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Dr. Andre R. Acuña, PT, DPT, Cert. DN

Dr. Anessa M. Acuña, PT, DPT

Ariel A. Acuña, PTA

Danae C. Cazares, PTA

Alma Martinez-MT107457

Marielena Martinez- Nutritionist

Dr. Andre R. Acuña, PT, DPT, CSOMT, Cert. DN

     Received a Master of Physical Therapy degree in 2007 and completed additional course work to receive a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2013. Andre has thorough experience in the home health, hospital, and outpatient physical therapy settings for persons of all age groups.

     Andre is also a Certified in Dry Needling and is currently working on completing his Fellowship of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (FAOMPT) recognized by the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) through the Institute of Athletic Regeneration (IAR) program. In December 2019, Andre received his Certified Sports and Orthopedic Manual Therapist (CSOMT) credentials from IAR. The only certification for physical therapists that combines both a sports and orthopedic approach in patient management.  CSOMT clinicians have completed advanced course work and clinical reasoning in sports and orthopedics while acquiring highly skilled manual therapy techniques.

     Outside of physical therapy, Andre is an avid sports fanatic. Enjoys watching NFL football, his Texas Longhorns and San Antonio Spurs basketball.  Andre enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, son and family. Andre enjoys outdoor events and participating in local social community events.  Andre's motto is the Golden Rule and believes honesty is the best policy!

     Andre is fluent in English and Spanish.

Dr. Anessa M. Acuña, PT, DPT

     Received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree in 2013 from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Anessa has six years of experience working in various settings. She is currently seeking her post-partum corrective exercise specialist certification in order to serve the ever changing needs of women in our area.

    Anessa is the proud mommy of Analicia Marie and Aksel Andre Acuña. She is also the proud wife and business partner of Dr. Andre Acuña, PT, DPT. Anessa loves to spend time with her family when she is not working out in the field.

     Above all, she gives God all the Glory and Honor for allowing her to serve and honor Him through the skills that He has blessed her with.

     Anessa is fluent in English and Spanish.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding,
in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths”
- Proverbs 3: 5-6

Ariel A. Acuña, PTA

     As a former high school and collegiate athlete, Ariel has always had a passion for health, wellness, and athletic performance.  After obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Services from the University of Texas-Pan American and working for an orthopedic clinic in McAllen, TX for a few years, Ariel moved to Fort Morgan, Colorado and received a Physical Therapist Assistant degree in 2015 from Morgan Community College.  He has eight years physical therapy experience working in hospital, orthopedic clinics and home health settings. 

     Ariel has developed a passion for treating patients with orthopedic injuries and sports related injuries. He integrates his skilled manual therapy, current evidenced based practice, therapeutic exercises, and patient education to devise a custom treatment plan for each patient to allow them to achieve their desired goals.
In his free time, Ariel likes spending time with his wife, son, and family.  Ariel is an avid sports fanatic but most enjoys watching NFL Football to cheer on the Detroit Lions.

     Ariel is fluent in English and Spanish.

Danae C. Cazares, PTA

     Inspired by kinesiology, health, wellness and sports, Danae obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Texas at Austin and proceeded to work at an orthopedic clinic in McAllen, Tx. Motivated by creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental changes let her to pursue and receive a Physical Therapist Assistant degree in 2019 from South Texas College. Danae’s passion for Physical Therapy and the well-being of others allows her to incorporate her knowledge in evidence-based practice, manual skills, therapeutic exercises, and patient education into every treatment session.

     During her free time, Danae enjoys playing tennis, drawing, going to concerts, and spending time with her parents, siblings, and friends.

     Danae is fluent in English and Spanish.

Alma Martinez-MT107457
Therapeautic Massage Services at DPTSI SPA.

     Alma Nelly Martinez graduated from South Texas Vo-Tech with a certification in Massage Therapy in 2008 and immediately passed the state board exam, becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Texas. Alma’s passion for serving her clients in the best way possible has led her to take numerous continuing education courses. Her expertise includes Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy and Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy, amongst others. Alma’s experience consists of helping clientele within a spa environment, house call visits, as well as in clinical settings.

     Alma’s main objective at every session is to provide relief of her client’s muscular pain and to provide relaxation. Additionally, outstanding service is a must! In order to accomplish these goals, Alma customizes every massage session by using various modalities, to ensure the best results are accomplished for her clients.

     On her free time, Alma enjoys spending quality time with her family. Alma’s two teenage children are active in sports; therefore, Alma spends a lot of time traveling to games and being their biggest fan. Also, Alma’s husband plays in a band, so she enjoys supporting and admiring him at practices and at social events.

     Alma is fluent in English and Spanish.

Marielena Martinez- Nutritionist

      Marielena Martinez graduated from Texas A&M University—Kingsville with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition concentrated in dietetics. Mari’s passion grew for nutrition when she worked as a certified nurse aide for six years. She saw how big of an impact nutrition made in the lives of individuals healing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. She wants to prevent this by ensuring  her community knows that they can take control of their health.

     When she isn’t doing community outreach or nutrition consultations she is in the gym staying physically active with bodybuilding and power-lifting.
DPTSI offers pain relief and wellness services.
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