YOUR PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

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DR. CHELSEA LYNCH, PT, DPT, NCPT

Owner of Ponderosa PT
Orthopedic and Pelvic Physical Therapist

Dr. Chelsea Lynch, PT, DPT, NCPT is a physical therapist and pelvic rehabilitation specialist. She went to physical therapy school because she knew she wanted to help people who were suffering from bowel, bladder, and sexual issues. After graduating in 2011 with her doctorate from Northern Arizona University, she moved to Grass Valley and began practicing. She works with men and women of all ages on orthopedic and pelvic conditions, including incontinence, prolapse, and pelvic pain. She has extensive training in Pilates-based physical therapy and is a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher. She is passionate about health and aims to improve each patient’s quality of life through education, exercise, and manual therapy. Using evidence-based treatment, Chelsea helps her patients live happier, more independent, and empowered lives.

 

DR. VICTORIA WILLIAMS, PT, DPT

Orthopedic Physical Therapist

Dr. Tori Williams, PT, DPT grew up in Chico and graduated from CSU, Chico with her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology. She then went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University and has worked in the outpatient setting with a special interest in orthopedics, sports injuries, and chronic pain. Tori is passionate about providing high-quality, evidence-based patient care through one-on-one treatment sessions and takes pride in helping people reach their individual goals and improve their overall health and well-being. She played sports from a young age and has experienced her own fair share of aches, pains, and injuries which has enhanced her ability to connect with her patients. When she isn’t working, you can find her spending time with her fiancé, walking her two small dogs, enjoying a glass of wine, cheering on the San Francisco Giants, lifting weights, hiking, or participating in other various recreational sports.

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DR. SARAH CURD, PT, DPT, CSCS

Orthopedic Physical Therapist

Dr. Sarah Curd, PT, DPT, CSCS grew up in Chico and knew from a young age that she wanted to work in the healthcare field to help people feel better. She studied Exercise Physiology at CSU Chico then went on to graduate from the CSU Sacramento physical therapy program. She loves the field of physical therapy because of its versatility and the creativity it requires. She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, which has prepared her to work with all populations to improve strength and movement in order to optimize function at any level. She believes knowledge is power, so she provides thorough education to explain the "why" and "how" behind the treatment. She loves what she does and wants to make a lasting impression on the people she meets.

 

DR. ROBERT SCHMIDT, PT, DPT, SCS, MTC, FAAOMPT

Orthopedic Physical Therapist

Dr. Robert Schmidt, PT, DPT, SCS, MTC, FAAOMPT has nearly 20 years of experience working with patients of all ages. He has achieved the highest level of training in orthopedic and manual therapy available as a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. He is certified by the American Physical Therapy Association as a Sports Clinical Specialist. He has worked around the world with olympic athletes, collegiate athletes, and mature adults with aches and pains. He is invested in all aspects of the profession of physical therapy, and has served as the chair of the board of the Washington State Board of Physical Therapy and a member of the Member, Ethics, and Legislation Committee of the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and young son. individual goals and improve their overall health and well-being. She played sports from a young age and has experienced her own fair share of aches, pains, and injuries which has enhanced her ability to connect with her patients. When she isn’t working, you can find her spending time with her fiancé, walking her two small dogs, enjoying a glass of wine, cheering on the San Francisco Giants, lifting weights, hiking, or participating in other various recreational sports.

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OFFICE MANAGER

DR. PETER LYNCH, PT, DPT

Geriatric Physical Therapist

Dr. Peter Lynch, PT, DPT is the man behind the scenes who gets things done! He verifies benefits, manages referrals, and does medical billing as well as general maintenance, cleaning, and childcare. When he isn't working on all things Ponderosa Physical Therapy, you can find him prospecting at the river.

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VIRTUAL PATIENT CARE COORDINATOR

 
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LYNN VELEZ

Lynn grew up in Pacifica, California, loving the outdoors; hiking, surfing, biking, running, camping and fishing, and racing motorcycles. She married her high school sweetheart, Jev, over 35 years ago. She has one son, a wonderful daughter-in-law and three amazing grandsons. She started her career in healthcare as a receptionist, turned manager, in a large private pediatric practice which later merged with a larger medical foundation. During her 30 years in the healthcare, she has gained vast and varied experience in managing multiple departments-internal medicine, pediatrics, urgent care and call center. She is dedicated to helping people navigate healthcare and get the services and care they need.
Lynn and her husband (and her 2 beloved dogs) moved to Penn Valley in May 2021 and absolutely love it! She is grateful to be here and to continue to enjoy the outdoors, including motocross racing!

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WE TREAT

BOWEL, BLADDER, AND SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION

Leaking of Urine or Stool

Bladder Urgency and/or Frequency

Pelvic Pain

Pregnancy and Postpartum Issues

Pediatric Issues (including Constipation and Bedwetting/Accidents)

Post-Prostatectomy Issues

Prolapse

Painful Intercourse

Constipation

ORTHOPEDIC ISSUES

Back and Neck Pain
Joint Pain
Balance Issues
Pre-surgical and Post-op Rehabilitation
Weakness or Deconditioning

AND MUCH MORE!


 
 

TELEHEALTH AND
COVID-19

Keeping You Moving Forward

During the pandemic, Ponderosa PT will remain open. The entire staff has been vaccinated. All CDC, state, and local public health guidelines will be followed. Telehealth services are available. Patients with in-person visits will be screened thoroughly and are required to wear masks and hand sanitize. Your health is our greatest priority and we look forward to serving you.

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OUR PATIENT PROMISE

  •  You will be treated with respect and understanding.

  •  Your privacy will be maintained.

  •  You will never work with aides or physical therapy assistants.

  • You can decline any procedure you do not feel comfortable with, including pelvic exams.

  • You will see results. 

 
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PRICING

  • Cash-pay or out-of-network services: Physical therapy services provided by Ponderosa PT are covered by your out-of-network physical therapy benefits. We will provide a superbill for you to submit to your insurer at your request.

    • Initial Evaluation: $150​

    • Follow-up Appointment: $120

  • In-network services: Ponderosa PT is contracted with most major insurance companies. Please call to verify that Ponderosa PT is credentialed with your insurance company and have your MD fax a referral to 530-777-5607.