Locations

Arroyo Grande
  1510 W. Branch St.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Phone (805) 489-7912
Fax (805) 489-9697

agoffice@slsportstherapy.com

(Map and Directions)

Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM


Clinic Director
Julie Butler, PT, DPT, OCS
julie@slsportstherapy.com

Julie completed her undergraduate work at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and received both her Masters and Doctorate degrees from Western University of Health Sciences. After spending many years in high school and college running track and then coaching at both levels, Julie enjoys working with athletes to get back to their optimal level.

She has been board certified as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy since 2004, an accolade that only the top ~3.5% of Physical Therapists in the country have earned. Julie has also completed the Kaiser year-long Manual Therapy Course. In addition to full time patient care and running her own clinic, Julie is currently part time faculty for the Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in the Kinesiology Department and also acts as a mentor for both our Clinic Director Training program as well as our Orthopedic Residency Program.

Education
Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA
Doctorate in Physical Therapy, May 2007

Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA
Masters in Physical Therapy, May 2002

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
Bachelors of Science in Physical Education, 1997

Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA
Associate Degree of Science, 1994


Front Office Manager
Ginger Dutra

agoffice@slsportstherapy.com

Ginger was born, raised, married and started a family on the Central Coast. She is married to her husband of 30 years and together had three doting daughters. For the past 8 years, Ginger has worked as the front office manager in the Arroyo Grande clinic. When she is not working, she enjoys playing Bunco on Thursday nights with her friends, quilting, and spending time with her dog Marley, and cat, Cosmo Kitty.


Kristen Abel, PT, DPT
kristen@slsportstherapy.com

Kristen is a native to the Central Coast where she is a 5th generation Santa Marian. She enjoyed the area so much, that she stayed close to home to obtain her B.S. in Kinesiology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Being an athlete throughout her high school and college career, Kristen knew she wanted to get involved in physical therapy, with a focus on orthopedics. Soon after graduating from Cal Poly, she moved south to get her doctorate at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. It was there that she turned this enthusiasm for physical therapy into a passion.

This passion has evolved itself into other facets of her life, including running, basketball, tennis, and spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys keeping an active lifestyle and looks forward to helping others return to an active lifestyle at San Luis Sports Therapy, where she has worked since her graduation in 2010. Kristen is committed to providing the best care possible for her patients, as she is planning on beginning her residency in orthopedics in the near future.


Lauren Bastrire, PTLA, DPT
lauren.bastrire@slsportstherapy.com

Lauren was born and raised in Visalia, California. She 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 and plans on becoming certified in the near future. In addition, she hopes to begin her residency in orthopedic physical therapy soon.

Outside of her professional role, Lauren enjoys leading an active lifestyle; she’s an avid dancer and CrossFitter and loves to snow ski and play tennis. 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


Allison Hunt, PT, DPT, CSCS
allison.hunt@slsportstherapy.com


Allie grew up in Morgan Hill, CA and completed her undergraduate degree at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. After working in the field of sports marketing for a number of years, Allie decided to return to school to pursue her passion for physical therapy.

She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Immediately following graduation, Allie spent two weeks in Rwanda training soccer and basketball coaches in basic injury prevention and rehabilitation. She plans to begin her residency in orthopedics in the near future. Outside of her professional role, Allie enjoys running, hiking and being outdoors. She also enjoys cheering on her favorite sports teams and traveling. Allie is thrilled to be living on the Central Coast again.

Education
Duke University, School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina
Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2014

California State University, East Bay, Hayward, California
Bachelor of Science: Kinesiology, June 2011

California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo, California
Bachelor of Science: Agribusiness, June 2000


Matt Quijano, MS, ATC
Arroyo Grande High School
matt.quijano@slsportstherapy.com

Matt grew up on the Central Coast, in Santa Barbara. While earning his Bachelors of Science Degree in Athletic Training at Chapman University, he held athletic training internships with various junior colleges, high schools, and the Anaheim Ducks. After graduation, Matt attended California State University Chico and earned his Masters of Arts Degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Athletic Training Education and worked with a variety of the CSUC’s athletic teams.

Matt then returned to Chapman University to teach in their Athletic Training program and worked with several of Chapman’s athletic teams. Matt recently moved back to the Central Coast to teach and work as the head Athletic Trainer at Arroyo Grande High School. Outside of his professional life, Matt enjoys bike riding, playing with his dog, spending time with family and friends, and adventures of all kinds.

Education

California State University Chico, Chico, California
Master of Arts, Kinesiology, option in Athletic Training Education, May 2011

Chapman University, Orange, California
Bachelor of Science, Athletic Training, May 2009


Atascadero
  7325 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA 93422

Phone (805) 466-6719
Fax (805) 466-5286

atasoffice@slsportstherapy.com

(Map and Directions)

Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM


Clinic Director
Richard Goldbach, PT, MPT, OCS, CAE

richard@slsportstherapy.com


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.

Education
University of Southern California
Master of Physical Therapy with distinction, 1996

University of California at Los Angeles
Bachelor of Science in Physiological Science, 1993


Front Office Manager
Michele Rickwald

atasoffice@slsportstherapy.com

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.


Front Office Assistant
Allison duBois
allison@slsportstherapy.com

Raised in Atascadero, Allison is currently working on her degrees in Human Biology and Psychology from the University of California in San Diego and hopes to attend nursing school. In her free time, Allison loves spending time with her family and her chiweenie, Diego. She enjoys traveling, eating boring foods, watching movies, and rooting for Chicago sports teams.

 

Mackenzie Dake, PT, DPT
mackenzie@slsportstherapy.com

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.

Education
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


Arrielle Luna, ATC
Atascadero High School

arrielle.luna@slsportstherapy.com

Bio Coming Soon!

Morro Bay
  890 Shasta Ave.
Morro Bay, CA 93442

Phone (805) 772-4325
Fax (805) 772-2886

mboffice@slsportstherapy.com

(Map and Directions)

Business Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday
7:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Saturday
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Clinic Director
Michael Williams, MS, PT, OCS, ATC

michael@slsportstherapy.com

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.

Education
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 Walton, PT, DPT
shiloh@slsportstherapy.com

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.

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

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


Chris Ellis, PT, DPT, OCS
chris.ellis@slsportstherapy.com

Chris is excited to rejoin the San Luis Sports Therapy team after being away for school and work for the last 10 years. Outside of his professional career, Chris loves fishing, hiking, disc golfing and spending time with his wife and two young children.

