Meet The Team

Ruggie Canizares
Ruggie CanizaresPT, MS, CMPT, MBA
Ruggie Canizares completed his bachelors in physical therapy in 1985 and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Santo Tomas (UST), Manila, Philippines. Click photo to read more.
 Joe Brazill
Joe BrazillPT, DPT
Joe graduated with his doctorate of physical therapy from the University of Washington in 2009. He continued his education further by completing a residency in orthopedic manual therapy at the Ola Grimsby Institute while working in Seattle. He moved to Montana in 2011 to work in a rural outpatient clinic in a small farming community.
Maria Pugia
Maria PugiaPT, DPT
Maria earned her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Clemson University in 1994. She was then commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force. Later, she was selected to attend the US Army-Baylor Graduate Program in Physical Therapy and graduated in 2000 with a Masters of Physical Therapy while still serving in the Air Force.
Jessica Carlson
Jessica Carlson PTA
Jessica Carlson Physical Therapist Assistant graduated from Lane Community College in 2011. I have previous experience in Skilled Nursing Facilities, Home Health, and Outpatient settings. Click on photo to read more
Kelsi Tidball
Kelsi Tidball LMT
Kelsi graduated from Central Oregon Community College in Bend, Oregon. She received her license and her Associates of Massage Therapy in 2010. Click on photo to read more.
Joyce Canizares
Joyce Canizares Administrative Support
I graduated from Linfield College with a bachelor’s in Business Information Systems many moons ago, and am quite content with my rudimentary knowledge of computers :-).

When I’m not performing support staff duties at the clinic, I work for PeaceHealth full time as an Analytic Reporting Developer. Whew!

I absolutely love to spend time with my boys when I can, especially when they are home from college. In the in-between time, I’m digging all that Oregon offers, especially gardening, walking, and hiking, regardless of whether. When it’s a bit chilly outside, I really love to get creative in the kitchen and watch the news.

 Cris Rubini
Cris Rubini LMT
Cris graduated from the Pacific Center for Awareness and Bodywork on Kaua’i in 2006. Since then he has studied multiple disciplines of massage therapy with a focus in myofascial release techniques and craniosacral therapy.
Tiffany Wagner
Tiffany Wagner Billing Specialist
In 2008 I joined PTS as a Physical Therapist Aide. Since then I have transitioned to do authorizations and billing. I love meeting all of our patients and seeing how therapy can help them reach their goals of being pain free.
 Mary Sakakibara
Mary SakakibaraReceptionist
Mary was born and raised in Oregon. She attended college at the U of O, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Public Relations. Mary worked in Eugene for 21 years, before moving to the mid-west to marry and raise two daughters. She returned to Eugene in 2015 and calls it home. It is the perfect mix of mountains and beach, small town and city for her. She loves to hike, run, cook and spend as much time as possible with friends and family.