Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS
Beth is a licensed physical therapist specializing in orthopedic and aquatic therapy. As the owner of North County Water & Sports Therapy Center it is her goal to provide quality one on one care to a variety of patients.
Since graduating from the University of Connecticut in 1991 Beth has belonged to the American Physical Therapy Association and has achieved Certification and re-certification as a clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy, by demonstrating specialized knowledge and advanced clinical proficiency in respect to orthopedic diagnoses. In January 2006, Beth graduated from Boston University with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.
As a Certified STOTT Pilates™ instructor, Beth incorporates the use of Pilates basic principles and equipment into patient exercise programs to enhance their core stability and postural awareness. This method has been extremely successful in transitioning patients to a higher level of function and activity.
Beth is an Aquatic Therapy Rehabilitation Institute Certified therapist. In 2010, Beth was honored with Aquatic Therapy Rehabilitation Institute's Tsunami Spirit award for her contribution to aquatic therapy education. In 2012 she was named Aquatic Therapy Professional of the year. In 2015 the Aquatic Section of the APTA presented Beth with the Judy Cirullo Ward in recognition of her promotion of aquatic therapy. Additional aquatic therapy certifications include, Master Instructor for the Burdenko Method and Trainer for AquaStretch™ a new myofascial release technique performed in the water.
Beth not only provides continuing education for health care professionals she provides the learning module/ instruction on aquatic therapy to the University of St. Augustine San Diego Campus DPT program. Previously Beth was an adjunct faculty member at San Diego Mesa College PTA program, teaching Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Introduction to Pathology courses.
Hiking and adventure travel keeps Beth busy when she is not at work.
Naureen Imam, PT, DPT, MBS, CAFS
Naureen is a licensed physical therapist with a special interest in neurologic physical therapy, especially in serving patients with movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease. She is a certified Parkinson's Wellness Recovery (PWR!) and LSVT BIG therapist and enjoys challenging &mdash and being inspired &mdash by her patients in Rock Steady Boxing classes. Naureen loves researching new approaches and applying cutting-edge techniques to build personalized plans for each individual. Her ultimate goal is empowering her patients with the skills they need to overcome any obstacle.
Naureen earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, her Master of Biomedical Sciences from Rutgers University, and her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Spanish from Emory University. She is passionate about the physical therapy profession and educating the community on the role of physical therapy. She currently serves as adjunct faculty at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, where she is eager to help students succeed and continue to advance the profession.
Ranya Halabo, PT, DPT
Hi! My name is Ranya Halabo and I am very excited to join the team here at NCWSTC! I was born and raised here in America's finest city and received my Bachelors in Kinesiology from San Diego State University. After volunteering at the hospital and various physical therapy clinics, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in PT. I received my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2021. During my clinical rotations, I developed an interest in orthopedic and vestibular rehabilitation. I later received a Comprehensive Vestibular Rehabilitation certification to improve my knowledge and treatment methods, particularly in patients with BPPV (Vertigo).
In my free time, I serve as a youth group leader and Catechist at my parish. I love being with the youth and inspiring them to go out, attain their dreams and be the best versions of themselves they can be. I also love going out to eat with friends, spending time with family, being in the sun, and having a good laugh
David Brick, PT, DPT
David was born and raised in San Diego enjoying all of the joys that it has to offer. Growing up involved in sports playing baseball, water polo, and competitive swim, he also loves music and was involved in wind assemble, and marching band being awarded for his outstanding performance 3 years running, as well as excellence in leadership. He achieved his undergraduate degree in kinesiology from San Diego State graduating Magna cum laude, and continued on to get his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Chapman university in 2016. He has spent the last 6 years working with one of San Diego's top surgical groups and has been an integral part of their recovery to achieve their goals and get back to the active lifestyle. From Post operative care as well as sprain, strain, and overuse injuries, to athletic and sports performance, David is passionate about providing exceptional care to his patients to get them back doing the things they love confidently and pain free. Outside of the clinic, David still loves being active and loves the challenge of new endeavors. From surfing and rock climbing, to his newest hobby golf, he has also been enjoying fatherhood even with the lack of sleep that comes with it.
