Meet the Team

When you work with us, you become a part of the Competitive Edge family — get to know us, like we’ll get to know you!

Dr. Kevin Vandi

Dr. Kevin Vandi, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Advanced Post-Doctorate Training In:

–  Running, Swimming, Cycling Biomechanics

–  Human Running and Walking Gait Analysis

–  Advanced Lower Extremity  Biomechanics for Running, Biking, and     Sport Certification 

–  Completion of a Yearlong Maitland Manual Therapy Course


Dr. Vandi is considered a leader in the Bay Area in the field of sports medicine, biomechanics, rehabilitation, and human performance.  He is also the founder of Competitive EDGE, the Bay Area’s first fully equipped outpatient human gait and performance center.  Using state-of-the-art motion analysis technology and his background as a specialist in physical therapy, orthopedics, and biomechanics, Kevin helps athlete’s and individuals of all skill levels improve movement and optimize performance. 

 

Through his career, Kevin has worked with youth and professional athletes.  He is currently the team physical therapist for the San Jose Earthquakes, providing rehabilitation, injury prevention, and return to play testing. He is also involved with the development of youth and adolescent soccer dynamic warm-up and strength training programs to decrease ACL injury risk.

 

Dr. Vandi is on the forefront on evidence based objective rehabilitation. Using force plates, 3D motion sensors, high speed cameras, and wireless EMG muscle biofeedback, Kevin harnesses the power of data in decisions about health, recovery, and sports performance.

 

Kevin’s Passions

Kevin is married to his amazing wife Chrissy; they have been blessed with 5 wonderful children Jack, Emma, Max, and Leo and Rose.  When Kevin is not working at Competitive EDGE, reading research, or taking courses in continued education, you can find him with his family hiking the great trails around the Bay Area.  Kevin enjoys participating in triathlons, riding his road bike, and weight lifting.  Originally from Massachusetts, Kevin is a die hard Boston sports fan (and of course, his kids are too, now)!  Kevin is truly passionate about rehabilitation and human performance, and he believes that we are all called to a purpose — and his is to help people move better and live an active life.

Dr. Josh Tatsuno

Dr. Josh Tatsuno, DPT

– Certified Instrument Assisted STM Fibroblaster Level II Expert Practitioner

 

Dr. Tatsuno is a Bay Area native who graduate from Chapman University Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program.  Josh has always had a passion for sports and has played a number of sports including soccer, basketball, volleyball, track and field, ultimate frisbee, surfing, and snowboarding. He has a passion for high-level sports training & rehab and loves working with all levels of athletes, ranging anywhere from youth, collegiate, to professional.  Being a former collegiate soccer player himself, Josh understands the hardships of high-level sports and knows how debilitating an injury can be for any athlete.  He loves seeing the progression of an injured athlete and enjoys helping others reach their full potential with an understanding of correct movement patterns and knowledge of maintenance and care for their bodies. 

 

For the past few years, he has been involved in with several soccer and basketball programs in Southern California to help young players develop good movement patterns and proper understanding of training and injury prevention.  He has a passion for creating and implementing vertical jump, strength and conditioning, and speed and agility programs for all levels of athletes and programs.

 

Josh’s Passions

Josh is a Bay Area native who has spent the last 8 years in San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles.  He loves enjoying the outdoors and often takes trips with his parents and two sisters to backpack different parts of the US. You can often find him playing soccer, basketball, and snowboarding in his free time.  He has a passion for photography, traveling, and being a foodie.  He is an avid Lakers, Raiders, and Arsenal fan and can often be found up at 4am watching premier league soccer games.

Dr. Torey Page

Dr. Torey Page, DPT, OCS

Dr. Page is recognized as a specialist in evaluation and rehabilitation of the lower extremity, spine, and shoulder in the Bay Area. He has had the privilege of helping thousands of patients return to performance of essential daily activities, as well as their recreational activities and hobbies. He is a specialist in the analysis of human movement and biomechanics, with advanced training in running mechanics and return to sport training. As a former collegiate level athlete himself, he understands the balance required to improve performance, while also maintaining health and wellbeing. Along with having years of experience as a physical therapist, Dr. Page has multiple years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach. While attending San Diego State University, he was an intern strength and conditioning coach for the SDSU football team. Following graduation he became the lead fitness consultant for the Woodside Fire Department, and trained many triathletes and long distance runners in the Bay Area.

 

Dr. Page received his doctorate of physical therapy from the University of the Pacific. He is not only a board certified physical therapist, but is also recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as a specialist in evaluation and treatment of orthopedic conditions (OCS). Furthermore, he has completed an advanced fellowship in biomechanics analysis, gait and running mechanics, and return to sport assessment and training under former California Physical Therapy Association president Christopher Powers.

