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Ben Graves, PT, DPT
Dr. Graves grew up in the hill country and has been in New Braunfels since 2008. He earned a BS in Biomedical Sciences from Texas A&M University and then a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Hardin Simmons University. He also minored in Spanish and spent some time in Mexico developing his Spanish. He has had the opportunity to take multiple mission trips to Mexico and Costa Rica. Dr. Graves has also completed his Neuro IFRAH certification and his LSVT BIG Certification.
Dr Graves started out his career in PT in the outpatient setting, primarily treating orthopedic injuries with a focus on return to work programs. He then had an opportunity to move into rehab where he found a passion for patients with neurological conditions. The last few years he has returned to the outpatient setting where he has enjoyed working with patients to restore them to the lives they love. His treatments are driven by his patients goals and life roles, whether that be athlete, employee, or grandparent . He has certifications that are specific to brain injury and Parkinson's disease. His understanding of neurological conditions have helped him treat all of his patients with a more holistic approach.
Throughout his career Dr. Graves has had the opportunity to mentor students from multiple physical therapy programs and enjoys developing community programming that focus on rehabilitation and wellness beyond the discharge from therapy.
Dr. Graves is married to his wife Laura and they have two children, Kyle and Leah. Ben is active at Oakwood Baptist Church and serves in the Mark 9 Special Needs Ministry and sees clients for Volunteers in Medicine. He enjoys community service projects where he can use his hands to help others.
Michael Keresztes, PT, DSc, OCS, CMPT
A graduate from Indiana University, Dr. Michael Keresztes completed his BS in Anatomy & Physiology , Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI, and his Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy from Andrews University. Dr. Keresztes received his Certification in Manual Therapy from The North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, and his Executive Program in Private Practice Management Certificate from Evidence in Motion. In 2018 he became a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. Additionally he is certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling for the Upper & Lower Quarter.
Dr. Keresztes has focused his career in the areas of rehabilitation for spine, sport, and orthopedic conditions. He is passionate in integrating his expertise with manual therapy and evidence based practice to expedite the recovery and treatment of musculoskeletal pain. He also focuses on injury prevention both in the sports arena and work force empowering patients to assist in the maintenance of their impairments.
Dr. Keresztes also has been involved in the mentoring and teaching of PT Interns from the Army Baylor PT program, Texas State University, Andrews University, UT Health Science Center at SA, and the University of the Incarnate Word. He currently serves as an Adjunct Faculty Member with the University of the Incarnate Word and the interview team for the Texas State University Physical Therapy Program. Additionally, he is a proud member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Texas Physical Therapy Association, and the Orthopedics Section of the APTA.
Most importantly, Mike is a man of faith, and husband to his beautiful wife, Lourdes, and father to two amazing boys.
Privileged to serve and provide both clinical excellence and premier customer service to those entering MINT Physical Therapy. I welcome the opportunity to discuss how we may be able to ‘restore you to MINT condition’.
Jennifer Heisey, PT, DPT, SCS
Dr. Heisey grew up in Illinois and has lived in New Braunfels since 2014. She double majored earning her BS in Exercise Science and Fitness & Human Performance from Saint Ambrose University in Davenport, IA. Dr. Heisey played 4 years of basketball at SAU prior to going on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. In 2016, she became board certified Sports Certified Specialist (SCS). She is also certified in Trigger point dry needling of the upper and lower quarters.
Dr. Heisey has been in the Outpatient setting since beginning her career as a PT. She is passionate about gaining optimal function, expediting recovery, and minimize pain for all her patients using manual therapy with evidence based practice.
Dr. Heisey lives here in New Braunfels with her husband, Jeremiah, and son, Jaxon. She loves Jesus, her family, church, and staying active via running and crossfit. Dr. Heisey looks forward to walking along side you in your journey back to optimal health and function.