Front Office Staff


 
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Alex Rau

Front Office Manager

Born and raised in Orange County, I am the only child of two humble parents originating from Ohio. Always fascinated by socio-cultural traditions, I pursued my love for studying other cultures while attending UCI, graduating with a BA in Anthropology, alongside a minor in Digital Arts. One of my best memories while attending university was creating photography in the dark room for up to eight hours or more a day.

LOR has been my first leap into the medical industry, and I have enjoyed it greatly. With 12 years customer service experience, I pride myself in my work; any insurance queries you may have I am eager to address. My goal for the front office is to create a warm, friendly environment that makes your routine trip to the PT clinic seem more like a second home.

A feline fanatic who attends CatCon annually, my better half Nathan and I are currently raising two rescued kitten siblings, Boxer and Delilah (my first adopted kitty Sabrina resides happily with my parents). Nicknamed “Bosscat” around the office, you will typically find me on an insurance mission somewhere between the back office and front office!

 
 
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Danial Jones

Front Office Staff

A former animal technician, phlebotomist, and medical transcriptionist, I moved to Dana Point in 1985 and have enjoyed the beach life ever since. In 1993 I had my son Luke, who was born with a rare genetic skin disorder called recessive dsytrophic epidermolysis bullosa. I spent 21 years loving and providing the best life I could for my loving, caring, and amazingly awesome son. I was Luke’s full time caregiver, assisting him in all his activities of daily living. We spent a lot of time with family and friends, traveling and having fun, including going to New York to be on the Maury Povich show; going to Disney World; and attending an annual family camping trip to Yosemite.

Luke had a love for animals, talking me into getting three cats: Shilo, Miloh, and Speedy. A Christmas later, we  welcomed a puppy named Ziggy to the clan. Aside from spending time with our pets, I enjoy Zumba and mingling with my family, friends, and neighbors.

Having worked in the medical field for several years, LOR feels like home for me. I am the early-riser you will see as you arrive for your appointment starting at 7 am. I will always greet you with a smile, schedule your appointments, and help make your experience positive. I am eager to see our early morning patients and possibly share a cup of joe together! 

 
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Sandra Wintermute

Front Office Staff

I was born and raised in New Haven, Indiana and am a proud Hoosier girl. I graduated from New Haven High Shool with an emphasis on early Childhood Development and the Arts.

My husband Hamp and I have been married for 22 years. We have two children, Nicholas and Samantha who are our pride and joy! I have spent most of my career in customer service and with children as a Preschool Teacher. I have made numerous mission trips to India with my husband and their team, also serving meals to the homeless once a month at the ASL in Laguna Beach.

You will meet me as you walk through the doors and sign in at the front office. You will always be greeted with a friendly, and helpful smile!

 

Physical Therapy Aides


 
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Amelia Claud

Lead Physical Therapy Aide

I was born in San Ramon and raised in various parts of Kansas and Southern California. I started athletics at an early age, competing in gymnastics, diving, and then track and field at both the high school and collegiate level. After transferring from Boise State University, I graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a BA in Applied Health Sciences in 2016.  

I have over five years of experience in the field of health sciences and am blessed to work beside therapists who continue to teach me something new everyday. When I’m not working, you can find me running the beach trails in beautiful San Clemente, cooking, kickboxing, cheering on the LA Dodgers and KC Chiefs, or simply at the local coffee shop. 

 
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Mike Nickovich

Lead Physical Therapy Aide

I was born and raised in Orange County.  I gained interest in the field of physical therapy after growing up playing sports and experiencing my own injuries which required PT.  I graduated from San Diego State University with a B.S. in Kinesiology.  I will be attending Azusa Pacific University in January 2020 to begin working towards earning my Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

After working under various physical therapists over the past 3 plus years I have gained tons of great experience and enjoy getting to help patients rehab every day.  My help with performing return to sport tests at the clinic has boosted my interest in movement analysis as well as injury prevention.  In my free time I enjoy playing sports, watching/attending Angels games or other sporting events, going to music shows/festivals, camping, and spending time with friends and family.