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The desert is known for it's older adults and we're here to specifically help you.  With our Core Values:  Empower Others, Have Fun While Getting the Work Done, Respect All, Deliver the WOW and Be Simply the Best! we want to bring a unique boutique service with true 'customer service' to your doorstep.  The desert is known for it's catering so allow us to cater to you.

Our love and passion is the older adults and providing therapy and massage services that enhance functional mobility is what we do.  Give us a call and we'll be On The Move to you.

Kelly Muller, DPT- Founder/President

Kelly earned her Masters in Physical Therapy from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN in 1997.  After the physical therapy industry introduced a doctorate program, Kelly returned to school and in 2012 obtained her transitional DPT from Des Moines University. 

She started at a very young age as a candy-striper volunteer and progressed to being the Regional Vice President for a large post acute care provider, where Kelly provided PT/OT/ST leadership to 120+ primarily skilled nursing communities.  Kelly now wants to do what is possible to limit and prevent older adults from needing the services she previously worked so hard to provide.

Kelly has a certification in the Otago Exercise and Balance Program which is geared toward reducing falls by up to 40% in the geriatric population.  She is excited to bring this simple yet regimented program to seniors of the Coachella Valley.

Kelly  often says, "Our older adults have so much to lose: their independence, their dignity and their pride.  We don't want one incident to take away what our patients have spent a lifetime building.  They are the wisdom of our society.  It's up to us and our On The Move Rehab Team to help retain, regain and rebuild what is possible!"

Annjanet Ocampo-Luna Office Assistant

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Michele Michael, MSPT

Michele is a native of the Ohio/Pennsylvania area and moved to California in 2005 with her son and daughter; she made Desert Hot Springs her home in 2011.  Michele earned her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Grove City College in Grove City, PA in 1990 and a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from Des Moines University in 1992.

Her passion has been consistent---caring for the aging population or any individual less fortunate--- develop a plan of care that will allow for the highest level of independence.

The past 25 years in healthcare have afforded Michele the opportunity to gain perspective on the corporate side of the industry and achieve clinical success while operationally managing multi sites and states.

The passion for improving the lives of others, specifically the geriatric population, remains an opportunity for Michele. She has been consistent in teaching and training others that clinical reasoning, strong supportive plans of care and patient centered quality services will allow successful outcomes. 

As the healthcare industry continues to change and evolve, Michele believes the fundamentals should remain the same. Being an integral part of the On The Move Rehab team will allow Michele to bring additional professional quality care to the Coachella Valley and right to the patient…in their home.

Steve Lockard, MS PT

Steve Lockard received his Bachelor of Science Degree and Physical Therapy certification from the University of Iowa in 1973 - a seasoned therapist indeed. After spending several years providing services to pediatric patients with neurologic impairment, Steve returned to school for a Masters in physical therapy specializing in Developmental Disabilities. These interests led him to study with one of his fields major theorist, His career has focused on the care of patients with neurologic disorders – stroke, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, MS, cerebral palsy, head Injury.

After moving to CA in 1978, Steve became a lead therapist in several rehabilitation centers in southern CA. He pursued extensive continued education in his specialty area and provided education and mentoring for graduate therapists at a local and national level. Over his lengthy career, he has provided home based services, ran his own outpatient clinic for neuro-rehabilitation in the south bay, and worked in a skilled nursing facility.

Steve likes to think he has “seen it all”. But he realized over the years, that given the complexity of our central nervous system, each patient has a unique experience in their disability and recovery. He believes a therapeutic encounter should offer patients the opportunity to improve their functional capabilities – “from day to day, week to week, year to year, and sometimes minute to minute”.

