Dr. Alexa Royston brings her knowledge and skills in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation to Spine Team Texas.
Dr. Royston completed her residency and internship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. During her residency, she earned multiple research grants including the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Local Humanitarian Grant and the Prosthetics & Orthotics Scholarship at Northwestern University. While in residency, she received training in the treatment of women’s health issues, including pregnancy-related back pain and pelvic floor dysfunction. She earned her medical degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, TX.
She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Baylor University in Waco, TX where she competed as a D1 NCAA Athlete in cross country and triathlon. In her collegiate career, she led the team to two National competitions in 2009 and 2010 and qualified for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships her sophomore year. She is also a 2x Academic All-Big 12 Athlete.
Dr. Royston has conducted numerous research studies and been featured in many publications including the Journal of the American Medical Association, American Journal of Sports Medicine, and Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports. She has a passion for physician wellness with an emphasis on the impact of exercise to promote healing. She participates in public speaking and has presented her research at multiple national conferences. She stays informed of medical advances as a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
Dr. Royston also believes in giving back to her community. She served on the planning committee for the UT Southwestern Adaptive Sports Expo, among many other charitable activities. She is dedicated to giving back to her community by mentoring students and trainees from diverse backgrounds and providing top-level clinical care for the underserved.
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