Staff

Tarzana

William "Bill" Carey, PT, DPT

Clinical Director
Doctor of Physical Therapy

William "Bill" Carey, PT, DPT
Clinical Director
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Bill Carey earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Stockton University in New Jersey. His passion for PT was ignited early in his career and he strives to bring friendly atmosphere and superior care to field of Physical Therapy. Bill is exited to call Progressive Physical Therapy his new home, and looks forward to joining the Tarzana community. Bill also plans to complete an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Certification in the coming years, as well as continuing education in manual therapy and ultrasound imaging to further the advancement of the practice and improve his patient care. He currently has advanced education in spinal manipulation, vestibular disorders, and vertigo treatments.

Bill is a new resident of Los Angeles as he just arrived from New Jersey with his wife, Emma, and his dog Kai. In his free time he enjoys playing hockey and golf, is an avid musician, playing acoustic guitar, and enjoys traveling the globe.

Johna Crull

Johna Crull, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, CMPTP, MTC

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Johna Crull

Johna Crull, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, CMPTP, MTC
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Johna earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from University of Evansville. She later obtained her Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University. As a precursor to her physical therapy training, she studied athletic training at Purdue University. She is certified in manual therapy from University of St. Augustine and has been a Board-Certified Orthopedic Specialist for over 20 years. She is certified in Pilates for rehabilitation and has trained as a professional yoga therapist.

During her career, she has had the pleasure of working in a variety of settings including Cirque du Soleil, Walt Disney World, Orlando Regional Medical Center - Level 1 Trauma Center, Orlando Ballet, Miami City Ballet, The Rockettes, Camp Pendleton, the Centennial Olympic Games, American Cup Gymnastics, and the FIFA World Cup. These experiences have provided for the collection of a varied and unique rehabilitation perspective.

She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the National Athletic Trainers Association, and is a lab instructor for Myopain Seminars.

Megan Gonzalez

Megan Gonzalez, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Megan Gonzalez

Megan Gonzalez, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Megan first graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a degree in Biology. She then earned her Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from Western University of Health Science. She has advanced clinical knowledge and experience in multiple areas of physical therapy from geriatrics and toward her primary work in orthopedics. She has continued her diverse development and education with knowledge and training in neurological disorders, vestibular dysfunction, sports and athletics, and post-op patients. As an avid learner she supports her development of the latest skills and techniques within the field of Physical Therapy - which includes the detailed work of staying up to date on the latest research and treatment options. Megan ensures her patients are receiving evidence based and current treatments tailored to each person's needs and goals. She is excited to join the Progressive Physical Therapy team in Tarzana and meet the needs of this diverse community.

Jocelyn Rawstron

Jocelyn Rawstron, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Jocelyn Rawstron, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant

Jocelyn graduated from Cal State Northridge with her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology in 2014. She found her passion for the art and science of Physical Therapy after attending rehabilitation and physical therapy herself for various soccer injuries and sports injuries. She went on to complete her Physical Therapist Assistant schooling at Casa Loma College, graduating with high honors. Combining her passion for physical therapy with her experience in Pilates-based physical therapy and manually assisted techniques such as Graston, Jocelyn achieves rapid results with her patients. She works with patients of all backgrounds and prides herself in treating each patient like family. Jocelyn is available Monday through Friday for treatment and works in conjunction with the primary Physical Therapists plan of care.

Granada Hills

Christian Dignos, PT, DPT

Clinical Director
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Christian Dignos, PT, DPT
Clinical Director
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Christian earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Western University of Health Sciences following completion of his bachelor's degree in Anthropology at the University of California. Additionally, Christian has completed a post-doctoral residency in Orthopedic Physical Therapy with the Manual Therapy Institute. During his clinical practice and studies, he developed a strong passion for orthopedic rehabilitation, manual therapy, and movement science.

Christian believes in a holistic approach to physical therapy with an eclectic blend of manual intervention, patient involvement, and movement science. With a diverse background of study and practice, Christian has earned his reputation as an expert in areas including non-operative care, post-operative care, balance, ergonomics, and functional capacity assessments. Building professional relationships in a caring and supportive manner are of the utmost importance to him. You can rely on Christian to successfully tailor each plan of care to meet the needs and interests of each patient.

Christian serves as clinical director of the Granada Hills location.

Evan Filice, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Evan Filice, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Evan earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from California State University, Northridge and joined the Progressive Physical Therapy Team shortly afterward. Evan has continuing clinical experience working in Level - 1 trauma settings as well as his primary orthopedic experience.  Additionally, he has continued development and education in the treatment of neurological disorders, balance dysfunction and vestibular compromise.  Evan serves as both a clinician and a community / professional resource for individuals with a wide variety of afflictions and presentations.  He prides himself in the constant pursuit of knowledge and the integration of knowledge into an effective and personalized treatment plan.  Evan is committed to the rapid achievement of long-term solutions for his patients.

Matthew Van Sickle, PTA, CSCS

Physical Therapist Assistant
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Matthew Van Sickle, PTA, CSCS
Physical Therapist Assistant
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Matthew graduated California State University, Fullerton in 2007 where he received a Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology, with an emphasis in Fitness and Health Promotion. Later, he graduated from Casa Loma College's Physical Therapist Assistant program. Matthew has experience in outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation and enjoys utilizing his skills, obtained from his student affiliation at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, to assist patients with Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and Stroke. Matthew also is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Andrei Carballo, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Andrei Carballo

Andrei Carballo, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy

As a lifelong participant in multiple sports, Andrei has always been drawn to high level competition and became professionally pulled toward injury recovery and health promotion. To this, Andrei earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Chapman University after completing his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and exercise science at Sonoma State University. During his time at Chapman University, he had the opportunity to gain high level physical therapy experience in multiple outpatient orthopedic settings and hospital-based care. After completion of his academics and clinical experiences he joined the Progressive Physical Therapy team to further develop and incorporate his passion for exercise as medicine. Andrei promotes evidence-based practice for rapid recovery across the spectrum of pain, injury and movement dysfunction. Andrei is a strong advocate for advanced wellness and lifelong health promotion well beyond injury recovery.

