Murrieta

Contact Information

(951) 698-7451

Monday - Friday 7AM – 6PM

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Specialty Services

  • Balance and Vestibular
  • Hand Therapy – Certified Hand Therapist
  • Speech Therapy
  • Pool Therapy
  • Orthotics
  • Certified Pilates Instructor
  • Temporomandibular Joint and Muscle Disorders (TMJ)
  • Arthroswim
  • Throwing Analysis
  • Custom Splint Fabrication
  • Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialists (OCS)

About this Location

At Rancho Physical Therapy we believe you need more than a therapist to help you reach your goals. We believe you need a partner. At Rancho Physical Therapy Murrieta that is what you will find… a therapist who will partner with you to create a custom plan of treatment while understanding your unique situation. In our Murrieta clinic, we have a variety of different therapists, specializing in multiple areas, to ensure that your unique condition receives the care it deserves. Our therapists work side by side with you to create a customized plan that enables you to achieve your individual goals.

In our Murrieta clinic, you will enjoy a therapy experience focused on providing you with the highest level of clinical expertise and personalized care. Our specialty is providing you with personalized services that are designed to get you back to the lifestyle you are accustomed to. It is our goal to return you to the functional level you deserve, as quickly as possible, through the care of our qualified rehabilitative professionals.

Our Murrieta clinic offers flexible appointments and is contracted with most insurance carriers.

Our Team

Weston Smith (Area Director) – PT, DPT, OCS

Dr. Smith graduated in 1996 from Loma Linda University with an A.S. from the Physical Therapist Assistant program. He earned a B.S. in Health Sciences in 1998 and completed a Progressive Master’s in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University in 2000. He graduated from the Post-Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Loma Linda University in March 2002. Dr. Smith is a Diplomat of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and has been Board Certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist since 2003. He is a specialist in the treatment of orthopedic and sports injuries, with an emphasis on the throwing athlete. He is a Credentialed Clinical Instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Smith is an instructor for Rancho Physical Therapy’s Orthopedic Residency Program. He has been the Team Physical Therapist at Chaparral High School in Temecula since 1999. Dr. Smith is the Director of Operations for Rancho Physical Therapy.

Brittany Fox (Assistant Director) – PT, DPT, OCS

Dr. Fox received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from San Diego State University in 2007. She graduated from Chapman University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2010. She went on to complete a year-long Rancho Physical Therapy Orthopedic Clinical Residency Program in 2011 and became Board Certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2012. She is a Credentialed Clinical Instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association and Residency Mentor for the Rancho Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency Program. Dr. Fox is the Assistant Director in the Murrieta Clinic and has been the Team Physical Therapist and member of the Volunteer Sports Medicine Program at Vista Murrieta High School in Murrieta since 2013.

Elizabeth Avazian – PT

Kerry Whittaker – PTA

Kerry has been a part of the Rancho Physical Therapy team since 2000. She graduated with Honors in 2005 from Cerritos College with an Associates of Arts degree from the Physical Therapist Assistant Program. Since 2012, she has been a Credentialed Clinical Instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2010 from California State University- San Marcos. Kerry is currently a member of the Volunteer Sports Medicine Program at Chaparral High School in Temecula since 2000 and team Physical Therapist Assistant as of 2005.

Jamie Davis – PTA

Wayne Chase – OT, CHT

Wayne earned a bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California in 1987. He became a Certified Hand Therapist in 1994. He has worked extensively in the field of hand rehabilitation as a clinician, director, consultant and mentor. He is experienced in all phases of hand management from post-operative wound care to preparing patients for return to work and/or their previous lifestyle. Professional memberships include the American Society of Hand Therapists. He speaks, reads and writes fluent Spanish, so that he can better serve the Latin population in this area. He loves the outdoors and is active in family activities, the community and the Boy Scouts.

Jean Bellucci – OTR, CHT

Jean graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1981. She began specialization in Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation at Brown University affiliated Rhode Island Hospital in 1985 under the tutelage of the hand orthopedic and plastic surgeons. Jean became a Board-Certified Hand Therapist in 1991. She relocated to southern California in 2013 from the Boston area, where she worked as a hand therapist and Center Coordinator for Clinical Education at Metro West Medical Center; and at Beth Israel Deaconess and New England Baptist, a specialty hospital in orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions. Jean joined Rancho Physical Therapy in 2013. She is part of the Hand Therapy program in Murrieta and Lake Elsinore, and her special interests are in post-operative rehabilitation and splinting. Jean is a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists.

Elizabeth Royer – MA, CCC-SLP

Elizabeth graduated in 2009 from San Diego State University with a B.A. in Communicative Sciences and Disorders and a minor in Linguistics. She graduated in 2011 with a M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from San Diego State University. She has diagnostic and treatment experience with pediatric and adult populations with a variety of speech, language, cognitive-linguistic, voice, swallowing, feeding and social communication delays and disorders. She also has experience assessing and implementing use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices for both the adult and pediatric patient. She has been trained and certified in the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment program (LSVT LOUD). Elizabeth also has been trained in Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT): Technique.

Beth Yun – SLPA

Beth graduated in 2016 from Chemeketa Community College with a dual A.A. as a Speech Language Pathology Assistant and in child development. She has treatment experience with pediatric and adult populations with a variety of speech, language, cognitive-linguistic, and social communication delays and disorders. She also has experience implementing use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices for both the adult and pediatric patient. She also has Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) training.