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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!


 

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Martha Pyron, MD, RMSK (Clinic Physician Owner / Sports Medicine Physician / Family Medicine Physician / Team Physician)

martha-pyronDr. 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.

Minying Gu, MD (Family Medicine Physician)

mguDr. Gu is a board certified family medicine physician. She graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and completed her family medicine residency training at UT Austin Dell Medical School Family Medicine Program. Dr. Gu enjoys the broad range of family medicine practice and being able to educate patients on a variety of health issues. She has an interest in preventive health.

A Midwest transplant to Austin, Dr. Gu is excited to practice in the city her husband and she now call home. In her free time she enjoys traveling, hanging with her dog Lucy, and trying both new restaurants and new recipes for healthy eating. If you’re in need of a primary care physician, she’s here to help!

Ashley Wagner, MS, ATC, LAT (Associate Provider)

ashley-wagnerAshley 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.

Meet Ashley and learn more about her role at Medicine in Motion!

Colby Thompson MS, ATC, LAT (Associate Provider)

colby-thompsonColby 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.
 

 

Meet Colby and learn more about his role at Medicine in Motion!

Christopher Boylan, DPT (Physical Therapist)

chrisChristopher 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.

Nicolas Bach ATC, LAT (Associate Provider)

Nicolas Armed with a degree in Athletic Training from the University of Texas at Austin, Nicolas strives to help people recover from injuries and prevent new ones. After working with the Indianapolis Colts and the Houston Rockets, he returned to Austin, Texas and began working with the talented team at Medicine in Motion.

He looks forward to getting to know new clients and improving people’s function in their active lives! In his free time, he is working towards his Masters in Kinesiology and enjoys being outdoors and staying active. However, he never turns down a good Netflix marathon.

Arius Yarborough (Medical Assistant)

arius Arius was born in San Diego, California and raised in Hampton, Virginia. Achieving his Associates of Science from Tidewater Community College, to then further his education in receiving his Bachelor’s of Science (with a focus in Biology) from Old Dominion University in 2017. He moved to the city of Austin in August of 2017, and has been in love with the city ever since. Experiencing what nature has offered, he enjoys spending much of his time outdoors hiking trails, site seeing, and getting involved with the environment around him every chance possible through recreational sports and activity. In his spare time he loves maintaining all aspects of his personal health, through education and personal health goals.

Irma Aldaco (Front Office)

irmaIrma has been working in the medical and billing field for 25 years. She is third generation born and raised in Austin. She always treats her patients the way she hopes her family members are treated when they go to the doctor, with compassion, love and patience. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, crocheting and playing softball and volleyball.

Brooke Webb-Gunning MS, RD, LD (Nutritionist / Dietician)

brooke-gunningBrooke 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-straneyColleen 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.

Clarabelle (Mascot)

clarabelleClarabelle 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).