Alexis Ortiz, PT, PhD, SCS, CSCS, FACSM

Professor, Director of Residencies

Dr. Ortiz is a Ph.D. trained and licensed physical therapist originally from Puerto Rico. He has been a licensed physical therapist in the state of Texas since 2000. He received his bachelor of science in physical therapy in the year 2000 from the University of Puerto Rico-Medical Sciences Campus and his master’s and Ph.D. in physical therapy from Texas Woman’s University in Houston, Texas, graduating in 2006. He has been a professor at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), Texas Woman’s University, and UT Health before joining the University of The Incarnate Word. He has held the position of Program Director at both UPR and UT Health. He has been a board-certified sports physical therapist since 2006, a certified strength and conditioning specialist since 2002, and a Fellow of The American College of Sports Medicine since 2014. He counts over 40 peer-reviewed publications in the area of physical activity and sports medicine and over 100 peer-reviewed abstracts and presentations at regional, national, and international levels.

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School of Physical Therapy
Saidoff Center, Room 2125
Phone: (210) 283-6989

Most recent publications:

  1. Alanazi, A. D., Mitchell, K., Roddey, T., Alenazi, A. M., Alzhrani, M. M., Almansour, A. M., & Ortiz-Rodriguez, A. (2021). The effects of a high-intensity exercise bout on landing biomechanics post anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a quasi-experimental study. BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, 13 (1), 1-8.

  2. Quiles, N., & Ortiz, A. (2021). Prevalence of Cardiometabolic Risk Factors Among People Living with HIV in Southern Texas. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses.

  3. Ortiz, A., Hughes, D.C., Mama, S.K., Tirado-Gomez, M., Liao, Y., Son, JJ., González, V., Basen-Engquist, K. Effectiveness of a Home-Based Exercise Intervention in the Fitness Profile of Hispanic Survivors of Breast Cancer. Rehabilitation Oncology [In Press].

  4. Brewer, W., Kabiri, L., Ortiz, A. Relationships Between Physical Fitness and Perceived Athletic Competence in Adolescents . TAHPERD Journal. 2020; 88(2): 10-16.

  5. Kabiri L, Brewer W, Ortiz, A. Predicting Changes in Adolescent Muscle Mass with Field Testing. TAHPERD Journal. 2020; 88(3): 10-13.

  6. Nation, H., Kaliski, D. and Ortiz, A., Narrated Dissection Videos and Peer‐Mentoring to Enhance Anatomy Performance of Underrepresented Minority Students in Physical Therapy Education. 2020; Anat. Sci. Educ., 13: 794-799.
  7. Ortiz, A. , Arguello, E. Blood Flow Restriction as an Exercise Alternative to Ameliorate the Effects of Aging. Curr Geri Rep 9, 128-133. (2020).