Eddie Mendoza, PT

Finding My Passion

On my journey to becoming a Physical Therapist, I was blessed with a long and winding road. My initial inspiration stemmed from consistent yoga practice, which resulted in improved physical balance and an overall sense of well-being. I immediately noticed positive results and I quickly realized a significant portion of my improved physical performance was the result of yoga helping to restore normal biomechanics and movement patterns. It was fascinating to see how practicing simple movement patterns could make such a difference and make somebody feel so much better. Those experiences motivated me to pursue a career that would allow me the opportunity to continue to explore and understand methods of healing the human body. I found Physical Therapy to be the perfect way for me to keep my mind stimulated and help other people get back to life as they knew it. As a Physical Therapist, it is my job to assess the quantity and quality of movement in order to optimize the physical function of the human body through skilled interventions. Simply stated, I help normalize faulty movement patterns to allow my patients utilize their bodies as vehicles – not obstacles – to fully engage in life.

Educational Growth

As a therapist, my main goal is to treat patients with the most up-to-date and effective techniques available. As a person and a professional, I am always striving to learn new things and continue my lifelong process of learning and improvement. The field of physical therapy is continually working to find the best treatments available by conducting and publishing new research articles. I have an ongoing mission to find new and relevant information by taking continuing education courses, reading research articles, reading literature online, and through daily practice and learning with my peers at Momentum. I feel it is my duty to continue to learn and grow in order to serve patients to the best of my ability. To this end, my thirst for new knowledge, techniques, and new or updated standards of practice continues to drive me to learn and stay abreast of any new information.

Serving My Community

I feel it is extremely important for each person to make a concerted effort to give back to the community where they live. Although we are not originally from San Antonio, my wife and I have come to embrace this city as our home. We both completed our respective education programs here and now look forward to raising our new family here. Accordingly, I have taken pride in volunteering to help make this community an even better place by serving in organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Kinetic Kids, and the San Antonio Food Bank. Taking in part on community based activities and events aimed at bettering this great city are things I really enjoy doing. I am proud to be part of this great city and look forward to future opportunities to give back to the local community.

Credentials

  • Licensed in Physical Therapy: Texas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
  • DPT: Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
  • BA: Bachelor of Arts in English, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
  • Member: American Physical Therapy Association, Texas Physical Therapy Association

Quote: ““The most rewarding part of my job is sharing the little victories on a patient’s road to recovery.”

Momentum- Eddie Mendoza