The Tri Doc | Meet the Staff
Cathy | Office Manager
Cathy is the person you will likely encounter when you call The Tri Doc. She is the person responsible for scheduling, insurance, payments, administration and just about everything else. She is our front office superstar.
Cathy decided to get into the healthcare field after making a huge change in her own life. Cathy had lived for an extended period of time in an unhealthy state and one day woke up and said, NO MORE! She started by altering her diet and walking. She continued this process and made huge changes, in fact her dedication and discipline lead to a 90 lb weight loss. Wow! Most people that meet her today would never guess that she struggled with weight issues, but she did and she overcame. We got lucky enough to talk her into working at The Tri Doc and the rest is history.
Cathy is married to her high school sweetheart Joe and they have two children, Cody and Hailey. When Cathy met Dr. Tuggle for the very first time she announced that she wanted to do an Ironman. True to her word, she completed Ironman Texas in May 2015. She has completed many other races, but for some weird reason, she loves running marathons.
Teresa | Holistic Health Practitioner
Teresa grew up in an active, competitive family and was constantly getting injured; so she is no stranger to the rehab gym. She played Basketball and ran Cross-Country throughout high school alongside her big sister, who has always been her toughest competition. Knowing she wanted to work in the healthcare field at a young age, she took her first job in a therapy clinic in 1990. It was then that she found her passion for helping people recover from trauma and injury.
She began working with a multi-disciplinary therapy team and had the opportunity to practice in a variety of settings, including geriatrics, traumatic brain injuries, pediatrics, orthopedics, and an aquatic rehab facility. She ultimately found her niche in sports conditioning and rehabilitation.
After several years in the Physical Therapy field, Teresa was seeking to expand her knowledge of Anatomy and Bodywork, so she went back to school! In 2002 she graduated from Healing Hands School of Holistic Health in Laguna Niguel, CA as a Holistic Health Practitioner.
Recently, Teresa was reunited with her first love after 25 years, was then swiftly married, rescued from Southern California, and moved HOME to Central Texas to live happily ever after.
After hearing about all the AWESOMENESS that was going on at The TriDoc, she just couldn't wait to be a part of the team. She's so excited to be working with Dr. Tuggle and his signature style of "fixing" athletes, striving to serve his patients and his team in every way she can.
In her free time, Teresa loves exploring her new Texas home looking for a good trail to hike, hitting some golf balls, practicing Tai Chi, and cooking up a storm.
Aubrey | Front Office Assistant
Aubrey came to The Tri Doc in 2015 for an injury evaluation right before her first Hood to Coast 200-mile relay. She had been running through pretty severe foot pain and was avoiding seeing a doctor, expecting to be told to stop running. Instead, Dr. Tuggle was confident that with a few treatments leading up to the race and some serious foam rolling homework she could make it through, and she did.
Aubrey continued coming into the clinic for maintenance, as well as treatment for a shoulder injury. She liked hanging out at the clinic so much that when a part-time position became available it was a great fit. She works in the front office a few hours a week and sometimes covers for longer if we let Cathy out for vacation.
She has three boys at home, including her husband, Patrick. They moved from Portland, Oregon to Austin in 2011 and love the warm, sunny weather here. Their favorite family activity might be tubing the San Marcos River. Aubrey has finished a handful of half marathons, many 5k and 10ks, and lately captains a 24-hour, overnight Ragnar trail relay team in the Texas hill country. She also does a lot of yoga and makes artisan bar soap on the side.