Kristin Bowne PT MS DPT

Physical Therapist, Owner

Dr. Kristin Bowne is a pioneer in the new and evolving field of Regenerative Rehabilitation. Her extensive research and practice have allowed her to provide the latest in science and technology and implement cutting-edge programs into any clinical practice. She is passionate about working with others in the community who share her vision for achieving optimal health and fitness and her work is part of an ongoing collaborative with some of the nation's leading regenerative physicians.

Shixin Yu PTA

PT Assistant

Growing up with various health conditions and physical frailty, Shixin became a licensed personal trainer by NASM to help others though the process. He then proceeded to receive his B.S. in Psychology from UC Davis and then his Physical Therapy Assistant degree with license from Ohlone College. As a PTA, Shixin is ready to work diligently to help resolve your pain and injury, and aid you in reaching your goals. On the weekend he loves playing board games, playing with his husky, and eating Ben and Jerry's ice cream. 


Jessica Freitas

Office Manager

Jessica relocated to Santa Cruz County from the greater bay area about three years ago. She has her degree in Criminal Justice Administration and had been working as a paralegal and as a legal secretary before coming to our offices. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and going to the beach.



Holli Gilkie

PT Technician

Holli is a lifetime Santa Cruz resident and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition, which she plans to utilize to provide dietary support and education for expecting and nursing mothers. She has joined our team to provide compassionate patient care and assist our patients in reaching their goals in returning to full, pain free activity. In her free time, she loves spending time adventuring with her husband and daughter, reading, and cooking!


Laisani Waqa

PT Technician

Laisani is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology at UC Santa Cruz. She plans to go to graduate school for physical therapy or medicine after she completes her undergraduate degree. Her passion for science and helping others has driven her to pursue a career in the medical field. Outside of school, Laisani enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as traveling to new places.


Nikki Keyvan

PT Technician

Nikki is completing her Bachelor’s of Science in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science at the University of California Santa Cruz. After graduating she aspires to go to medical school for dermatology or internal medicine. Her interest in medicine comes from wanting to utilize her science background to help others. Outside of school and work, she enjoys cooking, spending time with friends, and going to the beach.