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We believe we can do more together than we can alone. Our goal is to improve the lives of those we touch by applying current and effective treatment paradigms in a healthy, healing atmosphere, encouraging progress. We look forward to serving you!

Our Team

Luke GentryClinic Director - PT, DPT, OCS

luke@avidphysicaltherapy.com

Luke D. Gentry started his university education at Western Oregon University where he studied Business and Biology. From there, he continued his studies at Trinity Western University in British Colombia, Canada to complete a Bachelors degree in Human Kinetics (Kinesiology) in 2004.

At Trinity Western University, he worked as a Sports Therapist for the Men’s Basketball team for three years. Luke then pursued a graduate degree at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California in which he earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2007. Luke went on to complete a post-doctoral residency in orthopedics and became a board certified orthopedic clinic specialist (OCS). He is actively involved with various local schools and the community charities to improve the overall healthcare education and lifestyle. He enjoys all sorts of outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, climbing, jogging, white water rafting and kayaking, in addition to enjoying spending time with his wife Crystal.

Education
Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA 
Doctor of Physical Therapy, December 2007

Trinity Western University, Langley, BC
Canada Bachelor of Human Kinetics (Kinesiology), April 2004

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Matthew WilsonPT, DPT

matthew.wilson@avidphysicaltherapy.com

Matthew Wilson was born and raised in Western Massachusetts, and then started his university education at the University of Miami, where he studied Exercise Physiology with minors in Sports Medicine and Business Administration. While at school Matthew was a Division I varsity athlete in cross country and track & field.

He ended his career as the 2nd fastest miler in school history and was named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll three times. After college, Matthew worked as a physical therapy aide in an outpatient orthopedic clinic and started a weekly community wellness program at the local high school to promote healthy lifestyles. He also coached the high school cross country and track & field teams, and received his United States Track and Field Coaching Certificate.

Matthew pursued his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Marcos, CA. During his time at school he was a class representative in the Student Physical Therapy Associate and worked as a teacher's assistant. He also completed his Manual Therapy Certification course work and looks forward to completing his certification. He graduated in December 2015 with High Honors.

After graduation Matthew moved to the Coachella Valley to begin his career at Avid Physical Therapy. He is planning to start the Orthopedic Residency program in July 2016 to hone his skills while becoming an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. He enjoys working within an active community and helping patients regain functionality to return to their hobbies and jobs without pain. He also has experience consulting with NFL players.

Outside of work, Matthew enjoys running, playing football and basketball, and looks forward to getting more involved with the Coachella Valley community. He hopes to become involved with youth/high school track & field and help promote community wellness.

Education
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences: San Marcos, CA 
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, December 2015 

University of Miami: Coral Gables, FL 
B.S.Ed. Exercise Physiology Minors: Business Administration and Sports Medicine May 2012 

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Diana HuffmanPT, DPT

diana.huffman@avidphysicaltherapy.com

Diana is a certified vestibular specialist through Emory University and a concussion specialist working with the high schools of Coachella Valley and College of the Desert for IMPACT testing. She is the director of Avid Physical Therapy's vestibular program and is currently completing the Team Movement for Life director track. She enjoys mentoring and training physical therapy students interested in a vestibular specialty.

She attended Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York to obtain her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. While at Clarkson University, she received numerous awards and scholarships for her leadership skills and academic achievements and participation. She was a leading member of her school’s American Physical Therapy Association Student Representatives, where she helped organize and run a regional student conclave.

Her undergraduate education began in Flagstaff, Arizona focusing on Exercise Science at Northern Arizona University. Diana made her way back to California to continue her education at California State University of Northridge, where she earned her Bachelors of Science in kinesiology with an emphasis in dance. When not practicing physical therapy, Diana enjoys baking, gardening, tennis, cycling, hiking and camping.

Education
Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY
Doctorate in Physical Therapy, 2013

California State University of Northridge
Bachelor of Kinesiology and Dance, 2007

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Zainab KothariPT, MS, DPT

zkothari@avidphysicaltherapy.com

Zainab was raised in Mumbai, India and migrated to United States for college about a decade ago. She fulfilled her dream of working in healthcare by becoming a Physical Therapist. Her journey started at Ohio State University where she received her BS in Health Science and minor in Theatre in 2012. She then went on to pursue DPT at Duke University and graduated with her DPT in 2015. She had the opportunity to go back home and work in Orthopedic Spine setting for 2 years. She then pursued MS in Health and Rehab Science with musculoskeletal focus at University of Pittsburgh from where she graduated in August 2018. Outside of school and her profession, she enjoys sunshine, exploring nature, hiking with her fiancé and trying new restaurants. She is a traveller and hopes to visit at least one new country every year.

Education
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
MS Health and Rehabilitation Science in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy, August 2018

Duke University, Durham, NC
Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2015

Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
BS Health Sciences, June 2012

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Asia RothPTA

aroth@avidphysicaltherapy.com

Asia graduated from the Physical Therapist Assistant program with honors at Concorde Career College in 2017 with an Associate in science degree.  She always knew she wanted to help people, and when she was introduced to the field of physical therapy, she knew she found her passion.  In her spare time, she enjoys camping, exploring and spending time with her son.  

Education
Concorde Career College , Los Angeles, California
Physical Therapist Assistant, 2017 

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