Dr. Holly Hernandez, PT, DPT
Holly received her doctorate of physical therapy from UT Health San Antonio and has spent countless hours expanding her knowledge through continuing education focusing on pelvic floor rehabilitation, treatment of the pregnant and postpartum client, myofascial release, kinesiotaping, dry needling, and treatment of pediatric clients. She has had the pleasure of receiving mentorship from many influential providers in this field. Holly is always striving to continue learning and diving deeper into her practice.
After having her first child and realizing the gap in education and care for women and pelvic floor rehabilitation, she knew she had a calling toward pelvic floor therapy. Following the birth of her son she struggled with her own pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, and instability that left her unable to continue to do the active things she once enjoyed and feeling confused as to where to turn, even as a physical therapist. Through her own journey and experience she has found passion and fulfillment through empowering her clients and guiding people through their own unique journey of healing.
Holly is a wife to her sweet husband, Aaron, a mom to 2 wonderful boys, Zeph and Teo, and enjoys spending time outside, hiking, camping, and playing tennis.
Dr. Laina Flores, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT
Laina graduated from UT Health (formerly The University of Texas Health Science Center) in 2013 with her doctorate in Physical Therapy. She then became a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists in 2017. Laina initially became interested in pregnancy and post partum care while in school and then dove deeper into pelvic health as she continued her education.
Laina’s interest in treating pelvic floor patients initially stemmed from hearing comments from other women while working out such as “oh we’re jump roping today, I better go use the rest room beforehand.” Or other comments like, “once you have kids, you don’t have any control about what happens down there.” She knew there was a way to help these women and desires to share that information with as many people as she is able to. Laina thrives on continuously learning and growing in her practice.
Outside of work, Laina enjoys working out, spending time outdoors and traveling with her husband Andres, her daughter Isla, and their dog Wynn.
Dr. Sarah Meissel, PT, DPT, CLT
Sarah earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio in 2014. As a proud Army wife, Sarah has had the opportunity to serve as a physical therapist in Kansas, Kentucky and Florida in both skilled nursing facilities and outpatient orthopedic settings. She has enjoyed working with patients with a range of neurological impairments, orthopedic needs and lymphedema management.
Sarah first became interested in pelvic floor physical therapy during her PT program after an influential talk by a pelvic floor therapist. After having her own children, Sarah realized the difficulty of accessing physical therapy during and after pregnancy, even as a physical therapist! She is committed to helping women in all phases of life to learn about pelvic rehabilitation. Sarah is thrilled to join the Lotus Rehab team and work with two wonderful women to serve women of San Antonio.
In her spare time, Sarah and her husband Mike stay busy raising their 5 children. Sarah enjoys traveling, playing piano and is a new fan of pickleball.