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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.

Greg Retzer, PT, DPT

Physical Therapists

Greg grew up locally here in Chico and earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration at Pacific Union College before getting his doctorate from Loma Linda University. He enjoys watching sporting events and cheers for the San Jose Sharks, SF Giants and 49’ers .

Christian Peterson, PT, DPT

Physical Therapists

Christian grew up in Chico and earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from Chico State before getting his doctorate in physical therapy from University of Puget Sound.  In his spare time, Christian enjoys being outdoors and has done quite a bit of mountain climbing, most recently summiting Mt. McKinley.

Jody Beach

Office Manager

Jody is the office manager and coordinator of our billing department.  She is happy to help you with any insurance or billing related questions. She has held a license with the CA Department of Insurance since 1995 and holds two degrees in medical office operations and billing/coding procedures.   Jody enjoys hiking, fishing, sports and spending time with her family.

Chelsea McCormack, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist
Physical Therapists

Chelsea grew up in Placerville, Calfornia and earned her bachelor’s degree from Chico State University in exercise physiology and went on to graduate from Sacramento State University with her doctorate in physical therapy. She enjoys snowboarding, playing soccer and volleyball and going on hikes or to the river with her dog.

Michael Crabtree

Physical Therapy Aides

Michael is from Yuba City and is an exercise physiology major at Chico State.

Melissa Miley

Physical Therapy Aides

Melissa is from Chico and is an exercise physiology major at Chico State.

Sydney Swanson

Front Desk Coordinator

Sydney grew up in Paradise and is currently a student at Butte College.  She hopes to apply for the nursing program in the Spring of 2018.  Sydney enjoys being outdoors with her dog and in her free time she enjoys being with her family.

Corrine Truhe

Front Desk Coordinator

Corrine grew up in Redding and moved to Chico in 2001.  She immediately went into the medical field and felt passionate about helping others.  In 2015 she graduated from Butte College with a degree in Social and Behavioral Science.  She enjoys spending time with her children, cooking and exploring the beauty of the northstate.

Austin Fleming

Physical Therapy Aides

Austin is from Sonora and is an Exercise Physiology student at Chico State.

Briley Fumasi

Physical Therapy Aides

Briley is from Orland graduated from CSU Fullerton with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology.

Sarah Meyer, PT, DPT

Physical Therapists

Sarah grew up in Wisconsin, and received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Her love of being active and helping others persuaded her to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Diego, CA. Her husband got  a job teaching at Chico State, which brought them both to Chico July 2016. She is furthering her education in physical therapy to become a Orthopedic Certified Specialist starting in July. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, biking, and cooking.

Rory Wilson

Physical Therapy Aides

Rory is from Redding, CA and is a student at Chico State majoring in Exercise Physiology.

Courtney Foster

Physical Therapy Aides

Courtney is from Dublin, CA and is a student at CSU Chico majoring in Exercise Physiology.

Neelufar Khosraviani, PT, DPT

Physical Therapists

Neelufar was born in Oregon and earned her Bachelor of Science in Physiology & Neuroscience from UC San Diego. She then moved to Arizona to obtain her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Midwestern University – Glendale. She enjoys painting wildlife, baking, and traveling.

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