Paul Newton, PT, CSCSPaul Newton, PT, CSCS

Paul Newton, PT, CSCSPaul Newton, PT, CSCS

Paul graduated from California State University, Northridge with a B.S. in Physical Therapy. After his internships in the Bay Area, he eventually settled into the El Dorado County region where he has been practicing for the last 13 years. His career has been shaped by his extensive continuing education and clientele. He has worked almost exclusively in orthopedics and sports physical therapy for the last 17 years. Paul has completed numerous year-long courses that have developed his manual skills as well as exercise and training practices.

Paul’s personal interests and professional goals have merged with his participation in endurance sports. He is a competitive triathlete and is currently working towards his coaching creditial. He competes/participates in endurance events year round. His continued education reflects his interest in performance enhancement of not just athletes, but those who which to go to the next level in their health/fitness. Paul has also received specialized training in the evaluation and treatment of golf injuries with success in decreasing symptoms and improved mechanics of the swing. Paul also enjoys spending time with his family doing activities such as cycling, kayaking, hiking, backpacking, traveling and keeping up with his two boys.

Chuck Orofino, PTChuck Orofino, PT

Chuck Orofino, PTChuck Orofino, PT

Chuck graduated from U.C. Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Health Studies and received his physical therapy degree from Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles in November of 1982.

Chuck worked in the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic clinic in L.A. where he worked with many professional athletes including the Lakers, Dodgers and Rams. He was responsible for the pre-season workouts for the L.A. Lakers, which included strength and flexibility training. He also did clinics for high school coaches on sports training and injuries.

After moving to the foothills in 1987 he started The Physical Edge a comprehensive physical therapy clinic in Cameron Park. During this time, in addition to managing the clinic and treating patients, he provided medical coverage for Ponderosa High School football teams for 18 years and worked with various gymnastic clubs.

He worked with the World Rope Skipping Federation doing clinics in the Mid-west for coaches from the U.S. and abroad. He also had a regular column in their monthly newsletters answering questions regarding injuries.

He spent two seasons working the medical tent for the U.S. Men’s Pro Beach Volleyball tour and has coached volleyball for Ponderosa High Schools boy’s club team and U.S.V.B.A. girls 14 and under. He currently coaches track and field at Holy Trinity School in Cameron Park.

Most recently Chuck has been working with Costco in Folsom and Rancho Cordova providing preventative care and treating their injured workers onsite.

Chuck’s treatment style focuses on manual therapy and exercise. Patient education is also very important to Chuck and his goal is to teach the individual techniques that they will be able to use on their own to optimize their physical health.

Chuck’s hobbies include: photography, hiking, waterskiing and volleyball.

Chuck has been providing physical therapy for El Dorado County for over 19 years and looks forward to continuing this work at Core Physical Therapy.

Tom Curry, MPT, CSCSTom Curry, MPT, CSCS

Tom Curry, MPT, CSCSTom Curry, MPT, CSCS

Tom graduated with from San Jose State University with a degree in Kinesiology/Athletic Training. During and after his undergraduate studies, Tom worked as a student Athletic Trainer at Stanford University and a Bay Area High School. He has also participated as a student trainer at several amateur events including the 18 and under USTA national championships from 1998-1999 in San Jose, CA. Tom later completed his graduate studies at Chapman University, where he earned a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 2002.

Recently, Tom has become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Tom’s skills as a manual therapist and experience in the athletic realm has allowed him to guide patients through the rehabilitation process to regain previous levels of functions in hopes of getting people back to work, back to sport and back to life.