Meet our Team Physicians
David Protasi, MS, LAT, ATC
Quote: "I strive to provide the best possible care to all athletes and participants by taking an athlete centered approach when dealling with sports related injuries."
Hope Parker, MA, LAT, ATC
Quote – “Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise”
With over 20 years of athletic training, Hope has been with Houston Methodist since 2016 as an outreach athletic trainer. Now she serves as the coordinator for Athletic Training Services at The Woodlands campus. Prior to her employment with Houston Methodist she served the Head Athletic Trainer for Sam Houston State University for 13 years in addition to holding other positions at the university in the 3 years prior to her appointment. Hope is married to Brian Parker who is also an athletic trainer. The two have 2 children Brian Jr. (16) and MaKennah (12).
Dr. Austin Drake, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, CSCS
Dr. Austin Drake is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, board certified in orthopedics, and fellowship trained in sports and orthopedic manual therapy. He currently works for Houston Methodist The Woodlands Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation working with athletes of all ages with various sports and orthopedic conditions. He also helped create the orthopedic physical therapy residency program for HMTW, where he teaches curriculum related to spine rehabilitation, as well as movement analysis and training. He lives in Spring with his wife and daughter and enjoys running and Crossfit