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Our Mission
Catalyst Physical Therapy & Wellness will be driven by a single mission:

To make life easier, more comfortable, and improve health through proper treatment of the body.

We know we’re only given one body and one life, so we should treat it right and with respect. When robbed of our ability to perform at an acceptable level, we need guides to get back on track.  When striving to achieve greatness, we need coaches that understand how to challenge appropriately.  Our rehabilitative/fitness professionals offer services and products that will help all ages learn to love their bodies while respecting the power of positive attitude.  We will respect medicine and techniques from all areas of the world to create a package that is tailored to your specific needs.  If you feel we can’t help you, we promise to find somebody that can.

Brian Wilson

Founder | Physical Therapist | Director of Endurance Coaching


Brian Wilson is the founder and president of Catalyst Physical Therapy & Wellness. His journey towards physical therapy began as a high school biology teacher and varsity soccer coach in...
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Kristen Knightly Campbell

Doctor of Physical Therapy | PT Manager | Director of Massage


  Kristen Knightly Campbell, physical therapist and massage therapist, holds a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy and has been practicing physical therapy since May 2009. Additionally, Kristen is a Certified Massage...
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Missy Goff

Doctor of Physical Therapy | PT


Missy is a native San Diegan and received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from San Diego State University. As part of her graduate work, Missy had the privilege...
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Ellie Nevarez

Doctor of Physical Therapy | PT


I was born and raised in Poway, CA , but I grew up on the soccer field. I was first introduced to the field of physical therapy after going...
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Rebecca VanDenMeerendonk

Doctor of Physical Therapy | PT


Rebecca is a physical therapist with a specialty in pelvic health. She originally hails from Wisconsin, but received her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota in 2009. She then...
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Chris Hill

Doctor of Physical Therapy | PT


Chris’s journey to becoming a physical therapist took a curving path rather than a straight one. He was born in Davis, California and went to college at UC Santa Cruz....
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Natalie Dib

Doctor of Physical Therapy | PT


Natalie was born in the East Bay Area of northern California, where she began playing soccer at a young age. Her initial interest in physical therapy was sparked by a...
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Frank Spano

Sports Recovery Specialist


Frank Spano joins Catalyst serving as a Sports Recovery Specialist, bringing his skill sets to the table and promoting the NormaTec Rapid Recovery system. As a board certified athletic trainer, Frank...
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Pedro Sun

Fitness Geek/Trainer


Pedro Sun is a strength coach (CSCS), personal trainer, and a Nutritionist. He graduated in 2008 with a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition, with an emphasis in Dietetics. He also...
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Kiran Aulakh

Massage Therapist


A Doctor of East Asian Medicine, and a soon-to-be Licensed Acupuncturist, Kiran views her work with massage and bodywork as a lifelong journey that was born from her yoga practice...
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Brittany Leali

Massage Therapist


Born and raised in Ohio, I started my massage career with an international massage license in Hong Kong, which is where my family relocated when I was in high school....
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Vanessa Valle

Massage Therapist


My passion to help others heal has always been a driving force in my life. 15 years ago, I moved to Santa Clarita, CA and came across a huge banner...
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Brittney Poppe

Yoga Therapist


200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Therapist Moving from the Midwest to California, Brittney discovered many new experiences which would transform her worldview, but one has stood out amount the rest:...
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Amore St. Ives

Yoga Therapist


Amore has the roots of the Pacific Northwest and the spirit of the Southern Coast.  She spent many of her formative years exploring the healing powers of nature in Portland...
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Luisa Zavala

Massage Therapist


Born in the mystic Perú, South América, I am a health-oriented person. Respectful, tolerant and patient. I’m a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, from the School of Healing Arts. I’m...
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Mauricio Perez

Stretch Therapy


Mauricio here! I was born and raised in San Diego and did my undergraduate work at UCSB. I’m currently attending graduate school to become a licensed acupuncturist/primary care provider. I’m...
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Natalie Fuller

Physical Therapy Aide/Front Desk


Hello! My name is Natalie, I was born and raised in San Diego, and I recently graduated from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. I come from a very active...
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Chris Karem

Physical Therapy Aide


Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, I received my Bachelor's in Business from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond in 2005. I moved to San Diego in 2007 after meeting my awesome...
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Eden Alcomendas

Physical Therapy Aide


Born and raised in San Diego, Eden grew up playing sports and performing on stage as a dancer. Training for these activities sparked her interest in learning more about how...
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Vince Hoang

Physical Therapy Aide


Hey, I’m Vince! I was born and raised here in San Diego, and did my undergraduate at San Diego State University. Growing up my parents really got me involved in...
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Nika Darrin

Physical Therapy Aide


Nika Darrin is from Napa, California, where she was raised in a health-conscious community that instilled values of holistic/natural living, open-mindedness and treating all with kindness and respect. As a...
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Natalie Tran

Front Desk


Natalie grew up in San Diego where she gained an interest in the medical field watching her mother go through nursing school. After sustaining a knee injury dancing, her focus...
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Sarah Opper

Front Desk


Sarah is a native San Diegan and recent graduate at SDSU with a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology, emphasis in pre-physical therapy. Sarah’s interests include traveling, sports and most importantly, spending time...
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Annie Archbold

Front Desk


Hi! I’m Annie and I moved to San Diego from Seattle in 2002 to manage a Wholesale Beauty Supply store. After soaking up all of the sunshine possible in that...
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Jena Walther

Front Office / HR Manager


Jena is part of the Catalyst Management Team, handling all things Front Office and HR. She started out her career in exercise science, completing a Master’s in Exercise Physiology from...
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