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 S. Sanders, received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California, and is board certified as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy.
His post graduate work includes extensive industrial medicine, orthopedic, and manual therapy training. He has had the pleasure of directing the rehabilitation of Collegiate All-Americans, Olympians, Amateur and Professional athletes. Though, on a daily basis he enjoys assisting in the rehabilitation of individuals from all walks of life.
When he is not working with patients, Jason enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children. He is an avid sports fan, and actively works with local youth through master’s track and field programs.
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Doctor of Physical Therapy, 1998
Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science and Wellness, 1994
Minor: Interpersonal Relations
Sarah was born and raised in Templeton and graduated from Templeton High School in 2008. After earning a B.A. in Communication Studies from Azusa Pacific University Sarah returned to the Central Coast.
With varied customer service experiences in food, wine, weddings, and local non-profits Sarah landed the job of front office assistant at our Templeton clinic. Several months later she transitioned to front office manager.
In her spare time Sarah enjoys hanging out with her family, exploring the outdoors, reading, puzzling, and serving as a leader at her church’s youth group. Sarah loves going to sporting events and rooting on her boys in blue. Go Dodgers!
Lacey is a born and raised Central Coast native, having lived in the San Luis Obispo County for all but two years of her life. Starting out young, she was an active member of her community, participating in multiple 4-H and community service groups, in addition to youth and school sports.
Now with two children, they are able to enjoy giving back to their community as a family, being involved in sports and 4-H. After working years in the customer service field and learning effective communication aids by continuing education at Cuesta College, she joined our team with an abundance of experience and enthusiasm for working with the community. When she is not busy working, Lacey enjoys spending days at the park with her kids, going to the beach and collecting seashells for crafts, going to the gym, and taking family hunting trips.
Lacey’s motto: “Live, laugh, love, and cry, because tomorrow may not come!”
Toni completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education from CSUB in 1989. In 1995, she received her degree from Chapman University with a major emphasis in Neurological Rehabilitation and minor in Geriatrics.
Immediately following graduation, Toni began working in the Neurological Rehabilitation setting with a focus on NDT for stroke and TBI populations. After 8 years she joined the SLST team and began her interest in outpatient Orthopedics. Since that time she has focused her continuing education on Orthopedics and has a special interest in Vestibular Rehabilitation. Toni completed her transitional Doctorate Degree in May 2009. She also became a Geriatric Certified Specialist (GCS) and passed her Advanced Vestibular Competency in 2011. Toni enjoys riding mountain bikes and dual sport motorcycles with her husband and friends.
Western University of Health Sciences
Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2009
Chapman University, Orange, California
Master of Physical Therapy, August 1995
Karma Sage-Johnson received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Slippery Rock University and is a Board Certified Sports Specialist. In addition, she is a Credentialed Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and has completed the Stott Mat Pilates Training.
Karma’s past experiences have emphasized sports and orthopedic rehabilitation of high school, collegiate and professional athletes. Karma’s areas of interest and expertise include lower extremity rehabilitation and mechanics assessment with an emphasis on the knee and foot/ankle complex.
When she is not working, Karma enjoys spending time with her husband and son at the beach and watching football and basketball.
Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania
Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2001
California State University Northridge, Northridge, California
BA Kinesiology, Emphasis Exercise Science, 1996
Mike Brinkman received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of the Pacific. Prior to graduate school he received a Bachelors of Science Degree also from the University of the Pacific.
He has been working since graduation in primarily outpatient settings with an emphasis on orthopedics and balance/vestibular issues.
Mike has pursued continuing education in manual techniques for the upper quadrant as well as vestibular rehabilitation and differential diagnosis. He is currently pursuing further education in manual therapy in preparation to become a Certified Orthopedic Specialist.
When he is not working, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and watching football, baseball, and basketball.
University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2008
University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
B.S. Biological Sciences 2006
Kallie was raised in Boise, Idaho. She attended the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho, and completed the Sports Science program in 2010. In 2013, she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York.
Kallie married her high school sweetheart (and a Cal Poly SLO graduate) in 2011, which spurred their move back to the Central Coast. Outside of her professional role, Kallie enjoys hiking, playing with her golden retriever, Siena, travelling, cooking, and enjoying all that this beautiful area has to offer.
University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
Sports Science, May 2010
Upstate Medical University, Syracuse NY
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, May 2013
Sanja was born in Carlsbad, California and grew up here on the Central Coast, attending Morro Bay High School. Her love for athletic training started her freshman year, were she participated in MBHS’s after school Sports Medicine program, and only grew from there. Having grown up playing sports, it only made sense to pursue a career in sports as well. Sanja attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training while gaining experience at the collegiate and high school level. Working at the high school level has always been a passion of hers, she truly enjoys being able to make an impact on young athletes lives on a day to day basis.
Sanja has also enjoyed working with the UFC’s professional fighters, as well as working in the Rodeo setting, something she hopes to do more of throughout her career. Sanja recently became certified in Graston technique and hopes continue her massage and mobilization education as she progresses in her career.
She is very happy to be back on the Central Coast with her family and friends. When Sanja is not at work, she enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, and rooting for the Warriors and Forty Niners.
"All the staff are personable Toni is very good explaining the reasons why she has me doing certain exercises And, always makes sure I can perform the task properly She gives clear instructions to her aide, Dustin, so I have complete confidence in him"~ Paula