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West Jordan | South Jordan | Draper | Riverton
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Sandy | South Bangerter | Cottonwood Heights | Saratoga Springs | Murray
Mike Mathews, DPT, CSCS
Director, Member APTA
Mike graduated from the University of Utah with his doctorate in May 2011 and worked in RPT’s Riverton office since graduation. He now directs the Cottonwood Heights office. He enjoys providing orthopedic and sports medicine services in the Cottonwood Heights area.
Mike played collegiate baseball at the University of the Pacific and the University of Utah. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and has experience training professional athletes in various disciplines, especially throwing athletes. With his background, Mike now works developing and directing RPT’s growing sports performance division. Mike also enjoys spending time with his wife and participating in all sports, especially hunting and mountain biking.
Davis Timpson, DPT
Michael Tobler, DPT
Michael graduated from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in December 2018. While there, his focus of
Michael grew up in Payson, Utah. He enjoys seeking out local recreational, culinary, and entertainment experiences. He has a love for soccer, having played his whole life, and now enjoys competing in powerlifting and cycling. His greatest joy comes from spending time in the kitchen and playing games with his wife and stepdaughter.
Joshua Harward, MPT
Director, Member APTA
Josh Harward graduated from the University of Utah in 2003 with a Masters of Physical Therapy degree. He began his career in Arizona in 2003 and worked there for five years primarily in an outpatient setting. He also worked four years during that time in an outpatient specialty hospital. He returned to Utah in 2008 and has been with RPT since that time. He has been the director of the Draper clinic since 2010. He has worked in a variety of settings over 17 years but remains passionate about working in an outpatient orthopedic setting, treating a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and diagnoses. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf and spending time with family.
Morgan Hartmann, DPT
Michael Smith, DPT
Michael Smith graduated from the University of Utah in 2016 with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Following graduation he started working with RPT in the Draper clinic and has been with them ever since. He loves physical therapy and working in the areas of sports medicine and orthopedic rehabilitation. He is also trained and certified in Intramuscular Dry Needling. He is a native of Utah, grew up in Cottonwood Heights and graduated from Brighton High School. In his spare time Michael enjoys spending time with his family, mountain biking, hiking, camping and reading.
Cristina Cerrone, DPT
Lone Peak Hospital In-Patient/Acute Care
Alex Mecham, DPT
Director, Member APTA
Alex Mecham graduated from the University of St. Augustine School for Health Sciences in San Diego, CA. in 2013 Alex was eager to return to his native Utah where he joined RPT following graduation. Alex is excited to be working in Lone Peak Hospital doing inpatient physical therapy. He also works serving the out-patient population in the Draper clinic.
Alex enjoys the outdoors, including camping and hiking with his family.
Julie Simmons, PT
Jordan Shaw, DPT
Jordan graduated from the University of Utah’s Physical Therapy program in May of 2017. She worked for a short time at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in both acute and inpatient neurologic rehabilitation settings before joining RPT’s inpatient team at Lone Peak Hospital. Jordan is very passionate about acute care and loves the PT profession. Besides physical therapy, Jordan’s hobbies are scuba diving, canyoneering, reading sci-fi and fantasy books, and camping and hiking with her husband.
Paul Kezerian, DPT
Jared Fullmer, DPT
DIRECTOR, Member APTA
Jared graduated from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in December 2015 and immediately began his career with RPT. Jared started with our West Jordan clinic, then moved to the Sandy clinic, and has been the current director of the Murray clinic since it opened in August of 2018. Jared is passionate about treating orthopedic conditions of all kinds from treating patients after surgery to those who have not yet had surgery including headaches and spine conditions. Jared is certified in trigger point dry needling and is excited by the results that have come with it. Jared’s favorite part of being with RPT is the fact that they promote individualized care for every patient and has made that a focus of the Murray clinic. Jared’s hobbies include mountain biking, traveling, and spending time with his wife and four kids.
Brian “Buck” Wike PT, DPT, CSCS
Buck received his doctorate in physical therapy from The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. He was in the first graduating class of bridge students in April 2017, which transitions physical therapist assistants to physical therapists. He then passed the national board and received his license from the state of Utah in July 2017. Buck has been a physical therapist aid and exercise specialist since 2003. He received his certified strength and conditioning specialist in 2006 from the national strength and conditioning association. He has over 8 years’ experience in the clinical setting as a physical therapist assistant while utilizing his certification in strength and conditioning. He is excited to join the RPT team as a physical therapist. His love for orthopedic and sport specific injury rehabilitations is demonstrated every day through his understanding and knowledge of the human body and its interaction with functional movements. He feels the best approach for healing is treating the whole person and providing the knowledge to continue improving and detour further injuries.
In his off time, he enjoys being with his family, hiking, biking, fishing, and camping. His hobbies include Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training, bonsai tree keeping, other horticultural care, and tropical fish keeping.
