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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 constantly filling his utility belt with skill and knowledge, he 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 and exhausting his overly intelligent husky with all this trainer knowledge. Above all else he is an ice cream lover, and no lactose intolerance will prevent him from inhaling pints of Ben and Jerry's. 

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Tamie Fullerton

PT Assistant

As a graduate of Allegany College of Maryland in 1999, Tamie has over 18 years of experience working with patients. Before graduating college and spending 8 years in Geriatrics and 10 years in outpatient, she worked with the US Navy. Her experience and knowledge in working with a variety of patients has led her to our clinic. She enjoys watching sports, spending time with family, and riding her motorcycle.


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.

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Bridgette Blotz

PT Technician

Bridgette is completing her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Bioengineering at UC Santa Cruz with a concentration in Assistive Motor Technology. Her professional goals are to continue on to graduate school for Prosthetics and Orthotics. Outside of school and work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and crafting DIY projects, including restoring old furniture to its former glory.

 

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Ben Kim

PT Technician

Ben is currently a student at UC Santa Cruz and will be transferring to UC Irvine in the fall. He is pursuing a degree in Biology with a minor in Mathematics in hopes of one day entering the medical field. He holds many interests in various biological fields such as health, genetics, and ecology. He is currently interning at the clinic to get a greater understanding about the field of physical therapy, as well as to attain clinical experience. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball and card/board games.

 
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Joshua Stefanson

PT Technician

Josh recently graduated with a degree in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology from UC Santa Cruz. He is a science nerd and is passionate about helping people in  their pursuit of happiness. He plans to attend medical school in the future and is currently preparing for his upcoming applications by gaining experience in healthcare settings. Josh recently discovered the sport of surfing and has been wiping out in the beaches of Santa Cruz on his free time. 

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Maribel Flores

PT Technician

Maribel attended UC Santa Cruz for her undergraduate career and received her Bachelor's of Science degree in Chemistry in 2016. She found yoga while attending university and it quickly became her favorite pass-time. Her personal experience with yoga led her to pursue a teacher training in 2014 and she has been teaching classes all over Northern California ever since. Maribel hopes to use her knowledge of human movement and anatomy to pursue a career in physical therapy. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family.

 
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Jason Pedroza

PT Technician

Jason was raised in beautiful Santa Cruz and is attending Cabrillo College. He is looking to transfer to San Jose State for their Occupational Therapy Program. His intent and passion for sports has led him to a career in health and fitness and to share this passion with others. On the weekends Jason coaches children of various ages in team sports. Seeing them learn is an amazing experience for him and has opened his eyes to the idea of becoming a teacher in the classroom as well as on the field.

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Laisani Waqa

PT Technician