Chris was born and raised in Bakersfield, California. While attending Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Chris started his experience in the field of physical therapy working for San Luis Sports Therapy as a physical therapy aide in 2002. In 2003, he moved back to the Central Valley of California to attend physical therapy school at California State University, Fresno. After earning a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 2006, he completed a year-long course in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy in 2007-8, in Grass Valley, California. He became a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2011, and achieved a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Care Professionals in 2012.

Education
Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Care Professionals
Doctor of Physical Therapy, November 2012

California State University, Fresno
Master of Physical Therapy, May 2006

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, June 2003


Katie Aanerud, MS, ATC
Morro Bay High School
katie@slsportstherapy.com

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.

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

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

Orcutt

4869 Bradley Rd., Suite 114
Santa Maria CA 93455

Phone (805) 938-5320
Fax (805) 938-5390

orcuttoffice@slsportstherapy.com

(Map and Directions)

Physical Therapy
Monday – Friday
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Hand Therapy
Tuesday, Thursday
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Friday
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Clinic Director
David Walter Svetich, PT, DPT, MSPT, ATC

dave@slsportstherapy.com

Dave Svetich is the Director of Rehabilitation for San Luis Sports Therapy in the Santa Maria clinics. Dave works with pediatric to geriatric populations, as well as athletes from middle school age to the National Football League.

He applies an eclectic and customer service-oriented approach which draws upon evidence based practice. He began his career as a certified athletic trainer, has applied and continually updated his education, recently graduating with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Western Health Sciences University. Although Dave has had extensive sports training with wrestling, football, track & field, rugby and martial arts, he takes great pleasure in helping all populations achieve their goals. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, surfing, and doing projects at home. He currently is a shareholder, and has been with San Luis Sports Therapy since 1999.

Education
Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA
Doctorate in Physical Therapy, May, 2009

University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
Master of Science in Physical Therapy, May, 1995

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
Bachelor of Science, Physical Education, December 1991


Director of Hand Therapy
Michael P. Smith, MBA, DPT, CHT
msmith@slsportstherapy.com

Michael is the founder and Director of the Hand Therapy Department at San Luis Sports Therapy. The majority of his time is spent not only treating patients, but also as a mentor/ clinical instructor for staff therapists and interns studying for their specialty Board Exams for Hand Therapy.

He regularly attends surgeries to observe the latest and varying techniques used by surgeons today to maintain close and clear communication with the physicians whose patients he treats, in order to maximize his patients’ outcomes. He is also on the clinical development committee of the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program at San Luis Sports Therapy. He is a board certified specialist in Hand Therapy, the first and only one between Thousand Oaks and San Francisco with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

Michael graduated pre-med with his B.S. in Biology from Fairfield University and subsequently pursued study in the areas of breast and ovarian cancer research where he was twice awarded Edmundson Fellowships for research at the USC Norris Cancer institute. Desiring to bring his health care experience to a field with greater patient interaction, he entered the USC School of Physical Therapy. There he graduated with the first entry level class offering the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree on the West Coast. Michael’s primary area of study as well as more than 10 years of practice since graduation has been orthopedics and hand rehabilitation including internships at Yale, City of Hope, Orthopedic Hospital of Los Angeles, and private practice at the Ventura Hand Center before coming to San Luis Obispo County in June of 2004. On a personal level, having suffered a broken hand while in PT school, he brings his own experience with surgery and hand therapy to bear in the clinic.

Education
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 1998

Grazidio School of Business, Pepperdine University, Malibu CA
Master of Business Administration, May 2004

Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut
Bachelor of Science: Biology/Premed, May 1992
Double Minor: Philosophy and Studio Art


Front Office Manager
Tammy Grossi

orcuttoffice@slsportstherapy.com

Tammy is a native of the Central Coast and is living in Santa Maria with her husband
and two daughters. She has worked in the health care industry for 25 years as a medical assistant and an office manage. She is an excellent care provider and patient advocate. In
her spare time she enjoys camping and traveling with her family and her black lab.


Marlena English, PT, MPT
marlena@slsportstherapy.com

Marlena was born and raised on the Central Coast. She attended St. Joseph’s High School before departing to Fresno State for her B.S. in Kinesiology with an Exercise Science option. Marlena received a Masters in Physical Therapy from Long Beach State, graduating as President of her class.

Fitness has always been an important part of her life; she enjoys soccer, hiking, running and triathlons. Marlena brings admiration and respect for lifelong movement and healthy activities to her treatment style and endeavors to make physical therapy as exciting and functional as possible.

In 2007, Marlena joined San Luis Sports Therapy as a staff Physical Therapist. Vestibular abnormalities and prenatal low back pain are two areas that Marlena has received additional training in. She is committed to continuing her education and increasing her knowledge of Orthopedics and Manual Therapy, so that she is best able to meet the needs of each individual that she treats. Marlena utilizes many different treatment modalities, such as Manual Therapy to reach a common goal: improve movement and function, thereby restoring the wellbeing of the individual.


Holly Coulson, OTR/L, CHT
holly.coulson@slsportstherapy.com

Holly graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2002. After spending her first year practicing in general rehabilitation, she decided to practice directly with a board certified hand surgeon. During that time, she viewed and assisted in small surgical procedures advancing her knowledge in human anatomy.

In 2008, she earned accreditation from the Hand Therapy Certification Commission and has since been a Certified Hand Therapist. She has also explored alternative therapeutic methods, such as Graston’s Technique, Kinesio Taping, and Manual Mobilization. Her professional goal is to earn her Manual Therapy Certification for the Upper Quadrant (COMT) through the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine – US. Holly is also a licensed yoga teacher.

Education
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Bachelors of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy, May 2002


Nathan Velazquez, PT, 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


Bob Moynihan, PTA
bob@slsportstherapy.com

After a 20-year Navy career as an Aviation Physiologist, Bob earned an Associate of Applied Science Degree (Physical Therapy Assistant). Bob is a licensed California Physical Therapy Assistant.

He has worked in private practice outpatient physical therapy clinics and in a hospital in-patient and transition unit. Bob is also a Certified Health Fitness Instructor through the American College of Sports Medicine and a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council of Exercise. He is qualified in the ACE Trainer Program to help AARP members lead active, healthier lifestyles.

During his 20-year Naval career Bob conducted and supervised research, development, test and evaluation programs involving Aviation Life Support Systems and Aircrew Physiological Performance. He provided technical guidance in support of physical performance, training, conditioning and testing related issues Navy-wide with an emphasis on Wellness, health promotion, injury prevention and safety. He conducted high-risk aviation and survival training for military aircrews as well as hyperbaric (recompression) training. He taught the Navy’s Fitness Coordinator course world wide. As a Navy Test Parachutist, he had over 100 parachute jumps in support of Navy test and evaluation programs. Many of the jumps supported biomedical research projects evaluating human tolerances to parachute opening shock and the aerospace recovery environment.