Allen Kao, PT, DPT
Allen is a licensed physical therapist with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine, San Marcos and a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science from UC Davis. Allen grew up in Cupertino, California where he developed a passion for both outdoor and indoor hobbies, including hiking, reading, working out, snowboarding, and video games. He developed his interest in physical therapy and orthopedic rehabilitation after working as an aide in the Bay Area that serviced a population of often heavily motivated weekend warriors. Allen is excited to join the North County Water and Sports Therapy team to continue to advance his clinical knowledge and manual therapy skills while helping patients get back to doing the things they love with increased confidence and decreased risk of injury. Outside of the clinic you will find Allen on a local trail or sampling the copious amounts of coffee shops San Diego has to offer.
John Bunnell, PT, DPT
"I am a physical therapist who graduated from Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL. I was born and raised in San Diego, CA, and grew up mountain biking, body surfing at the beach, and playing all sorts of sports from roller hockey to basketball, and even skateboarding. I then attended Point Loma Nazarene University until I moved to Chicago, IL for graduate school. My current hobbies and interests include running, pickle ball, spending time with my dog, and international travel. I have a passion for serving the community that I grew up in, which is why I love working at North County Water & Sport Therapy Center because if only 5 minutes away from my childhood home. My clinical interests include sports rehabilitation for adolescents, specifically track & field athletes, and gait abnormalities due to neurological conditions."
Laura Steindorf, PT, DPT, CAFS
Laura is a licensed physical therapist with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine, San Marcos, where she graduated with honors. Laura was raised in Eugene, Oregon where she developed a love for hiking, biking, and the outdoors. She moved to California to find some sunshine and to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Laura fell in love with physical therapy while playing collegiate rugby and working as an Athletic Trainer at UCLA. Her experiences ignited a passion for helping others to reduce pain with movement. Laura has a special interest in working with patient populations in athletics, women's health, and neurological rehabilitation. Laura strives to personalize every research-based treatment to meet the needs of the individual and provide the tools for patients to succeed outside of physical therapy.
Jan Ballard, PTA
Jan is a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant who graduated from San Diego Mesa College in 1998. Over the last several years she has worked with a variety of patients with various musculoskeletal, neurological and medical problems. Jan has several years of experience in aquatic therapy and is a certified clinical instructor for the Burdenko method. Jan's dedication and experience shows through at our clinic by teaming with the primary therapist providing individual patient focused care.
When she is not working Jan enjoys kayaking and spending time with her grandchildren.
Della Schweitzer, PTA
Della is a dedicated, hands-on clinician with more than 20 years' experience in outpatient orthopedics. She's passionate about helping her patients regain function and improve their quality of life. She also enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience to help patients prevent future injuries and stay healthy and independent. She has obtained her certification as an ergonomic specialist and conducts workshops, training, and individual workplace assessments. As a Certified Clinical Instructor, Della enjoys mentoring students following in her footsteps into a rewarding career in physical therapy. Della is a San Diego native. She enjoys traveling with her family, snorkeling, whale watching, and hiking with her dog Bailey.
Adrianne Sotelo, Office Manager
Adrianne joined North County Water and Sports Therapy Center in December of 2019 as our front office assistant, coming from a small agricultural town and marrying her high school sweetheart. After going to college at the University of La Verne and then to Mt. San Antonio College she returned to her hometown to start a family. During that time her mother-in-law was diagnosed with cancer and during her appointments Adrianne recalls meeting many great professionals who helped the family through the end stages of her life. This was the life event that lead Adrianne to the medical field. She completed her Cal/ Regional Medical Assistant program and work for almost three years with Imperial Valley Family Care Medical Group. She currently lives in Ramona, CA with her husband, son, and father-in-law and loves to spend quality time with them. She continues to study and learn where she is currently enrolled in the Grand Canyon University's online degree program. Her goal is to achieve a BS in Health Science in Professional Development and Advanced Patient Care.
Marisa Tonloy, Patient care coordinator
I am a SoCal native who is originally from Oceanside, and I am
excited to plant my roots in sunny San Diego. I have been a medical
receptionist for over six years now, and I was inspired to join the
medical field due to my mother, who is a medical assistant. In my
free time, I enjoy live music, film, and finding new museums to
explore. I am beyond excited and grateful to be a part of the North
County Water and Sports Therapy team.