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Medical Guide 2011

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PHYSICAL THERAPY & WELLNESS CENTER 2490 S. Main St., Red Bluff • 530-529-3636 The staff at Physical Therapy and Wellness is diverse and talented as indicated by the spectrum of certifications, degrees and post-graduate education. We are devoted to providing high quality physical therapy to each and every member of our community. We believe in offering comprehensive, individualized treatment, and through continuing education we explore innovative techniques and products in order to provide optimal care, with the highest level of evidence. We welcome you to join our family of clinicians and friends to help you achieve your desired fitness and personal health goals. Heidi Belden-Kelnhofer Heidi is the Aquatic Coordinator for the Physical Therapy & Wellness Center and Tehama Family Fitness Center. Heidi spends her day organizing aquatic classes, learn to-swim programs and working with physical therapy patients. Heidi graduated from CSU Long Beach with a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation Administration. She has a Teaching Credential for the California Community Colleges and certifications that include Aquatic Exercise Association. Arthritis Foundation. Heidi is also a Water Safety Instructor through the Red Cross and a Certified Pool Operator. The past fourteen years have been focused on the therapeutic exercise side of aquatic exercise. Heidi believes the aquatic environment provides “life changing results”. Heidi enjoys spending time with family, performing with a hula club, snow skiing and water sports at Lake Shasta. Mike Dausse MA, PTA Mike attended California State University, Chico and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Physiology. He then continued on and earned a Master’s of Art in Physical Education with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology. In 2000, Mike lost the battle with his filet knife, thus becoming a hand patient of the Physical Therapy and Wellness Center which sparked his interest in physical therapy. Mike started working at Tehama Family Fitness Center in the summer of 2002 doing fitness evaluations. He then transferred over to the Wellness Center in the spring of 2003. Mike then started the necessary steps to obtain his Physical Therapy Assistant’s license. In his spare time, Mike enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. Karla Reilly PTA Karla is the senior member of our therapy team at the Physical Therapy and Wellness Center. She has provided services to the Red Bluff community for 25 years. Karla obtained her PTA license in 1988 and has furthered her experience and education after achieving her PTA degree. Karla is certified in performing myofascial release (MFR) and specializes is soft tissue treatments. She has spent seven years full time in acute care and now enjoys a combination of out patient and in patient treatments. Additionally, Karla is self taught in treatment of hands spending much of her time working with traumatic hand injuries. Karla enjoys educating patients and progressing patients towards wellness through exercise and manual therapy techniques. She believes time invested in educating her patients allows successful independent management of pain and functional loss. Out side the office she enjoys ranching, gardening, camping and boating with her husband Tim. Jeff Crow ATC, CSCS Jeff is a Certified Athletic Trainer. He is a life-long resident of Tehama County and Los Molinos High graduate. He received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Sacramento State University in 1998. At Sac State he interned with several of their division I intercollegiate sports teams necessary to attain his athletic trainer certification. He has been a part of the PTWC staff since August of 1998. During his time here he has also earned his Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification through the NSCA, along with being certified as a Level 1 Olympic weightlifting coach by USAW. He has a passion for increasing and restoring the strength and function in the patients he works with and thus improving their quality of life. Jeff has also been a part of the Red Bluff High sports medicine staff, the Justin Boot Sports Medicine Program, and the athletic trainer for Coming Youth Football. In his free time, Jeff is always striving to master his BBQ skills and competing in strongman and powerlifting competitions. Kyle Tingley CSCS Kyle is originally from Sparks, Nevada. He attended York College, and Chico State University where he earned his B.A. degree. He has been a part of the Tehama Family Fitness Center and the Physical Therapy and Wellness center since 2005. Kyle is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. Kyle enjoys helping people better their lives through fitness and exercise. In his free time Kyle enjoys mountain hiking, strength training, and golfing when he is not spending time with his wife and daughter. Ed Stroman PT ATC CSCS Ed is the President and CEO of the Physical Therapy & Wellness Center and Tehama Family Fitness Center. