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Stevan S. Allen, MA PT
Group Director
Physical Therapist

Stevan Allen is the Peninsula Group Director overseeing all aspects of the organization including clinical services, programs and new business development for the Peninsula clinics. Stevan became a member of BAK Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services in 1980 after receiving his Master of Arts degree in Physical Therapy from Stanford University. Having demonstrated a commitment to profitability and growth, he became the President and CEO of BAK in 1987. In 2001 BAK Physical Therapy joined Physiotherapy Associates. Consistent with BAK's core values of community service, Stevan Allen accepted, on behalf of BAK, the 1998 Sequoia Award for Outstanding Business, recognizing and acknowledging BAK's dedication and commitment to community volunteerism. Stevan's extensive continuing education focuses on orthopedic and sports medicine with a main interest in upper and lower extremity pathology. He is very involved in both professional and community organizations with a special interest in supporting youth athletics.

Stevan is fluent in Italian.


Bruce Beekley, PT, MS, Cert MDT
Clinic Director
Physical Therapist


Bruce began working at BAK Physical Therapy after graduating from the University of Southern California, receiving a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy in 1986. Bruce has a high regard for patient respect and advocacy, and is confident and comfortable treating a variety of patient's diagnosis. His approach to providing excellent therapy is patient centered, focuses on involving patients with goal setting, and held accountable thorough timely communicating with the referring physician. Bruce maintains his clinical skills with many continuing education courses, becoming McKenzie approach certified in 2005 and most recently completed all seven manual therapy courses offered the University of St Augustine. Bruce incorporates manual therapy with functional training and pain relief. Additional interests include temporal mandibular disorders (TMD), cervical generated headaches, and Vestibular Rehabilitation. Bruce also takes pride in being a mentor for many clinical education affiliations and can be seen most of the time teaching his techniques to all levels of Physical Therapy students. He is an active American Physical Therapy Association member, California Physical Therapy Association, and is extremely active with his home town of San Carlos coaching youth sports.

Ashlee McMicken, DPT
Physical Therapist



Ashlee graduated from the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Her treatment approach focuses on patient driven goals, motivation of the patient to reach their goals, and in providing the patient with both the treatment and education to reach and maintain their goals. She is an active member in the American Physical Therapy Association and enjoys participating in continuing education courses. Ashlee is a native to the Bay Area and was drawn back to the region following her schooling. In her off time, Ashlee enjoys playing soccer, reading, and spending as much time as she can with her friends and family. Ashlee has been a part of the BAK/Physiotherapy Associates family since June 2009.

Anna Goggiano, DPT CSCS
Physical Therapist


 

Anna Goggiano graduated from Western University of Health Sciences with her Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy.  She has a wide range of clinical experience including inpatient care on a cardiac unit, treatment of patients with neurological pathologies, and treatment of patients in the outpatient orthopedic setting.  Anna is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association which helps her incorporate a variety of exercise techniques into patient care. Anna is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and on her spare time, she enjoys exercising and spending time with family and friends.

 

Kathy Wasowski, PT OCS
Physical Therapist


Kathy Wasowski received her degree in physical therapy from University of California, San Francisco in 1981, and has never stopped learning. She has taken over 50 physical therapy seminars, taught a Sports Massage class at De Anza College in Cupertino for 8 years, and is completing her doctoral degree in physical therapy from Creighton University. Kathy has been a board certified orthopedic specialist for the past 10 years. Her philosophy of practice is a firm belief that all patients can improve their physical status and quality of their life with physical therapy, especially when working in a true partnership with their therapist. After work, Kathy loves working in her garden, reading, cooking and socializing with family and friends. Kathy has been with BAK Physical Therapy since February 2008.

Kathy is fluent in Spanish and Farsi.
Bre Brewton, ATC
Athletic Trainer
Menlo-Atherton High Trainer


Bre has been with BAK/Physiotherapy Associates since August 2009. Bre graduated from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, OK where she received her B.A. in Athletic Training. She is currently working towards her M.A. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training at San Jose State University. Bre has worked with many high school and collegiate athletes. In her free time, Bre enjoys hiking, camping, reading, watching and playing sports, and working with the youth in her church. Bre works at Menlo Park BAK as a physical therapy aide and Menlo-Atherton High School as the Head Certified Athletic Trainer.

