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

Justin received his degree in Exercise Science from Chico State University in 1998. 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.

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.