Ida G. Gutierrez, PT, MPT
is a native Laredoan. She graduated from Nixon High School in 1991 and graduated from Laredo Junior College in 1993 with an Associates in Arts. During high school she played basketball, track, and karate. She graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Physical Therapy Program in 1997. She returned to Laredo to give back to the community with the knowledge and experience she gained while in college. As a teenager, she was inspired by her aunt, who has Cerebral Palsy. She went with her aunt to her aquatic session and was amazed at the positive impact it had on her physical ability, demeanor, and her attitude. Ever since then she wanted to help someone achieve the same feeling.
She loves to organize, coach, participate in her children’s sports teams, as well as being involved her church community. She has a deep routed connection to the Laredo community due to a strong family unit, especially through a community of martial arts at Rick Guerra’s Academy of Martial Arts. She has worked in numerous settings including hospital acute care, outpatient, skilled nursing units, wound care, sports and work injuries, pediatrics and home health. Ida enjoys spending time with her family and friends, coaching her children’s sports teams, teaching karate and aerobic kickboxing, and recreational walking.
Dinora Flores PT
was raised in Laredo Texas and returned to her hometown to fulfill a life long dream of practicing Physical Therapy. She has been with LSMC and Power PT for over two years. When not at the clinic, Dinorah enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is also an avid sports enthusiast.
Sandra Gomez, PT, DPT
Was born in Laredo, Texas but was raised in her early childhood years in Monterrey, Mexico. She graduated from United High School in 2010 where she competed in sports such as soccer, volleyball, and track. She obtained her Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014 to get a step closer to fulfilling her lifelong dream of becoming a physical therapist and as well played for the UT club soccer team during her undergrad.
Prior to applying to physical therapy school, Sandra ensured she obtained a good clinical experience by working as a tech at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital and St. David’s Rehabilitation Hospital where she got good exposure working with an array of populations such as those with neurological disorders, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and common orthopedic impairments. In her time at St. David’s Rehabilitation Hospital, Sandra received the honorable Frist Humanitarian Award. This award is only awarded once a year to one employee that demonstrates extraordinary concern for the welfare and happiness of patients and communities.
In 2017, Sandra started attending Texas State University which was her top choice school in order to pursue her Doctorate in Physical Therapy that had a high emphasis on manual therapy in their curriculum. While in school, Sandra continued her passion of volunteering as the head coach for the Volleyball Special Olympics team for McBeth Recreation Center. During the three years of the program, Sandra fulfilled a year of clinicals where she had diverse experiences with working in several orthopedic manual physical therapy clinics that treated high-level athletes and as well continued a solid foundation in treating patients with neurological impairments. Sandra graduated in 2020 and is now currently pursuing a fellowship in manual therapy through the Manual Therapy Institute to best treat musculoskeletal impairments.
In her spare time, Sandra highly enjoys hiking in the outdoors and being active.
Ashley M. Everett PT, DPT, CSCS
As a native of Laredo, she was a multi-sport athlete at United High School where she participated in cheer, volleyball, and track graduating in 2011. She earned her Associate’s in Science in 2013 from Laredo Community College, where she played volleyball for the Palominos. During her time as an LCC athlete, she sustained an ACL injury which inspired her to become a physical therapist. After making a comeback, she signed a letter of intent to play NCAA-Division I volleyball and beach volleyball at the University of New Orleans, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2015.
Prior to applying to physical therapy program, she returned to Laredo and became a high school science teacher and volleyball coach at her alma mater, United High School from 2015-2018. In that time, she coached the 7th grade Trautmann Middle School volleyball team and assisted the United High School volleyball program in their success to the state quarter finals.
In 2018, Ashley was accepted to the Doctorate Program of Physical Therapy at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. While in the program, she participated in volunteer programs like Kinetic Kids where sports and recreational programs that are not typically available to children with special needs are provided. Additionally, she became a member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association and earned a certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist to be able to apply scientific knowledge to train athletes to top levels of performance. During her time as a physical therapy student, she completed 9 months of clinical experience where she worked with various populations and settings including sports and orthopedics, acute care, pediatrics, and patients with neurological disorders.
Ashley graduated as a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2021. She is currently a member of USA Weightlifting where she plans on obtaining a coach certification, as well. She plans to eventually pursue a residency to become a board-certified specialist in Orthopedics or Women’s Health. Her plan is to never stop learning and continue growing as a clinician to provide the best possible care for fellow Laredoans.
When off the clock, she enjoys spending time with her 4 dogs and 2 cats, hiking outdoors, traveling, attending sporting events, and staying active!