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!
Jason received his bachelor’s in Physical Education with a concentration in Physical Therapy in 1996 from California State University Sacramento. In 2000, he received a Bachelor degree in Physical Therapy from the Hanzehogeschool, Hogeschool van Groningen in the Netherlands.
After fulfilling his clinical affiliations in Texas, Jason worked in Oregon for a short time. He then returned to the California Central Coast; where he was born and raised in Atascadero. He began working for San Luis Sports Therapy and Orthopedic Rehabilitation in 2002. Jason has been the Director of the Paso Robles facility, including Athlon Health and Fitness, since 2003.
In the last 6 years he has been directing the facility with his wife, Serena Roda, whom he met in Physical Therapy school. He keeps up with current concepts and evidence-based practices through continuing education focused in orthopedics. Jason completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in May 2009 through Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA. Jason enjoys being outdoors, fishing, leisure sporting activities, spending time with his wife and two sons, Jared and Anderson.
Western University of Health Sciences
Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2009
Hanzehogeschool, Hogeschool van Groningen, the Netherlands
Bachelor of Physical Therapy, April 2000
California State University Sacramento
Bachelor of Science, Physical Education, December 1996
Concentration: Physical Therapy
Serena DeTienne Roda, PT, DPT graduated from the Hogeschool van Groningen, the Netherlands physiotherapy program focusing on orthopedic manual therapy and progressive therapeutic exercise. She met her husband, Jason A. Roda, PT, DPT, a CA central coast native while attending school in the Netherlands.
Together, Serena and Jason, direct the Paso Robles clinic. She truly enjoys gaining knowledge through continuing education in orthopedic manual therapy, evidence-based practice and women’s health (urinary incontinence, pelvic pain and low back pain with pregnancy).
Serena completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in May 2009 through Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA. Aside from her profession, she enjoys swimming, leisure outdoor sporting activities, keeping up with her two active boys, Jared and Anderson, and spending time with family and friends.
Western University of Health Sciences
Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2009
Hanzehogeschool, Hogeschool van Groningen, The Netherlands
Bachelors in Physical Therapy, April 2000
Carroll College, Helena, Montana
Biology Major, Chemistry Minor, May 1997
Suzette was born and raised in Seattle, Washington and educated by Mother Nature on Maui for 5 years before moving to Paso Robles in 1985. Formerly a seamstress of wedding gowns and pizza costumes, Suzette began her venture at San Luis Sports Therapy in 2001.
As Office Manager she has enjoyed watching San Luis Sports Therapy grow. Other than being the best mother in the world to her two wonderful children, Suzette enjoys the craft of reverse engineering. If she likes something (jewelry, clothing, art, etc.), she will find a way to take it apart and recreate it, perhaps even better than it originally was.
Suzette’s Motto: “In the end, only three things matter: How much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”
After moving from Central California to the Central Coast, and graduating from San Luis Obispo High School, Lindie attended Cuesta College attaining her Associates Degree, then transferred to Fresno State where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration.
Lindie was inspired to pursue a career in the healthcare field by her uncle Johnny. Johnny was diagnosed with polio when he was young and told he would have limitations with his condition. Johnny has been able to overcome adversity and challenges to live a happy and successful life. Lindie accredits her uncle for teaching her the importance of true determination, and to never give up. Lindie also enjoys country music, visiting amusement parks & spending time with her husband, family, & friends.
Lindie’s Motto: “Do what you love, live life to the fullest, it takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
California State University, Fresno
Bachelors of Science in Healthcare Administration, May 2013
Cuesta Community College
Associates Degree, Science & Mathematics, May 2011
Jen was born and raised in Southern California. Jen attended UC Davis and received a Bachelors degree in Animal Biology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology. While attending UC Davis, Jen completed internships in cardiac rehabilitation, outpatient physical therapy and worked as a physical therapy aide in an outpatient clinic.
Jen then returned to So Cal and received her DPT at Chapman University. At Chapman, she gained experience in areas such as inpatient acute care, outpatient neuro and outpatient orthopedics. She also had the opportunity to spend 10 weeks in Costa Rica learning Spanish and working in an outpatient clinic with Costa Rican Physical Therapists.
