Meet Our team
Welcome- we’re Salinas Physical therapy / Sports Medicine, a private practice serving the city of Yorba Linda, Anaheim Hills, Placentia and surrounding communities. We specialize in the evaluation and treatment of sports injuries, comprehensive spine care, and post-surgical rehabilitation. We are passionate about restoring function in individuals who have been injured, helping people live without pain, and improving the quality of people’s lives.
We Love to educate you about your condition, so you understand the rationale behind your plan.
We Love to provide you with all the tools necessary to continue achieving your goals independently.
We Love the challenge of solving difficult problems and turning your worry into courage.
We Love building relationships and work hard to make the experience valuable to you.
When Ruben first opened his clinic in 2004, the idea was simple: provide a more focused, customized and unique approach to the care of individuals. Being injured as an athlete himself, he realized that traditional therapy alone would not be enough to return to playing competitive tennis at a high level. He developed a systematic approach combining the science of strength and conditioning and the latest evidence in rehabilitation. This system enabled him and over the years has helped countless clients to achieve their goals.
Today the clinic resides in a beautiful 4,200 square foot state of the art facility. The facility features private treatment rooms, a spacious fully equipped gym and an artificial turf area to build functional strength and enhance performance. Our highly trained staff continues to find solutions for difficult injuries and successfully rehabilitate individuals using our refined systems.
As we’ve grown our mission is the same, provide individualized world- class service, and improve the quality of people’s lives using the latest scientific evidence with our unique approaches. No matter your age, abilities or goals, we are committed to helping you obtain the healthy lifestyle you’ve always wanted.
Ruben Salinas, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, CSCS
- Doctor of Physical Therapy, USC 2001
- Master of Science, Biokinesiology, USC 2001
- Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy, CSULB 1987
- Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist(OCS)
- NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
- ITPA Certified Tennis Performance Specialist, (CTPS)
Ruben is the founder and director of Salinas Physical Therapy / Sports Medicine. He specializes in the treatment of the spine, knee rehabilitation following ACL reconstruction and managing shoulder injuries of overhead athletes. His diverse background ranges from successfully rehabilitating Olympic, professional and high school athletes to restoring the function of seniors and children.
Ruben was born in Los Angeles who after serving in the Medical Corp of the U. S. Army earned his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from California State University Long Beach in 1987. He continued his education earning both his Masters in Biokinesiology and Doctor of Physical Therapy Degrees from the University of Southern California in 2001. He has presented or co-authored several studies and or courses related to lower extremity biomechanics and rehabilitation.
Ruben’s professional background includes certifications from the American Physical Therapy Association as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and the National Strength & Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
Ruben has a passion for sports and is a competitive tennis player. He also enjoys listening to music, traveling, and spending quality time with his family.
Jeremiah Casino, PT, DPT
- Doctor of Physical Therapy, USC 2019
- Bachelor of Science, Cellular and Developmental Biology, CSUF 2014
Jeremiah graduated in 2019 with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Southern California. He completed 52 weeks of clinical internship in a variety of physical therapy settings, including orthopedic/sports, neurology, and inpatient rehabilitation.
Jeremiah grew up locally here in Placentia, having attended Cal State Fullerton earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular and Development Biology. He grew up playing basketball. Currently, he has taken up an interest in practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Muay Thai.
During his free time, Jeremiah loves to remain active, playing basketball, practicing martial arts, snowboarding, biking, and surfing. He also enjoys playing the guitar and drums.
William Sheehan PT, DPT, PPSC
- Doctor of Physical Therapy, Western University of Health Sciences 2020
- Bachelor of Science, Allied Health Sciences, University of Connecticut 2015
- Certified Pain-Free Performance Specialist (PPSC)
William graduated in 2020 with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Western University of Health Sciences. He completed several clinical internships in a variety of settings with an emphasis in orthopedics/sports. He is passionate about optimizing pain-free movement and enjoys treating conditions of the spine, strengthening and conditioning, and returning athletes to sport.
William grew up in New Fairfield, Connecticut, having attended the University of Connecticut earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health Sciences. He grew up playing several sports including soccer, basketball, and baseball and played competitive tournament paintball at both regional and national levels.
During his free time, William enjoys staying active with hiking, weight-lifting, calisthenics, surfing and snowboarding. He also enjoys cooking and traveling.
Michael Ngo PT, DPT
- Doctor of Physical Therapy, Regis University 2019
- Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology, California State University of California 2011
Michael graduated in 2019 with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Regis University. He and his wife began their careers as traveling physical therapists working in California’s central coast. His assignments ranged from outpatient orthopedic and sports rehab in Monterey to hospital inpatient care in Santa Cruz. Michael is excited to be back in his hometown of Orange County to serve the community with his expertise in health, fitness, and rehabilitation.
Michael grew up locally here in Fullerton, having attended Cal State Fullerton earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. He grew up playing soccer, baseball, and cross-country. Michael served his community for 8 years as a personal trainer before becoming a physical therapist.
During his free time, you will find Michael playing with his newborn daughter, exercising, gardening, woodworking, enjoying outdoor activities, or traveling. Michael has a passion for lifelong learning, fitness, health, and wellness that he cultivates in those around him.
Ruben Salinas Jr, Office Manager
- Pursuing Bachelor of Arts: Business, California State University of Fullerton
As you can tell by the name, Ruben is Dr. Salinas’s oldest son. He has been helping with the family business for over 5 years. He is currently pursuing his business degree from California State University, Fullerton. Ruben Jr. grew up playing competitive basketball and loves officiating high school basketball in his free time. His hobbies include exercising, trips to the beach, and watching sports such as basketball, baseball, and boxing.
Ricardo Salinas, Physical Therapy Aide
- Pursuing Bachelor of Arts: Business, California State University of Fullerton
Ricardo was raised in Whittier, California where he grew up playing basketball and baseball. During high school, he decided to focus on baseball and moved on to play for Santa Ana Community College. He is currently a student at California State University, Fullerton where he is pursing his Bachelor of Science in Business. His hobbies include watching movies, eating, and watching sports such as: baseball, basketball, and UFC fighting.
Christine Burton, Patient Care Coordinator
Christine was born and raised in Whittier California and graduated from Pioneer High School. She worked as a Legal Secretary in corporate, and entertainment law for over 25 years. Chris is also licensed home care giver for the State of California. During her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and two grand daughters.
Logan Palmer, Physical Therapy Aide
- Pursuing Bachelors of Arts: Kinesiology and Sports Medicine
Logan was born and raised in Fullerton, California. Growing up, Logan always took a keen interest in sports. He played baseball, basketball, and football since he was six years old and continued to play throughout his high school career at Troy High school in Fullerton. Logan graduated from Troy in May 2021 and is currently attending Fullerton College as embarks on his journey through college to study Kinesiology and Sports Medicine. He plans to transfer to a university to further his academic journey. During his free time, Logan enjoys watching sports, listening to music, working out at the gym and training.
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Monday-Friday: 7:30am -7:00pm
Phone: (714) 695-1566
Fax: (714) 695-1553
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