About Us

With us, you're not just a patient...you're family.

Physical therapy is not just our job.
It’s our Passion!

With 30-plus years of combined experience, our team at PUIG Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Physical Therapy remains on the cutting edge of rehabilitation and ensuring you achieve optimal function and movement in your life. Our five therapist-owned, outpatient physical therapy clinics in the Rio Grande Valley specialize in personalized, hands-on orthopedic care.

At PUIG Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Physical Therapy, we offer traditional, hands-on physical therapy as well as specialized manual techniques for a variety of ailments and conditions. Our clinics in Mission, McAllen, and Harlingen include a broad array of evidence-based treatments that use proven techniques for the maximized benefit of the patient.

Our primary goal is to help you return to your prior level of pain-free function, prevent future injuries through patient education, and help you achieve optimal movement and performance. We are excited about working with you and look forward to the opportunity to provide you with the highest quality of care available throughout the Rio Grande Valley.

Our Mission Statement:

At Orthopedic Physical Therapy and Puig Rehabilitation, our mission is to uphold the long tradition of leadership and excellence in the provision and application of physical therapy, to create innovative customized physical therapy programs, promote the provision of ethical, efficient, and cost-effective physical therapy services and continue to serve the physical therapy needs of the local, national, and international communities with the highest level of care and expertise.

Staff Specialties

Our goal is to provide innovative and cutting-edge physical therapy and rehabilitation to assure maximized outcomes within the constantly changing environment of health care. We promote high-quality, ethical, effective, and cost-efficient practice by professional physical therapist graduates. We stimulate the field by encouraging professional physical therapists to graduate to further the science of physical therapy, to influence current and emerging health care practices and policies, and to advance the profession. Our clinics foster leadership qualities for physical therapy practice, education, and research to promote awareness and understanding of the needs of diverse populations in need. We provide a dynamic, efficient, adaptable environment for the maximized benefits of our patients.

Meet Our Physical Therapists:

Bertha Puig PT
  • Originally from Mission, TX
  • Graduated from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 1969.
Robert Puig PT, DPT, COMT
  • Originally from Mission, TX
  • Attended St. Mary’s University for undergraduate education 1995-1999
  • Attended the Master’s program of Physical Therapy a the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio
  • Received Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2003 from Widener University in Chester, PA
  • Received Certification in Health Care Management from Widener University 2003
  • One of two graduated receiving Highest Clinical Honors through the Clinical Excellence Award 2003
  • Received Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) of the spine from Texas Tech University
  • Extensive experience in orthopedics, acute care, cardiac rehab, neurological rehab, and pediatrics
Kevin Abers PT, ScD, COMT
  • Originally from Dallas, TX
  • Graduated from the masters in physical therapy program at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio in 2001
  • Became Board Certified in Orthopedic Clinical Specialties in 2007
  • Received Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) of the spine from Texas Tech University
  • Graduated from Texas Tech Health Science Center with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (ScD) in 2013
Lori Abers PT
  • Originally from Los Fresnos, TX
  • Lori Abers graduated from UT Health Science Center in San Antonio in 2001

    Our Promise: 

    To our patients, we commit to provide the most effective, clinically superior, evidence-based physical therapy possible at a fair price. The measure of our success will be found in the trust we build, the outcomes we achieve, and in the hearts of those, we heal.

    To our employees, we commit to provide a positive, respectful, and fair work environment. We will invest in their professional growth to ensure a compassionate and knowledgeable team of professionals. The virtues of integrity, honesty, and loyalty will make up for the moral fiber that bonds us.

    We are committed to leading the field of physical therapy-it’s not what we do… it’s who we are.

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    OPT Clinics & PUIG Rehabilitation are proud to serve the communities of Mission, Harlingen, and McAllen with 6 convenient locations.

    Did you know?

    Medical costs for fall-related injuries total $34 billion annually in the U.S.
    Source: CDC

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    5 convenient locations in

    Mission, McAllen, and Harlingen.

    Orthopedic Physical Therapy - McAllen (Avocet Ave.)
    601 E. Avocet Ave.
    McAllen, TX 78504

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    Orthopedic Physical Therapy - Harlingen

    2302 S. 77 Sunshine Strip

    Suite 200

    Harlingen, TX 78550

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    PUIG Rehab – McAllen
    500 E. Dove Ave
    McAllen, TX 78504
    (956) 686-3434

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