Physical Therapy

Anaheim, CA


Sarah Brancazio

Front Office Manager

Sarah Brancazio has been the Front Office Manager at Sports Medicine Institute for the past 9 years.  She is the first voice you will encounter when setting up your initial appointment and navigating your rehab services. Sarah has expansive knowledge and experience in insurance processes and works very hard to coordinate care and coverage for the patient.

Natalie Jones | PT, DPT
Natalie Jones earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Azusa Pacific University and has successfully treated patients ranging from youth to professional athletes. Prior to receiving her DPT, Natalie also attended APU as an undergraduate earning a Bachelors Degree in Sports Psychology. With an understanding of psychology, Natalie has had the opportunity to apply the skills learned from the field of psychology to the physical rehabilitation setting. While completing her undergraduate studies, Natalie was also a member of Azusa Pacific University's Women's Softball Team and had to overcome a shoulder injury that required her to receive physical therapy treatment. Since she is a former physical therapy patient, she understands both the mental and physical obstacles patients encounter during physical therapy rehabilitation.

We are Physical Therapists from SMI (Sports Medicine Institute) in Anaheim with expertise and years of experience treating athletes and active adults. After years in the field, we have seen that it is essential for every athlete, youth to professional level, to have an individualized, comprehensive pre-rehabilitation program that addresses specific weaknesses in order to decrease injury rates. 

Ashley Rojan | PT, DPT, LAT, ATC
Ashley Rojan graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training from the Univ. of Evansville, and earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Univ. of Puget Sound. She has worked as an Athletic Training Intern for the WNBA's Seattle Storm, the Seattle Sounders Academy Soccer Program, and spent her senior year with the Univ. of Evansville NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball team. While earning her DPT, Ashley also worked part-time as an ATC for the Univ. of Puget Sound's Athletic Department where she treated and worked with athletes from all sports teams. As a competitive soccer player, she overcame 3 major knee surgeries and a traumatic back injury.  These injuries have allowed her to understand the challenges that injured and rehabbing athletes face, and what it takes to get them back onto the field.  Ashley specializes in Functional Movement Screen, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, and is Y-Balance Certified.

Our people make the difference.

Joan Boesel | PT, DPT
Owner & Founder of SMI
Joan Boesel is the owner of Sports Medicine Institute with over 27 years of experience in the field of sports medicine, orthopedic physical therapy and athletic performance. She has successfully treated world class and professional athletes from a variety of organizations including the MLB, NFL, NHL, MLS, AVP, FIVB, USOC, NBA, Major Professional Tennis Championships, as well as collegiate, high school and youth athletes. Joan specializes in injuries of the shoulder and elbow joints in the overhead athlete, developing a comprehensive rehabilitation protocol including return to throwing program to meet the athlete's specific needs. Joan was a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and a graduate of the Ola Grimsby Institute for Manual Therapy. Joan was a member of the Oregon State University Women's Softball Team.