The Physical Rehabilitation Department consists of the latest in physical modalities, testing, and rehabilitative equipment. Modalities include ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, cryotherapy, iontophoresis, and tens treatments. The rehabilitative exercise equipment has been customized to address orthopedic sports injuries. Dynamic strength testing is also available to assess recovery and “ready to go” status.
Harris Argo, L.A.T. is the Director of the Physical Rehabilitation Department. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, and is licensed through the Texas Department of Health. Mr. Argo has extensive experience in sports medicine with hands on experience at the high school, college, Olympic, and professional levels. He has been involved with multiple collegiate football bowls, the NCAA track and field championships, the Houston Gamblers (USFL), and the US gymnastic championships in 2004-2012. Since 2002 he has completed 51 marathons including Houston, Dallas, Austin, and New York. He has also completed five 50K and one 50 mile race. His goal was to complete 50 races of marathon or longer distance before his 50th birthday. He completed number 50 the day before his 50th birthday. Mr. Argo continues to stay involved with ongoing athletic competitions. “I not only want to get the athlete well, I want them to return at a higher level. Getting to know patients and helping them achieve this is very rewarding for me.”
Joe Hartman graduated from Texas A&M Kingsville in 1996, as well as completing his certification as a Licensed Athletic Trainer. He has athletic training experience at the college championship level in both football and basketball. Prior to coming to the clinic, Joe worked for 10 years at the high school level across all sports in the Houston area. He has a particular interest in helping the athlete make the transition from surgical patient to athletic competitor.
"I try to structure and individualize each treatment to match the patient and their specific sport. While no two athletes are alike, their goals and mine are the same."
Director of Physical Therapy at The Orthopedic Sports Clinic
Dr. Lawrence (Seth) developed his strong work ethic, drive and determination from his father at an early age. His father taught him many things growing up such as, “the word can’t should not be in your vocabulary”, we can never become who we need to be by remaining who we are”, and “you should always strive to grow every day”. Seth utilizes these philosophies on a daily basis as he works with patients recovering form injuries or recuperating from orthopedic surgery. His goal with each patient is not just a full recovery, rather his goal is to return each patient stronger, more fit and with a new sense of ability.
Seth’s enthusiasm for health and fitness began many years ago when he worked as a personal trainer. This sparked his interest in health care, which led to him majoring in Kinesiology at the University of Houston, and ultimately earning his doctorate in physical therapy from the University of St. Augustine. Seth uses an array of manual therapy techniques, supported by therapeutic exercise that is complemented by neuromuscular reeducation to achieve his patient’s goals. He customizes each therapeutic plan to fit his patient’s individual goals and needs.
Seth has been a competitive athlete his entire life. He understands the importance of leading by example, which has inspired his own approach to continued healthy lifestyle through consistent exercise and sound nutrition. He also takes pride in helping others and making a difference in their life. Whether he is helping a patient get back to their career or get back on the football field, Seth feels the same sense of accomplishment.
Finally, Seth is the owner of Crossfit H-town where his beliefs in functional therapy complements his passion of functional training. His knowledge and experience with the worlds fastest developing fitness/nutrition programs has enhanced his professional work as a physical therapist, and allowed him to ultimately provide a unique and highly sought out experience that sets him far apart from others in his field.
Tammy Perez is a Physical Therapy Technician. She received her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology Exercise Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She has worked in the field of physical therapy since graduating from college and has aspirations of obtaining her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy in the near future.
Tammy utilizes several methods to assist in the rehabilitation of her patients. Each patient is unique and requires a different approach to maximize his/her return from surgery or an injury. Tammy is well versed in several techniques used to re-educate the neuromuscular system, reduce pain, prevent injury and enhance performance.
As an athlete herself, Tammy enjoys the opportunity to treat patients who share in her interests of maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle.