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Meet the Doctor of Houston Foot Specialists!

Dr. Aleisha C. Allen

Dr. Allen was born and raised in The Rose Capital of the World, Tyler, TX. After graduation from Bishop Thomas K. Gorman Catholic High School, Dr. Allen attended The University of New Hampshire, where she competed in track and field, and earned her B.S. degree in general biology. Dr. Allen obtained her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, IL. Dr. Allen completed her three year podiatric surgical residency training with reconstructive rearfoot/ankle certification at Northwest Medical Center in Margate, FL.

EDUCATION:


Professional:

  • Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine North Chicago, IL
    Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, June 04, 2010


Undergraduate:

  • University of New Hampshire Durham, NH
    Bachelor of Science, May 2006
    Major: Biology
    Minor: Health Management Policy

INTERNSHIP AND RESIDENCY:

  • Northwest Medical Center Margate, FL
    Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency/Reconstructive and
    Rearfoot Ankle Surgery Certification 2010 – 2013
    Chief Resident 2012 – 2013
    Clerkship Coordinator 2012 – 2013

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, Houston, TX
  • University General Health Center, Houston, TX

ACADEMIC POSITIONS:

  • Attending Podiatric Surgeon University General Health Center Podiatric Surgery Residency Training Program, Houston, TX

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS:

  • “Proposed Algorithm for the Utilization of Xenograft in Conjunction with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Negative Pressure Wound Therapy to Promote Granulation Tissue in Preparation for a STSG After Ray Resection with Insufficient Soft Tissue Coverage, ”Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine. 2011 2(3) 18-21.
  • “Use of Oasis Wound Matrix in the Treatment of a Hematoma Induced Leg Wound” Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine. 2010 1(4)

HONORS, AWARDS, CERTIFICATES:

  • Board Qualified in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle by American Board of Podiatric Surgery - 2013
  • National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners Part III – 2011
  • National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners Part II - 2010
  • National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners Part I – 2008
  • GeppnerTurnbow Scholar – 2007-2008
  • Vice President of The Student National Podiatric Medical Assn –2007-2008

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Texas Podiatric Medical Association, 2015- present
  • American Podiatric Medical Association, 2006 - present
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, 2006 - present
  • Florida Podiatric Medical Association, 2010 - present
  • South Florida SALSAL chapter, 2011

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

  • TPMA Annual Conference and Business Meeting - 2015
  • Annual Scientific Conference presented by ACFAS - 2013
  • International Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Symposium presented by AAOS and AOFAS - 2012
  • Barry University Contemporary Concepts in Foot and Ankle Surgery - 2012
  • Toes in the Sand Conference – 2011; 2012 Midwest Podiatry Conference – 2008
  • Lower Extremity Symposium – 2007

Maria Moya

Maria Moya

Maria has over 16 years of podiatric medical experience as an office manager and certified medical assistant at Houston Foot Specialists. She also has her certification as a Medicare and Private Insurance Claim Submission Specialist and PADnet technician. She is a dedicated wife and mother of two children America and Brandon. Maria attends Faith Assembly Church where she is an active member and involved in her local community.

Sandy Elvir-Presas

Sandy Elvir-Presas

Sandy has been working for Houston Foot Specialists for over 3 years as medical assistant. She is in charge your overall visit which includes your first encounter at check in to your coordination of continued healthcare within the facility. She is a devoted wife and mother of 3 children. In her spare time Sandy enjoys going to the movies, keeping up with the latest T.V. series, and spending quality time with family members.

Kirthi Srinivasan

PROFILE OVERVIEW:

  • Licensed Physical Therapist with experience in consultation, evaluation and treatment of patients/clients in various settings – acute/intensive care, home-health, outpatient/inpatient facilities and corporate wellness.
  • Proficient in monitoring patient progress at regular intervals and maintaining patient/client databases.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and team oriented.

