Angel Young, PT, DPT
Angel Young received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Texas State University and her Bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin. At Texas State, she was recognized for her achievements in academic, research, and community service through the award of the Barb Melzer Scholarship, in addition to serving as a research assistant under Dr. Denise Gobert studying physiological symmetry, concussions, and eye movement. She has completed clinical affiliations with CHARM, Symmetry Physical Therapy, and Austin Manual Therapy where she gained extensive experience in treating acute and chronic pain through the identification and repatterning of movement impairment syndromes combined with manual therapy, Mckenzie technique, Alexander method, and the Redcord Neurac system. At Houston Methodist Houston, she worked in the oncology department treating patients undergoing chemotherapy and stem cell transplants.
Angel's passion and professional focus is working with those suffering from chronic pain using a holistic approach grounded by the latest developments in pain research. Her interest is stemmed from her own battle with chronic pain and her experience as a dancer and yoga practitioner, which have affirmed to her the power of movement to heal the body and mind. She is a student of somatic therapy techniques, including Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis and Feldenkreis, which strongly informs her clinical practice. Angel approaches her work with patients with the goal of developing body awareness and rediscovering the pleasure of movement in order to move smarter not just stronger.
Angel volunteers as a movement facilitator with the Austin-based nonprofit Truth Be Told where she works with incarcerated women at the Lockhart Correctional Facility teaching them to tell and process their stories through the creative practice of Authentic Movement.
Prior to beginning her journey as a physical therapist, Angel lived and worked in London, Hong Kong, Santa Fe, and Houston for international finance firms, organic farms, and even a stint as an ice cream artisan, which allowed her to satiate her love of traveling and learning about other cultures. She speaks Chinese and Spanish, having studied in Taiwan, Singapore, Nicaragua, and Guatemala.
In her free-time, she continues to enjoy all varieties of dance (from ballet to hip hop to two-stepping), Pilates, yoga, and hiking with Rufus the Old English Sheepdog.