Tribe Wellness LLC offers group exercise programs steeped in evidence-based exercise interventions from the best leading research in physical therapy and exercise science. While our programs are not to be confused with individualized physical therapy services, we use ideas from the best available research to create a community experience.
Our "Tribes" are communities of learners who lend a helping hand to each other for motivation, emotional support, and fellowship. Together we push each other to new heights, living our motto, "STRENGTH in Numbers!"
FOUNDER / PT
Dr. Michael Braitsch
Michael Braitsch, PT, DPT is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy, a former amateur fighter, former kinesiology professor, and an internationally certified fight referee.
In addition to treating individual patients, Braitsch runs group exercise programs steeped in leading evidence from physical therapy and exercise science to help people with chronic and progressive conditions move and feel better.
He currently researches the effects of non-contact boxing training on impairments associated with PD and provides programs including SOUTH PAWS Parkinson boxing and Tai chi for balance.
As an advisory board member of the Adaptive Martial Arts Association and through work on the board of the UT Southwestern Adaptive Sports Coalition, he wants to change the way physical therapy is structured for people with chronic and progressive conditions, empowering people to better participate in community wellness.
Dr. Braitsch founded Tribe Wellness, LLC, in 2017 to promote exercise as a way to improve health, fight impairments, and increase quality of life.
Dr. Erin Frost
Dr. Frost is a graduate of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at UT Southwestern Medical Center's School of Health Professions.
While completing her doctorate, she used her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from West Texas A&M through working at the world famous, Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas, Texas. She also played a critical role as a student researcher in the UTSW Parkinson Boxing Research program for the Parkinson Foundation.
In addition to her passion for helping others, her clinical interests focus on geriatrics, women's health, and neurological rehab.
Outside of the clinic, Erin is most likely rock climbing with friends, or pursuing her other passion, Yoga!
Dr. Irum Khan
Dr. Khan is a graduate of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at UT Southwestern Medical Center's School of Health Professions.
Irum is a physical therapist who has helped in our research study for years and brings a wealth of orthopedic physical therapy experience from her time at Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation.
Her area of interests include orthopedic rehab, neurological rehab and preventative care.
Irum also brings a passion for her hometown sports teams - Miami Heat and Miami Dolphins. In her free time, Irum loves to play basketball and volleyball, fish and spend time with family and friends.
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