Announcing the 2017 Team Medicine in Motion! Each member will be participating in sporting events this year, ranging from 5k walks to ironman triathlons. Medicine in Motion supports athletes of all levels in their goals to stay healthy, fit and competitive!
- Martha Pyron, MD, RMSK (Clinic Physician Owner / Sports Medicine Physician / Family Medicine Physician / Team Physician)
- Ashley Wagner, MS, ATC, LAT (Athletic Trainer / Physician Extender / Back Office Manager)
- Zachary Benjamin, MS, ATC, LAT (Athletic Trainer / Rehabilitation Manager / UT Club Sports Coordinator)
- Colby Thompson (Athletic Trainer / Physician Extender / Event Coordinator)
- Georgina Garcia (Athletic Trainer)
- Christopher Boylan, DPT (Physical Therapist)
- Brooke Webb-Gunning MS, RD, LD (Nutritionist / Dietician)
- Colleen Straney, L.Ac, MAOM, LMT (Acupuncturist)
- Cindy Eppolito (Physician Assistant)
- Giovanna Alanis-Vega (Front Office Manager)
- David Tran (Front Office / Medical Assistant)
- Shannen Pritts (Front Office)
- Clarabelle (Mascot)
Martha Pyron, MD, RMSK (Clinic Physician Owner / Sports Medicine Physician / Family Medicine Physician / Team Physician)
Dr. Pyron has lived and worked in Austin since 2003 and has developed extensive connections with specialized orthopedic surgeons, chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, athletic trainers, strength trainers, and other healthcare professionals who provide excellent service. She enjoys working together as a team with a variety of healthcare professionals to provide customized and optimal care for her patients.
Although Dr. Pyron also has training and is board certified as a family physician, she prefers to limit her practice to sports medicine. This means that she wants you to maintain your relationship with your family doctor, but see her for sports injuries, training questions, or illnesses which affect your activity level. Please let her know how she may best help you!
In her off time, Dr. Pyron enjoys a variety of outdoor and sports activities including soccer, softball, running, biking, mountain biking, strength training, yoga, swimming, and sailing.
Ashley Wagner, MS, ATC, LAT (Athletic Trainer / Physician Extender / Back Office Manager)
Ashley is a board certified athletic trainer. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, she completed her Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training from Kent State University. Upon graduation in 2011, Ashley moved to Corpus Christi, Texas, where she worked as an athletic trainer for the student athletes of Odem-Edroy ISD, as well as the athletic trainer for the NAHL Corpus Christi Icerays hockey team. In 2012 she accepted a position in Cleveland, Ohio with NovaCare Rehabilitation as the athletic trainer for the NPSL Cleveland Royals men’s semi-pro soccer team, and assistant athletic trainer to the AFL Cleveland Gladiator’s arena football team. Ashley desired to continue her education in 2013, and moved to San Marcos, Texas, upon acceptance of a graduate assistantship position with Texas State University athletics. There, she completed a Masters of Science in Athletic Training while working for the Texas State University football team as “Rehabilitation Specialist.” In her spare time, she enjoys stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, yoga, and spending time outdoors exploring Austin.
Zachary Benjamin, MS, ATC, LAT (Athletic Trainer / Rehabilitation Manager / UT Club Sports Coordinator)
Zac is a certified athletic trainer. After growing up in California, Zac attended LSU, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Athletic Training in 2012. While at LSU, Zac worked with the Football, Men’s Tennis, and Track and Field teams. After graduation, Zac accepted a graduate assistant athletic training position with the University of Memphis football team. While there he also earned a Master’s of Sport Commerce degree in 2013. Zac most recently worked as head athletic trainer at a New Orleans high school. He has also worked in the Arena Football League with the Tulsa Talons and New Orleans VooDoo. Zac and his wife moved to Austin in 2016 and have been enjoying everything the city has to offer including hiking, golfing, music, and most importantly Torchy’s.
Colby Thompson MS, ATC, LAT (Athletic Trainer / Physician Extender / Event Coordinator)
Colby is a board-certified Athletic Trainer and was born and raised in Colorado. He attended Colorado State University-Pueblo graduating with his Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training with honors. He then pursued his Master’s of Science degree in Athletic Training at Texas State University working as a Graduate Assistant with their Division 1 football team and teaching assistant. In his spare time, he helps provide medical coverage for the Professional Bull Riders Association and he also enjoys riding his motorcycle around the country, playing with his dog (Sturgis), going fishing/camping/hiking, attending amusement parks, watching and attending stock car races and enjoying a good scary movie. His ultimate goal would to work as an Athletic Trainer with the WWE or NASCAR.
