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Nadine Bartley
Physical Therapist / Founder

I grew up on the island of Jersey in the United Kingdom and graduated from Queen’s College in Glasgow, Scotland with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy. I began my career working in London on a busy adult neurological rehab unit, treating a wide variety of conditions including Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and stroke.

I moved to Los Angeles in 1991 and began specializing in orthopedics. In 1997 I became an American Board-Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS), and I re-certified in 2007 and 2017. I was accepted into the prestigious Kaiser Permanente Orthopedic Residency Program in 1998, and after graduating I joined the faculty of the Southern California Orthopedic Residency Program, mentoring and teaching manual therapy techniques to licensed physical therapists.

I have worked with many top-class surgeons in a variety of clinical settings, including Orthopedic Hospital’s Joint Replacement Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles/Sunset and Kerlan-Jobe. And now I have the pleasure of working with our excellent physicians in the Conejo Valley.

At Bartley Physical Therapy we place a strong emphasis on continuing education, and I regularly attend seminars on the exciting new developments in orthopedic medicine.

Since moving to Thousand Oaks in 2004 with my husband Roger and our children Sophie and Evan, we have thoroughly enjoyed living in the beautiful Conejo Valley! At weekends I love hiking with my two Australian Shepherd dogs, Penny and Rooney and cooking Vegan and Italian food!

Brad Woo
Physical Therapist

I grew up in the San Fernando Valley and graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology in 1989. Three years later I received my Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Chapman University.

I began my career at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys before moving to Simi Valley Hospital, where for 13 years I specialized in orthopedics and sports injuries in their outpatient department.

I have worked with Nadine since 2007 and I enjoy the clinical environment at Bartley Physical Therapy, which allows me to deliver the best care possible for my patients.

I enjoy playing golf, doing handyman projects around the house, and spending time with my wife Amy and our children Eddy and Natalie.

Melinda Klein
Physical Therapist

I was raised in Woodland Hills, CA but decided to venture away for college. I attended Washington State University, and received my Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science in 1998. Upon graduation I returned to Southern California to continue my education, and completed my masters of Physical Therapy at California State University, Northridge in 2002. I worked over 12 years at an outpatient orthopedic clinic in Agoura Hills before joining Bartley Physical Therapy.

My continuing education hours include the Gary Gray Chain Reaction Transformation course and the Richard Jackson Pelvic Girdle course emphasizing SI joint dysfunctions. I am certified in Graston Technique which is great for breaking scar tissue and muscle tightness.

I have been living in Ventura County for over 13 years with my husband and two children. When I am not at work I am taking my kids to their various sporting practices, games, and competitions.

I enjoy working at Bartley Physical Therapy where I get to spend one on one time with each of my patients.

Dr. Hunter Van Houten
Physical Therapist

I was born and raised in Valparaiso, Indiana (home of Orville Redenbacher, King of Popcorn) in the greater Chicagoland area. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Applied Health Science in 2009 from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. At BGSU I played Division 1 men’s soccer for four seasons. I went on to receive my Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Northwestern University in Chicago in 2013.

Since graduating, I have been working in orthopedics and sports medicine, treating everyone from weekend warriors to collegiate athletes. I implemented a bike-fitting program for the cycling community in Chicago, and in 2016 I received my American Specialty Board of Certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy ( OCS). I became a Clinical Instructor for Doctoral physical therapy students at Northwestern University, and was involved in injury prevention screenings for the adolescent sports population. I have taken many courses in orthopedic management of sports injuries, an area I find particularly interesting as I like to compete in marathons and Ironman triathlons.

I moved to Thousand Oaks from Chicago in 2016, and I’m very excited to be working at Bartley Physical Therapy. My beautiful new wife Jenny and I look forward to the yearlong outdoors lifestyle of Southern California — watch out for us on the running trails!

Dr. Karen Hwang
Physical Therapist

I was born and raised in Chicago, and received my bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Michigan. I moved to Los Angeles in 2004 to attend the University of Southern California for my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Upon graduation from USC, I decided to further my education by specializing in orthopedics. After completing an American Physical Therapy Association credentialed Orthopedic Residency in 2008, I became a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2009.