Wanda Thienviwat, DPT
Physical Therapist


Wanda Thienviwat has been with Physiotherapy Associates since 2006. Prior to that she did her undergraduate work at San Jose State University, and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University. Wanda's goal of becoming a well rounded therapist has taken her on a journey through both inpatient and outpatient clinics. She has experience in both pediatric and geriatric settings having treated patients with developmental delay, cerebralpalsy, neurological disorders and orthopedic conditions. She also has extensive experience working with athletes and tri-athletes with a variety of ailments and chronic conditions. Wanda is committed to expanding her education of physical therapy through mentorship programs focusing on a variety of orthopedic conditions, as well as pursuing training in several aspects of physical therapy including TMJ disorders, chronic pain, core strengthening, and mobilization of the nervous sysytem. Providing her patients with quality care in a harmonious and fun environment is what Wanda strives to attain on a daily basis. When she is not tending to her patients, Wanda likes to work out, practice yoga, and take care of her baby daughter, Maya.
Brittney Jorgensen, ATC
Athletic Trainer
Carlmont High Trainer


 

Brittney Jorgensen was raised in Newark, California which is in the East Bay Area.   She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Brigham Young University, Provo in 2009.  Highlights of her internship at BYU included working with the 2009 National Champion Rugby team as well as with the internationally acclaimed dance department. She is currently the Athletic Trainer at Carlmont High School in Belmont, Ca, Go Scots!  Outside of athletic training Britney loves to travel and tries to see life as an adventure that never stops.


 

Val Lee, DPT
Physical Therapist


Valerie Lee graduated from the University of California, San Francisco/ San Francisco State University Graduate Physical Therapy program with a Masters and Doctoral Degree. Through her various experiences in various physical therapy settings, including outpatient orthopedics and neurology, inpatient acute care and rehabilitation, and home health, she has learned to incorporate a well-rounded treatment approach driven around patient-centered care. Valerie is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and on her spare time, enjoys playing tennis and softball, exercising, and spending time with family and friends.

Chris Ryan, MPT, ATC, CSCS
Physical Therapist


Chris graduated with a Masters in Physical Therapy from Notre Dame College in Manchester, NH . As an undergrad he studied exercise science, which lead to certifications as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and Health Fitness Specialist from the American College of Sports Medicine. He also is a Certified Athletic Trainer through the National Athletic Trainers Association. Chris expresses his education and training through his areas of interest, which include sports medicine, manual medicine (with a foundation in osteopathic approach), orthopedics, fitness and wellness and differential diagnosis. His initial training in the physical therapy field began when he was in the Army where he was trained as a Physical Therapy Specialist/Assistant.
Gumaro Diaz, ATC
Athletic Trainer
Sequoia High Trainer


Gumaro has been with BAK/Physiotherapy Associates since July 2008. Gumaro attended Modesto Junior College, then transferred to San Jose State University where he majored in kinesiology with an emphasis in athletic training. One of his notable experiences was working with the San Jose State University football team during their 2006 Bowl Season. Gumaro works at Belmont BAK as a physical therapy aide and Sequoia High School as the Head Certified Athletic Trainer.

Jeremiah Amaku, ATC
Athletic Trainer
Woodside High School

Jeremiah Amaku works as a Physical Therapy Aide at the Belmont Clinic and also as the Certified Athletic Trainer for Woodside High School.  A native of Oakland, CA, he received his Bachelor's in Exercise and Sports Science/Teacher Education Curriculum from the University of San Francisco, and received his Master's in Athletic Training from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX. In his experience, he has worked with SFA's Conference Champion Football team, Men's Basketball team, and Women's Soccer team, in addition to athletes from various competing levels.  His spare time is spent performance training, reading, traveling, and watching professional and college sports.  He has been with BAK since August 2010.

Anna Goggiano, DPT CSCS
Physical Therapist


 

Anna Goggiano graduated from Western University of Health Sciences with her Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy.  She has a wide range of clinical experience including inpatient care on a cardiac unit, treatment of patients with neurological pathologies, and treatment of patients in the outpatient orthopedic setting.  Anna is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association which helps her incorporate a variety of exercise techniques into patient care. Anna is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and on her spare time, she enjoys exercising and spending time with family and friends.

 

   

 

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