THE ECHO TEAM!
We are a family-owned, faith based, small business located in the heart of the hill country, we are excited to serve you!
Dr. Craig Akin
Craig grew up in San Antonio, attending San Antonio Christian High School where he met his beautiful wife Sara. Throughout middle and high-school he had several orthopedic issues requiring surgery and rehab. During this time Craig developed a passion for exercise and physical therapy. He followed this passion to UTSA where he studied Kinesiology with an emphasis on Athletic Medicine. Following UTSA he attended UIW’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy program where he met his best friend and business partner Tim Kudla.
After earning their doctorate they continued to elevate their knowledge and skills through the Institute of Athlete Regenerations Fellowship program in Sports and Manual Physical Therapy. Craig is also Dry Needle Certified, a Running Rehab Specialist, Advanced Rock Tape Certified, and Certified in Myofascial Release Techniques.
With a wide range of certifications and specialties, Craig looks forward to helping you reach your EXERCISE potential, CONDITION your body, HEAL your injuries, and OPTIMIZE your performance one appointment at a time!
During Craig’s free time he enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and hiking with his wife and two Australian cattle dogs.
Dr. Tim Kudla
Tim grew up in San Antonio, attended Reagan high school, and then attended the University of the Incarnate Word where he played football and earned his bachelors degree in Kinesiology and found his passion for physical therapy.
Tim continued his education and graduated from UIW School of Physical Therapy with his doctorate degree in 2018 and that is where he met his best friend and business partner, Craig Akin. Tim is a Fellow in Manual Therapy (FAAOMPT), Dry Needle Certified, TPI certified for Golf Analysis, Running Rehab Specialist, Advanced Rock Tape Certified, and Certified in Myofascial Release Techniques.
With a wide range of certifications and specialties, Tim looks forward to advancing your EXERCISE potential, CONDITION your body, HEAL your injuries, and OPTIMIZE your performance one appointment at a time!
Tim has been married to his sweetheart for 9 years. He loves being outdoors, hunting and playing golf. He enjoys watching football and basketball… Go SPURS! He spends his free time with his wife, Jessica, daughter, Rey, and son, Xander, along with his yellow Lab, Duke! He loves trying new restaurants, visiting breweries and distilleries, and traveling with friends and family.
Jessica attended the University of Texas at San Antonio where she received her bachelors in Education in 2012.
She has been a stay at home mom and a part time office manager for the past 6 years before joining the ECHO team. Jessica brings great talent to our front office and looks forward to greeting you at your next appointment!
Jessica is married to Dr Tim for 9 years and has 2 wonderful and amazing kids, Rey and Xander and she is absolutely obsessed with her 120 pound dog, Duke! She also likes visiting wineries, breweries, traveling and cooking! A perfect evening for her is sitting on her back porch with her husband watching her kids on the playground and playing fetch with Duke!
Sara grew up in San Antonio where she attended San Antonio Christian High School. This is where she first met Craig. Sara attended UTSA in order to complete the prerequisite coursework necessary to apply to nursing school. She began as a Patient Care Assistant while completing nursing school. She graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word in 2017 receiving her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing.
Sara's nursing background has been in Medical Telemetry, Women's Surgical Unit, Neonatal ICU, and Postpartum. Sara graduated UTA’s Master of Science program in December 2022 as a Family Nurse Practitioner!
Sara has a passion for fitness as she enjoys lifting and running. She has completed many triathlons, half marathons, marathons, and even qualified and ran the Boston Marathon in 2016. Sara also enjoys trying new restaurants with her husband Craig, traveling, hiking. Sara is excited to partner with ECHO as the webmaster, social media and digital outreach!