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.
Joseph Wisniewski, PT, DPT
Joe was born in Erie, Pennsylvania but was raised in Stow, Ohio and attended Stow-Munroe Falls High School. He graduated from Kent State University in 2016 with a degree in Exercises Physiology and a minor in Chemistry. He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Ohio University in 2020. There, he did research in the University Walking & Running Clinic on the use of wearable monitors as a valid and reliable alternative to 3D motion capture cameras with a force plate instrumented treadmill. During his clinical rotation, he did extended work with patients who have vestibular-related impairments and running-related injuries.
He chose to join the OPTI team because of the opportunity for professional development, the friendly staff, and connecting with patients. He is excited to work with patients to return them to their passions. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife, exploring California, running, biking, racing in marathons, triathlons, skiing, hiking, camping, mountaineering, scuba diving, and playing guitar.
Jason Oliveira, PT, DPT
Jason was born and raised in Hilmar, California and attended Hilmar High School. He graduated in 2017 from California State University, Stanislaus with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and concentration in Exercise Science. He then received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from California State University, Northridge in 2020. His doctoral project consisted of a comparison of lumbopelvic stabilization techniques in patients with chronic low back pain. After completing the doctorate program he returned to the Modesto area and joined the OPTI team as it provided the best environment to expand his passion and interests in orthopedics and sports as well as offering top quality one-on-one care.
During his free time, Jason enjoys engaging in activities including hiking/backpacking, running, and weight training. He also enjoys spending time with friends, family and his girlfriend, traveling, and attending shows and concerts.