LovieJay E. Arguelles PT, DPT, OCS (Spring 2017) - Dr. Arguelles earned his bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Emilio Aguinaldo College- Manila Philippines in 1998. He started his professional career in PT as a part time teaching faculty and clinical supervisor at Emilio Aguinaldo College of Physical Therapy. He became part of the school’s community based rehabilitation program which provided free physical therapy services for people with disabilities. He has practiced physical therapy in California since 2004 in multiple clinical settings such as skilled nursing facilities, acute hospital setting, home health services, neurologic rehabilitation and orthopedic outpatient clinic.
Dr. Arguelles earned his doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California in 2016. He became board certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy in May 2015.
He is a member of American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). He is also a member of the orthopedic section of APTA and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Dr. Arguelles is currently practicing outpatient PT at Kaiser Permanente in Ontario California where he's been for the past 10 years, with emphasis on sports and orthopedic cases. He is also an APTA credentialed instructor responsible for clinical training for DPT students.
LJay lives in Riverside, California. He enjoys being a dad taking care of his three wonderful kids. He also loves playing basketball, volleyball and mountain biking in his spare time.
Mark Bertch, PT, DPT, OCS (Spring 2017) - Mark Bertch is a physical therapist currently practicing in Omaha, Nebraska. He attained a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Creighton University, and is also a graduate of the University of Nebraska earning a degree in nutrition science. Mark is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, American Physical Therapy Association (Nebraska Chapter), and National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is an Orthopaedic Certified Specialist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Credentialed Clinical Instructor.
Mark has practiced in inpatient, private practice, and outpatient settings for approximately 15 years. He has also explored clinical research. Mark’s research interest involves overhead throwing athletes, and injury prevention. He recently completed a study as primary investigator in this area, and presented findings at CSM 2016. He is also interested in the utilization of manual therapy as an intervention to treat sports-related injuries.
Mark’s pride is his family. He finds great joy in hanging out with his beloved wife. Both enjoy simple things such as gardening, going for walks, doing household projects, and taking their corvette for a drive. Mark treasures being an active part of his son’s life and watching him grow into a young man. He served honorably in the United States Navy, and is a Gulf War Veteran with service during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
Michelle Bruneau, PT, DPT, OCS (Spring 2017) - Michelle is a physical therapist in the Department of Rehabilitation at UConn Health where she treats a combination of spine and extremities/sports-related conditions. She first became interested in physical therapy after incurring a shoulder injury while playing college basketball and going through the rehabilitation process herself. She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Columbia University in 2014. After graduating from Columbia, Michelle completed an Orthopedic Residency at University of Virginia-HealthSouth Sports Medicine Clinic, where she gained advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic and sports-related injuries with an emphasis on manual therapy. Both of her residency mentors are Fellows and inspired her to pursue a Manual Therapy Fellowship following residency. She obtained her OCS in summer 2016. Michelle is a member of the APTA, Orthopedic and Sports section member, AAOMPT, and CT Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy SIG. She has completed numerous continuing education courses in orthopedic and sports-related injuries, manual therapy and clinical reasoning. Michelle is fluent in Spanish and enjoys working with a diverse patient population.
In her spare time, Michelle enjoys running and hiking with her dog Ollie, traveling, cooking, reading, playing tennis, and following sports including UConn basketball, European soccer, and the New England Patriots.
J.D. Garbrecht PT, DPT, OCS, SCS (Spring 2017) - J.D. Garbrecht entered military service as an enlisted Marine in 1984 and has served on active duty or in the reserves for the last 32 years. Currently he serves in the U.S. Navy and is the Department Head for Physical and Occupational Therapy for Camp Pendleton, California and has a staff of 55 people over a system of nine clinics. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin in 1997. He subsequently completed an MBA from Boston University, a Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions as well as a Master’s Degree in Applied Exercise Science from Concordia University-Chicago. He is a board certified specialist in both Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy. He is also a distinguished graduate of the United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (Sports, Orthopedics, and Hand), American Academy of Orthopedic and Manual Physical Therapy, National Strength and Conditioning Association, American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine, and the International Society of Sports Nutrition.
His clinical interests are in manual therapy, sports performance, and integrative medical techniques within the scope of Physical Therapy. His wife is retired from the Navy and they have four children as well as two grandchildren. He currently resides in sunny Southern California and enjoys hiking, weight training, as well as sampling the craft beers and wines of the local area when he has free time. He looks forward to moving to the next phase of his life and career as a teacher within the field of Physical Therapy.
Zachary Goodwiler PT, DPT, CSCS (Spring 2017) - After growing up in Cedarburg, WI, Dr. Goodwiler
attended and graduated from Concordia University - Mequon WI DPT program in 2015. While in
school he had the opportunity to learn manual therapy techniques through an elective course
specializing in cervical, thoracic, and lumbo-pelvic thrust techniques taught by a fellowship
credentialed instructor. While in school he continued learning manual therapy techniques
during his orthopedic clinical rotation under a clinician that was a fellow in manual
therapy. Both experiences in school pushed Dr. Goodwiler to pursue excellence in orthopedics
by pursuing and ultimately graduating from an orthopedic residency in Grants Pass, OR where
his wife, he and his four dogs currently live. After residency Dr. Goodwiler took on the position of
Residency Coordinator at Riverside Physical Therapy, which allowed him to mentor PT
Residents, PT students, teach continuing education to PT, OT and PTA's as well as facilitate and lead evidence based learning for PT and PTA's during monthly journal clubs. He currently
works for Asante Outpatient Rehab in Grants Pass, OR, which is a hospital based outpatient
orthopedic facility. He is currently a member of APTA and AAOMPT and hopes to begin
doing research within his current job.
