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

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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Ana GarciaFront Office Assistant

ana.garcia@centralvalleypt.com

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Karlee JacksonFront Office Assistant

kjackson@centralvalleypt.com

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Sam LunaFront Office Assistant

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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 the 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 went on to pursue her Masters of Physical Therapy degree from RK. University, Gujarat, India, graduating 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. With her 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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Dominic CleverPTA

dominic.clever@centralvalleypt.com

Born and raised in the central valley, living mostly in Bakersfield and Fresno, California. As a graduate from Fresno State in Health Sciences, Dominic worked with autistic children and adults prior to entering a career in Physical Therapy. His PTA internships included working with Fresno Physical Therapy, Terrio Physical Therapy & Fitness, and Kern Medical. In his free time, Dominic enjoys music, working on cars, and collecting vintage watches

Education
California State University, Fresno, California
Bachelor of Science, Health Sciences, December 2010

College of the Sequoias, Visalia, California
Associates of Arts, PTA, May 2019

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Cassandra RuizPTA

cassandra.ruiz@centralvalleypt.com

As a Central Valley native, Cassandra Ruiz has built upon her passion for health and movement science from her experiences as a local personal trainer. During that time, she graduated from Bakersfield College with a degree in Kinesiology. This enabled her to pursue her education and career as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She has since returned to serve the Bakersfield community and is passionate about delivering high-quality care and an excellent experience. In her spare time, Cass enjoys reading, cooking, and exploring scenic beaches along the coast.

Education 

Concorde Career College, Aurora, Colorado

Associate of Applied Science Physical Therapist Assistant, 2019

 

Bakersfield College, Bakersfield, California

Associate of Arts in Kinesiology, 2016

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