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We believe we can do more together than we can alone. Our goal is to improve the lives of those we touch by applying current and effective treatment paradigms in a healthy, healing atmosphere, encouraging progress. We look forward to serving you!

Our Team

Julie ButlerClinic Director - PT, DPT, OCS


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.

While not in the clinic, Julie enjoys biking, hiking, and enjoying the outdoors with her family.

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

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

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

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Melissa TenKatePT, DPT


Melissa was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After high school she moved to Hillsdale, Michigan for her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and was a long distance runner in cross-country and track and field. Her love of the outdoors and warmer weather drove her to Orange County where she began her Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy, which she was awarded in May of 2015. Melissa has a primary interest in corrective exercise, educating her patients on proper movement patterns and body mechanics at work and in athletics, and sports rehabilitation. Outside of work, Melissa enjoys running, hiking with her 2 dogs, paddle boarding, and snowboarding at Mammoth Mountain. 

Chapman University, Orange, California
Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2015 

Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan
Bachelor of Science, June 2012
Major: Exercise Science
Minor: Biology

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Steven FloresPTA


Steven grew up in Visalia, CA where he enjoyed doing anything and everything outside. He played baseball for 8 years growing up and played football and wrestled in high school. Steven attended Fresno State for his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and is where he learned to love the phrase GO DOGS! He recently moved to the Central Coast where he still enjoys playing basketball and golf in his free time.

College Of the Sequoias, Visalia, California
Associate of Science, Physical Therapist Assistant, May 2016

University of California Fresno, Fresno, California
Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology, May 2013

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Heather HamaguchiPT, DPT


Heather grew up in Northern California, living in San Mateo for most of her life. She moved to the Central Valley, where she graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Health Exercise, and Sports Sciences and a Minor in Biological Sciences in 2016 from the University of the Pacific. Continuing her journey, she moved to Southern California, where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2019 from Azusa Pacific University. As a graduate student, Heather had a clinical rotation with San Luis Sports Therapy and is excited to return to the Central Coast to officially join the team! Heather is interested in orthopedics and hopes to enhance her knowledge by pursuing an Orthopedic Residency with the company. Her professional interests also include dance rehabilitation, vestibular rehabilitation, and she is a certified therapist in Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR!) exercises. Outside of the clinic, Heather enjoys going to the beach, hiking, dancing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.


Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California

Doctor of Physical Therapy, December 2019

University of the Pacific, Stockton, California

Bachelor of Science, Health, Exercise, and Sports Sciences, May 2016

Minor in Biological Sciences

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