DR. ASHLEY CHRISTENSEN, DPT, PRPC
PHYSICAL THERAPIST, CO-OWNER
Ashley Christensen, DPT, PRPC is a native to the Yuba Sutter area. She has a passion and drive to get to the root cause of an issue so that your ailment can be treated effectively and quickly.
Dr. Christensen, PT received her doctoral education at Loma Linda University. She continued her education with a year long manual therapy training to better her skills after graduation. She also has gained an interest in pelvic floor rehab and obtained her Certification as a Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Practitioner (PRPC) in 2015.
Ashley looks at the whole person when treating your ailment. Not only does she treat orthopedic conditions such as neck, shoulder, back and knee pain; but she also treats a variety of pelvic floor dysfunctions such as pelvic pain, postpartum issues such as Diastisis Recti, treatment of perineal scar tissue, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, urinary urgency and chronic constipation. Dr. Christensen is also in the process of obtaining further certification in pelvic floor with manual treatment that promotes fertility.
Not only does Ashley have a passion for her career and help others in their process of healing, she also has a love for her family and God. When Ashley is not at work, she is busy at home raising their 2 small children.
DR. SHAWN CHRISTENSEN, DPT, OCS
PHYSICAL THERAPIST, CO-OWNER
Shawn Christensen, DPT, OCS has spent most of his life in the Yuba Sutter community. He has been a practicing therapist for almost 10 years now with a passion for hands on manual therapy. He loves the satisfaction that comes with improving a persons quality of life by relieving their pain.
He specializes in Orthopedic and Vestibular rehabilitation.
He earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University in 2008. In 2013 he became an Orthopedic clinic specialist (OCS). An OCS is an advanced board certification that signifies clinical expertise in the area of orthopedic therapy.
Shawn has special interests in vestibular rehabilitation, which helps people recover from dizziness arising from an inner ear disorder. In 2018 he earned his certification in vestibular rehab from the American Institute of Balance. Shawn is a clinical instructor for Physical Therapy students and has been awarded Clinical Instructor of Excellence” from Sacramento State University. He was awarded Top Doctor of Physical Therapy in Yuba City, Ca during 2018 by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals.
In addition to his commitment to his profession, Shawn’s diverse personal interests include spending time with his lovely wife and two children, spending time in the outdoors going boating and hiking. Shawn plays an active role in his church and tries to live a life according to God.
DR. Anthony Waggoner, PT, DPT
Anthony Waggoner, DPT is originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is the middle of two brothers. After attending Purdue University for two years studying Civil Engineering, Anthony realized a new passion in life, and changed his focus to Physical Therapy. In 2008, Anthony moved to California to pursue his Physical Therapy career.
Anthony earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from California State University, Chico in 2014, and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from California State University, Sacramento in 2018.
When working with patients, Anthony places high value on teaching individuals about their body, with hopes of providing the individual with innate knowledge to overcome future discomfort.
When not working, Anthony enjoys spending time with his wife and children.
OFFICE MANAGER/PHYSICAL THERAPY AIDE
Wendy Arechiga is a longtime resident of the Yuba Sutter area. She has 7 years of experience as a Physical Therapy aide/ receptionist. She has a real passion for helping and wanting the best for people. She believes Healing Arts Physical Therapy shares her same passion of wanting the best for people and believes this company will allow her to fulfill her passion daily.
In 2012 Wendy graduated from Bryan College, receiving her Associate Degree in Advanced Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. On her spare time Wendy dedicates her time to coaching for the Azzurri soccer club and coaching the Marysville High School Soccer team. She also does individual training for soccer players who are looking to improve their individual skills. She loves playing indoor soccer, having carne asadas with her family, and playing with her son Santi. In the Fall she will be returning to school at Yuba College to continue her education and pursue her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology.
DR. Behnaz Jabaripour, DPT
Behnaz earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of North Georgia. She is certified as a pelvic floor specialist in Iran during 2016.She has done research on urinary incontinence in women and integrated a variety of exercises to take care of the weak pelvic floor.She has many years of experience in women's health. She has also trained many new Physical Therapists and established two pelvic floor clinics in her country.
Issa Willard, PT, DPT
Growing up in a military family stationed at Beale AFB, Issa grew up in the Yuba-Sutter area before going to Chico State to complete her undergraduate studies in Exercise Physiology. From there, she went on to complete her doctorate of Physical Therapy at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California in 2019. As her program was in close proximity to Casa Colina Rehabilitation Center, this allowed her to grow in her ability to treat varying neurological disorders. Her background as an athlete and avid soccer player compliments her passion for treating orthopedic conditions as well.