Meet Your Surge Mobile Physical Therapy Team

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Owner | Physical Therapist

Dr. Sergio Hafid Martinez PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, Cert. DN

PT License #: 1267702

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedics and Manual Physical Therapy
  • Certified Dry Needling Specialist
  • Clinical Instructor through APTA

Sergio was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas where he earned a Bachelors of Science in Health and Human Performance- Exercise Science from the University of Texas at Brownsville in 2011.

Sergio then went on to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas in 2015.

In 2018 Sergio completed a rigorous 3 year Residency and Fellowship from the Manual Therapy Institute and is now a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic and Manual Physical Therapy. He has experience in outpatient rehabilitation where he has treated a variety of complex diagnosis, home health for the geriatric population, and has practiced in Central Texas and South Texas before starting his own practice.

Sergio is also Certified in Dry Needling and is a Certified Clinical Instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association.

Sergio has done pro bono work with orthopedic surgeons and athletic trainers for high school athletes in the Central Texas area and enjoys community service work. Sergio is currently seeking to be Board Certified to become both an Orthopedic and Sports clinical specialist. Sergio is currently a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Texas Physical Therapy Association, and American Academy of Orthopedic and Manual Therapy.

Aside from work, Sergio enjoys playing golf, watching movies, grilling, and spending time with his wife Rocio Martinez and his two boys Mateo and Mason.

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Owner | Physical Therapist

Dr. Rocio Martinez, PT, DPT, CRT, RRT-NPS, Cert. DN, Pelvic Health Provider

  • Double Board Certified as Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist
  • Licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Pelvic Health Provider
  • Certified Dry Needling Specialist
  • Certified in Advanced Pelvic Floor Dry Needling

Rocio was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas but her family's roots stem from a loving Mexican culture. She graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Respiratory Care from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 2013. She then developed experience in the adult, pediatric, and neonatal intensive care units at various hospitals in San Antonio between 2013-2015 in which she gained experience as a critical transport team member that transports sick infants via land and air. She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor in Belton, Texas in 2017.

Throughout her career she has earned Double Board Certifications as a Registered Respiratory Therapist and Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist. She has earned certifications in Dry Needling, Kinesio-taping, and recently become a Pelvic Health Provider by earning certifications in Pelvic Floor Therapy Levels 1 & 2A from Herman & Wallace in 2020.

She has gained experience in working in the acute care, outpatient, and home health settings for pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations. She also has experience in vertigo, aquatic therapy, women’s health/pelvic health, neurological conditions, orthopedic conditions, sports injuries, and post-surgery rehabilitation. She has recently focused on incorporating Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy to her practice as she has found a heavy need for it in the Brownsville, Harlingen, San Benito, Los Fresnos, and surrounding areas of Cameron County.

Aside from work, she enjoys spending time with her husband Sergio and her two boys Mateo and Mason.

Physical Therapy Cameron County Surge Mobile Physical Therapy Hugo Mata PT DPT
Clinical Director | Port Isabel

Dr. Hugo Mata, PT, DPT, Cert. DN

Hugo was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas. He graduated in 2014 from The University of Texas at Brownsville with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He attended The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2020.

While earning his doctorate degree, he offered pro bono physical therapy in St Vincent’s Clinic for the under-insured population. He also collaborated with occupational therapy students while serving on a mission trip in Guatemala. He recently became a Certified Dry Needling Specialist and plans to further his education by earning a Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Therapy. When not in the clinic, Hugo enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his family.

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Physical Therapist

Dr. Gerardo Valadez PT, DPT, MS

Gerardo was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas. He is a United States Army Corps of Engineers Veteran. Gerardo received his undergraduate degree in Behavioral Science from McNeese State University in 2016. Following the end of his military contract, Gerardo completed a Master of Science in Kinesiology from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas in 2018 his research focused on providing alternative medicine to treat PTSD for military Veterans. 

Gerardo then transplanted to Miami, Florida in 2019 to complete his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. His latest research focused on implementing an Early Intervention Physical Therapy model of care in the treatment of acute low back pain. Gerardo was part of the Operation Lone Star team, a medical mission to provide medical services to the Rio Grande Valley. He is committed to providing world-class patient care to the Rio Grande Valley area.

