Our Team

Sugar Land

Lakshmi Deepti Urlam

Dr. Lakshmi Deepti Urlam, PT, DPT

Licensed Physical Therapist
Clinic Director

Dr. Lakshmi Deepti Urlam has been practicing as a physical therapist for 11 years. Dr. Urlam graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Emory University School of Medicine. She is fluent in English, Hindi, Telugu, and Kannada.

Julianna Dent, PT Tech/Student Volunteer Coordinator

Julianna Dent

Lead PT Tech/Student Volunteer Coordinator

With many years as a physical therapy technician and licensed massage therapist, Julianna has developed a unique understanding and treatment of patients' needs. She motivates patients to attain a healthy spirit, mind and body. Personally, Julianna cares deeply about nature and enjoys spending time in the mountains.

Mansi Shah, PT

Licensed Physical Therapist

Adrian Rodriguez, PTA

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant

Adrian Rodriguez, a native of Carrizo Springs and Port Isabel, TX, has been working within the field of physical therapy since 2004 when he started as a PT Tech in San Antonio. He has been an LPTA since 2011 after graduating from the PTA program at St. Philip's College in San Antonio. When he's not helping patients, he enjoys watching his favorite teams: the Texas Longhorns, San Antonio Spurs, and of course, the Dallas Cowboys.

Theresa Chaney

Patient Intake Coordinator

Theresa Chaney, Patient Intake Coordinator has over 18 years of administrative experience solely focused on the specialty of healthcare. She specializes in coordinating all aspects of healthcare administration, focusing on staying ahead of cutting edge software, simultaneously keeping abreast of data, trends, and tactical planning. She is passionate about focusing on integrating the practices structure in order to stay within legal guidelines and company processes. Theresa is dedicated to helping our team and patients have an experience that is personable, without losing the professionalism they deserve. In her spare time, she loves cooking, spending time with her children, practicing yoga and fishing.

Erica Morales

Patient Care Coordinator

With over 10 years working in clinical settings. Erica has a genuine caring demeanour while maintaining a professional and courteous approach to all of our patients. She has quickly become an integral part of our team. When Erica is not working she enjoys camping and traveling with her husband and 2 kids.

Shikha Shah

PT Technician

Shikha graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. She has been accepted to the prestigious New York University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program and is excited to start her journey this coming June. Shikha aspires to specialize in neurological care. In her free time, Shikha enjoys reading, playing chess and swimming. Shikha loves working with patients and enjoys being a part their rehabilitation process.

Muhsin Tabatabayee

PT Technician

Muhsin Tabatabayee, student at the University of Houston C.T Bauer College of Business for a B.A in Marketing. New to the field of physical therapy, Muhsin is enthusiastic about learning and instructing patients through their exercise. Muhsin plans to attend physical therapy school in the near future for a doctorate degree in physical therapy. Outside of the clinic, Muhsin loves to be active playing sports and training in the sport of boxing.


Matt Smith, PTA, ATC, L

Physical Therapist Assistant/Athletic Trainer
Clinic Director

Matt Smith, PTA, ATC,L is a native Houstonian and raised in Katy, TX. He is a graduate of Sam Houston State University with a B.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in athletic training. Matt also graduated with Honors from Houston Community College with his A.A.S. as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Matt has been working in the field of physical therapy for over 25 years. He has a vast amount of professional experience in patient care and orthopedics including injury prevention, rehabilitation and recovery of total joint replacements and soft tissue repair. As a licensed and certified athletic trainer, Matt has worked with and managed treatment for athletes from the high school level to professional sports franchises. When Matt is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children. He also enjoys running, golf and watching all of Houston's professional sports franchises.

Victoria Witherspoon

Patient Care Coordinator

An experienced professional, Victoria has nearly 10 years of demonstrated accomplishments in the healthcare industry, with extensive proficiency in administration field working. Victoria’s genuine and passionate concern and the well-being for patients gives her the ability to advocate for patient access and outcomes. Victoria has been an anchor to our team through her dedication, ingenuity, compassion and hard work; she is a helpful and knowledgeable resource to our patients, care team, families and caregivers, as well as insurance payers. Victoria was raised in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Laboratory Science; she then furthered her education at the University of California at Los Angeles take post graduate courses to further her studies in the field of Medical Research. Victoria is currently studying for the MCAT and plans to apply to medical school in the near future.

Executive Team

Sterling L. Carter, PT, MS, CSCS Physical Therapist, Owner.

Dr. Sterling L. Carter, DPT, MS, CSCS

President & CEO
Licensed Physical Therapist

Dr. Sterling Carter graduated from the prestigious Langston University with a Bachelor's degree in Biology in 1993 and then returned for an additional Bachelor's degree at Langston University in Physical Therapy in 1997. Further enhancing his education with a post-professional Master's degree in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman's University with a focus in Orthopedics and a Clinical Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Simmons College. Dr. Carter has practiced as a professional physical therapist for over 17 years. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a certification common with all professional sports level therapists, athletic trainers and coaches. A proud protector of his country, Dr. Carter has served over 22 years in the United States Army, primarily working as a physical therapist (both active and reserve status). Dr. Carter serves on the Board of Directors for Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and St. Michael's Learning Academy. Dr. Carter's past military and life experiences have afforded him the skills and compassion needed in the healthcare environment. His care and concern for the well-being of people and dedication to excellence, quality, and results are apparent in his vision for this clinic.

Harry Harris III, Director of Business Development

Harry Harris III

Director of Business Development & Marketing

Harry is a top performing sales professional with exceptional success penetrating new markets and building genuine rapport. Over 15 years of experience in the Physical Therapy, Pharmaceutical and Payroll Industries. Harry is also a proud graduate of East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. When Harry is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and exercising.

Kelly Garner, MBA, Practice Administrator

Kelly Garner, MBA

Practice Administrator

Kelly graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration in 2002. She furthered her education in 2007 with a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Kelly's 14 year tenure includes key leadership positions throughout the Texas Medical Center. Aside from that, she also has a strong background in health care administration, financial management, and human resources administration. Her future plans include obtaining her CPA credentials. Kelly has a huge heart and will go out her way to help anyone. She strives for excellence in all that she does. Her spare time is spent with family, traveling, and participating in church functions.