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Meghan Fuccella DPT

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Meghan Fuccella DPT

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY

“My treatment philosophy aligns with the Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) philosophy of treating the whole person and setting each person up for success. I believe in engaging each individual in their healing process and teaching body awareness for return to optimal function.”

SPECIALTY

”I specialize in Proprioceptive Neuromuscular techniques, 

 Orthopedic and Sport injuries”

EDUCATION

California State University Sacramento, Doctorate of Physical Therapy

California State University Chico, Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Physical Therapy Association

California Physical Therapy Association

 I BECAME A PHYSICAL THERAPIST BECAUSE…

“I witnessed my father’s experience with Physical Therapy after each of his hip replacement surgeries. The Physical Therapy care he received enabled him to return to pain free living and participate in his favorite activities like snow skiing and playing softball. Seeing this transformation in him inspired me to enable others to get back to doing what they love.”

WHAT’S MOST EXCITING ABOUT MY JOB?

“Watching someone move with less pain and reach their goals.”

INTERESTS

Hiking, sewing, snowboarding, golfing and paddle boarding with my dog.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

  • Level III International Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Association Certified
  • Myokinesthetic Technique Lower Body

Robert Linson MPT

Robert

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Robert Linson MPT

Treatment philosophy

>My treatment philosophy begins with the idea that all movement issues are created by two possible problems: a mobility restriction or a motor control issue. By keeping the assessment simple I am able to quickly and accurately identify the root cause of the movement problem. Once the problem is identified, the appropriate treatment approach is tailored to each patients specific needs and goals for physical therapy.

What is your specialty?

I wouldn’t consider myself to have a specialty but my passion lies in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy. I have worked hard to ensure that I can successfully treat nearly all orthopedic movement dysfunctions spanning all ages.

Educational background  

Master of Physical Therapy California State University Sacramento

BS in Exercise Biology from University of California Davis

Professional Organizations

APTA

CPTA

Why did you become a Physical Therapist?

My journey toward becoming a physical therapist began when I was twenty years old following a dirt bike accident. I spent five days in the hospital with various injuries including a concussion, lacerated kidney with internal bleeding, and a herniated disk in my low back. Even though most of my time I was surrounded by family and friends the uplifting attitude of the physical therapist kept me motivated to return to form. No matter how down I was, my therapist always improved my outlook through exercise and interpersonal connection. Now I get to have a similar positive impact on all of my patients.

What is most exciting about your job?

The most exciting aspect of my job is when I have a new patient walk in the door. Each new patient presents a unique movement dysfunction that I view like solving a puzzle. No two patients are the same and figuring out the most effective way to solve each patient’s movement problem keeps PT exciting.

What are your interests?

I am an outdoor enthusiast. Some of my hobbies include: fly fishing, archery hunting, camping, hiking, golf, rock climbing, snowboarding, paddle boarding, basketball, and beach volleyball.

Continuing Education

  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) level one
  • SI Spinal Manipulation
  • Injuries and Rehab for the Overhead Throwing Athlete.
  • The Use of Technology in Rehab

David S. Cabral PTA, ATC

David

Describe your treatment philosophy?

I like to address mechanical issues whether they be caused by soft tissue or joint. In doing so I try to improve range of motion first, making sure to re-educate the muscles into the new range of motion gained. Then I can work on strength as it relates to functional activities and progress them to higher level activities as needed.

What is your specialty?

I specialize in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine emphasizing manual therapy, neuro-muscular  re-education and therapeutic exercises.

What is your educational background?

Bachelor's of Arts in Art, University of California Los Angeles

Certified ATC 2004

Associate of Arts in Physical Therapist Assistant, Ohlone College, Fremont, CA. 

To what professional organizations do you belong?

National Athletic Trainer's Association

Why did you become a Physical Therapist Assistant?

I became a Physical Therapist Assistant after sustaining some sports injuries that required surgery and therefore physical therapy treatment. Physical Therapy helped me regain my health and my life in general. After this experience of being a patient, I wanted to help people as a therapist to recover from their injuries as well. 

What is most exciting about your job?

It is great when you can make physical changes on a daily basis that can impact people's lives in many areas. Health is Wealth!  

What are your interests outside of your profession, hobbies, etc.?

In my spare time, I enjoy watching movies, studying Japanese, eating sushi, working out, watching sports, spending time with family and friends and being active in my church.  

What is your educational background?

Bachelor's of Arts in Art, University of California Los Angeles 

Associate of Arts in Physical Therapist Assistant, Ohlone College, Fremont, CA.

