Dr. Jen Ballentine Evans, PT, DPT, WCS, CPI
Dr. Jen Ballentine Evans is a Los Angeles native who graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BA in Kinesiology in 2002. After a year working in clinical research, she entered Mount St. Mary’s College where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2006.
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 dysfunction, and Pilates for rehabilitation. In the last 14 years, she has attended multiple pregnancy, postpartum, Pilates, and pelvic physical therapy continuing education courses.
Dr. Jen Ballentine Evans has been trained in the mobilization of the visceral fascia of the urinary system, gastrointestinal system, and reproductive system of both men and women. She has also been trained in hypopressive (low pressure) exercise.
Dr. Ballentine Evans enjoys Pilates, hiking, snowboarding, wakeboarding, spinning, and helping patients improve their health and well-being.
Dr. Matthew 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.
In 2019 Dr. Evans began a residency program with the American Academy of Clinical Electrodiagnosis. He has found a passion for electromyography and has enjoyed the addition of nerve conduction studies into his current practice.
Dr. Evans is a board-certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS).
Dr. Evans’ clinical interests include electromyography, manual therapy, and therapeutic exercise for orthopedic disorders and sports-related injuries.
Matt’s recreational interests include surfing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, and physical fitness.
Ariel Gallop, PT, DPT.
Ariel was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She received her bachelors’s degree in Human Health, Performance, and Recreation at Baylor University and went on to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from West Coast University in LA.
During her clinical rotations, Ariel worked in specialized clinics for pelvic floor and pediatric physical therapy as well as in an outpatient orthopedic clinic which allowed her to see and treat many different diagnoses in people of all ages.
Ariel chose physical therapy after being in a boating accident and relearning to walk while going to PT for 11 months. She feels that that experience made her a more empathetic and compassionate therapist. She believes that communication is one of the key aspects of treatment.
Ariel has taken extensive continuing education courses centered on pelvic health in adults and children. She is very passionate about educating people about their bodies, empowering them to live their best life, and focuses on the treatment of incontinence, prolapse, pelvic pain disorders, and pregnancy/post-partum related conditions.
In her spare time, Ariel enjoys hiking, reading at the beach, cheering on the Texas Longhorns in college football, board games, exploring (taco) restaurants, and road-tripping.
Dr. Victoria Hofius Pepper, PT, MPT, DPT
Dr. Pepper is a Ventura County native who graduated with a BS in Kinesiology from San Jose State University; a Master’s in Physical Therapy (MPT) from Cal. State University, Northridge; and a Doctorate is Physical Therapy (DPT) from Arcadia University.
Dr. Pepper has training in progressive physical therapy treatments including Pilates, Aquatic Therapy, Myofascial release, and Neurac (Neuromuscular Activation); as well as traditional techniques including Manual Therapy, Strength and Flexibility training, and Vestibular Reeducation.
Dr. Pepper is pursuing her post-doctoral education with a Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification from the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.
Dr. Pepper specializes in pelvic pain and incontinence management; surgical rehabilitation; chronic pain treatment; pregnancy and post-partum related conditions; postural, gait, and balance training; and return to sport after injury.
Recreationally, Dr. Pepper enjoys playing softball, volleyball, hiking, Pilates, and crafting.
Dr. Lauren Hartnett PT, DPT, MPT, ATC
Dr. Lauren Hartnett 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 athletic training and received her B.A and credential as an athletic trainer (ATC). Returning to California, she attended California State University Northridge where she received her Master of Physical Therapy degree (MPT) and then went on to get her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (DPT) from Arcadia University.
Dr. Hartnett 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. Her training includes manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercise (including Pilates), and neuromuscular re-education for orthopedic disorders, surgical rehabilitation, chronic pain, and the management and rehabilitation of sports or athletic injuries. Additionally, Lauren continues to pursue further education and specialized training in women’s health/pelvic floor dysfunction including pregnancy, post-partum recovery, pelvic pain, and incontinence.
Lauren enjoys volleyball, travelling, reading, and spending time with her family, friends, and Australian Shepherd named Kobe.