Bob, his wife Margy, and daughter Megan, settled in Margy’s hometown of Arroyo Grande. He has participated in various run/walk/cycling events, triathlons, and marathons. He still enjoys being active and enjoys cycling, tennis, surfing and kayaking here on the beautiful Central Coast.

Education
Charles County Community College, LaPlata, MD
Associate of Applied Science Degree (Physical Therapist Assistant), May 1998

San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Master of Arts Degree in Physical Education (Exercise Physiology), May 1985

Assumption College, Worcester, MA
Bachelor of Arts Degree Natural Sciences, May 1972

 

Matthew Bandy, PTA
matthew.bandy@slsportstherapy.com

Bio Coming Soon!

Brennon King, ATC, CES
Orcutt Academy
brennon.king@slsportstherapy.com

Brennon is certified as an Athletic Trainer and a Corrective Exercise Specialist. He grew up just north of Seattle, Washington. Brennon developed a love for helping those in need as a high school student by helping physical therapists teach children with brain injuries or developmental issues how to move, walk, speak, and more. He began his college education at Santa Barbara City College, where he also played baseball. Brennon then attended Concordia University, where he completed the Athletic Training program and became a Certified Athletic Trainer.

While at Concordia, he worked in a physical therapy clinic helping to develop rehabilitation programs and progress patients in their programs. Brennon was an athletic training and rehabilitation intern with the Seattle Mariners and an athletic training student worker with the Anaheim Ducks. He completed his clinical rotation with Saddleback College’s football program and while there he discovered his love for teaching younger students as an assistant teacher for a sports medicine class.

Outside of his profession, Brennon plays the drums, guitar, and sings. He also loves to camp, snowboard, participate in high endurance running and cycling, compete in triathlons, and be active outdoors as much as possible.

Education
Concordia University, Irvine, California
Bachelor of Science, Athletic Training, May 2013

 

Paso Robles

  1345 Park Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446

Phone (805) 226-0975
Fax (805) 226-0909

proffice@slsportstherapy.com

(Map and Directions)

Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Clinic Director
Jason A. Roda, PT, DPT, OCS

jasonr@slsportstherapy.com

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.

Education
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


Clinic Director
Serena DeTienne Roda, PT
, DPT
serena@slsportstherapy.com

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.

Education
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


Front Office Manager
Suzette Moore

proffice@slsportstherapy.com

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.


Jennifer Seay PT, DPT, OCS
jen@slsportstherapy.com

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


Anthony Armstrong, PT, MPT
anthony@slsportstherapy.com

Anthony Armstrong was born and raised in Southern California, where he developed a passion for sports from a young age. After receiving physical therapy for his own injuries, he became interested in the field and pursued further education. Anthony began his career as an aide while he earned his Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Physical Therapy from Loyola Marymount University.

He then went on to earn his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from California State University, Northridge, where he completed internships in various private practice and hospital settings, including the West LA Veterans’ Affairs Hospital.

After graduation, Anthony worked in the Los Angeles area until the opportunity to relocate to the Central Coast with SLST arose in 2011. He is currently pursuing post-graduate training in an Orthopedic Residency Program while working toward his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Outside of work, Anthony appreciates the time he has with his wife and two daughters exploring the Central Coast and enjoys surfing and football.

Education
Loyola Marymount University; Bachelor of Science, Natural Science, May 2006

California State University, Northridge; Master of Physical Therapy, May 2010

Professional Associations
American Physical Therapy Association
California Chapter


Jeffrey Akins, PT, DPT
jeffrey.akins@slsportstherapy.com

Jeff grew up in a small town in Florida. After graduation he married his high school sweetheart and spent four years serving in the US Army. After his Army enlistment, he and his wife moved to Fresno where he completed his Bachelors Degree. For graduate school, he moved back to Florida and earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Florida.

While in graduate school, he worked as an anatomy lab teacher’s assistant. He also gained experience in a variety of settings including both outpatient orthopedics and outpatient neurology. He has future plans to complete an orthopedic residency and then become an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.

Jeff truly has a passion for physical therapy which stems from being a patient himself after wounds he received while serving in the Army. He enjoys living an active lifestyle with hobbies that include; running, exploring the outdoors, mountain biking, and traveling with his wife. Although far from his family in Florida, he is happy to be close to his wife’s family and living in such an amazing area. He is also expecting his first baby, a boy, in December of 2012.

Education
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, April 2012

California State University Fresno, Fresno, California
Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, May 2009

San Luis Obispo

805 Aerovista Place, Suite 104
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Phone (805) 543-7771
Fax (805) 543-7761

slooffice@slsportstherapy.com

(Map and Directions)

    Physical Therapy
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
  Hand Therapy
Monday
8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Wednesday
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Friday
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Clinic Director
Colleen Russell, PT, DPT, OCS

colleen@slsportstherapy.com

Colleen completed her undergraduate work at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in Kinesiology and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. She is board certified as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, an accolade that only 3.5% of Physical Therapists in the country have earned.

Her post graduate work includes orthopedic and sports specific rehabilitation with Dr. Robert Donatelli. Colleen has also had extensive manual therapy training. Her passion for working with athletes led her towards directing rehabilitation for Olympians, amateur, professional and collegiate athletes.

Colleen serves on our Clinical Development Committee where she actively contributes to the direction of clinical expansion and development for San Luis Sports Therapy and other Movement for Life clinics. Colleen is also involved with the team’s continuing education and Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency programs where her dedication to evidence based practice and orthopedics are strongly utilized. While Colleen is passionate about the athletic population, she also has a strong talent for connecting with all patients and treating a wide variety of physical ailments. Colleen is a sixth generation San Luis Obispo County native and an outdoor enthusiast, which has most recently included learning to snowboard and completing a Tough Mudder.

Education
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2006

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California
Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology, December 2001


Director of Hand Therapy
Michael P. Smith, MBA, DPT, CHT
msmith@slsportstherapy.com

Michael is the founder and Director of the Hand Therapy Department at San Luis Sports Therapy. The majority of his time is spent not only treating patients, but also as a mentor/ clinical instructor for staff therapists and interns studying for their specialty Board Exams for Hand Therapy.

