Our Staff

Justin Fesler, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dedicated DPT and FAAOMPT with 14 years of outpatient orthopedic experience (adolescent, adult and geriatric).
Bachelors of Science, Exercise Physiology, California State University, Chico, 1998
Doctorate, Physical Therapy, University of Southern California, 2004
Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, EIM, December 2016

After receiving his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from USC in 2004, Justin worked as a physical therapist for 14 years in an outpatient physical therapy clinic in Mission Viejo. After working 9 years, he entered a three year advanced degree program and received his Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy in 2016. His patients value his caring approach, ability to listen to their needs, and his clinical skills in delivering quality care that enables them to enjoy life more.

Justin has been married to his wife Jill for 12 years and they live in Portola Hills. They have two children Ayla (6) and Cullen (2). They cherish their time together outdoors, whether at the beach or parks. Ayla loves gymnastics, dancing, and singing. Cullen loves balls. Jill is a devout mother and advertising professional, loves trail running and swimming and spending time with the kids and family. Justin also loves playing guitar, surfing, snow skiing, paddle boarding, and mountain biking.

Deborah Weinstein, MA, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Chapman University 2014
Master of Arts in Physical Therapy
University of Southern California 1974

Deborah Weinstein is an experienced Physical Therapist with many years of experience in prevention, assessment and management of conditions in patients with musculoskeletal, circulatory, genitourinary and nervous systems in the Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills, Aliso Viejo, and Laguna Niguel area.
A licensed member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1974, Deborah is affiliated with the special sections on Geriatrics, Private Practice and Women's Health. She has served the community of Saddleback Valley since 1976, working in a variety of clinical settings including hospital in-patient and outpatient facilities, home health care, and privately owned outpatient clinics. She developed "Graceful Expectations" prenatal and postpartum exercise programs in l983, for which she appeared on national television. She began private practice in l995, and is the current owner of Weinstein and Associates Physical Therapy in Laguna Hills, which offers physical therapy for the treatment of pre/post operative rehabilitation, osteoporosis, arthritis, postural disorders, balance disorders, generalized weakness, spinal disorders, pelvic floor management, and rehabilitation from injury. Deborah has lectured on topics regarding physical fitness to local hospitals, wellness centers and universities.

Jane Galusha, PT

Graduate of University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 1978
Completed Level III training with the North American Institute of Manual Therapy, 2000
Member of American Physical Therapy Association since 1978
Orthopedic section member

Jane has practiced physical therapy since 1978, the first eight years of her career in southern California, providing rehabilitation for patients with strokes and other neurological disorders. In 1985, Jane and her family relocated to the Seattle area and she began practicing in outpatient orthopedics. Being an empty nester and the weather were compelling reasons to return to southern California in 2009.

While in the Northwest, she attended numerous continuing education courses and completed advanced training in orthopedic manual therapy with a strong emphasis on biomechanics, mobilization/manipulation and the interaction of the extremity with the spine.

Jane's special interest is in musculoskeletal conditions of the spine and extremities, identifying and correcting movement impairment strategies and treating vestibular dysfunction using a comprehensive assessment and exercise-based approach to manage dizziness and balance disorders.

She enjoys becoming a team partner with her patients to determine what is driving their pain/musculoskeletal dysfunction; empowering them to reach their optimal function/goals and be able to self-manage once “graduating” from physical therapy.

Jennifer Manning PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Jennifer Manning's original interest in physical therapy started back in high school when she tore her ACL and had to go through post-surgical rehabilitation. After undergraduate work at Cal State University, Chico and one year of working as an aide at an outpatient physical therapy practice, she attended the University of Southern California where she graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2002. Since then, she has spent majority of her time treating various sports and orthopedic injuries, but has also spent time in acute care settings treating general medical and post-surgical orthopedic pathologies. She has had the pleasure to work with many college and professional athletes in various sports and spent much time preparing football players for the prestigious NFL combine.

Jennifer received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2002. She has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association: Orthopedic Section, Sports Section, and Education Section since 1999. She has been a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, 2000 - present. She has been an Orthopedic Section Item Writer for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties since 2014.

In 2013, her occupational journey took her to Stanbridge University where she took on the challenge to develop and teach the Orthopedics course for their new PTA program. From 2013 to present, she has continued to teach courses such as Orthopedics, Modalities and Therapeutic Exercise and assist with finding clinical sites for students' clinical rotations. She has also had the privilege to return to her alma mater and work at the University of Southern California and assist with the Clinical Electrophysiology course in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. After 2 years of full-time work in the education sector, missing clinical work and time with patients, she now has the privilege to work at Orange County Physiotherapy Services. In 2018, she added pelvic floor therapy to her skill set and is eager to continue to assist others in this area of rehabilitation. She is excited to empower patients through education about their current injury and continue to assist those in need live a more functional and pain free life.

When not working, you can find her spending time with her family at home and in the community and with her second family at a local Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, gym.

Shaunna Smith, CMA

Shaunna came to Weinstein and Associates Physical Therapy in 2010 with a varied background which has trained her to wear many hats! Her prior background in the banking industry and retail management, followed by her return to school to earn her State Certified Medical Assistant license have all contributed to her success managing the complicated role of Office Manager at our physical therapy clinic.

Shaunna is friendly and compassionate, and she works hard to make sure that our patients receive the proper support for scheduling appointments and insurance verification; she also assists our patients with mobility challenges within the clinic if needed.

Shaunna is a single parent of a lovely teenage daughter, whom she loves to spend her free time with. She also loves to cook and entertain family and friends.