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EDUCATION:

Master of Science in Exercise & Health Science - University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston May 2014

GPA: 3.75

Bachelors in Physical Therapy - Manipal University, India Feb 2011 GPA: 3.90

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LICENSE:

License # 1259756

Physical Therapy, Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners May 2015 to Present

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CERTIFICATION:

ACLS for Healthcare Providers - American Heart Association Feb 2015 - Feb 2017

BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) - American Heart Association Aug 2015- Aug 2017

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RELEVANT SKILLS:

Clinical Skills: Manual Therapy, Orthopedic/Neurologic Assessment, Wound care, Electrotherapy, Functional Movement Training and Cardiovascular Rehabilitation

Exercise Physiology Skills : Fitness Assessment, Stress testing, Max/Sub-max VO2 testing, Exercise Prescription for Special Population, ECG and Holter monitoring, Blood Pressure reading, Pulse Oximetry, Biometric Screening, Health coaching and Group Fitness Instruction

Other Skills: SPSS (Statistical Analysis), MS office (Word, Excel, Power Point)

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WORK EXPERIENCE:

Circle of Care Oct 2015 to Dec 2015

Physical Therapist

  • Prepare an assessment of the patient's condition, periodic evaluation, develops a problem list and customized plan of care and write clinical/progress notes
  • Assist the physician in evaluating patient's by applying diagnostic and prognostic muscle, nerve, joint and functional ability tests
  • Instruct patients and their families in the use of prosthetic, orthotic, and assistive devices (canes, wheelchairs, etc.)
  • Supervise the physical therapy assistant and evaluate the effectiveness of the services furnished by reviewing the assistant's notes
  • Participates with staff, patient, and physician in discharge planning activities and completes the physical therapy discharge summary within the designated framework of the agency policies

Houston Methodist Hospital Aug 2014 to Aug 2015

Wellness Coordinator - PRN

  • Develop, implement and evaluate wellness programs and services to improve health and decrease risk
  • Provide tailored exercise prescriptions for individuals with various health conditions like, Obesity, Cardiovascular disease, Stroke as well as promoting Healthy Lifestyle maintenance programs for clients aiming to maintain/improve their health picture
  • Perform Onsite Physicals, Biometric Screenings and provide outcome based Health Coaching
  • Support successful achievement of goals established for Employee Wellness and Corporate Onsite Programs

TIRR Memorial Hermann, Houston May 2013 to May 2014

Physical Therapy Intern

  • Assist in performing comprehensive evaluation; complete a written plan of care for individuals with TBI, SCI, Stroke and road traffic accidents. Develop treatment plans based on evaluation findings

Assist in evaluation and treatment planning of pediatric patients (ages 0-18) with diagnoses like CP, Down’s syndrome, Torticollis and Developmental Delays

  • Provide directed warm-up and cool down periods along with explanation of type and form of various exercises. Record Vital Signs measurements pre and post exercise
  • Implement safe, functionally relevant, and effective treatment interventions. Monitor and re-evaluate patient progress at regular intervals
  • Assist clients with questions and concerns, clean workout mats, and assist with bill collection

Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, India Aug 2010 to Nov 2012

Lead Physical Therapist

  • Honed skills in evaluation, diagnosis and development of treatment plans in Pediatric setting treating (ages 0-18) with conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Torticollis, Down’s Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Delays etc. Participated in designing therapy program for special schools and home education programs
  • Managed the Outpatient Orthopedic and Sports Injury clinic and honed skills in evaluation, diagnosis and development of treatment plans
  • Supervision of Physical Therapy Assistants and students, Monitoring progress notes and also maintain stock and supplies, inventory and compliance with regional and local laws and policies
  • Participated in Discharge Planning and post discharge rehabilitation processes
  • Gained proficiency in time management and delegation of work during peak clinical hours; and participated actively in frequent faculty presentations (clinical skills and quality) and team building activities

GRADUATE COURSEWORK:

Applied Exercise Physiology- Neuromuscular

Sports Nutrition

Applied Exercise Physiology-Cardiovascular

Lab Techniques and Research Design

Applied Kinesiology

Statistics in Exercise Science

Research in Human Performance

Exercise Principles for Special Population

Advanced Semester in Sports Medicine

Foundations of Healthcare Delivery

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PEER REVIEWED ABSTRACTS & POSTER PRESENTATIONS:

  • Srinivasan K, et al. Positional Comparison of Reactive Strength Index (RSI) in High School Baseball Players. J Strength Cond Res, 2013; 27(3): 563 - 859.
    • Poster Presented at National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) National Conference, Las Vegas. July 2013.

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ACADEMIC PROJECT EXPERIENCE:

  • Positional Comparison of Reactive Strength Index (RSI) in High School Baseball Players- Department of Clinical, Health, and Applied Sciences University of Houston- Clearlake
  • Functional Movement Assessment to Identify Dysfunctional Pattern of Movement in the Sport of Baseball in High School Baseball Players- Department of Clinical, Health, and Applied Sciences, University of Houston- Clearlake

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PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Member – American Physical Therapy association, Texas Chapter (TAPTA)

Member - National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

Member- American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

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