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Santa Maria

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

2011 S Broadway

Suite N

Santa Maria, CA 93454

phone: (805) 440-9318

fax: (805) 354-7088

 

Hours

Physical Therapy
Monday – Thursday
7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Friday - 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Hand Therapy
Tuesday & Thursday
8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Friday - 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

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Britney Simonton

Clinic Director- PT, DPT

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Britney Simonton

Clinic Director- PT, DPT

Britney grew up on the Central Coast beginning her education at Cuesta Community College, then transferred to Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo obtaining her degree in Kinesiology. She pursued her dream of becoming a Physical Therapist at University of New England in Portland, Maine. 

Before attending graduate school, she worked as a physical therapy aide for Movement for Life Physical Therapy, known then as San Luis Sports Therapy. It was during her time there that she knew she wanted to return to the Central Coast and begin her career working for a company that shared her morals and values. Her passion is working within orthopedics and improving her manual skills to help others. Outside of work, she enjoys playing soccer, hiking, and spending time with her dog. 

 

Education

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California

Bachelors of Science, Kinesiology, December 2013

 

University of New England, Portland, Maine 

Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2018

Erica Hovind

PT, DPT

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Erica Hovind

PT, DPT

Erica grew up in San Pedro, CA near the Port of Los Angeles. While at Cal State Long Beach, she participated as a student-athlete in Cross Country & Track and interned with the Department of Kinesiology in their Sports Training and Research program. Erica completed her program in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science in 2015. She continued her graduate studies in the Bay Area where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of California San Francisco / San Francisco State University in 2020. After completing her student rotation with Team Movement for Life at our San Luis Obispo clinic in 2018, Erica was excited to return and join our team after graduating. Outside of her professional life, Erica enjoys running, hiking, yoga, traveling, spending time with her husband, and playing with her dog.

 

Education

University of California, San Francisco / San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California

Doctor of Physical Therapy, September 2020

 

California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, California

Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology - Exercise Science, May 2015

Jacquelyn Kemp

PT, DPT

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Jacquelyn Kemp

PT, DPT

Jaci grew up in the Bay Area before heading to southern California to attend San Diego State University. While studying kinesiology at SDSU, she began volunteering at a physical therapy clinic, and it was through her experience with volunteering that Jaci found her passion for physical therapy.

After graduating from SDSU, she began her doctorate of physical therapy program at the University of St. Augustine. Jaci became an official DPT in December 2011 and returned to the Bay Area to begin working as a physical therapist in San Jose. She is now living on the Central Coast and is excited to continue her physical therapy career with Movement for Life Physical Therapy. Outside of her professional role, Jaci enjoys staying active, being outdoors, hiking, snowboarding, and spending time with family, friends, and her adorable dog.

Education
University of St. Augustine, San Marcos, CA
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, December 2011

San Diego Sate University, San Diego, CA
Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology, May 2008

Stephanie Ruiz

Front Office Manager

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Stephanie Ruiz

Front Office Manager

Stephanie was born in Redlands, CA, raised here on the beautiful Central Coast, and calls Santa Maria, CA home since an early adolescent age. She has been working and providing for herself since she graduated high school in 2013. With many different positions, she has always been a hard worker reaching above and beyond taking any opportunity given to her and running with it. She started working for Movement for Life Physical Therapy, known then as San Luis Sports Therapy, in 2018 in the Arroyo Grande office, and let her hard work speak for itself. Stephanie is now the front office manager for our clinic in Santa Maria. She focuses on making sure patients are receiving the care they deserve and keeping the office in order. After making sure everything runs smoothly at work, Stephanie is an amazing mother to her daughter, and she enjoys going on hikes, cooking, and spending time with her family. 

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