Shelley Kroopf, PT
"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
Travis was born and raised in North Platte, Nebraska, where he was a four sport athlete in High School. Travis went on to earn his Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science from the university of Nebraska Omaha and then attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center where he attended a vigorous program, earning his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Through clinical experience, Travis focused on Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, Manual Therapy, Neuro-rehabilitation and conditions of the spine. Travis is excited to have relocated to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula and is prepared to help his patients get back to their healthy lifestyles. Travis's interests include basketball, running, water sports and most recently, exploring his new home here in Monterey.
Craig Schmitz, PT
Craig has been a Physical Therapist for over 33 years and has worked on the Monterey Peninsula since 1999, specializing in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Craig earned his B.S. in Physical Therapy at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Craig's career began has a Physical Therapist with training in acute care and rehabilitation facilities prior to focusing on manual therapy in out patient settings. He has extensive training in joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, therapeutic exercise, work conditioning and functional capacity evaluations. Craig joined Bay Physical Therapy several years ago, bringing a pragmatic, bio-mechanical approach to maximize his patient's functional abilities and help them achieve their goals. In his spare time, Craig volunteers at an Easter Seals camp for the physically challenged. He enjoys recreational sports and outdoor activities.
Kimberly Micheletti, DPT
Kim was born and raised in beautiful Northern California. She attended Brigham Young University-Hawaii and played collegiate soccer for 4 years while earning her Bachelors Degree in Exercise & Sport Science in 2014. She then went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. Kim is actively involved in the Women’s Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. Through her clinical experience, Kim has developed a passion for treating orthopedic conditions as well as pelvic floor dysfunction with the integration of manual therapy and exercise. She enjoys most everything outdoors including running, cycling and water sports. Kim is dedicated to providing evidence based, patient-centered care and is looking forward to becoming an active member of the Monterey community!
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.
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.