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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. Kimberlee McCoy, PT, DPT, Clinic Manager

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.

Dr. Ben Olivo, PT, DPT, TPS

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 has completed his Therapeutic Pain Specialty through International Spine and Pain Institute, and has also obtained a Post- Doctorate in Physical Therapy through Evidence in Motion. 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.

Dr. Patrick Bower, PT, DPT

Patrick received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California, where he was also inducted into the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy’s National Honor Society and USC’s Order of the Golden Cane. Prior to his graduate education, Patrick attended Westmont College where he received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. In his time at Westmont, Patrick travelled to Bath, England to study Exercise Physiology, and also travelled to Ensenada, Mexico where he volunteered with a mobile, free medical clinic as part of Westmont’s Potter’s Clay team. In his free time, Patrick enjoys surfing and golfing, and he is a Titleist Performance Institute certified medical professional.

Dr. Andrew Caredio, PT, DPT

Andrew received both his Doctorate of Physical Therapy and Bachelors of Exercise Science from California Sate University Northridge. He has experience ranging from acute care, inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient orthopedics. Andrew was originally from Gilroy in Northern California, however moved to Northern Idaho as a child, then ultimately back to California after graduating high school. He now lives in Goleta with his wife, daughter and family dog. Andrew enjoys hiking with his dog, going to the beach and music.

Dr. Jonelle Mills, PT, DPT

Jonelle received Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Saint Francis University in Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from East Stroudsburg University. 

Dr. Chris Walstead, PT, DPT, ATC

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, California State University Sacramento
  • BS Athletic Training, San Diego State University


Dr. Monifa Williams, PT, DPT

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, High Point University 
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, James Madison University


Sam Arnold, ATC (PT Doctoral Candidate)

Sam is a doctoral candidate at Baylor University, where he is in the final months of completing his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree with an anticipated graduation in December of 2022. He has completed internships as a physical therapy student working in outpatient orthopedic and skilled nursing settings. Prior to his education in physical therapy, he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from California State University, Fullerton and is a Certified Athletic Trainer with experience practicing in high school, junior college, and Division 1 athletics. He was raised in Iowa and enlisted in the military, where he spent his time either stationed in or deployed to the desert, and upon discharge opted to relocate to the more temperate climate of Santa Barbara to begin his educational pursuits. He currently resides in the Santa Ynez Valley with his lovely wife and their young son, and stays active in a number of outdoor activities. 

Cecily Russell, Front Office Receptionist

Cecily received her Bachelor of Science in HealthCare at SBBC. She has been with SB Physio as an Aid since 2018, she is working towards pursuing further education for a career in HealthCare. She grew up in Santa Barbara, and loves spending her time biking, hiking, and improving her strength at the gym. 

Madi Marshall, Front Office Receptionist

Madi is awesome! Bio to come!