Georgina Garcia (Athletic Trainer)
Georgina is a certified and licensed athletic trainer. She grew up in San Antonio, Texas where she recently graduated from The University of The Incarnate Word, earning her Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training with a minor in Psychology. While at UIW, Georgina worked with various football, women’s soccer, and softball athletes. She has also worked alongside semi-professional teams such as the San Antonio Scorpions Soccer team and the San Antonio Talons football team. After graduation she accepted the position as an athletic trainer for Sports Medicine Associates. Georgina recently relocated to Austin and in her spare time loves to take her German shepherd (Blue) hiking to see all the scenery Austin has to offer.
Christopher Boylan, DPT (Physical Therapist)
Christopher is a physical therapist experienced in both in-patient and outpatient settings providing dynamic treatment plans and applied problem solving skills across a diverse patient population. Christopher received both his BS in Health Sciences and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Hartford. Although new to Austin, Christopher is enjoying all the city has to offer.
Brooke Webb-Gunning MS, RD, LD (Nutritionist / Dietician)
Brooke Webb Gunning, MS, RD, LD is a registered and licensed dietitian specializing in sports nutrition, weight management, eating disorders, and medical nutrition therapy. She received a nutrition degree from UT Austin and completed her graduate degree at Texas A&M Kingsville. Brooke works with athletes and active people of all levels to improve health, increase energy, and maximize sports performance. She utilizes a “non-diet” approach with an emphasis on overall wellness to provide accurate nutrition information and realistic application strategies.
Colleen Straney, L.Ac, MAOM, LMT (Acupunturist)
Colleen Straney is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and massage therapist who enjoys integrating her skills to help others feel their best, both physically and emotionally. She received her massage therapy training in 1995 from Crystal Mountain Massage Therapy School in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After many years as a bodyworker, she decided to broaden her knowledge and ability to help others and attended AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine here in Austin, where she earned her Master’s of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2008. Her areas of expertise include treating acute and chronic pain, stress, depression, anxiety, digestive issues, and insomnia. In her spare time, Colleen loves hiking, running, exploring the local swimming holes, traveling, and spending time with her dogs.
Cindy Eppolito (Physician Assistant)
Cindy is a board-certified Physician Assistant, having graduated with a Master’s Degree in Health Sciences from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Ct in 2000. She has practiced in the fields of Internal and Family Medicine as well as Allergy and Respiratory Specialties. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at California State University and started her career in medicine as a Navy Corpsman in 1984. She is excited about the opportunity to finally join her passion for physical fitness with her knowledge and respect of body health and welfare.
In her off time, Cindy enjoys cycling, running, hiking, swimming, stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking. She recently married her sweetheart on bicycle with a trail of fellow friends and cyclists joining the celebration in Gruene, Texas.
Giovanna Alanis-Vega (Front Office Manager)
Giovanna, better known as Gio, born and raised in Matamoros, Tamaulipas – Brownsville, TX, respectively, graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2014 with a Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training and a minor in Business Foundations. While at UT Austin, Gio worked with multiple teams at UT Austin and a few high schools in Round Rock ISD. She recently graduated from Austin Community College with an American Sign Language Studies-Interpreting certificate. She has become trilingual speaker in English, Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL). She will be attending Concordia University – Texas in the fall of 2017 for her Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare. Gio is also a Texas licensed Athletic Trainer. On her time off, Gio loves to travel, explore the city and spend time with her friends and family.
David Tran (Front Office/Medical Assistant)
David was born and raised in Austin, Texas. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2016 with a Bachelors of Science & Arts in Chemistry and a minor in Business Foundations. David currently attends Austin Community College, where he is working on his prerequisites for pharmacy school. During his free time, David likes to stay healthy by weight training and playing a variety of sports, such as tennis and basketball. On the unhealthy side, he likes to go out and try new foods, buy/collect shoes, and play video games.
Shannen Pritts (Front Office)
Shannen graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2016 with her Bachelors of Science and Arts in Human Development and Family Sciences, and a minor in Psychology. She grew up playing lacrosse and was apart of the UT Women’s Lacrosse club. Her most recent involvement in the lacrosse community was coaching a youth team of 3rd and 4th graders. In her time off, Shannen enjoys spoiling her corgi puppy (Millie), managing her puppy’s instagram, and befriending every corgi in Austin.
Clarabelle was born on October 13, 2013 and joined the Medicine in Motion family in January 2014. She has successfully completed her Good Citizen Canine Training and loves to play and to greet new patients. Job duties include taking naps, asking for treats, and licking feet. She also frequently assists with patient evaluations and is a very good listener. She performs extra duties on command such as sit, lie down, shake, speak, and dance. Feel free to give her treats when she does a good job. (We also will let her nap in the back if there is ever a patient need for privacy from her mascot duties).