Providers & Staff
- Martha Pyron, MD, RMSK (Team Physician)
- Becca A. McCollum, M.Ed., ATC, LAT (Rehab and Outreach Manager)
- Amy Nester, Med, ATC, LAT (Club Sports Manager)
- Dhara Virani (Physical Therapist)
- Zankhana Patel, ATC, LAT (Athletic Trainer)
- Raiza Aguilar, ATC, LAT (Athletic Trainer)
- Brooke Webb-Gunning MS, RD, LD (Nutritionist)
- Lisa Meecey RT(R) (Clinical Manager)
- Vanessa Bonilla (Medical Assistant)
- Mauricio Pallas (Medical Assistant)
- Michelle Boyd, CPC (Billing/Office Manager)
- Lisa Ruiz (Front Office Assistant)
- Gina Villarreal (Front Office Receptionist)
Martha Pyron, MD, RMSK (Team Physician)
Dr Pyron is board certified in both family medicine and sports medicine. She obtained her medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, completed a residency program in Family Medicine at Southern Colorado Family Medicine, and pursued a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Michigan State University, Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies. After becoming board certified in both family medicine and sports medicine, she started her career as a team physician for Penn State University. She then returned to her home state of Texas and worked as a Sports Medicine Specialist and Team Physician for the University of Texas at Austin. Dr Pyron is currently the founder and president of Medicine in Motion. She is an active member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine. She maintains a relationship with the University of Texas by teaching classes for the Athletic Training students and by providing the Medical Director role for the Exercise In Aging Research Laboratory headed by Dr Hiro Tanaka at the University of Texas. In 2012, Dr Pyron also became certified in Musculoskeletal Sonography allowing her to provide diagnostic and procedural ultrasound exams in her office at the time of a patient visit!
Dr. Pyron has lived and worked in Austin since 2003 and has developed extensive connections with specialized orthopedic surgeons, chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, athletic trainers, strength trainers, and other healthcare professionals who provide excellent service. She enjoys working together as a team with a variety of healthcare professionals to provide customized and optimal care for her patients.
Although Dr. Pyron also has training and is board certified as a family physician, she prefers to limit her practice to sports medicine. This means that she wants you to maintain your relationship with your family doctor, but see her for sports injuries, training questions, or illnesses which affect your activity level. Please let her know how she may best help you!
In her off time, Dr Pyron enjoys a variety of outdoor and sports activities including soccer, softball, running, biking, mountain biking, strength training, yoga, swimming, and sailing.
Becca McCollum, MEd, ATC, LAT is a nationally certified athletic trainer (ATC). She was born and raised in Friendswood, TX and has been living in the Austin area for the last 15 years. Becca graduated from Texas State University with a Master’s of Education in 2003 and a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science with a major in Athletic Training in 1999. In 2000, Becca began her professional career at Christus St. Catherine Hospital and Northbrook High School in Houston, Texas. She returned to the Austin area quickly to spend the next 12 years working for Del Valle ISD as an athletic trainer and teacher. Becca has worked with many different sports and athletes, including 2 NCAA Women’s Basketball Champions and an NBA basketball player. When she is not working, Becca enjoys playing with her furkids (2 cats and a dog), spending time with her friends, lifting weights, photography, and relaxing in the beautiful weather of Austin, Texas.
Amy Nester, Med, ATC, LAT (Club Sports Manager)
Amy Nester, Med, ATC, LAT is a nationally certified athletic trainer (ATC). She was born in Ohio and moved to Michigan for high school. Amy graduated from Central Michigan University in 2007 with a Bachelors in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine with a Athletic Coaching minor. While at Central, she also played 4 years of rugby. Amy then moved to Phoenix, AZ to teach high school math and be the Athletic Trainer for 2 years. While in Phoenix, she graduated in 2009 from Grand Canyon University with a Master’s in Education. Amy moved to Austin in 2009 and continued to play rugby with the Austin Valkyries and work as an Athletic Trainer for the ASID and Medicine in Motion. In 2013, she became the Head Athletic Trainer and Sport Club Coordinator for Medicine in Motion. Amy has experience working with high level men’s rugby including the USA Men’s U20’s team, ice hockey, lacrosse, and other high school and college sports. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking and playing euchre.
