Dianne Smith, P.T.
Dianne graduated from Loma Linda University in 1992 with a Master’s Degree in physical therapy. She has been practicing at Physical Therapy-Sports Institute (PTSI), an outpatient physical therapy practice, for the past 20 years. As a senior therapist in the clinic, Dianne’s expertise in sports and orthopedic therapy applications as well as in home health.
She is a native of Southern California and was born and raised in San Diego County.
Her hobbies include bike riding, gardening, cooking and enjoying the great outdoors.
Dianne believes her patients give back to her as much as she gives to them. She considers families a blessing and God as her guiding light.
Monica Miller, D.P.T
Monica is an Inland Empire Native. She always knew she wanted to be in the medical field, but did not decide on Physical Therapy until she was injured in college, where she was an elite swimmer in the Butterfly and Backstroke with hopes of Olympic Trials. She underwent a few months of Physical Therapy and felt her career calling her.
Monica earned a B.S. in Kinesiology and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2005. Since then, she has had a wide range of experience including outpatient orthopedics, wound care, acute care, and spent four years as the director and treating therapist of a large Workers Compensation Physical Therapy clinic. She is also a certified M.D.T. therapist (Mechanical Diagnosis & Treatment a.k.a. McKenzie method)
Monica joined the PTSI team because she found the “feel” she was looking for. She wanted a clinic with that “small enough to care” attitude, along with the expertise and knowledge to make a difference. She enjoys the professional staff from the front desk to the Physical Therapists. She is always looking to learn new techniques that she can use to heal her patients and restore their function as fast and safely as possible.
Nothing comes easy, but Monica will help her patients along on their journey
Robert Amador, P.T.A.
Robert is a veteran of the US Army. He served in the 82nd Airborne Division for several years. Injuries initially exposed him to physical therapy as a patient. He is a sports enthusiast, a fan of all sports with a passion for the capabilities of the human body. Soccer and long distance running have been daily mainstays until injuries forced him to now enjoy these sports from the sidelines. When not in the clinic, he can be found practicing an active lifestyle through hiking, biking, swimming and weight lifting.
Robert graduated from Loma Linda University, where he earned his Physical Therapy Assistant Associate of Science Degree. As a licensed PTA he is passionate about his job and the work put forth in helping his patients achieve their clinical and personal goals. He understands what it’s like to be a patient and integrates previous experiences in his treatments.
Charles Schelly, D.C.
Dr. Schelly attended UC Riverside for his undergraduate requirements prior to being accepted to the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (LACC). He completed his clinical residency at the LACC Glendale Clinic prior to his externship with Dr. Ruth Gray in Anaheim. After an associate position in Hesperia, he opened his own chiropractic practice in Idyllwild, CA.
In 2009 he joined the Physical Therapy Sports Institute Team to enhance the services provided to the valley residents.
Dr. Schelly was raised in the warm sunshine of Palm Desert, Ca. He and his wife are raising their two boys and daughter in Idyllwild, CA. His passion is volunteering and serving his community. School organizations along with sports teams, scouting and church keeps Dr. Schelly’s schedule full throughout the year.
Jennifer Schaffner, C.M.P.
Jennifer has been with PTSI for over 5 years. She graduated from Academy of Holistic Health Arts in 2012 and is certified by the State of California as a Certified Massage Practitioner.
Jennifer was born and raised in the San Jacinto Valley.
Her passion for massage began as a child when she would massage friends and family just to help them. She believes in the benefits massage provides and looks forward to helping others in the community and is an important part of PTSI’s patient wellness plan.