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You’re in good hands.

We’ve assembled a top-notch crew of therapists to speed you to recovery. They’re highly skilled and caring people, dedicated to seeing you well again.

Leigh Langerwerf, PT, DPT, Owner and Founder of BPPT

Physical Therapists

Leigh’s the owner of Butte Premier Physical Therapy. He grew up in Durham and returned there to live after receiving a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from Chico State, as well as a doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Southern California.

He’s a huge fan of baseball, college football, and spending time with his wife and kids.

Jessica Harcos, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Jessica attended UC Irvine for her bachelor’s degree and then attended Cerritos College’s Physical Therapist Assistant program. She practiced for five years in Huntington Beach, specializing in aquatic rehabilitation before moving her family up to Chico. She is a lover of all things water related from surfing at Bolsa Chica to swimming at Salmon Hole.

Rochanne Teems


Rochanne started her career working with BCBS of Utah and after 15 years she left to manage a family practice clinic for 11 years, before stepping into physical therapy billing and accounts.  She is now very happy to be a part of the BPPT team.  Rochanne enjoys studying her Bible, volunteering, family, friends, and travel.  She is blessed with 3 fantastic kiddos, and a wonderful husband.

Caren Eubanks


Having graduated from Shorter College in Rome, GA with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in psychology with a minor in religion, Caren Eubanks pursued several careers to include auto insurance and banking before finally settling into medical billing and collections where she has performed such duties as insurance verification, billing, payment posting, account follow up, refunds, and even some credentialing for the last 15 years.

Erik Karchev, PT, DPT

Physical Therapists

Erik was raised in Arizona and moved to California in 2019.  He attended physical therapy school at Midwestern University in Arizona. Born in Germany, his family moved to the United States in the early 90s. He enjoys cooking, fishing, watching and playing sports, and spending time with friends and family. He enjoys interacting with people, from small talk to intellectual conversations. He speaks English, Bulgarian, and Spanish, and spends his free time traveling the world.

Nic Anderson, PT, DPT

Physical Therapists

Nic is a physical therapist from Colorado Springs, Colorado who moved to California in 2024. After completing a bachelor in music degree from the University of Northern Colorado, he attended physical therapy school in Provo, Utah at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Nic is a passionate physical therapist who enjoys meeting different people and helping them reach their personal and physical goals. In his free time, he likes whitewater kayaking, playing music, and spending time with his family. 

Jasmine Sanchez, PT, DPT

Physical Therapists

Jasmine grew up in Oklahoma and earned her bachelor’s degree in health and exercise science at the University of Oklahoma and doctorate of physical therapy from Hanover College in Indiana. She is the first generation from her family to attend college and is fluent in Spanish. She enjoys traveling, hiking, resistance training, live music, and spending time outdoors. Jasmine has a passion for helping others explore their physical abilities and return back to doing the activities they love.

Lauren Rigsbee, PT, DPT

Physical Therapists

Lauren is a native of Butte County. She grew up in Durham and enjoyed competing in as many sports as she could. She believes that in the making of a well rounded athlete or active person, exposure to different types of movement enables them to be more creative movers and competitors! She played softball at a collegiate level for San Jose State, where she studied Kinesiology. Afterwards she traded her royal blue for hunter green and earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy as a Sacramento State Hornet. Lauren practiced in a sports performance setting prior to returning to her hometown and is passionate about bringing the concept of high performance not only to athletes, but to all active minded people who want to challenge themselves to optimize their health and movement. When she is not in the clinic Lauren enjoys getting outdoors, snowboarding, paddleboarding, horseback riding, going for walks, traveling and spending time with the people she loves. 

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