Outside of the clinic Dr. Goodwiler’s interests are road/mountain biking, running, hiking, weight
training, and spending time with his wife and four dogs.
John Hagan PT, DPT, OCS (Spring 2017) - John attended Drexel University where he obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013. While pursuing this degree, John had the opportunity to intern at Champion Sports Medicine with renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews. After graduation, he was accepted into an Orthopaedic Residency program through Drexel University that focused on treating Division 1 athletes, student body, and faculty members.
Currently, John is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). He is also a Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist (OCS) and an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor. John is looking forward to extending his clinical and manual therapy skills during the completion of the Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship at Regis University.
John strives to stay up to date with current research in order to best serve his patients. He has recently presented a case study at a national conference on the implementation of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) to resolve a patient’s low back pain. He is also certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), which screens for underlying mobility and motor control dysfunction above and below the site of injury.
In John’s free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, especially exploring new hiking trails. His hobbies also include road and trail biking and running. He enjoys learning about healthy ways of living through reading books and watching documentaries. John can often be found trying a new local craft beer with friends or a new restaurant with his family around Philly.
Katherine Kulp, PT, DPT, CFMT, CSCS (Spring 2017) - Dr. Kulp received her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Colorado in 2011. As a student, Katherine had the opportunity to work on an RCT spearheaded by Dr. Josh Cleland, investigating manual therapy in ankle sprain. As a therapist at Children's Hospital Colorado, she worked in tandem with rehabilitation physiatrists to initiate and implement a multi-disciplinary clinic for complex concussion management in children, emphasizing OMPT. Katherine has pursued a broad spectrum of continuing education, and achieved the designation of Certified Functional Manual Therapist in 2014. She was then selected to work with a U.S. based manual therapy organization to provide clinical instruction and guidance to a group of 20 physical therapists in New Delhi, India.
Although a Denver native, Katherine currently works in Anchorage, Alaska, in outpatient orthopedics. She sees a diverse patient population, and particularly enjoys working with patients with lumbopelvic and cervicogenic dysfunction. She is currently working on program development and community outreach in dance medicine, concussion management and women’s health. Katherine is pursuing fellowship to continue to hone her clinical reasoning and expand her skill set. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.
Trained as a ballet dancer, she has an abiding love of movement that continues to fuel her interest in rehabilitation. She enjoys traveling, biking, reading and cooking in her free time, and has finally learned to cross country ski after wintering in Alaska.
Michael Loumeau, DPT, CSCS (Spring 2017) - Michael is a physical therapist, originally from New York, who is currently living and working in Walnut Creek, CA with his wife and two children. He works at a sports medicine clinic with an emphasis on Pilates based rehabilitation. He has a special interest in analyzing movement impairments and incorporating manual therapy and Pilates in his treatment approach in order to improve patients’ movement and function.
He attained his Pilates rehabilitation certification with Polestar, manual therapy certification with University of Saint Augustine, and completed a manual therapy residency with Kaiser Permanente.
He received his M.S. in physical therapy from Boston University, a doctorate in physical therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University, and completed a fellowship in Movement System Impairments from Washington University. He has worked with varied patient populations and developed pulmonary rehab and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome rehab programs at a previous clinic he managed in Virginia.
He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, jogging, exercising, visiting the vineyards, traveling, and playing with his children.
Jesse C. Resari, DPT, OCS, CSCS (Spring 2017) - Jesse Resari has been a physical therapist for 23 years with a primary focus in orthopedics and geriatrics. He is a part time physical therapist at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center in Southern California. Previously, he served as the Clinical Specialist II for the hospital’s Center for Acute Back Care, providing evidence-based primary care to patients with acute back pain.
Dr. Resari began his physical therapy career in the Philippines after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1994. He moved to the United States in 1997 and worked as a traveling therapist in the Midwest, New York City and New Jersey. In 2004, he completed a Master’s degree in Advanced Orthopedics at Touro College School of Health Sciences. He then attended MGH Institute of Health Profession and earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2008. He is board certified in orthopedic physical therapy and a certified strength and conditioning specialist.
Dr. Resari is actively engaged in his post-professional development. He regularly attends continuing education courses with a particular interest in spinal manipulative therapy, pain science and clinical reasoning. In 2012, he completed a yearlong fellowship in movement science at Washington University in St Louis. The didactic training and mentoring he received from the expert faculty of Washington University provided him an indispensable knowledge in the evaluation and management of movement impairment syndromes. In 2014, he presented a poster at the Combined Section Meeting in San Diego titled “Motor Control Training for a Cross Country and Track Runner with Scapular Pain: A Case Report.” His next goal is to take the COMT credential examination with Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars this year.
He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedic Section, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, and California Physical Therapy Association.
Outside of his professional endeavors, he enjoys cooking and traveling with his wife and three kids. He tries his best to play basketball and ride his road bike on a regular basis but always finds an excuse to do something else. He is looking forward to finishing the Game of Thrones series eventually.
Ty Schmidt, PT, DPT, OCS (Spring 2017) - Ty graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a B.S. in Nutrition Science in 2010. He received his doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2013. Following graduation, he returned to his hometown area in the Nebraska panhandle to serve the rural population at Sidney Regional Medical Center, a critical access hospital. He has developed a passion for rural healthcare and bringing high quality physical therapy to the rural population while working with a variety of patients throughout the lifespan.
Ty’s interest in strength training and movement led him to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) during graduate school. He became a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) in 2016. The demands of the rural population led Ty to become wound care certified (WCC). He is certified in dry needling through Kinetacore. He is currently a member of the Orthopedic section of the APTA and a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT).
Ty lives in Sidney, NE with his wife and son. They enjoy the outdoors including camping, hiking, and mountain biking.