 

Torey’s Passions

During his free time, Dr. Page enjoys spending time with his growing family. He and his wife Joey have been blessed with a beautiful daughter, Savannah. They also are parents to a Corgi/German Shepard puppy, named Gatsby who has gained viral fame on social media.

Dr. Dana Lindberg

Dr. Dana Lindberg, DPT, CSCS

– Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

– Advanced training in Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation

– Balance Based Torso Weighting

 

 

Dr. Lindberg is a former NCAA Division 1 Track and Field sprinter & long jumper —  turned doctor of physical therapy. He’s passionate about providing industry-leading care to clients in all aspects of his work. Dana currently resides in the top 10 all-time performance list at Yale University in the outdoor long jump and the indoor 200m dash. He knows full well the importance of the mental component in competition, and looks forward to assisting athletes in achieving their absolute best performances.

 

Originally hailing from snowy Massachusetts, Dana moved to Oakland to attend Samuel Merritt University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. There, he conducted biomechanics research alongside faculty members to investigate the influences of different footwear on running force transmission. Dana also has a passion for teaching. As a grad school peer tutor, after school mock trial coach for urban Boston area sixth graders, and volunteer at Yale’s prison tutoring program, Dana hopes to harness his background to take his clients to the next level in understanding and participating in their plan of care. A proud, self-proclaimed biomechanics nerd, Dana is excited to utilize the cutting edge resources at Competitive EDGE to maximize his client’s recovery potential, improve their performance, and do whatever it takes to “bulletproof” them against further injury.

 

Dana’s Passions

Since retiring from organized track and field, Dana has taken up cycling and has enjoyed exploring new rides around the Bay Area. He has hiked over 15 “4,000 footers” with his Dad in the White Mountains and along the Appalachian Trail, and recently summited Mt. Diablo. He also enjoys playing golf, tennis, and boating. 

 

Dana is also passionate about the neuroscience of sleep, and explaining the important relationship between good quality sleep and exercise, performance, and rehabilitation. He has presented on this topic in graduate school and during clinical affiliations. When he is not playing sports, lifting weights, or reading articles, Dr. Lindberg enjoys experimenting with new recipes, brewing homemade kombucha, reading science fiction novels, or video chatting with his two beautiful nieces.

Tim Dempsey

Tim Dempsey, PRI, DNS, CSCS

– Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) from the Postural Restoration Institute (PRI), Lincoln, Nebraska

– Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Exercise Trainer (DNSET) from the Prague Institute of Rehabilitation, Czech Republic

– Additional certifications from USA Track and Field, USA Weightlifting, MovNat, and National Academy of Sports Medicine

– Transitionally Certified Healthcare Interpreter – Spanish (CHI)

 

During his undergraduate years at St. Ambrose University, Tim was both a student athletic trainer and an athlete himself (midfielder in soccer, middle-distance runner and captain of the track team, and Most Valuable Runner in his junior year of cross country). After college, he enjoyed local road racing circuits and is still the record holder of the 5k ascent trail run up High Windy Mountain in North Carolina.

 

Beyond his personal athletic journey, Tim also has over 4 decades of experience in the athletic performance field. Originally an athletic trainer, he soon became the head Track Coach and Strength Coach at 2 top universities in Mexico. When he relocated to the Bay Area in 2000, he worked as the Head Track and Cross Country Coach at Menlo College for 2 years. For the past 18 years, he’s worked with a wide variety of clientele from general population to Paralympic Athletes to high school and college athletes to members of the USA Bobsled Team. As the only fitness professional on the West Coast certified in both PRI and DNS, Tim has been invited to present to organizations such as the San Francisco 49ers sports medicine staff, San Jose State graduate school of Athletic Training, USA Olympic Training Center in Colorado, Blazesports Atlanta, and several professional teams and physical therapy clinics in Mexico. He is excited about working with the PT staff at Competitive Edge to provide the best possible experience for clients.

 

Tim’s Passions

Prior to his full time athletic performance career, Tim spent several years as a social worker with inner city gang prevention programs, newly arrived Latin American immigrants, and several months working on international projects in Nigeria. When not listening to the latest athletic performance podcast, Tim enjoys working on his medical Spanish, keeping in touch with the many coaches he mentors in Mexico, mastering the next classical piece on his sax, practicing MovNat, and spending time with his 2 young adult daughters and his wonderful physical therapist girlfriend.

