Physical Therapists


Shelley Kroopf, PT - Founder

"Our clinical philosophy of helping patients achieve their highest attainable function is one of our major goals in treatment, We pride ourselves in offering a caring and understanding approach to rehabilitation and we always listen to our patients. After all, we are the guide on our patients avenue to wellness."

Shelley has been a Physical Therapist for over forty years. She has solely owned and operated Bay Physical Therapy for 25 years. She is experienced in many different areas of Physical Therapy involving musculo-skelatal and neurological problems. Shelley has particular expertise in the treatment of Sacro-iliac disorders including pelvic and SI joint instability. She is constantly continuing her education and learning the most up to date techniques. Yoga and pilates are often added into her treatment protocols and written in to the home exercise programs.


Travis Jurgens, DPT, OCS - Owner

Travis was born and raised in Nebraska, where he attended the University of Nebraska and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. There, he earned his Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Travis relocated to Monterey in 2015, where he began practicing at Bay Physical Therapy. Travis is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). Travis is also a certified vestibular therapist, treating inner ear disorders, vertigo, dizziness and balance impairments. Travis lives in Monterey with his wife Nicole and their dog Zeus. He enjoys skiing, surfing, hiking, biking, scuba diving, camping and any other outdoor activities that Monterey has to offer.

Sarah Nelson, DPT

Sarah comes to Bay Physical Therapy from the Midwest, she is an Iowa native and earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). Sarah attended undergraduate at University of Tampa where she earned her Bachelors of Science and Biology while competing in collegiate cross-country and track. Her love for the scientific process started during her undergraduate studies, where she participated in scientific research on invasive species. Sarah continued her work in environmental sciences before she decided to return to school and pursue her physical therapy degree. Her propensity for research continued at UNMC where she co-authored work on the impact of physical activity on bone health. Sarah loves to get to know her patients and understand their goals. She is eager to incorporate evidence-based treatments to help her patients achieve those goals at Bay Physical Therapy. Sarah still enjoys running and staying active. She is thrilled to be in Monterey and will take advantage of all the hiking, kayaking and beach time she can.

Sydney Miller, DPT

Sydney was born and raised in eastern Nebraska (Go Big Red!). She participated in softball, track, and dance throughout high school and continued to play softball in college at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK). Sydney earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology at UNK. She then continued her schooling at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. Sydney has always had a passion for helping others and enjoys the outpatient physical therapy setting where she can help active individuals achieve their goals and get back to doing the things they love. Sydney loves running, hiking, and enjoying the outdoors and is excited to be living in beautiful Monterey where these things are just at her fingertips.

Massage Therapists

Amanda Killough, CMT

Amanda grew up all along the west coast before her family finally settled in picturesque Monterey. She graduated with her BS in Interdisciplinary Heath and Rehabilitative Science from CSU Fresno. After moving back to Monterey, Amanda completed her massage training at Monterey Peninsula College and recently became a certified massage therapist. She has been a familiar face on our team for 6 years but has worked in rehab for 13.