Staff


Staff

San Marcos
Chad Morris

Chad Morris, MPT

President / Senior Physical Therapist chad@nexuspt.com

Chad Morris has extensive experience in the health and wellness industry as a licensed Physical Therapist and athletic trainer. Chad earned his Master's in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University in 1997. Soon after, he established a working relationship with Don Perry & Co. with the vision of establishing a cutting edge practice with unmatched patient care. In 2002, Chad founded Nexus Physical Therapy. Inc., which now serves the greater San Diego area with five convenient locations (San Marcos, Poway, San Diego, South Bay and East County).

Ayron Birchfield, PTA

Regional Office Manager

Ayron is a Regional Manager and Physical Therapist Assistant at Nexus Physical Therapy. His passion is to improve functional movement, strength and knowledge of his patients and team. Ayron has a love and background in weight training, jiu jitsu, wrestling, calisthenics and high intensity exercise. He received his PTA degree in the midwest at Professional Skills Institute in Maumee Ohio. He has since taken his knowledge to the west coast to work with some amazing clients ranging from beginners to the most elite. Ayron enjoys having year round accessibility to training and activities here on the sunny west coast.

Poway

Saleena Kench, PT, DPT

Saleena is a versatile, result-oriented physical therapist with over 15 years of experience in the field of orthopedics and sports medicine. She completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Boston University. Her philosophy of effective treatment also focuses on educating patients regarding body awareness during work, recreational and daily tasks to prevent re-injury .In her spare time she loves to dance and spend time with her husband and her daughter.

Ramtin Kouchak, PT

Ramtin Kouchak received his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology at San Diego State University and Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine, San Marcos. Ramtin is a manual based Therapist who enjoys working with all types of patients and with all musculoskeletal/neuromuscular diagnoses.

Hillcrest

Collen Wooten, DPT

Hey! My name's Collen Wooten. I'm a physical therapist at Nexus PT. I'm originally from Indiana and received my bachelors degree in Human Biology at the University of Indianapolis in 2014. I then traveled to California where I received my graduate degree in Doctor of Physical Therapy at Fresno State University in 2017. I enjoy all ocean activities, music, movies, and the beach.

Sports Arena

Ayron Birchfield, PTA

Regional Office Manager

Ayron is a Regional Manager and Physical Therapist Assistant at Nexus Physical Therapy. His passion is to improve functional movement, strength and knowledge of his patients and team. Ayron has a love and background in weight training, jiu jitsu, wrestling, calisthenics and high intensity exercise. He received his PTA degree in the midwest at Professional Skills Institute in Maumee Ohio. He has since taken his knowledge to the west coast to work with some amazing clients ranging from beginners to the most elite. Ayron enjoys having year round accessibility to training and activities here on the sunny west coast.

Chula Vista

Christina Macias, DPT

Dr. Christina Macias is the Lead Physical Therapist at the Nexus Chula Vista clinic. She completed her undergraduate studies at Long Beach State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2013. Thereafter, Christina attended Loma Linda University, where she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Christina has a passion for working with Orthopedic and Neuromuscular populations and is experienced in various manual therapy techniques including mobilizations, strain-counterstrain, and myofascial release. She is excited to explore future career options including a clinical specialization in orthopedics and becoming a clinical instructor for students.

In her spare time, Christina enjoys spending time hiking, camping, playing beach volleyball, and traveling to the many national parks around California.

Jinal Vora, DPT

Jinal Vora serves as a Physical therapist for our Chula Vista, Nexus Physical therapy clinic. She completed her Bachelors in Physical Therapy from Sancheti College of Physiotherapy, Pune, India affiliated to Mahrashtra University of Health Sciences. After graduating, she worked in an outpatient /acute care setting in Mumbai. Jinal received her Masters of Rehabilitation degree in Physical Therapy with a concentration in neurological disorders and related physical therapy from University of Illinois at Chicago.

She has received specialized training in various manual therapy techniques such as joint mobilizations, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, myofascial release, trigger point release and other techniques to treat physical ailments. She has a passion for maximizing function, relieving pain, and optimizing physical performance for her clients. Jinal, continues to enhance her hands-on therapy by taking various continuing education classes. In her personal time, Jinal enjoys hiking, biking, traveling and exploring new places.

Annette Aquino, PTA

Annette is a physical therapist assistant at the Chula Vista clinic. She graduated from San Diego State University in 2012 with a bachelors degree in Kinesiology. She then earned her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from San Diego Mesa College in 2015.

El Cajon

Maya Bizik, PT, DPT

Maya Bizik is the Clinical Director of our El Cajon location. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania and earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from University of St. Augustine in San Marcos, CA. She specializes in manual based treatments by incorporating the skills she learned from various Manual Therapy Certification courses. She is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, California section.

Ramtin Kouchak, PT

Ramtin Kouchak received his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology at San Diego State University and Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine, San Marcos. Ramtin is a manual based Therapist who enjoys working with all types of patients and with all musculoskeletal/neuromuscular diagnoses.

Mission Valley

Roshan John, DPT

Roshan is an orthopedic physical therapist with an eye towards impairment and movement based rehab.

He graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. In his post graduate studies, he has completed a comprehensive manual therapy program, and is currently working towards his orthopedic specialist degree. He has seven years of experience practicing in the field. A patient can expect a tailored plan of care which incorporates exercises, manual therapy, and personalized goals on the road to recovery.

When not in clinic, you can find him hiking or at the beach with his two daughters, or off venturing into the wilderness to capture a sunrise. Be sure to stop by the Mission Valley clinic to say hello. High fives welcome.

Executive Staff
Chad Morris

Chad Morris, MPT

President / Senior Physical Therapist chad@nexuspt.com

Chad Morris has extensive experience in the health and wellness industry as a licensed Physical Therapist and athletic trainer. Chad earned his Master's in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University in 1997. Soon after, he established a working relationship with Don Perry & Co. with the vision of establishing a cutting edge practice with unmatched patient care. In 2002, Chad founded Nexus Physical Therapy which now serves the greater San Diego area with five convenient locations (San Marcos, Poway, San Diego, South Bay and East County).

Ayron Birchfield, PTA

Regional Office Manager

Ayron is a Regional Manager and Physical Therapist Assistant at Nexus Physical Therapy. His passion is to improve functional movement, strength and knowledge of his patients and team. Ayron has a love and background in weight training, jiu jitsu, wrestling, calisthenics and high intensity exercise. He received his PTA degree in the midwest at Professional Skills Institute in Maumee Ohio. He has since taken his knowledge to the west coast to work with some amazing clients ranging from beginners to the most elite. Ayron enjoys having year round accessibility to training and activities here on the sunny west coast.

Leslie DeForest

Leslie DeForest

Executive Assistant/Human Resources ladeforest@nexuspt.com

Leslie brings experience in organizational management, and great attention to detail. She handles the daily business office matters and human resources department from our corporate office. Leslie works closely with current and prospective providers to ensure our records, reports, and contracts are current and complete. Leslie's performance continues to help Nexus establish itself as the premier Physical Therapy practice in San Diego.