Due to his past experiences, he understands that the rehabilitation process is a multi-faceted approach involving physical, mental, and social barriers. He believes that the human body is our most important resource; therefore, he uses a whole-body approach to ensure his patients are educated with the appropriate knowledge and equipment to optimize movement. Gerardo’s goal is to continue to advocate for Direct Access and promote same-day evaluation without a referral from an MD (Medical Doctor) for all musculoskeletal injuries.

Aside from work, Gerardo enjoys spending time with his family and finding the best trails in the area.

Physical Therapy IN Cameron County TX Melissa Alvarez Referral Coordinator
Referral Coordinator

Melissa Alvarez

Melissa Alvarez was born in Laredo, Texas and raised in Brownsville, Tx. Melissa is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science with a Concentration in Physical Therapy at UTRGV. Melissa discovered her interest in Physical Therapy at a young age while taking her little brother born with Spina Bifida to his PT appointments.

Melissa aspires to earn a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and a specialty in Pediatrics and hopes to one day, help children improve their mobility through Physical therapy services. Melissa loves her job and the continuous learning environment at Surge. During her off time Melissa likes to go to the gym, dance, and spend time with family and friends.

Physical Therapy IN Cameron County TX Kevin Sandoval
Front Office Specialist / Physical Therapy Technician

Kevin Sandoval

Kevin was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas. Kevin is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Exercise Science with a Concentration in Physical Therapy at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Kevin's love for Physical Therapy sparked from when he sustained an injury and was diagnosed with Neuropraxia and learned more about Physical Therapy.

Kevin's dream is to obtain his Doctorate in Physical Therapy and to pursue the career that he is passionate about. During his off-time, Kevin loves to exercise, watch sports, and spend time with friends and family.

Physical Therapy in Cameron County TX Kasandra Salinas
Front Office Specialist / Physical Therapy Technician

Kasandra Salinas

Kasandra Salinas was born in Harlingen, Texas and raised in La Feria, Texas. Kasandra recently graduated from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley with her bachelor's degree in Biology with a concentration in Biological Science and a minor in Kinesiology. She is currently awaiting acceptance to a physical therapy program.

Kasandra first became introduced to physical therapy through her own personal sports injury. Kasandra aspires to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and a specialty in Sports PT. In her free time, Kasandra enjoys exercising, reading, and socializing with family and friends.

Front Office Specialist Physical Therapy Technician Ricardo Rangel at Surge Mobile Physical Therapy
Front Office Specialist / Physical Therapy Technician

Ricardo Rangel

Ricardo Rangel was born in Brownsville, Texas and raised in San Benito, Texas. Ricky recently graduated from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley with his bachelor's degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Physical Therapy.

Ricky will now be pursuing his Doctorate's degree in Physical Therapy as that is his dream career. Ricky became interested in Physical Therapy in high school while participating in clinical rotations at Valley Baptist Hospital in Harlingen. He became fascinated with the work of the Physical Therapist and the environment that was provided between patients and therapists. During his spare time, Ricky enjoys exercising, playing video games, and playing music with his guitar and drums.

Physical Therapy IN Cameron County TX Juanito Dominguez
Physical Therapy Technician

Juanito Dominguez

Juanito Dominguez was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas. He graduated from Porter High School from the children with special needs department. In his spare time, Juanito likes to exercise at the gym as well as play basketball and video games with family and friends.

Rene Guerrero Certified Personal Trainer Certified Stretch and Flexibility Coach
Certified Stretch and Flexibility Coach

Rene Guerrero

Coach Rene Guerrero is a Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Stretch and Flexibility Coach by National Academy of Sports Medicine. Coach Rene studied at the University of Texas RGV with a bachelors of science in Kinesiology with a concentration in athletic training in 2019. 

Coach Rene has been trained by Doctors in Physical Therapy on how to stretch patients/clients safely and effectively for the upper and lower body. Rene aspires to be a Doctor in Physical Therapy and is currently in the process of seeing which graduate school to start his Doctorate in Physical Therapy studies. Schedule a 1 on 1 session with Coach Rene today!

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