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San Luis Obispo - Aerovista

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

805 Aerovista Place

Suite 104

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

phone: (805) 543-7771

fax: (805) 543-7761

 

Hours

Monday – Friday

7:30 AM – 7:00 PM

 

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Colleen Russell

Clinic Director - PT, DPT, OCS

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Colleen Russell

Clinic Director - PT, DPT, OCS

Colleen completed her undergraduate work at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in Kinesiology & received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California.  She is board certified as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and has certifications in Personalized Blood Flow restriction (BFR)  and sports specific rehabilitation.

Her post graduate work has focused on orthopedic and sports specific rehabilitation with an emphasis on performance enhancement. 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 also been a volunteer physical therapist with professional rodeo’s Justin Sports Medicine Team and professional volleyball’s AVP and FIVP tours.

Colleen is a sixth-generation San Luis Obispo County native and an outdoor enthusiast. She enjoys working with and giving back to a community that has given so much to her, hiking with her family, and taking on new challenges as she ages which have included running with the bulls in Pamplona, a tough mudder and first marathon, learning to snowboard, and having two kids at almost 40. 

 

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

Nick Watson

PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

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Nick Watson

PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

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 he is board certified as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and has his certifications in Personalized Blood Flow restriction (BFR) as well as being a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS). In his personal life, 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

Daniel Apodaca

PT, DPT

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Daniel Apodaca

PT, DPT

Daniel was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico and played many sports growing up, mainly excelling in high school football. After sustaining several injuries during play, he developed an interest
for the rehabilitation process as well as a passion for exercise and wellness. Daniel studied Exercise Physiology at the University of New Mexico and received his bachelor’s degree in 2015. Following
graduation, he became a NASM certified personal trainer and began working at local gyms in New Mexico and Colorado. He specialized in sports performance, strength training and weight loss with an
emphasis on functional exercise. Daniel then pursued his physical therapy degree at University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences and earned his doctorate in 2020. Daniel has a strong passion for sports medicine and extensive knowledge of strength and conditioning. He is excited to utilize his manual therapy and clinical reasoning skills to provide optimal care to patients of all levels. Outside of physical therapy Daniel enjoys weightlifting, mountain biking and many other outdoor activities.

Education

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, Miami, Florida
Doctor of Physical Therapy, December 2020


University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science, May 2015

Matthew Freeman

PT, DPT

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Matthew Freeman

PT, DPT

Matt was raised in Sebastopol California and moved to Slo in 2013 to attend Cal Poly where he received a B.S. in Kinesiology. Matt then moved to Portland Maine to study at the University of New England and received a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. His love for the central coast from him back to Slo after graduating from PT school. Outside of the clinic, Matt is an avid surfer, bodyboarder and disc golfer.

Education

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


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
B.S. Kinesiology, December 2016

Wendy Green

PT, DPT

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Wendy Green

PT, DPT

Wendy has lived most of her life in Southern California where she raised four sons. She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences at their San Marcos, California campus. Her undergraduate degrees are in Psychology, Nutrition, and Kinesiology. She is certified in Blood Flow Restriction Training and is passionate about researching and implementing evidence-based treatments for patients.

Outside of the office, Wendy enjoys participating in triathlons, cycling, swimming, hiking, playing tennis, rowing, kayaking, and many other outdoor activities. Staying active has always been a priority to her. Indoors she loves to cook, enjoy the company of family and friends, read, play board games, and occasionally sing karaoke.

Education

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, San Marcos, CA

Doctor of Physical Therapy, April 2021

 

Mira Costa College, Oceanside, CA

Associate in Arts, Applied Health, Nutrition, & Kinesiology, August 2016

 

San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, May 1990

Julie Sullivan

PT, DPT

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Julie Sullivan

PT, DPT

Julie was raised on the western slope of Colorado and attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, receiving a degree in Integrated Physiology. She then relocated to Portland, ME to receive a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of New England. Following graduation in 2021, she decided to explore the opposite coast and see what the beautiful area of San Luis Obispo has to offer.

Julie is passionate about maximizing her clients’ potential and returning them to doing what they value most. She enjoys treating those of all ages for orthopedic, neurological, and/or cardiovascular-related conditions.

In her free time, Julie enjoys running, cycling, rollerblading, and stand-up paddleboarding.

Education

University of New England, Portland, Maine

Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2021

 

University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

Bachelor of Arts, Integrated Physiology, May 2018

Minor: Business

Tyler Almeida

PTA

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Tyler Almeida

PTA

Tyler was born and raised on the Central Coast of California. He attended California Polytechnic University and earned his Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology with a focus on exercise science and health promotion. Later, he would go on to earn his Associate's degree in the Physical Therapist Assistant program at San Juan College in Farmington, New Mexico. Tyler's hobbies include hiking, backpacking, camping, and playing soccer. 

Education

San Juan College, Farmington, New Mexico

Associate of Applied Science, Physical Therapy Assistant, Dec. 2020

 

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology, June 2014

Brittany Ruiz

Front Office Manager

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Brittany Ruiz

Front Office Manager

Brittany is a native of the Central Coast born and raised in the area. A highschool swimmer and member of the FFA she decided to pursue a career in the Culinary Arts. After a few years in a local bakery and wanting to be able to spend more time with family made a change to a different work field. After receiving her occupational associate degree in Professional Business Systems at Laurus College in 2014 she worked for a local food distribution company and later became a member of the Movement for Life team in 2017. She enjoys helping to lead her front desk team in creating an at home atmosphere for each patient that walks through the door. She is always able to help out with planning their physical therapy needs and answering all the questions they have. In her off time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, crafting, cooking, shooting sports and helping her daughter with 4-H livestock projects and leading other projects for the Club.

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