Staff

Dr. Anthony Avila, PT, DPT – Owner

Anthony graduated from the Texas Tech University Health Science Center in 2012 with his Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy and has worked predominantly in the outpatient orthopedic setting. As his career has evolved, Anthony has gained a deeper understanding of how the body functions and how to optimize its performance, allowing for faster and more efficient rehabilitation results. One of the greatest tools Anthony uses is educating clients; taking the time to thoroughly explain what the cause of their pain is and how they can take control of their body along the road to recovery. Whatever challenge you may be facing, he is determined to find the cause and educate you so that you have the ability to treat yourself.

In May 2015, he founded Avila Physical Therapy. He takes great pride in the opportunity to serve the community that has provided so much to him and his family. Anthony has spent most of his life in Corpus Christi with his high school years at King High School and undergraduate work at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. He embraces the connection with the community and feels it allows him to better meet the personalized therapy needs of the Coastal Bend Community. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife, Ashton, and two kids: Lena and Levi. His other interests include golf, fishing, football, basketball, baseball & supporting his Texas Tech Red Raider football games.


Medical receptionist

Valerie Dana is a Corpus Christi native. She currently attends Delmar College and is pursuing a degree in Occupational Therapy. Once she’s done with her education she hopes to move to San Antonio. She has a 6-year-old daughter named Jasmine who turns her world upside-down and keeps her on her toes. She enjoys going to the beach on hot summer days, fishing, and spending time with her family. Valerie has a wonderful personality she loves joking around and putting a smile on people’s faces. She’s been working at Avila Physical Therapy since 2016, and her goal at Avila Physical Therapy are to provide all clients with a great experience while attending therapy from start to finish.


Physical Therapist Technician

Denise Layla Madriaga was raised in Laredo, TX where she graduated from St. Augustine High School, and went on to attend Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. Denise was captain of the Sapphires Dance team and later became an active member of Lambda Delta Psi’s Stroll and Dance team at A&M. She is attending Texas A&M Univiersity-CC and is pursuing a Kinesiology degree in hopes of attending a graduate program to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Following in the footsteps of her dad, Denise developed a passion for treating patients and helping them pursue their physical fitness goals. She has a bright and optimistic view on life and will always greet patients with a happy demeanor, known for her “aloha spirit!” Denise enjoys a lot of traveling in her free time, dancing, surfing, doing yoga, and watching netflix. She plans to get her certification as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and is actively encouraging friends and patients to take up yoga where she hopes to one day to incorporate it in her physical therapy practice as a future Physical Therapist.