YOUR PHYSICAL THERAPISTS
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.
DR. SARAH CURD, PT, DPT, CSCS
Orthopedic Physical Therapist
Sarah is a northern California local who studied Exercise Physiology at CSU Chico then went on to graduate from the CSU Sacramento Physical Therapy program. She proudly works with a wide range of patient needs no matter the complexity: orthopedic conditions, pre/post-operative, neurologic diagnoses, bowel and bladder incontinence, pelvic prolapse, pelvic pain, prostatectomy, and other pelvic dysfunction. She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) which has prepared her to optimize strength and formwork at both expert and novice levels. She believes knowledge is power and 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 patients she treats.
LORI SAMS, PT, MPT
Orthopedic Physical Therapist
Pilates Rehabilitation Specialist
Lori is an outstanding physical therapist with over 20 years of experience working with patients of all ages. She played volleyball in college and graduated with her Master's from Southwest Baptist University in Missouri. She is a certified Pilates instructor and especially enjoys working with athletes, folks with balance and vestibular issues, and active seniors. She is a Grass Valley native and loves spending time with her husband and two sporty daughters.
LISA ALLINGTON, PT, MPT
Pelvic Physical Therapist
Lisa has more than 25 years of experience working with people of all ages, from infants to seniors. She has additional background in hospital-based acute care physical therapy and neurologic rehabilitation with expertise treating people experiencing all types of brain injury and trauma. She is passionate about helping people reach their goals to improve their quality of life, movement, and overall health. Lisa aims to provide high-quality education, exercise, and evidence–based treatments, partnering with her patients to discover what contributes most toward their wellbeing. Away from the clinic she can be found outdoors hiking or cycling with friends, skiing with her husband and sons, reading a good book, or enjoying a long soak in the hot tub.
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.
VIRTUAL PATIENT CARE COORDINATOR
Lynn grew up in Pacifica, California, loving the outdoors; hiking, surfing, biking, running, camping and fishing, and riding 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, her husband, and dog moved to Penn Valley in May 2021 and absolutely love it! She is grateful to be here and to continue to enjoy the outdoors!
Back and Neck Pain
Pre-surgical and Post-op Rehabilitation
Weakness or Deconditioning
BOWEL, BLADDER, AND SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION
Leaking of Urine or Stool
Bladder Urgency and/or Frequency
Pregnancy and Postpartum Issues
Pediatric Issues (including Constipation and Bedwetting/Accidents)
AND MUCH MORE!
Vestibular symptoms or dizziness
Torticollis and plagiocephaly
Keeping You Moving Forward
During the pandemic, Ponderosa PT will remain open. All CDC, state, and local public health guidelines will be followed. Telehealth services are available. Patients with in-person visits will be screened thoroughly. Your health is our greatest priority and we look forward to serving you.
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.
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.