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Carly Bagnall

Dr. Carly Bagnall was born and raised on the west side of Santa Cruz and is proud to serve her community as a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Dr. Bagnall’s passion for effective rehabilitation practices started as a teenager when she spent many of her high school years in and out of physical therapy due to sports injuries.

Dr. Bagnall graduated Summa Cum Laude with her bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Sciences from Loyola Marymount University before pursuing her Doctor in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. While at USC, she completed rotations in a variety of settings including outpatient orthopedics, vestibular, and pediatrics, and in the inpatient acute rehab unit. Upon graduation, Dr. Bagnall was awarded the Outstanding Scholar Award for her program indicating the highest level of both academic and clinical success of her graduating class.

Dr. Bagnall enjoys treating patients of all ages and backgrounds. She places extra importance on treating the whole person and ensuring her patients feel motivated, empowered, and heard throughout their rehabilitation. When outside of the clinic, Dr. Bagnall enjoys spending time with friends and family, cheering on Bay Area sports teams, traveling, and exploring all Santa Cruz has to offer.

Casey Feickert

Dr. Casey Feickert was exposed to physical therapy from a young age. As a lifelong athlete he sustained his share of strains, sprains and broken bones that landed him on the patient side of the clinical experience. Passionate about baseball, Dr. Feickert was thrilled to play with Antelope Valley College for 1 year before being drafted by the Kansas City Royals in 2007. Dr. Feickert’s professional baseball career was short-lived when he injured his shoulder at the end of his first season. He played one season post-injury but was unable to return to his pre-injury form and was released by the Royals in 2009.

In 2010 Dr. Feickert started his second year of college at Cal State Long Beach where he graduated in 2013 with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science. He took one year off after graduating to work as an aide and make sure physical therapy really was what he wanted to do, and after a year in the field, he returned to Cal State Long Beach and completed his DPT in 2017.

After 8 years in Long Beach Dr. Feickert and his wife moved to Santa Cruz where she is a 3rd grade teacher at San Lorenzo Valley Elementary school. When he’s not in the office Dr. Feickert enjoys playing basketball, hiking, backpacking, reading fantasy novels, and fishing with his wife and dog.

Valerie Thorp

Dr. Valerie Thorp, a long-time Southern California resident, graduated from Concordia University Irvine in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Sport Science and went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2017. She performed clinical rotations in a variety of settings including inpatient acute, outpatient pediatrics, outpatient rehabilitation and outpatient orthopedics. Dr. Thorp enjoys working with all ages and appreciates the diversity inherent to the outpatient orthopedic setting. She is passionate about helping individuals reach their movement goals and return to participating in the activities that they need and love to do.

Dr. Thorp is an avid swimmer and is happy to be back in her home state where she can swim outdoors year-round. She also enjoys hiking, biking, casual jogging, and is always looking for good suggestions on trails to try.

Katelyn Sheehan

Dr. Katelyn Sheehan is a Delaware native whose passion for physical therapy and education lead her to Santa Cruz and Precision Physical Therapy & Fitness. Dr. Sheehan graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Athletic Training from University of Delaware in 2013. Through her undergraduate degree Dr. Sheehan was able to work with high school and collegiate level athletes before graduating with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Western University of Health Sciences in 2017. While at Western University of Health Sciences Dr. Sheehan completed 4 clinical rotations in various settings across the United States. In all clinical settings Dr.Sheehan has found that she is passionate about working with a variety of patients and looks forward to continuing to learn and grow as a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Precision Physical Therapy & Fitness in the years to come.

In Dr. Sheehan’s spare time she enjoys hiking, photography and watching Flyers hockey.

Lisa Crouch

Lisa Crouch has been a personal trainer for 11 years. Certified by the American College of Sports Medicine. She has been a class instructor and trainer for Precision Physical  Therapy & Fitness since 2012. She’s passionate about health and fitness and loves sharing that knowledge with her clients. Her focus is to guide her clients in making healthy lifestyle changes through exercise and nutrition.

Jeff Moreno

Dr. Moreno received his bachelor of science degree in Kinesiology from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 1999. After graduating, he went on to the University of Southern California where he received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2003.

Following graduation, Dr. Moreno has worked primarily in outpatient orthopedic settings, rehabilitating and training individuals from all walks of life to achieve peak performance.  He has a passion for working with athletes and has treated amateur, collegiate and professional athletes recovering from injuries and helped them return to their respective sports. This has led him to develop a true professional and personal interest, as well as extensive training in assessment and rehabilitation of orthopedic injuries, in running athletes. In 2005, he became the team physical therapist for Nike Team Run Los Angeles, a post-collegiate professional running team sponsored by Nike. Dr. Moreno’s running clientele has included Olympians, US Champions and Olympic Trials qualifiers in events from the 800 meters to the Marathon.

