• Additional Credentials: 
    • Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy
    • Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy
    • Tom Waugh Fellow of the Texas Physical Therapy Association
    • Certifed Exercise Expert for Aging Adults
  • National (APTA) Involvement: APTA Oncology Liaison IPT-HOPE
  • International (WCP) Involvement: Secretary IPT-HOPE

Brief Statement: Dr. Newstead is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a Masters in Community Health with a concentration in Physical Therapy (1978) and a graduate of the SUNY Potsdam in Biology and Chemistry (1976). She completed her PhD from University of Texas in Austin in Kinesiology/Movement Science (2010) and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana (2016).

Dr. Newstead who is American Physical Therapy board certified in Geriatrics and Neurological Physical Therapist (through 2025). She received her Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification (2008) and APTA Certified Exercise Expert in Aging Adults (2011). Dr. Newstead has worked in rehabilitation inpatient, outpatient, research, educational, and home health settings, participated in clinical or didactic faculty positions (1992 – 2016). She retired from UT Health Science Center (2010) and participated in opening two new DPT programs in San Antonio and Los Angeles (2010-2016). She opened her own practice, AHNew Physical Therapy, with a focus on aging adults (2017-present).

Dr. Newstead has published research in the areas of yoga, balance, falls, older adults, and brain injury.  She currently is a consultant for GAIT IQ (2018-present) for aging adults.

Dr. Newstead is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and serves in the Texas Physical Therapy Association of the Practice Committee and member of the Governmental Affairs and Payment Policy Committees, and she is Secretary of the World Confederation of Physical Therapists International Oncology, Palliative Care & HIV/AIDS. 

Dr. Newstead enjoys running, cycling, and being outdoors. She has one daughter and three grandchildren. She believes in quality one-on-one patient individualized care and a healthy lifestyle for all ages!