Vestibular • Balance • Parkinson's • Geriatrics • Laser / Light Therapy • Health & Wellness
Christy, our Administrator, is based out of the Victorville office. She acts as the liaison between our company and the outside world, arranges client’s appointments, performs the daily accounting functions for the company and assists in marketing.
Christy has over 32 years of business experience which includes employment as Assistant Controller for a women’s apparel chain; Assistant Controller of a multi-faceted private lending institution; Commercial Accounting Manager for a large accounting firm performing forensic accounting; owner of a personal assistant services company and has worked within administration for a home health agency.
Christy has always been involved with health care, whether it be privately or professionally. She received her nursing assistant certification while she was in high school and, although she did not pursue the medical field early on, her personal life has led her to assist family and friends through a multitude of health issues from normal life concerns to hospice care.
Nancy Russell, PT
Senior Rehabilitation Specialist
Nancy graduated from the USC School of Physical Therapy in 1961 and has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1960. She has had intensive experience in cystic fibrosis, orthopedics, wound care, neurological conditions, strokes, home health care and balance disorders. Nancy is a dedicated life long learner to improve her professional expertise. She regularly attends courses and workshops for professional development staying current on the newest information related to the practice of physical therapy.
Nancy’s life experiences enhance her professional skills. She has traveled extensively in the United States and internationally, has been a team manager for several United States Fencing Association teams and youth camps in the U. S. and abroad, has been a hospice volunteer, is a certified teacher for grades K through 9, has lived on a sailboat and cruised the California Coast and has recently taken up driving miniature horses in horse shows.
Most recently Nancy has focused her attention on people who are at high risk of falling including senior citizens as well as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s patients. In addition to designing custom tailored exercise programs, she emphasizes both patient and care giver education that stresses the importance of regular exercise and strategies for decreasing the risk of falls during activities of daily living.
Christina's career began as an Administrative Assistant for a life insurance company. At the appropriate time she took leave from public employment to dedicate her full attention to her husband and children as well as continue her education in the field of Business Education Technology. In the interim she was employed by a physical therapy office as an Administrative Assistant and was subsequently promoted to Office Manager.
After four years and the closure of that office, she was fortunate to join two companies, part time, one of which is Arroyo Physical Therapy / Total Rehab. In addition, she handles property management for her extended family and accounting for her husband's business. All that being said, her heart and her passion is still being with her family and having fun!
Katie Salyer, PT, DPT
Katie grew up in Orange County, CA and received her BS in Kinesiology from Cal State Fullerton. She then went on to get her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2014. She has had experience in orthopeadic outpatient practices throughout Southern California as well as worked in St Joseph Hospital’s acute care in Orange. She received her vestibular training when she spent 4 months working in the Vestibular Department of the Naval Medical Center in San Diego treating patients with various balance and vestibular disorders. She also volunteers in a Dance for Parkinson’s class at Pasadena’s Lineage Dance and is LSVT®BIG Certified. Katie enjoys using her school, work, and dance experience to help patients of all ages improve their dizziness and balance issues.
Keith Taylor, PTA
Keith graduated from Loma Linda University School of Allied Health – Physical Therapy in 2003 with his degree in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program and was approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California that same year. Additionally, Keith has also earned a Baccalaureate degree in Applied Management from Azusa Pacific University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Currently Keith is flexing his computer programming skills with the creation of unique vestibular therapy treatment programs – the first of it’s kind.
Keith has worked in many aspects of physical therapy from acute rehabilitation in the hospital setting, to home health and outpatient therapy. Keith specializes in vestibular therapy, Geriatrics, and complex orthopedic conditions such as sacro-illiac joint dysfunction. He enjoys working with patients to help them overcome dizziness due to vestibular problems, addressing the complexities of back pain, and to help slow the progress of Parkinsonism related mobility limitations.
Thomas Guastavino, PTA
Thomas is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, and a graduate of Concorde Career College. After demonstrating strong academics in the classroom he quickly realized his passion for geriatrics and balance disorders.
His work history as a PTA includes skilled nursing facilities, home health, and private outpatient clinics where he has become adept at pain management and exercises to balance and strengthen the body.
His private studies in yoga and Pilate's for the therapeutic environment have sharpened his passion and skill for balance disorders and for providing the most tailored and effective interventions for his patients.
Patrick Brockelhurst, PTA
In 1983 Patrick began internship at San Clemente General Hospital / San Clemente Sports Rehab. While working as a technician and completing prerequisite academics at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, Patrick earned his Physical Therapists Assistant license in 1989. Patrick moved permanently to the high desert in 1987 after accepting a full-time position at St. Mary’s Hospital and also worked in home care while employed there. Patrick was a co-owner of High Desert Physical Therapy from 1992 to 2016.
Patrick has also worked at several other facilities locally and joined the Total Rehab Team in January 2016. Over his 30+ years in the Physical Therapy profession Patrick has studied and gained experience in many areas including : orthopedic , neurological and athletic rehabilitation with diverse age groups in outpatient , inpatient and home care settings.
Patrick brings a function based training approach and a sense of humor to develop fun , goal oriented programs. An avid fitness buff, motorcycle enthusiast and off road devote Patrick continues to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle that our beautiful high desert affords!