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.


Dr. Allie Beth Jones
PT, DPT

Allie is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who is originally from Dallas, TX. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK in 2014 with her BS in Health and Exercise Science. She then moved to San Angelo, TX where she graduated from Angelo State University in 2018 with her DPT. She became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in 2017, and enjoys incorporating aspects of strength and conditioning, IASTM, and manual therapy into her treatment plans. She has lived in Corpus Christi for 3 years with her husband, Chris, and their 2 dogs, Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time at the beach with her family and doing yoga.


Bianca Garcia
PTA

Bianca is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant at Avila Physical Therapy. Her interest in the therapy profession began while working as a certified nurse aide/restorative aide at a local nursing facility. Bianca obtained her Associate of Applied Science degree from Del Mar College in 2019 and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Prior to joining the Avila Physical Therapy team, Bianca worked at multiple skilled nursing facilities which although rewarding, found herself seeking new challenges and ways to evolve her skills and knowledge as a practicing clinician. Some of her interests outside of work include spending quality time with family and playing with her bad dog Luna.


Valerie Dana
Medical receptionist

Valerie 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.


Iliana Moreno
Physical Therapist Technician

Illiana settled down in South Texas during highschool and has continued to make this area her home. She attended Del Mar College with a major in Journalism, as well as taking classes in PR and Marketing. She was still working on her future and career, when she welcomed a baby boy. She took time off of college to raise her newborn and soon began working at Avila Physical Therapy as a technician. She also uses her knowledge of technology, marketing, public relations, and more by helping the clinic with their workshops. She hopes to eventually finish her degree and further her career in marketing. In her spare time, she enjoys being a mom and watching her son grow. Even though she no longer strives for a career in journalism, she does keep her passion for writing and journaling whenever possible.