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.
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.