MEET THE TEAM
DR. MICHAEL BRAITSCH PT, DPT
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 PT, DPT
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!
Nhi Bui is Tribe Wellness' Intern.
She graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in biology, and hopes to gain acceptance into graduate school in order to pursue her goal of becoming a physician assistant.
She currently assists in group classes when needed as a student coach.
In her free time she can be found helping out at the food bank or playing board games with her friends and family.
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