Jorge Neira, PT, DPT, NCS
Neurological Clinical Specialist
Certified Vestibular Therapist
Jorge, a native of Laredo, TX, grew up running around winding streets, neighborhoods, and local tracks with a clear love for long distance running. A passion for running, a story of how his best friend received physical therapy after a severe car accident, and a curiosity of how the human body moves led him to study and graduate with an Exercise Science degree at the University of Texas San Antonio. With physical therapy in mind and with the profession serving as a natural extension to said degree, Jorge attended and graduated from The University of Texas Medical Branch doctoral physical therapy program in 2013 with magna cum laude honor.
Prior to joining the OakBend Balance and Neuro PT family in early 2019, Jorge spent time working with underprivileged clients in the Harris Health system and occasionally assisted professors with practice labs in physical therapy programs in the Houston area. He was co-founder of Quentin Mease Hospital's stroke support group, Stroke of Hope, and has worked with people with various neurological diagnoses including brain injury, stroke, vestibular disorders, and spinal cord injury.
When not in the clinic he continues to run recreationally, root for the Astros, spends time reading at the park, traveling to hike in mountainous regions, yoga, and tasting different ethnic, delicious foods.