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Meet The Team

The Movement Schopp PT


Dr. William Schopp PT, DPT, CF-L1, TRS-C, Cert-CMFA

Founder & CEO

I was born and raised in the South Bay (San Pedro) where I live with my wife, Ashley, and son, Liam. I have always been into sports and fitness from an early age. I started playing hockey and surfing as a youngster then got into Rugby and played Football at Mary Star High School. Now, my sports are the same as the people I work with: Crossfit, golf, surfing, & running.

In high school I decided I wanted to be a psychologist. Then I broke my knee playing football, went to physical therapy, and fell in love (with Physical Therapy).

If you know me, you’ll know when I set my heart on something there is no slowing down. From my Senior year in high school, I started down the health and wellness path starting with personal training, receiving my Bachelor of Science from Long Beach State in Kinesiology, and then receiving my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from St. Augustine in San Diego.

After PT school, I began seeing all of the flaws in our current healthcare world. This is when I decided to open The Movement Schopp, for all of the people who don’t want to fall through the cracks of our healthcare system, who don’t want to be told to stop doing what they love, and are looking for the Performance side of Physical Therapy.

Since then I have done countless post Doctorate courses specializing in the Fitness Athlete, Golf, and Running population which I call the silent sport population.

Thank you for your interest in our amazing team, and we look forward to helping you Build A Better You!

Who I Best Serve:

  • Crossfit & Functional Fitness Athletes
  • Barbell Athletes
  • Runners
  • Golfers


  • Doctor of Physical Therapy

  • Crossfit Level 1 Trainer 

  • Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) – Level 1

  • Certified – Clinical Management of the Fitness Athlete

  • Certified in Applied Functional Science

  • 3D Movement Analysis & Performance System through the Gray Institute 


Dr. Ricky Braun-PT, DPT, ATC, TPI-L2

Performance Physical Therapist/Lead Physical Therapist

I was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe. Throughout high school, I played multiple sports
including soccer, basketball, and baseball. I went on to play basketball in Junior College where I
unfortunately suffered multiple injuries. While rehabilitating these injuries, I took a profound
interest in the process of helping others get back to activity or function, eventually leading me to
the sports medicine field.

I received my bachelor’s degree at San Diego State University in athletic training and became a
certified athletic trainer (ATC). Throughout the athletic training education program, I was
fortunate enough to work in a variety of settings including high schools, community colleges, D1
programs, and professional sports. In my final year, I earned an internship with the San Diego
Chargers where I truly found my calling in helping others reach their functional and performance

Continuing the pursuit of sports medicine, I received my doctorate in physical therapy at the
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Marcos. Since graduating, I have worked
primarily in the outpatient orthopedic and professional sports settings. I recently worked with
Orange County Soccer Club (OCSC) of the USL as their physical therapist and assistant athletic
trainer for the past two seasons. Winning a national championship with OCSC in 2021 was one
of the proudest moments of my professional career.
William and I have envisioned working together since
graduate school to help improve the quality of treatment in our current healthcare system.
Together, with The Movement Schopp team, we will provide exceptional care by applying the
most up-to-date and progressive research that will allow for the most optimal patient outcomes.

Who I Best Serve:

  • Active Adults

  • Youth, recreational, and competitive athletes

  • Post-surgical

  • Golfers

  • Weightlifters


● Doctor of Physical Therapy
● Certified Athletic Trainer
● Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) – Medical Level 2
● Blood Flow Restriction- Level 1


Kristianna Tello

Gut Health Specialist, Performance Trainer & Client Success Director

I am the Gut Health Specialist, Client Success Director and Performance Trainer here at The Movement Schopp.

I am from San Pedro and grew up in the South Bay area. I played softball and ran cross country in high school and have been active since. My passion for health and wellness started in high school, when one of my teachers showed me the importance of health. My love for this field has continued to grow and learning about my own body along the way has been rewarding, as I’ve gone through different struggles. Through these trials I’m grateful to say that I’ve not only learned and improved myself but I’ve been able to share my experience with others!

In the past few years, my body showed me signs that something wasn’t right. I’ve had acne on and off, but in the last few years, I developed severe cystic acne and many other symptoms. I was put on intense medications that were just bandaids. I was also limited on how long I could take those, so they weren’t a long-term fix. I was blessed to be surrounded by people who were in tune with the holistic approach to living and healing, and I picked up on some of that and started doing my own research. I was introduced to a holistic nutritionist who helped me learn more about my own body, and from there, I just kept diving deeper and deeper. I vowed to myself that I would not fall back on those bandaid fixes again, and I was going to get down to the root cause. Now, I am so excited to be helping people who are dealing with similar issues to myself and leading them to better lives for their future selves and families.

Who I Best Serve:

  • Anyone dealing with chronic gut issues (IBS, IBD, skin issues, bloating, constipation) 

  • People who want to bridge the gap between rehabbing an injury and getting back to the gym or their sport

  • Youth Athletes

  • Golfers


  • Gut Health (IIN)

  • Certified Personal Trainer (NASM)

  • Russian Kettlebell Certification (RKC)

  • Performance Enhancement Specialist (P.E.S)


Kristen DiBernardo-PT, DPT

Performance Physical Therapist

I was born and raised in Rancho Palos Verdes. I lived an active lifestyle growing up playing soccer and tennis as well as participating in track and field at Palos Verdes High School. Ever since high school I have been interested in movement and how it relates to the human body which inspired me to major in Kinesiology in college.

