About Us

Our Mission is to help people gain function while reducing their pain.

Aquatic Care Programs is a family owned and trusted physical therapy company which started in Humble, TX in 1996 and expanded to the Hobby area in 2005.  Our main focus is to provide our patients with an outstanding experience while helping them regain function and reducing their pain.  Our Therapist and highly trained and provide outstanding Physical Therapy on land and in our state of the art Aquatic setting.  Our highly trained and experienced Physical Therapy professionals provide a variety of treatments which are custom selected per patient needs to progress out patients quickly to meet their optimal potential.  We use the healing properties of the 90 degree water to increase ROM, flexibility, strength, and mobility while reducing pain and swelling.

We at Aquatic Care Programs treat out patients like family and pride ourselves on the fact we have hundreds of patients who return when they have another injury and or decrease in function.  We are also very pleased with the amount of family and friends that our former patients refer to us.  Those patients have experienced the Aquatic Care Programs caring distinction.  Here at Aquatic Care Programs we live by the slogan:  Aquatics WE Care.


Meet The Team

Physical Therapist

Alison Nicol, PT

Co-Manager (Humble)

Alison graduated from the University of Sydney in Australia and now has over 29 years experience in the physical therapy field. She came to Aquatic Care in 2001 and specializes in aquatic rehabilitation. Alison is currently working on her CAPTCC (Certification in Aquatic PT). In her free time, Alison enjoys cooking, traveling, and exercising.

Ankit Bhatia, PT,  MS, DPT, ACSM-HFS

Ankit earned a Master’s of Science in Exercise & Sports Science from Texas Tech University, and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Texas Tech University Health Science Center. He recently completed his 6 month certification in Business from Harvard Business School, and helps out with social media at ACP. Ankit has over 7 years of physical therapy experience and specializes in Aquatic and Manual therapy treatment of orthopedic & neurological conditions, sports medicine, disorders of the spine and post-op rehabilitation. Ankit has deep knowledge of ‘complex medical conditions.He believes in customizing the Rehab Protocols according to the needs and goals of his patients. In his free time he likes to travel and read.

Eric Hanson, BS, MSPT

Co-Manager (Humble)

Eric graduated from University of Texas at Austin in Finance and was an oil gas accountant for 9 years. He changed careers and went to graduate school at UTHSC SA. He graduated in 2002 and has been working in outpatient orthopaedic. Eric has 14 years of Aquatic therapy experience and specializes in outpatient orthopaedic physical therapy.He is currently working on his Mckinzie certification. In his free time he likes to do oil painting. He is formerly a state ranked tennis player. He also enjoys basketball and fitness training.

Ken Trzecki, PT

Ken graduated from State University of New York in Buffalo in 1973, majoring in Physical Therapy. He has worked as a Director at a major teaching hospital and as an instructor in orthopedic and manual therapy at the university level. His years of experience and having the heart of a teacher are blessing for our patients. In his free time Ken loves to coach softball and likes to travel.

Lisa Battles, PT

Manager (Houston)

Lisa graduated from Texas A&M in 1987, and then from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1995. She came to Aquatic Care in 2006 and brings over 24 years of orthopedic, workman’s comp injuries, FCE, work hardening, splint fabrication and aquatic experience. Lisa currently lives in southeast Houston with her husband and two daughters, and thoroughly enjoys giving back to the community. In her free time she likes to travel, read, play bunco, do art and crafts and is active in her local church. She loves to laugh and create a happy environment for people around her.

Physical Therapy Assistants

Alan Folz, PTA

Alan worked as a successful professional in technology field but his passion lies in  helping people achieve their maximum physical potential. He went to school at Houston Community College and earned his PTA degree. Alan specializes in treating orthopaedic conditions of shoulder, knee, elbow etc. Alan is a student of exercise and likes to be active. His favorite activities include biking, hiking and going to the gym. He has taken several continuing education courses in shoulder complex and knee. Alan has been with Aquatic care since 2013 and has over 6 years of Aquatic Physical  therapy experience.

