Meet Our Team

Dr. Art Van Leuven, PT, DPT, ATC, Founder

Art received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the number one ranked physical therapy school in the nation, the University of Southern California. He has worked as a physical therapist in a number of settings – outpatient orthopedic, home health care, and collegiate sports. Art holds dual credentials as a Physical Therapist and certified Athletic Trainer. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Chapman University, where he also was a member of the men’s basketball team. Several basketball injuries requiring rehab and surgery ultimately led Art on his path to Athletic Training and, finally, Physical Therapy. Art was raised in the Santa Ynez Valley, where he currently resides with his beautiful wife. three young children, and very energetic puppy!

Dr. Steven Daum, PT, DPT

Steven received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Mount Saint Mary’s University. He has experience as a physical therapist in outpatient orthopedic and home health care. Steven also has experience working as a certified personal trainer for two years. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Creighton University. Steven came to southern California for school after being raised in South Dakota and decided to take a position in beautiful Santa Barbara. He enjoys this area because he can spend his spare time surfing and hiking.

Dr. Kimberlee McCoy, PT, DPT

Kimberlee received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Chapman University where she was awarded an Academic Excellence Award.  She has experience in physical therapy in outpatient orthopedics and inpatient rehabilitation.  Kimberlee obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from University of California, Santa Barbara with a minor in Exercise Science. She has worked as a group fitness instructor for 10 years at local gyms, teaching many formats including indoor cycling and cardio kickboxing.  Kimberlee was raised in Southern California and has loved Santa Barbara since her time spent here during undergraduate.  She enjoys group fitness classes, hiking, snowboarding, and yoga.

Ben Olivo, PT, MPT

Ben received his Master’s in Physical Therapy from California State University of Sacramento. He has worked as a physical therapist in a number of settings- outpatient orthopedic, skilled nursing, and acute care. Ben obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology from California State University of Sacramento. He also has experience working as a personal trainer. Ben moved from Northern California to Santa Barbara with his wife in March 2018 where he continues to participate in the activities he loves including biking, paddleboarding, hiking, and cooking.

Vicky Hoang, Office Manager

Vicky received her Bachelor of Science degree from UCSB in Biological Sciences. She previously worked as the medical services coordinator for a large medical clinic. Vicky is working towards pursuing a degree in physical therapy. She loves living in Santa Barbara so she can spend her time hiking, backpacking and running.

Sydney Kovacs, Front Office Receptionist

Sydney obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from the University of California, Davis. She is an aspiring singer/songwriter with a background in classical music and a passion for jazz. When she is not singing, Sydney enjoys running, yoga, and cardio dance class.