I received my Bachelors of Science from Chapman University. This is where I learned the importance of weight lifting and proper body mechanics through my classes and experience. My professors guided me toward becoming a Physical Therapist and once I learned about the profession, I knew that is what I wanted to do.

After graduating from Chapman, I moved on to University of St. Augustine in San Marcos, California to earn my Doctorate in Physical Therapy. During my schooling, I had the opportunity to treat all types of patients ranging from active adults to individuals with chronic pain to athletes. I found a love for the outpatient orthopedic setting and performance based physical therapy. I am excited to be able to work with The Movement Schopp team to be able to provide quality and individualized care to each person.

Who I Best Serve:

  • Active adults

  • Runners

  • Functional fitness athletes


  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (PT, DPT)

  • CSCS (Certified strength and conditioning specialist)


Krysia Rousseau-PT, DPT

Performance Physical Therapist

I was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. I am a professional jump roper and grew up in the competitive jump rope world. I competed from 2004-2015 and
then joined my professional team. My background in jump rope and my love for being active made me want to pursue a degree in Exercise Science.
I earned my Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science from Boise State University in 2014. I continued to compete in jump rope competitions after
graduating, which eventually lead to my achilles tendon rupture. I already knew I wanted to be a physical therapist at this point, but going through the
rehab process myself solidified my drive to become a PT. I took some time off between undergrad and grad school to rehab my achilles and to pursue
performance jump rope, because I just couldn’t stay away. In my time off, I perfected my application for PT school and I performed on a touring cirque
show with Cirque Dreams and on Disney Cruise Lines. Once I felt confident in my application, I made the jump (get it?!) to apply to PT school. After performing full time, I moved back home to attend Idaho State University where I earned my Doctorate in Physical Therapy. During school, I began working out at a local CrossFit gym which showed me a new type of camaraderie, and in that, I discovered another passion of mine. In my
professional career, I have had the opportunity to work in multiple PT settings and with a wide variety of patient populations. Through these experiences, I realized my passion lies in the outpatient orthopedic setting, specifically,
sports and performance. I am so excited to be a part of The Movement Schopp team, where I know I will be able to provide passionate and quality
care to each individual that I work with.

Who I Best Serve:

  • CrossFit & functional fitness athletes
  • Runners
  • Active adults


  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (PT, DPT)

Tori Porter-PT, DPT

Performance Physical Therapist

Hi everyone! I was born and raised in Torrance before my family relocated to Vancouver, WA shortly after my 12th birthday. Throughout my youth I competed in multiple sports starting with F.O.R basketball here in the South Bay. Later down the road, I discovered my passion for both volleyball and CrossFit. Throughout my athletic years of chronic ankle sprains, body aches, and pains, I developed an interest in human movement and rehabilitation. 

I received my bachelor’s degree in applied psychology at the Oregon Institute of Technology where I was offered an athletic scholarship to play on their volleyball team. After graduating, I became committed to helping youth athletes gain confidence and skill in the sport that had helped me grow into the person that I am today. While preparing my graduate school applications, I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to coach for 2 years for a competitive club travel team. During this time is when I also discovered my love for functional fitness and CrossFit. I will be going into my 4th year as a member of the CrossFit community, and I love every minute of it.

I attended the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Marcos, CA where I received my Doctorate of Physical Therapy. During my clinical experiences, I had the opportunity to see a variety of patients in multiple settings. However, I discovered a passion of mine was in working with active adults, youth athletes, and individuals who are looking to optimize their sports performance. I’m happy to have found myself back in my roots of Torrance and look forward to helping the community achieve their functional and fitness goals with the support of the amazing team here at The Movement Schopp!

Who I Best Serve:

  • CrossFit & functional fitness athletes
  • Runners
  • Active adults


  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (PT, DPT)

Makiko Donville

Client Success Director

I was born and raised in the South Bay where I took my first ballet class as a 3 year old. I continued to train vigorously in ballet until I was 14 years old when I transitioned into hip hop dance. Throughout high school, I was a competitive hip hop dancer and still continued to participate in other styles of dance. During my years of dancing, I frequently turned to physical therapy and training for ankle, hip, and back pain.

With being surrounded by the arts since I was born and my own desire to understand and help others succeed, I found myself drawn to psychology in college. With a deeper understanding of the role of mental health and wellness, I became determined to support and help others reach their goals and utilize my artistic skills in the process. 
I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychological Science from the University of California, Irvine as well as my minor in Digital Arts. I spent my last two years in college applying my knowledge to rebuild a media organization on campus and mentor interns in appreciating the importance of mental health and wellness in all aspects of their work. 
I am thrilled to be a part of The Movement Schopp team, where I will be able to help support the community in receiving personalized, quality care for their bodies! 

Who I Best Serve:

  • All of our amazing clients

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