Staff

Gino Cinco, PT cert. ART

Co-owner

Gino is a Physical Therapist with over 30 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 30 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.

Marisa Raguso

DPT

Marisa is a Physical Therapist specializing in orthopedics, pelvic health, and pediatrics. She is originally from Bronx, New York, where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from New York Institute of Technology. Marisa is passionate about the ortho-pelvic PT connection, where pelvic floor dysfunction contributes to orthopedic symptoms. She believes in practicing PT holistically, treating the whole person to promote optimal health. Marisa danced competitively from a young age. Now she spends her free time reading, dancing, going to yoga, and appreciating beautiful San Diego.

Maureen Mason

MS PT, WCS, PYT

Maureen is an integrative physical therapist with a holistic approach to treatment. She holds two specialty certifications, Professional Yoga Therapy PYT, and Women’s Health Specialist, WCS, as well as a Doctorate in PT. She is a specialist in interventions for male and female clients in pelvic self –care, regarding bladder, bowel, GI, pain management, and sexual health, and is well versed in orthopedic client care and chronic pain treatment. She has a passion for helping women over the perinatal and menopausal transition times.Maureen is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Professional Yoga Therapy Institute(PYTI),the National Institute for Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine(NICABM), American Urogynecology Association(AUGS), the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine(AIHM), and the Global Pelvic Health Alliance(GPHAM).Maureen has served as a research therapist on 2 studies :“Noninvasive Treatment of Postpartum Diastasis Recti Abdominis :A Pilot Study” with SDSU, lead by Dr Lori Tuttle, published in JWHPT 2018, and “Randomized multicenter clinical trial of Myofascial Physical Therapy in Women with Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome”, Journal of Urology 187:6:2012. Maureen is the proud parent of two daughters, and in her spare time practices yoga, organic gardening, chicken wrangling, and home improvement with her husband of 31 years!

Natalie Ruffe

DPT

Natalie is a physical therapist who specializes in orthopedics and sports rehabilitation. Originally from Oregon, Natalie moved to San Diego to obtain her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from San Diego State University. Her passion lies with the orthopedics sports community with previous experience throughout the county, but truly enjoys the rehabilitation of all patients, even having spent some time focusing on the pediatric population. Natalie has also invested much of her time in research examining the high school running population and injury rates. She has presented her research at the annual national physical therapy conference and is currently seeking publication for her manuscript. Natalie enjoys incorporating specific goals and passions of her patients into the rehabilitation process making it a collaborative effort and identifies each patient as a an individual requiring their own, unique rehab protocol. Natalie has always been an avid athlete and enjoys playing soccer, tennis, beach volleyball, and skiing. More recently she has joined the running community participating in various races and currently has her sights set on moving up to the next distance level for triathlons.

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.

    Liz Rucker

    MSPT

    Liz has an MSPT from the University of Colorado Physical Therapy School and she has specialized in outpatient orthopedics most of her career. Liz has furthered her studies with specialized training in pelvic PT and has experience working with prenatal and post partum women, women with pelvic pain or incontinence and children with bowel and bladder issues. She enjoys working with the active aging population here in San Diego as well as athletes of all ages. When she is not at work she can be found participating in local running races and triathlons or spending time with her husband and three kids.

    Natalie Thompson

    PTA

      Natalie is currently living and working in North Carolina with her family but hopes to return to San Diego soon!