Dhara Virani is a Licensed Physical Therapist. Her main subject of interest is orthopedic, pediatrics and geriatrics. Likes to work with sport related injuries and post-surgical cases. Favorite outdoor activity is going for hiking at places with natural beauty and indoor activates like yoga and Pilates. She likes to spend time with her family, making canvas painting and decorating her house.
Zankhana Patel, ATC, LAT is a nationally certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). She was raised in Bradley, Illinois but moved to Forrest City, AR with her family during high school. She attended Arkansas State University where she received her Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training. While she was finishing up school, she worked with D1 football for three years, baseball, track & fields, and club sport rugby. She is finishing up her Master of Science in Advance Athletic Training at Texas State University-San Marcos. She worked as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for Texas Lutheran University for D3 Men’s and Women’s Basketball. Zankhana enjoys spending time with her family (spoiling her niece), running, and arts and crafts.
Raiza Aguilar, ATC is a nationally certified athletic trainer. She was born and raised in Austin. Raiza graduated from Boston University in 2013 with a Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training. While at Boston University, Raiza worked with teams at Harvard, Boston College and Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as Boston University. While at Boston University she was on the cheerleading team. She has also worked with teams here in Austin like the semi-pro football team the Austin Vipers and the premier development soccer league team the Austin Aztex. Raiza enjoys playing soccer and field hockey in her free time.
Brooke Webb Gunning, MS, RD, LD is a registered and licensed dietitian specializing in sports nutrition, weight management, eating disorders, and medical nutrition therapy. She received a nutrition degree from UT Austin and completed her graduate degree at Texas A&M Kingsville. Brooke works with athletes and active people of all levels to improve health, increase energy, and maximize sports performance. She utilizes a "non-diet" approach with an emphasis on overall wellness to provide accurate nutrition information and realistic application strategies.
Lisa Meecey RT(R) (Clinical Manager)
Lisa Meecey is a Radiology Technologist and has just recently become a Texan. She moved here from Missouri where she has lived her entire life. The weather is one of the reasons she moved to Texas. She can't wait to have a mild and short winter. She played softball in college but loves all sports, especially snow and water skiing. Camping, fishing, and riding her motorcycle are a few of her most favorite things to do. She tries to go camping a couple of times a month. She loves getting back to nature and being outside as much as possible.
Vanessa Bonilla is a 2010 college graduate from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor's degree in Biology. She hopes to continue her education by entering Physician Assistant School in the near future. Vanessa was born in Austin and grew up in Leander, Texas, where she graduated from Leander High School. She enjoys spending lots of time outdoors and plays a variety of sports with her favorite sports being soccer and volleyball.
Mauricio Pallas is a 2011 graduate of college from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor's of science degree in Human Biology. While at the University of Texas Mauricio was a part of the University of Texas Men's Soccer team. He was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, but did not want to leave Austin after attending school there. Mauricio hopes to continue his education by entering professional school in the near future. He enjoys spending lots of time outdoors and staying in great shape with a variety of sports and weight training.
Michelle Boyd, CPC is a Certified Professional Coder who specializes in Medical Billing and Practice Management. Currently, she lives in Cedar Park with her husband and two children. Her oldest son attends SMU, and her youngest son plays football for CPHS. She grew up in Dallas and played soccer during high school. She loves to be outdoors and enjoys being poolside in her back yard!! She prefers winter and would like more snow. Favorite outdoor activities are soccer, snow and water skiing.
Lisa attends college to study Sonography and Radiology. She moved here from Southern California where she was born and raised. Having 7 years of customer related experience she enjoys helping and guiding others to achieve excellence. When she’s not working, Lisa enjoys running, fishing, hunting, and spending time under the Texas sun.
Gina Villarreal is a Front Office Receptionist at Medicine in Motion with a strong customer service background. Born and raised in Austin Texas, currently residing in Leander with her two young boys and husband. Gina and her family enjoy working out together, whether it be a nice bike ride on the Brushy Creek Trails, taking a boxing class or participating together at a Medicine in Motion Round Up.
Medicine in Motion,
Martha Pyron MD
13805 Research Blvd, Ste. 150
Austin, TX 78750
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