SCAR provides personalized, one-on-one physical therapy, fitness and sports performance training, and wellness programs that empower our patients, clients, and members to live their best lives.
Jim and Michele Herkimer, both physical therapists, have owned SCAR since 2007, and the facility has been at its current location serving the communities of Orange County since 1973. Jim and Michele’s vision is to to provide the highest quality of care and friendliest service, employing the best staff, in a genuinely welcoming environment that fosters total wellness.
Meet Our Team
Jim Herkimer - DPT, MS, ATC
Michele Herkimer - MPT
Michele has lived in the North Tustin/Orange area most of her life and has been very active in local sports programs and charities. She graduated with a BS in Kinesiology from UCLA where she was a member of the UCLA Snow Ski team, a community project leader, and a Peer Health Counselor.
After graduation, Michele pursued her master’s in Physical Therapy from USC. While she spent a couple years working in both orthopedics and pediatrics, Michele knew her primary aspiration was to help children. She spent the next 15 years following her passion working as the district physical therapist at Anaheim City School District as well as in a few different pediatric settings.
In 2007, when Michele and Jim purchased SCAR, she took over the financial and operational side of the business. She is very proud of the business they have built in the community she grew up in and loves hearing about the exceptional care a patient or fitness member received at SCAR when running into someone around town. In her free time Michele loves to walk her dogs, hike, snow ski, and spend time with her family.
Kelly Berardini - MHA, ATC
Kelly joined the SCAR team as our Operations Manager in 2016. She is a board-certified athletic trainer with a unique range of clinical, administrative, and academic experiences in various settings, including hospital systems, collegiate, high school, and performing arts sports medicine.
Before coming to SCAR, Kelly served as a faculty member in Chapman University’s nationally renowned Athletic Training Education Program where she instructed several undergraduate courses, built relationships with affiliated clinical preceptor sites, and spearheaded program marketing activities.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in athletic training at Chapman with a dance minor, Kelly was Head Athletic Trainer at Western High School in Anaheim. She then launched the athletic training and injury prevention program at Disneyland. During her six-year tenure as Head Athletic Trainer at the theme park, she coordinated care for more than 1,000 Entertainment Division cast members. After she completed her master’s degree in healthcare administration at Chapman, graduating summa cum laude in 2001, Kelly served as Marketing and Public Relations Manager at Anaheim Memorial Medical Center.
Kelly lives in Orange with her husband and son and enjoys her family’s participation with local youth sports organizations. “My son says that I’m the best team mom ever!”
Caroline Wilson - DPT, OCS
Lizz Cherry - DPT
Brent Talley - DPT
Mike Adams - MS, PTA, JSCC
MSC: Sports Medicine/Exercise Science, Chapman University
BA: Physical Education/Athletic Training, Chapman University
Certified: Strain/Counterstrain Practitioner, Jones Institute
Mike is a native Californian and has lived in Orange since 1974. He is a graduate of Chapman University with a Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and Sports Medicine and is a Certified Athletic Trainer.
Mike has an extensive background in physical therapy with a speciality in manual therapy. He is certified by the Jones Institute in the Osteopathic technique of Strain-Counterstrain, which is used to decrease pain and dysfunction within the body. There are very few certified Strain-Counterstrain practitioners (an estimated 100 practitioners nationwide), and SCAR is proud to have Mike on our team. He is also an advanced myofascial release practitioner with more than 15 years of experience. Mike teaches Strain-Counterstrain at many local universities including Chapman, University of La Verne, and Azuza Pacific University. “My specialty is manual therapy, and many of my patients suffer from complicated, hard-to-treat conditions, including complex spinal issues. I enjoy helping people get better, which improves their lives.”
Margaret Ha - MS ATC
Leo Cruz - CSCS, CES
Cory McBean - CSCS, CPT
Jeff Lynch - PTA
Jeff received his BS from California State University of Fullerton in 2011 with an emphasis on Athletic Training. It was there that he developed a passion for physical therapy and strength and conditioning. Jeff completed his physical therapy assistant program at Concorde College in 2014. He is currently studying to achieve his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification (CSCS). Compassionate and dedicated to his patients, Jeff has an amazing work ethic and is focused on providing both great customer service and high quality care.Jeff was born in Chicago where he was a gymnast and soccer player in high school. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and traveling abroad.
Heather Burbridge - PTA
Sarah Wisher - Pilates Instructor
Sarah Wisher has been teaching Pilates since 2012 and is a certified instructor with both Balanced Body and Pilates Method Alliance. She recently completed her bachelor’s of science degree in Gerokinesiology at California State University, Fullerton. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys gardening, spending time with her family, making soap, and she is learning to ice skate
Kyle White - PT Aide
Harrison Pijloo - PT Aide
871 S. Tustin Street Orange, CA 92866
Monday - Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00PM
Monday - Thursday
5:30 AM - 8:30 PM
5:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM