"Before seeing Alicia, I received physical therapy from two other healthcare providers and multiple physical therapists. However, I never felt any improvement following my visits or received the one-on-one attention and hands-on therapy that I desperately needed. Not only have I experienced tremendous improvement in my physical capabilities and a significant reduction in my pain level since I began seeing Alicia, but I am completely off of my prescribed pain medications. She not only concentrates on assisting me in feeling better physically but she talks with me and explains what she is doing and why and how it will help me in my daily life and overall. This is critical because she has helped me mentally and emotionally as well as my situation has been extremely difficult. She has taught me that successfully managing your pain takes not only physical exercises but mental fortitude. Alicia possesses the skills, education, and compassion that makes her an exceptional Physical Therapist. I am continuing my therapy with Alicia following her move from ARC and will always return to her for my physical therapy needs in the future as there is no one else that I trust.  
I actually did an Internet search on the top personality traits for Physical Therapists simply from curiosity, and I was not surprised to find that Alicia possesses them all: determined, supportive, cool, compassionate, confident, resilient, fit, and health conscious."

 

- Holly Reno, Patient 2017

"Alicia is so knowledgeable.  Through the skills she has taught me she has helped me more than years of doctors and meds."

 

- Cora Cramer, Patient 2017

"Dr. Shugart fixed my shoulder pain in about 6 once-a-week visits.  She gives you her full attention for the entire appointment, something I've never had at a PT appointment anywhere else.  I believe this helped me recover much more quickly than at traditional PT.  I strongly recommend Dr. Shugart for your PT.  Even though each visit may cost a little more when insurance isn't paying for it, it may cost you a lot less in the end as you may need fewer appointments."

 

- Brandon Heib, Patient 2017

"As a lifelong athlete, highly active father of 3, and coach for 50+ youth soccer players, rupturing my Achilles was arguably the most humbling experience of my life. Being confined to a sofa, unable to do all the things I love, and facing a 12-month mountain had me in a pretty dark place. Fortunately, I was referred to Dr. Shugart, who has been truly invaluable for my overall recovery. 

 

Not only does Dr. Shugart have strong foundational knowledge, but her ability to see the bigger picture instills a ton of confidence. Instead of just getting me past the surgery, she’s uncovering the root cause and continually putting things in perspective of my overall mechanics to promote total health.

 

It’s also reassuring to be guided by someone with advanced training, specialization in supporting athletes, and the pursuit of continuing education that demonstrates a passion for being the best.

 

Aside from being technically gifted, Alicia is always friendly and genuinely cares about her patients. She is supportive and optimistic but isn’t scared to be direct throughout the process. It’s awesome to be pushed and challenged to exceed goals.

 

I honestly don’t know where I’d be without Dr. Shurgart and can’t imagine going through this process with any other PT.

 

- Wells Branch Soccer Association

"If you are looking for an amazing Physical therapist you just found her! Alicia is seriously amazing! I suffer for numerous issues from hypermobility and fibromyalgia throughout my body. When I come in I got one on one attention which way better than going to a normal practice where they have 4 people to one PT. She is able to find the small issues and help my progress 100 times more. I have been other places and saw very little progress if any. Within the few months working with her most of my pain is almost gone! I am able to wear non-orthotic shoes which I never thought would happen. Honestly, you will save more money, in the long run, going to her!"

 

- Rachel Hook, Patient 2017

"Before seeing Alicia, I received physical therapy from two other healthcare providers and multiple physical therapists. However, I never felt any improvement following my visits or received the one-on-one attention and hands-on therapy that I desperately needed. Not only have I experienced tremendous improvement in my physical capabilities and a significant reduction in my pain level since I began seeing Alicia, but I am completely off of my prescribed pain medications. She not only concentrates on assisting me in feeling better physically but she talks with me and explains what she is doing and why and how it will help me in my daily life and overall. This is critical because she has helped me mentally and emotionally as well as my situation has been extremely difficult. She has taught me that successfully managing your pain takes not only physical exercises but mental fortitude. Alicia possesses the skills, education, and compassion that makes her an exceptional Physical Therapist. I am continuing my therapy with Alicia following her move from ARC and will always return to her for my physical therapy needs in the future as there is no one else that I trust.  
 

I actually did an Internet search on the top personality traits for Physical Therapists simply from curiosity, and I was not surprised to find that Alicia possesses them all: determined, supportive, cool, compassionate, confident, resilient, fit, and health conscious."

- Holly, Patient 2016

"Alicia has been a wonderful PT. She is very professional, knowledgeable, friendly and welcoming . She did a great job in meeting my family's needs, helping my child with exercises and individualizing her care. She gave lots of encouragement and great explanations. She always listened and answered my questions patiently. My child improved greatly in just a few sessions and her doctor was amazed at the rapid improvement. I would recommend Alicia to any of my friends." 

