Don Baas, PT
Don graduated from Fresno State University in 1990 and has been providing patient care, practice management and clinical development since. Don is taking an administrative and leadership role for Baas Physical Therapy and is the CEO and co-developer/co-owner of Western Physical Therapy, Inc., a multi-practice company with offices from the Sacramento area north of Redding, of which Baas Physical Therapy belongs. Don is a cycling enthusiast, an avid fisherman, and enjoys hiking, biking, and traveling with his family. He and his wife Erin have two children at home, and a third that is married with a young son of their own.
Brian Baas, PT
Brian also graduated from Fresno State University in 1992 and has been providing patient care, practice management, and clinical development since. Brian is also taking an administrative and leadership role for Baas Physical Therapy as well as providing patient care. Brian is the CFO and co-developer/co-owner of Western Physical Therapy, Inc., a growing organization of outpatient physical therapy practices. He is involved in community outreaches, has served as Anderson High Schools athletic team therapist, and enjoys developing physical therapy programs. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his two daughters, playing basketball, golfing, wake-surfing, and cycling.
Kevin Elo, MPT, ATC/L, CSCS, CEAS
Kevin Elo earned his Master's in Physical Therapy from the University of Evansville, is a Licensed Athletic Trainer, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist. Over the past 20 years, he has been involved significantly in orthopedics, sports medicine, performing arts medicine, and work related rehabilitation. He has been a successful private practice owner for eight years in the Northwest Indiana/Chicagoland area. Highlights of his career have included working at the NFL Combine medical re-check, being a Preferred Provider of Physical Therapy/Athletic Training for USA Gymnastics, participating as an initial member of the Drum Corps Medical Project, as well as serving as an Athletic Trainer at the High School/College/Professional levels. Kevin has also served as a consultant for sports teams, as well as various businesses for health/wellness/ergonomics. Kevin is an active percussionist/drummer, a voice-over artist, plays volleyball and basketball, coaches for youth athletics, and is busy in the church music ministry, all while being a father to six wonderfully active children.
Michelle Leavell-Penn, PTA
Michelle graduated from Holistic Institute of Berkley for Massage Therapy in 1985 and developed her own private practice from 1992 to 2016. She furthered her education at Coleman College in Houston Texas, graduating from an Accredited Physical Therapist Assistant Program and receiving her license in 2007. She went on to specialize in Aquatic Therapy Certificates at the Aquatic Therapy Rehab Institute, and has over 5 years of experience in Aquatic Orthopedic care, with an emphasis on core and lumbar stability. Michelle is dedicated to providing special care to each individual patient, and to providing a fun atmosphere while educating patients and assisting in reaching therapy goals. Michelle is a certified scuba diver and also enjoys camping, hiking, biking, horseback riding, kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, and singing in the choir at church.
Hillary, PT Tech
Hillary is a native of Northern California with over 4 years of physical therapy aide experience. She enjoys assisting patients in their recovery from injuries and everyday aches and pain. Hillary has worked at Baas Physical Therapy since January of 2013. During her free time she enjoys spending time with her family.
Hope, PT Tech
Hope is originally from the Big Island of Hawaii, where she attended the University of Hawaii at Hilo and received her Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Hope has worked at Baas Physical Therapy since 2015 and enjoys the connections she has made with our patients while helping each individual perform to the best of their ability. When she is not working, Hope likes hiking, dancing, and going on adventures to new places.
Shelbie, Scheduling Coordinator, Front Desk Receptionist
Shelbie is a Redding Native who graduated from California State University, Fullerton with her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology in 2016. After graduation, she moved back to the Redding area and worked as a Physical Therapist Technician at our sister clinic Shasta Lake Physical Therapy before joining our team as Front Desk Receptionist. Shelbie enjoys providing patients with a positive and safe environment to heal and is currently attending school to obtain her PTA license. In her spare time she enjoys snowboarding, golfing, camping, and hiking with her family and her Labrador retriever.
Marney, Insurance Coordinator, Front Desk Receptionist
Marney grew up in Red Bluff and has spent her life here in the North State. She worked many years in back office positions in the medical field before joining our team. Marney enjoys getting to know the patients at Baas Physical Therapy, helping with any insurance questions they may have. When she is not in the office, you can find Marney coaching softball for Simpson University, where she has been an assistant to her father for 10 years. Any free time she has is spent with her amazing family - going on adventures, traveling, participating in sports, and taking as many trips to the coast as they can manage.