He regularly attends surgeries to observe the latest and varying techniques used by surgeons today to maintain close and clear communication with the physicians whose patients he treats, in order to maximize his patients’ outcomes. He is also on the clinical development committee of the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program at San Luis Sports Therapy. He is a board certified specialist in Hand Therapy, the first and only one between Thousand Oaks and San Francisco with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

Michael graduated pre-med with his B.S. in Biology from Fairfield University and subsequently pursued study in the areas of breast and ovarian cancer research where he was twice awarded Edmundson Fellowships for research at the USC Norris Cancer institute. Desiring to bring his health care experience to a field with greater patient interaction, he entered the USC School of Physical Therapy. There he graduated with the first entry level class offering the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree on the West Coast. Michael’s primary area of study as well as more than 10 years of practice since graduation has been orthopedics and hand rehabilitation including internships at Yale, City of Hope, Orthopedic Hospital of Los Angeles, and private practice at the Ventura Hand Center before coming to San Luis Obispo County in June of 2004. On a personal level, having suffered a broken hand while in PT school, he brings his own experience with surgery and hand therapy to bear in the clinic.

Education
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 1998

Grazidio School of Business, Pepperdine University, Malibu CA
Master of Business Administration, May 2004

Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut
Bachelor of Science: Biology/Premed, May 1992
Double Minor: Philosophy and Studio Art


Front Office Manager
Angie Zepeda

slooffice@slsportstherapy.com

Angie was born and raised here on the Central Coast. She has been working in the medical field for 8 years, and has been with San Luis Sports Therapy as a front office Manager for 3 years. She received her Associates Degree from Santa Barbara Business College in 2007. When she is not at work she enjoys spending her time with her family, playing softball, and doing landscape photograph.


Front Office
Michelle DeLisle

michelle.delisle@slsportstherapy.com

Michelle was born and raised in Santa Maria, CA. She graduated from Allan Hancock College with Associate of Arts in Business Administration and Associates of Science in Marketing and Business Management.

From there she transferred to Chapman University to obtain her Bachelors of Arts in Organizational Leadership in 2011. Michelle was the first person in her family to graduate college and she did so with honors. When Michelle is not working as an Office Assistant in the San Luis Obispo Clinic, she is spending her time crafting, baking, reading, or enjoying the outdoors with her husband, Travis, and their Miniature Schnauzer, Meishka.


Ryan Ripley, PT, MPT
ryan@slsportstherapy.com

Ryan came to the Central Coast in 1988 and began a career in the Fire Service with the Arroyo Grande Fire Department in 1989 as a volunteer firefighter. After 10 years on the department, and a bout with Hodgkin’s Disease, Ryan returned to school in Orange County to pursue a new career in Physical Therapy.

After undergrad in the busy OC Ryan was looking for a change of pace and scenery and decided to go to the Big Sky state of Montana to attain his PT degree. Ryan began his PT career in Arroyo Grande and worked for 8 months before moving to Thousand Oaks to be with his fiancée while she finished her Masters degree. Ryan and his wife Nicole got married in October of 2007 and moved to San Luis Obispo in March of 2008. Ryan returns to SLST after having had one of his internships at the Arroyo Grande location. Ryan likes encouraging his patients by positioning them for success and celebrating their achievements through a 3-dimensional functional approach. Ryan’s interests include playing softball, hiking and watching his favorite college football team the USC Trojans.

Education
University of Montana, Missoula, MT
Masters Degree in Physical Therapy, 2004

Chapman University, Orange, CA
Bachelors of Science in Biokinesiology, 2001

Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA
Associate Degree of Science Fire Technology, 1999


Colleen Wong, PT, MPT, DPT, OCS
colleen.wong@slsportstherapy.com

Colleen was raised on the Central Coast. In 2007, she received her Bachelors of Science degree in Biological Sciences from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. While obtaining her undergraduate degree, Colleen worked as a Physical Therapy Aide at San Luis Sports Therapy in Morro Bay.

In fall of 2007, she moved to Fresno to pursue a Master of Physical Therapy degree at Fresno State University. Colleen was the president of her physical therapy class for three years, a member of the alumni fundraising committee, and participated in Legislation Day for the American Physical Therapy Association. Colleen received a Masters of Physical Therapy from Fresno State in 2010, graduating as the Valedictorian of her class and also awarded the prestigious Darlene Stewart Award.

Upon graduation, Colleen returned to the Central Coast and to San Luis Sports Therapy, where she completed an extensive eighteen month orthopedic residency program in January 2013. Shortly thereafter, she received her doctorate in physical therapy from the Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions. Additionally, she was recently certified as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. Colleen also has experience in the acute care setting rehabilitating patients in the hospital setting. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis, drinking skinny vanilla lattes, shopping for sweaters, and traveling the world.

Education
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Bachelor of Science, Biology, June 2007

California State University, Fresno
Master of Physical Therapy, May 2010

EIM Institute of Health Professions
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, January 2013

Professional Associations
American Physical Therapy Association
California Chapter


Suzanne Kosinski, DPT
skosinski@slsportstherapy.com

In 2005 Suzanne graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. She then continued her studies at URI, earning her Doctorate of Physical Therapy with the Award for Academic Excellence in 2010.

During graduate school, Suzanne shared her time between volunteer events with the ALS (Lou Gherigs Disease) Association RI Chapter, as well as many other community-based volunteer events such as, “The Power of Play”, an event promoting health fitness and physical activity in children. In November and December of 2009, Suzanne spent time internationally as a graduate physical therapist working with children and adults with disabilities in Guatemala, Central America. While there, she extended the concepts of “The Power of Play” to a non-profit multicultural school, The Life School, in Panajachel.

Following graduation in 2010, Suzanne began her professional career at Olympic Physical Therapy in Wakefield, Rhode Island, where she continued to build her skills in treatment via applied functional science. Suzanne has clinical experience in pediatrics, inpatient care, outpatient care, and acute rehabilitation. She enjoys the diversity of her profession and is thrilled to begin practicing on the West Coast, to add her style of treatment to the already teaming talent pool at San Luis Sports Therapy.

Suzanne is an avid cyclist and runner, who also enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and hunting down banana slugs in Big Sur National Park. Having relocated to SLO in October of 2012, she is thrilled with her first residence outside of Rhode Island, and loves spending her weekends exploring all of the beauty that the Central Coast has to offer.


Brandon Weipert, PTLA
brandon.weipert@slsportstherapy.com

Brandon graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology in 2010 and he earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Azusa Pacific University in 2013.

