Meet Our Physical Therapists

We take great pride in our clinical team. They are talented, passionate and dedicated to helping you regain an active, athletic lifestyle. Each one of our expert physical therapists are licensed in the state of Texas by the Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners.

Jennifer Terrell, PT, MPT, Director of Clinical Services

Sports Center is proud to have Jen on the physical therapy team.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Fitness Management from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, and her Master’s in Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University in Lubbock.  Time outside of Sports Center is spent entertaining her two daughters, and spending time with family.  Her favorite things in Austin are the many parks, live music, good food, and the people.

Michele Benedisuk, PT, MPT

Michele is another of Sports Center’s qualified physical therapists.  She was raised in Northampton, Massachusetts, but has lived several different places, including San Francisco and Seattle.  She moved to Austin in 2011.  Michele has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Biology, and a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy.  Both degrees were earned at American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts.  When she’s not at Sports Center, she enjoys yoga, aerial silks, stand up paddle boarding, and is a Certified Pilates Instructor.

Ryan Holloway, PT, DPT

Originally from Belton, Texas, Ryan attended Texas State University in San Marcos, where he received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy, along with Bachelor’s degree in Biology, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sports Science. Ryan enjoys spending time with his fiancé Emily and their dogs, Nico and Isabell, catching up on the latest movies, and trying to find the best pizza and cup of coffee in town. He has a passion for working with athletes, and is starting a sports manual fellowship through the Institute for Athlete Regeneration.

Wayne Sembrano, PT, DPT

Wayne originates from the Philippines, and attended De La Salle University. He received  his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Utica College in New York.  When he’s not at Sports Center, Wayne enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and son. He loves spending time outdoors, including endurance races – both half and full marathons. Wayne believes in training conservatively to avoid injury, and making activity fun. He is a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner.

Our team of clinicians is here to help you regain an active, athletic lifestyle.

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Sports Center was founded in 2003 by Doug Kelsey, PT, PhD. He previously served as Assistant Dean at the University of Oklahoma PT School, and was a Clinical Content Expert in Orthopedics (determined questions and testing for the specialty board exams) for the American Physical Therapy Association.

A pioneer at heart, Doug invented and patented anti-gravity exercise equipment. He also developed the Target Tissue Training method of physical therapy which targets and treats the source of your injury rather than simply masking the pain.

With the sale of Sports Center to Prasad Pothini in 2013, Doug retired from physical therapy, and can now be found at www.dougkelsey.com.

Sports Center’s current physical therapists continue to practice Doug Kelsey’s techniques and unique Target Tissue Training system to get the outstanding results that Sports Center is widely known for.

Meet Our Front Office

Our friendly front office staff can help you with any scheduling or insurance questions during your time here at Sports Center. They help our office run smoothly and efficiently.

Jessa Gregier, Scheduling Coordinator

Jessa is originally from Denver, Colorado where she received a BS in Event Management from the University of Colorado. Jessa’s favorite things about Austin are the food, culture, and all the fun things to do. She is an avid home cook, enjoys kayaking, and likes to spend time with her friends, family, and her cat, Rose.

Eitel Colberg, Chief Financial Officer

Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Dallas, Eitel received a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Texas A&M University.  Outside of Sports Center, Eitel can be found chasing after his young son, writing and recording in his studio, or playing drums in his band Coattails.  His favorite things about Austin are the heat and the traffic.

Laura Ward, Community Relations

Originally from Henrietta, Texas, Laura attended Midwestern State University, and has a BA in International Studies. Her favorite things to do outside of Sports Center are quilting and spending time with her husband and daughter.

Margaret Janssen, Chief Operating Officer

After receiving her MBA from Texas A&M university, Margaret went on to study “Skills for the New World of Healthcare” at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Margaret is also credentialed as a Certified Medical Practice Executive. Margaret loves exploring all of the fun and healthy activities that Austin has to offer, like walking her dog along Shoal Creek or taking salsa lessons. Outside of Sports Center, you can find Margaret practicing her Spanish, returning to her little family ranch, and spending time with her daughter.

Meet Our Physical Therapy Techs

Our physical therapy technicians are trained in-house to support our physical therapists. They are always ready to help demonstrate exercise techniques and equipment, and lend a hand. We love our PT Techs, they are an important part of our team here at Sports Center.

Shavonne Maldonado is currently attending Texas State University in pursuit of her Bachelors of Science in Biology, with a minor in Psychology.

Amber Schneider is a recent graduate from the University of Texas, where she studied Kinesiology with an emphasis on pre-physical therapy studies.

Andrea Fernandez is a graduate from Texas State University with a B.A. in Exercise Sports Science, with a concentration in pre-PT. She hopes to pursue physical therapy school in the future.

Matthew Israel is currently attending Texas State University, majoring in Exercise and Sports Science. He will graduate this December, and plans to attend physical therapy school in the future.

Klay Kepple recently graduated from Texas A&M University with a with a B.S. in Applied Exercise Physiology, and is planning to attend physical therapy school next fall.