Nancy DeMilt, MSPT

Nancy was born, raised, and starting to grow old on Long Island, NY so she decided to move to the California desert for a fresh start and new adventures. She is thrilled this includes being a member of the On The Move Rehab team. Nancy received her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Columbia University in 1993 and began her PT career working in several Orthopedic clinics in Manhattan and Long Island. Throughout her career, Nancy has provided physical therapy services to a wide range of patient populations, but in more recent years has focused her treatment on Home Care and Geriatric physical therapy. Nancy also obtained an Executive Certificate in Home Modifications from the USC School of Gerontology and became a Certified Aging in Place Specialist, so that she may provide a number a services to seniors and older adults in their own homes, including home safety and accessibility assessments, falls prevention, balance training, as well as general strengthening and conditioning. Outside of work, Nancy enjoys travelling, hiking, reading and spending time with her two amazing daughters.

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Nicole Bower, DPT

Nicole moved to Southern California from New England in 2009 after graduating from Northeastern University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. 

Nicole has an extensive orthopedic background, and being a lifelong athlete herself, she truly understand the impact on the mind, body and spirit when you are robbed of your ability to perform at an acceptable or functional level. 

 When working with Nicole, you are choosing to identify and treat the cause of your condition or deficit, rather than putting a band-aid on your symptoms or issues. Prevention > Treatment. 

 Her therapeutic approach places an emphasis on functional movement and exercise/strength training with an integration of neuromuscular education, manual therapy and patient education. 

Nicole truly enjoys teaching and empowering individuals to meet their goals and reach their optimum level of function.

“The more opportunities I have to interact with patients, the more they teach me and

Nicole Bower

Imold my practice of physical therapy. My career goal is to be able to help my patients to live a healthier, more balanced life style.”

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Steve Phillips, MPT

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Brian Bonney, DPT

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Magdalena Lenkowski, PT

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John Carey, PT

After working as a transportation aide in Redwood City Sequoia Hospital and seeing the progress and happiness of both the patients and therapists, John set his sights on becoming a PT.  After many rounds of table tennis and handball, John got his PT degree from Loma Linda University in 1973. 

John worked in the acute care hospital setting for 10 years and saw a need for compassionate care in the elderly population.  He transitioned to SNF and worked there for 6 years making his way to the home health setting for 18 years.  John then 'retired' yet continued to work for 3 hospice companies for 14 years. 

If you've done the math that's 48 years of experience with patient care.  He's now joining On The Move Rehab and is looking forward to meeting many more clients to keep them safe and strong at home!  This quality of life John feels is the key to a happy active lifestyle.

In John's free time he enjoys working on cars, cooking, and assisting his wife with home duties.

Kim Burton, DPT, CSCS

Kim grew up here in Palm Springs and became interested in Physical Therapy when she was 16. She now has had a career in Physical Therapy for creeping up on 40 years. Kim graduated from Loma Linda University with her Bachelor’s Degree in 1987 and returned to Loma Linda for her Masters and Doctor of Physical Therapy Degrees graduating in 2007. 

Kim specialize in Pelvic Health Physical Therapy, Orthopedics, Ergonomics and Injured workers. Kim very much enjoys being a PT and loves her patients.  Kim also perpetually loves to learn. 

Roy Burton, DPT, CSCS

Roy has been practicing Outpatient Physical Therapy for over 30 years.  He received his Doctorate degree from Loma Linda University here in CA.  Roy has gained further expertise in LSVT Big and Loud as well as PWR!Moves certification to help those clients primarily who have Parkinson's disease.  He also has certifications as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Vestibular and Balance certification from the American Balance Institute.  Roy has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association with membership in the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Special Interest Group his entire career.

