Staff

  • Sugar Land
    Lakshmi Deepti Urlam

    Dr. Lakshmi Deepti Urlam, PT, DPT, CST


    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.

    Sierra Andreason, PT, DPT

    Dr.Sierra Andreason, PT, DPT, CST


    Licensed Physical Therapist

    Dr. Sierra Andreason grew up in Sugar Land, TX and knew early on that she wanted to be a Physical Therapist since she always had a love of sports and helping others. She attended Elkins High School, and then went on to get her B.S. in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University. Sierra then attended Physical Therapy school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston where she became a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2016. Since graduation, Sierra has worked in a variety of outpatient PT clinics where she has become proficient at treating orthopedic, neurological, and vestibular patients. Sierra also is certified in dry needling. Outside of work Sierra's hobbies include swimming, working out, gardening, and spending time with her husband and 2 dogs.

    Alain Tran, PTA, CST


    Staff Physical Therapist Assistant

    Alain Tran, PTA, obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from The University of Houston and his Associates Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Houston Community College. Alain has been treating patients since 2005 and has gained a great deal of experience with handling a wide variety of orthopaedic and sports injuries. He has continued to enrich his clinical skills by completing courses for Kinesio taping and manual treatment for a specific focus on the neck, back, shoulder, knee and chronic pain. Alain hopes to pursue future options in the field by continuing into a graduate Doctorate physical therapy program to further his growth and knowledge in the field.

    Alain’s passion for sports rehabilitation goes beyond the clinic as he’s involved in numerous competitive tennis and softball leagues. The rest of his time is devoted to his wife Adriana and his two high energy boys who are also very athletic. Alain has lived in the Sugar Land area for many years and loves to give back to the community by making everyone well to the best of his abilities.

    Valencia Harris, PTA, CST


    Staff Physical Therapist Assistant

    Valencia Harris, is a board-certified Physical Therapist Assistant at both our Houston & Sugarland locations. She received her bachelor’s in Kinesiology from University of Houston. Valencia then went on to receive her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from PIMA Medical Institute. Her background includes orthopedic, sports medicine, pulmonary and pain management programs. Valencia plans to continue her education and obtain a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She truly cares about her patient’s wellbeing and her upbeat and positive personality has a lasting impact on her patients.

    In her spare timeValencia enjoys spending time with family & friends, traveling, cooking and binge watching TV shows. Her favorite exercise is cumerford hip (burns every time). Valencia does her share of Humanitarian work serving as a Board Member of The Ward Fund and the Scholarship Chair of her church.

    Duc Pham, CST


    PT Technician/Certified Stretch Therapist

    Duc Pham is a student planning on attending a physical therapy assistant program. Duc graduated from the University of Houston - Downtown with a Bachelor's degree in biology and currently works as a technician where he helps patients achieve their physical therapy goals in order to get them back to living their lives to the fullest. In his free time Duc enjoys playing guitar and powerlifting.

    Lana Advincula, CST


    PT Technician/Certified Stretch Therapist

    Jessica Tran, CST


    PT Technician/Certified Stretch Therapist

    Neo Vo, CST


    PT Technician/Certified Stretch Therapist

    Jailen Martin, CST


    PT Technician/Certified Stretch Therapist

    Fernando 'EJ' Stennent

    Fernando "EJ" Stennent


    Patient Care Coordinator

    Daiana Varghese

    Daiana Varghese


    Patient Care Coordinator

  • Houston
    Sterling L. Carter, PT, MS, CSCS, CST Physical Therapist, Owner.

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


    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. Most recently, Dr. Carter's commitment and enthusiasm has been recognized by his inclusion in Living Magazine's annual Top Docs magazine issue.

    Dr. Kevin Klecka, PT, DPT


    Licensed Physical Therapist Clinic Director

    Dr. Kevin Klecka (Dr. K!) received his doctorate training from Southwest Baptist University in Missouri. Dr. Klecka's area of focus is Orthopedics with a focus on manual (hands-on) Therapy. He believes in giving the very best treatment possible to his patients each and every day. Dr. Klecka is also an active athlete, with a love for playing Soccer. When he is not treating patients, Dr. Klecka is usually playing Soccer on various local intramural teams in the Houston Area.

    Valencia Harris, PTA, CST


    Staff Physical Therapist Assistant

    Valencia Harris, is a board-certified Physical Therapist Assistant at both our Houston & Sugarland locations. She received her bachelor’s in Kinesiology from University of Houston. Valencia then went on to receive her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from PIMA Medical Institute. Her background includes orthopedic, sports medicine, pulmonary and pain management programs. Valencia plans to continue her education and obtain a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She truly cares about her patient’s wellbeing and her upbeat and positive personality has a lasting impact on her patients.

    In her spare timeValencia enjoys spending time with family & friends, traveling, cooking and binge watching TV shows. Her favorite exercise is cumerford hip (burns every time). Valencia does her share of Humanitarian work serving as a Board Member of The Ward Fund and the Scholarship Chair of her church.

    Alan Jacob John, CST


    Stretch Therapist

    Payal Chandiramani

    Payal Chandiramani


    Patient Care Coordinator

  • Executive Team
    Sterling L. Carter, PT, MS, CSCS, CST Physical Therapist, Owner.

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


    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. Most recently, Dr. Carter's commitment and enthusiasm has been recognized by his inclusion in Living Magazine's annual Top Docs magazine issue.

    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.

    Chi Nguyen, Assistant Practice Administrator

    Chi Nguyen


    Assistant Practice Administrator

    Chi has worked as the Asst. Practice Administrator at Sterling Physical Therapy and Wellness for three years and prior to that assisted staff in specific project coordination activities. Chi has a BBA in Business Management from the University of Economics, VietNam where she was borned and raised. She moved to Houston TX in 2011 to pursue a higher academic goal and earned a Dual Master Degree in Healthcare administration & Business administration (MHA - MBA) from University of Houston Clear Lake in 2015. Chi is fluent in English and Vietnamese. Chi's next goal is to complete a professional degree in Healthcare that allows her to provide direct patient care while developing her side business in the Restaurant Industry. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, testing out new food and drink recipes and learning about Culinary Art & Hospitality

  • Marketing

    Tracy Warner


    Healthcare Liaison

    Marketing

    Tiffany Valentine


    Healthcare Liaison

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Sugar Land
Mon / Wed 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tue / Thu 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun Closed
Sterling Physical Therapy & Wellness of OakBend Medical Center
Mon / Wed / Fri 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tue / Thu Closed
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun Closed