DR. Margaret "Maggie" Bates PT, DPT, OCS

Maggie attended Texas A&M University in College Station, TX and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and minor in Psychology.  In 2014 she was accepted into the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX, earning a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in December 2016.  Following graduation, Dr. Bates decided to seek further expertise in treating patients with orthopedic conditions and was accepted into the UT Southwestern Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency Program.  During her residency she received extensive training in the treatment of patients with orthopedic conditions as well as training in treating patients experiencing chronic or persistent pain.  In spring of 2018 she became a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in Physical Therapy.  Dr. Bates is passionate about comprehensive patient care tailored to each individual to help her patients heal, achieve their goals, and improve their wellness.  In her free time, she is excited to spend time with family in the Waco area and learn more about what the community has to offer.



Kendra grew up in a small mountain town in Utah and enjoyed an active childhood running barefoot in the summer, boating excursions with family and friends, mountain biking, hiking and skiing in the beautiful canyons surrounding her home.  She gained an appreciation for business and the value of hard work from her very driven father, and enjoyed the softer side of life laughing and learning the art of giving from her mom.  She graduated from the Utah College of Massage Therapy in Salt Lake City, UT in the spring of 2000 and has been practicing in the healing arts for almost 19 years.  After her own personal transformation through fitness and nutrition, Kendra went on to earn her Personal Trainer Certificate and Yoga Teacher Training Certificate.  She is always looking for ways to improve her skills and knowledge.  Kendra has a deep appreciation of the human body and develops customized sessions with her clients.  She strives to build relationships with her clients and works hard to inspire and educate them through the power of healing touch, manual therapy and the benefits of pro-active self-care and lifestyles through movement and healthy choices.  Kendra and her family are new to Waco and happy to be a part of the community.   She is excited to join the team at Heart of Texas Physical Therapy and looks forward to an opportunity to work with you!  "The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well."-Hippocrates.



Jacob attended Texas A&M University in College Station, TX and graduated Class of 2005 with a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Psychology.  Jacob then was accepted to and attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, TX earning a Doctorate in Physical Therapy graduating in the Spring of 2011.  It was apparent early on after achieving licensure to practice in the State of Texas as a Physical Therapist that Dr. Brindle was frequently and routinely rehabilitating patients with complex neurological and vestibular conditions in many different settings and holds a passion for investigating these debilitating conditions.  While working in a large hospital-based outpatient rehabilitation program his affinity for vestibular conditions grew and he attended the Emory School of Medicine for post-doctorate training and achieved Competency Certification in Vestibular Rehabilitation.  Dr. Brindle is constantly seeking to change the current model of Physical Therapy practice towards autonomy and independence, with patient’s rights and needs for Direct Access to Physical Therapy AND Direct Care services forefront in his endeavors.  He started Heart of Texas Physical Therapy in 2015 then formed Heart of Texas Physical Therapy, PLLC in January of 2016 whose focus is comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation as an attempt to reach as many of these patients as possible.  Future growth of Heart of Texas Physical Therapy, PLLC will be to add additional Physical and Occupational Therapists in various fields of Orthopedics, Hand Therapy, Pediatrics, Women’s Health, Sports Medicine, Geriatrics, and Manual Therapy, and to open a state of the art facility which will also incorporate Health and Wellness Fitness Consulting, Massage Therapy, and other various support services.  Jacob lives with his wife Dr. Lindsey Brindle who is also a Doctor of Physical Therapy and licensed Physical Therapist, in Waco, TX.  They especially take advantage of any opportunity to enjoy family time with their children.  Jacob and Lindsey are very enthusiastic about doing God's work by serving the community, healing His people, and seeking the welfare of the city.