Office Staff

Jenn Talbott

Jenn Talbott, Clinic Operations Manager

Jenn is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley where she majored in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration on Globalization and Consumer behavior. While at Cal, Jenn participated on the NCAA Division 1 water polo team achieving a 2nd place title, and she was also co-captain of the club water polo team helping her team on the way to club nationals. Upon graduation, Jenn developed more of an interest in the therapeutic, healthcare field and worked 3 years in another physical therapy office, prior to coming to Competitive Edge. She has continued her education by taking multiple science and math courses in Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology, Kinesiology, Biology and Statistics. Although Jenn has been fortunate to go through a successful sports career unscathed by injury, she has witnessed through how physical therapy can positively impact someone’s path towards a healthy life, and loves being a part of that experience at Competitive Edge.


Jenn’s Passions

Jenn grew up as a competitive swimmer and enjoys any water-related activity whether that be at the pool, lake, or ocean! On and off, she has continued this passion for swimming by teaching swim lessons. To remain active, she enjoys hiking, running, circuit training and cycling. Due to her swimming background and recent interest in running and cycling, Jenn has also dabbled in triathlons. Aside from her fitness interests, Jenn loves attending concerts and bay area sporting events (Go Niners!), going to movies, playing board games, spending time with family/friends including her samoyed, Murphy, and pretty much anything food-related (cooking, baking, EATING!).

Alyssa Razmus

Alyssa Razmus, Marketing Director

Alyssa graduated from Oregon State University, where she earned a degree in Communication and Rhetoric with a minor in Writing. Before entering the real world, she toured as a professional dancer for 3 seasons, travelling and performing across the country. Upon returning, she managed a small medical clinic and further developed her passion for movement and healthcare. Several years later she moved to Idaho, where she took up Search Engine Optimization and Digital Marketing. With her recent move to California, she sought an opportunity to re-enter the healthcare industry and utilize her newfound marketing skills, and found the perfect home with Competitive Edge.

 

 

Alyssa’s Passions

Outside of work, Alyssa feeds her passion for dance by teaching and competing in ballroom dance. She also enjoys cross-training with MMA, weight lifting, and running. If she’s not busy dancing, she’s probably cooking or seeking out a new dining experience. Alyssa loves travelling, whether it’s for a ballroom competition or just to explore a new area. When she’s at home, she enjoys keeping up with the UFC, knitting and sewing, and spending time with her wonderful partner, Brandon. 

Kyler Clark

Kyler Clark, Client Relations Specialist

Kyler graduated from California Baptist University with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. While at CBU, she played collegiate soccer (helping the team win a conference title!), and she also served in Uganda alongside CURE International (a pediatric neurology facility). Following her undergrad, she coached in multiple settings, including nutrition, high school soccer, personal training, and CrossFit group classes. She later went on to earn her MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Management from Ottawa University Arizona, where she also coached alongside the University’s strength and conditioning staff. Having both participated and coached in multiple settings, Kyler has seen the value of physical therapy and the crucial role it can play in an individual’s life, whether it be that of an athlete or an individual seeking sustained functionality. Being a part of a realm that accomplishes both — such as Competitive EDGE! — has become the main focus of her career.

 

 

Kyler’s Passions

Activity has always been a consistent component of Kyler’s personal life. From soccer and hiking to CrossFit and snowboarding, she enjoys any opportunity to be outside and moving. Family and friends are equally important, and she enjoys having them along for her adventures. When the outdoors are not an option, she also enjoys reading, board games, and drinking coffee!

Megumi Kamikawa

Megumi Kamikawa, Marketing Assistant

Megumi is a recent graduate from San Jose State University with a degree in English, Creative Writing. Although relatively unacquainted with the world of athleticism, she has had significant experience working as a college writing specialist and student leader before joining Competitive EDGE. She has served hundreds of peers in the SJSU campus community with her knowledge of English pedagogy, providing writing guidance and techniques to bolster academic, professional, and creative writing. In her remaining year at SJSU, she honed her familiarity with creating visual and informational resources in both professional and extracurricular environments. Ultimately, Megumi feels that her writing and content knowledge opens numerous career paths, so she is currently focusing on centralizing her work to create accessible and comprehensive content in whatever work she pursues, making her an enthusiastic employee for Competitive EDGE!

 

 

Megumi’s Passions

Outside of the work environment, Megumi is still dedicated to writing and creative expression—in her post-graduate life, she is determined to continue her creative writing in the forms of poetry and flash fiction. Her passion for creative expression is also channeled through spontaneous art projects, miscellaneous doodling, and occasional songwriting. In tandem with her creative inclination, she is also a huge mental health advocate—she is constantly emphasizing the importance of active listening and validation. She is dedicated to contributing her efforts towards people-first establishments that encourage people to reach out and utilize resources.

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