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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Kelsey Gaffney

Doctor of Physical Therapy | PT


kg@catalystptandwellness.com  
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Kristen Knightly

Doctor of Physical Therapy | PT Manager | Director of Massage


  Kristen Knightly, physical therapist, holds a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy and has been practicing physical therapy since May 2009. Additionally, Kristen is a Certified Massage Practitioner and Certified in...
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Ralph Dartt

Physical Therapist | Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist


Ralph moved to San Diego from Los Angeles in 1997 to attend San Diego State University, where he played soccer and majored in Business. After graduating, Ralph began a professional...
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Missy Goff

Doctor of Physical Therapy | PT



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Andrea Csaszi

Doctor of Physical Therapy | PT


Andrea has a passion for the human body and physical movement! She’s a San Diego native, born and raised in Oceanside. She attended the University of San Diego where she...
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Douglas Burr

Acupuncturist


Douglas Burr, M.S., L.Ac., has he has been a Licensed Acupuncturist over 12 years. Douglas has worked in health care over 25 years as a respiratory therapist, primarily in pediatrics and...
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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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Jena Walther

Personal Trainer / Front Office Manager


Though a Pennsylvania native, I’ve been living in San Diego for 10 years (so basically a native, right?). I’ve been personal training for 8 years, helping clients lose weight, gain...
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Paul Stephens

Physical Therapy Aide


Paul grew up in Northern California where he gained an interest in Kinesiology in High school after sustaining multiple injuries from racing dirt bikes and playing various sports. He's a...
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Katie Kelso

Physical Therapy Aide



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Chloe Kaleiohi

Physical Therapy Aide / Front Desk


Hi! I’m Chloe. I was born and raised in San Diego, and come from a large military family who eat, sleep and breath soccer. I'm currently finishing up my pre-nursing...
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Lou Fernandez

Physical Therapy Aide



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Brendon Wright

Physical Therapy Aide


Brenden Wright grew up in San Diego where he developed an appreciation for physical therapy after sustaining several injuries playing soccer. He was treated by Catalyst's CEO and founder Brian...
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Joel Forney

Physical Therapy Aide


Joel grew up in Los Angeles, but has been living in San Diego for the past four years and recently graduated with his bachelors from Point Loma Nazarene University. When...
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Calvin Spivey

Massage Therapist


The ”Military BRAT”, born in Texas, spent his earlier years in Europe, and his formative years in Seattle, before deciding to move his family to sunny San Diego to escape...
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Kiran Aulakh

Massage Therapist


As teenager, long before she entertained the notion of treating others’ ailments as a Massage Therapist, Kiran was already seeking massage and acupuncture techniques to treat her own TMJ jaw...
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Daniela Aguayo

Massage Therapist


A San Diego native, Daniela has always been an outdoor lover. Her favorite activities are running, hiking and biking. She’s been practicing massage for about eight years, and is currently...
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Mauricio Perez

Front Desk


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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Livy Piraino

Front Desk


Hey, I’m Livy! I’m a native San Diegan, haling originally from Encinitas, CA and also an aspiring DPT student/future physical therapist. I love working at Catalyst because the environment fosters...
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Joseph Cuellar

Physical Therapy Aide / Front Desk



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Alex Coleman

Physical Therapy Aide



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Dug

Downward Dog


Dug is fond of long walks and trees. When not obsessing about life on the treadmill, Dug likes to spend his free time chasing after balls, cars and the occasional...
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