Stephanie grew up in South Jersey. She received her bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from Rutgers University and her master’s in physical therapy at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. For balance, Steph turns to yoga, music, and her affectionate Labrador mix, Carlo. For adventure, she gets her fix from scuba diving and global travel.
Elizabeth received her master’s in physical therapy at the University of Miami Medical School. Liz is a Pennsylvania native, but spent most of her professional career in San Francisco. Leading PHRC’s recent expansion to the Boston area, she is happy to be back on the east coast. Liz loves to read, garden, and is an adventurous traveler.
Melinda is a native of Concord, California. Melinda earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise biology from UC Davis and her doctorate in physical therapy from Simmons College in Boston. When she’s not at PHRC, you’ll find her either dashing around in her running shoes or cooking up delectable meals in her kitchen. She’s famous for her killer baked chimichangas and her inability to stick to a recipe.
Malinda is originally from Boise, Idaho. Malinda received her undergraduate degree from Dominican University of California in International Management. She attended graduate school for physical therapy at Royal College of Surgeons Ireland. She has been fortunate to travel to some wonderful countries, including Scotland, Egypt, and Brazil. Malinda has always had a flair for adventure and enjoys snow skiing and hiking; however, believes that there is nothing like spending time with family in beautiful California.
Rachel is a Bay Area native. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Washington in Seattle and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Samuel Merritt University. Rachel grew up dancing and is excited to have recently returned to the dance studio. Outside of dance, Rachel enjoys going to the gym, discovering new brunch spots and spoiling her adorable niece and nephew.
Katie was born and raised in sunny Southern California. She received her Bachelor of Science from Loyola Marymount University studying pre-physical therapy with an interest in rehabilitation for dancers. Katie went on to receive her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Western University of Health Sciences, during which she studied and began specializing in pelvic health physical therapy. She has since been dedicated to caring for the pelvic pain, pre-natal and post-partum populations.
Katie continues to have a passion for dance after a 10-year career as a competitive Irish dancer and enjoys trying new dance and fitness classes. She loves blending her passion for health and fitness with the healing art of physical therapy, specifically to help regain our most essential functions for a happier, healthier life. When she is not working, Katie frequently visits her family in her hometown of Camarillo, CA and enjoys travelling the world with her husband.
Shannon received both her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Simmons College in Boston, MA. Shannon takes an integrative and mindful approach to treatment, focusing on restoring function and reaching each individual’s goals. Shannon is certified in dry needling for pelvic rehab specialists through the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine. Shannon is a member of the Section on Women’s Health of the American Physical Therapy Association, and a member of the International Pelvic Pain Society. Shannon was born and raised on Cape Cod, where she regularly goes to visit family and relax at the beach. She is a self-proclaimed ‘foodie’ and loves exploring restaurants all around the Boston area.
Kim was born and raised in Somerville MA. She received her Bachelors Degree in Exercise and Health Science at UMass Boston and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University. She emphasizes education as a crucial part of her treatment approach and loves helping her patients understand how to keep themselves well. When outside of work, Kim is an active supporter of her sister’s roller derby team and enjoys spending her free time eating great food and sitting out on her patio with her family and friends.
Nicole received her bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is originally from eastern North Carolina but after many visits to SF and Berkeley over the last few years, Nicole is excited to welcome the Bay Area as her new home. During her down time Nicole enjoys traveling, taking up new outdoor activities, and spending time with close family and friends.
Sigourney grew up just outside Minneapolis, MN. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism followed by her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Hampton University. Having worked across the country and being licensed in six states, she brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to PHRC. Sigourney looks forward to sharing her expertise with patients to help them gain a better quality of life. When not working, she enjoys playing the piano, dancing, trying new restaurants and spending time with family and friends.
Rachel is a Southern California native. She received her bachelor’s degree in English Literature from San Francisco State University followed by her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Chapman University. While in graduate school, she became passionate about pelvic health and started focusing on this patient population. On her spare time, Rachel enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, immersing herself in art and music, and eating amazing food.
Julia is originally from Annapolis, Maryland. Julia grew up on the water and loves activities in all of its forms – Sailing, Skating and Snow Skiing. She received her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland and doctorate in Physical Therapy from Chapman University. Julia believes that hard and diligent work, an understanding of one’s self are the keys to successful physical therapy. When she’s not at PHRC you can find her adventuring with her family often chasing after her toddler and dog.
Lisa is a New Jersey native and has spent much of their life living in the northeast, obtaining both their Bachelor’s degree and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. When not at PHRC Lis enjoys riding their mountain bike on the Bay Area’s finest trails, taking solo backpacking adventures abroad, and cooking up delicious meals for friends and family.
Maryssa Steffen is in Berkeley. Here is her bio: Maryssa grew up in the Bay Area and is delighted to be back after receiving her Doctorate of
Physical Therapy from California State University, Northridge. Before physical therapy, she was
a professional modern dancer and she received her Bachelor’s degree in Dance and
Performance Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. She enjoys reading, hiking,
and starting the party on the dance floor with family and friends.
Morgan grew up in Sebastopol, California. She studied biology and dance at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts before promptly returning to the California sunshine. Morgan then certified as a Pilates instructor before completing her Doctorate at Samuel Merritt College. She worked for two years in orthopedics before joining PHRC. When she is not in the clinic, you will probably find Morgan cooking a “healthy” dessert, knitting on the couch, or admiring the beautiful California nature while training for her next triathlon.
Courtney graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts with both her Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitation Science and Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She is originally from Louisville, Kentucky and enjoys going back home for the Kentucky Derby! Courtney is passionate about providing others with a sense of strength, dedication, and wellbeing through physical therapy. She finds balance by staying active outdoors, training for half or full marathons, and going to Pilates or yoga. Courtney also loves to cook, travel, and spend time with family.
Sarah is a physical therapist, originally from Boston, MA. Sarah graduated from Simmons College in 2014 with BS in Exercise Science and in 2017 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Her passion is treating pelvic dysfunction and has enjoyed working with each patient to navigate through different diagnoses & symptoms, including pelvic pain and incontinence, to live a healthy and pain-free life. In her free-time Sarah enjoys wake boarding, snowboarding, listening to live music with friends, reading a good book, and painting.
Brittany graduated from San Jose State University in May of 2015. While at San Jose State she majored in Nutrition. Brittany enjoys hiking, traveling, shopping, and spending time with her family, especially her Shih-Tzu / Maltese pup, Finn.
Hien is a Bay Area native and genuinely enjoys meeting and working with a diverse population. She has been working in the physical therapy field for over 13 years. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, going to the gym, exploring the outdoors, fishing, and spending time with friends and family.
Born and raised in the Boston area, Erika graduated from North Shore Community College with an advanced certificate in Aesthetics. She enjoys trying out new recipes, spending time with friends and family (especially at the beach), live music, and snuggling with her Maine Coon cat, Dillon.
Kristin graduated from the University of Southern California and majored in Communication. Kristin originally is from the bay area and loves living in California. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, shopping, being addicted to reality television, and taking walks with her fur babies Piccolo and Valentino.
Lisa is a Bay Area native with 28 years of experience in medical office management and billing/collection management. She enjoys cooking, reading, watching Hallmark movies and spending time with her family. You can always find her with dark roast coffee in her hand.