Morro Bay


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 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.

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

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

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Wade NoltePT, DPT

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.

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

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.

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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