Martha Pyron, MD, RMSK
Sports Medicine Specialist / Physician / Clinic Owner
Dr. Pyron is board certified in both family medicine and sports medicine. She obtained her medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, completed a residency program in Family Medicine at Southern Colorado Family Medicine, and pursued a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Michigan State University, Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies. After becoming board certified in both family medicine and sports medicine, she started her career as a team physician for Penn State University. She then returned to her home state of Texas and worked as a Sports Medicine Specialist and Team Physician for the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr Pyron is currently the founder and president of Medicine in Motion. She is an active member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine. She maintains a relationship with the University of Texas by teaching classes for the Athletic Training students and by providing the Medical Director role for the Exercise In Aging Research Laboratory headed by Dr. Hiro Tanaka at the University of Texas. In 2012, Dr. Pyron also became certified in Musculoskeletal Sonography allowing her to provide diagnostic and procedural ultrasound exams in her office at the time of a patient visit!
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.
Joseph Rayner IV, PT, DPT
Dr. Rayner is a board-certified Physical Therapist licensed in the state of Texas. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg, Texas in 2017. During his undergraduate studies, Dr. Rayner had worked at the University Recreation Center where he acted as the Fitness & Wellness Student Supervisor, Lead Personal Trainer, and Lead Group Exercise Instructor. During this time, Dr. Rayner had also partnered with Exercise Physiologists, Physical Therapists, and Sport Psychologists, to conduct research on Psychological Burnout in Elite level Athletes as well as the Prevalence of Diabetes/Pre-diabetes in College-Aged Students.
His research had given him the opportunity to present his findings at the American College of Sports Medicine and the USA Track and Field Annual Conferences, as well as a publication with USA Track Coach. Following Dr. Rayner’s successes in his undergraduate studies, his alma mater had given him the honor of being selected for the “Student Success Story of the Year” documentary in 2017.
Following his undergraduate studies, Dr. Rayner went on to achieve his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Texas Woman’s University in Houston, Texas in 2020. During his postgraduate studies, he had served as the President of his program’s Student Physical Therapy Association for all 3 years, as well as serving as co-representative for the Texas Physical Therapy Olympics. During this time, Dr. Rayner had also conducted research on the Educational Outcomes of Pain Science Education Within a Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.
Now as a licensed Physical Therapist, Dr. Rayner is beyond excited to join the Medicine in Motion family and to provide his services to the city of Austin. As a clinician, Dr. Rayner takes a holistic, evidence-based approach, and will adjust his practice accordingly to the individual patient. Dr. Rayner also strongly believes in empowering his patients to take ownership of their rehabilitation to provide long term positive outcomes.
Dr. Rayner has never played a sport that he didn’t like, however during his spare time, you will usually find him enjoying soccer, tennis, mixed martial arts, running, cycling, yoga, strength training, hiking and paddle boarding.
Michael Ybarra MS, LAT, ATC, CES
Medical Coordinator / Certified Athletic Trainer: Rehab Performance and Recovery Specialist
Michael Ybarra was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. He completed his undergraduate coursework in athletic training at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. After he graduated, Michael continued his education at Illinois State University to study for a master’s degree in athletic training. During his time at ISU, Michael was the Head Athletic Trainer at Normal University High School and lead a research team comparing the effects of compressive and decompressive manual therapies on ankle range of motion. During Michael’s first year of his post-professional education, he developed an entrepreneurial spirit which inspired him to begin studying business development, marketing, and leadership. Upon completion of his master’s degree from ISU, Michael continued his education with Florida International University where he is currently anticipating a doctorate degree in athletic training. Michael’s aim is not only to treat pain and dysfunction but, address the issues that cause them and educate our patients on how to stay active for life. When Michael isn’t studying or working, he and his husband enjoy hiking the Texas hills, kayaking, and spending time with their families in South Texas. Michael is proud to be a part of the Medicine In Motion team working as an Athletic Trainer and Medical Coordinator.
Jasmine Dinkins is originally from Gainesville, FL. She attended Santa Fe High and while in school she was on the cheerleading squad and track team. She was recognized for her outstanding performance in cheerleading and received the award of All American cheerleader. Jasmine was also published in Who Among American athletes. After graduating high school she attended Florida A&M University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Cardiopulmonary Science in 2012. During Jasmine’s spare time she loves spending time with her son, Berry and helping in the community. She was the coach for 2 years for Pop Warner cheerleading and now she assist with her son’s football, baseball and soccer teams. Even though she is a Florida girl at heart and miss the beaches, she truly enjoys the beautiful Texas sunsets.
Courtney Thomas MS, LAT, ATC
Certified Athletic Trainer: Rehab, Performance and Recovery Specialist
Courtney Thomas was born and raised in Southern California. She graduated from Canyon Springs High School where she played basketball for all four years. For her undergraduate degree, Courtney attended Southern Utah University where she graduated with a double major in athletic training and exercise science. She then attended Texas State University and obtained a master’s degree in athletic training, while working as an assistant athletic trainer at St. Michael’s Catholic Academy. Additionally, Courtney has interned with the WNBA team, “The Sparks,” for six years. She is now proud to be a part of the Medicine in Motion team working as a rehab specialist.
Brent McKinsey MS, LAT, ATC
Certified Athletic Trainer: Rehab, Performance and Recovery Specialist
Brent McKinsey was born and raised in Southern California. He completed his undergraduate studies in Colorado at Fort Lewis College, receiving a B.S. in Athletic Training. Brent continued with his education at Texas A&M University – Kingsville where he received a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology. During this time he also worked as a graduate assistant Athletic Trainer with the Football and Track & Field programs. To begin his post-graduate professional career, Brent spent two years as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Trinity University in San Antonio, where he worked with a number of teams and collected multiple conference championships. Brent has spent his early career ensuring athletes are healthy, and able to perform at their highest level. Brent is the newest member of the growing Medicine in Motion team.
Front Desk Liaison
Valery Rios is completing her undergraduate studies at Texas State University in Exercise and Sports Science. She plans to continue her studies and attend graduate school at Texas State to obtain her Master’s in Athletic Training. Valery has experience in the high school setting working as an athletic training student at Hendrickson High School and Texas State University. This experience taught her the many different roles that an Athletic Trainer plays in managing the healthcare of multiple athletes. As a former softball and track athlete, this motivated Valery to pursue a career in athletic training. She has had the opportunity to serve as an athletic training student with Texas State Women’s Basketball, Football, and Baseball. Being from the Austin area for the last 17 years, Valery enjoys exploring new places around Texas and the beautiful national parks in the state. You can also find her running around Lady Bird Lake and enjoying the outdoors of Zilker Park with her dog Nico.
Physical Therapy Student
Monse Gonzalez is a Student Physical Therapist from the University of St. Augustine in South Austin set to graduate in December of 2021 from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program with honors. Prior to her graduate studies, Monse received her Bachelor of Science in Biology with an Emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. Monse has over 4 years of experience in the outpatient physical therapy setting as both a student physical therapist and physical therapy technician. She was the Lead Physical Therapy Technician at Spooner Physical Therapy in Phoenix, an outpatient orthopedic clinic where she had the opportunity to be a part of the rehabilitation process for patients with varying conditions including athletic injuries, prosthetics, vertigo, total joint replacements, pelvic floor dysfunction and more. In her free time, you will find Monse trying out new recipes, hiking, paddle boarding, or playing with her dog, Mumble, or tortoise, Herschel. Monse is eager to begin her career as a Physical Therapist and help others return to completing the activities they enjoy most.