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1984 from Fresno State University. He went on shortly thereafter to complete the necessary requirements for his athletic training and strength and conditioning certifications. His primary experience has been in the realm of general orthopedics and sports medicine with an emphasis on therapeutic exercise. He believes exercise is the best medicine- both empowering and energizing, and that exercise will increase one’s sense of control over everyday life. “You’re never too sick or too old to start exercising.” In 1986 Ed established the north state’s first athletic training / sports medicine program at Red Bluff High School. He was a volunteer for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City where he worked at the hockey venue. He has worked with the Justin Sports Medicine Program for 20 years, treating and evaluating rodeo injuries. In his free time, Ed enjoys spending time with his family, fixing up his house, participating in many types of exercise- particularly his kettlebell class and stand-up paddle surfing. Dale Mendenhall, MPT, CSCS Dale is an RBUHS graduate of 2000, who returned to the north state in 2008. He completed his undergraduate education in Fitness & Human Performance, receiving his B.S. with Sum Cum Laude Honors through the University of Houston system. Dale then immediately began pursuit of his Masters in Physical Therapy at the University of Texas Medical Branch, graduating in December of 2007 with Highest Honors. He then joined the team at the PTWC where he received his first introduction to the field of Physical Therapy. Through his Education and training Dale has developed into a performance-based Physical Therapist, using a progressive strengthening and manual approach to return patients and clients to their highest level of function. He has had the opportunity to work with the Head Strength and Conditioning Coaches of the Houston Astros and NASA, as well as top research facilities in both Orthopedic and Neuro-Rehabilitation. Dale is a strong proponent of life-long learning and is continuing to further his education at Regis University to complete his Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Fellowship in Manual Orthopedic Therapy with recent completion of his credential for clinical instruction through the APTA. Debra K. Franseth-Ross, DPT, CHT Debra is a Red Bluff native and graduated from RBUHS Student Body President in 1975. She graduated from CSU Hayward in 1980 with a Bachelor in Kinesiology and Physical Education. Debra furthered her education at UC San Francisco completing her second Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, graduating in 1982. Debra returned to Red Bluff immediately after graduation and began her career at St Elizabeth Community Hospital. After a short period of time, she joined the out patient physical therapy team now known as Physical Therapy and Wellness Center. Debra continued her devotion to the study of hand therapy and successfully completed the process for Certification in Hand Therapy (CHT) in 1996. Debra’s passion and expertise is in treatment of traumatic hand injuries but her history indicates she has enjoyed many facets of physical therapy, including developing and running the cardiac rehabilitation for St. Elizabeth’s Community Hospital, assisting in development of the pulmonary rehabilitation program for Chico Community Hospital, providing contract services for local skilled nursing facilities, and acute care services for St. Elizabeth’s Community Hospital for the past 27 years. Debra completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in April 2005, graduating from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Debra chooses to work in Red Bluff as a member of the excellent medical community providing care to the same community of doctors, educators and classmates that have contributed to her professional fulfillment. Personally Debra enjoys spending time with her husband Sgt. Jeff Ross of the California Highway Patrol and their three wonderful children, Brianna, Christy and Zack. Lonnie Scott MA, ATC Lonnie started at the Physical Therapy and Wellness Center in 1988 as an ROP student from Red Bluff High School, which led into a part time job cleaning the pool and folding towels. After high school he left for Brigham Young University where he became a student athletic trainer working with the baseball and football programs. With that training, Lonnie received an internship with the San Diego Chargers and after graduation became an Assistant Athletic Trainer with the team. While living in San Diego Lonnie earned a MA in Health Services Management. He stayed with the Chargers for six seasons, and then took a job as Head Athletic Trainer for the expansion Los Angeles Avengers of the Arena Football League where he worked for two seasons. In 2002, Lonnie completed the circle back to Red Bluff taking a job at the Physical Therapy and Wellness Center and teaching ROP Therapeutic Services class at Red Bluff High School. In his spare time, Lonnie enjoys endurance sports and time with his family.

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