While attending Azusa Pacific, Brandon conducted and published research on the effects of physical activity and education on Body Mass Index and Body Fat Percentage in primarily Hispanic mothers and their children. He has clinical experience working in outpatient orthopedics, acute rehabilitation, and pediatrics. He recently became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

As a third generation San Luis Obispo County native, Brandon is excited to provide compassionate, individualized, and evidence-based care in his hometown. He enjoys being outdoors, spending time with his family, and anything to do with sports.

Education
Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California
Doctor of Physical Therapy, December 2013

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California
Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology, December 2010
Minor: Psychology


Holly Coulson, OTR/L, CHT
holly.coulson@slsportstherapy.com

Holly graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2002. After spending her first year practicing in general rehabilitation, she decided to practice directly with a board certified hand surgeon. During that time, she viewed and assisted in small surgical procedures advancing her knowledge in human anatomy.

In 2008, she earned accreditation from the Hand Therapy Certification Commission and has since been a Certified Hand Therapist. She has also explored alternative therapeutic methods, such as Graston’s Technique, Kinesio Taping, and Manual Mobilization. Her professional goal is to earn her Manual Therapy Certification for the Upper Quadrant (COMT) through the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine – US. Holly is also a licensed yoga teacher.

Education
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Bachelors of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy, May 2002


Bob Moynihan, PTA
bob@slsportstherapy.com

After a 20-year Navy career as an Aviation Physiologist, Bob earned an Associate of Applied Science Degree (Physical Therapy Assistant). Bob is a licensed California Physical Therapy Assistant.

He has worked in private practice outpatient physical therapy clinics and in a hospital in-patient and transition unit. Bob is also a Certified Health Fitness Instructor through the American College of Sports Medicine and a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council of Exercise. He is qualified in the ACE Trainer Program to help AARP members lead active, healthier lifestyles.

During his 20-year Naval career Bob conducted and supervised research, development, test and evaluation programs involving Aviation Life Support Systems and Aircrew Physiological Performance. He provided technical guidance in support of physical performance, training, conditioning and testing related issues Navy-wide with an emphasis on Wellness, health promotion, injury prevention and safety. He conducted high-risk aviation and survival training for military aircrews as well as hyperbaric (recompression) training. He taught the Navy’s Fitness Coordinator course world wide. As a Navy Test Parachutist, he had over 100 parachute jumps in support of Navy test and evaluation programs. Many of the jumps supported biomedical research projects evaluating human tolerances to parachute opening shock and the aerospace recovery environment.

Bob, his wife Margy, and daughter Megan, settled in Margy’s hometown of Arroyo Grande. He has participated in various run/walk/cycling events, triathlons, and marathons. He still enjoys being active and enjoys cycling, tennis, surfing and kayaking here on the beautiful Central Coast.

Education
Charles County Community College, LaPlata, MD
Associate of Applied Science Degree (Physical Therapist Assistant), May 1998

San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Master of Arts Degree in Physical Education (Exercise Physiology), May 1985

Assumption College, Worcester, MA
Bachelor of Arts Degree Natural Sciences, May 1972


Megan Swanlund, MA, ATC
Mission College Preparatory High School
mswanlund@slsportstherapy.com

Megan began her athletic training career at Long Beach State where she worked with soccer, water polo, basketball, volleyball, softball, baseball, and track and field. She also had experience at Orange Coast Junior College (Costa Mesa, CA) and Golden West Junior College (Huntington Beach, CA) with football, soccer, baseball, softball, and track & field.

After graduation, she worked at Butte College and Pleasant Valley High School in Chico, CA. From there she moved to Merced, CA where she worked as an ATC at Yosemite Physical Therapy. In 2008, Megan took a position as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer with Fresno State Football. Megan has also worked as a professional whitewater rafting guide for Zephyr Whitewater Expeditions every summer since 2003. She enjoys rafting, kayaking, and backpacking with her husband, Chad, and looks forward to serving the Central Coast.

Education
Master of Arts in Kinesiology- Sports Administration
California State University, Fresno-2010

Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology- Athletic Training
California State University, Long Beach- 2007


Brian Tuohy, ATC, M.Ed, FMSC
San Luis Obispo High School

brian.tuohy@slsportstherapy.com

Brian was raised in Pleasanton, California. After high school he attended Santa Barbara City College, where he found his passion for Athletic Training. He then continued his studies at California State University, Fresno in the Athletic Training program where he worked football, track and field and women’s swimming as a student.

After graduating from Fresno he moved back to Santa Barbara where he was given the opportunity to implement and start an Athletic Training program at Bishop Diego High School. After spending 4 years at Bishop Diego High School, Brian and his family moved to Livermore, CA. were he began working for Valley Care Hospital. Over the past 5 years he has gaining more experience not only with the athletic population, but also working with cardiac and pulmonary patients. In his spare time Brian enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, as well as cycling and rock climbing.

Education
Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara California
AA in Physical Education with an emphasis in Athletic Training

California State University, Fresno, Fresno California
BS in Kinesiology with an option in Sports Medicine

University of Phoenix, Livermore California
Masters of Arts in Education

Santa Maria

2015-B South Broadway
Santa Maria, CA 93454

Phone (805) 440-9318
Fax (805) 354-7088

santamariaoffice@slsportstherapy.com

(Map and Directions)

Business Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Wednesday, Friday
8:00 AM – 6:30 PM

 


Clinic Director
Bryan Woo, PT, DPT, MSPT, OCS
bryan@slsportstherapy.com

Bryan knew that he wanted to become a physical therapist since high school. He attended Nazareth College in Rochester, New York; where he received his Bachelors of Science in Health Science and went on to receive his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. Soon after graduating, he joined San Luis Sports Therapy. Keeping aligned with the goals of the physical therapy profession, Bryan attended Western University of Health Science where he obtained his Doctorate of Physical Therapy.

He is recognized as a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association. His post-graduate work includes attending courses involving manual therapy, exercise interventions and movement analysis. He also enjoys mentoring physical therapy students and is a Certified Clinical Instructor.

Throughout his career he has developed an interest in all areas of orthopedics, during all stages of life. He has experience treating patients of all levels, from those with a more sedentary lifestyle to intercollegiate athletes. He enjoys the variety that goes along with being in a general orthopedic practice. For each of his patients he develops an individualized treatment plan tailored towards his or her goals and current research. He strives to get his patients back to doing the activities that they love.

In his free time he lives an active lifestyle of running and weight training. He takes pleasure in his life on the Central Coast with his wife and dog.

