Our Team

Learn a little more about our amazing Doctors of Physical Therapy. We can’t wait to learn more about you and welcome you to the Asis Family.

Vanessa Jackson

PT, DPT, NSCA-CPT, TPI-CGMP

Vanessa Jackson received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California (USC). She is now finally back in her hometown of San Diego, where she lives with her husband and two dogs, and is a proud owner of one of the premier SD physical therapy clinics. Vanessa is passionate about serving as your Rancho Bernardo physical therapist, especially for sport-specific physical therapy, such as golf fitness and performance.

She is a Titleist Golf Performance Institute medical professional and fitness instructor. Experiencing golf pain in SD? She can help! Vanessa has enjoyed playing sports all of her life, and she now enjoys helping other people (of all ages) live up to their own unique potential. She is always looking to further her education and studies a wide range of physical therapy techniques, in order to provide excellent service to all populations and maximum value to her SD physical therapy clinic. Vanessa has been featured on Channel 10 News and in Callaway Magazine.

She enjoys traveling around the city sharing information on golf, posture, osteoporosis, etc. When not serving as your Rancho Bernardo physical therapist, Vanessa is a closet computer nerd and an avid reader who also loves the outdoors.

Kevin Pansky

PT, DPT, TPI-CGMP

Kevin Pansky strengthened his educational background when he earned his Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology from Whittier College. Kevin then continued his education at the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Since graduating from USC, he has expanded his knowledge thanks to the Titleist Performance Institute certification program, where he became a Certified Golf Fitness and Golf Medical Practitioner.

Some of Kevin’s areas of expertise include: low back pain, shoulder pain, foot and ankle assessment, and orthotic fabrication; his focus is also on golf specific exercise prescription, and helps tremendously those dealing with golf pain in SD.

Through the use of advanced technology and latest research, he has helped many golfers accomplish their goals of lower scores, increased distance, and more rounds of pain free golf.

Aubree Smithey

PT, DPT

Aubree Smithey graduated from San Diego State with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology/Athletic Training. As an Athletic Trainer, Aubree had the opportunity to work at San Diego State University with athletes of multiple sports including: football, softball, and track.

She continued her education at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Throughout her curriculum and clinical experience she learned many different advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques for injuries from head to toe.

In addition, Aubree has also worked with home health therapy programs, which have enabled her to expand her skills to treating patients of all ages.

David Chon

PT, DPT

David graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology then received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine, San Marcos. Since receiving his Doctorate, David has worked in a wide variety of settings and facilities.

He has worked with Wounded Warriors to the average Joe (or Jane), toddlers to the geriatric population. David demonstrates his passion for helping people achieve long-term functional goals by gaining knowledge through continuing education in orthopedic manual therapy and evidence-based practice in both the physical therapy and fitness industries.

When he is not working with patients, David loves to spend time with his wife; traveling, double dates, and movie nights. He is also a crazed sports fan: badminton to football, curling to UFC. He’ll watch anything as long as it is competitive.

Leo King

PT, DPT, CSCS, Cert SMT

Leo graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from San Diego State University. He immediately went on to earn his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. He continued his studies upon graduation and completed a Residency in Orthopedic Physical Therapy with Evidence in Motion. Due to his passion for manual therapy, he then went on to complete a series of manual therapy courses through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy (AAMT) to earn the credential of Certification in Spinal Manipulative Therapy (Cert. SMT). Leo is also a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). In addition Leo has Personal Memberships with the Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)- American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and Selective Functional Movement Assessment certified (SFMA). Leo has a strong foundation for providing evidenced based physical therapy for a variety of orthopedic conditions. Leo’s passion is treating the spine which allows him to take a quantitative and evidence based treatment approach for all of his patients while keeping their personal goals in mind.

While not in the clinic, Leo is an avid sports fan. He enjoys watching and playing all sports, particularly soccer, and loves watching all different types of movies. He considers himself an amateur movie critic and he loves drinking good coffee and reading. Leo can be reached at leo@asispt.com

Jake Fellow

PT, DPT, CSCS, OCS

Dr. Jake Fellow, DPT, graduated in 2014, from the University of California at San Diego with a bachelor’s degree of science in economics/mathematics. After completing an internship with a local San Diego business, Jake chose to follow his passion in a career where he could enrich people’s lives.

He decided on physical therapy after receiving successful physical therapy treatment for wrist and shoulder injuries, allowing him to return to playing tennis. Dr. Jake then continued his education and successfully obtained a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from San Diego State University, graduating at the top of his class. While going through his graduate school doctoral program he also became a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) to better develop training programs for individuals of all ages.

