Kimberli Woodard, DPT
Kimberli graduated from the University of the Pacific where she received her degree in 2006. Kimberli has focused on outpatient physical therapy, working in San Diego and in the Chico area prior to joining our team in 2012. Kimberli has focused on manual therapy in the outpatient orthopedic setting and continues her education through various continuing education programs.
Chelsey Thomas, PTA
Chelsey was born and raised in Paradise. She moved to Chico when she was 17 and, except for a brief period of time living in Austin, Texas, has lived here since. Chelsey attended the Institute of Technology in Redding where she graduated from the Physical Therapist Assistant program in 2021. At Parkside Physical Therapy, she specializes in therapeutic exercise, and utilizes knowledge from her six-year background in fitness training to meet the variety of patient needs. While Chelsey is proficient in manual therapy techniques, she plans to continue her education by becoming certified in Active Release Technique (ART) so that she can help patients address more complex musculoskeletal imbalances. What she enjoys most about her position at the clinic is building relationships with patients through weekly interactions and helping people from all walks of life return to the activities they love. In Chelsey’s spare time, she enjoys being outdoors with her spouse, 3 kids, and 4 dogs. Her hobbies include roller skating, tending to her collection of tropical plants in her greenhouse, and creating elaborate outdoor displays for the Halloween and Christmas holidays.
Christian, PT Tech
Christian is originally from Coachella Valley in Riverside County. He is responsible for aiding our patients through their exercises as well as contributing to the clinic running smoothly as a whole. Christian graduated from Chico State University with his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. In his time away from the clinic, Christian enjoys video editing, producing music, and staying in shape.
Mika, PT Tech
Mika grew up in Redding and attended Shasta College for her general education, before moving to Chico to continue her schooling. 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.
Govinda was born in Denver, Colorado but her family moved to California during her early childhood and school years. She later returned to Denver where she attended Colorado State University, majoring in Biology. Currently, Govinda is the Front Desk Receptionist at our clinic and is one of the first faces you see upon entering. In the future, she plans on attending the PTA program offered at Shasta College in Redding. In Govinda’s spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, being outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends.