Travis Bartelink, PT, DPT, SCS / Owner & Physical Therapist
Travis was born and raised in Escalon, California and attended Escalon High School. He graduated in 2005 from University of the Pacific with a degree in Sports Medicine and then earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Azusa Pacific University in 2008. There, his thesis work focused on rehabilitation and core stability related to spine health and had two published articles, Improving the Outcomes after Back Injury by a Core Muscle Strengthening Program, and Muscle Use During Exercise With a Mini Medicine Ball Compared to Other Abdominal Exercise.
He returned to Modesto to work for five years before starting his own practice. During that time, Travis developed a strong reputation in the community. He strives to stay at the forefront of new and progressive therapy techniques. His main focus is orthopedic and sport related injuries but has extensive experience in many areas of treatment. He is board certified as a Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS).Travis believes in educating the patient to make them an advocate for their own health.
In his spare time, Travis functions as the team physical therapist for Escalon High School and previously coached baseball there. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family. He is an avid San Francisco Giants fan and he also enjoys camping, fishing and anything sport related.
Tyler Finfrock, PT, DPT / Physical Therapist
Tyler was raised in Modesto, CA and attended Modesto High School. He graduated from San Francisco State University in 2013 with a degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Science. He then attended the University of St. Augustine in San Marcos, CA to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016. In physical therapy school, he took an interest in the areas of Orthopedics and Prosthetics, and wrote a case report discussing the effects of Anti-Gravity Treadmill Training for a patient with a lower extremity amputation.
He has returned to his hometown of Modesto to work as a physical therapist. He chose to work for OPTI because of the small clinic feel and close community integration. During this time, he hopes to help promote OPTI in aiding the population to become better movers and encourage pain free activities. Tyler enjoys living an active, healthy lifestyle. His hobbies include spending time with his wife and dog, traveling, playing and watching sports, exercising, and doing anything outdoors.
Dominic Valponi, PTA, BS
Dominic was raised in Modesto, CA and attended Beyer High School. In 2007, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise physiology from Chico State University. He later returned to school to attended Sacramento City College and received his Physical Therapist Assistant degree in 2016. In his time between schools, he gained exposure to physical therapy by working as a physical therapy aide.
He chose to join the OPTI team because of their knowledgeable and caring staff and the lengths they go to make each patients treatment individualized. He is excited for the opportunity to help patients return to the activities they love by implementing evidence-based treatments. His hobbies are fly fishing, cooking/barbecuing, and hiking. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, exercising, attending church, and going to Stanford football games.