Woodlands Athlete Recovery was founded by Brian Tate, PT, DPT, SCS, FAAOMPT. He is a native Houstonian who has been providing sports specific recovery to North Houston for over 5 years. He gained his specialty certification in sports and as a fellow of orthopedic and sports manual therapy through the Institute of Athlete Regeneration. He guides his treatment through evidence based practice and utilizes problem based learning through his mentoring. During his free time, Brian is an avid speaker within the community, mentor, CrossFit athlete, golfer, and outdoor enthusiast. He and his wife recently welcomed a newborn into their lives, whom they are proud to raise in the area they serve.

  • D.P.T. (Doctor Of Physiotherapy)- University of The Incarnate Word

  • B.S. Exercise Physiology- Texas A&M University 

  • Fellowship Trained in Sports and Orthopedic Manual Therapy

  • Board Certified Sports Specialist

  • Strength and Conditioning Specialist

  • Blood Flow Restriction Certified

  • Titleist Performance Institute Certification


Woodlands Athlete Recovery is your home for excellence in sports performance and recovery, where individualized programming, movement quality, and return to sport are emphasized. WAR believes in quality, client-centered, one-on-one care with treatment and programming tailored specifically to your goals. 


Why choose WAR?

By choosing WAR, you are choosing to invest in yourself. In the long run, you can save time & money and you will be getting the care you need for your particular case. No run around, no hassle, no hidden fees, no loopholes. Plain and simple.

What differentiates you from other clinics?

Here at WAR we emphasize personalized care by providing one-on-one individualized programing with you in mind. Whether you want to compete at the professional level or play with your kids without pain, we make sure your plan is tailored specifically to you and your goals. 

Do you take my insurance?

Woodlands Athlete Recovery is a fee-for-service practice.  This means we do not bill your insurance. 

Why don't you take insurance?

We chose to offer a different experience, specifically tailored care that eliminates the hassles of using an insurance-based system. 

Why do you use this model?

This model eliminates unnecessary medical visits, clarifies the process of getting patients the care they need and leads to a quicker return to function, sport and a pain-free life.


Why choose WAR over another treatment facility? 

Insurance companies can make it difficult for clinicians to provide patients with the best care by not providing one-on-one care, reducing treatment times, providing care from an assistant or technician, and the use of non-skilled treatment methods. 

What forms of payment do you accept?

All payments must be made prior to service and are made via cash, check, credit/debit card, or Venmo. We also accept FSA and HSA. 


Can I have physical therapy without a physician referral? 

Yes, Texas allows limited direct access for 15 days without a referral from another provider. This allows for more streamlined care from a qualified clinician without getting the run around from your insurance or physician.