KIMBERLY RIOS, PT, MSPT, COMT, CEAS, OCS

My Road to Physical Therapy

My formative years were guided by parents determined to see their four daughters advance in education and achieve all that their hearts could dream. The challenge of sports excited me and I grew up playing competitive softball and volleyball. During my undergraduate education, I became a NCAA Collegiate Rower for the San Diego State University Aztec Crew Team. Movement, activity, and wellness became my passion. Upon entering San Diego State University, my original emphasis was healthcare and possibly pursuing a career as a doctor. While still completing my studies, I volunteered in a well-known rehabilitation hospital which had a wheelchair rugby team and loved it! I became fascinated with programs to assist people to improve their physical abilities. My experiences at this facility guided me towards a deeper calling in rehabilitative care and I eagerly worked toward entry into a Physical Therapy Program. Upon graduation and licensure, I continued to strive for excellence and applied for a two and a half year residency program that focused on extensive manual skills that would help me be more effective in my daily patient care. After program completion, I certified as a nationally recognized Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in Physical Therapy.

LICENSURE IN PHYSICAL THERAPY: Texas State Board of PhysicalTherapy Examiners
BS: Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
MSPT: Master of Science in Physical Therapy, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
CEAS: Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist, The Back School, Atlanta, GA
COMT: Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, Manual Therapy Institute, Austin, TX
OCS: ORTHOPEDIC CLINICAL SPECIALIST, AMERICAN BOARD OF PHYSICAL
THERAPY SPECIALTIES
MEMBER: American Physical Therapy Association, Texas Physical
Therapy Association

Serving Families and Our Community

During my 15 years of treating patients, I have expanded my role to a wife and mother of four. While I was young in my career, I supported my husband. He is a former United States Marine who wanted to fulfill his dream of achieving a college degree. Upon graduation, he became a San Antonio Police Officer. My children and I have had to say goodbye to him due to a tragic automobile accident while he was coming home from a long night of serving our community. As a family, we have since chosen to reset our lives, but stay in the city that we grew in together. I continue to serve the people of my community at work because I truly love and have a passion to facilitate a healthy life return from injury and pain.