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, 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.
Teri Burk, PT, CLT-LANA
Teri graduated from The Department of Physical Therapy, California State University at Fresno in 1982. In 1996, she founded Body of Knowledge Physical Therapy in Petaluma and in 2003 she launched "The Journey Continues:Oncology Rehabilitation and Survivorship". Teri is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist with additional certification from the Lymphology Association of North America. Teri joined Sebastopol Physical Therapy in 2009. Working between her private practice and SPT has allowed her to expand the breadth of her oncology and lymphedema services to the cancer survivors of Sonoma County. Teri, her husband Dave, and their menagerie of furry and feathered ones live on a small family farm in Sebastopol.
Steve Lovett, DPT
Steve graduated from Sonoma State University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degrees in Kinesiology and earned his Doctorate from Samuel Merritt University in 2014. After graduation, he has taken numerous hours of continuing education with a focus on orthopedic injuries. Steve joined Sebastopol Physical Therapy in 2016. Steve and his wife have lived in Sebastopol for the past 30 years and he enjoys helping those in his local community. Steve grew up in Cazadero and has always enjoyed camping, hiking and other outdoor activities.
Misty Black, PTA
Misty has been practicing physical therapy since 2005, most of which has been at Sebastopol Physical Therapy using Pilates as one of her tools to return patients back to function and their former lifestyle. As a child, Misty competed at a national level in swimming for 13 years and played water polo for 6 years. In 1995, Misty underwent surgical spinal fusion, secondary to her scoliosis. Her scoliosis is believed to be the result of her hypermobility disorder, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. This has presented some physical challenges that she has had to overcome. In doing so, she has learned how to improve her own strength and wellness which she uses to assist her patients today. Pilates has played a large role in her returning to function. Her own experience and her several years practicing physical therapy have given her the skills to study and train patients in proper body movement and function. She is also trained in manual techniques such as Jones Strain Counterstrain, Maitlin, Mulligan and several more. Misty has lived in Sebastopol since 1999 with her husband and enjoys outdoor activities such as running, bicycling, camping, swimming, 4 wheeling, endurance races and spending time with her two children.
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. In 2009 she got certified as a Mat Pilates Instructor and will be completing Comprehensive Pilates Equipment Teacher Training through Body Harmonics with Holly Wallis. She has worked in the Physical Therapy setting for over 25 years helping adults and children with orthopedic, as well as neurological dysfunctions. She loves her job, getting great satisfaction from seeing people gain or regain optimal function as well as learn how to continue helping themselves post rehab. Her goal in treatment is to improve one’s functional mobility and give her clients tools to help them move to the best of their abilities.
Cairyl Gardner, CMT
Cairyl has be doing massage since 2001, and has training in many modalities including Swedish, Shiatsu, Neuromuscular Therapy, Advanced Therapeutic Training, Cranio-Sacral, Cupping and Aquatic Massage Watsu, and Class IV Laser application.
Her approach is to integrate the various modalities to personalize treatment in a safe, healing space. Some of the best benefits of a massage are stress reduction, increased range of motion, pain relief, increased circulation and relaxation. Cairyl loves why she does and has been told that comes across in her touch. It is very satisfying to her to be able to make a difference for someone.
Cairyl work at Sebastopol Physical Therapy included administering Laser treatments and Target Therapies as a part of our REVITALIZE Wellness Program.
Ofelia Aretega, Physical Therapy Aide
Ofelia Arteaga was born and raised in Nicaragua, where she studied ecology and development at the Central American University in Managua. Before moving to California with her husband and two children in early 2018, Ofelia worked in environmental education and tourism. She joined the Sebastopol Physical Therapy team in late August 2018 assisting with patients treatments and keeping the spaces tidy. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and crafting.
Megan Jamison, Receptionist
Megan graduated with a Bachelor's degree in anthropology. With over 8 years of medical reception experience, she enjoys helping our patients at Sebastopol Physical Therapy. She's here to help our patients have a great experience at our facility. If you cannot find her at the front desk, you can find her upstairs helping out at the Pilates Collective. Megan enjoys hiking, camping, microbreweries, gardening and exploring California.
Charmagne Bagley, Office Manager
Charmagne brings a wealth of experience to our practice. She has many years experience managing Physical Therapy practices and came to work with us in 2011. She has expansive knowledge in Health Insurance policies and coverage and works to help our patients understand the ins and outs of their policies.
Geri Latz, Administrative Assistant
Geri has over 20 years of physical therapy insurance billing experience and helps with the details of balancing patient accounts. When she's not on the phone with insurance companies, you can find her in the hockey rink cheering on her two sons.
Willie Swanson, all around ‘Mom’ Friday
When you meet owner Patricia Martinez’ mother Willie, it’s imediately obvious the “like mother, like daughter” saying applies. At 96 years young, Willie brings enthusiasm, warmth and her exquisite attention to detail to all of her interactions. Her job duties include banking and shopping for office and clinic supplies. You can find her array of spakly treasures for sale in the lobby. All proceeds from the sale of her creations go to her favorite non-profit….La Casa de los Niños…..which was created in memory of her grandaughter and great grandchildren. For more information go to www.lacasadelosninos.org