Staff

Dr. Jen Ballentine Evans, PT, DPT, WCS, CPI

Dr. Jen Ballentine Evans is a Los Angeles native who graduated from University of Colorado at Boulder with a BA in Kinesiology.  After a year working in clinical research she entered Mount St. Mary’s College where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT).

Dr. Ballentine Evans is proud to be the only board certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist (WCS) in Ventura.

Dr. Ballentine Evans has completed the Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training program (CPI) with Body Arts and Science International.

Dr. Ballentine Evans specializes in manual therapy for the orthopedic population, pelvic pain, incontinence management, pregnancy and post-partum pain, and Pilates for rehabilitation. In the last 7 years she has attended multiple pregnancy, post partum, Pilates and pelvic physical therapy continuing education courses.

Dr. Jen Ballentine Evans spent four years as the associate professor at Mount St. Mary’s College Physical Therapy Department teaching the women’s health course.

Dr. Ballentine Evans enjoys Pilates, hiking, snowboarding, wakeboarding, spinning and helping patients improve their health and well-being.


Dr. Matt Evans, PT, DPT, OCS

Dr. Matt Evans is a Ventura County native that graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology/ Exercise Science from Cal State University Northridge in 2005.  During his studies at CSUN he worked in both land and aquatic based rehabilitation settings.

After graduation, Dr. Evans entered Mount St Mary’s College Physical Therapy program.  During his doctoral education, he found time to accomplish a certification in massage therapy.  Matt graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree in 2008.

Matt then continued his post-doctoral education by completing an extensive, hands on, year long manual therapy course with Michael Miller PT, OCS out of Long Beach, California.

Dr. Evans is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS).

Dr. Evans’ clinical interests include manual therapy and therapeutic exercise for orthopedic disorders and sports related injuries.

Matt’s recreational interests include wakeboarding, snowboarding, surfing, and physical fitness.


b5d622176df4a82d715c55fcc2e7c482Darren Zaylor, PT, MPT, CSCS

Darren is a native of Cleveland, Ohio who graduated in 1992 with a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science from Kent State University.

Darren worked as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and personal trainer before returning to school to receive a Master’s Degree in physical therapy (MPT) from Ohio University in 2003.

Darren has worked extensively in orthopedic physical therapy and his clinical interests include sports-related injuries, post-operative care and manual therapy.

Darren’s personal interests include weight training, riding his road bike, and traveling.


vicxtoria-hofiusVictoria Hofius, PT, MPT

Tori is a Ventura County native who graduated with a BS in Kinesiology from San Jose State University. She went on to get her Master in Physical Therapy (MPT) from Cal. State University, Northridge. 

Tori has training in progressive physical therapy treatments including Pilates, Aquatic Therapy, and Neurac  (Neuromuscular Activation); as well as traditional techniques including Manual Therapy, Strength and Flexibility training, and Vestibular Reeducation. 

Tori specializes in surgical rehabilitation; chronic pain treatment; postural, gait, and balance training; and return to sport after injury. 

Recreationally, Tori enjoys playing softball, volleyball, hiking, and Pilates. 


Lauren Hartnett PT, MPT, ATC

Lauren was born and raised in Ventura County where she grew up playing volleyball. Her love for the sport took her to play collegiately at Graceland University in Iowa. While rehabilitating a sport’s injury of her own, she decided to pursue a degree in the field and received her B.A. in athletic training. After graduation she received her credential (ATC) and became an Athletic Trainer. Returning to California, she decided to further her education and career in physical therapy where she attended Cal State Northridge and received her Master of Physical Therapy (MPT).

Lauren shares POW Physical Therapy’s passion for a hands-on treatment approach with an emphasis on restoring functional movements and helping patients return to the activities they love. In addition to traditional treatment approaches, her training includes manual therapy for orthopedic disorders and chronic pain, management and rehabilitation of sports or athletic injuries, and women’s health/pelvic floor dysfunctions.

Outside of plans to continue furthering her education, Lauren enjoys volleyball, travelling, reading, and spending time with her family, friends, and two shelties.