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Arsen Virobyan DPT

Dr. Arsen Virobyan grew up in Brooklyn, New York where he was an athlete from a young age playing basketball and volleyball. He developed an interest in physical therapy when his brother injured his knee playing soccer and had to have surgery. Dr. Virobyan saw how important the role of physical therapy was in his brother’s recovery and return to sport, which led him to his career path. Dr. Virobyan graduated from Hunter College in New York City with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and worked as a Physical Therapy Aide for three years prior to beginning graduate school. Dr. Virobyan received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Touro College, School of Health Sciences, in 2016.

Dr. Virobyan has a passion for orthopedic and sports rehab. These areas of interest led him to acquire certifications in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment and Running Gait Analysis. Prior to moving to California, Dr, Virobyan was the clinical director of a New York City running-specialist clinic treating professional track athletes, marathon qualifiers, and recreational runners. He believes that athletes of all levels can recover from overuse injuries, improve their performance, and reduce risk of re-injury with a comprehensive assessment and client-driven treatment programs.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Virobyan enjoys spending time with his wife and exploring the Bay Area. They enjoy hiking, cruising winding scenic roads, and finding great sushi spots.

Gary Kang

Gary Kang is a driven practitioner who has a passion for helping people positively change their lives through improved movement. Gary graduated from Gurnick Academy of Medical Art in 2015, with distinction. Since entering the Physical Therapy field, Gary’s understanding of human movement has continued to evolve, and he takes great pride in seeing his patients meet their goals. He utilizes principles from a number of renowned movement schools of thought including Movement Links, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, and Institute of Physical Art.

Gary’s objective with each patient is to assess the integration and dynamic interaction of each structure (muscles, joints, ligament, fascia) instead of looking at the body as separate structures. By effectively implementing this approach, Gary is able to understand and communicate why a person is in pain or why certain performance goals are not being met.

When he is not in the office, Gary enjoys spending time with friends and family, wine tasting, practicing Tai Chi and Chi gong, traveling, and exploring new restaurants in the Bay Area.

Andrew Porter

Andrew Porter is a massage therapist, acupuncturist, and the owner of Somavia, a company dedicated to aligning individuals with the healing, awakening, transformation & unique life purpose found in the body.  He is certified by the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC), the California State Board of Acupuncture, and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). 

Andrew graduated from The Oriental Healing Arts School of Massage Therapy in Anchorage, AK in 2006 with an extended focus in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Tui Na (“toy-na”) Chinese Sports Massage, and Thai Yoga Massage Therapies. Embodied in his unique style and technique is 15+ years of Tai Chi, Qigong & Meditation practice.

Andrew received his core education in the Taoist Healing Arts while living in Anchorage, AK, completed over 3,200 hours of training in Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine, and earned his Masters in Acupuncture and Herbology from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, CA.  Andrew also works as both an acupuncturist and massage therapist for Apple Wellness Center in Cupertino, treats private clients in Seascape Village, and teaches Qigong and Tai Chi here in Santa Cruz.

Certifications & Trainings

  • Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of California
  • Board Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
  • CPR/AED & First Aid Certified (American Heart Association)
  • American Acupuncture Council
  • Certified in Clean Needle Technique by the CCAOM
  • Graduate of Five Branches University of Acupuncture; Masters Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Certified Massage Therapist by the California Massage Therapy Coucil (CAMTC)
  • Certified Field Instructor for the American Chen Taiji Society (ACTS)
  • Certified Qigong Instructor & Medical Qigong Therapist by the International Institute for Medical Qigong (IIMQ), Alaska
  • Certification in Tui Na (“toy-na”) Chinese Sports Massage by the Beijing National Sports Hospital, China
  • Performs Acupuncture, Gua Sha (therapeutic scraping), Cupping, Moxibustion and Therapeutic Massage
Gina Horath

Gina Horath

Dr. Gina Horath grew up in Aptos, and after many years away preparing for and completing her graduate school education, she is happy to be back in Santa Cruz serving her community. Dr. Horath went to the University of California, San Diego where she studied Human Development and Biology. She has a background in cross-country and track running, and while in college, she developed a passion for triathlon. While focusing on her biology and human development coursework, she juggled full time training and racing for the UCSD triathlon team. In her final year at UCSD, Dr. Horath finished 5th in the country at the collegiate national championships. This accomplishment allowed her to obtain her elite license and achieve professional status.

After becoming a professional Triathalon racer, Dr. Horath sustained an injury that ultimately lead to foot surgery. As a Precision patient, she valued the guidance she received while transitioning back to competitive training. Since that experience, she has worked diligently for the opportunity to provide the same quality of care as a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Precision.

Dr. Horath graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from California State University, Fresno. She enjoys working with patients of all ages and backgrounds, and enjoys helping them to achieve their goals. She understands the rehabilitation process and the challenges it presents, and knows that having an awesome support team can make all the difference. Dr. Horath loves spending her free time traveling, backpacking, cycling, running or swimming.

