Atascadero

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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

Richard GoldbachClinic Director - PT, MPT, OCS, CAE

richard@slsportstherapy.com

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.

Education
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 RickwaldFront Office Manager

atasoffice@slsportstherapy.com

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.

Rachael WeberFront Office Assistant

rachael.weber@slsportstherapy.com

Rachael grew up on the Central Coast. After years of customer service experience, she is joining the Team with a strong background in communication and community involvement.

When she is not at work, she enjoys doing her family genealogy, traveling, spending time with her long term boyfriend, Jake, as well as lifelong sidekick and dog, Neville. She also enjoys hiking, camping, and horse back riding.

Education
Cuesta College
Associates Degree in General Education

David WaltmanPT, DPT, CSCS

dwaltman@slsportstherapy.com

David grew up in a small town in the foothills outside of Sacramento, where he discovered interests in physical therapy and athletic training after suffering sports-related injuries in high school. David studied at the University of California in Santa Barbara for two years, and decided to pursue a career in physical therapy after working as a student athletic trainer for one year. David transferred to California State University, Chico to study exercise physiology, and earned his bachelor’s degree in 2011. While studying to become a physical therapist at Sacramento State, David’s interest in orthopedic physical therapy grew, and he now wishes to join a residency program to become an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. Outside of physical therapy, David enjoys traveling, being outdoors, playing and watching sports, riding his bike, and spending time with friends and family.

Education
California State University, Sacramento
Doctor of Physical Therapy, July 2016

California State University, Chico
Bachelor of Science, Exercise Physiology, December 2011

Ian HaldermanPT, DPT

ihalderman@slsportstherapy.com

Ian was born and raised in Southern California and living in Irvine for most of his life. While at Loyola Marymount University, Ian was involved in many extra curricular activities ranging from community service, leading campus ministry retreats, as well as research done in conjunction with the Human Performance Laboratory. During his senior year his research won best student research at the Far West Athletic Trainers Association conference. 
 
In 2016 Ian earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy from University of St. Augustine where he graduated with high honors. While attending the University of St. Augustine, Ian served as a teaching assistant for both the anatomy and biomechanics courses. 
 
Ian’s primary interests are in orthopedics, manual therapy, and modern pain science as it relates to physical rehabilitation. He plans on pursuing a Board Certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, as well as his Manual Therapy Certification and Certification in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. Outside of the clinic, Ian enjoys going to the beach to surf/bodysurf, hiking, watching sports, and enjoying a good beer. Ian is excited about starting his career and moving up to the Central Coast. He welcomes any recommendations on local places to eat and fun things to do in the area! 
 
“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other” -Abraham Lincoln
 
Education
University of St. Augustine, San Marcos, California
Doctor of Physical Therapy, August 2016
 
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California
Bachelor of Science, Natural Science (Pre-physical Therapy Emphasis), May 2013

Cierra BootsATC - Atascadero High School

cierra.boots@slsportstherapy.com

Cierra was born in Anaheim, CA and raised in Las Vegas, NV. She got a scholarship to play soccer in college and started her undergraduate career at Feather River College. In 2008, Cierra was the first student to graduate at FRC with an AS in Health, PE and Exercise Science with an emphasis in Athletic Training.

As a student athlete at Cumberland University, she earned a dual major, a minor and an athletic training internship with the Tennessee Titans. Following her undergraduate career, Cierra gained athletic training experience working at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Walt Disney World. In 2012, she returned to Las Vegas and began working as the athletic trainer for the UNLV women’s soccer team and earned her MS in kinesiology. Cierra then explored the industrial athletic training setting while working for Phoenix Fire Department Physical Therapy.

Outside of her professional career, Cierra competes in West Coast swing dancing, enjoys DIY projects and loves spending time with her family and friends.

Education
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV MS in Kinesiology, June 2014
Cumberland University, Lebanon, TN BS in Athletic Training, December 2011 BS in Health and Human Performance, December 2011 Minor in Strength and Conditioning, December 2011
Feather River College, Quincy, CA AS in Health, PE and Exercise Science with an emphasis in Athletic Training, May 2008

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