Bruce Applegate, PT
Director, Member APTA
A native of the state of Utah, Bruce earned a degree in physical therapy and graduated from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 1995. After graduation Bruce returned to Utah to begin his career as a physical therapist. Following two years at Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful, Bruce was excited to join RPT in their Sandy office. In 1998 Bruce was named the director of the newly-opened RPT Riverton Clinic. He provided medical coverage for the teams at both Hunter and Riverton high schools. In 2005, Bruce became board certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS).
After ten years with RPT, Bruce accepted a position as clinic director at the Intermountain West Jordan Physical Therapy Clinic. As a clinician at Intermountain, Bruce received additional training in the treatment of acute spinal conditions as well as the management of chronic pain using techniques associated with motivational interviewing and psychologically informed physical therapy (PIPT).
In 2019, Bruce was excited to return to private practice as clinic director in the RPT Riverton clinic.
When he is not working, Bruce enjoys spending time with his wife and 6 children and participating in many of the outdoor and sporting activities that are available here in Utah. He especially enjoys long distance running and is looking forward to completing his 30th marathon.
Carol Beck, DPT
Branden Jorgensen, DPT
Branden graduated from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ in 2014 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He had previously been employed as an aide for RPT, and was excited to return as a PT following graduation. Through his education, he was able to gain experience with performing running evaluations and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilizations. Branden is excited to be working with various orthopedic and sports related injuries, as well as the inpatient population at Lone Peak Hospital.
Branden enjoys spending time with his family, anything outdoors, and training for and racing triathlons.
Jonathan Pierce, DPT
Jonathan graduated from Rocky Mountain University in December of 2018 with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. He enjoys working in outpatient orthopedics and especially enjoys helping athletes and runners return to doing what they love. He believes strongly in the power of physical therapy to help people achieve their full potential.
Jonathan grew up in the Bay Area of Northern California, before moving to Utah to attend BYU for his undergraduate, where he met his wife. His passion is traveling and enjoys learning about the world and other cultures, thus far he has been to 13 different countries and counting. When he isn’t traveling, he is playing with his two sons or playing and watching sports.
Mike DePola, DPT, OCS, Cert DN
DIRECTOR, Member APTA
Mike DePola is a graduate of the University of Utah Physical Therapy class of 2012. He began working for RPT as an aide in 2007 and after graduation he continued his Physical Therapy career in the West Jordan clinic. He has directed multiple clinics for RPT, but now directs the Sandy clinic and simply loves working for such a great company. Providing Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine services are where his interests lie, and has a particular love for post-op rehab, dry needling, and working with outdoor athletes.
Mike was born and raised in the Salt Lake Valley and enjoys many of the sporting and outdoor activities that are available in Utah! Rock climbing and mountain biking are his favorite activities, but also enjoys playing most sports and backpacking. He also enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and 3 children. Mike understands how important sports and recreation are in ensuring a high quality of life and strives to get his patients back to participating in the activities they love and their daily living activities.
Brent Miller, MPT
Brent graduated from the Division of Physical Therapy at the University of Utah in 1999 and has worked for RPT since that time. He enjoys the one on one interaction with patients that his work provides. Brent gets great satisfaction by helping patients restore their health and improve their quality of life. In addition to providing patient care in the Sandy clinic, Brent acts as the current director of RPT’s industrial and workplace safety program. This program includes the administration of functional capacity evaluations, pre-employment screening, and ergonomic assessments. Additionally, Brent speaks Spanish fluently.
When he is not working, Brent enjoys spending time with his family, running, golfing and most other outdoor activities.
Stephanie Shew, DPT
Stephanie received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Utah in 2013, and has worked with RPT since graduation. Prior to attending graduate school, she worked with RPT as an aide and an exercise specialist. RPT was excited to add her as a PT when she completed her studies. During her schooling, Stephanie had the privilege of receiving orthopedic experience in Utah, Oregon, and California. Stephanie oversees and conducts RPT’s aquatic physical therapy program as well as RPT data outcomes/analytics. She has additional training in performing running analysis and dry needling. Stephanie has a passion for orthopedics, seeing patients progress, and getting them back to the activities they love.
As a Utah native, she enjoys spending time outdoors including triathlon, rock climbing, skiing, and hiking in her spare time.
Stan K. Hirai, PT
Stan Hirai graduated from the Division of Physical Therapy at the University of Utah in 1991 and has worked for RPT since graduation. In the past, Stan has worked for RPT in various capacities including clinic director. Stan is an integral part of RPT’s industrial and workplace safety division. He is certified to perform ergonomic assessments, pre-employment screening services for the trucking, financial services and oil and gas drilling industries. Stan is a certified clinical instructor and enjoys working with physical therapy students and helping them realize their clinical goals.