After spending a few years working in Los Angeles, I traveled for four years and worked in top clinics and hospitals all across America, including Spaulding Rehab and Stanford. This was an amazing experience as I was able to learn from so many talented physical therapists and incorporate their best ideas into my treatments today.

Upon my return to southern California, I worked with the students and club athletes at UCLA. Here, I was able to collaborate with the sports medicine and orthopedic physicians and fellows on a twice weekly basis during rounds and case conferences.

I moved to Ventura County in 2014 and am so excited to be a part of the wonderful staff at Bartley Physical Therapy. I enjoy working with college and high school athletes, as well as orthopedic injuries of all types.

In my free time, I love spending time with my family, traveling, running, watching sports, and going out to eat.

Dr. Nicole Tapking
Physical Therapist

I was raised in Newbury Park, CA and graduated from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo with my Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Psychology in 2000. I received my Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2004. Shortly after graduating, I became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist to further my knowledge in exercise prescription. Prior to joining Bartley Physical Therapy, I worked for over 10 years at an outpatient orthopedic clinic in the San Fernando Valley where I specialized in orthopedic shoulder and elbow conditions, oncology related conditions, impairments for women pre and post-partum, and infants with torticollis.

I have received extensive training in treating patients with breast cancer; for pre and post-surgical impairments and chemotherapy induced conditions. In addition, my continuing education courses have included a fundamental to advanced training class in kinesiotaping to improve performance and speed recovery as well as training the patient in low back dysfunction by using functional movement and pelvic mobility.

I have lived in Moorpark for over 10 years with my husband and two children. We enjoy any and all outdoor activities especially hiking, water sports, camping, and going to the many beaches and lakes in Southern California.

I am excited to be part of the team at Bartley Physical Therapy. Their dedication to patient care and the knowledgeable staff create an amazing cohesive work environment that I am proud to represent.

Erin Rouse
Physical Therapist

I grew up in the beautiful state of Washington in a suburb of Seattle, and then moved to southern California to attend college. I graduated from California Lutheran University (CLU) in 2009 where I received my Bachelor’s degree and graduated Magna Cum Laude and with departmental honors. While at CLU I studied exercise science and sports medicine and was a member of the cross-country and track teams. I then went on to receive my Master’s of Physical Therapy degree from California State University Northridge in 2013 where I graduated with honors.

Before joining Bartley Physical Therapy I worked for several years in Woodland Hills at an outpatient orthopedic clinic treating a wide range of sports and orthopedic conditions. I have taken numerous continuing education courses to advance my treatment techniques including courses in treatment for the injured runner, functional biomechanics of the lower extremity, Graston Technique, and Kinesiology Taping.

When not at work I enjoy spending time with my family, including my husband and two young children. We love spending time outdoors doing activities such as running, hiking, biking, and jet skiing.

Christine Goehring
, PT
Physical Therapist

I grew up in Hamburg, Germany and graduated from the University of Heidelberg with a degree in Physical Therapy. In 1983 I moved to California with my husband and three children.

I have worked with Nadine since the summer of 2010 and I really enjoy the clinical environment at Bartley Physical Therapy. I have retired from treating patients but I am still on staff to run the Balance class twice a week

I live in Thousand Oaks with my husband and children and I enjoy traveling and reading.

Suzie Malvitz
Office Manager

I was born in Los Angeles; raised in Orange County. I moved to the Conejo Valley in 1993 where I have lived for the past 20 years with my family. For the last 25 years I've worked in the medical industry, in a variety of capacities, from medical office operations to pharmaceutical sales.

I really enjoy working at Bartley Physical Therapy which is such a warm, friendly, family environment. Our patients are wonderful; it makes my days fun and rewarding.

I enjoy spending time with my two sons Chris and Billy, playing golf and going to the beach.

Chase Johnson
Physical Therapy Aide

I was born and raised in Thousand Oaks and recently graduated from Thousand Oaks High School. I am currently attending Moorpark College where I am studying Kinesiology. Growing up, I played football from youth ball all the way through high school, and I have personal experience of physical therapy as a frequently-injured althlete! I am really enjoying working in this field as I like meeting people of all ages and watching them return to their pre-injured selves.

In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my friends, working out, going to the beach and spending time with my family. I also joined the LA County Fire Department Explorer Program which offers great volunteer opportunities.

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