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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

Colleen RussellClinic Director - PT, DPT, OCS

colleen@slsportstherapy.com

Colleen completed her undergraduate work at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in Kinesiology and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. She is board certified as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, an accolade that only 5% of Physical Therapists in the country have earned.

Her post graduate work has focused on orthopedic and sports specific rehabilitation. She has recently become the first and only provider on the central coast with a certification in Personalized Blood Flow Restriction through Owens Recovery Science. Colleen also has extensive training in manual therapy.  This background, and her passion for working with athletes, led her towards directing rehabilitation for Olympians, amateur, professional and collegiate athletes. She has been a volunteer physical therapist with professional rodeo’s Justin Sports Medicine Team and professional volleyball’s AVP and FIVP tours.

Education
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2006

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology, December 2001

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Andrea RipoylaPT, DPT

aripoyla@slsportstherapy.com

Andrea received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Regis University in 2016 and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Humboldt State University with her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology in 2013.

During physical therapy school, Andrea gained clinical experience in outpatient, acute, and neurological rehabilitation care. She spent her free time between academic events raising Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) service dogs with her fellow classmates.

Her post graduate work has focused on evidenced-based neurological and orthopedic specific rehabilitation. She is currently a certified instructor and therapist in Parkinson Wellness Recovery (PWR!) exercises, and teaches a Parkinson’s Disease community exercise course quarterly. She is actively working towards becoming a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS).

In her spare time she enjoys attending country concerts, hanging out with friends and family, and spending time outdoors with her yellow lab, JJ.

Education
Regis University, Denver, Colorado. Doctorate of Physical Therapy, April 2016
Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA. Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology Pre-Physical Therapy, May 2013

Professional Associations
American Physical Therapy Association California Chapter
American Physical Therapy Association Neurological Chapter

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Jonathan GrisantiPT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

jgrisanti@slsportstherapy.com

Jonathan received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northern Arizona University in 2017. While in school, he became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and worked as a personal trainer. He also volunteered with the pediatric rehabilitation unit at Flagstaff Medical Center. He has experience working in outpatient orthopedics, outpatient neurological rehab, pediatrics, and sub-acute care. He has a particular interest in orthopedics and manual therapy.

During undergraduate studies at The Master’s College, Jonathan studied Kinesiology and Physical Education with an emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2014.

Jonathan first became passionate about physical therapy after injuring his knee in high school basketball and working toward recovery at a local physical therapy clinic. He is dedicated to helping people live life without the burden of pain and physical limitations by using evidence-based practice and compassionate care.

With his free time, Jonathan loves camping, backpacking, playing sports, trying new things, and spending time with his wife, family, and friends. 

Education
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2017

The Master’s University, Santa Clarita, California
Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology and Physical Education, May 2014

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Mollie BaileyPT, DPT

mollie.bailey@slsportstherapy.com

Mollie grew up in the Bay Area and attended the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!) for her undergraduate degree in Human Physiology. She spent a few years traveling and living in Portland, Oregon prior to moving to San Diego to pursue her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at San Diego State University.  Mollie has experience in orthopedics, acute care, and occupational health and is interested in furthering her education with the Orthopedic Clinical Specialist residency. In her free time, Mollie enjoys pretty much anything outdoors, traveling, yoga and hanging with friends, family, and her pup!

Education

San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2019

 

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Bachelor of Science, Human Physiology, June 2013

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Nick WatsonPT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

nicholas.watson@slsportstherapy.com

Nick was born and raised in the Central Valley in Clovis, California. He played collegiate soccer for Fresno Pacific University where he graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. He then continued his education with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Azusa Pacific University in 2018 after which he completed an Orthopedic Residency with Kaiser Permanente Ontario in February 2020. His primary professional interest is in orthopedics and is board certified as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, an accolade that only 5% of Physical Therapists in the country have earned. In his personal life, he enjoys spending time with his wife, friends, and family as well as playing sports, hiking, and traveling.  

Education:

Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA

Doctor of Physical Therapy, December 2018

 

Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, CA

Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology, May 2015

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Brittany RuizFront Office Manager

bruiz@slsportstherapy.com

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