Physical Therapists

Steven Keller, MPT, C/NDT, CEAS

Steven Keller received his master’s of physical therapy in 2004 from California State University Northridge. He joined the Alvarado Hospital rehab team in 2005 and has enjoyed working with all rehabilitation patients, especially in the neurologic population. He received his certification in neuro-developmental treatment in 2011, which has given him a better understanding of facilitating movement in his patients with stroke.

Steve is certified in LSVT BIG™ therapy, which is an intense four-week program helping Parkinson’s disease patients improve motor skills. In addition, Steve is a certified ergonomic specialist from the Back School of Atlanta and routinely evaluates workstations. He believes in a functional approach to treating his patients and has taken multiple Gary Gray courses.

"I enjoy working at the San Diego Rehabilitation Institute because I help his patients go through the continuum of care from the hospitalization to outpatient rehab. I am active wtih the SoCal Rehab Golf Tournament held every year in September, which showcases golf as a therapeutic tool to the San Diego community."

Steve enjoys keeping in shape by weight training or running, playing golf and snowboarding. He married his college sweetheart, who is also a physical therapist, and they have 2 children.

Don Romero PTA, ATC

Don Romero graduated from Point Loma Nazarene College in 1989. He has a bachelor's degree in physical education with emphasis in athletic training. In 1991, he became certified in athletic training and worked as an athletic trainer for a Southern California junior hockey team. In addition, he began working in sports medicine/physical therapy.

Don became a licensed physical therapist assistant in 1993 and joined the physical therapy team at Alvarado Hospital in 1996. Don is proficient in myofascial release and various manual skills. He enjoys working with a variety of patient populations.

Don is married and has three sons. He loves to play guitar and bass, cycling, going to the gym and playing golf.

Kerri Caswell, PT

Kerri Caswell is the lead physical therapist at the San Diego Rehabilitation Institute at Alvarado Hospital. She received her physical therapy degree in 1993 from Stockton University in New Jersey. She has been a practicing physical therapist for 23 years and has spent the last 18 years at Alvarado.

Kerri has a well-rounded skill set in physical therapy. She has experience in numerous settings and has the ability to work with many different patient diagnoses. Her passion has been working with individuals in an outpatient therapy setting. She currently specializes in women’s health and pelvic-floor dysfunction, and is certified in vestibular/inner ear balance disorders she received from Emory University in 2003 and is also certified in LSVT BIG™ therapy.

Kerri works closely with her patients in providing comprehensive assessments. She uses specific therapeutic techniques in developing thorough treatment programs for individualized care of each patient. She truly believes exercise is medicine and strives to educate this to her patients.

Andrea Reeves, PT, Certified MDT

Andrea Reeves received her physical therapy degree from California State University, Long Beach in 1998. She joined the San Diego Rehabilitation Institute at Alvarado Hospital team in 1999 where she originally spent her time as a physical therapist on the transitional care unit providing Inpatient care to patients in the hospital to help them return home.

Andrea eventually joined the outpatient physical therapy team in 2000 where she has become the primary orthopedic physical therapist, treating diagnoses such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder, elbow and hand issues, hip, knee and ankle issues, fractures, post-surgery recovery and rehab, fibromyalgia and other chronic pain disorders. Andrea ran the SpineZone clinic at Alvarado Hospital for three years, which was an evidence-based, outpatient spine-strengthening program. Andrea became certified in the McKenzie Method – Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT) in 2011 which is an internationally acclaimed method of assessment and treatment for spinal and extremity pain.

She is also certified in LSVT BIG™ therapy, which is a four-week program to improve motor skills in patients with Parkinson’s disease.

Andrea is a native of San Diego and enjoys spending time with her husband, son, daughter and dog. She does Polynesian dancing to stay healthy and fit and enjoys staying active. Andrea’s top goal is to decrease our patients’ pain and help them become more functional and active, so they can return to enjoying an improved quality of life.