Dr. Moreno has completed many advanced training courses in orthopedic physical therapy and became a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2005. He is formally trained in and is heavily influenced by movement-based approaches popularized by Dr. Shirley Sahrmann, Gray Cook, PT, Dr. Vladimir Janda and Pavel Kolar.

Taflyn Wilschinsky

Dr. Wilschinsky has been passionate about holistic health and the human body since a young age. She studied the sciences extensively in high school and balanced her curricular pursuits with a passion for dance. Dr. Wilschinsky graduated from UCSC in 1997 with a B.A. in Women’s Studies. During her undergraduate years, Dr. Wilschinsky discovered a love for Iyengar Yoga and also took advantage of the opportunity to study abroad in France. After graduation, Dr. Wilschinsky returned to France for two years where she taught English and studied yoga intensively. Returning to Santa Cruz in 2003, she continued her post-baccalaureate study of health sciences at Cabrillo College where she worked as a tutor and teaching assistant in chemistry and anatomy. She also began to explore the world of physical therapy and worked as a physical therapy aide.

Dr. Wilschinsky received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May 2011. Over the course of her graduate study, Dr. Wilschinsky completed three clinical rotations in outpatient orthopedics: at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverley Hills, Dominican Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation, and Precision Physical Therapy & Fitness in Santa Cruz. During these clinical rotations, Dr. Wilschinsky had the opportunity to work with a variety of patients, spanning age, condition and cultural background. During her graduate studies, Dr. Wilschinsky began to study the Movement System Impairment Method by Shirley Sahrmann, PhD, as a patient and a practitioner. She has also had extensive study in the Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization approach through the Prague School of Rehabilitation since being introduced to it at Precision. Dr. Wilschinsky currently runs Precision’s women’s health program with specialty training in pelvic rehabilitation to treat a variety of issues associated with pelvic floor pain and/or dysfunction. She enjoys working with women during and after pregnancy and is also able treat pelvic floor pain, incontinence, prolapse and associated conditions.

Kathy Schneider

Dr. Schneider earned her Bachelor of Science degree and Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Vermont in 2008 and 2010, respectively. She performed clinical rotations in hospitals, pediatric inpatient settings and outpatient orthopedic settings in Oregon, New York, Vermont and New Hampshire. Dr. Schneider worked at Spaulding Cambridge Outpatient Center in Boston for three years before joining the team at Precision. While there, she had the opportunity to work with and learn from Dr. Irene Davis at the Spaulding National Running Center.

Dr. Schneider has taken a variety of continuing education courses since graduating; the most recent being the Movement Links Series offered at UC Berkeley. She enjoys working with patients of all ages, athletic backgrounds and abilities. Dr. Schneider uses an evidence-based and functional movement approach movement approach to help her patients accomplish their individual goals.

Dr. Schneider and her husband moved to California in 2013 and have been actively enjoying the outdoors year round. She participates in triathlons, road races and is excited to have recently taken up surfing and mountain biking.

Michelle Zelena

Dr. Zelena (maiden name Prowse) received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy at Auckland University of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand in 2003. She moved to the United States in 2004 after receiving a track and field scholarship and completed her Masters in Exercise Science from Oklahoma State University (OSU) in 2005. During her time competing for OSU, Dr. Zelena was an academic All-American and was 10th at the Division 1 NCAAs in the 5K final.

Dr. Zelena moved to California in 2007 to obtain her Doctorate in Science in Physical Therapy at Loma Linda University and graduated in 2010.  She worked as a research coordinator at the Physical Fitness and Physiology research lab and during this time she was involved in 30 publications in areas including bone remodeling and exercise, diabetes and exercise, aging and balance, low back pain, musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging and blood flow with various heating modailities. Dr. Zelena was a co-lecturer for Pathophysiology for the DPT class in 2008 at Asuza Pacific University and was a guest lecturer for Exercise Prescription at the Life and Health Conference in Slovakia in 2008 and the World Health Conference in Switzerland in 2009.

She moved to Santa Cruz in 2010 to pursue more clinical experience and met her husband while hiking in Monterey, they now enjoy living in Capitola. Dr. Zelena runs for the Santa Cruz Track Club and assists in coaching for the Wharf to Wharf training group.

Christy Watkins

Christy received her Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine from University of the Pacific in 1992. She immediately began working in the field of physical therapy as an aide in an outpatient orthopedic clinic as well as both inpatient and outpatient hospital settings. She moved to Santa Cruz County in 1995 and has enjoyed working specifically in outpatient orthopedics since then. She passed her state board examination to become a licensed physical therapy assistant in 1996.  In 1999 she earned a personal trainer certification through the American Council on Exercise. She has volunteered both as a mentor and a running coach for Team in Training to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Christy currently lives in Aptos with her husband and two children.  She enjoys running, practicing yoga and spending time at the beach with her family.

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