San Luis Obispo - Walnut


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

Brandon WeipertClinic Director - PT, DPT, OCS

Brandon graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with his Bachelors in Science in Kinesiology in 2010 and earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Azusa Pacific in 2013.

While attending Azusa Pacific, Brandon conducted and published research on the effects of physical activity and education on Body Mass Index and Body Fat Percentage in primarily Hispanic mothers and their children. He has clinical experience working in outpatient orthopedics, acute rehabilitation, and pediatrics. Brandon recently completed the orthopedic residency program through the University of Southern California and is now board certified as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, an accolade that only 4% of physical therapists in the country have earned.

As a third generation San Luis Obispo County native, Brandon is excited to provide compassionate, individualized, and evidence-based care in his hometown. He enjoys being outdoors, spending time with his family, and anything to do with sports.

Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California
Doctor of Physical Therapy, December 2013

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California
Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology, December 2010
Minor: Psychology

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Stacey RitterConcussion Program Director - MS, ATC

Stacey Jensen Ritter, MS, ATC is Director of Sports Medicine & Concussion Program Director for San Luis Sports Therapy/Movement for Life physical therapy clinics. 

California State University, Long Beach:  BS Kinesiology, emphasis Athletic Training       
California State University, Fullerton: MS Kinesiology, emphasis Psychology of Injury            

Stacey began her professional career as the Associate Director of Athletic Training, and Department of Sports Sciences instructor, at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. As a university Athletic Trainer, she worked with Olympians, professional athletes and NCAA champions.

She spent the next 15 years serving the high school setting. The outreach program she previously managed for Movement for Life successfully transitioned 11 high school athletic trainers into 13 permanent school-district positions. As an advocate for youth sports safety, she now coordinates multidisciplinary concussion education & management throughout Movement for Life’s 24 physical therapy clinics in CA, AZ & NC. She also presents several times a year to local, state and national provider groups on youth sports concussion management, among other topics.

She has served on several boards and committees at the state, district and national level, and co-authored a number of resource documents for the National Athletic Trainers Association.

Stacey’s husband, Chris is also an athletic trainer. In her spare time, Stacey is a competitive outrigger canoe paddler, and enjoys doing artwork and hiking.

Far West Athletic Trainers Association- Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer- 2019
National Athletic Trainers Association- Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer- 2018
National Athletic Trainers Association- Athletic Training Service Award- 2015
Far West Athletic Trainers Association- All District Team: Secondary Schools- 2005
California Athletic Trainers Association- State Service Recognition- 2011                   
California Athletic Trainers Association- State Recognition Award- 2013                   
Movement for Life© (APTA Private Practice of the Year, 2012)-
     Team Award- 2013
     Service Award- 2016                                                                                           




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Heather NobleFront Office Manager

Heather has lived all over the world, but no matter how far she roams, she always ends up coming home to the Central Coast. She joins us from the Chiropractic field where she has provided office support and insurance coordination services since 2005. In 2011, she earned her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Behavioral Sciences and has found that degree immeasurably useful in her day-to-day patient interactions. Heather is also a certified Reiki practitioner, believes in a holistic approach to wellness, and LOVES to cook. When she's not at work gladly helping patients get the care they deserve, Heather spends time with her husband Cameron, her cats, crafting miniatures and jewelry, working on her cookbook, and taking long road trips up to the mountains.



AA in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Behavioral Sciences, Cuesta Community College, 2011

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Nikki PosnickPT, DPT

Nikki was born and raised in Northern California. She moved to the Central Coast to attend college at Cal Poly in 2009. She graduated in 2013 with her Bachelor in Kinesiology and a minor in Dance. From there, she continued her journey south to Los Angeles and in 2017 received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. Her areas of interest include vestibular and dance-based rehabilitation. Outside of her professional role, Nikki enjoys dancing, listening to music, reading a good book, and hanging out in the outdoors (especially the beach).

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2017

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
Bachelors of Science, Kinesiology with Dance Minor, December 2013

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Claire Nguyen PT, DPT

Claire was raised up and down the East Coastā —from North Carolina to Connecticut, Alabama, and Georgia. She began her career as a music educator and clarinetist. While working as a band director, she became interested in the healthcare needs of professional and amateur musicians and decided to pursue a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. During her doctorate, she was the student director of the physical therapy division of Loma Linda University’s homeless health outreach, Street Medicine. Upon graduation, Claire received the President’s Award from Loma Linda University for her scholastic achievement and service. Claire completed the University of Southern California’s orthopedic physical therapy residency, where she treated patients at USC’s Engemann Student Health Center and the Kaufman School of Dance. Outside of the clinic, Claire enjoys hiking, kayaking, reading, and spending time with her husband and daughter.


University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency, August 2019


Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California

Doctor of Physical Therapy, June 2018


University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

Master of Music Clarinet Performance, May 2010


Mercer University, Macon, GA

Bachelor of Music Education, December 2007

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