Stan is an avid University of Utah athletics fan and enjoys spending time camping, bike riding, fly fishing and golfing.
MATT HOBBS, DPT
Director, Member APTA
Chantel Myers, DPT
Director, Member APTA
Chantel joined Registered Physical Therapists in 2017 as a physical therapist in the West Jordan clinic and she is now excited to be the director of the South Bangerter clinic. During her time at the West Jordan clinic, she worked with the sports teams at West Jordan High School and is passionate about working with student athletes. Before joining Registered Physical Therapists, Chantel worked in an orthopedic/sports medicine setting in Texas. Chantel graduated from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a physical therapy aide and has worked in the physical therapy field since 2011.
Chantel enjoys sports medicine and serving the orthopedic needs of every patient population. She has a particular interest in balance, headaches, and running patients. She is currently working on her dry needling certification and is looking forward to honing her skills to improve patient outcomes.
Chantel is a Utah native and enjoys watching and playing sports, spending time with family and friends, and pursuing items on her bucket list.
Bret Cummings, DPT
Bret graduated from Touro University Nevada in July 2019. He first began his career with RPT as a physical therapist assistant in 2008. With encouragement from the company and his family, he returned to school to receive his Doctor of Physical Therapy. With the great relationship he had with RPT, he returned to work for them to continue and advance his career. He has a special interest in treating orthopedic conditions for those who have had surgical procedures. He also has an interest in treating headaches and balance/vestibular conditions. He enjoys being a part of the team at RPT providing advanced, personalized care to his patients with helping them return to the things they love.
Bret has been active in the community with providing service to youth groups, wheelchair basketball associations, and volunteering services to promote healthcare within the community.
Bret has lived most of his life in Utah and enjoys spending as much time outside as possible. He prefers being in the mountains with multi day hiking and camping. He has played many sports with main interests in soccer, baseball, and skiing. He especially enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids and experiencing life with them.
Drew Norwood, MPT
Director, Member APTA
Drew Norwood has been a physical therapist since August 2000. He graduated with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in Dallas, Texas and has been working for RPT since that time. In March 2005, RPT opened a new South Jordan location and Drew was promoted to become the director of this clinic.
Drew is a native of Utah and went to Bingham High School. He has the opportunity and privilege of covering Bingham High School sports since 2000. Drew enjoys furthering his knowledge and has attended many continuing education courses dealing with sports and running related injuries, and rehabilitation for the shoulder, hip, knee, ankle and lumbar spine. He has also attended courses teaching kinesiotaping techniques, and functional and dynamic stretching techniques as well.
Drew enjoys the accomplishment of running and enjoys participating in half marathons and relay races. He has a desire to help people overcome their injuries and get back to their normal recreational and daily activities. Drew enjoys playing all varieties of sports, mountain biking, hiking and being with his family.
Mckinzy Bath, DPT, CHT
Mckinzy graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University in 2011. Prior to attending graduate school, Mckinzy worked in the field of physical therapy as an aide since 2004. In 2013, she became a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner and enjoys using the skills she learned to help patients achieve their highest potential. In 2018, Mckinzy received her board certification to become a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). She also specializes in making custom splints for patients with various conditions including arthritis, tendon injuries and carpal tunnel. Mckinzy has worked primarily with orthopedic patients and enjoys the complexity of working on shoulder, elbow and hand injuries.
Mckinzy enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters playing in the outdoors snowboarding, boating, camping, and riding ATVs.
Alexandria Straup, DPT
Alex graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Utah in May of 2017 and then later passed the National Physical Therapy Exam and received her license in July 2017. Alex has always been fascinated by the human body and understanding how it works. She loves orthopedic physical therapy and puts her knowledge and experience to use each and everyday to help individuals recover from various types of injuries. She is excited to be part of the RPT team, since RPT was where she always went when recovering from her own sport injuries growing up. In her free time, Alex enjoys shooting archery, playing softball, and hanging out with her husband.
Steven Jackson, DPT
Steven is passionate about sports and sports medicine and has had the opportunity to work with and rehabilitate athletes at all levels of competition ranging from little league and high school to professional and international/Olympic. He was a member of the sports medicine team during the 2017 HSBC Rugby 7 World Cup in Las Vegas. Rugby is his favorite sport, but he enjoys watching and playing all sports. Steven also enjoys spending time with his family and enjoying the outdoors.
Jeanne Lajom, PT
Jeanne graduated from De La Salle University and has received her pelvic floor certification through the APTA, having specialized training in the treatment of pelvic floor disorders for both male and female. She has enjoyed being part of the RPT family since 2002. She has a passion for learning and attending continuing education courses in the areas of incontinence, prolapse, pelvic pain, visceral mobilizations, and many more. An exciting thing she loves about being a physical therapist is that one has the opportunity to keep growing through learning to be able to provide great care and allow people to do what they love to do. She loves to advance her manual skills learning taping techniques, manual mobilizations and IASTM, as well as language skills as she learns sign language to be able to serve more people.
