One of our biggest assets and offerings to you as a client is this exceptional team of people we have gathered to help you along your journey to Wellness. From the moment you call to inquire, to the day you graduate from your Plan of Care, we are all dedicated to your road to recovery.

Physical Therapy Team

Patricia Martinez

Patricia Martinez, Owner
Patricia founded Sebastopol Physical Therapy in 1991. It has been her intention to provide consistent excellence in physical therapy and wellness care to this community despite the rocky climate of medical health care in this country. She is very proud to have been successful in this endeavor and to continue to provide excellent Physical Therapy and Target Therapies for self care.

Elyse Detweilerk

Elyse Detweiler, DPT
Elyse started her career as a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) in 2008 progressing to a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from California State University, Chico. After working as a physical therapy aide and CMT, she earned her DPT in 2017 from University of New England in Maine. After returning to beautiful California, she participated in a Pilates training program and has been utilizing Pilates Method ever since. She enjoys the variety of orthopedic physical therapy and has been pursuing training within the area of pelvic health. She loves to empower her patients and provide them with the skills to pursue their goals. In her free time, Elyse loves to be outside and spends most of her time walking and/or hiking with her dogs and son. She also enjoys to travel and experimenting in the kitchen cooking and baking with her husband.

Shirley Cook

Shirley Cook, DPT
Shirley Cook is a Doctor of physical therapy with over 30 years of experience. Shirley grew up in Wisconsin where she attended the University of Wisconsin graduating with honors with a degree in Physical Therapy. Over the the past 30 plus years she has accumulated extensive professional experience which includes working in acute hospitals (in WI and SF), home health, and outpatient rehabilitation facilities. Having experienced a variety of physical therapy settings, gives Shirley a wide base of experience and knowledge which she brings to our clinic. In addition to being highly skilled assessing and treating patients for functional impairments and musculoskeletal injuries, Shirley has a strong foundation in working with individuals with orofacial (headaches and TMJ pain), chronic pain and vestibular dysfunction(vertigo problems). She is comfortable and skilled treating individuals with orthopedic challenges arising in all stages of life.

Christina Leisen

Agnes Van De Put, DPT
Bio coming soon...

Ann Sabine

Ann Sabine, PTA
Ann has always loved moving and exploring movement. She was a gymnast, played tennis and softball in her youth. These days, she continues to stay active through swing dancing, hiking and Pilates. Her BA in Sports & Movement Studies led to Athletic Training which evolved into becoming a licensed PT Assistant in 1995. She has worked in the Physical Therapy setting for over 30 years, helping adults and children with orthopedic, as well as neurological impairments. In 2009, she got certified as a Mat Pilates Instructor and recently attained her Comprehensive Pilates Training Certification. She loves her job, getting great satisfaction from seeing people gain and/or regain optimal function, as well as learn how to continue helping themselves post rehab. Her goal in treatment is to improve one’s ability to move throughout their day and give them tools to use thereafter to help keep them moving to the best of their abilities.

Cairyl Gardner

Cairyl Gardner, CMT
Cairyl has been a massage therapist since 2001. She is trained in Swedish, Shiatsu, Neuromuscular Therapy, Advanced Therapeutic Training, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Cupping, Aquatic Massage Watsu, Class IV Laser application and Fascial Stretch Therapy. Blending all of these disciplines together enables her to create her own unique treatment in order to meet the specific needs of her patients. Cairyl can assist her clients with stress reduction, improving flexibility/ range of motion, pain relief, improved circulation, and relaxation. With her technical skills and nurturing intentions, her touch conveys safety and ease and her patients experience positive outcomes. In addition, Cairyl is one of the team members who administers Laser treatments and Target Therapies as part of our REVITALIZE WELLNESS PROGRAM.

Administrative Team


Geri Fernandes, Office Manager
with a Bachelors in Biology from St. Thomas Aquinas College in New York. She has over 30 years of physical therapy office experience and has been with Sebastopol Physical Therapy since 2014. She is in charge of every day office operations, along with all billing/insurance responsibilities. Geri is passionate about helping others and puts patient needs above all else. When not in the office, you will find Geri spending time with her husband on long walks and hikes. She has a passion for hockey, as her 2 sons have played their entire life. Her oldest son still plays hockey in college, while her younger son is an avid scratch golfer.

Sharon LaForge

Tammy Williams, Front Desk Coordinator
Tammy is the fist point of contact when you enter our office. She has over 10 years of medical office experience and brings a strong blend of customer service and organizational skills to our clinic. When Tammy is not working, you will find her spending time with her children and granddaughter. She enjoys nature and hiking.