Arroyo Grande


We believe we can do more together than we can alone. Our goal is to improve the lives of those we touch by applying current and effective treatment paradigms in a healthy, healing atmosphere, encouraging progress. We look forward to serving you!

Our Team

Julie ButlerClinic Director - PT, DPT, OCS

Julie completed her undergraduate work at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and received both her Masters and Doctorate degrees from Western University of Health Sciences. After spending many years in high school and college running track and then coaching at both levels, Julie enjoys working with athletes to get back to their optimal level.

She has been board certified as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy since 2004, an accolade that only the top ~3.5% of Physical Therapists in the country have earned.

While not in the clinic, Julie enjoys biking, hiking, and enjoying the outdoors with her family.

Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA
Doctorate in Physical Therapy

Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA
Masters in Physical Therapy

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
Bachelors of Science in Physical Education

Vicki HeitFront Office Manager

Vicki is a California native, born in Santa Monica, relocating to the Central Coast 15 years ago. Being a competitive soccer player for most of her life, her injuries first brought her to SLST as a patient. When the opportunity arose to join our "Winning Team" as Front Office Manager, she jumped on it!

Vicki brings with her over a decade of both legal and medical front office experience. When not at work she enjoys playing with her grandkids or going to concerts and dancing the night away.

Brad MorrisonPT, DPT

Brad is a Cal Poly graduate who earned his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and furthered his passion for physical therapy attending Azusa Pacific University in southern California to receive his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2014.

Brad is a native of Ontario, Canada but has spent the last 15 years in northern California. Brad enjoyed the central coast so much during his years at Cal Poly, he returned to the central coast with his wife to begin his career at San Luis Sports Therapy. Other than physical therapy, Brad is an avid cyclist, trail runner and golfer.

Brad is passionate about treating the in an orthopedic setting especially in vestibular rehabilitation treating dizziness and vertigo related conditions.

Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, December, 2014

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
Bachelors of Science, Kinesiology, December, 2011

Roxanne OuweleenPT, DPT

Roxanne is originally from Fullerton, California. Growing up, she was active in sports, particularly soccer. She began her soccer ‘career’ in kindergarten and continued playing through high school. It was her own knee injury and subsequent rehabilitation through physical therapy that led to her desire to help others do the same.

Roxanne received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a minor in psychology. While attending school, she worked as a physical therapy aide for the San Luis Sports Therapy clinic in Morro Bay.

Roxanne then went on to pursue her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from University of St. Augustine in San Marcos. Roxanne received the Stanley V. Paris and Catherine Patla Award for Excellence in Manual Therapy and the Wanda Nitsch Scholastic Achievement Award for highest academic achievement and embodiment of the program’s mission with attributes including professionalism, clinical reasoning, ethical standards and commitment to professional growth.

Outside of the clinic, Roxanne enjoys running, hiking, animals and traveling.

University of St. Augustine, San Marcos, California
Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2015

Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo, California
Bachelor of Science in Biology, 2011

Melissa TenKatePT, DPT

Melissa was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After high school she moved to Hillsdale, Michigan for her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and was a long distance runner in cross-country and track and field. Her love of the outdoors and warmer weather drove her to Orange County where she began her Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy, which she was awarded in May of 2015. Melissa has a primary interest in corrective exercise, educating her patients on proper movement patterns and body mechanics at work and in athletics, and sports rehabilitation. Outside of work, Melissa enjoys running, hiking with her 2 dogs, paddle boarding, and snowboarding at Mammoth Mountain. 

Chapman University, Orange, California
Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2015 

Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan
Bachelor of Science, June 2012
Major: Exercise Science
Minor: Biology

Jessica WillimanPT, DPT

Jessica was born and raised in San Diego, CA where she grew up playing sports and enjoying an active, outdoor lifestyle.  She obtained her undergraduate degree from University of San Diego and worked in the building industry for many years before returning to school to pursue a career in physical therapy.  She graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy.  She is excited to be working in a career she is passionate about and is honored to be part of the process that helps others return to active lifestyles.  Outside of her professional role, Jess enjoys hiking, trail running, living by the beach and all the outdoor activities that the Central Coast has to offer.

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2015 

University of San Diego, San Diego, California
Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, May 2002
Minor: Philosophy

Courtney MahaffeyPT, DPT

Courtney was raised in Patterson, California, a small town in California’s central valley.  After high school, she moved to the central coast to attend Cal Poly, graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology.  She then worked as an aide in the Arroyo Grande clinic for two years before making her move to ‘The City’ to cheer on her beloved Giants and attend physical therapy school.  She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of California San Francisco and San Francisco State University in 2017.

Courtney enjoyed the central coast so much that she moved back after grad school to join the San Luis Sports Therapy team.  She is very dedicated to her craft as an outpatient physical therapist and hopes to pursue an Orthopedic Residency in the next few years.

Outside of work, Courtney enjoys exploring the great outdoors, hiking, camping, playing tennis and basketball, and enjoying the company of family and friends.  She is also an animal lover and loves to play with, cuddle and draw animals.

University of California San Francisco/San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, June, 2017 

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California
Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology, June 2012


Steven FloresPTA

Steven grew up in Visalia, CA where he enjoyed doing anything and everything outside. He played baseball for 8 years growing up and played football and wrestled in high school. Steven attended Fresno State for his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and is where he learned to love the phrase GO DOGS! He recently moved to the Central Coast where he still enjoys playing basketball and golf in his free time.

College Of the Sequoias, Visalia, California
Associate of Science, Physical Therapist Assistant, May 2016

University of California Fresno, Fresno, California
Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology, May 2013

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