Meet Dr. Andi
Welcome to my journey, where sports, education, family, and community intertwine to create a narrative of resilience, determination, and unwavering dedication. Together let's build a healthier and stronger tomorrow!
Hello, I'm Dr. Andi, and I am the owner of Rehab Specialists in Nashville, Arkansas! I was raised in Nashville and now I am raising my family here as well!
Growing up with three older brothers, I quickly learned the value of competition and teamwork through my active involvement in sports. During my high school years, I proudly earned my place as a four-year letterman in both softball and tennis, a testament to my dedication and passion for athletics. Beyond the field and court, I eagerly participated in various activities, including serving on student council.
My journey continued at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA), where I was fortunate to receive a scholarship. At UCA I dived into student government and joined multiple clubs, forging connections and honing my leadership skills. My experience also included becoming a member of the Sigma Kappa sorority. Academically, I excelled, graduating with a 3.8 GPA in athletic training. Driven by my commitment to excellence, I pursued further education and enrolled in physical therapy school at UCA. This endeavor culminated in graduating with a 3.9 GPA, a testament to my determination and dedication to my field.
In the next chapter of my life I wanted to possibly travel or end up in a big city. I received a compelling job offer in Abilene, Texas. I accepted the opportunity at a prominent orthopedic clinic, where I not only continued to develop my clinical skills but also developed my leadership skills and the way I run my business. Fate had a hand in this move, as it was in Abilene that I met my husband, Hunter, whose mother worked in the clinic's front office.
I became the proud owner of the clinic in September 2018, and my vision of opening a gym attached happened a year later at the end of 2019. This was the beginning of a new chapter in my life, one filled with determination and a vision for growth. In the midst of these career milestones, I married Hunter in June 2019. Our family expanded when we welcomed our precious children, Peyton in December 2020 and Dax in July 2022. They are the center of my world and I hope to raise them in the community that raised me.
My goals for the clinic are ambitious yet purposeful. I envision its growth to include an indoor turf area and the ability to provide essential athletic training coverage to local smaller schools. This is not just a profession for me; it's a lifelong commitment to fostering wellness, community, and the values I hold dear.
Alondra Galvez, PTA
Alondra Galvez is a dedicated Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) with a strong commitment to helping patients of all ages and conditions recover from injuries and regain their quality of life. Alondra's journey began in Dequeen, where she grew up, and continued with her graduation from the PTA program at UA Cossatot in Ashdown. With nearly two years of experience at Rehab Specialists, Alondra has worked tirelessly with patients, addressing a wide range of issues, including sports injuries and various orthopedic conditions. Her passion for making a positive impact on the community is evident in her work, and she takes pride in contributing to the successful recovery of many patients. When she's not in the clinic, Alondra enjoys cherished moments with family and friends, as well as immersing herself in the pages of a captivating book. Alondra Galvez embodies the spirit of compassionate care and dedication to her patients, making her an invaluable member of the Rehab Specialists team.
Becky Baird, a proud mother of one daughter, is a dedicated professional with a decade of experience at RSI. Her commitment to her work and the strong bonds she shares with her co-workers are a testament to her passion for her job. Hailing from Nashville, where she graduated from Nashville High School, Becky's roots run deep in her community. Beyond her career, she cherishes her free time spent with family, creating precious memories, and indulging in her love for shopping. Becky Baird embodies the essence of dedication both in her professional life and in the moments she shares with her loved ones.