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Morro Bay

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 in a healthy, healing atmosphere, encouraging progress. We look forward to serving you!

Meet our team

We believe the most important thing about life is how we move through it. Guided by the 3-A’s, we believe physical therapy should be Accessible to all who need it, provided in a positive Atmosphere, and rooted in proven Ability.

We don’t just focus on the how or what of an experience, but also the why. As the largest employee-owned outpatient physical therapy team in the nation, we provide the level of individualized and specialized care we would want ourselves.

Contact us

890 Shasta Ave.

Morro Bay, CA 93442

phone: (805) 772-4325

fax: (805) 772-2886

 

Hours

Monday – Friday

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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Colleen Vecchetti

Clinic Director-PT, MPT, DPT, OCS

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Colleen Vecchetti

Clinic Director-PT, MPT, DPT, OCS

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)

Eric Balash

PT, DPT, ATC

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Eric Balash

PT, 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.

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

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

Benjamin Taillie

PT, DPT

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Benjamin Taillie

PT, DPT

Ben was raised in Rochester, New York and received his Bachelor of Science in Health Science from The College at Brockport State University of New York. He developed a passion for physical therapy through life-long participation in sports and undergoing his personal rehabilitation for multiple sport related knee injuries. Ben went on to earn his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of New England in Portland Maine and is devoted to helping individuals of all ages return to the activities they enjoy. Ben’s professional interests include orthopedic and sports rehabilitation and is dedicated to having a positive impact on the health and well-being for everyone through improving human movement. Ben is an outdoor enthusiast and in his free time can be found hiking, running, golfing, traveling, and spending with his friends and family.

Education

University of New England, Portland, Maine
Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2021


The College at Brockport SUNY, Brockport, New York
Bachelor of Science, Health Science, May 2017

Clara Watson

PT, DPT

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Clara Watson

PT, DPT

Clara was born in Japan and raised for most of her life in Fresno, California where she graduated from Fresno Pacific University with a major in Kinesiology in 2014. In 2019, she received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. Clara’s professional interests include orthopedic and neurologic rehabilitation and she is currently certified in Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR!) exercises. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, traveling, playing soccer, hiking, and being with friends and family.

Education:

Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California

Doctor of Physical Therapy, December 2019

 

Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, California

Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology, May 2014

Karen Sweeny

Front Office Manager

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Karen Sweeny

Front Office Manager

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