Rausch Physical Therapy & Sports Performance | Our Team

Our Team

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 therapists 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!

Physical Therapists at Laguna Niguel

Dr. Sarah Y.

PT, DPT

Doctor Sarah Young knew she wanted to be in healthcare from an early age since she was always captivated with anatomy and physiology.

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Dr. Tracey V.

PT, DPT

Tracey was born and raised in Orange County, CA.

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Dr. Camery C.

PT, DPT

Camery grew up in Hesperia, CA where she was involved in competitive dancing for 8 years and cheerleading for 2 years.

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Dr. Austin M.

PT, DPT

Meet Austin, the upbeat physical therapist born and raised in beautiful Alaska.

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Dr. Chloe R.

PT, DPT

Born and raised in San Antonios, Texas, Chloe graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

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Dr. Sarah M.

PT, DPT

Sarah grew up in Southern Orange County and has been involved in sports her whole life. She competed in gymnastics for 13 years.

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Dr. Rebecca G.

PT, DPT

Meet our pelvic health and sports therapy PT Dr. Rebecca Gasca. Rebecca treats issues that are among either of these categories, but also specializes in addressing these issues concurrently.

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Dr. Danielle M.

PT, DPT

Meet Dani! Dr. Dani Melgarejo is a Southern California native. She grew up in Tustin and recently moved to Rancho Santa Margarita.

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Dr. Katie F.

PT, DPT

Dr. Katie Forbes discovered her passion for physical therapy after doing research on Parkinson's Disease in college and learned how important physical therapy is for patients with Parkinsons.

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Physical Therapists at Dana Point

Dr. Nick Takekoshi

PT, DPT

Meet Dr. Nick Takekoshi! Dr. Nick graduated from university of St. Augustine in San Diego, CA. He has always been interested in sports and would always wonder how athletes recovered from injury which led him to physical therapy.

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Dr. Clay S.

PT, DPT

Clay was born and raised in Orange County and has been surfing since he was seven years old up and down the California coast.

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Dr. Ruth M.

PT, DPT, OCS

Throughout my life, I found myself getting involved with a lot of sports. I grew up in Pasco, WA, and enjoyed all four seasons...

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Kathryn T.

Physical Therapist Assistant

Kathryn Totheroh grew up in Bishop, CA, but moved to Orange County for college and to pursue a career in dance.

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Massage Therapists and Stretch Fixologists

Soham P

Stretch Fixologist
Laguna Niguel

Meet Soham! Soham is one of our newest members at Rausch Physical Therapy.

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Marc V.

Massage Therapist
Laguna Niguel

Marc recently joined our Rausch family but is rapidly getting booked because of his amazing skills as a massage therapist.

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Irina E.

Massage Therapist
Laguna Niguel

Irina is a massage therapist at our Laguna Niguel location, she has been a massage therapist for over 3 years

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Rolan F.

Massage Therapist
Laguna Niguel

Rolan is our deep tissue and A.R.T. expert at Rausch PT, Laguna Niguel.

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Jennifer M.

Massage Therapist
Laguna Niguel

Jennifer has over 30 years of experience as a massage therapist. She specializes in light, medium and deep focused pressure.

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Tommy C.

Massage Therapist
Laguna Niguel

Tommy is a massage therapist at Rausch Physical Therapy.

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Veronica M.

Massage Therapist
Laguna Niguel and Dana Point

Veronica is one of our amazing massage therapists at Rausch PT Laguna Niguel.

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Julia S.

Massage Therapist
Laguna Niguel and Dana Point

Julia graduated from the American Massage Institute and has been a massage therapist for over 3 years.

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Faviola

Massage Therapist
Laguna Niguel and Dana Point

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Management

Kevin R.

President & Owner, PT, MPT

Just like you, I was first introduced to the world of physical therapy as a patient. I hurt my knee playing volleyball, and after surgery I was sent to physical therapy.

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Dr. Jonathan M.

Vice President

I’ve always had a profound interest in baseball and the physical demands required by the human body to perform the sport well.

