Emily Gardner, PT, DPT

Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy

Emily Gardner

Emily is a board-certified sports physical therapist with Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute in Houston, Texas where she leads the physical therapy side of the collaborative Hip Preservation Program between Memorial Hermann and UT Orthopedics. Emily received her undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University in 2008 and then obtained her doctorate of physical therapy from UT Southwestern in Dallas in 2011. She began her practice in pediatric sports medicine at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas and then joined the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute in December 2014. She has since honed her clinical interests and expertise to focus on post-operative care of the hip and knee, conservative management of the painful young hip, return-to-sport progressions, and care for the skeletally immature athlete.

Aside from her clinic responsibilities, Emily is a faculty member of the Memorial Hermann Sports and Orthopedic residency programs mentoring and lecturing on hip pathology, leadership, and pediatrics. She serves as the site coordinator of clinical education, and on-site expert on hip pathology and pediatric diagnoses. She is certified in dry needling by both Kineticore and Spinal Manipulation Institute, she has contributed to articles in peer-reviewed journals, and she is proficient in Spanish.

When not in clinic, Emily can usually be found at Rice University Athletics events where her husband works, working out, or spending time with her children Hank and Lucy.

Emily can be found at the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Performance Lab at Shepherd Square (2085 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77098).