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, OCS, 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

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

Haley Shetter

PT, DPT

Dr. Haley Shetter PT, DPT, graduated from Northern Arizona University, in 2015, with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science, in Exercise Science. Dr. Shetter knew she wanted to be a Physical Therapist after attending physical therapy herself, due to multiple sports injuries and after shadowing a PT during a career day in the 8th grade. Since then, she worked hard to achieve her goal of being a Doctor of Physical Therapy in the San Diego area, where she grew up.

Dr. Shetter continued her education at San Diego State University and worked towards specializing in Women’s Health Physical Therapy, she is currently a published author in the field. In addition to Women’s Health, Dr. Shetter has experience working with the athletic population utilizing her experience background in Applied Functional Science.

Haley grew up playing sports including, softball, field hockey and lacrosse. During her free time Haley is outdoors either hiking, paddle boarding or just enjoying the beautiful San Diego sunshine.

Education

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Exercise Science, Northern Arizona University
  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy San Diego State University

Advanced Education:

  • Herman & Wallace Pelvic Floor Level I
  • Herman & Wallace Athletes & Pelvic Rehabilitation
  • Gary Grey Chain Reaction

Professional Membership:

  • Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy

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.

Elena Hapke

PT, DPT

Elena graduated from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Biology. She then received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine, San Marcos. Her passion for manual therapy motivated her to complete a fellowship to further refine her skills through the Manual Therapy Institute, becoming a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT). Elena is passionate about improving functional movement and returning people back to the activities that bring them joy. Her expertise in manual therapy enables her to work with people of all ages and activity levels, and to provide the knowledge and tools to achieve their goals.

Elena grew up playing sports including soccer, track, and cross country. She continued running track at the NCAA level as a mid-distance runner at UC Davis. In her spare time, Elena enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with her husband and son, including hiking, running, and camping.
Elena can be reached at Elena@asispt.com

Education

Education

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • University of St. Augustine for
  • Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science: Exercise Biology,
  • University of California, Davis

Advanced Education

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT)
  • Extremity Integration
  • Advanced Evaluation and Manipulation of Pelvic, Lumbar and Thoracic Spine
  • Advanced Evaluation and Manipulation of the Cranio-facial, Cervical and Upper Thoracic Spine
  • Functional Analysis and Management of the Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex

Professional Membership

  • Member of the American Physical Therapy Association
  • Member of the California Physical Therapy Association
  • Member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists