Monica Infantas, Office Administrator
B.S. in Kinesiology from Texas Woman’s University
Expert in Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
Monica was born and raised in Plano, Texas. Although she initially went to a university in Chattanooga, Tennessee to pursue a nursing degree, she moved back to Texas after deciding she wanted to be a physical therapist instead. While at Texas Woman’s University, she was active in volleyball intramurals and the kinesiology club. Monica graduated in May of 2016 and is currently applying to physical therapy school. Her dream job is to be an Astronaut Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation (ASCR) specialist for NASA.
Monica has always had a desire to help those in need and she feels most fulfilled when she gets to do so. Growing up, she always thought that she would become a vet because she loves animals, but as she got older, a running injury made her realize that she wanted to help people instead. Monica was doing physical therapy for the first time at 19 years old and absolutely fell in love with it. She was inspired by her therapist who helped alleviate her pain and get back to running. At that moment, she knew she wanted to be a physical therapist.
Monica loves being active by strength training and running. She enjoys playing and watching a variety of sports although her favorite pastime is hiking. Her main passion is to help others and when she can, she feeds the homeless and goes on mission trips with her church to other countries.
Maddie Gardner, PT Tech
Madeline was born and raised in Richardson, Texas. She was involved in sports such as soccer and basketball all throughout her childhood and high school. Madeline graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas in December 2018, where she was involved in the pre-physical therapy/occupational therapy association. In her spare time she also volunteered at the comet cupboard on campus, a food pantry initiative at UTD dedicated to helping students in need.
Madeline’s interest in physical therapy began when her sister injured her hip and had to go to physical therapy. Watching what her sister did at physical therapy appointments and also seeing her get better week by week really sparked her interest. After becoming a volunteer and being promoted to a physical therapy tech, she has continued to find this field to be very rewarding and fun. Now that Madeline has gained knowledge and skills of rehabilitation she will carry those tools on with her as she applies for physical therapy school.
Madeline enjoys taking weekend trips to go hiking and camping. She also likes to get her friends together to play sand volleyball to stay active. She loves going to live sporting events such as hockey and basketball.
Christa Morovitz, PT Tech
Christa was born in Corpus Christi, Texas and lived there for nine years before her family moved to San Antonio. She grew up playing soccer and was on Reagan High School varsity soccer team for four years and continued to play soccer at UT Dallas Woman’s team for two additional years.
Christa is currently a student at UT Dallas pursuing a degree in Healthcare Studies with a Pre-PT track. Even though she doesn’t play college soccer any more she loves to stay active by participating in intermural volleyball, disc golf, and hiking.
Christa has always been interested in how the body works and loves to help people. In high school she got a bad ankle sprain that ended up exposing her to physical therapy and since then she’s been fascinated in all the techniques that can be used to help the body feel better. She loves to see people progress as they recover from their injuries and is excited to pursue a career in physical therapy.
michael tran, PT Tech
Michael was born and raised in Houston Texas, but moved to the Dallas area to attend The University of Texas at Dallas. He’s majoring in Healthcare Studies with hopes of becoming a physical therapist with a focus in sports medicine. Michael has always been active in sports such as football, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, Shaolin kung-fu, and now rock climbing. His love of sports, especially climbing, allowed him to witness injuries first hand. He became extremely interested in the rehabilitation process by doing research to attempt to treat his own injures. There he became drawn to the field of physical therapy. Another influence for Michael’s fascination with physical therapy was his brother Franklin, who practices in Seattle.
Michael started his journey at Athletic Advantage as a volunteer during his freshman year of college to get ahead in clinical experience. Learning under Dr. Johnson, he has developed a variety of skills such as improved patient interaction, organization, and professionalism. Michael aspires to improve and expand on these skills for use in his future career in physical therapy.
steven chung, PT Tech
UT Dallas Senior pursuing a B.S. in Healthcare Studies Pre-Physical Therapy Program
Expert in Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
Steven spent most of his childhood growing up in Houston, Texas. Growing up, he was always involved in some kind of sport or activity. He graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2017 with a B.S in Healthcare Studies. Steven is currently in the process of applying for physical therapy school.
Steven has wanted to help people since he was young, which inspired his desire to pursue physical therapy. Between his discovery of how much he enjoys interacting with patients hands on and finding that his own experience in sports helps him resonate with the patients at our clinic, he has cemented his drive to become a physical therapist. He understands the importance of rehabilitation and future prevention. Steven hopes to apply his knowledge, positive demeanor, and personal experience to every patient that walks through our doors.
In his off time, Steven enjoys working out and playing volleyball. In addition to his physical activities, he is active at serving in his church.
"Dr. Johnson has built an environment that is inviting and disarming from the moment you walk in the door. Everyone is greeted and introduced to others. It is so refreshing to walk into a business and see familiar smiles and hear greetings from every single person. A true rarity that does not go unnoticed."