Education

Western University of Health Sciences
Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2009

Nazareth College , Rochester, NY
Masters of Science in Physical Therapy, 2004

Nazareth College, Rochester, NY
Bachelors of Science in Health Science, 2003


Staci L. S. McLean, PT, DPT
staci@slsportstherapy.com

Since graduating from Loma Linda University, Staci’s clinical experience has been primarily in orthopedics and outpatient physical therapy, with some experience in the hospital and sub-acute setting. Her interests and continuing education have been focused on orthopedics and improving mobility for all ages.

Staci is currently pursuing her doctorate in physical therapy at Western University in Pomona, CA. A former national competitive artistic roller skater, Staci continues to enjoy being active and participating in 5Ks and small triathlons, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Staci lives in Arroyo Grande with her husband and son.

Education
Western University of Health Sciences
Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2009

Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
Masters of Physical Therapy, 1995

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
Bachelor of Science, Corporate Fitness, 1991


Amy Greenhaw, MS, ATC
Nipomo High School
amy@slsportstherapy.com

Amy was raised in Bakersfield, California. Amy began her education in Athletic Training at Azusa Pacific University and worked with the baseball, volleyball, track and field, football, and intramural athletics programs; as well as a local high school and physical therapy clinics.

While earning her Masters in Kinesiology – Athletic Training from San Jose State University, Amy was a teaching assistant in the Department of Kinesiology at the university and the Head Athletic Trainer at Los Altos High School. During her stint in the Bay Area, Amy also had the opportunity to work with USA Field Hockey, US Figure Skating, Stanford soccer, multiple marathons, and various other sporting events. Following graduation, Amy moved to the beautiful Central Coast to join the San Luis Sports Therapy staff and work as an athletic trainer in the high school setting – her true passion. In her free time, Amy enjoys hiking, biking, cooking, and spending time with family.

Education:
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
Master of Arts, Kinesiology – Athletic Training, May 2012

Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Athletic Training, May 2010


Templeton

 
350 Posada Ln. #103
Templeton, CA 93465

Phone(805) 434-2050
Fax (805) 434-0065

tempoffice@slsportstherapy.com

(Map and Directions)

  Physical Therapy
Monday – Friday

7:30 AM – 6:30 PM

  Hand Therapy
Monday, Wednesday
8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Tuesday, Thursday
1:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Friday
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

   

Clinic Director
Jason S. Sanders, PT, DPT, OCS, GCS
jason@slsportstherapy.com

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.

Education
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


Director of Hand Therapy
Michael P. Smith, MBA, DPT, CHT
msmith@slsportstherapy.com

Michael is the founder and Director of the Hand Therapy Department at San Luis Sports Therapy. The majority of his time is spent not only treating patients, but also as a mentor/ clinical instructor for staff therapists and interns studying for their specialty Board Exams for Hand Therapy.

He regularly attends surgeries to observe the latest and varying techniques used by surgeons today to maintain close and clear communication with the physicians whose patients he treats, in order to maximize his patients’ outcomes. He is also on the clinical development committee of the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program at San Luis Sports Therapy. He is a board certified specialist in Hand Therapy, the first and only one between Thousand Oaks and San Francisco with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

Michael graduated pre-med with his B.S. in Biology from Fairfield University and subsequently pursued study in the areas of breast and ovarian cancer research where he was twice awarded Edmundson Fellowships for research at the USC Norris Cancer institute. Desiring to bring his health care experience to a field with greater patient interaction, he entered the USC School of Physical Therapy. There he graduated with the first entry level class offering the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree on the West Coast. Michael’s primary area of study as well as more than 10 years of practice since graduation has been orthopedics and hand rehabilitation including internships at Yale, City of Hope, Orthopedic Hospital of Los Angeles, and private practice at the Ventura Hand Center before coming to San Luis Obispo County in June of 2004. On a personal level, having suffered a broken hand while in PT school, he brings his own experience with surgery and hand therapy to bear in the clinic.


Education
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 1998

Grazidio School of Business, Pepperdine University, Malibu CA
Master of Business Administration, May 2004

Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut
Bachelor of Science: Biology/Premed, May 1992
Double Minor: Philosophy and Studio Art


Director of Vestibular Rehabilitation
Toni Oliver PT, DPT, GCS

toni@slsportstherapy.com

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.

Education

Western University of Health Sciences
Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2009

Chapman University, Orange, California
Master of Physical Therapy, August 1995


Front Office
Lisa Morones

lisa@slsportstherapy.com

Lisa is a native to the Central Coast, born in San Luis Obispo and raised in Paso Robles. She graduated from Paso Robles High School in 2000. She still resides in Paso Robles with her daughter. She has worked for San Luis Sports Therapy for 6 years. When she is not at work; she enjoys spending time with her daughter, family and friends, camping with her dogs, going to the beach and travelling.


Karma Sage-Johnson, PT, DPT, SCS, NASM-PES
karma@slsportstherapy.com

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.

Education
Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania
Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2001

California State University Northridge, Northridge, California
BA Kinesiology, Emphasis Exercise Science, 1996


Mike Brinkman, DPT, OCS
mbrinkman@slsportstherapy.com

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.

Education
University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2008

University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
B.S. Biological Sciences 2006


Kallie Slette, PT, DPT
kallie.slette@slsportstherapy.com

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.

Education
University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
Sports Science, May 2010

Upstate Medical University, Syracuse NY
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, May 2013


Holly Coulson, OTR/L, CHT
holly.coulson@slsportstherapy.com

Holly graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2002. After spending her first year practicing in general rehabilitation, she decided to practice directly with a board certified hand surgeon. During that time, she viewed and assisted in small surgical procedures advancing her knowledge in human anatomy.

In 2008, she earned accreditation from the Hand Therapy Certification Commission and has since been a Certified Hand Therapist. She has also explored alternative therapeutic methods, such as Graston’s Technique, Kinesio Taping, and Manual Mobilization. Her professional goal is to earn her Manual Therapy Certification for the Upper Quadrant (COMT) through the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine – US. Holly is also a licensed yoga teacher.

Education
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Bachelors of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy, May 2002


Shelby LaMendola, ATC
Templeton High School
shelby@slsportstherapy.com

Shelby LaMendola, ATC was an athletic training intern for three years at UC Davis while completing her BA in Psychology. At UCD, she worked directly with Men’s Tennis, Football, Women’s Soccer and Gymnastics. Upon graduation, she returned to her native Tuolumne County and was an athletic training assistant at Sonora High School. This experience helped her realize that the high school setting was where she wanted her career to be.

