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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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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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Juliana YavorksyPT, DPT

juliana.yavorsky@avidphysicaltherapy.com

Juliana was raised in Stockton, California. She attended and earned her degree in Kinesiology at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO where she met her husband Matty who is also a doctor of Physical Therapy with Avid.
 
After graduation they moved to Matty's hometown of Portland, Oregon to practice. After three years they moved to the desert and joined Avid Physical Therapy and Team Movement for Life. Juliana is currently pursuing her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification through the Orthopedic Residency Program at Team Movement for Life.
 
She has a passion for backpacking and being outdoors with Matty and her dog Penny. Juliana is also an excellent cook using plant-based recipes.
 
After three years practicing in Portland, Oregon, Juliana and Matty moved to the desert to be part of the Avid Physical Therapy team.

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