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Andy was born and raised in San Antonio, TX and graduated from Madison High School in 1986. He went on to attend Texas A&M University in the Fall of 1986. Andy lettered in football as a member of the original Texas A&M 12th Man Kick Off Team and graduated in 1990 with a degree in Kinesiology. He then attended Southwest Texas State University where he received a degree in Physical Therapy in 1995. In 1996 Andy and his wife moved to Fredericksburg where he began his career in physical therapy. As an owner of SM&PT Andy opened a new outpatient clinic in Fredericksburg in 2001 and played an active role in developing satellite clinics in Marble Falls, Llano, Blanco, and Kerrville.
Andy is married to Kelli and they have two boys that keep them very busy with sports and school activities. As a family they enjoy any activity around the water and especially love family trips to the beach.
Andy McDonald, PT
Jody was born and raised in Stephenville, TX. After graduating from Stephenville High School in 1995, he attended Abilene Christian University where he graduated in the Spring of 1999 with a BS in Biology. Jody lettered in football four years at ACU. He then enrolled in Hardin-Simmons University’s Physical Therapy program and graduated with a Masters in Physical Therapy December 2001. Jody joined the SM&PT family in January 2002, became an owner in 2005 and helped open the Kerrville SM&PT clinic in April 2006.
Jody is married to Keedra and they have 2 children. They stay very busy outside of SM&PT supporting their kids in many different sports.
Jody Brown, PT
Ardra Hughes, PT, ScD
Ardra is from Texas and graduated high school from Medina Valley in 1990. After graduation she attended Brevard College where she received an Associate degree in 1992. In 1994 she earned a Bachelor of Science, and graduated Summa Cum Laude, from Lubbock Christian University She also competed on scholarship in cross country and track throughout her undergraduate education. Ardra went on to receive her Masters of Physical Therapy from Hardin Simmons University in 1998 and joined the SM&PT team in 2005 where she became an owner in 2009. While working with SM&PT she continued her education and earned a Doctorate of Science from Texas Tech University Health Science Center in 2010. Ardra is an APTA Board Certified Sports Specialist, IAOM certified, NSCA certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Certified and a Licensed Massage Therapist.
Ardra and her husband Mickey are busy raising their two boys and their favorite pastime is participating is fun sporting events with friends and family.
Brad earned a Bachelor of Science from Nova Southwestern University in 2003 and his Doctoral of Physical Therapy from Nova Southwestern University in 2007. He joined the SM&PT team in March of 2008 and currently sees patients in our Marble Falls clinic. Brad has great interest in orthopedics, Neurology and Vestibular physical therapy.
Brad enjoys the outdoors, boating, traveling, painting, building, art, music and spending time with his wife and family.
Brad Klepser, PT, DPT
Brent is originally from Midland, Texas and joined SM&PT in 2011. He earned a Bachelor of Criminal Justice from the University of North Texas in 2005 and a Doctoral of Physical Therapy from Texas Tech Health Science Center in 2011. Brent is focused on post professional education in orthopedics and manual therapy to the spine and is working towards his Spine Certification through IAOM.
Brent enjoys outdoor activities involving camping, hiking, hunting and fishing.
Brent Denny, PT, DPT, COMT
Curt obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University, and a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Des Moines University, He practiced as a physical therapist for 22 years in San Antonio, Texas. Starting in 1999 he has pursued additional training in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT, also known as the McKenzie Method). In 2006 he earned a Post Graduate Degree and the title of Diplomat in MDT, which is the highest credential awarded.
Curt and his wife enjoy most all outdoor activities and tending to their store Dogology in Fredericksburg.
Curt Rickert, PT, Dip MDT
Caitlin Dean, PT, DPT
Caitlin a native of Austin, Texas graduated Summa Cum Laude from Angelo State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She continued her education at Angelo State and earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013 with a certification in strength and conditioning. Caitlin joined the SM&PT team in 2014.
Caitlin enjoys outdoor adventure activities such as whitewater rafting, mountain backpacking and skydiving. In 2006, she earned the highest honor awarded by the Girl Scouts known as the Gold Award. Caitlin actively volunteers her time as a builder and senior facilitator for a non-profit challenge course program designed for leader and team development; the program serves both youth and adult groups.
Nick graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2009 from Hardin-Simmons University and is currently pursuing certification through the Institute of Physical Art in Functional Manual Therapy. Prior to that, he attended Texas A&M University where he received a Bachelors in Applied Exercise Physiology.
Nick is originally from Abilene, TX and is married with two children. In his free time, he enjoys being on the lake with family and trying to stay active.
Nick Engel, PT, DPT
Caughey is a board licensed Doctor of Physical therapy, and earned her degree from Texas State University in 2015. She enjoys treating orthopedic, neurological, and vestibular conditions. She is also a member of the Texas A&M Class of 2007, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a minor in Coaching, and gained hands on research experience with faculty in neuroscience. Prior to joining the SM&PT Marble Falls Team in 2015, she spent several years as a coach for various USA Gymnastics, TAAF, and UIL competitive gymnastics teams in both Dallas and College Station, and served as a USAG Junior Olympic Judge.
In her spare time, Caughey likes trekking through the Hill Country on foot or in her Jeep, exploring rivers and watering holes, attending live music events, and supporting Austin’s local musicians.
Caughey Richardson, PT, DPT
Brandy was born and raised in Rockdale, Texas, where she graduated from Rockdale High School in 2007. She went on to play college softball at St. Edward’s University in Austin for two years, then transferred to The University of Texas at Austin and graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science in May of 2011. She then enrolled in Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s Physical Therapy Program, was a member of the Alpha Eta Honor Society, and graduated in May 2015 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Brandy enjoys spending time with her husband and son, attending sporting events, live music scenes, and spending time on the lake.
Brandy Brooks, PT, DPT
Jeremy Harrison, PT, DPT
Jeremy is originally from Wink, Texas and joined SM&PT in 2015. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences in 2008 before his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2011, both from Texas Tech University Health Science Center (TTUHSC) in Lubbock, Texas. Since school Jeremy has been focused on continuing education and manual therapy certification through IAOM (International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine) and he is currently working towards his Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy through TTUHSC with a focus on research in physical therapy.
Jeremy enjoys volunteering in the Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Department, spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing, hiking, riding his Harley and other recreational activities.
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