Morro Bay


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

Michael WilliamsClinic Director - PT, MSPT, OCS, ATC

Michael has extensive physical therapy experience varying from sports medicine to geriatric orthopedics. He obtained his Masters of Science in physical therapy in 1992 from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.

In addition to becoming a certified athletic trainer from California State University at Long Beach, Michael completed an 18-month full-time residency in 1997 in Orthopedic Manual Therapy at the Gulf Coast Graduate School. He is a Fellow with the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy and served as membership chairperson from 1997 to 1999. In June of 2002, Michael was granted board certification from the American Physical Therapy Association as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist.

Michael is very active outside of his clinic. He is currently a member of the Sports Medicine Team for the AVP professional volleyball tour, as well as, provides and facilitates Sports Medicine for Morro Bay High School. He is a member of the Morro Bay Rotary Club and serves on the fundraising committee for the Central Coast Golf Classic that raises funds for various local charities and scholarships for local high school youths. In addition, Michael regularly hosts clinics and provides community lectures on such subjects as diabetic peripheral neuropathy, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and more.

Gulf Coast Graduate Physical Therapy Institute, Gulfport, Mississippi
Advanced Residency in Manual Physical Therapy, February 1997

Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
Master of Science in Physical Therapy, December 1992

California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California
Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science in Physical Education, May 1989; Minor in Physiology

Athletic Trainer, NATA Certified, February 1994

Shiloh WaltonPT, DPT, OCS

Shiloh was raised in rural Northeast New Mexico. She developed a passion for health and wellness from an early age, participating in competitive cheerleading, volleyball, and fitness events, as well as exploring the rugged Rocky Mountain terrain of New Mexico and Colorado.

She moved to California to pursue an undergraduate education at Pepperdine University, followed by a doctoral program in physical therapy at University of Southern California. She welcomed the opportunity to join the San Luis Sports Therapy family and to enjoy the Central Coast. She looks forward to building upon her skill set by completing the orthopedic residency program and getting involved in research opportunities in the coming years. Outside the clinic, Shiloh can be found running marathons, hiking, relaxing on the beach (away from the sharks), enjoying a glass of wine, baking, and adding to her shoe collection.

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2012

Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
B.S. Sports Medicine, April 2007

Wade NoltePT, DPT

Wade was born and raised in Las Vegas, living there for most of his life before moving to the central coast. While at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Wade worked as a lifeguard on the Las Vegas strip while earning his Bachelors degree in Kinesiology.

In 2014, Wade received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Touro University Nevada. With an interest in orthopedics, Wade has worked in that setting since graduation and plans on starting an orthopedic residency program in the near future to further his knowledge in orthopedics and provide the best care for his patients as possible. Outside of his professional role, Wade enjoys rock climbing, backpacking, as well as spending time with his family on the central coast and southern California.

Touro University Nevada
Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2014

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology, May 2010

Ryan LawrencePT, CSCS

A Central Coast native, Ryan’s life and careers have taken him across the country and around the globe. Originally a professional ballet dancer with a BFA from the Juilliard School, his passion for movement began when he was 7.

Following a dance career that culminated in the Netherlands, where he lived for 8 years, he studied to become a physiotherapist at the International University of Professional Education in Physiotherapy “Thim van der Laan,” where he graduated in 2011. A wife and 3 children later, he returned to his roots in California where he has held numerous positions in the health and fitness industry, including National Team Trainer and video presenter for group fitness content provider Mossa, and Fitness Director and Post-Rehabilitation specialist. Ryan continues his love of movement outside of the office as owner of dance and yoga studio, the Movement Arts Center, on the waves and in the hills with his family and friends.

International University of Professional Education in Physiotherapy “Thim van der Laan”, Nieuwegein, Netherlands Bachelors of Physiotherapy, 2011

The Juilliard School , New York, New York Bachelors of Fine Arts, Dance, 2002

Katie AanerudMS, ATC - Morro Bay High School

Katie is the Certified Athletic Trainer for Morro Bay High School and also works as a PT Aide for the Morro Bay clinic. Katie started her athletic training education at Ohio Northern University in 2000 working with various sports throughout the four years.

She was an athletic training student for Division III Wrestling Championships, as well as the Division III Indoor Track and Field championships. In 2004, Katie went to University of South Carolina to pursue her master’s degree. She worked as a Physician Extender in the USC Sports Medicine Center during the first year and during the second year, was a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for Women’s Soccer and Softball.

University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
MS in Physical Education/ May, 2006

Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio
BS in Athletic Training/ May, 2004

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