy for a year, Michael joined the U.S. Air Force in 2001 and was deployed around the world. In 2021, Michael retired from the Air Force and started working for SM&PT and works in the Kingsland and Marble Falls locations. Michael is a Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics and is Fellowship Trained in Manual Physical Therapy and Musculoskeletal Primary Care. He has 20 years of direct access primary patient care and fifteen years of experience educating junior therapists, physical therapy assistants, student therapists, and physical therapy technicians. Distinct areas of expertise include movement and gait analysis, dry needling, manipulation and mobilization, health and wellness, certified clinical instructor, and PT educator/instructor/program director.

Mike McKaskle, PT

Mike McKaskle, PT

Mike was born in Big Spring, Texas and raised on a cotton farm. He left the farm for Texas Tech University and graduated with a BS in Exercise Sports Science in 1996. He continued his education at Hardin Simmons University in Abilene where he received his MS in Physical Therapy in 1999. Upon graduation he returned to Lubbock to start his career at Methodist Outpatient Rehab until 2003. He was then hired by Physical Therapy Today, a start up outpatient physical therapy clinic in Lubbock. While employed there, he returned to post graduate work and received his Professional Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy Evidence in Motion of Health Professions. In 2021, he moved to the big city of Ingram, Texas and began work with SM&PT in our Kerrville clinic.

He loves a challenge and believes physical therapy can change people’s lives. In his spare time, he loves anything to do with the outdoors and working on classic cars.

Sydney Buettner, PT

Sydney Buettner, PT

Sydney was born and raised in Kerrville and graduated from Texas A&M University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She continued her education at Texas State University and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2018. She has been a “frequent flyer” at SM&PT throughout the years from patient, to student, to officially joining the SM&PT team in 2021. She loves working with all her patients and has a special place in her heart for orthopedic and sports conditions.

The Army had Sydney and her husband, Davis, leave Texas in 2019 to go explore North Carolina; however, they quickly realized Texas was better and returned as soon as they could. In her free time, Sydney enjoys taking naps, being outdoors, and spending time with her family.

Mia McKee, PTA

Mia McKee, PTA

Mia graduated from Austin Community College’s Physical Therapist Assistant program in 2001. After 10 years in an outpatient setting in Round Rock, Texas Mia and her husband moved to the Hill Country. Mia switched to the home health setting which allowed her to learn the new area. After 11 years, and over 200,000 miles, Mia has joined SM&PT in our Marble Falls clinic.

When not working Mia enjoys working on the ranch, spending time with family, friends and her animals.

Thomas “TJ” Nicholson, DPT

Thomas “TJ” Nicholson, DPT

TJ was born and raised in Minnetonka, Minnesota and graduated from Minnetonka High School in 2015. He then went on to receive a scholarship to play baseball at North Iowa Area Community College where he received his associates degrees, and where he met his wife Amanda. He finished his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science Pre Physical Therapy at Minnesota State University, Mankato. He continued his studies at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in May of 2022. He has a passion for improving health and function and is continually looking for new research to further his knowledge to best serve his patients.

TJ and his wife Amanda both participate in CrossFit, enjoy the outdoors, are big animal lovers, and love spending time with their family.