Shelby went on to complete a BS in Athletic Training at Fresno State, during which time she had the opportunity to work with each of the Division I teams. Specifically she went with the football team to the Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl, and was with the baseball team in 2008 all the way to the College World Series, and the National Championship. She describes it as "the experience of a lifetime, both personally and professionally."

Time away from athletic training is filled with just about any outdoor activity, especially hiking in the mountains and running at the beach. Shelby also enjoys photography, reading, and cooking.

Education
University of California, Davis, CA
BA in Psychology, 2003

California State University, Fresno, CA
BS in Kinesiology/Athletic Training, 2008

NATABOC Certification: 2008
American Heart Association: CPR/AED Health Care Provider Certification

Administration

Administrative and Billing services provided by the Movement for Life Team in San Luis Obispo, CA.

1106 Walnut Street, Suite 110
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Phone (805) 788-0805
Fax (805) 788-0845

info@movementforlife.com

 
 

President
Kelly Sanders, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC

kelly@movementforlife.com

Kelly Sanders grew up here on the central coast. After graduating from Atascadero High School is 1992, she went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and a minor in Exercise and Health Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

In 1999, she received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. Following graduation, Kelly completed a one-year residency program in orthopedic physical therapy at Kaiser West Los Angeles and Fortanasce & Associates Physical Therapy. She is board certified in orthopedic physical therapy and also is a certified athletic trainer. In her personal time, Kelly enjoys snow skiing, being outdoors, reading and spending time with her husband and two young children.

Education
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 1999

University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California
Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, June 1996
Minor: Exercise and Health Science


Treasurer
Pam Simpson
pam@movementforlife.com

Pam Orth Simpson joined the Movement for Life team as Controller in 2006 and currently serves as Treasurer. She brings over twenty years of accounting, finance, and management experience from prior employment with two different Fortune 500 restaurant corporations and as Controller for a local restaurant chain. During her career, Pam has been a member of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

Pam enjoys living on California’s Central Coast and all it has to offer such as cycling, hiking, and wineries. She loves spending time with her husband and adorable son at activities such as swimming and playing at the beach.

Education
Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
Bachelor of Business Administration
Minor: Accounting


Controller
Lynette O’Neil
lynette@movementforlife.com

Lynette O’Neil joined San Luis Sports Therapy in early 2009 as the Assistant Controller and currently serves as the Controller. She has over 15 years of accounting experience in the private and government sectors.

Prior to joining San Luis Sports Therapy, she worked as a Budget Analyst for 5 years for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in Santa Ana, CA.

Lynette enjoys living on the central coast with her husband and enjoys hiking, running and various outdoor activities.

Education
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA
B.S. Business Administration
Minor: Accounting


Director of Billing
Natalia Byrnes

natalia@movementforlife.com

Bio Coming Soon!

 

Director of Facilities and Purchasing
Randall Hill

randall@movementforlife.com

Randall was born and raised in California’s Central Valley and moved to San Luis Obispo in 1998. From physical labor to bartending and sales to office jobs, Randall has gained a lot of knowledge and experience in dealing with many different responsibilities and personality types throughout his professional career.

Just prior to working at San Luis Sports Therapy, Randall worked for a local branch of a widely-known real estate company for three years. Desiring a more structured work schedule, he found the San Luis Sports Therapy billing department. Before long, he was offered a position within Facilities/IT – which proved to be a better fit for his wide array of skills. The Marketing Department then took interest in Randall’s artistic side – where he created marketing and promotional content including t-shirts, posters and banners. From his work ethic and desire to grow, Randall was offered the dual roles of Director of Facilities & Purchasing Manager. He now works closely with the Accounting Department on many levels, as well as with the CEO of the company. In addition to those titles, being the team player that he is, Randall still wears many hats, tackling different projects and tasks on a daily basis for multiple departments and people. This includes managing storage, sitting on the Marketing Committee, and even serving as the local space planner.

Randall, his lovely wife and their son currently reside in San Luis Obispo.

Education
Cerro Coso Community College, Ridgecrest, CA
Associate’s Degree in Digital Animation
President’s Award Recipient


Director of Information Technology
Ashley Fittz
, MS, CSCS
ashley@movementforlife.com

Ashley was hired in 2004 as a PT Aide and worked the front desk at Athlon Health and Fitness in San Luis Obispo. He then became a Personal Trainer, taught Group Fitness (and is still a favorite instructor) and has served in different management capacities with Athlon.

Ashley continued to provide support to Athlon while taking on more duties within the IT/Facilities department over the past couple years. In addition to his IT duties, Ashley coordinates (and writes articles for) the quarterly company-wide newsletters for which he implemented a new design and has brought a very refined/professional feel. He manages still to include personal training sessions and group fitness instruction. He also serves as a champion of fitness and team spirit for the Administration and Billing team as he encourages more involvement in fitness and workouts as well as other group activities.

Ashley has earned his role through his willingness to learn and take on new challenges. His calm and friendly approach helps in this often thankless and challenging position. Ashley has contributed much behind the scenes to the company web sites and our systems and is poised to leading the continuing evolution of our use of technology.

Education
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA
Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA
Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology

Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA
Associate of Science Degree in Electronics Technology


Director of Human Resources
Karen O’Brien

karen.obrien@movementforlife.com

Bio Coming Soon!

 

Director of Sports Medicine & Athletic Training
Stacey Ritter, MS, ATC

stacey.ritter@movementforlife.com

Stacey Jensen Ritter, MS, ATC is Director of Sports Medicine & Athletic Training, overseeing the high school outreach, and industrial athletic training programs.

After completing her education, she served as Associate Director of Athletic Training, and Department of Sports Sciences instructor at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA.

After many years as a university Athletic Trainer, Stacey moved to the high school setting, and found a true mission in bringing the highest standard of athletic health care to young competitors. Over the years, she has worked with Olympians, professional athletes and NCAA champions, and has been on several international playing tours with athletic teams.

Areas of special interest include psychology of injury, the adolescent athlete experience, and concussion education. She also finds time to serve on boards and committees that advance and promote the role of Athletic Trainers in the high school setting.

Stacey loves drawing, painting, and outrigger canoe racing. Her husband, Chris, is also an Athletic Trainer, and they enjoy running, hiking and being on the ocean.

Education
CSU Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology-Athletic Training

CSU Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
Master of Science in Psychology of Injury


Jennifer M. Uyeda, PT, MPT
juyeda@slsportstherapy.com

Jennifer came from the Central Valley of California to join the San Luis Sports Therapy team. Jennifer has experience working with people of all age groups who have orthopedic, neurological, balance and even some wound care issues.

