PT, CSCS, FAAOMPT
Graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1982 and received advanced training from the Kaiser Permanente Hayward Residency Program in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy in 1988. He is a fellow in American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Mike has taught numerous courses on orthopedic manual physical therapy throughout the United States and has been an instructor at the Kaiser Permanente Hayward Residency Program in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy since 1990. He has co-authored two chapters on the exercises for the low back and an article on treatment of the low back. His interests include sports and he has been involved in youth sports as a high school basketball coach for 23 years.
Scott completed his undergraduate work in 1994 at UC Davis receiving his Bachelor degree in biomechanics. He then went to the Netherlands to study physical therapy that follows a Norwegian philosophy of treatment, emphasizing a hands-on approach. While there he was the team therapist for a Dutch professional speed skating team and himself competed in both speed skating and cycling at a club level. In 1999 he received his physical therapy degree and immediately began a long-term Manual Therapy program in Texas that included an extended residency in spinal and sports injuries. Completing his fellowship in Manual Therapy in 2002, Scott continues his work in the Bay Area and happily became a member of Redwood Physical Therapy in March of 2007. To stay current in evidence based physical therapy, Scott earned his doctorate in 2013 from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. He is one of the few therapists in the Bay Area who frequently treats patients with inner ear disorders and balance problems.
Beyond physical therapy, Scott stays busy by continuing to enjoy cycling, running, cooking (especially grilling), and keeping up with his family’s busy schedule.
Graduated from California State University Fresno, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1990. He completed the Folsom Physical Therapy Long-Term Course in Orthopedic Manual Therapy in 1994 and 1997. He then completed the Folsom Residency Program in orthopedic Manual Therapy in 1998. His physical therapy experience spans 34 years, beginning as a physical therapy assistant in 1983, and includes sports and spinal rehabilitation in a variety of private practice settings. He has instructed numerous short term and long-term manual therapy courses.
Dennis has been involved in the martial arts since he was 14 years old and has been awarded a 5th degree black belt in Shorin-Ryu karate. He enjoys hiking about the Bay Area and Sierras, as well as cooking.
Sara completed her undergraduate work at CSU Chico where she received her B.S. degree in Exercise Physiology. Immediately following, Sara attended CSU Sacramento where she graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree and earned her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist credentials during her academic course work.
While studying at Chico, she also ran competitively for the women’s cross country and track and field teams, and earned the honors of All-American in cross country. Interests outside of physical therapy include: running, hiking, skiing, camping, and enjoying a good book.