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!
Richard received a bachelor of science degree in Physiological Science in 1993 from the University of California at Los Angeles. In 1996, he received a Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California.
He is a board certified orthopedic physical therapy specialist and has published research on patellofemoral knee pain. He has extensive post-graduate training in the field of occupational medicine and has worked with several fortune 500 companies as a certified ergonomist to prevent work injury. In his spare time, Richard enjoys boating, camping, fishing and spending time with his wife, daughter and dog Tucker.
University of Southern California
Master of Physical Therapy with distinction, 1996
University of California at Los Angeles
Bachelor of Science in Physiological Science, 1993
Michele, a native of Southern California worked in fundraising for the education and non profit industries for 25 years. After selling their family owned and operated towing service in Santa Monica she and her husband John relocated their family to the Central Coast in 1994.
A hobby enthusiast for Tortoise rescue, Michele enjoys horseback riding in rural Creston and spends most of her free time tending her animals and canning during the Summer months.
Michelle was raised in Saint Charles, Missouri and has lived in St. Louis County and Denver, Colorado. While at Truman State University, Michelle was a college swimmer and a member of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity. In 2006, Michelle received a Master of Physical Therapy from Maryville University. With a primary interest in orthopedic manual therapy, she became certified in manual therapy and Astym. She plans on pursuing a Board Certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. Outside of her professional role, Michelle enjoys swimming, hiking, playing the piano, reading, and spending time with her wife and two dogs.
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"I have definitely noticed a difference in my body with training and recovery and performance Before starting physical therapy with Colleen Russell I definitely had a lot of asymmetries in my body For example, my left quad was more than 5 cm smaller than my right side As of Feb 8, there is only a 1 cm difference That is one of the most obvious and visible physical changes, but I have also noticed positive things in training like the ability to maintain my hip position when sprinting and jumping My hips were really weak when I started PT with Colleen and that has been one area of focus in therapy sessions My hips feel a lot stronger and I am able to maintain stronger, more powerful positions during long and hard workouts Instead of fatiguing, I am able to complete the workouts maintaining good form Which is really important being a multievent athlete, because we spend long hours practicing and on competition days sometimes up to six hours, and the ability to maintain good physical form throughout a workout or competition is really important for seeing the best results possible I feel like I can last through an entire tough work out without certain muscle groups fatiguing, because we have been working to make sure everything is strong and stays strong"~ Sharon Day, Olympic Athlete