Staff


Staff

Carlsbad
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.
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.
Hillcrest

Christina Nuñez, PT, DPT

Dr. Christina Nuñez 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.
Sports Arena

Sophia Hansen, PT, DPT

Sophia Hansen is the newest addition to the Nexus Physical Therapy team. She graduated from the University of Montana in May 2020 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and recently moved back to her hometown of San Diego. Her treatment philosophy is function-oriented; getting patients back to whatever activities they like to do best. She hopes to obtain her OCS and treat patients in the orthopedic and sports setting. In her spare time, Sophia enjoys hiking, running, weight lifting, playing spikeball, and eating lots of tasty food.
Chula Vista

Jinal Vora, PT, MPT

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

Sam Cauble, DPT

My name is Sam Cauble. Originally from Gig Harbor, WA, I moved to Tucson, AZ, where I completed my Bachelors degree in Physiology from the University of Arizona in 2014. Later on I moved towards the coast to Orange County after being accepted to the physical therapy postgraduate program at Chapman University, and graduating as a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2020. I love living in San Diego and enjoy all the hiking, running, surfing, and beach days to be had down here.

Melissa Warheit, PTA

My name is Melissa Warheit. I am from Long Island and went to school at Quinnipiac University where I received my bachelor's in health science and played lacrosse. I then stayed at Quinnipiac to receive my DPT. I have a passion for working with both orthopedic and neuromuscular populations. In my spare time I enjoy running, weight lifting, hiking and going to the beach.
Mission Valley

Josiah Myers PT DPT

With an extensive background in teaching and anatomy, Josiah is passionate about patient education and takes a hands-on approach to his work. He brings over two years of experience in physical therapy after receiving his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Central Michigan University. In his time as a physical therapist, he has become proficient in patient-specific treatment, hands-on manual correction, myofascial release, joint mobilization, kinesio-taping, vestibular rehabilitation, and is a clinical instructor for physical therapy students. Outside of the office you can find him enjoying spending time with his wife, staying active through cycling, going to the gym, hiking, running, tennis, basketball, or finding the next amazing coffee shop.
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. Inc., which now serves the greater San Diego.

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.