Staff

Gino Cinco, PT cert. ART

Co-owner

Gino is a Physical Therapist with over 25 years of experience in the area of orthopedics and sports medicine. He is a certified ART® provider and instructor and has had the honor of using these skills on elite athletes at Ironman Events. He has done extensive post graduate coursework in manual therapy including Maitland and McKenzie approaches in addition to ART® and functional strength and conditioning. He specializes in biomechanics and enjoys helping patients get to the root of their problems. He has always been active in sports from track and wrestling in high school and college to recreational running and triathlon.

Renee Cinco, PT

Co-owner

Renee has been a Physical Therapist for over 25 years. She has extensive experience in all areas of PT and specializes in pediatrics and pelvic floor dysfunction. She has experience as a certified Personal Trainer and has taught fitness classes for children and adults. She believes in the power of the body to heal when it is given the proper care and support. Renee uses a variety of techniques in addition to exercise including myofascial release, muscle energy techniques and biofeedback. Renee is a runner and triathlete and has completed dozens of races from 5K runs to full Ironman events.

Christopher Hebeler

DPT, CSCS, Cert. ART

Chris is a physical therapist who specializes in orthopedic sports injuries. He is a full-body certified Active Release Techniques (ART®) practitioner. Along with ART®, Chris utilizes a variety of manual therapy techniques including muscle energy techniques, joint mobilization, myo-fascial release, and soft tissue mobilization. Chris combines his hands on skills with active exercise including Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) for control of your own body. Chris prides himself on treating each individual as a unique person. In his free time, enjoys playing basketball, surfing, kite surfing, hiking, and doing Yoga. Chris played football, basketball, and baseball in high school and was a four year starter on his college basketball team.

Maureen Mason

MS PT, WCS, PYT

Maureen earned her Masters in Physical Therapy from Boston University and in 2014 Board Certification as a Women’s Health Specialist (WCS). She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in PT as well. Her primary work focus is specialty Physical Therapy, Pelvic/Pain Rehabilitation and Orthopedics. Her work with complex patients with pelvic girdle pain and post partum low back pain sparked her interest in pelvic rehabilitation. She has specialized in pelvic care for men and women for the past 18 years of practice and she finds it exciting that the PT profession is developing more research and evidence for practice standards. Maureen is also certified in Medical Yoga Therapy and enjoys bringing these techniques to her practice. When she’s not using her extensive PT experience to help patients achieve their goals,she enjoys chicken wrangling, dog walking, organic gardening, cooking and yoga.She also passionate about teaching and mentoring. Maureen strives to optimize function and performance for all clients treated and to offer expertise in student, medical and community education.

Justin Balleza

DPT, cert. ART

Justin is a physical therapist who specializes in orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of CA Riverside. He then received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2013. Justin takes on an eclectic approach to rehab utilizing a variety of myofascial release techniques, joint mobilizations, muscle energy techniques and incorporates individualized functional strength and stabilization exercises. Justin has worked with a variety of patient populations ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics, weekend warriors to high level athletes and everything in between. He is an avid learner and continually searches for ways to improve his skills as a clinician. In his free time, Justin enjoys playing tennis, basketball, cycling, hiking, the guitar and ukulele.

Natalie Thompson

PTA

Natalie is a Physical Therapist Assistant who has experience in all areas of PT yet has a specific passion for treating Pelvic Floor Dysfunction – Women’s Health, Male Health, and Pediatrics. After graduating from Loma Linda University Natalie chose to further her education in Pelvic Floor Dysfunction by completing years of continuing education courses through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She has specialized in Pelvic Floor dysfunction for 5+ years and has a passion for serving this population. Natalie strives to treat every patient as a whole, and feels this is critical in the rehabilitation process. Growing up Natalie was a competitive gymnast which sparked her interest in physical therapy from a young age. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and children outdoors in beautiful San Diego, CA.

Shay Johnson

DPT, cert. ART

    Shay is a physical therapist specializing in rehabilitation of orthopedic sports injuries in addition to balance and vestibular conditions. A graduate of San Diego State University, Shay is ART certified and uses a full body approach to practice using techniques learned from some of the highly respected therapists in the field and from all the continuing education courses taken during his journey through learning and discovery in his profession. Shay is passionate about the healing arts and has worked with a wide variety of patient demographics. In his free time, Shay trains and competes in running races, long course triathlons, and he’s always in pursuit of that coveted Strava KOM.