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!
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.
Angelica Keeney, PTA
Angelica grew up in Long Beach before moving to the North State with her family. She attended Enterprise High School and went on to earn her Associates of Arts Degree in Psychology from Shasta College. It was during this time that Angelica began working at our sister clinic, Shasta Lake Physical Therapy, and fell in love with the field. She enrolled in the Institute of Technology's Physical Therapist Assistant program in Redding and graduated earlier this year. At Palo Cedro Physical Therapy, Angelica enjoys working with patients during their recovery and getting to know them through the process.
In her free time, she loves being with family and friends and going on spontaneous outdoor adventures with her husband and son.
Matt Montes, PTA
Matthew Montes is a Southern California transplant who has lived in the North State since high school. After graduating, he completed schooling at Shasta College, then attended Chico State where he earned his Bachelor's in Exercise Physiology. Matt was a part of the first graduating class of the Institute of Technology's Physical Therapist Assistant program. He grew up loving sports and fitness which lead him to his current career. Matt's hobbies include personal training at Sun Oaks, photography, hanging out at the lake, and taking trips to the coast with his family. He plans to continue his growth in the company by implementing techniques from his colleagues and through continuous learning.
Mika, PT Tech
Mika grew up in Redding and is currently attending Shasta College for her general education. Sports have always played a big part of her life. Mika loves helping our patients and seeing them progress. When she is not working, Mika likes to stay active and spend time with friends and family. She is excited to gain more knowledge in the physical field as a potential career.
Taylor, PT Tech
Taylor is originally from Eureka and graduated from Sonoma State University in May of 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. At Palo Cedro Physical Therapy, she works as a Physical Therapy Tech and enjoys her varied duties and interacting with patients. Taylor also has the privilege to learn about her patients' lives, which is her favorite part of the job. She enjoys exercising, reading, walking on her hands, collecting coffee mugs, and spending time with her family. Taylor is currently pursuing a career as a nurse, and has recently decided to become a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist.
Alexis, PT Tech
Alexis was born in Eureka and graduated from Chico State University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. During her time in Chico, she volunteered at a sister clinic Parkside Physical Therapy for 2 years before choosing to take a Physical Therapist Technician position in February 2020 due to her love for the field. During 2022, she worked for 3 other sister clinics to widen her experience working alongside several different Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants. Alexis is currently enrolled in the PTA program at Institute of Technology set to graduate in 2024. She enjoys exercising, hiking, playing with her two rescue dogs, and being on the water or snow!
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.
Miley, Insurance Coordinator
Miley was born in Truckee and grew up in Redding. After attending Foothill High School, she moved to Chico where she worked as a Medical Receptionist and Insurance Coordinator for 2 years. Miley enjoys doing volunteer events and participated in 12 of these events for the community of Chico in 2020. She moved back to Redding to be closer to friends and family and joined the Palo Cedro Physical Therapy team. Miley enjoys going out with her friends, being at the lake, and spending time with her dog.