Employee Spotlight

Meet Jaime Aparicio of Memorial Hermann

Posted January 9, 2018

Performing at the highest level without injury is the goal of every athlete. Sometimes this requires assistance from the human performance experts at the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine InstituteJaime Aparicio is one of the may specialists working every day to help athletes perform at their best because competition has never been healthier.

Located at the Memorial Hermann Shepherd Square Human Performance Lab, Jaime takes special interest in the running biomechanics, gait retraining and strength and power development of his athletes. He is also certified in dry needling techniques for upper and lower extremities.

Jaime received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Texas Woman’s University and is fellowship trained in orthopedic manual therapy. He is also a board certified sports clinical specialist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Being a competitive long distance road and trail runner (Marathon/50K) himself, he takes a special interest in endurance and long distance runners and is also a USA Track and Field Level I Coach.

In addition to his role at Memorial Hermann, Jaime is a Professor of Biomechanics in the Kinesiology Department at Rice University and consultant for the University of Houston Athletics Sports Medicine Department.

Jaime Aparicio PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, USATF-1
To Schedule an Appointment with Jaime call (713) 526-6143 or email jaime.aparicio@memorialhermann.org

Continue reading about Jaime’s many professional accomplishment and accolades:

Professional Organizations: 

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • USA Track and Field (USATF)

 

Publications:

  • Aparicio, J., Ortiz, A. Clinical Case Study: Medial Arm Pain-Baseball, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 47(5). 2015.
  • Aparicio, J., Ortiz, A., Olson, S., Wiggin, M. Biomechanical and Electromyographical (EMG) Analysis of Gait in a Child With Cerebral Palsy (CP) With and Without Use of an Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO). Pediatric Physical Therapy. 26(1): 106. 2014

 

Conference Presentations:

  • An eclectic approach for the treatment of bilateral elbow pain in a high school athlete, Aparicio, J., Ortiz, A. Poster presentation at 2016 Texas ACSM Annual Meeting- College Station, TX.
  • The Relationships between Dynamic Single-Leg Balance Deficits and Quadriceps Muscle Strength Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (ACLR), Aparicio, J., Maloney, K., Duncan, B., Paine, R., Lowe, W., Bailey, L. Platform presentation at 2016 APTA Combined Sections Meeting-Anaheim, CA.
  • The Influence of Knee Range of Motion (ROM) on Subjective & Functional Outcome Measures Following ACL Reconstruction (ACLR), Maloney, K., Aparicio, J., Duncan, B., Paine, R., Lowe, W., Bailey, L. Platform presentation at 2016 APTA Combined Sections Meeting-Anaheim, CA.
  • Clinical Case Presentation: Medial Arm Pain-Baseball, J. Aparicio, J., Ortiz, A. Platform presentation at 2015 ACSM Annual Conference– San Diego, CA
  • Biomechanical and Electromyographical (EMG) Analysis of Gait in a Child With Feb 2014 Cerebral Palsy (CP) With and Without Use of an Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO), Ortiz, A., Olson, S., Aparicio, J., Wiggin, M. Poster presentation at APTA Combined Sections Meeting-Las Vegas, NV

 

Notable Awards/Honors:

  • Participant in the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Leadership and Diversity Training Program-2016
  • Awarded FASB MARC Oral Presentation Travel Award, ACSM Annual Meeting- 2015
  • Awarded FASEB MARC Mentor/Student Travel Award, ACSM/ TACSM Annual Meeting- 2013| 2014
  • Participant in the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Leadership and Diversity Training Program-2016
  • Awarded FASB MARC Oral Presentation Travel Award, ACSM Annual Meeting- 2015
  • Awarded FASEB MARC Mentor/Student Travel Award, ACSM/ TACSM Annual Meeting- 2013| 2014

You leave it all on the field; we take it to the next level. Sports science and health are key for an athlete’s development, and our collaboration with sports physical therapists like Jaime and Memorial Hermann means you have access to the best in the fields that matter most.

Trying to take your game to the next level or recovering from a sports injury? It’s important that you have access to a team of physicians and physical therapists who can provide a complete assessment of sport or exercise injuries and rehabilitation needs. The Human Performance team at Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institutes are dedicated to an athletes performance both on and off the field.

To get in contact with Jaime or to schedule an appointment, see contact information below:

Number for scheduling an appointment: (713) 526-6143
Email address: jaime.aparicio@memorialhermann.org
Location: Memorial Hermann Human Performance Lab Shepherd Square located at 2085 Westheimer Road – Houston, TX 77098. Click here to see it on a map.

Find Jaime on Social Media:
Instagram: @jaimesportspt
Twitter: @JAparicio79