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Texas Medical Center
The Woodlands
Specialty Care

Physical Medicine and Rehab, Adult Physical Medicine and Rehab
Phone: 832-826-6106 (Main) | 936-267-7777 (The Woodlands) 737-220-8200 (Austin)
Fax: 832-825-8978 (Main) | 936-267-6050 (The Woodlands)


Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus
6701 Fannin Street
16th Floor, Mark Wallace Tower
Houston, TX 77030

Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands
I-45 South
6th Floor, Green Pod
The Woodlands, TX 77384

Aloysia Leisanne Schwabe, MD

Division Chief, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Texas Children's Hospital Fellowship Pediatric Physical Med & Rehab 2000
Ohio State University College of Medicine Residency Physical Medicine and Rehab 1999
Mount Carmel Medical Center Internship Internal Medicine 1996
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1995
Texas A&M University Bachelors Bachelor of Science 1991


Dr. Schwabe is the Section Chief of Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Texas Children's Hospital, where she provides care to children with cerebral palsy and other disorders that result in limited function and gait difficulties. Her role allows her to evaluate children in multi-disciplinary settings in collaboration with colleagues from different specialties to formulate an individualized, unique plan that is customized for each patient. Dr. Schwabe also co-directs the Motion Lab at Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands. The lab provides state-of-the-art gait analysis for children with mobility challenges. “Providing comprehensive care to children with disabilities or functional limitations is incredibly rewarding as is getting to follow progress over time,” says Dr. Schwabe.   

Clinical Interests

Cerebral palsy, gait disorders, spasticity and dystonia management  

Research Interests:

Cerebral palsy, spasticity, gait analysis and Rett syndrome  

Dr. Schwabe also see patients at our Austin location on a very limited basis.  Please call the Austin office at 737-220-8200 to schedule an appointment.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Member
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Pediatric Council/Special Interest Group; Member
American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine Member
American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Member
Association of Academic Physiatrists Member
Commission for Motion Lab Accreditation Board Member
Easter Seals of Greater Houston Elected Board Member
Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society Member
International Neurotoxin Association Member
International Society for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Member

Selected Publications

Full Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals  

Schwabe, Aloysia (February 2020) Comprehensive Care in Cerebral Palsy, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America 31 (1):1-13  

Books Edited   

Cerebral Palsy in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America.  Editor:  Aloysia Leisanne Schwabe, MD.  February 2020.  Elsevier Press.  

Book Chapters 

Woodbury S, Schwabe A, Nguyen G.  Pediatric EMG.  In Handbook of Pediatric Rehabilitation, In press. Demos Medical of Springer Publishing Company in New York 

Niedzwecki C, Thomas S, Schwabe A. Cerebral Palsy. Braddom’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, January 2021  

Schwabe A, Carollo J. Gait Analysis. Pediatric Rehabilitation, October 2020 

View PubMed Publications 

Awards & Honors

  • Clayton Endowed Chair – PM&R, 2022 

  • Administrative Leadership Award for clinical leadership - Baylor College of Medicine/UT Heath Health Science Center at Houston - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Alliance, June 2017 

  • Administrative Leadership Award for clinical leadership - Baylor College of Medicine/UT Heath Health Science Center at Houston - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Alliance, June 2014  

  • Fulbright and Jaworski L.L.P. Faculty Excellence Award, Teaching/Evaluation, December 2010  

  • R. Edward Carter, Jr., M.D. Clinical Achievement Award for clinical leadership - Baylor College of Medicine/UT Health Science Center at Houston - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Alliance, June 2006 

Patient and Family Comments

* Texas Children's Hospital physicians' licenses and credentials are reviewed prior to practicing at any of our facilities. Sections titled From the Doctor, Professional Organizations and Publications were provided by the physician's office and were not verified by Texas Children's Hospital.