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
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.
Brenda Walk, PT, DPT, OCS
Our physical therapist Brenda grew up in New Jersey and Costa Rica. She received her undergrad degree from Rutgers University (Go Scarlet Knights!), and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Texas State University. Brenda is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. In her free time, you’ll find Brenda and her dog Hank out on Lady Bird Lake rowing, coxing, coaching…or occasionally on a stand up paddle board.
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.
Meagan Lavigne, PT, DPT, OCS
Meagan has her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York, and is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. She also holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario. In her free time, you’ll find her running the trails around Town Lake, doing hot yoga, or having fun at outdoor bootcamps.
Andy Collentro, PT, DPT
Andy is originally from Groton, Massachusetts, and attended Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts, where he received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Bachelor’s in Allied Health. When he’s not at Sports Center, Andy enjoys catching up on the latest movies and TV series, checking out Austin’s excellent restaurants, and exploring the city.
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.
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.
Leslie Thompson, Client Experience Coordinator
Leslie hails from Houston, Texas, and is in the process of finishing her BS in Psychology from Texas State University. Leslie’s hobbies include sewing, camping, and going on adventures with her dog Harvey, the mystery mutt.
Laura Ward, Director of Operations
Originally from Henrietta, Texas, Laura graduated from Midwestern State University with a BA in International Studies. Laura’s favorite things to do outside of Sports Center are quilting and playing sand volleyball, but not at the same time. She is a new mom and loves spending time with family.
Eitel Colberg, Administrative Director
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.
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.
Taylor Schumacher is a graduate from the University of Northern Colorado with a B.A. in Exercise Science, with a pre-physical therapy emphasis and a minor in Biology. Taylor also played 4 years of NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis.
Shavonne Maldonado is currently attending Texas State University in pursuit of her Bachelors of Science in Biology, with a minor in Psychology.
Katie Davies is a graduate of Texas State University, with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science, and an emphasis in pre-physical therapy. She is also a graduate of the Lauterstein Conway Massage School.