 

- Karen, Patient 2016

"I've been seeing Alicia for a couple of years. I came to her because of my lower back pain that I had been dealing with for several years. Doctors before had all assumed that my pain was mainly caused by some disc problems I had. I tried cortisone injections three times, and it only worked one time.


When I came to Alicia, she was able to look at the way I move and really nail down what the problem was from how I was walking, standing and bending. And the pain was coming from my SI joints - not just my discs. She taught me how to move my body better, as well as exercises to do at home, and they really helped! I had minor scoliosis when I started seeing Alicia, and its barely visible now because of the exercises she taught me! Some doctors say scoliosis can only be fixed with surgery, but Alicia proved them wrong. 


I'm pregnant now, and I was terrified that my back would be so sore from the extra 30 pounds, BUT to my surprise, it hasn't been that bad. I just have to keep up with my exercises and follow Alicia's advice as far as movement. 


If you are looking for a Physical Therapist, I highly recommend Alicia. She is knowledgeable and is always studying and trying to learn more! I really appreciate all the help Alicia has given me over the past couple of years. "

 

- Suzanne, Patient 2016

"Hi Dr. Zook, I just wanted you to know that I've been going to Alicia Shugart for PT associated with my scoliosis. I am really impressed with her knowledge and dedication. I think her specialization and fellowship that she is pursuing is exactly focused on my condition.  Even though ARC has discontinued PT, I am going to her through her own business Apex Manual Therapy. Her confidence that this can make a difference actually inspires me to stick with the exercises and follow-up." 

 

- Mark E., Patient 2016

"Alicia is absolutely wonderful. My 12 year old daughter loves going to see Alicia, and my daughter is making a lot of progress under Alicia's care. I would recommend Alicia to anyone!" 

 

- E, Patient 2016

Dr. Shugart was so great with me. She explained as she worked with me and the best part is I understood her. She knew I was really feeling the pain and she showed she really wants to help take care of my issues. I'm excited about continuing my therapy with her. Thanks Dr. Shugart.

 

- Shannon, Patient 2016

"I have found Alicia's skills in what she does is effective. I have had unknown nerve pain in my body for years that comes and goes. And with just a few sessions of going to Alicia for almost about 2 months I have my pain way less then when I had it every single day lasting for about an hour, 2 to 4 times a day. Going to Alicia my pain has cut down to not even having pain for up to 2 weeks. And if I ever go to see her and I may have any other pain she takes care of that as well. No pain is allowed with her so make sure you mention all that you are feeling and she will sure take care of you. I love that she caters to the needs of her patients and explains her process along the way. She is very easy to talk to and I recommend her to all that have pain they can not bear. "

 

- Shanon Shelton, Patient 2017

"High quality physical therapy care.  Highly recommend.  Dr. Shugart gets my patients better faster.  David Weeks, MD"

 

- Dr. David Weeks, Patient 2017

"I've had chronic back issues for years and have gone to several different types of therapists when it would flare up.  This experience was by far the best and the most helpful.  Alicia at Apex accomplished more with me in just two visits than any other therapy I've been to and is training me to keep myself and my back in good shape.  I'm not 100% yet but close to getting there than I have been in years thanks to Alicia and Apex!"

 

- Cathy Cox, Patient 2017

"Alicia has been a wonderful PT. She is very professional, knowledgeable, friendly and welcoming. She did a great job in meeting my family's needs, helping my child with exercises and individualizing her care. She gave lots of encouragement and great explanations. She always listened and answered my questions patiently. My child improved greatly in just a few sessions and her doctor was amazed at the rapid improvement. I would recommend Alicia to any of my friends"

 

- Karen Bondy, Patient 2017

"My primary care physician referred me to Apex and Dr. Shugart and I have thanked him numerous times.  Alicia has raised the work of physical therapy to an art form. She zeroes-in on the underlying causes of pain and helps to correct that, as well as providing immediate short-term relief of pain symptoms. You may need to learn how to walk, stand, or sleep differently, but you will be glad you did. When the debilitating back pain that kept you from working effectively fades out of consciousness, you will be so glad you went to Alicia for help."

 

- Bob Clark, Patient 2018

"I feel like Dr. Shugart gave me my life back. 12 years of growing pain and loss of mobility. One Dr. just gave up. Another wanted to rip out my lower spine. One was able to provide limited help with the pain.

 

Dr. Shugart found the actual cause and helped me fix it.  It took awhile and a lot of work but I am now 95% pain free and able to live my life again."

 

- Bob Pendleton Patient 2018

Hours: 
Monday 7:00a.m.-8:00p.m.
Tuesday 7:00a.m.-8:00p.m.
Wednesday 7:00a.m.-8:00p.m.
Thursday 7:00a.m.-8:00p.m.
Friday 7:00a.m.-8:00p.m.
Saturday 7:00a.m.-2:00p.m.
15901 Central Commerce Dr.
#402
Pflugerville, TX 78660
 Phone 512-298-3903
Fax 512-712-5939
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