ORTHOPEDIC PHYSICAL THERAPY RESIDENTS

Harris Health System ORTHOPEDIC PHYSICAL THERAPY RESIDENTS

Jave Del Rosario, PT, DPT

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Resident

Hometown: Sugar Land, Texas

About: After graduating from the University of Texas in 2013, Jave worked as a research assistant and wanted to explore new hobbies. Jave went to a yoga class for the first time and fell in love with how it made him feel. Soon after, he decided to go to a class every day after work. This routine led him to explore how the body works, which piqued his interest in how we can use something we enjoy to take care of ourselves.

In 2014, he spent his summer in Baltimore, Maryland where he had the opportunity to volunteer and see how physical therapists live their day-to-day lives. Learning so much from this experience, he worked as a physical therapy technician for two years before attending physical therapy school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2016.

Two years later, he was thrilled to be back home in the Houston area where he did all of his clinical rotations in both orthopedic and neurologic settings. His interest in residency programs developed through the guidance of his clinical instructors and exposure to residency training during one of his clinical rotations. It was also during this time when he realized his favorite part was getting to know his patients and guiding them in the process of getting back to the things they enjoy.

After graduating from physical therapy school in 2019, Jave started working at Quentin Mease and was very excited for the opportunity to continue working at Harris Health as a resident. After residency, he plans to obtain his Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification and continue to develop as a clinician by pursuing a fellowship in manual therapy.

Zach Beauchamp, PT, DPT

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Resident

Hometown: Craig, CO

About: Zach knew he wanted to work in healthcare since witnessing first-hand how an injury can impact an individual and their family. While earning his degree in exercise science from Colorado Mesa University, he developed a passion for powerlifting. This made him understand how important exercise is as well as its role in healthcare. Shortly after this, he began to observe in physical therapy clinics and loved how physical therapists were uniquely able to get to know their patients and watch them progress throughout their care. After graduating, Zach was happily accepted in at the University of New England where he would attain his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

During PT school, Zach traveled across the country for clinicals in Utah, Maine, and Colorado. After several conversations with PT faculty he became interested in residency programs and knew this was the right track for him upon graduation. Knowing that the values of Harris Health Systems matched his well he was proud to except their offer the be a orthopedic resident at Quentin Mease. After residency, Zach plans to obtain his Orthopedic Clinical Specialty certification and hopes to pursue his fellowship in manual therapy.

JR Alexander, PT, DPT

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Resident

Hometown: Jakarta, Indonesia

About: Born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia; JR was first exposed to physical therapy as a young tennis player seeking to rehabilitate from a freak knee injury in order to return to the tennis court. His positive experience at the local physical therapy clinic piqued his initial interest in sports medicine, and he moved to the United States at the age of eighteen to study athletic training at the University of Texas at Austin (Hook em Horns!!). Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, he spent several years conducting research at the University of Texas Neuromuscular Physiology lab before enrolling at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2018 to begin his journey in physical therapy.

During his time at the Medical University of South Carolina, JR served as a student physical therapist and clinic coordinator at the CARES Therapy Clinic, a local student-run clinic serving the uninsured population in Charleston and the surrounding area. This experience coupled with a unique set of clinical rotations led to his interest in furthering his orthopedic clinical skills to better serve patients of varying complexities and thus the decision to pursue a residency at Harris Health. After residency, JR hopes to complete his Orthopedic Clinical Specialty certification as well as begin fellowship training with the American Academy of Manual Therapy.

ORTHOPEDIC RESIDENCY GRADUATES

2008-2009

  • Sarah (Zehler) Ammons, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Texas Woman’s University
  • Dana Tew, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Texas Woman’s University

2009-2010

  • Joseph Elliott, PT, DPT, University of Texas Health Science Center
  • Annette Karim, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT, Texas Woman’s University

2010-2011

  • Alex Bonhomme, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, University of Miami
  • Ali (Jeffus) Vargo, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Texas Woman’s University

2011-2012

  • Germaine Herman, PT, DPT, OCS, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Jamie Partridge, PT, DPT, OCS, Texas Woman’s University
  • Martina (Quivers) Void, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, Texas Woman’s University

2012-2013

  • Rocio Antone, PT, DPT, OCS, OT, Texas Woman’s University
  • Tabbetha (Cruse) Neve, PT, DPT, OCS, Texas Woman’s University
  • Sarah (Lohmann) Worth, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Saint Louis University

2013-2014

  • Jim Heafner, PT, DPT, OCS, Saint Louis University
  • Elizabeth Lemos, PT, DPT, OCS, Texas Woman’s University
  • Stephanie Lynch, PT, DPT, OCS, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Taryn Wright, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, University of New England

2014-2015

  • Nicole Baker, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Azusa Pacific
  • Gina Herrera, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Texas Woman’s University
  • Allison Smith, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Eric Spencer, PT, DPT, OCS, University of Miami

2015-2016

  • Nick Allen, PT, DPT, OCS, University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Lauren Geiger, PT, DPT, OCS, University of Vermont
  • Amanda (Esmond) Koenning, PT, DPT, OCS, University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Cinnamon Martin, PT, DPT, OCS, Texas Woman’s University

2016-2017

  • Chris Cimo, PT, DPT, OCS, University of St. Augustine
  • Pablo Estrada, PT, DPT, OCS, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Dana Hill, PT, DPT, OCS, University of Southern California

2017-2018

  • Emily Aven, PT, DPT, OCS, University of Incarnate Word
  • Amy Hsieh, PT, DPT, OCS, Texas Woman’s University
  • Thomas Latimore, PT, DPT, OCS, University of Incarnate Word

2018-2019

  • Jaclyn Brooks, PT, DPT, OCS, University of New England
  • Melissa Clarke, PT, DPT, University of Florida
  • Reka Kovacs, PT, DPT, OCS, Texas Woman’s University

2019-2020

  • Allison Butcher, PT, DPT, Texas Woman’s University
  • Oluwatosin Victoria Olowoyeye, PT, DPT, MS, Texas Woman’s University