Hayden Block

Originally from Martinez, California, Dr. Hayden Block’s passion for fitness and human bio-mechanics began during weight training in the water polo off-season. He quickly developed a passion for exercise techniques and participating in weight training and exercise outside of sports.

Dr. Block fell in love with his first human anatomy course at Cuesta Community college. From there, he transferred to Sacramento State where he received a Bachelor Degree of Science in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, in 2013. After graduation, Dr. Block took a year and a half off of school to accrue physical therapy volunteer and aide hours, all while becoming a personal trainer. During this time, he worked primarily in corporate wellness, where he was quickly promoted to a Program Manager roll. Dr. Block has been a certified personal trainer since 2010 and has worked with individual clients and in a group setting throughout school. This experience helped to form his in depth understanding of the body and exercise.

After being accepted to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Azusa Pacific, Dr. Block moved to Glendora, CA, where he earned his doctorate.

Dr. Block is enthusiastic about living a healthy and active lifestyle. He particularly enjoys spending time outdoors while running, swimming, hiking, and lifting weights. Overall, Dr. Block wants to continue to grow his understanding of how the body moves, and how to help his patients stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible.

Ashley Christiansen

Dr. Ashley Christiansen grew up in the San Lorenzo Valley and is proud to be serving her community at Precision Physical Therapy and Fitness. She started working various jobs at an early age, which attributed to her belief that achieving success comes from personal responsibility and hard work. After graduating from San Jose State University with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology, she worked as a physical therapy aide and volunteered in several clinics throughout Santa Cruz County.

In 2018, Dr. Christiansen earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from California State University, Fresno. While at Fresno State, she performed clinical rotations in a variety of settings including outpatient orthopedics, vestibular, and inpatient acute care. Upon graduation, Dr. Christiansen received the Outstanding Doctoral Project Award from the Division of Research and Graduate Studies for her evidence-based project in pediatrics. She enjoys working with all ages and is passionate about helping individuals meet their long-term and meaningful goals.

In Dr. Christiansen’s spare time she enjoys traveling, hiking, mountain biking, dancing to live music, and eating delicious food!

Matt Davis

Dr. Matt Davis was first exposed to the field of physical therapy through ankle injuries and surgery as a San Lorenzo Valley High School athlete. He went on to play one season of collegiate football at Azusa Pacific University before tearing his ACL. Still unsure about his career path, but with a passion for health and sports, he spent the summer of 2009 as a volunteer at Precision Physical Therapy & Fitness.

Dr. Davis went on to graduate from Azusa Pacific University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s in Applied Health and emphasis in Physical Therapy. He spent one year as a personal trainer in Ripon, CA before returning home to continue his experience in the physical therapy field as an aide at Precision Physical Therapy & Fitness. Dr. Davis completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Western University of Health Sciences in 2018. As a student, he completed 4 clinical rotations in a variety of settings, including in outpatient orthopedics, and in a skilled nursing facility. After school, Dr. Davis moved back to his hometown of Felton with his wife and daughter.

Dr. Davis is proud to be serving his community as a physical therapist at Precision Physical Therapy & Fitness. Outside of the office, Dr. Davis enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, watching movies, and playing anything competitive including: golf, tennis, basketball, football, bowling, darts, corn hole, card games, and much more!

Gavin Herr

Gavin Herr, CMT grew up in Livermore, California with his grandparents and mother. Growing up he was a multi-sport athlete and became fascinated by the body and human movement. After graduating from Whittier College with a B.A. in Kinesiology, Gavin and his wife, Jenny Vo, moved to Santa Cruz where Jenny Vo finished her degree at UCSC.

Gavin suffered an ACL tear in 2016 which spurred his interest in recovery and improving quality of life for those who had sustained injury within his community. He quickly decided to enroll in Massage Therapy school while working through his knee rehabilitation. Upon graduating Gavin began working in a number of Massage Therapy practices in Santa Cruz and eventually sought out Precision Physical Therapy & Fitness due to it’s renowned reputation for treating each unique body according to it’s individual needs. Gavin is pleased to be a member of the Precision Physical Therapy & Fitness team and hopes to continue to learn from the Doctors of Physical Therapy around him in order to help their client heal quickly and without complication.

Kelsey McClurg

Dr. Kelsey McClurg grew up in South Lake Tahoe, California where she was raised to love the outdoors and adventure sports. She is passionate about keeping others active so that they can enjoy the many activities that California has to offer. Dr. McClurg completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology at University of California Santa Barbara in 2011. After receiving her bachelors, she worked as a physical therapy aide in South Lake Tahoe where she solidified her interest in human movement and physical therapy. She went on to receive her Doctor of Physical Therapy from University of San Francisco/San Francisco State University.

She enjoys working with a wide variety of clients and has experience working in neurologic, orthopedic, and inpatient settings. When not at work, you can find Dr. McClurg mountain biking, running, or practicing yoga.

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