Jim Earle, MPT
Jim is a California native who has resided in Shasta County since 1981. He is a 1985 West Valley High School graduate and attended both Shasta College and Simpson University where he completed his general AA degree. Jim went on to complete his masters of physical therapy degree at Loma Linda University, graduating magna cum laude. Jim then went on to complete additional manual therapy training, working with professional athletes in the Raiders, Chargers, and Angel organizations, as well as serving as an adjunct educator with Loma Linda University. Since returning to the Redding area, Jim has continued to specialize in orthopedic and spinal rehabilitation, practice management, as well as serving as an adjunct educator for Shasta College in the areas of kinesiology, gross anatomy, and sports medicine. Jim is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for his patients for both Shasta Lake Physical Therapy and Palo Cedro Physical Therapy. Jim and his wife Adele have been married since 1992, have two beautiful girls, and thoroughly enjoy all the North State has to offer.
Angela Kesler, DPT
Angela grew up in Palmer, Alaska and recently moved to Northern California. She completed her undergraduate studies with a Bachelor's Degree in Science at UAA and later graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Trine University in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 2018. Angela has a background as a licensed massage therapist for over 10 years and has worked alongside the NFL combine athletes. As a clinician, she has had varied experience with sports medicine, outpatient orthopedics, acute/ICU and inpatient care. At Palo Cedro Physical Therapy, Angela is passionate about helping others achieve their personal goals that will optimize their quality of life and believes there is no greater fulfillment than helping others achieve physical independence. Outside of patient care, Angela loves the outdoors exploring the many adventures nature has to offer, and is happy to call Redding her new home!
Rayna Kline, PT
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Todd Wood, PT
Todd is a 1990 Fresno State University graduate and has provided patient care and clinical leadership in various settings since. Todd is the founder of Palo Cedro Physical Therapy joining Western Physical Therapy, Inc. in January 2021. Todd continues to see patients on a part-time/coverage basis, provides professional bicycling fitting (Dr. Fit), and enjoys spending time in the outdoors and with his family both in the North State and in Utah.
Don Baas, PT
Don is a 1990 Fresno State University graduate and has been providing patient care, practice management, and clinical development since. Don is taking an administrative and leadership role for Palo Cedro Physical Therapy and is the CEO and co-developer/co-owner of Western Physical Therapy, Inc., a multi-practice organization with offices from the Sacramento area to North of Redding, of which Palo Cedro Physical Therapy is now a part. Don enjoys the outdoors and traveling with his family.
Jeanette Reitan, PTA
Jeanette was born and raised in Santa Clara and moved to Providence, RI in order to earn a Bachelor's degree in Equine Studies. Back in the Bay Area, she trained horses and taught riding lessons until making the move to Redding 20 years ago. With her two boys grown, Jeanette decided to go back to school and earn a degree from Shasta College as a PTA. Besides horses, she also has an extensive background in aquatic sports and fitness. Jeanette discovered that she could take her passion for teaching and helping others reach their full potential to the pool as a PTA specializing in aquatic therapy. When not at the pool or the barn, she also enjoys training her two dogs in agility.
Asiria Halverson, MS, PTA
Asiria is originally from Anaheim but moved to Redding in 2018 to live in an area less crowded and closer to nature. Her favorite part of her job is working closely with patients and helping them achieve their goals and return to work and hobbies. She enjoys the small town feel of Palo Cedro Physical Therapy and that everyone feels like family.
Asiria's love for education has given her the opportunity to work in many fields, with Physical Therapy and Exercise Science ranking as her favorites. She currently holds a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design from KWU, her Master's Degree in Kinesiology from Cal Baptist, and most recently her Physical Therapist Assistant Degree through Institute of Technology in Redding.
In her spare time, Asiria enjoys running, taking her two dogs to the dog park, and watching The Office with her husband.
Olivia, PT Tech
Olivia is originally from Rio Dell. She is currently entering her third year at Shasta College and plans on beginning the Physical Therapy Assistant program the following year. Olivia's favorite part of her job at Palo Cedro Physical Therapy is working with the wonderful staff every day and meeting new patients as well. Her previous work experience includes being a barista, a customer service associate and even producing candles alongside her mother. In her spare time, Olivia enjoys going to the lake with friends and working out at the gym.
Jeslyn, PT Tech
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Makayla, PT Tech
Makayla was born and raised in Redding and graduated from Foothill High School in 2012. She has been working in physical therapy since 2017 and is a certified CrossFit Level 1 coach. Makayla's passions include health and fitness, and she brings this devotion and excitement to her role as a PT Tech. In her spare time she loves to hike, swim, and spend time with friends and family.
Jodi was born in Redding and moved to Oregon for six years. After graduating high school she returned to Redding and worked as a Durable Medical Equipment billing specialist before starting her family with her husband in 2005. After being a stay at home Mom to two daughters, Jodi returned to work, gaining experience in the physical therapy field as a receptionist and as a physical therapy tech. As the front desk receptionist at Palo Cedro Physical Therapy, she is responsible for promptly scheduling all new and existing patients. In her free time Jodi enjoys being outdoors with her family - camping, hunting, fishing, kayaking, and traveling to the National Parks.
Amy, Insurance Coordinator
Amy was born in Washington but moved to Redding at a young age. She has over five years of front desk receptionist experience in the physical therapy field. Amy's favorite aspect of her job is seeing people learn and understand how to feel better through physical therapy rehabilitation. She also thoroughly enjoys being a wife and mother of four. When she is not working, Amy spends her weekends out camping, hiking, going to the creek, pursuing her passion of photography, and dreaming of ocean trips and skydiving adventures. She loves to have fun and always tries to look at the positive in life. Amy is excited to be a part of our amazing team at Palo Cedro Physical Therapy and looks forward to what the future will bring.