Lindsay Zalesak, PT, DPT

lindsay zalesak

A patient’s advocate

I feel the rehabilitation process should be considered a team effort between doctor, patient and therapist. I have found this team effort creates the optimal experience and best results for the patient. With evidence-based practice, individualized treatment programs, and a focus on patients’ particular goals, I aim to provide the complete “PT package” and make each experience memorable. Through patient education and recommendations to improve function or prevent reoccurrence of injury, I aim to help patients take back control of their lives and become active problem solvers.

Licensure in physical therapy: Texas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
DPT: Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
BS: Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Specialization in Applied Exercise Physiology & Psychology Minor, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Member: Americal Physical Therapy Association: Orthopedic Section; Texas Physical Therapy Association

A life-long learner

I always have been interested in how things work and how I can make them better. It was this mentality that eventually led me to the field of physical therapy. However, it is one thing to wonder and another to actually know and apply. I have completed many years of specialized study and practice in order to become a physical therapist, but my learning did not stop when I left the classroom. I keep up-to-date knowledge and deliver the highest quality care by scouring the newest research, participating in continuing education opportunities and conferencing with other healthcare professionals. I also have begun a five-year journey to become a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) and am currently training with CHTs within the Momentum family. It is not just my own education that leads to success, but also the education I share with my patients. I have found that patients who understand their injuries and their treatment plan are the most successful overall and are generally the best at independently preventing recurrences of their injuries.

A humble servant

While attending PT school, I was blessed with the opportunity to serve as a counselor at Camp John Marc, a therapeutic camp for children with chronic illness and major physical disabilities. I had the unique experience of providing one “normal” week of summer camp for children who would otherwise have been unable to attend any kind of camp because they required physical assistance and specialized medical care.

Using my PT skill set to help these children participate in camping and outdoor activities, I helped inspire their confidence and independence and showed them that physical limitation should never limit an individual’s ability to live life to the fullest. I am currently exploring ways I may bring my enthusiasm for a family-centered, active lifestyle to the San Antonio community I now call home. I specifically hope to serve individuals who have limited themselves due to physical disabilities and challenge them to turn “I can’t” into “I will.”