Our Team

Texas Children’s Sports Performance team includes technicians, physical therapists and physicians who are specially trained in 3D Motion Analysis and experts in the study of human movement.

Leadership

Dr. Dugan joined Texas Children's Hospital in 2017 as the Director of the Motion Analysis and Human Performance Laboratory. Prior to joining Texas Children's Hospital, Dr. Dugan served as Chair of the Department of Kinesiology at Seattle University, Director of the Center for Orthopaedic &… read more
Phone: 936-267-7135
Dr. Jeffrey Shilt is the Community-in-Chief at Texas Children’s Hospital and a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Orthopedics. He is currently the Medical Director of the Motion Analysis & Human Performance Lab and serves as the Pediatric Sports… read more
Phone: 936-267-7200
Phone: 832-826-6106 (Main) | 936-267-7777 (The Woodlands)

Sports Medicine Physicians

In the practice of Sports Medicine, identifying the underlying cause for an athlete's problem and designing an individualized program to correct that problem is the key to providing effective care. The majority of my patients are young athletes (less than 20 years of age), but a significant… read more
Phone: 832-822-4887 (Main) | 832-227-1620 (West)
The benefits of a physically active life for a given child or teen may include success in competitive sports, personal achievement, comradeship with teammates, opportunities for friendship, or a means of staying fit or dealing with stress. Whatever the youngster's motivations, my commitment to them… read more
Phone: 832-227-1620

Orthopedics Surgeons

Dr. Kushare is a dual fellowship trained pediatric orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating sports injuries in young patients. He was recently promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery after receiving the ‘Early Career Award for Excellence in Patient Care’ at… read more
Phone: 936-267-7200 (Woodlands) | 281-812-0280 (Kingwood)
Scott McKay is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports injury care and arthroscopy.  He believes in shared decision making with his patients and their families when developing a customized treatment plan for their particular condition.     He is has given multiple lectures at the… read more
Phone: 832-227-7678 (West) | 832-822-3100 (Main) | 281-494-7010 (Sugar Land)

Physical Therapists

Emily Finanger, PT, DPT joined the sports physical therapy team at Texas Children’s Hospital – The Woodlands in June of 2018. Emily was an All-American swimmer at the University of Minnesota. In addition, she also competed as a professional tri-athlete taking home two top 10 Iron Man finishes, (… read more
Phone: 936-267-7388 (Clinic) | 936-267-5406 (Direct Line)
Sierra Hastings, PT, DPT joined the sports physical therapy team at Texas Children’s Hospital – The Woodlands in August of 2018. While in college, Sierra was a member of the Angelo State University women’s basketball team. Sierra enjoys treating injuries of all types with a special interest in ACL… read more
Phone: 936-267-7388 (Clinic) | 936-267-7390 (Direct Line)
Lauren Mills is Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy. She did her residency training at UF Health in collaboration with the University of Florida and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis. She is passionate about injury prevention through loaded… read more
Phone: 936-267-7388 (Clinic) | 936-267-7226 (Direct Line)
Adam Saloom is a doctor of physical therapy with a board certification as a sports clinical specialist. After obtaining his doctorate of physical therapy from Texas Woman’s University, Adam completed his sports residency at Texas Children’s Hospital where he treated adolescent athletes in… read more
Phone: 936-267-7388

Biomechanists

Katelyn earned her bachelor’s degree from Truman State University where she worked as a Biomechanics Teaching Assistant and conducted research on women’s running kinematics. Katelyn then completed her master’s degree at the University of Georgia where she worked as a Graduate Research Assistant and… read more
Phone: 936-267-6686
Cara earned her undergraduate degree at Ball State University where she worked in the biomechanics laboratory on clinical gait analysis related projects. Cara then completed her masters degree at Boise State University where she later served as the laboratory manager at the Center for Orthopaedic… read more
Phone: 936-267-6686
Brittney earned her B.S degree in Exercise Physiology from East Carolina University (ECU). During her time there, she became fascinated with biomechanics and gained an interest in neuro-motor control. She then began volunteering in the Sensory-Motor Integration Lab where she worked with… read more
Phone: 936-267-6686