Continuing education:

  • Institute of Physical Art - PNF I
  • Institute of Physical Art - Functional Mobilization Upper Quadrant
  • Institute of Physical Art - Functional Mobilization Lower Quadrant
  • Institute of Physical Art - Functional Mobilization I
  • Institute of Physical Art - Functional Mobilization II
  • Institute of Physical Art - Back Education and Training
  • Institute of Physical Art - Foam Roller course
  • North American Institute of Manual Physical Therapy - Lumbo-Pelvic Spine
  • North American Institute of Manual Physical Therapy - Cervical Spine
  • North American Institute of Manual Physical Therapy - Lumbo-Pelvic Spine and Hip
  • North American Institute of Manual Physical Therapy - Upper Extremity
  • Maitland-Australian approach - MT-ST:Stabilization Training and Functional Rehabilitation
  • Kinesio-Taping Association - Kinesio Taping Fundamentals KT1 and Advanced Whole Body Orthopedics KT2
  • Lifestyle Management Associates - Nutrition for Professionals
  • North American Seminars, Inc. - Speed, Agility and Quickness Training
  • North American Seminars, Inc. - The Diagnosis and Treatment of the Upper and Lower Quadrants
  • North American Seminars, Inc. - Current Concepts in Trunk and Lower Extremity Examination, Integration, and Training
  • Medbridge Education - Evidence-Based Examination of the Knee and Thigh
  • Medbridge Education - Evidence-Based Examination of the Cervical Spine
  • North American Institute of Manual Physical Therapy - Knee - Foot- Ankle

Brandon Renna DPT

Brandon

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Brandon Renna DPT

Treatment philosophy

The body is an amazing machine and it adapts efficiently to stress whether positive of negative. When something goes wrong, it will give you clues to what it needs to recover. I believe in educating clients to understand their pain, lead them through the recovery process, and partner with them for a lifetime to pursue health and wellness.

My Specialty

Orthopedic and Sports

Education Background

Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Loma Linda University

Bachelors of Science in Management Studies, University Maryland University College, Asia

Professional Organizations

APTA, CAPTA

Why did you become a physical therapist?

I became a Physical Therapist to help people recover from life-changing injuries, to help them return to the activities they love, and lay the foundation for starting new activities.

What is most exciting about your job?

I’m excited by helping people recover from injury, educating them about their bodies, and witnessing how the body recovers with something as simple as movement. It’s also exciting to see the impact that rehabilitation has on people’s quality of life and relationships.

What are your interests?

I enjoy playing and listening to all kinds of music, hiking in the Sierra’s and paddle boarding on Lake Natoma with my wife, 2 boys and our dog.

Continuing Education

Movements Links Seminars.

Evidence in Motion, Management of: Cervical & Thoracic Disorders, Lower & Upper extremity Disorders Lumbo-pelvic Disorders, Management of Balance Disorders

ASTYM certified.

Certified Health Coach through MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education (COPE).

Emily Munday PTA

Emily Munday

“I like to treat the individual and hear his or her story and not just treat a person’s symptoms. People are like Rubix cubes and it is exciting to solve each puzzle. Often in health care people are treated like a dollar sign instead of a person. I love to empower patients with the knowledge I have and I am constantly learning in order to empower both of us more. We can do this!”

My Specialty

I have been a massage therapist for 6 years and believe in the power of touch. I take a very hands on approach but I try to take the patients’ needs into consideration for a more holistic treatment. I am eager to learn the most I can to develop other skills and tools for my tool box in order to help my patients.

EDUCATION

Sacramento City College, Physical Therapy Assistant

Fair Oaks Institute of Massage, Certified Massage Therapist

Sierra College, Associate Degree in Science

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • California Physical Therapy Association

I BECAME A PHYSICAL THERAPIST BECAUSE…

“In high school and college I swam and played water polo. Physical Therapy was instrumental in keeping my shoulders intact and my Physical Therapist’s taught me a lot about throwing mechanics and Rotator Cuff issues. They were paramount in my success and got me back in the pool. I was inspired to make a living helping others heal. Years later I became a massage therapist which ignited my drive to pursue a career in helping people rehabilitate and get back to doing what they love.”

WHAT’S MOST EXCITING ABOUT MY JOB?

“Being able to see people progress, grow and learn about their bodies. Sometimes it is almost like seeing a baby walk for the first time when I see a patient who once could not perform an exercise or be in too much pain, to be able to do it and progress. I also love all the opportunities this job beings me, I am able to continue my education and grow to be able to progress right along with you.”

INTERESTS

Swimming, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, traveling, hiking, meditating, journaling, long walks, comedy, trying to restaurants in new places. Meeting new people.  

CONTINUING EDUCATION

  • Deep Tissue Massage Practitioner
  • Myokinesthetic Technique Lower Body
  • Great Lakes, Sacroiliac Joint Mobilization
  • ASTYM certified practitioner
   

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