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.
Meet Our Team
Weston Smith, PT, DPTDirector of Operations
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, PT, DPT
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.
Randy Ice, PT
Director of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation at Rancho Physical Therapy. Currently, over 46 years of experience in Physical Therapy focusing specifically in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation. Graduated from USC Physical Therapy program with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1971. Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Rancho Los Amigos Hospital (1972 – 1979), Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital (1979 – 1984) and owner Lynwood Physical Therapy and SCOR Physical Therapy (1984 – 1990). Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Rancho Physical Therapy, Murrieta since 1991. Past clinical professor for the Professional Physical Therapy Program of the University of Southern California and Mount St. Mary’s College. Nationally recognized as an expert in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation with over fifty articles published in medical and peer reviewed journals. Founder of the SCOR Cardiac Cyclists Club and organizer of bike rides throughout Southern California. For more information go to http://www.bikescor.com/. Clinical Coordinator, Vintage Medical Group in Murrieta, a bioidentical hormone replacement practice since 2003. Established Longevity Plus in 1996 to market and sell SPIZ (www.SPIZ.net), a nutritionally complete energy drink and Kneesavers (www.Kneesaver.net), a bicycle pedal extender that corrects biomechanical knee pain in cyclists.
Erin Skrettingland, PT, DPT
Dr. Skrettingland doesn’t have the typical background of a physical therapist. She finished her B.S. in Business and Administration with the University of Phoenix in 2004 after living abroad in Norway for 4 years, but worked in the fitness industry since 1997, where she taught and still teaches various fitness classes including: yoga, Pilates, weightlifting, spinning, etc. She is an active Marathon runner (with a PR of a 3:01:18 in the full marathon). She became interested in physical therapy after a couple rounds of therapy she experienced in order to continue running at her desired level. She went back to school for her prerequisites for PT school and graduated in 2016 from Loma Linda University as a Board Certified Doctor of Physical Therapy. She is highly involved in the local running community and is very comfortable with running evaluations and rehab. She is also comfortable with treating vestibular patients. She completed an orthopedic residency in 2017 and earned her credentials for being an Orthopedic Certified Specialist.
Michael Tully, PT, DPT
Dr. Tully received his received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014. He received his doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in 2017. In his final year of Physical therapy school he co-founded a health care based non-profit organization, Trek Coalition, which aims to provide health care to communities in need. He is currently enrolled in a post-professional residency focused in outpatient orthopedics and is a Credentialed Clinical Instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association.
Kaelan Ellis, PT, DPT
Dr. Ellis got his Bachelor of Arts in Personal Health and Development from the University of Redlands in 2015 and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver, CO in 2018. He is currently enrolled in a post-doctorate residency program in order to specialize in Orthopedics and further his clinical skills. Prior to working as a Physical Therapist he was a personal trainer and his personal interests include weight training, martial arts, music, and enjoying the outdoors.
Kerry L. Whittaker, BS, 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 Veenstra, PTA, ATC, CPI
Jamie graduated in 2000 from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education, with an emphasis in athletic training. She earned her athletic training certification in 2003. Jamie went on to pursue her Physical Therapy Assistant degree from Cerritos College and to receive her license as a PTA in 2006. In May 2008, she completed a Pilates certification course, with the emphasis in Pilates for rehabilitation from Polestar Pilates Education. Jamie joined the team at Rancho Physical Therapy in July 2009.
Tom Cook, PTA
Tom graduated in 2012 from the Loma Linda University Physical Therapy Assistant program. He received his PTA license in early 2013, and soon after joined the Rancho Physical Therapy team. Tom has also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in digital media arts/music and served for four years as a musician in the United States Marine Corps band.
Kayli Ryan, PTA
Kayli Ryan graduated in 2012 from California State University of San Marcos with a bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology, with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology. In 2012 Kayli earned a Kinesio Taping certification and taped athletes at events such as the Rock N Roll marathon. Kayli went on to earn her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from San Diego Mesa College in 2016 and started working with Rancho Physical Therapy soon after.
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.
Jenna Pellegrini, MS, CCC-SLP
Jenna graduated in 2006 from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in Italian Studies, followed by an M.A. in Italian Studies in 2007 and several years of teaching abroad and in the States. Wishing to apply her language teaching skills to helping people communicate more effectively, Jenna then returned to school and completed her M.S. in Speech Language Pathology at Purdue University in 2012. Jenna has worked in both outpatient and inpatient environments, diagnosing and treating pediatric and adult populations with a variety of speech, language, cognitive-linguistic, voice, and swallowing disorders. She was part of an Autism diagnostic team at Kaiser Permanente Riverside 2013-2015. She has been trained and certified in the intensive, evidence-based Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD) and SPEAK OUT! programs for voice therapy for Parkinson’s Disease. Recent continuing education credits have been completed in cognitive-linguistic therapy, executive function disorders, cleft palate and resonance, treatments for dysphagia, early language intervention, and increasing communication breadth with AAC devices.
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.
Mikayla Danforth COTA/L
Began her career in the medical field primarily in skilled nursing, where she became interested in the rehab field. She graduated from Stanbridge University in 2015 with an Associate Degree in Occupational Sciences and Cum Laude Honors. Upon graduating, she worked for inpatient services specializing in orthopedic post-operative rehabilitation and neurological re-education before coming on board with Rancho PT, fulfilling her desire to work specifically with upper extremity rehabilitation.
Wayne Chase, OT/L, 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.