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Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Shepherd Square

2085 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77098
  • Mon 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tue 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wed 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thu 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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            General Information

            Please note that all patients under the age of 16 are required to be accompanied by an adult, adult family member or legal guardian during their treatment time. Patients 16 years of age or older are required to be accompanied by an adult during their initial appointment for paper work and consent purposes. After the initial visit, adult supervision may no longer be required. If an adult is not present with the patient as listed by our age requirements, the patient may be asked to be rescheduled.

            About Our Clinicians

            Brian R. Duncan, PT, DPT is the Director of IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute Performance Lab at Shepherd Square. His clinical practice focuses on adolescent, recreational, and college athletes though he has an overarching passion for helping individuals across the lifespan return to sport. He serves as a member of the Sports Medicine Team for the University of Houston, is integrated into Dr. Alfred Mansour’s Hip Preservation Clinic Team, and teaches within the Memorial Hermann Sports & Orthopedic residency programs as well as the UT Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. Additionally, Dr. Duncan has taught in graduate physical therapy and athletic training programs and lectured at the local, state, and national level. He is board-certified in both sports physical therapy and orthopedic physical therapy and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic and Manual Therapists. He is currently taking new patients with appointments available Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

            Jaime Aparicio, PT, DPT completed a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology before earning his doctorate in physical therapy and completing a residency program. A board certified sports clinical specialist, certified strength and conditioning specialist, and certified emergency medical responder, he is also certified in dry needling and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. In practice since 2014, he provides dry needling, AlterG and manual therapy for thoracic/lumbar, knee and foot/ankle conditions. He works with triathletes and endurance runners and performs gait analysis.

            Taylor Cole, DPT, OCS earned her doctorate in physical therapy from Texas Woman’s University, has completed an orthopedic residency program with Memorial Hermann, and is a board certified orthopedic specialist. She has been in practice since 2017 and treats patients 13 and older. She provides specialized care for hip, knee, shoulder and lumbar pathologies, both operative and non-operative. She enjoys treating active individuals, with a special interest in weight lifting and Crossfit athletes. Taylor is certified in dry needling and utilizes BFR (Blood Flow Restriction) regularly. She serves as a faculty member for the Memorial Hermann Residency Program and has presented research presentations at multiple national and state conferences. In addition to regular clinic hours, Taylor is available to schedule early morning and evening appointments.

            Emily Gardner, PT, DPT is Coordinator of Memorial Hermann’s Hip Preservation Program and is board certified in sports physical therapy. She obtained her doctorate of physical therapy from UT Southwestern in 2011, began her practice in pediatric sports medicine, and joined the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute in 2014. She is also certified in dry needling. Emily focuses on post-operative care of the hip and knee, conservative management of the painful young hip, return-to-sport progressions, and care for the skeletally immature athlete. Emily is a faculty member of the Memorial Hermann Physical Therapy Sports and Orthopedic Residency Programs, mentoring and lecturing on hip pathology, leadership, and pediatrics. She serves as the site coordinator of clinical education, on-site expert on hip pathology and pediatric diagnoses.

            Sean Harris, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT has completed residency and fellowship programs, as well as advanced training in differential diagnosis. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and an orthopedic certified specialist who is also certified in manual therapy and dry needing. In practice since 2015, he specializes in low back pain, tendinopathy and sports injuries. Sean uses dry needling, AlterG and Graston Technique/IASTM for the neck/shoulder, thoracic/lumbar and knee areas. Sean sees patients ages 13 and older, and is available to schedule early morning and evening appointments in addition regular clinic hours.

            Keisha Paul, PT, DPT has a doctorate in Physical Therapy, but prior to that became a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant in 2007 and was certified by the American Physical Therapy Association for Advanced Proficiency in the Musculoskeletal System. In 2017, Dr. Paul received her master’s in science from UTMB, and in 2019 she completed her clinical doctorate. She provides evidenced-based compassionate care to patients of all ages with orthopedic and sports challenges, concentrating on the thoracic/lumbar, hip and knee areas. Dr. Paul enjoys lecturing at UTMB-Galveston and at Houston Community College – Health Science Center and investing in the growth of PT and PTA students.

            Kimberly Polasek, DPT holds a doctorate in physical therapy and has completed a residency program specializing in sports physical therapy. In practice since 2019, Dr. Polasek provides Alter G, Blood Flow Restriction training and manual therapy for the neck/shoulder, thoracic/lumbar, knee, and foot/ankle conditions. Her clinical practice focuses on adolescent and recreational athletes although she sees patients of all ages. In addition to regular business hours, Dr. Polasek is available to schedule early morning and evening appointments.

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