Valencia

Christian Dignos, PT, DPT

Clinical Director
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Christian Dignos, PT, DPT
Clinical Director
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Christian earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Western University of Health Sciences following completion of his bachelor's degree in Anthropology at the University of California. Additionally, Christian has completed a post-doctoral residency in Orthopedic Physical Therapy with the Manual Therapy Institute. During his clinical practice and studies, he developed a strong passion for orthopedic rehabilitation, manual therapy, and movement science.

Christian believes in a holistic approach to physical therapy with an eclectic blend of manual intervention, patient involvement, and movement science. With a diverse background of study and practice, Christian has earned his reputation as an expert in areas including non-operative care, post-operative care, balance, ergonomics, and functional capacity assessments. Building professional relationships in a caring and supportive manner are of the utmost importance to him. You can rely on Christian to successfully tailor each plan of care to meet the needs and interests of each patient.

Christian serves as clinical director of the Granada Hills location.

Palmdale

Ryan Klumpp, PT, DPT

Associate Director
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Ryan Klumpp, PT, DPT

Ryan Klumpp, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Ryan earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at New York University following completion of his bachelor's degree in Kinesiology at Arizona State University. Ryan has had experience in multiple outpatient orthopedic settings throughout his education and has worked with patients of all ages and backgrounds. Ryan focuses on a holistic health and fitness model approach to build individual treatment protocols for each patient. His emphasis on creating patient rapport and treating with compassion has helped Ryan provide the quality of care you deserve. Ryan currently serves as the Associate Director at the Palmdale location.

Laura Cooper, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Laura Cooper, PT, DPT

Laura Cooper, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Laura Cooper has been practicing physical therapy for almost 28 years. During that time, she has created a mosaic approach to treatment for each individual patient drawing from her manual therapy certification, functional movement background and appreciation that education helps everyone in the rehab process. Laura graduated with a PT degree from Marquette University in the 1993 and will be complete her transitional doctorate later this year. She loves working in orthopedics and how every patient is unique. She has an extensive continuing education background that includes functional movement assessments, running evaluations, manual therapy, Pilates and therapeutic pain neuroscience.

Nicole Cox, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Nicole Cox, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Nicole graduated with her doctorate in PT from CSUN in 2015. Her years playing soccer and dealing with subsequent injury lead her to pursue a profession in Physical Therapy. These same experiences have developed her love of manual therapy, orthopedics and sports rehab. Her warm and nurturing nature make her a perfect pediatric therapist and she has collected many baby hugs along the way from grateful infants and parents.

Karen Quindara, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant
Karen Quindara, PT, DPT

Karen Quindara, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant

Karen has been a PTA for over 4 years and a welcome addition to the Palmdale location. She graduated from Casa Loma college with her degree in 2017 and immediately went in a hospital-based setting. She made the switch to outpatient orthopedics in 2021 and likes the challenging and ever-changing nature of the patient population. Karen is able to keep up with the pace of the clinic because she has a lively 6-year-old who loves Disney almost as much as she does. Her goals in the next few years include getting certified to take PTA students and continuing to hone and improve her manual skills.

Administration

Michael Weinper, PT, DPT, MPH

Founder and President
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Michael Weinper, PT, DPT, MPH
Founder and President
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Michael founded Progressive Physical Therapy, Inc. in 1977 and went on to establish the Physical Therapy Provider Network (PTPN) in 1985. PTPN is an independent practice association of physical therapists that is active in twenty-three states and Michael continues to serve as its President/CEO. He is also a co-founder of EDUCATA, an online continuing education company for physical therapists.

Dr. Weinper earned a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor's of Science in Health Science from California State University, Northridge. He then earned a Certificate in Physical Therapy and a Master's of Public Health degree in Health Services Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles and attained his Doctorate of Physical Therapy through Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Sciences in Louisville, Kentucky. Michael specializes in hand rehabilitation including splinting, lower extremity rehabilitation and TMJ therapy.

In 2000, Michael was nationally recognized by his peers when he was awarded the prestigious Robert G. Dicus Award for his contributions to private practitioner physical therapists by the Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Weinper received the California Physical Therapy Association's highest honor; the Royce P. Noland Award of Merit for outstanding and unique contributions to the profession in 1987. He has been involved in many civic service organizations and currently serves as a member of the Los Angeles Valley College Foundation, having previously served as its President.

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Stevyn Voyles

Vice President/COO
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Stevyn Voyles
Vice President/COO

Stevyn received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Administration and Education from California State University, Northridge. She began working as the Chief Operating Officer for Progressive Physical Therapy, Inc. in 1989. Stevyn has over 30 years of experience in managing medical practices and out-patient rehabilitation clinics and oversees administrative operations across all four clinical offices. She is an experienced consultant in the private sector and handles in the areas of billing, collections, human resources, operations, policies, procedures, and compliance.
Cristina Wyatt

Cristina Wyatt

Billing Supervisor
Cristina Wyatt, Billing Supervisor

Cristina Wyatt
Billing Coordinator

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