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Testimonials

I’ve had pre-op PT ahead of hip replacement surgery and am now 2 months in post-op. Dr. Camery Cano has been excellent throughout: knowledgeable, empathetic, attentive, and encouraging. The entire staff and the vibe at the Laguna Niguel studio is very positive. They have all contributed most positively to my recovery. Insurance (Medicare and Blue Shield) has been processed quickly and seamlessly. Highly recommend!

Laguna Niguel, CA
Girard M.

Great place for all your body needs for wellness. Everyone is great to work with, especially Rebecca! Love the friendliness of the front desk!

San Gabriel, CA
Debbie H.

The best PTs. The best people come here to get better. I get better when I follow the rules and do what she says. When I don’t, I get hurt again. It’s the way it goes, I guess. I highly recommend this place to anyone who needs some PT.

Irvine, CA
Jashua P.

I went from waking up every morning in excruciating shoulder pain after hurting myself weight lifting. Thanks to Jonathan – I’m glad to say that I’m able to live a pain-free life and do the activities I love. I can’t thank Jonathan and the rest of the team enough – their knowledge, compassion, and enthusiasm really put them over the top. After multiple visits to orthopedic physicians, multiple scans, and other physical therapists, I was scared I was going to be left to live a life with one shoulder and lots of pain. Again, I can’t thank the team here enough. Thank you!

San Jose, CA
Sarah C.

I have been in 3 different local Physical Therapy for various injuries over the past 4 years.  While this has helped, it was not until I came to Rausch PT in Dana Point that I felt that I had experienced the full benefits of great physical therapy.  All of the therapists have been wonderful, but it’s the attention to the whole body and not just one foot, ankle, or knee that I have experienced incredible improvement. I love the personal, one-on-one time that the PTs give at every visit. They recommended that I try a Stretch Fix session, and I am so glad I did! My stretch therapist was very knowledgeable and talked me through each stretch as he performed them. They were intense but never painful, and I felt absolutely amazing at the end of each session.  The mobility and tension release last me well beyond a week and I can’t wait to go back again.

Thank you for helping me regain my mobility and active life back.

Dana Point, CA
Cristina Terwilliger

I had the best 4 month experience I could’ve asked for. Since day one, the team took beautiful care of me with great attentiveness and professionalism. My PT, Clay, went above and beyond for me to recover and get back to 100%, nothing less. He was educative, took his time, and was always very intentional with my weekly progressions. His assistant, Brisa, was always so sweet and encouraging. I always looked forward to working with her.
I enjoyed being in the environment the Rausch PT team created. Everyone is so friendly and inviting, and you can tell they truly enjoy working with one another. Leaving is bittersweet and I’m forever grateful for the care I received there.

Valeria R.

I’ve just completed my prescribed sessions with Rausch Physical Therapy in Dana Point. I can’t say enough about the excellent care I received. Dr Ruth was my lead therapist. She prescribed a protocol that took me from barely able to raise my arm due to a torn rotator cuff to, as of today, swimming free style with no pain. By the way I was on track for surgery which seems to no longer be necessary. Many thanks to Dr Ruth and all of the staff who worked so diligently with a lot of kindness care.

Lake Forest, CA
Mary Jane H.

I’m impressed with Rausch! I see Dr. Camery Cano, and she is excellent! She really knows what she is doing and has been helping so much! She is also lovely to work with. She is friendly, kind and really cares about the people she works with. This is the best physical therapy experience I’ve ever had!

Laguna Beach, CA
Celeste D.

Dr. Rebecca has changed my life. I was suffering with horrible sciatica, hip and pelvic pain for 2 years. After 1 session with her and now a couple of weeks later, I have been pain free. I can sleep!
She is also very kind, gentle, and sweet. Amazing lady.

Redondo Beach, CA
Victoria J.

Best place to go for physical therapy, in Dana Point.  Clay was my therapist, he is excellent! Everyone there are friendly and very helpful.

Thank you all for everything.

Dana Point, CA
Margie Job

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