Alex-Aker
"If exercise could be packaged in a pill, it would be the single most widely prescribed and beneficial medicine in the nation."

Alex Aker

PT, DPT
About

HOW IT ALL STARTED

My first introduction to physical therapy was as a patient. Playing sports in high school, I was no stranger to injuries that required rehabilitation to recover. In many ways, I found the recovery process more interesting than playing the sport, and that started me on the journey of wanting to become a physical therapist. It was not until I finished my undergraduate degree and began working at Virginia Commonwealth University when I finally made the decision to pursue a career as a physical therapist. From that time on, I devoted my efforts to meeting all prerequisites and having my chance to apply to physical therapy school. The process seemed daunting, but I persevered and learned a valuable lesson in the process: never let the fear of the time it would take to accomplish something stand in the way of doing it.

 

NEVER STOP LEARNING

When we graduate from physical therapy school, we are ready to treat patients safely and make many of them well, but our learning must continue throughout our careers. As a physical therapist, I’m committed to being a life-long learner. I seek out mentors to help guide me, take courses, attend seminars, and keep up with the latest research. One of the best ways to learn and grow is through teaching others. One of my main goals is to continue to treat patients and host student therapists so that I may teach them while also continuing to learn as well. My desire is to also guide and teach my patients throughout their rehabilitation journey.

SERVING THE COMMUNITY

I may have grown up in Richmond, Virginia, but I got to Texas as soon as I could. Growing up in Virginia, I was involved in numerous church service projects and after school tutoring programs. As a college student, I spent my summers working at a youth camp outside of Houston, TX. During physical therapy school, I helped raise money for mission trips by teaching salsa and bachata lessons. I believe that through serving others, we experience meaning. I look forward to serving the San Antonio community in similar ways in the future.

Credentials

LICENSURE IN PT: Texas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
BS: Bachelor of Science, Religion, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
DPT: Doctor of Physical Therapy, Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO