Shelly grew up in and around San Jose, California. She received her undergraduate education and
Athletic Training experience at San Diego State University. She was a member of SDSU’s women’s
gymnastics team from 1979 to 1983. She did her Physical Therapy training at the University of
Southern California, earning her M.P.T. degree in 1987. She met her husband while at USC, and
together they founded Physical Therapy Specialists in 1994. Shelly and Bob have three children:
Emily, Scott, and Derek. She is a “soccer mom”, and also enjoys hiking, step aerobics, and reading.
Shelly is bilingual, speaking Spanish as her second language.