Roy enjoys the personal contact of getting to know his patients so he can design an individual plan to achieve the best outcomes to return patients to their most active lifestyle, enjoying life again.
and yes...Roy is Kim's other half :)

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Patrick Lewis, DPT

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Chris Bastardi, DPT

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Raemar Coloma, DPT

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Mitzi Reul, PT (Seasonal)

Mitzi joins On The Move Rehab with over 20 yrs experience in outpatient PT.  Mitzi had a sports and orthopedic Physical Therapy practice in New York City which was the PT clinic of choice for renowned surgeon, Dr. Steadman's, patients sustaining ACL injuries.  While in NYC during the baseball strike of the mid 90's, Mitzi rehabilitated New York City-based pitchers for the Oakland A's and Detroit Tigers working closely with their head trainers and physicians.  She was also the PT for a women's running team called 'Moving Comfort' and spent a couple years working with senior tennis stars such as Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe in Westchester at the Nuveen Tennis Tournament.

Locally, Mitzi has spent a number of years with Eisenhower Medical Center, treating patients in their outpatient based practices.  Mitzi specializes in balance disorders, shoulder injuries, orthopedic ailments, and is well versed in most physical therapy needs from her vast career in outpatient therapy.

Lesley Palmgren, PT (Seasonal)

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Linda Roy, PT (Seasonal)

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Rose Schreiner, OTR/L

Rose received her B.S. degree in OT from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA.  Returning to CA she began her career as a staff therapist at Rancho Los Amigos Hospital.  During her time at Rancho she worked on stroke, neuro-medical, and cardiac services and also conducted seminars for the medical community.

Her career has taken her to major hospitals along the West Coast including Sacred Heart in Eugene, OR, Emanual Hospital in Portland, OR and the University of WA Medical Center in Seattle, WA.  She has worked primarily with adults in the acute and rehab settings who have had a variety of diagnosis including CVA, spinal cord injury, brain injury, Guillain Barre, cardiac, pulmonary, transplants, bariatric, ortho, and cancer diagnosis.

For the past 15 years Rose has been developing her skills in Home Health, in charge of the entire Snohomish County population of patients seen by a local Home Health Agency.  After living and working in the NW for many years this native Californian is returning home and has joined the 'family' at On The Move Rehab.

Tim Smith, MOT, OTR/L

Tim earned his Masters in Occupational Therapy from Loma Linda University in 2012. Throughout school, Tim could be found spending his free time helping those in need.  Now he has made a career out of assisting patients of varied abilities, increasing their physical capabilities and what they can do so they can enjoy their everyday independence.

Tim takes great pleasure and pride in providing the absolute best, evidence-based occupational therapy practice there is to offer.  He understands the value of research and what it tells us our patients are capable of.  He partners well with all disciplines to ensure a well-rounded approach to overall patient care.

With an already diverse background in working with individuals of all ages and diagnosis, Tim has an abundance of therapeutic knowledge and a skill set to increase anyone’s functional independence and performance in the aspects of one's life that is most important to them.

Tim is pleased to be a part of On The Move Rehab's Occupational Therapy Team!

Diana Melendez, OTR/L

Diana is a native of Detroit, MI. She graduated from Wayne State University in 2005 with a Bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy and Psychology. She started her career working in downtown Detroit working with the adult population. Diana moved to the desert in 2007 and has worked in several settings in the Coachella Valley including inpatient rehab, inpatient acute, pediatrics, outpatient rehab and home health.  Through her experiences, she has found she enjoys working with the older adult population when they can be in their home the most rewarding.

Diana lives here in the Coachella Valley with her family.

Karah Shouse, OTR/L

Karah earned her Master’s in Occupational Therapy at Loma Linda University in 2020. From a young age, her sister Katelynn who has Down Syndrome has inspired and motivated her to pursue the occupational therapy field. Karah has gained experience in a wide variety of settings such as pediatric outpatient clinics, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and acute care hospitals throughout Southern California. She provides client-centered care to achieve the goals of her clients for meaningful participation. Karah loves getting to know her clients and forming specialized treatments to meet the client’s needs. She aspires to keep her treatment’s fun and creative to give you a new and original experience to look forward to each session.