She recently completed her Orthopedic Residency and transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy through Evidence In Motion. She has also attended multiple continuing education courses through Folsom Physical Therapy and the North American Institute of Manual Therapy organizations in the past.

Jennifer loves traveling for work and for fun, which is why she has become a float physical therapist. She has already worked in multiple SLST offices both in and out of San Luis Obispo County. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys swimming, jogging, fishing, skydiving, bowling, traveling, dancing, and spending time with family, friends and her two cats.

Education
Evidence In Motion
Transitional DPT/Orthopedic Residency, Jan 2012

California State University Fresno, Fresno, CA
Masters in Physical Therapy Degree / May 2008

California State University Stanislaus, Turlock, CA
Bachelor’s of Science in Biological Sciences / May 2003


Director of Marketing
Haley Daniel, ATC, CSCS

haley@movementforlife.com

Haley grew up in Kansas City, MO where she graduated with her bachelors in while playing soccer for her university. She has been a competitive athlete her whole life, although now she much prefers the enjoyment to the competitiveness. She moved away from home when she was 22 to pursue her master’s degree at UOP.

Immediately, she fell in love with California and two years later moved to the best kept secret of San Luis Obispo to work for San Luis Sports Therapy. Her first three years with the company she served as the Certified Athletic Trainer for SLOHS. She then transitioned over to Athlon Fitness & Performance for the next four years. Haley is now extremely excited to broaden her horizons by working in the Marketing Department of Team Movement for Life!

The Central Coast has truly been an amazing gift in Haley’s life; she enjoys lifting weights, hiking on the weekends, playing tennis with her co-workers, jumping out of perfectly good airplanes, soaking up the sun and much more. She absolutely adores her condo in Grover Beach, her amazing roommates and the best kitty she could ever imagine.

"You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
–Christopher Columbus

Education
University of the Pacific, Stockton CA
Master of Arts in Exercise Science, June 2007

Park University, Parkville MO
Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training, June 2005


Business Development and Client Services
San Luis Sports Therapy
Ryan Miller

ryan.miller@movementforlife.com

Ryan was born and raised in Southern California and moved to San Luis Obispo in 2007 to attend Cal Poly. He became very interested in human movement and function and eventually joined SLST in late 2009 as a PT Aide. After completing his education, Ryan assumed more responsibilities within the company including Front Office Assistant, Lead PT Aide, Transcriptionist and Director Track Participant. In 2014, Ryan was awarded a Business Development position for the SLST Region.

Ryan continues to teach boot camp classes with Athlon Fitness & Performance and enjoys helping others reach their fitness goals.

In his personal time, he enjoys playing and watching sports, working out, spending time with his friends and family, and various outdoor activities including surfing, hiking and camping.

Education
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA
B.S. Kinesiology
Minor: Biology


Business Development and Client Services
San Luis Sports Therapy
Milo Winn

milo.gomez@movementforlife.com

Bio Coming Soon!


Director of Business Development and Client Services
Delta Physical Therapy
Central Valley Physical Therapy

Score Physical Therapy

Heidi C. Coffee
heidicoffee@me.com

Heidi Coffee is the Director of Business Development for Delta and Central Valley Physical Therapy and SCORE Physical Therapy. This consists of three Clinics in California’s Central Valley area, one in Kern County and the fifth Clinic in Santa Cruz County.

Heidi brings over 25 years of experience of strong outside sales, combined with marketing and promotional expertise in the area of medical diagnostic imaging and physical therapy.

Heidi’s has proven skills with identifying and capitalizing on a changing and challenging health care industry trends.

She is especially skilled at establishing, developing and maintaining long lasting professional relationships with physicians as well as medical staff. She is resourceful and a creative thinker with strong negotiation skills. Works professionally with each clinic assisting them with goal setting, event planning and marketing.

Heidi lives in Lodi, CA where in her spare time she enjoys traveling, yoga, gardening, cooking, wine tasting and entertaining family and friends.

Education
Sacramento City College, Sacramento, CA
Business Major, June 1985

Management Training
Zenger Miller Management Training, Sacramento, CA

Community Affiliations
American Red Cross
American Heart Association
General Mills
Local Chamber of Commerce Members
San Joaquin Emergency Food Bank
Pregnancy Resource Center of Lodi


Director of Business Development and Client Services
Athlon Physical Therapy

Carrie Anderson
carrie.anderson@athlonpt.com

Carrie and her husband Brad relocated to the Tucson area from Colorado in 2010 and are enjoying the warmer climate and beautiful sunsets. In Colorado, Carrie attended Aims Community College and Colorado Christian University. Having owned and operated a Health Club of her own in Colorado, she is experienced in both the customer service side of business and the management.

Carrie is a certified yoga instructor and enjoys helping people obtain their fitness goals.

Carrie is a perpetual marketer. She has found the perfect career in business development with Athlon Physical Therapy. She looks forward to tomorrow and in being part of such a wonderful company.

In her free time, Carrie enjoys spending time with her husband Brad. Together they enjoy family, their two dogs, traveling, golf, exercise, friends and a good bottle of wine.



Director of Business Development and Client Services
Avid Physical Therapy

Bob Kambe
bob@avidphysicaltherapy.com

Graduate of University of California, Davis with degrees in political science and history. JD from the University of West Los Angeles. Spent the last 30 years primarily restructuring insurance companies through-out the U.S. in marketing procedures, regulatory, claims and Sarbannes Oxley implementation.

Native southern Californian who returned to be closer to the grandkids and the future ocean front property in the desert.


Founder / Chairman
James E. Glinn, PT, DPT, OCS

jim@movementforlife.com

James E. Glinn, PT, DPT, OCS is the Founder of the Movement For Life Team with locations in Arizona and California. He shares responsibility for the leadership, strategic planning and operations of the multi-facility organization, while heading up the wellness and lifestyle programming for the Team.

Jim is a graduate of the medical center at Loma Linda University, and he completed his doctorate in Physical Therapy through the University of St. Augustine and the North American Sports Medicine Institute. Dr. Glinn serves as faculty for the EIM and Northeastern University Doctoral programs. Currently, James serves as the Vice Chair for the Physical Therapy Business Alliance. In both his personal and professional experiences, Jim has coached and rehabilitated All-Americans, Olympians, Amateur and Professional athletes.

Education
University of St. Augustine, St. Augustine, FL
Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Feb. 2005

Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA
Masters in Physical Therapy, Bachelors in Life Science 1991 – 1994
Alumni Award Recipient

California State University, Bakersfield, Bakersfield, CA
Biology Major 1989-1991

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