Lee Haskin, DPT
- B.S. in biology from Portland State University in Oregon
- Master's degree in physical Therapy from California State University, Fresno
- Doctorate degree in physical therapy from Western University in Pomona California
- Multiple continuing education courses ranging from evidence based practice in treating low back and neck pain to kinesiotaping techniques
Lee grew up in the northern central valley of California. Pursuing a career in physical therapy and an active lifestyle, Lee discovered the central coast was a perfect fit. For the last ten years Lee has resided on the central coast, enjoying surfing, horseback riding and running. Goals include continued pursuit of furthering his physical therapy skills and education. Lee's background is in orthopedic physical therapy and specialties include shoulder rehabilitation, post-surgical rehabilitation, back and neck pain, temporomandibular joint disorders, vestibular rehabilitation, pregnancy related low back pain, osteoporosis programs, cervicogenic tension headaches, and sports specific injuries. His philosophy towards physical therapy and rehabilitation is to be as effective as possible while making it a positive experience with the least amount of discomfort to the patient.
Ethan App, MPT
- B.S. in Kinesiology from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
- Masters of Physical Therapy, California State University, Sacramento
Ethan App obtained a BS in Kinesiology from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2010, graduating Magna Cum Laude. The same year, he was awarded the Cal Poly Kinesiology Student of The Year by faculty at the university. He continued his education with a Masters of Physical Therapy degree from California State University Sacramento and has trained in multiple specialty areas including: Neurology, Pediatrics, Orthopedics, and Acute Care.
Ethan is a San Luis Obispo native. Prior to embarking on his physical therapy education, he worked as a Golf course Superintendent at Sea Pines Golf Resort in Los Osos. He has extensive experience concerning progressive resistant exercise having competed in powerlifting throughout his high school and college years. When he is not at work, you can find him spending time with his wife, two sons, and golden retriever.
Ethan makes every effort to combine clinical experience and knowledge of current research to provide the highest quality individualized care for his patients. Areas of professional interest include: Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Manual Therapy, Neck and Spine Rehabilitation, Neurological Rehabilitation, Injury Prevention, Shoulder Rehabilitation, and Fall Prevention.
Stella Culver, PT
- B.S. in Biological Sciences from California Polytechnic State University
- Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Physical Therapy from University California San Francisco
Stella Culver was born in Manila, Phillipines before immigrating to the United States in 1972. Stella lived in the San Francisco Bay Area before relocating to the Central Coast in 1982. She is happily married to Mitchell Culver and has a son(Austin) and a daughter(Jessa). Outside interests include running, cycling, wakeboarding, skiing, traveling, and reading. Stella has completed her Sports Certified Specialty(SCS) program from the American Physical Therapy Association. Her SCS skills will help give back to the community as Stella is actively involved with the local high schools' athletic training programs. Treatment philosophy is based on the movement system balance theory, which examines entire human movement patterns versus individual segments. The approach helps to identify faulty mechanics and/or muscle imbalances, which lead to common pain syndromes.
Nathaniel Malo, DPT
- B.S. Interdisciplinary Health and Rehab Science- Pre Physical Therapy, Fresno State University
- Doctorate in Physical Therapy â€“ Pacific University, Oregon
Dr. Nathaniel Malo, graduated from Fresno State with a Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Health and Rehabilitation Science. During his coursework at Fresno State he also worked at Fresno's Level 1 Trauma Center, Community Regional Medical Center in the Leon S. Peters Burn Center where he gained valuable experience in treating wounds, burns, and got his first exposure to custom splint fabrication aimed at restoring and preventing the loss of functional movement. This also allowed him a greater insight into understanding the complexity of the systemic effects of those physical injuries, including musculoskeletal trauma which is often a component of severe burns. He coupled this experience with working in the outpatient orthopedic/sports setting which he was familiar with from having been a patient himself due to sports injuries to his knees and shoulders with multiple reconstructive surgeries.
These early experiences coupled with his own sports background paved the way for his acceptance into Pacific University, Oregon where he earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy, graduating with honors. While attending Pacific's Doctoral Program and performing his six clinical rotations he discovered an inherent passion for the Upper Extremity, including the elbow, wrist and hand.
Following graduation he moved to SLO county and worked in a hand specialty clinic expanding his experience in the upper extremity as he provided specialized Hand Therapy services including custom splinting and rehabilitation for tendon, nerve, joint and artery reconstruction procedures.
Upon his wife's acceptance into Fresno State's Nursing School, he returned to Clovis where he first headed up Community Regional Medical Center's Hand Therapy Department for two years prior to opening his own Physical Therapy clinic in Fresno. For several years his facility was the only Physical Therapist staffed Upper Extremity/Hand Clinic in Fresno/Clovis. During his final year living in Fresno Clovis he was involved with providing therapy to Fresno's Professional soccer team, the Foxes, as well as expanding sport specific rehabilitation programs for overhead/throwing athletes such as baseball, water polo, swimming, and volleyball.
Dr. Malo and his family have happily returned to the Central Coast in order to be back in her hometown of Paso Robles where her family still resides. Nathaniel is a lifelong competitive athlete of team, individual, and extreme sports. In his spare time you can find him in the mountains snowboarding with his family, mountain biking, riding dirt bikes, fishing and camping. He also loves surfing when the waves get good and in the summer you'll find him at the lake behind the boat on some type of board with his family. He loves spending time with his wife, daughter, three cats and his hound dog, June.
- Certificate Medical Billing and Coding from Allan Hancock College
Patricia grew up in Nipomo, California and was excited to move to Paso Robles to work at Central Coast Physical Therapy. As her first job as a physical therapy aide, she developed a passion in health care to help others. She then worked in a pediatric clinic as a receptionist. Eventually coming back to physical therapy with responsibilities of managing the front office, assisting with patients, and business administration. She continues her growth with the company, eventually working on medical billing within the practice. She's had a broad overview experience of the whole clinics operations. Outside of the clinic she enjoys going to the beach, hiking and spontaneous nature road trips with her family.