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Tina Miller, OTR/L

Tina was born and raised in California.  She graduated with her husband from the OT program at San Jose State University in 1994.  She has worked in various settings including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, schools, acute rehab and hospitals, outpatient, and home health. She and her husband moved to the desert in 2020 as “empty nesters” and she found work at Eisenhower Hospital and Vibra Rehab and now On The Move Rehab. She is a certified lymphatic therapist and specializes in treating patients with excessive swelling and lymphedema.  For fun she enjoys going to the beach and talking about God, the Bible, and Israel.  She is happy to pray with you if you request.

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Sandra Avina, OT/L

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Semeli 'Sam' Reyes, MS-CCC, SLP

Sam was born in Illinois, but has lived in the Coachella Valley since age 6, with the exception of a couple of years in San Diego and a few years in Northern California. She completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communicative Disorders from the University of Redlands, finishing in the year 2000. Sam has since worked in the acute setting, the outpatient setting, skilled nursing facilities and in the home health setting. Sam truly loves her job, enjoys meeting new patients and helping them improve their communication, cognition and swallow.

In her off time, Sam loves spending time with her family,(especially trips to the beach). Sam is excited to work with On The Move Rehab!

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'Manny' Matha, Utility Player

Manny is a native of India where he is a physical therapist.  His career started out in an acute hospital setting where his primary focus was with cardiopulmonary, post stroke, and acute spinal cord injury patients.  After a couple years gaining clinical experience, Manny opened his own physiotherapy company. His clientele included primarily orthopeadic/post surgical rehab patients.  Manny specializes in manual therapy, mobilization and modalities to ensure good recovery.  Manny also had the pleasure of working along side a neuro MD treating his patients who had cervical and lumbar pain. 

With On The Move Rehab, Manny's priorities will be providing water aerobics classes, 'Fix It' Clinics and Senior Fit Testing with our affiliate partners as well as providing maintenance programs for clients wishing carryover with an established PT/OT or ST program. 

Manny enjoys working with the geriatric population to improve their functional ability in any way possible and is a huge asset to On The Move! 

Amy Burns, Utility Player

Amy grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from MATC in Milwaukee in 1993 with an AA in applied science within the field of OT.  Out of school, Amy took a therapy travel position allowing her to work in a variety of settings and with many different diagnoses.  Her travel experiences took her West ending up at UCLA in CA. While there, Amy had the opportunity to study alternative medicine and in 2001 earned her Massage Therapy credentials, becoming a Shiatsu Therapist . She found this an excellent adjunct to her field.  She has worked in geriatric physical disabilities helping older adults regain their mobility for 28 years and is looking forward to assisting clients in gaining/ maintaining their independence at home.

Wendy Padilla, CMT

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Little Missy, Choir Girl-New Kid on the Block


Missy joined the team in May of 2019.  Somehow she found herself at the young age of 6 months at Golden Retrievers and Friends of S. CA looking for a new home.  I think it was during her short time there she got her BIG personality.  For a 10# MaltiPoo she's got a lot to say.  There is not a choir this girl won't join or start!  And...she loves to be On The Move so she's a perfect fit.  Thank goodness for her friends she gets to visit several days a week while Mom's out working.  Her favorite pasttime is watching TV and she can name that commercial in 1 note!

"The reason a dog has so many friends is because he wags his tail instead of his tongue."                                                                                                           ~unknown

Sexy Lexi, TOP DOG-Chairman of the Board


Lexi, now with angel wings watching over the Board, spent her younger years out roaming the streets of the Coachella Valley.  It was in February 2007, at the guesstimated age of 3, that she and Kelly met at a local rescue shelter.  She is an absolute love and brings joy to many.  Thought to be a Shih-Tzu Yorkie Mix, she has bright eyes and a smile you'll remember!  She's spent many days in the therapy gyms of skilled nursing facilities so if you need a little 4-legged love during your treatment put in the request and we'll see if we can't get her there. 

"Not every person knows how to love a dog, but every dog knows how to love a person."                                                                                                           ~unknown

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