Rob Walters was born and raised in San Luis Obispo, California. As a multi-sport athlete in high school, Rob’s own injuries and hours spent in rehabilitation ultimately drew him to a career in physical therapy. He received his bachelor’s in health science from Saint Mary’s College of California in 1996, before going on to complete his master’s in physical therapy from Emory University in 2000.
Following graduation, Rob returned to the Bay Area and began his career at John Muir Health, specializing in the management of outpatient, orthopedic-related injuries. While honing his manual therapy skills through multiple courses and certifications, Rob also took on progressive leadership roles within the Health System. Rob would go on to complete his MBA at Saint Mary’s in 2012 while serving as the director for John Muir’s rehabilitation department.
In 2019 Rob was named CEO of Kentfield Hospital and successfully led the hospital through the Covid-19 pandemic without a single instance of transmission between patients.
Eager to return to direct patient care, Rob reunited with his long-time colleagues Jim Lindenauer and Don Dendinger to become co-owner of Tice Valley Physical Therapy in 2022. As owner, Rob will continue Tice Valley’s history and culture of providing dedicated hands-on and patient-centered care in an inviting and positive environment.