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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

Lauren BastrireClinic Director - PT, DPT, OCS

lauren.bastrire@slsportstherapy.com

Lauren earned her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. While attending Cal Poly, Lauren earned her certification in mat and reformer Pilates, which developed into her passion for physical therapy.

In 2013, she received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine. While attending St. Augustine, she completed her manual therapy course work. To further develop her knowledge in the field of orthopedics, she completed a residency through Team Movement for Life and USC and achieved her Orthopedic Clinical Specialty (OCS) in 2016.

Outside of her professional role, Lauren enjoys leading an active lifestyle; she’s an avid dancer and CrossFitter and loves to snow ski, play tennis and run with her Australian Shepherds. She was a member of Cal Poly’s Orchesis Dance Company for four years. Additionally, she loves exploring all that the Central Coast has to offer.

Education
University of St. Augustine, San Marcos, CA
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, April 2013

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
Bachelors of Science, Kinesiology, March 2010

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Celeste ValdezFront Office Manager

cvaldez@slsportstherapy.com

Celeste was born in Santa Maria and raised in Orcutt. She was heavily involved in softball during her youth and has been in the medical field for 8 years. Outside of work she is very active in her church as a ministry leader, enjoys playing with her daughter, decorating her home, and spending time with family.

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Nathan VelazquezPT, DPT

nate.velazquez@slsportstherapy.com

Nathan was raised in San Diego California, living in Oceanside most of his life. While at the University of California in Santa Cruz, Nathan completed his degree in Health Science.

Then in 2014, he received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine. Nathan’s primary interest is orthopedics, but also enjoys other areas of the profession as well. When not at work, Nathan enjoys playing, watching and reading about sports, especially soccer.

Education
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, San Marcos, California
Doctor of Physical Therapy, April 2014

University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California
Bachelors of Science, Health Science, June 2010

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Kristen WitcheyPT, DPT

kwitchey@slsportstherapy.com

Kristen is a native to the central coast, having been born and raised in Santa Barbara, California. While working towards her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at California Baptist University, Kristen worked as a personal trainer and played collegiate soccer. Post graduation, Kristen cofounded an organization called Santa Barbara Community Physical Rehabilitation aimed at providing wellness and rehabilitation for the underserved population in the Santa Barbara area. In 2018, she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Chapman University, graduating with honors. Kristen has a passion for Orthopedics as well as working with the Neurologic population.  Outside of her professional role, Kristen enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running, hiking, and anything that involves exploring the outdoors.  

Education
Chapman University, Irvine, California 
Doctor of Physical Therapy, August 2018

California Baptist University
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, May 2014
Concentration: Exercise Science

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Katie LeBeauPTA

klebeau@slsportstherapy.com

Katie was born and raised here on the Central Coast. She left to pursue academics and athletics at Chico State University. Katie captained the University women’s soccer team as a senior and finished with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology, earning academic honors and scholar athlete awards along the way.

She moved back to the Central Coast where she began working for San Luis Sports Therapy, first as an aide and then as Orcutt's front office manager. She continued to work full time while studying to become a PTA through San Juan College. Throughout this journey Katie has always found joy in being involved in each patient’s rehabilitation and healing process and looks forward to being a lifelong learner, planning to gain knowledge in specialized areas.

When Katie is not working, she enjoys playing soccer, hiking, camping, spending time with her family, and dreaming about getting a dog soon with her husband.

Education
California State University, Chico – Chico, California
Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Physiology
San Juan College – Associate of Applied Sciences, PTA

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