Tower Physical Therapy

Tower Physical Therapy provides state of the art health care that strives to significantly improve the well being of each patient; while recognizing their capacity for being responsible for their own health. Our patients will be treated with respect and dignity. 

Every patient will be treated equally without regard to race, gender, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, health status, source of payment for services, or cost or extent of services required.

Our staff will always conduct themselves in a manner which is ethical and takes no fraudulent or illegal actions and which both demonstrates and complies with Tower Physical Therapy, Inc.'s fundamental principles, values and professional ethics. 


Kristen Payne MPT, ATC


Kristen received her Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology and Athletic Training from Cal Poly Pomona. After graduation, she became a Certified Athletic Trainer. Kristen was then accepted at Western University of Health Sciences and completed her Master of Physical Therapy Degree in 1999. 


In 2004, she and Chris Stempson opened Tower Physical Therapy, Inc. Kristen and Chris enjoy attending continuing education courses related to the latest research in orthopedic injuries and post surgical rehabilitation, sports injuries and vestibular rehabilitation.

Kristen and her husband, Jacob, have 2 sons, Jackson and Wesley. They have a very active family life, participating in multiple sporting activities. Kristen is a member of Turlock Sunrise Rotary and enjoys being an active member of the community. Kristen enjoys exercising, golfing, reading and traveling in her spare time.

Chris Stempson MPT, CSCS



Chris attended Azusa Pacific University, playing soccer and completing his Undergraduate degree in Applied Health. Chris completed his Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University in 2000. Upon completion of his degree, he and his wife, Heather, moved to Turlock. After working in Modesto for 4 years, Chris and Kristen opened Tower Physical Therapy in June of 2004. Professionally, Chris has stayed current on the latest treatment techniques, attending conferences and continuing education programs. 

Chris enjoys time with his wife and 3 children camping, taking trips to the beach and riding bikes. Chris coaches his children in soccer and baseball and enjoys completing projects around the house.

Amanda Gerwer PT, DPT


 Amanda joined Tower Physical Therapy in February 2016. Initially from the east coast, Amanda graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia with a B.S. in Kinesiology in 2006. Here, she was also a member of the Div I Women's Fencing Team. She attended Arcadia University and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2009. Amanda participated in various research projects and presented her research on muscle activation in hip fracture patients at the APTA Combined Sections National Conference. Before moving to Turlock, Amanda practiced in the greater Philadelphia region for six years in private outpatient orthopedic PT clinics.

Outside of the clinic, Amanda enjoys spending time outdoors while going on walks or hikes with her dog. She is enjoying the warm California weather and exploring the state.

Mario Mota ATC, CSCS


Grace Chavez


Yesenia Gutierrez


Ceres Staff

Alan Mallory PT, DPT


Alan completed his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science from CSU Long Beach in 2008. He then went on to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of the Pacific in 2011.

Alan joined Tower Physical Therapy in 2013 when they opened their second clinic in Ceres. His primary experience has been in outpatient orthopedics; treating patients with a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation. Alan has attended many continuing education courses/conferences and recently became a certified RockDoc after completing both Functional Movement Techniques Basic and Performance. 

When he is not treating patients, Alan is enjoying life with his wife and three daughters.