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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

Richard GoldbachClinic Director - 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

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Daniel McPhersonPTA

daniel.mcpherson@slsportstherapy.com

Daniel was raised just west of Philadelphia in West Chester, PA and lived in there until he was 18. Prior to pursuing a career in the field of physical therapy, he served 5 years on active duty in the U.S. Army. During his service, he was promoted to Team Leader and given responsibilities ranging from training new service members to briefing high-level officers and civilians from multiple allied countries. Upon completion of his military service, he returned home to PA to pursue his PTA degree. After working as a PT aide and Personal Fitness Trainer for 4 years while attending school, Daniel started his PTA career with Premier Orthopedic Physical Therapy. Daniel organized a company-wide food drive leading to 180 pounds of food donated to the local food bank. Outside of his professional career, Daniel enjoys traveling and adventuring with his fiancé and spending time at the beach or park with his big lab Duke. Go Eagles!

Education:

Pennsylvania Institute of Technology, Media, Pennsylvania

Associate of Science, Physical Therapist Assistant, August 2018

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Jennifer MetzlerPT, DPT, OCS, ITPT, MFDc

jennifer.metzler@slsportstherapy.com

Jennifer grew up in the San Joaquin Valley most of her life and moved to Paso Robles 10 years ago. She received her Master's degree in Physical Therapy from Fresno State in 2008. She went on to complete an orthopedic residency program and obtained her transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2012 with Evidence in Motion. Jennifer became a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy in 2016 and completed additional training in concussion management, chronic pain science, myofascial decompression, and PWR! Training for patients with Parkinson's disease. She enjoys swimming, traveling, gardening, attending concerts/sporting events, and spending time with her family, friends, and her pets. 

 

Education

Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions, 2012

 

Orthopedic Residency

Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions, 2012

 

Masters of Physical Therapy

California State University, Fresno, 2008

Class Secretary from 2007-2008

 

Bachelors of Science in Biological Science

California State University, Stanislaus, 2002

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Michele RickwaldFront Office Manager

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.

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