Jake has a long-time interest in sports medicine and considers himself an avid sports fan. He competed as an NCAA athlete in tennis at UC San Diego and enjoys playing all sports. He also likes spending his time outside including traveling, running, hiking, and boating.

Katie O’Connor

PT, DPT

Katie is an alumnus of Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, receiving her Bachelors of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences and her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT). Although she spent 6 years in Boston studying physical therapy, she is still a die hard Philadelphia sports fan, as she is a native of South Jersey. While a DPT student, she was able to perform two co-operative education experiences as a physical therapy aide in outpatient orthopedic clinics, which helped grow her love for the pace and variety of the outpatient world. During her time at Northeastern, she was a member of the women’s club lacrosse team and loved being able to continue her athletic career beyond high school. Katie is passionate about the impact of movement on all aspects of a person’s life and strives to get her patients back to what they love doing!

Outside of the clinic, Katie likes to spend time with friends, family (including her 6 nieces and nephews) and her rescue dog, as well as running or lifting weights. She will also never turn down sushi. She can be contacted at katie@asispt.com

Sage Flynn

PT, DPT

Sage Flynn, PT, DPT earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of San Diego. She then decided to pursue health sciences in the field of physical therapy where she’s found her passion in assisting individuals restore optimal function. She went on to complete her Doctor of Physical Therapy from San Diego State University. During her education and clinical experiences, Sage has worked with many populations, including brain trauma recovery and San Diego State’s Adapted Athletics program. She’s experienced in treating various musculoskeletal and neurological conditions with an emphasis on individualized patient care focusing on manual techniques that are reinforced through therapeutic exercise. She takes pride in her ever expanding knowledge base to implement in treatment sessions.

When Sage isn’t in the clinic she loves outdoor activities and spending time with her beloved Rhodesian ridgeback- it’s rare when she doesn’t get her 10,000 steps a day.

Bryant Ngo

PT, DPT, CAFS

A highly skilled physical therapist with a passion for helping patients recover from post-operative orthopedic cases and lower extremity conditions. After graduating with a degree from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, San Marcos in 2021, Bryant has been dedicated to helping patients regain mobility and achieve optimal health through the use of manual physical therapy and functional exercises. With a patient-centered approach, Bryant focuses on tailoring treatment plans to each individual’s unique needs and goals. Bryant takes pride in staying up-to-date with the latest techniques and advancements in physical therapy to ensure the highest level of care for patients. When not in the clinic,

Bryant enjoys pursuing various hobbies such as golf, weightlifting, cooking, and road biking. With Bryant’s dedication to health and wellness, you can trust that you are in good hands when seeking physical therapy services.

Charlotte Viner

DPT

Charlotte received her Bachelor of Sciences in Exercise Science from California State University, Long Beach. She then went on to complete her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at California State University, Fresno after recognizing her passion for improving people’s health and wellness through the art of movement. Through her clinical experience and education, Charlotte was able to work with various age groups and a wide variety of diagnoses. She enjoys combining manual therapy techniques with therapeutic exercise, as well as staying up to date with recent research to provide the highest level of care for her patients so they can get back to doing what they love.

When not in the clinic, Charlotte enjoys attending sporting events, reading a good book, weightlifting, running, going to the beach, and exploring San Diego coffee shops on the hunt for the perfect cappuccino.

Dave Karg

DPT

Dave Karg received his Bachelor of Science in exercise science from Rutgers University. As an exercise science major, he used his skills and knowledge to become and personal trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist. Prior to Physical Therapy school, Dave gained valuable experience working with athletes and individuals of all ages focusing on a variety of exercise programs.

He continued his studies and went on to earn his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Kean University and found a passion for physical therapy and helping individuals get back to the things they love most.

Outside of the clinic, Dave enjoys outdoor activities such as golf, pickle ball and is going to learn how to surf! He is also a big sports fan and loves watching the New York Jets!

Brian Kaestner

PT,DPT

Brian Kaestner graduated from the University California Irvine with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He discovered his love of Physical Therapy while working at a PT clinic after graduation as a physical therapy aide. He went on to complete his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from California State University Northridge. Since then he has been living in San Diego working to help people in their recovery from various injuries and conditions.

When not working you can find him at the movies, eating Mexican food, or playing basketball. He originally is from the Bay Area and is a big fan of the San Francisco Giants and Sacramento Kings