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Rei (Jane L.) Spickelmier

PT                            EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

Rei is a physical therapist who has been practicing as a physical therapist for 35 years. She attended California State University at Long Beach, earning a BS in Physical Therapy. She has experience working with California Childrens Services, in-patient and out-patient facilities for pediatrics, the Ayres Clinic in Torrance, California and other pediatric therapy clinics, in-home pediatric services, and four different school districts. She is a certified provider and instructor in project MOVE through MOVE International. She has been trained in sensory integration, cranio-sacral therapy, myofascial release, neurodevelopmental treatment, Pilates, Yoga, acupressure, serial casting, applied analysis of autism spectrum disorder, and handwriting training. Outside of working at Up & Movin, she enjoys scrap booking, camping, hiking, water skiing, gardening and being a mom.

Dr. Nicole Sanguino

PT,DPT                      EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

Nicole is a physical therapist who has practiced in the field of pediatrics for 20 years. She is a graduate of Loma Linda University and received her Bachelors in Science and Masters in Physical Therapy in 2003. She then went on to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University in 2006. Nicole has evaluated and treated children and infants of all ages and with multiple diagnoses. She has worked in a variety of settings including school systems, outpatient/sensory integration clinics, and early intervention home based visits. She has been trained in sensory integration, neurodevelopmental treatment, handwriting, early intervention, NICU, and Cascade DAFO orthotic bracing systems. She is also a certified instructor of infant massage and baby signs. Outside of working at Up & Movin, she enjoys scrap booking, spending time with her family, and being a mom.

LILIBETH MORA

FRONT OFFICE

Lily is from from Orange County and is currently attending school for Early Childhood Education. She hopes are to become a special needs paraeducator in the future. She loves baseball (GO ANGELS!), hiking, and spending time with her son.

ASIA JACKSON

COTA

Asia has been working in the pediatric physical therapy field for over 4 years as an administrative assistant. She is currently studying at St. Catherine University to earn her associates in applied science in preparation to become a certified occupational therapy assistant. Once she is a licensed COTA, her hopes are to practice in the field of pediatrics. When she is not working or studying, she enjoys traveling, cooking and being a dog mom to Brownie.

JENNie RUIZ

FRONT OFFICE 

Jennie is an experienced front desk receptionist with a proven track record of providing exceptional customer service and administrative support. On her free time she enjoys spending quality time with her Niece and Nephews, trying out new restaurants, oh and she loves R&B concerts! 


Dr. Catherine Luna

PT, DPT                      PT DEPARTMENT SUPERVISOR              Level A DMI Practitioner

Dr. Catherine Luong graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) with her Bachelors of Science in Biology while pursuing her passion for dance. After her undergraduate academic career, she wanted to combine her love of dance and the human body/movement with her desire to help people, so she sought out a career in physical therapy. She continued her graduate education by completing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University (LLU), and graduating with honors. During her time at LLU, she had clinical internships in various physical therapy settings including orthopedics, geriatrics, and pediatrics. She fostered a love for pediatrics and a desire to help children with neurological and orthopedic impairments during her internship at Up n Movin’ Pediatric Therapy in Riverside, California.  In her spare time, she enjoys being a mom, surfing, hot yoga, dancing, and playing with her miniature Australian Shepherd named Cody.

AMANDA FEHELENBERG

MOT, OTR/L            OT DEPARTMENT  SUPERVISOR

Mandi graduated from Loma Linda University in 2011 with a masters degree in occupational therapy. She has worked at Up and Movin' since 2011. She enjoys working with children of all ages and helping them to be as independent as possible through play. Mandi has experience and training in the areas of feeding, oral motor, handwriting, sensory processing, and school-based as well as early intervention. She has had training in the Beckman Oral Motor Protocol, Handwriting Without Tears, and SOS Feeding Approach. She enjoys traveling, skiing, and spending time with family and friends.


Joseph casco

PTA

Joseph graduated from Stanbridge University in 2023 and is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. In 2017, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from California State University Fullerton where he also competed in track and field as a NCAA D1 athlete. From there, he was introduced to the world of physical therapy and continued to pursue and receive his Masters degree in Kinesiology from California Baptist University in 2021. During his time at Stanbridge, he had clinical experiences with various demographics including pediatrics, adults, and geriatrics. Prior to his clinical experience in pediatrics, he was working as a Cognitive/Sensory Motor Coach at Brain Balance in Anaheim hills for 2 years which is where he developed his love for working with kids. Joseph enjoys dancing, making loved ones laugh, trying out new and unique food spots, and watching movies (Disney, Marvel and Star Wars specifically).

ANNAIS LOPEZ

COTA

Annais is a certified and licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant. She received her Bachelor’s degree from University of California Riverside. She then earned her OTA degree from St. Catherine University in 2021. During her internship, she worked in a pediatric clinic, school-based therapy and an outpatient hand therapy. She has a strong passion for pediatrics and is looking forward to continuing her education in this setting. In her free time, she loves to travel, spend time with family, friends and her dog Sammy.Annais is a certified and licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant. She received her Bachelor’s degree from University of California Riverside. She then earned her OTA degree from St. Catherine University in 2021. During her internship, she worked in a pediatric clinic, school-based therapy and an outpatient hand therapy. She has a strong passion for pediatrics and is looking forward to continuing her education in this setting. In her free time, she loves to travel, spend time with family, friends and her dog Sammy.

katherine aleman

COTA

Katherine is a Certified and Licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant. She graduated from American Career College in 2023. She gained her clinical experience in the mental health and pediatric setting. She enjoys working with children of all ages and strives to make a positive impact in their lives. Outside of work, Katherine enjoys reading, music and spending time with her friends and family. Katherine would like to continue her education in Occupational Therapy in the future.


