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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

Jared EskewClinic Director - PT, DPT

jared.eskew@centralvalleypt.com

Jared was born and raised in Bakersfield, CA, and has a love for sports, specifically baseball. He was a professional baseball player for the Florida Marlins for three years. As an athlete who dealt with two surgeries himself, Jared attended physical therapy, where he came to realize that he was suited for a career in this field. He completed his undergraduate work at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in Kinesiology and received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University in the spring of 2016. While in PT school, Jared was able to continue his love of baseball and landed an internship with the Cleveland Indians.

He currently assists the Bakersfield Condors in player treatment when the team is on the road and is at the games if players need in-game treatment. Jared is committed to continuing his education and increasing his knowledge, and hopes to become a Sports Certified Specialist in Physical Therapy in the future. In his spare time, he enjoys an active lifestyle with his wife and son going hiking, camping, and enjoying sporting events.

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

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Chris ChavezOperations Manager

chris.chavez@centralvalleypt.com

Chris was born and raised in Bakersfield and has been with the Central Valley team since December 2015. He attended Fresno State and graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Health ans Rehabilitation Science (IHRS). His hobbies include outdoor and indoor climbing, hiking, cycling, skateboarding, collecting shoes and spending time with family.

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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

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Rucha PatelPT, MPT

rucha.patel@centralvalleypt.com

Rucha was raised in the Western part of India in a city known as Rajkot. In 2013, she received a Bachelor of Physical Therapy degree from Saurashtra University, Gujarat, India. She completed an internship in multiple clinical settings and then went on to pursue her Master of Physical Therapy degree from RK. University, Gujarat, India with graduation in 2015. In 2016, she moved to the USA and stayed in Washington State for a couple of years. She moved to Bakersfield in 2018 and with a primary interest in Physical therapy, she completed her PTLA training in an outpatient clinic. She enjoys reading, traveling, and cooking.

Education

RK. University, Rajkot, Gujarat, India

Master of Physical Therapy, 2015

 

Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Gujarat, India

Bachelor of Physical Therapy, 2013

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Taylor HumeckyPT, DPT

Taylor was raised in Bakersfield, California where she grew up playing basketball throughout adolescence and high school. While studying at California State University, Bakersfield, Taylor worked as a physical therapy aide at Central Valley Physical Therapy. In 2019, Taylor went on a medical brigade to Sangkhlaburi, Thailand with SDSU’s Health & Education Abroad through Leadership team of nursing students, physical therapy students as well as medical residents to provide medical services in rural communities. Outside of her professional role, Taylor enjoys hiking, traveling, working out, and paddleboarding.

Education

San Diego State University, San Diego, California

Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2020

 

University of California, Bakersfield Bakersfield, California

 

Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology, June 2016

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Brenda YoungPT, DPT

Brenda is a born and bred California girl, raised in the East Bay Area but has spent much of her adult life in sunny Southern California. She received a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from UCLA, honed in on her passion for physical therapy working as a PT aide in an outpatient orthopedic clinic, and went on to complete her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Chapman University in 2020. She strives to help individuals get back to moving and doing what they love. She has special interests in orthopedic and vestibular rehabilitation and hopes to continue her mission of lifelong learning by pursuing a Board Certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. Outside of her professional career, Brenda enjoys reading, spending quality time with friends and family, exploring nature, playing ultimate frisbee, and petting all the animals she can.

Education

Chapman University, Orange, California

Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2020

 

University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience, June 2013

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