Morro Bay

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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

Michael WilliamsClinic Director - PT, MSPT, OCS, ATC, FAAOMPT

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

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Danielle RichersonFront Office Manager

dricherson@slsportstherapy.com

Danielle has lived on the Central Coast area for 4 years. She has worked in the medical field for 6 years, 4 of which have been in the area of outpatient physical therapy. She has been a part of the Morro Bay team for 2 years as the Front Office Manager.

Currently, she is working on her A.S. in Business Administration at Cuesta College. When she is not at work, she enjoy archery and helping out with local community events.

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Alyssa PetersenFront Office Assistant

alyssa.petersen@slsportstherapy.com

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Wade NoltePT, DPT

wnolte@slsportstherapy.com

Wade was born and raised in Las Vegas, living there for most of his life before moving to the central coast. While at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Wade worked as a lifeguard on the Las Vegas strip while earning his Bachelors degree in Kinesiology.

In 2014, Wade received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Touro University Nevada. With an interest in orthopedics, Wade has worked in that setting since graduation and plans on starting an orthopedic residency program in the near future to further his knowledge in orthopedics and provide the best care for his patients as possible. Outside of his professional role, Wade enjoys rock climbing, backpacking, as well as spending time with his family on the central coast and southern California.

Education
Touro University Nevada
Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2014

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology, May 2010

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Eric BalashPT, DPT, ATC

ebalash@slsportstherapy.com

Eric was born and raised in Canton, Ohio. He attended Wilmington College where he swam for four years and completed his degree in Athletic Training, becoming an Athletic Trainer. During his senior year at Wilmington College, Eric completed a year long internship with the Cincinnati Bengals and their medical staff. Following graduation, Eric attended Chatham University in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. While at Chatham, Eric was very involved with the Go Baby Go organization and assisted to modify ride on cars for children with developmental delays. Professionally, Eric is interested in orthopedic and sports rehabilitation and helping to get people back to the things they like to do. In his free time, Eric enjoys being active in his community, rock climbing, and spending time with his family.

Education
Chatham University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Doctor of Physical Therapy, December 2018 

Wilmington College, Wilmington, Ohio
Bachelor of Science, Athletic Training, May 2016

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Colleen VecchettiPT, MPT, DPT, OCS

colleen.vecchetti@slsportstherapy.com

Raised on the beautiful Central Coast, Colleen attended California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. In 2007, she received her Bachelors of Science degree in Biological Sciences.

In 2010, Colleen earned a Masters of Physical Therapy from Fresno State University, and was recognized as both class Valedictorian and recipient of the prestigious Darlene Stewart Award for Professional Promise. This award is presented to a graduate student who demonstrates a consistent pattern of leadership and service to the physical therapy profession. 

After graduation, Colleen returned to the Central Coast to practice Physical Therapy, beginning an extensive eighteen-month orthopedic residency program at San Luis Sports Therapy.  Soon after the program’s completion in January 2013, she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions. 

Currently certified as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Colleen also has extensive training in Vestibular Rehabilitation. She is an ImPACT Trained Physical Therapist specializing in concussion care, with acute care experience rehabilitating patients in the hospital.

In her free time, she loves to travel and spend time with her family. She never turns down a game of tennis. 

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
Orthopedic Member
California Chapter
VEDA (Vestibular Disorders Association)

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Shiloh WaltonPT, DPT, OCS

shiloh.walton@centralvalleypt.com

Shiloh was raised in the rural Rocky Mountains of Northern New Mexico.  Having a passion for fitness and medicine from a young age, she set her sites on moving to California after high school.  She attended college at Pepperdine University, where she earned a BS in Sports Medicine. She went on to receive a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2012.  Shiloh joined Team Movement for Life in 2012, working for five years at San Luis Sports Therapy, Morro Bay. During that time, she completed an Orthopedic Residency program and, in 2016, became a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist.  She met her husband while working on the central coast and in 2017 she relocated to the Oregon coast for his job as a Surfman trainee in the US Coast Guard. After two years away from her M4L family, Shiloh is excited to rejoin the team and is eager to continue building on her professional skill set.  Shiloh’s treatment is focused on diagnosing and correcting musculoskeletal imbalances that contribute to injury while acknowledging emotional/lifestyle factors as well. She has a strong manual therapy focus and believes in the integration of individualized corrective exercise to optimize function. She strives to educate her patients on ways to manage their condition long term and she enjoys the relationships her job allows her to develop with her clients. In her free time Shiloh enjoys traveling, mountain biking, working out, and perfecting her pie recipes.

 

Education

University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA

Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2012

 

Pepperdine University, Malibu CA

BS Sports Medicine, May 2007

 

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