At Rausch PT, everyone from our friendly front office staff to our dedicated aides is here to cheer you on and help you achieve your goals. We strive to give you the best experience possible every time you come see us, which is why your personal Rausch physical therapist will be by your side throughout your entire treatment. While most PT clinics have you see someone different every time, we feel it’s important to develop and nurture that one-on-one relationship with you to maintain the highest-quality care throughout the duration of your rehabilitation.
Our physical therapists are all athletes themselves, and as such, have developed sport-specific niches to complement their extensive understanding of the human body as a whole. Click on a PT below to learn about her or his specialties. If you’re an athlete, please feel free to ask for your sport’s resident PT when you call and make your first appointment!
PT, DPT, OCS
Volleyball, Gymnastics, Running PT
Prenatal & Postnatal Spinal / SI Joint Disorders
Postnatal Return-to-Fitness & Running
Bilingual English / Spanish Speaking
Get to Know Ruth Meltzer
Throughout my life I found myself getting involved with a lot of sports. I grew up in Pasco, WA, and enjoyed all four seasons Washington offered, which varied from catching the fresh powder on my snowboard to swimming, boating, and biking in the summers. I played most sports year round, but my biggest passion, time and energy went into gymnastics and volleyball. I moved down to CA in 2009 for schooling at Loma Linda University where I graduated with my Doctorate in physical therapy in 2012 and then shortly after in 2015 became an Orthopedic Certified Specialist. I strive to do the best in all I do either at home or at work. I have two amazing kids that I love spending time with. My passion is to help other moms get the treatment they deserve and need in order for them to be the best person they can be. I also love treating V-ball players and gymnasts because I can relate to the difficulty and dedication it takes for those sports, and I want to help people keep doing what they love.
I was already on the path of becoming a physical therapist when I injured my shoulder playing softball at Walla Walla University. Unfortunately, I did not receive the individualized care my shoulder needed, which has motivated and sparked me to be the best PT I can be for my patients. The manual therapy and therapeutic exercises I provide for my patients are all very specific to that individual to get them back doing what they love to do. I enjoy looking at functional movements and tailoring exercise programs to help you as a whole individual, not just a body part. I am also fluent in Spanish, which allows me to even further assist our community. Outside of the clinic, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children outdoors either hiking, going to the beach or participating in local 5k or 10k races, or catching a baseball game.
Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA (2012)
Orthopedic Certified Specialty (2014)
Bachelors in Health Science
Walla Walla University
College Place, WA (2012)
Physical Therapist, Rausch Physical Therapy (2018)
Coury and Buehler Physical Therapy (2013-2018)
State of the Art Physical Therapy (2012-2013)
Profile coming soon…