Anna Key, PTA, BS

Hailing from the Slovak Republic, Anna graduated from University of Arts and Science of Oklahoma majoring in PE. She continued her education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and graduated from the PTA program. She started with Aquatic Care in 2007 and specializes in paediatrics, orthopedic rehab and sports injuries. She has over 10 years of experience in pediatrics home health and Aquatic rehabilitation. She has KT1,KT2 and KT3 certification for Kinesio-taping. Anna is also Halliwick and Aquassage certified Aquatic therapist.

Elizabeth Moeller, PTA, BS

Elizabeth “Liz” graduated from University of Houston Clear Lake with Bachelor’s in Fitness and Human performance. She continued her education and got her associate degree in  Physical Therapy Assistant from San Jacinto South. She likes to work with different patient diagnoses. She is an expert in Kinesiotaping. In her free time she likes to crochet, sew and do other crafty things. She also enjoys to playing with her dog and watching Disney movies. Liz has been helping patients reach their potential since 2011. She has various certifications including Halliwick and Water Specific Therapy.

Martine Sandidge, PTA

Martine graduated from Houston Community College in 2002. She has over 10 plus years of Outpatient orthopedic experience. She has previously worked in Inpatient Rehab, Aquatic facilities and foot and Ankle rehab.  When not working Martine likes to watch her kids play Baseball and spend time with friends and Family.

Shelby Caves, PTA, BS

Shelby did her Bachelor’s of exercise and sports science from Texas State University.Shelby started with Aquatic Care in 2013 after graduating from Houston Community College, where she focused on physical therapy and rehabilitation.  Shelby specializes in Aquatic physical therapy and she likes to work with orthopaedics and paediatric patients. In her free time she likes getting outdoors, hiking, camping and kayaking. She has been helping patients reach their maximum potential since 2013 at Aquatic Care Programs. Shelby has taken several CEU’S in Advanced aquatic courses, Pediatric Aquatic courses and Kinesio-tape (KT1+KT2)

 Rehab Technicians 

Erich Ortega, BS

Erich graduated from the University of Houston. Erich joined Aquatic Care in 2018 and wants to pursue his career as an athletic trainer. He is actively involved volunteering with Paralympics and attending U of H alumni events. He also enjoys Game of Thrones, working out, and getting to know new people.

Joy Frantz, MT

Joy has been with Aquatic care programs for 15 years.  When Joy is not working she likes to play with her grandson and granddaughter.  She also likes to travel with her friends and family.  Joy volunteers for Hearts for Military, which is an Organization send care packages to servicemen and women who are currently deployed. She has Aquassage and water safety certifications.

Maya Muldrew, MT

Maya is a Houston native. She started working at Aquatic Care in 2015. Maya is an actress and also enjoys yoga, cycling, and video gaming. She is a LMT and is a certified yoga instructor.

Servando Andrade, MTI, MT

Servando began working in the physical therapy field in 2003, and found his way to Aquatic Care in 2011. Servando has LMI and LMT certification.


Chris Smith, BS

Marketing Manager

Chris has a degree in Medical Technology from Ohio State University. She has been spreading word about the benefits of water therapy to patients and doctors all throughout Houston for the last 18 years. In her free time she likes watching sports and going to live sporting events. Chris has been associated with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for a long time. She loves outdoors and being active.

Aquatic Care – Houston

8405 Wynbrook St.
Houston, TX 77061
Appointments: (713) 454-6000

Aquatic Care – Humble

1910 1st St E.
Humble, TX 77338
Appointments: (713) 454-6000

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Aquatic Care - Humble, TX

1901 1st St. E.
Humble, TX 77338
Appointments: (713) 454-6000

Monday: 8am - 7pm
Tuesday: 8am - 7pm
Wednesday: 8am - 7pm
Thursday: 8am - 7pm
Friday: 8am - 7pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Aquatic Care - Houston, TX

8405 Wynbrook St.
Houston, TX 77061
Appointments: (713) 454-6000

Monday: 9am – 7pm
Tuesday: 8am – 4pm
Wednesday: 9am – 7pm
Thursday: 9am – 7pm
Friday: 8am – 4pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

What Services We Provide

  • Physical Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Neurologic Rehabilitation
  • Pre and Post Surgery Therapy
  • FCEs
  • Work Conditioning

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