CHELSEA VAN GORDER

DOT, OTR/L

Chelsea is a licensed occupational therapist who received her doctorate in occupational therapy from The University of St. Augustine in April 2020. Prior to earning her doctorate, Chelsea received a bachelor’s degree in Physiology and Neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego in 2011. She previously worked as an OT at a non-public school in Del Mar, CA serving students with various learning disabilities. She completed her clinical rotations in the settings of outpatient pediatrics and inpatient rehabilitation (adults). Chelsea has previous experience as an ABA interventionist and has been working with children with special needs for over a decade. She has a passion for helping children become more independent through creative, fun, and innovative play. In her free time, Chelsea enjoys spending time with family and friends, crafting, and going to concerts.Chelsea is a licensed occupational therapist who received her doctorate in occupational therapy from The University of St. Augustine in April 2020. Prior to earning her doctorate, Chelsea received a bachelor’s degree in Physiology and Neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego in 2011. She previously worked as an OT at a non-public school in Del Mar, CA serving students with various learning disabilities. She completed her clinical rotations in the settings of outpatient pediatrics and inpatient rehabilitation (adults). Chelsea has previous experience as an ABA interventionist and has been working with children with special needs for over a decade. She has a passion for helping children become more independent through creative, fun, and innovative play. In her free time, Chelsea enjoys spending time with family and friends, crafting, and going to concerts.



JUDITH ZAVALA

SLPA

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ANGELIE DANG

M.A.,CCC-SLP

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Madison martinez

SLPA

Madison is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist Assistant who received her Bachelors in Communication Sciences Disorders from California Baptist University in 2023. Madison was born and raised in Southern California. Madison has been working with kids at her church and volunteering in classrooms since she was 15. During her undergraduate time, she completed her clinical hours at Upland Unified with atypical and typical children ranging from 4-12. Madison also volunteered with kids throughout her undergraduate time at Rialto Unified and Jurupa Unified School District. Madison hopes to continue her education in this field to make an impact on the children’s life and to help them find their voice. Madison’s hobbies include golfing, traveling, reading, the gym and spending time with loved ones.

CARMEN ASCENCIO

SLPA 

Carmen is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist Assistant who graduated from Santa Ana College with her Associate's degree in Speech Language Pathology Assistant Program. During her degree, Carmen gained clinical experience at Johnson Middle School in Westminster, Orange County. She worked as a special education instructional assistant at Eleanor Roosevelt High School for 18 years. She worked with all ages and disabilities. In her free time, she enjoys spending time family, going for walks, and traveling to new places. 

KATHLEEN GREANEY

SLPA

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SHAUNNA HARVELL

SLPA

Shaunna is a licensed speech language pathology assistant. She graduated from Santa Ana College with an associate’s degree in speech language pathology assisting in 2017 and has worked with the pediatric population ever since. Shaunna has both school-based and clinic experience. She is currently working on a Bachelor’s in speech and hearing sciences at Arizona State University and plans to eventually pursue a master’s degree and become a speech language pathologist. In her free time Shaunna loves traveling or camping with her husband and 2 children. She also enjoys going to concerts, watching football, tv, and movies (especially superhero and sci-fi). 

MONIQUE CONTRERAS

SLPA

Monique is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist Assistant who received her Bachelors in Communication Sciences Disorders from Biola University in 2017. She also has her Associates degree in Early Childhood education, and an Associates degree in Biblical Studies. Monique has worked with kids for 17 years; volunteering and teaching Sunday school at her church, and she has also worked as a preschool teacher. She has a huge passion for helping children and others. In her free time, Monique loves to hike, read, watch movies and spend time with her family. 

HILDE RAZO

M.A.,CCC-SLP

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ERIN HARRIS

M.A.,CCC-SLP

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KELLEIGH VALDEZ

M.A.,CCC-SLP

Kelleigh is a Speech Language Pathologist. She has worked with a wide variety of clients including toddlers to adults. Kelleigh was born and raised in Southern California. She completed her undergraduate degree at University of San Diego in 2008 and earned her Master’s of Science in Communicative Disorders at the University of Redlands in 2011. Kelleigh currently works at a local elementary school and the Up & Movin’ Pediatric Therapy clinic. Her professional passions include articulation / phonology, as well as, early intervention. When Kelleigh is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, swimming, and running.

NICOLE VALDEZ

M.A.,CCC-SLP

Nicole is a Speech Language Pathologist. She has worked with a wide variety of clients including school-aged children to teenagers. Nicole was born and raised in Southern California. She completed her undergraduate degree at University of California, Riverside in 2008 and earned her Master’s of Science in Communicative Disorders at the University of Redlands in 2011. Nicole has previously worked at a local high school and continues to currently work at the Up & Movin’ Pediatric Therapy clinic. Her professional passions include functional communication in the community for young adults, as well as, augmentative and alternative communication options. When Nicole is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, mountain biking, running, and swimming.




Up & Movin Pediatric Physical Therapy

6180 Brockton Ave,

Suite 102,

Riverside, CA 92506

Phone. 951-684-6500

Fax. 951-684-0051

Email. pedtherapy@upandmovintherapy.com

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