She enjoys providing one-on-one personalized care in the clinic and in peoples homes as well as she does home care.
Most of all Jeanne enjoys spending time with her family – with a loving husband and four darling daughters, traveling, camping, gardening and just being together. She just absolutely loves being a mother.
Chase Pendley, DPT, OCS
Chase graduated from Augusta University and The Medical College of Georgia with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in May 2018. Upon completion of his degree, he went on to complete a year and a half long orthopedic residency at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center where he received advanced training in the management of complex musculoskeletal injuries. He then passed the orthopedic speciality exam in 2020 to become a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). After almost 5 years of being away from Utah and family, he is happy to be back in the mountains where he enjoys hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter with his wife. Chase has a passion for all things related to orthopedic practice, and helping others move better and feel better.
Nathan O'Dell, DPT
While in school in West Virginia, Nathan worked treating local athletes and gaining experience in orthopedic therapy. He is certified in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) and LSVT Big for body movement in Parkinson’s disease. As a former ballroom dancer he enjoys being active and is passionate about helping others overcome their deficits to get back to the activities they enjoy.
Nathan is originally from Maryland but now lives in Utah with his wife and 4 children. When he is not working he likes spending time w/ his family, reading, working out, and cheering on his hometown Baltimore Orioles and Ravens.
Josephine Chau, DPT
Josephine graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Midwestern University in May 2020. She was initially drawn to the PT profession because she loves to learn about the human body and is passionate about sharing her knowledge and helping people get back to doing what they love. Of her three clinical rotations, the one at a private orthopedic clinic was her favorite and confirmed her desire to pursue a career in a similar setting. She is excited to be part of the RPT rehab team and plans to pursue certifications in manual therapy, dry needling, hand therapy, and many more to better serve her patients.
Josephine was born and raised in Oregon and has lived in Indiana and Arizona before moving to Salt Lake City. If she’s not in the clinic, you can find her in the mountains and trails with her fiancé Andrew. Her biggest passions are rock climbing and long distance trail running. She also enjoys watercolor painting and playing guitar.
Greg Baker, DPT
Director, Member APTA
Greg graduated from the University of Utah with a Masters of Physical Therapy in 2003. In 2007, he returned to further his education at the University of Utah, receiving a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT). He has a long work history with RPT, where he began working as a physical therapy aide in 1999. Following graduation from the University of Utah, he started his career as a physical therapist in the West Jordan office. Greg has been involved in sports medicine since 2004 and has donated countless hours at West Jordan, Riverton, and Copperhills high schools. He is currently the director of the West Jordan office.
Greg has strong clinical skills in orthopedics & sports medicine. He enjoys treating a variety of conditions, some of which include vertigo, rib dysfunction, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, as well as shoulder and knee injuries.
Greg enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his wife and children.
Britten Hanson, DPT
Britten graduated from the University of Utah with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in Spring 2018 after completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science in December 2014 at Brigham Young University. After graduating from the U of U, he worked part-time in acute care and part-time in outpatient physical therapy. Britten was drawn to physical therapy by a desire to help people become the best version of themselves. He feels lucky to have the opportunity to help people enjoy their lives to the fullest and reach their goals. Britten is blessed to be married to his incredible wife and to have two kids at home. In his free time, he loves spending time with his family, playing basketball, staying active, and cheering on his Utah Jazz.
J. Pablo Zarate, DPT
Pablo enjoys treating various orthopedic conditions and plans on pursuing additional certifications in the near future. He is passionate about helping his patients achieve their goals and maximum potential.
Pablo is of Mexican descent and grew up in Orem, Utah. In his free time, he enjoys staying active through exercise and by participating in the various outdoor activities that Utah has to offer. He is also a competitive Latin ballroom dancer and continues to actively train and compete.
J. Felipe Navarro, DPT
Felipe Navarro attended the University of Utah, where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science in 2015, and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2020. Since his graduation, he has worked in various locations around the Salt Lake area providing coverage as a part time therapist, and now joins the West Jordan RPT family as the newest staff Physical Therapist.
Felipe specializes in orthopedic rehabilitation, implementing an evidence-based approach to his treatment of patients as a whole, educating his patients on effective management of their impairments. He is eager to bring his experience to help patients reach their goals and maximize their function for their highest quality of life. As a native spanish speaker, he is eager to help our Latin-American community in meeting their healthcare needs. He seeks to achieve several more certifications as his career progresses.
Felipe is a native of Colombia, and has resided in Utah since his arrival to the USA as a child. When not in the clinic, he enjoys spending time at home with his wife and dogs. He also enjoys the various outdoor trails Utah has to offer. He further enjoys water sports including wakeboarding and swimming.