Born and raised in Lockhart, Texas, Dr. Elrod has over a decade of experience working as a physical therapist. He practiced at an outpatient physical therapy clinic in South Austin for six years before joining the Mondo team. He enjoys working with people who are active, whether that means chasing around their kids or running marathons. 

Dr. Elrod loves working on shoulder injuries and finds himself drawn to working with throwing athletes as well as asymmetrical athletes such as hockey, baseball and soccer players. He understands the importance of good posture and is always looking for ways to incorporate postural restoration into exercise programs.

Dr. Elrod offers dry needling, which can help reduce pain and improve range of motion in patients. He sees the discipline as an orthopedic tool used to dig deeper into soft tissue that can’t quite be reached by manual manipulation alone. A lifelong learner, Dr. Elrod has studied Active Release Technique, which focuses on the soft tissue system to address different injuries to muscles, tendons and ligaments, including advanced coursework on nerve entrapment and complex protocols. 

Dr. Elrod is a Fellow Mentor for The Manual Therapy Institute, where he supervises candidates for Fellowship as they advance into the clinic, build on their manual therapy skills, and hone their ability to discern differential diagnoses. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. Dr. Elrod holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.

Outside of Mondo, Dr. Elrod lifts weights and runs, often after his two young children. He loves being outside, taking meandering bike rides with his wife and kids, and coaching his son’s tee ball team.