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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.goldbach@movementforlife.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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Kory KindlePT, DPT

kory.kindle@movementforlife.com

Kory grew up in Ventura, CA and most of his youth life revolved around sports. Kory attended the California State University of Bakersfield where he competed at the Division 1 level in soccer. Kory was an outstanding athlete in college and was drafted 25th overall in the 2013 draft by the Colorado Rapids. In 2014, Kory decided to retire from professional soccer in hopes of being a physical therapist. In June of 2020, Kory completed his coursework and clinical rotations at A.T. Still University and was granted his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Outside of work, Kory enjoys cycling, golfing, enjoying the company of friends and family, watching sports, and learning how to surf.

 

Education

A.T Still University, Mesa, AZ

Doctor of Physical Therapy, June 2020

 

California State University of Bakersfield, Bakersfield, California

Bachelor of Science, Physical Education and Kinesiology, June 2015

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Daniel McPhersonPTA

daniel.mcpherson@movementforlife.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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Michele RickwaldFront Office Manager

atasoffice@movementforlife.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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