Meet the WAV PT Team
SCOTT PARRISH, DPT,
STRUCTURAL INTEGRATOR, LMT, REIKI MASTER TEACHER
Scott began his therapeutic career over 20 years ago entering in to a massage therapy program in Los Gatos, California. It was here that he found a passion and love for working with and manipulating the body to bring relief from pain and to improve people’s overall health. After working in the field for a couple of years and developing a knack and improving his skills, he went back to school at the University of California Santa Cruz and received his Bachelors in Biology.
After graduating and spending some time traveling (and surfing!) upon returning home met his then to be wife and before long found himself in Washington State. It was here that he discovered the Soma Institute of Neuromuscular Integration (Structural Integration- A branch of Ida Rolf’s original work). This was a very thorough exploration in to the world of manipulating Fascia and how to resolve stored chronic tension and restore function to the entire body. It gave him an incredible new understanding along with improved hands on skills.
It was also in Washington State where Scott was introduced to the Gyrotonic Method of movement and exercise. Gyrotonic focuses on the entire body as a whole, every part of the organism is important in movement and any weakness along the lines of connection can be problematic. Both of these experiences changed the way he understood the body and how it moves through gravity.
After practicing these new skill sets for a number of years, he knew that he wanted to deepen his understanding and hone his craft even further and set out to study Physical Therapy. He and his family moved back to California in order to attend the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USA) where he received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. He is very proud of his experience at USA as it has taught him how to incorporate all of these skill sets along with an extensive knowledge in anatomy, human physiology, and Manual Therapy lending him the ability to be a powerful clinician.
He now resides in San Clemente California where he and his wife have opened a very unique and special clinic incorporating over 20 years and 15,000 hours of hands on experience, the world renowned Gyrotonic Method, and the extensive education provided in the Physical Therapy program hoping to change the ordinary typical therapy experience. When you visit the clinic, you will very quickly realize that you have found something new and unique.
ALICIA PARRISH, LEVEL I, II GYROTONIC TRAINER,AUTHORIZED PRE- TRAINER, SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT, GYROKINESIS TRAINER, PT AIDE
Alicia, a former classical ballet dancer and educator, has been practicing the Gyrotonic Method for nearly 20 years. A Bay Area California native, she also lived in Seattle where she owned and directed a large sucessful dance conservatory for over 16 years. Alicia certified as a Gyrotonic trainer in 2005 with Juliu Horvath, creator of the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Methods. She is certified in Level I, II, Gyrokinesis, specialized equipment and is a Gyrotonic Pre-Trainer under Authorized Master Trainer, Karen Mullen. (Pre-Training is the first step in the Gyrotonic teacher training process.) Alicia is known for her detailed and compassionate style of teaching! Most of all, she is proud mom to three beautiful children ages 26, 21 and 12.
KATIE TYE, STRUCTURAL INTEGRATOR, REIKI MASTER,
Katie is a skilled bodyworker, energy healing practitioner, Usui Reiki Master and Structural Integration (Rolfing) practitioner certified by the New School of Structural Integration and the International Association of Structural Integrators. She supports you to discover how unraveling your body’s stagnant energy as the root cause of physical pain and tension can be the pathway to deep healing and rediscovering balance in your body. Katie's passion is to help you uncover your ability to heal at the deepest layers and celebrate the energetic shift that happens in our lives when we become happier in our bodies.
VICKI KAUFHOLZ, CERTIFIED GYROTONIC TRAINER, PILATES INSTRUCTOR PMA-CPT
Vicki Kaufholz is a Pilates instructor certified (Mat, Reformer, Cadillac and Chair) from ABC Pilates with Balanced Body curriculum. She has been an avid student of Pilates for the past 18 years and moved on to certify as a Gyrotonic Trainer in 2018. She has continued her education in courses dealing with scoliosis and neurological conditions as well.
Vicki was introduced to Pilates after suffering with a back ailment in 1999. It was through her Pilates studies that she found the deep connection of mind and body.
Vicki hopes to help her clients achieve a deeper understanding of their own mind/body connection and to guide them in achieving their fitness goals regardless of injuries or illness.
KYLE VON RUDEN, FORMER PRO BASEBALL PLAYER, COACH,
Kyle is former collegiate athlete from the University of Hawai'i as well as a former professional from the Chicago White Sox organization. He has an extensive baseball background, including experience at the high school, college and professional level. From knowledge he has gained over the years during his playing days, he was able to fulfill an entirely injury-free career in a sport plagued by shoulder and elbow injuries. He earned numerous awards highlighted by an All-Big West selection for the 2016 college baseball season and as well as the White Sox rookie organizational pitcher of the year. Renowned for his clean mechanics and arm knowledge led to outstanding pitch command, velocity and mental composure. Following baseball he has been able to create exercise and throwing programs to best build the arm in sustaining the unnatural motion of overhead throwing.
Meet Other Independent Practitioners at WAV
LIZ MONTAGNA, PT, MPT, RYT
I am passionate about helping my clients heal and get back to enjoying life. My warm and caring nature will put you at ease. My highly specialized manual therapy skills will speed your recovery and relieve your pain fast.
I am a licensed Physical Therapist of 26 years with specialized training in Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy and Visceral Mobilization. I am a registered yoga teacher certified by Yoga Alliance and trained in the Iyengar tradition. I am also a certified Pilates instructor through APPI (Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute) and the founder of Yoga/Pilates Physical Therapy. I am currently a student of Structural Integration at NEWSSI in Laguna Beach.
For the past 24 years, I have been integrating my extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of Physical Therapy with the therapeutic benefits of Iyengar yoga and rehabilitation based Pilates to offer a more comprehensive and holistic approach to total patient care. I can help those with chronic pain using the latest evidence based pain science approach.
Come meet me and enjoy one of my Therapeutic Yoga and Pilates classes at Wellness and Vitality Physical Therapy.
As a therapist, Rachel works with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She has various focuses and trainings, with a heart-centered passion for working with teen girls and adult men & women. She also facilitates various therapy groups for adolescents and young adults.
Specialties: Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults
Modalities: Individual, Family
Areas of Expertise: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Eating Disorders, Life Adjustments
Telehealth: If you live in a different area (in the state of CA) or you are not able to come to my office in person, I do offer online counseling via HIPAA compliant video chat
Rachel holds a Master’s Degree is in Psychology, with emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, and Bachelor's is in Psychology. She works with both teens and adults using a holistic, humanistic approach, including parents and families in treatment whenever possible. She has various focuses and trainings. One of her specialties is Eating Disorders. She is a contributing author and featured clinician on Recovery Warrior's ConnectED digital magazine, Angie Viet's Inspired Recovery blog, and have a profile on Psychology Today.
Associations/Memberships: CAMFT; IAEDP; AED; APA, SBEDC.