Jaime Aparicio joined the Department of Kinesiology as a lecturer in August 2016. He teaches in the area of Sports Medicine - Biomechanics. Currently a sports physical therapist at Memorial Hermann’s Ironman Sports Medicine Institute- Shepherd Square Human Performance Lab, Dr. Aparicio enjoys treating athletes from a variety of backgrounds, but his clinical focus are in lower extremity diagnosis and in treating endurance athletes.
Dr. Aparicio earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Texas Woman’s University in Houston, TX in 2014. He was accepted and completed his sports residency program at Memorial Hermann’s Ironman Sports Medicine Institute in 2015. Dr. Aparicio is currently participating in the OPTIM Manual Therapy Fellowship program and is working towards becoming a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists. Additionally, he is a board certified Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT), and a USA Track and Field Level 1 Coach (USATF-1).
He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Sports Section and the American College of Sports Medicine where he has published and presented research at both local and national conferences. Dr. Aparicio has a passion for teaching and has been a guest lecturer for several local universities and is currently serving as a mentor and faculty member of the Sports Residency Program in the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System.
When he is not working, Dr. Aparicio enjoys a vast array of leisure activities including running, climbing, fishing, and reading.