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Meet The NW Austin Clinic Team

Dr. Ryan Seifert, PT, DPT

Ryan Seifert is a well-known Physical Therapist in Austin, TX and is Owner of Natural Fit Therapy, one of the fastest growing clinics in North Austin.

Ryan is a former college athlete and a leading pitcher for his University of Redlands baseball team. After his time at Redlands, he went on to graduate school to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Chapman University in Orange, California. Not only did he learn the foundations that make him such a great PT, he found the love of his life (and now wife) Laura. Laura herself is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a member of the Natural Fit Therapy team. The Seifert family live happily in North Austin with their three little boys.

Ryan specializes in balance training as well as treatment of back pain in adults 50+. He and his diverse team of therapists specialize in helping adults 50+ stay healthy and maximize their activity without pain pills, injections, or surgery so they can fully enjoy the retirement they’ve worked so hard for.

Jodi Fetchel, General Manager

Jodi has been in the health and wellness world since graduating with a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics from Cal State Long Beach. Prior to joining the Natural Fit Therapy team she was with Peoples RX for over a decade, serving as Wellness Management and Operations Director for the 4 stores in Austin. In addition to her passion for wellness, Jodi has a passion for people and seeks to empower, support and serve while inspiring those around her to be the best they can be. 

Besides spending time with her 3 children, Jodi’s favorite things are warm days, close friends, strong coffee, dark chocolate and two-stepping!

Colton Hammans, PT

Dr. Colton Hammans, PT, DPT

Colton moved to Austin in 2020 to pursue his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences where he graduated with high honors in 2023. Throughout his schooling and internships, he has gained a wide experience with neurologic conditions, orthopedic rehabilitation, post-surgical interventions, and return to exercise. 

Colton is passionate about treating pain with a holistic approach that can get his patients moving again and back to the activities that they enjoy. Colton specializes in the treatment of lower back and neck pain, balance training and post-surgical interventions. In his free time, he enjoys staying active by going to the gym, playing basketball, and outdoor activities.

Penelope Cornelson PT Tech/Front Desk

Penelope Cornelson PT Tech/Front Desk- Penelope recently moved from Illinois to Austin TX, with her boyfriend and their dachshund, Slinky. Penelope is currently a student at the University of Arizona online pursuing her BS in Dietetics. She is thrilled to be a part of assisting patients as a PT Tech and Front desk administrator.

When Penelope is not at work, she loves to make crafts and be active in exercise classes such as Muay Thai, soccer, softball and ballet!
“I love to see people grow in any and all ways they can, so they can continue to explore life!”

Nini Arevadze, Marketing Coordinator

Digital Marketing Specialist with several years of experience working on diverse digital and traditional marketing projects, including Social Media management, Website maintenance, event management  and Graphic design. Nini is passionate about using her skills to contribute to the development process of our company. Her positive energy, creativity, and strong work ethic have always been crucial to her professional success. Nini has a keen eye for creating visually appealing photos and video graphics, adding a touch of creativity to our marketing campaigns. 

Beyond her professional pursuits, Nini finds joy in expressing her artistic side through the medium of oil and watercolor painting. She also loves exploring the beautiful hiking spots, local food palaces, and Art Galleries in Austin.

Tayler Riley, Facility Scheduler & Administration

Taylor grew up in a small town in North Texas. After graduating and moving to Austin, she joins us at Natural Fit Therapy with a home health and dental background. Tayler played many sports and has always had a passion for health and fitness.

“I love how every client at NFT is treated as more than just a number. Our team has real relationships with our clients and put in the time to really get to know them!”

In her spare time Tayler enjoys traveling, DIY crafts, lake days and working for her boutique. Weekends you will find Taylor cheering at her 8 year old sons football games!

Dalia Granados, Billing Department

Dalia has 26 years of experience as an Administrative Assistant, Accountant, and former Owner-Administrator of an international moving company. She most enjoys spending time raising her four wonderful daughters. Her oldest needed physical therapy for many years and that launched her on a journey of learning. Dalia hopes many more benefit from a visit to our trusted physical therapist! 

You may also find Dalia at RRISD, or during her free time enjoying nature or nursing plants! 

Dr. Laura Seifert, PT, DPT, Billing Department

Laura holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Chapman University and is an LSVT Big Certified Therapist. She is passionate about working with patients who have neurological challenges like stroke, Parkinson’s, MS, and spinal cord injuries. She is currently a full-blown boy mom with 3 boys under 6 years old. 

On the weekends you can find her and Ryan taking the boys to baseball and soccer practice, hanging out with friends, going for walks, and doing projects around their home.

 

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