physical therapy & wellness center
Our Staff

Leslie Hartman, MPT, Lead Physical Therapist

Leslie Hartman, MPT first became interested in physical therapy after suffering several knee injuries while competing as an upper level equestrian in high school and college.

She studied at the University of Delaware where she earned a B.S. degree in fitness management in 1994 and then went on to study physical therapy and earn her MPT in 1997.

Her interest and history in sports naturally led her to gravitate towards sports medicine and upon graduation she moved to Baltimore and worked in several top orthopedic and sports medicine therapy clinics. She expanded her clinical knowledge through multiple continuing education courses and increased her specialty training in the area of the foot and ankle, the knee and the shoulder. As a therapist, Leslie enjoys empowering her patients to help themselves. She uses a holistic approach to enable patients to reach their goals and to restore and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

In March of 2013, Leslie and her family moved to Austin. When not at work, Leslie can be found playing outdoors with her husband and two kids, exploring the Austin area, walking her dog, or cycling. She loves trying Austin’s many restaurants, hiking the trails, and being on the lake.


Danielle Shotwell, DPT, OCS, Physical Therapist

Danielle Shotwell obtained her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from San Diego State University and earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Chapman University in Orange County, California where she graduated with honors in 2012. There, she participated in research focused on the progression of postural abnormalities in school-aged children. She recently became a board certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.

Danielle’s interest in physical therapy stemmed from a fascination with human movement which evolved over years of performing and teaching dance. She has worked primarily in outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine settings and is passionate about teaching patients how to move properly in order to unload injured tissues for return to full function. Danielle enjoys working with patients with varying pathologies and has a special interest in lower extremity alignment control and functional stabilization of the shoulder. She finds joy in encouraging patients along the path toward their goals, while using an evidence based approach to treatment.

Danielle and her husband moved to Austin from the Bay Area in 2015 and welcomed a baby girl in the summer of 2016. Outside of work, Danielle enjoys spending time with her family, exploring Austin’s restaurants and trails, participating in her church community, and paddle boarding on the lake.