About Us

Dave Reenders, PT

Dave was educated at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, followed by his Physical Therapy degree at Cal State University at Northridge.
He started San Clemente Physical Therapy with Ralph Appell in 1980.
Dave specializes in outpatient orthopedic rehab, especially shoulders, knees, necks and backs.
His hobbies include tennis, golf, running and playing the drums at many various music venues in Orange County.
His wife Chris Reenders PT also helps out at SCPT with a specialty in geriatric / balance issues.
They have three wonderful children.

Ralph Appell, PT

Ralph was with San Clemente Physical Therapy since 1980.
He retired in December of 2014.


Maren George PT

Maren has worked over 10 years for San Clemente Physical Therapy, having during this time completed numerous continuing education classes with an emphasis on Orthopedics and Geriatrics.  Her skills include manual treatments and exercise techniques such as Pilates and postural education.

She is an international traveler who is multilingual and fluent in Spanish.  Short of 30 years ago she became a Black Belt in Karate and recently taught Tai Chi Chuan, along with other  fitness classes for seniors through Saddleback College.

Maren has one son who is 25 years old. This year he is starting his medical clinical rotations in New York.

Maren participates in outdoor sports such as swimming, hiking, and skiing and is an award ski racer in San Diego ski club.  She enjoys snorkeling, dancing to music and likes to collect artistic crafts, especially jewelry.

Cheryl Mothershead PTA

BA Physical Education San Diego State University 1984
AA Physical Therapist assistant Cerritos College 1985

Employed by Long Beach Memorial Hospital 9 years
Employed by San Clemente Physical Therapy for over 20 years

Cheryl enjoys spending time with family, friends and traveling.  Cheryl is happily married for 28 years with two grown children.

She attends the Shoreline church in San Clemente. Her
hobbies include: surfing, running, yoga and painting.


Holly Finley MPT

Holly has been a physical therapist for over 15 years. She obtained her bachelor of exercise and sport science degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her master of Physical Therapy  degree at Elon University in North Carolina.

She has extensive clinical experience in sports rehabilitation, Active Release Technique, Kineseotaping, injured worker restoration, pediatric therapy, pregnancy PT ,  and all areas of orthopedic physical therapy. She also worked as a physician extender in Chicago, Illinois where she assisted with medical treatment of pro athletes.

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