Bakersfield

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We believe we can do more together than we can alone. Our goal is to improve the lives of those we touch by applying current and effective treatment paradigms in a healthy, healing atmosphere, encouraging progress. We look forward to serving you!

Our Team

Zach LuceClinic Director - PT, DPT, OCS, SCS

zluce@centralvalleypt.com

Zach received his bachelor’s degree in Applied Health from Azusa Pacific University which included multiple science courses including advanced anatomy courses. In 2005 he received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Azusa Pacific University.

He began working in an outpatient setting immediately following graduation while simultaneously taking courses through a nine month manual orthopedic physical therapy course to prepare him for his Orthopedic Clinical Specialist exam. He received his OCS certification and has continued to use his knowledge in an outpatient orthopedic setting. When he is not treating patients in the clinic he enjoys being outdoors playing basketball, surfing, running, and spending time with his co-worker and wife Becky.

Education
Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California
Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2005

Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California
Bachelor of Science, Applied Health, December 2001

College of the Redwoods, Eureka, California

Terry WigginsOffice Manager

terry@centralvalleypt.com

Terry was born and raised in Bakersfield, California. She is married to her husband Kenny of 25 years. Together they have 4 children and 12 grandchildren.

She has been with Central Valley Physical since 2010 and enjoys creating an atmosphere where patients feel cared for and important. Terry is also involved in many different charities and fundraisers to help support the Bakersfield Community.

Collin EllisOperations Manager

collin.ellis@centralvalleypt.com

Collin was born and raised in Bakersfield and attended Bakersfield High School where he played football as well as track and field. He attended CSUB where he graduated with a degree in Kinesiology while continuing to compete in shot put and discus events for the track and field team. Collin has worked as an aide on the Central Valley Physical Therapy team for four years and plans on pursuing a Masters in Business Administration in the near future. Outside of work his hobbies include spending time with family and friends as well as hunting, fishing, music, movies, and generally anything outdoors. 

Education

California State University Bakersfield, Bakersfield, California
Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology: Exercise Science, June 2013

Brad StillwagonPT, DPT, OCS

brad@centralvalleypt.com

Brad was born and raised on the Central Coast of California, grew up in Buelton and has family in the Santa Barbara area. His interest in physical therapy began while at UCSB, and developed while working as a PT Aide in Goleta.

Brad’s professional interests include working with high school athletes to teach them the importance of strength and conditioning, as well as specializing in golf injury rehabilitation and fitness. He recently completed his residency to become Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. Apart from physical therapy, Brad enjoys all types of outdoor physical activity, including skateboarding, baseball and cycling just to name a few.

Education
Chapman University, Orange, CA
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Aug 2010

University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
Bachelor of Science, Biology, June 2007

Jared EskewPT, DPT

jared.eskew@centralvalleypt.com

Jared was born and raised in Bakersfield, CA. He graduated from Cal Poly where he earned his bachelors degree in Kinesiology in 2012. Jared received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Franklin Pierce University in the spring of 2016. Prior to his professional role, Jared was drafted by the Florida Marlins organization and was a part of the organization for three years. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, outdoor activities, golf, baseball and spending time with his wife.

Education
Franklin Pierce University, Goodyear, Arizona
Doctor of Physical Therapy, March 2016

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology, June 2012

Deepa KonnurPT, DPT

dkonnur@centralvalleypt.com

Deepa was born and raised in India. She spent most of her life in Mumbai, India. She completed her Bachelors degree in physical Therapy in Mangalore and worked for about a year for an NGO. She came to the US for her Masters program in Loma Linda. Post graduation she worked in Fresno and some time in Texas.  She is passionate for her profession with interest in orthopedics. Apart from professional life, she loves painting and travelling.

Education
Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California
Masters of Physical Therapy 2013

Rajeev Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, India
Bachelors in Physical Therapy, 2011

Brendon KimberPT, DPT

bkimber@centralvalleypt.com

Brendon spent much of his childhood in Bakersfield, CA, where he grew up playing competitive soccer. When he was 13 he suffered a major knee injury, which required him to attend physical therapy prior to returning to soccer. It was during this time that Brendon’s love for physical therapy was kindled. Brendon attended the University of California, San Diego, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Human Biology while continuing to volunteer at physical therapy clinics. Immediately following graduation from UCSD he began his Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at Rosalind Franklin University in the Chicagoland area. When not working Brendon enjoys spending time with his new son and participating in all types of sports and outdoor activities.

Education
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, Illinois
Doctor of Physical Therapy, June 2016

University of California San Diego, San Diego, California
Bachelor of Science, Human Biology, March 2013

Holly ComptonPT, DPT

holly.compton@centralvalleypt.com

Holly was born in Tennessee where she played many sports and became interested in sports physical therapy. She then attended Berry College where she played collegiate basketball and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science. In 2014, she earned a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from Emory University. Since then, she has worked as a travel therapist and lived in six different states to work in various outpatient clinics. In her free-time, she loves to travel, work out, dance, and live an active lifestyle. She hopes to use her knowledge and skill to help others achieve a pain-free, fun, and active lifestyle!

Education
Berry College, Mt Berry, Georgia
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, 2011

Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, 2014

Andy HongATC

andy.hong@centralvalleypt.com

Andy was born and raised in the San Diego area. He became interested in Athletic Training in high school when he was sidelined from playing tennis with tendonitis. He was able to come back from his injury, but it showed him that there was a need for education and injury prevention among young athletes.

His dream is to direct a program for young athletes to build skills, strength, and injury prevention. Andy attended Point Loma Nazarene University, where he completed the athletic training program.

While in the athletic training program, he completed two internships, one of which was with the San Diego Chargers 2011 training camp. Andy then spent a year with the NBA D League team, Bakersfield JAM, and met Zach Luce while interning there. After he finished the internship, the Central Valley Physical Therapy team received the opportunity to provide Athletic Training and Physical Therapy for the Bakersfield Condors. Andy joined the CVPT team in August 2013 to be the Athletic Trainer for the Condors and the local high schools in the off season. Outside of work Andy enjoys participating in outdoor activities and watching movies.

Education
Point Loma Nazarene University, Point Loma, California
Bachelors of Arts in Athletic Training, May 2012

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