Jen is participating in an orthopedic residency program through SLST in preparation to become a more efficient clinician and become board certified as an orthopedic specialist. Education Chapman University, Orange, CA Doctor of Physical Therapy, September 2007 University of California, Davis, Davis, CA Bachelors of Science, Animal Biology, June 2004
Mackenzie is happy to have returned to the Central Coast after graduating from Cal Poly in 2007. As a student at APU, she spent three clinical rotations with San Luis Sports Therapy, and is glad to officially be a part of the team.
At APU, Mackenzie gained experience working in inpatient acute care and long-term rehabilitation facilities, as well as with outpatient orthopedic populations. She also enjoyed working in an early intervention pediatric facility with children ages 0-3 years in Orange County. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends, as well as hiking, going to the beach, baking and scrapbooking.
Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California
Doctor of Physical Therapy, December 2010
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration, June 2007
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Gregg was raised in Lodi where he spent most of his days in the pool playing water polo and swimming. While attending California State University Northridge, Gregg was first able to explore the rehabilitation process working with clients through the university both on land and in the water. In 2015, Gregg received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of the Pacific. Gregg has a passion for orthopedics and manual therapy and hopes to pursue his Board Certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy in the next few years. Outside of the office, Gregg enjoys swimming, water polo, running, board games and spending time with his wife and friends.
University of the Pacific, Stockton CA
Doctor of Physical Therapy, September 2015
California State University Northridge, Northridge CA
Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science, December 2011
Jen is a Certified Personal Trainer, local Paso Robles Bearcat & graduate of Fresno State, 2008 with a degree in Kinesiology emphasizing in Exercise Science. Jen’s biggest influence is her mother. She recalls her mom always being active and exercising in the living room to her VHS Aerobics videos.
In high school, Jen sustained a knee injury, & during her rehabilitation, she was inspired to pursue her education and career in a related field. Jen began working with San Luis Sports Therapy in 2009 as a Physical Therapy Aide in the San Luis Obispo office. Within in 3 & half years she transitioned to the fitness division of SLST, working full-time with Athlon Elite/Athlon Fitness & Performance.
Her job entailed assisting as front desk personnel, a group, private & semi-private personal trainer, nutrition advisor as well as a group fitness instructor. Jen taught a wide variety of sessions including boot camps, cycling, kickboxing, even a class called cross-spin, part strength training & part cycling. In 2012 Jen transferred to the Paso Robles facility where she resides today continuing & advancing her training & nutrition career.
Jen’s Motto: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
California State University – Fresno
Bachelor’s Of Science – Kinesiology, Exercise Science, May 2008
National Strength & Conditioning Association – Certified Personal Trainer
Precision Nutrition Certification – Level 1
Emily Plale is a Massage Practitioner and a Physical Therapist Aide with San Luis Sports Therapy. She has enjoyed being an employee for Team Movement for Life since March of 2011 and loves working with new patients every day.
Emily is a native of Paso Robles and graduated from Paso Robles High School in 2011. She continues contributing to the community as the Head Color Guard Coach at Paso Robles High School. She also recently completed schooling in the art of massage from the California Holistic Institute, where she plans to continue her schooling to become a Massage Therapist.
In July of 2014 Emily married her high school sweetheart, Stephen and has 2 cats and 1 dog.
"I want to take the opportunity to say I have enjoyed being assigned to Karma for physical therapy for the knee injury I came in with last monthI feel Karma was the perfect fit and is a wonderful therapist I am a bicyclist and she is so in tune to my need to exercise on a regular basisShe gave me a set of exercises and a homework sheet to come home with and I followed them to the letterEach time we meet she would ask me questions and I would answer them Once I was able to ride my bicycle she gave me guidelines and I followed themThen she gave me a grade percentage so I could ride and add a bit of a challengeOne day I went too many miles and over did it because I felt strong enough, but in reality, I actually pushed myself a bit farther than I should have, but she did not beat me up, she said it was okay just to back off a bit since I was still healingI aggravated my knee and failed to ice like I should have That was my faultI am thankful and feel blessed that she can explain a plan so simple and made this transition and recovery period so much better I still have a couple of more sessions with Karma, but wanted to make sure I got a chance to let you know she is an awesome physical therapistAustin has been working with me as well and going through my exercise routine every time I go into treatment He watches as I do the exercises and won't let me cheatIf I'm not doing something correctly, he is there to make sure I correct the position of the exercise so that it works as intendedThere are days I whine, but he is always the professionalWhat a great team I was paired with between Karma and Austin this has been a great recovery for me As always I think San Luis Sports Therapy is one of the best places to recovery from an injury and recommend your facility when asked"~ Monica