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 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 RickwaldFront Office Manager

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.

Ian HaldermanPT, DPT

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
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

Michelle ArmstrongPT, MPT, CMPT, Certified Astym Provider

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.

Maryville University, St. Louis, Missouri
M.S. in Physical Therapy, May 2006
B.S. Health Science, May 2004

Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri
B.S. in Exercise Science, May 2003
Minor: Psychology and Biology

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