Our Practice

Our Practice

HealthStream PT was established in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as a virtual outpatient physical therapy clinic servicing California. Our business model is to deliver quality one-on-one care to patients with limited access to nearby physical therapy. Physical therapy should always be just within reach.

STAFF
Amanda Chu, PT, DPT

Amanda attended undergrad at University of California, San Diego and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy at University of St. Augustine in 2014. In her free time, Amanda enjoys scuba diving, hiking, backpacking, camping, and the great outdoors.

Jesse Ortiz, DPT

Jesse Ortiz has spent most of his life in San Diego, California, where he earned his BS in Kinesiology from CSU San Marcos (San Diego) and his DPT degree from San Diego State University. He has also worked in Eugene, Oregon and Austin, Texas. He is passionate about working with a wide variety of patients with orthopaedic injuries. He is a Certified Manual Physical Therapist, recognized by the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. When not in the clinic, he can often be found in the gym, hiking, or enjoying sports events with friends and family.

Chad Julian, PT, DPT

Chad is a bilingual Doctor of Physical Therapy with 10 years of experience working in a variety of settings. Chad graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition from Point Loma University then went on to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Chapman University in Orange County California. Chad is passionate about improving his patient’s quality of life through movement, motivation and education. In his spare time, Chad is avid sailor, surfer, traveler and hobby chef. He enjoys spending his days on the ocean, exploring the offshore islands off the coast of California.

Priscilla Coghi-Bolanos, PTA

Priscilla is a recent Physical Therapist Assistant graduated from San Diego Mesa College. Priscilla is originally from Costa Rica however she has called San Diego her home for the last 7 years. Priscilla started her career in Costa Rica as a Physical Therapist from Universidad Santa Paula in 2005 and later complemented her career with an Associates in Occupational Health from Universidad Tecnica de Alajuela in 2007. Since then she has been passionate about helping patients achieve their goals in multiple settings. In her spare time, Priscilla enjoys hiking with her dogs and husband, going to the beach, dancing, and traveling.

Franklin Maphis, PTA

Franklin has been practicing in orthopedic outpatient care for 17 years, specializing and certified in aquatic rehabilitation and exercise. Originally from Washington, DC, Franklin joined PRN in 2003 after relocating to San Diego. As an avid swimmer himself, after joining PRN he has cultivated an interest and passion for aquatic therapy and is thrilled to be working with the majority or our patients in the pool. He has also acquired several certifications in manual therapy which he applies when working with our patients in the clinic. His interests include skating, volleyball, swimming, weight lifting, animals and gardening. He is the sole caretaker of our clinic flower garden and enjoys giving tours with his interested patients. He is a dog lover and shares his home with two dachshunds, Abbie and Molly and spends a lot of time at the dog park.

Nicole Jaffke, PTA

Nicole completed her BS in exercise physiology at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI and her masters degree in a sports medicine program at Azusa Pacific University. She then became a dual licensed medical professional as a Physical Therapist Assistant and a Certified Athletic Trainer. Previously, Nicole worked at an outpatient orthopedic physical therapy clinic in San Diego, treating and healing patients of all ages and abilities. Her passion is to help every single person live their healthiest, most active, pain-free life, filled with all the activities that they love. In her free time, Nicole is a competitive distance runner competing in the marathon distance. Besides logging miles, Nicole enjoys spending time at the beach or hiking with friends and family!

Victoria Gutierrez, PTA

Victoria has been a Physical Therapist Assistant almost 8 years. Upon her graduation from the University of California, Los Angeles with her Bachelor’s in the Science of Physiology in 2008, she began working as a physical therapy aide. In 2013, Victoria earned her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Mesa College. She then returned to work full time as a physical therapist assistant. Victoria enjoys working with patients to improve their quality of life. Victoria is fluent in Spanish.

Isaiah Spellman, PTA

Isaiah was born and raised in San Diego/Chula Vista California, where he received his PTA degree from Concorde Career College in 2016. Since then, Isaiah has spent most of his career in the skilled nursing and home health setting; working with a wide range of patients, where he has refined his skills in a variety of rehabilitation techniques. Isaiah believes in the importance of internal and external well-being in order to thrive and achieve a healthy life. In his free time he loves to study and preach the gospel, swim, weight lift/HIIT training, and watch movies.