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

Performance Trainer & Client Success Director

I am the 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 this field. 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!

At the end of 2020, I injured my low back and hip, I had been trying different treatments that were only temporary relief. William did a workshop at a local gym that I used to attend on almost a daily basis, The Blueprint. I was desperate for some healing so I decided to come in for a package. Not only did he heal me and give me the tools to fix my problems for GOOD, but during my last session he offered me a job and I’ve been here ever since!

Who I Best Serve:

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

  • Youth Athletes

  • Golfers


  • 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)

Renata Xanthakis-PT

Physical Therapist, Women's Health/Pelvic Floor Specialist

I was born in Brazil, and my journey as a physical therapist began after I experienced the transformative power of movement firsthand as a patient. This personal experience ignited a deep passion within me to help others on their own healing journeys. I fell in love with the art of movement, particularly Pilates and GYROTONIC®, as I witnessed their incredible benefits for the body and mind.

In 2006, I decided to learn more about pelvic floor rehabilitation, recognizing the significant impact it has on individuals’ lives. It became my mission to empower those with pelvic floor dysfunctions, helping them regain control and improve their overall well-being. In pursuit of expanding my professional horizons, I made the exciting move to Florida in 2013.

Never one to stop growing and learning, I made California my home in 2016, seeking new opportunities and challenges. I am proud to hold licenses as a physical therapist in Brazil, Florida, and California. It is a privilege to combine my expertise in pelvic floor rehabilitation with my passion for movement, Pilates, and GYROTONIC®.

Creating a nurturing and empowering environment for my patients is my utmost priority. I am dedicated to helping them achieve optimal well-being, discover their body’s incredible potential, and embark on transformative journeys of their own. With licenses in multiple states and a commitment to lifelong learning, I strive to make a positive impact in the lives of those I have the privilege to serve.

Who I Best Serve:

  •  Active Adults
  • Youth, recreational, and competitive athletes
  • Post-surgical
  • Pregnancy/Postpartum
  • Pelvic floor Physical Therapy
  • Weightlifters


  • Physical Therapy
  • Physical therapy for Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions
  • Certified Pilates Instructor
  • GYROTONIC®,  trainer
  • GYROKINESIS® trainer
  • Global Postural Reeducation Certification – Philippe Souchard Method

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)

Jenniel Simbulan-CMT

Performance Massage Therapist

I was born in LA and raised in Chicago. I am the oldest in my family so naturally I feel the desire to help and nurture.

My goal was to become a nurse. After high school I got my CNA license and worked in nursing homes and home health. I continued my education and became a medical assistant working at doctor’s offices and hospitals. I was able to work with all kinds of medical doctors from internal medicine, pediatrics, cardiology, surgeons etc. I gained so much knowledge and experienced caring for all ages and different people. I worked closely with nurses who have been in healthcare for many years and realized how this field can be desensitizing. During this time I also began to notice the shortcomings within the industry. At this point, I was uncertain if this was the right field for me. I remember praying on it because I did not have a back up plan but as cheesy as it sounds, this was when I felt I was called to go for massage therapy.

I graduated from Cortiva Institute in 2018. Shortly after I took continuing education for cupping therapy, Thai massage, and most recently manual lymphatic drainage. I love what I do and use my experience, knowledge and tools to help people with the maintenance of their body. I whole heartedly believe that our bodies have an innate ability to heal itself, but at times just needs some guidance and help.

I am very happy to be a part of The Movement Schopp team and will always do my best to help you feel your best!

Who I Best Serve:

  • CrossFit & functional fitness athletes
  • Runners
  • Active adults


  • CMT
  • Cupping therapy
  • Certified Thai massage
  •  Certified manual lymphatic drainage

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