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About Us

It is our belief and practice to treat the whole patient

​At Spirit Winds we have a caring and professional team of individuals dedicated to helping patients achieve their goals for healing and wellness. Each member is uniquely gifted with special skills and talents, which together, create a well-rounded team of professionals. Our staff is focused on providing a safe and healing environment, therapeutic tools, and education to assist you on your path toward well-being.

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Meet Our Therapists


Larry Hazen 

Larry Hazen MS PT has over 35 yrs experience in multiple patient-care settings as a staff Therapist & as a Manager of Rehabilitation Services.  Larry has extensive training working with Neurological & Oncology patients as well as Orthopedic patients. Larry enjoys sharing his extensive knowledge & techniques to empower his patients to continue their success as they transition from clinical visits to their home programs


Michele Jang 
Owner, PT

Michele was born and raised in San Francisco. She graduated from California State University, Long Beach in 1994 and started Spirit Winds Physical Therapy in 2000.  She has been an instructor, teaching manual therapy techniques in both the US and abroad. She continues to be involved with fostering continuing education for physical therapists and other healing professions. Always active both physically and mentally.  She’s been into; triathlons, competitive ballroom dancing and martial arts.  She dabbles in a whole lot of this and that, which includes: learning Spanish, playing the ukulele, cooking, traveling, and enjoying wine. She really enjoys bringing people together, helping them achieve their potential and building community.


Allyn Brown
Lead Physical Therapist
Pelvic Floor Therapist

Allyn is a physical therapy doctoral graduate from Loma Linda University. Prior to this, she attended both Pepperdine University and Azusa Pacific where she played collegiate soccer. Allyn is also certificated in Pelvic Floor and prides herself on staying up to date on current research to ensure that her patient's get the highest level quality of treatment She was born and raised in the mountain town of Lake Arrowhead, CA, which sparked her love for the outdoors. When Allyn isn’t working, you can find her hiking, snowboarding, camping, or hanging out with her husband and pup.


Halie Gordon
Certified Nutritional Physical Therapist

Halie grew up in Arcata, CA and completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a Minor in Dance from Humboldt State University. She then received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of California San Francisco. After PT school she became a Certified Nutritional Physical Therapist, allowing her to incorporate nutrition education into her treatments for a holistic approach to care. She enjoys empowering her patients to improve their quality of life through movement and exercise. Halie is working to become a certified pelvic floor therapist. In her free time she enjoys various outdoor activities (hiking, running, rock climbing), AcroYoga, cooking delicious plant-based foods, and hanging out with her dog, Cooper. 


Laura Knutson
Physical Therapist Assistant, Yoga Therapist

Laura is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and Yoga Instructor. She is passionate about blending Eastern and Western modalities of healing, and uses this application for both her yoga and PT patients. Outside of her profession Laura is a Mother, and sings in the band Sōleffect. 

Office Staff and Support

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Kiley Rudge
Patient Care Coordinator

I was born and raised in AG, long time athlete, love the outdoors, hiking, camping and adventures with my boyfriend and our doggo!  My work background is as a medical assistant in orthopedics.  

I look forward to assisting clients with their needs and to brighten your day. 


Rehab Tech

Addi was born in Visalia CA but was raised on the Central Coast. As a rehabilitation technician she aides in the physical needs of patients as well as manages high proficiency in the facility for an efficient work space for all. Addi studies Kinesiology with the goal of becoming a physical therapist herself. She enjoys weightlifting in her home gym, spending time with friends and family, singing, and creating content on social media. She hopes that her assistance can benefit all that visit SWPT!


Ashley Brown
Billing Services

Ashley Brown is a San Luis Obispo county native who enjoys her Los Osos beach lifestyle and loves to sing. She has a daughter and 2 doggies. Ashley has been billing in the medical field for over 18 years and enjoys the life she's created here on the Coast. 


Emily King
Social Media, Website

Born and raised in San Diego, Emily King is the content creator and website coordinator.  She has lived here in SLO for 23 yeras.  Emily is also an elementary classroom teacher in San Luis Coastal Unified.  When she's not teaching or on the computer, she enjoys running, home projects, and spending time with her husband, son, and two doggies.  

Trainers and Specialists


Tommy Miner
Boxing Instructor

Tommy is an experienced boxing coach who has been training with clients of all levels for many years.  


Sierra Butlar

Sierra is the head of Loba Muay Thai. She loves sharing her passion with others, and her goal is to create a place where anyone can learn and train. Sierra loves to meet new people and outside of instructing she is a Welder.


Dave Sanchez

"I love working with and teaching others. Helping people achieve their goals and improve their daily lives,  through fitness, is my passion and joy in life."  Outside of work Dave enjoys disc golf, running, hiking and basketball. 


Alyse Meza

Alyse is a fitness enthusiast, and coach, L1 cert xfit coach, and wellness advocate.  She strength-trains clients and believes that the best motivation comes from within.  Her classes range from a HIIT style to increasing mobility and flexibility.  Alyse is an accomplished gymnist and native of Morro Bay.

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