THE TEAM

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James Mawhiney PT, DPT

"Hello, my name is James Mawhiney and I am a Physical Therapist. I graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 2010. I have owned and operated Shelley A. Cooper, PT since 2015. Each year I expand my knowledge and skills as a therapist. I enjoy learning about the latest treatment approaches, scientific studies, and different conditions. I work extensively with seniors to help prevent falls by using balance and fall prevention training. In addition, I have expertise in sports injury prevention and rehab, joint replacement rehabilitation, and spinal injuries. The best part of being a physical therapist is the internal reward that I get every time I make a difference in someone's life. I cannot tell you how many times a person comes in frustrated, 

discouraged, and in some cases hopeless. Helping people is my calling in life. Here I get to do it in the way of being a physical therapist!
I share my life with Sherronna, my wife of nearly 20 years, along with our

7 wonderful children. I attend church services with my family. I also enjoy coaching youth sports.  We are active in serving our community, spending

time with our family, friends, and attending youth sports. In addition, I participate in Spartan races, half-marathons, and 5k races throughout the year."

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Kim Burton PT, DPT

"My name is Kim Burton. I have been a Physical Therapist for approximately 40 years. I have extensive experience in orthopedics, work related injuries, and ergonomics. I graduated with my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Loma Linda University. Besides my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, an Ergonomic Assessment Specialist, and I am certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage. I enjoy learning, and I am blessed to be able to do what I love."

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Veronica Kennedy, PTA

"I’m Veronica. I graduated from Loma Linda University in 2019 and immediately following began my career as a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. I have experience working with patients of all ages in the outpatient setting. I'm passionate about treating each patient as a whole person, not an injury or diagnosis, to improve their function and quality of life. I have a special interest in treating patients with Parkinson’s Disease and I am a certified LSVT BIG provider. When I’m not treating patients, I enjoy painting, crafting, reading and spending time with my six amazing boys and extended family."

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Daniel Pereyra, PTA

"Hi, my name is Daniel Pereyra. I graduated from Loma Linda University, receiving the honor of being placed
on the Dean's list every quarter. I enjoy teaching my patients about the inner workings of the body and believe that this assists with recovery. It is my mindset that when someone understands why they need to
partake in physical therapy they are more inclined to participate. I enjoy discovering new ways to challenge my patients, allowing them grow and attain functional mobility needed to fulfill their acts of daily living as well as participate in community activities. This is important to me because if we aren't moving, we aren't living."

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Cody Shimabukuro PT, DPT

"My name is Cody Shimabukuro and I have been a licensed Physical Therapist for over 3 years.  I am originally from Pearl City, Hawaii and relocated to Southern California in 2013.  I am a graduate of Loma Linda University Health with my Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Master’s Degree in Orthotics & Prosthetics.  I have worked in various inpatient and outpatient settings though developed a passion for orthopedics and sports rehabilitation with experience working with high school, college and professional athletes. To further my learning I have taken continuing education courses with Movement Links and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization and am currently working on my performance training certification from EXOS in San Diego. My goal is to help active people stay active and achieve their personal goals. When I’m not working, I am exploring the desert and being a foodie with my girlfriend and fur baby, Mochi."

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Shelley A. Cooper, PT

"My journey as a Physical Therapist and owner of a Physical Therapy practice for 25 years has been fulfilling.  The success of my practice was a result of providing quality care to the patients, improving their quality of life through rehabilitation, caring about people and having a passion for this profession.  I also had the good fortune of having quality employees who helped me to achieve my success.  I will continue to assist patients with a caring heart and great passion."

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Roy Burton PT, DPT

"I’m Roy Burton. I have been practicing Outpatient Physical Therapy for over 30 years. I received my Doctorate degree from Loma Linda University here in California. During the course of my
career I have gained further expertise in LSVT Big and Loud as well as PWR!Moves certifications for patients with Parkinson's. Also along the way I earned certifications as a Strength
and Conditioning Specialist and a Vestibular and Balance certification from the American Balance Institute. I have been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association in the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Special Interest Group my entire career. I enjoy getting to know my patients so we can design an individual plan to achieve the best outcomes, return to an active lifestyle and enjoy life."

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Patrick Lewis, DPT

"Hello, my name is Patrick Lewis and I am a physical therapist who has 5 years experience in outpatient orthopedic settings. I graduated from the University of Iowa's DPT program and have been a part of the SCPT team since 2019. My desire to become a physical therapist stems from a previous ACL injury I suffered back in 2010. As a collegiate track athlete, I had the opportunity to work with both physical therapists and athletic trainers on my recovery back to form. It was during this time, I realized that I wanted to work with individuals on a more intimate level to help them reach their physical goals. 

When it comes to my philosophy with patients, my motto is "you can't go wrong getting strong." I like to blend rehab and strength training principles to help patients break their current functional limitations. It is my belief that improvements in function are great drivers for improvements with pain and quality of life.

As for my personal life, my wife and I just recently welcomed our son back in March of 2022. A lot of our free time goes to spending time with him and watching him grow. We enjoy taking trips to the beach, dabbling in photography, visiting museums, and cooking."

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Craig Pillow PT, DPT

"My name is Craig Pillow. I graduated from Creighton University in 2019 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. I have been practicing here in the Coachella Valley for the past 3 years in an outpatient orthopedic setting. I strive to develop personal connections with each of my clients. My goal is to treat the person as an individual and not just an injury. I take pride in providing a PT experience that is unique and not cookie cutter.  When I am not working I enjoy playing golf, lifting weights, BBQ/Smoking meat, and playing with my two kids. Fun fact: I was born/raised in the Coachella Valley."

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Dennis Washington, PTA

"My name is Dennis Washington. I've been working as a physical therapist assistant in the valley, for over 18 years. I completed my physical therapy training at Western Institute of Science and Health in Rohnert Park, Ca. My love of sports is what initially drew me to the field of Physical Therapy however, over the course of my career I have learned that the vast majority of my patients are not high level athletes, but  people who are in rehab to improve their quality of life. When I'm not at the office I keep myself busy coaching my son's and daughter's travel sports teams and spending time with my beautiful wife of 14 years."

THE PRACTICE

 

At Shelley A. Cooper PT, we take your health personally.  Our team provides top quality, individualized, one on one care with licensed professionals.

Our clinic is conveniently located right off the 10 freeway in Bermuda Dunes.  We have a full staff of qualified therapists and assistants to cater to your health needs.  You will find state of the art equipment for your rehabilitation including cutting edge techniques using specialized massage tools to improve outcomes, help with scar remodeling and increase healing rates.