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Our Physical Therapists

Our team of exceptionally trained, caring therapists are all passionate athletes. We understand how important it is to you to stay active. We emphasise total body treatment and work closely with Stone Clinic physicians to track your progress back to maximum mobility and fitness.

Susanne DeCosterd, MPT

Degrees: BS Exercise Philosophy, Chico State, & MS Western University, Pomona

Additional qualifications & courses: Folsom Long-Term Advanced Manual Therapy Course

Susanne enjoys: Skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, triathlons, tennis and camping.

 

 

Stephanie Gleason, DPT, OCS (Orthopedic Certified Specialist)

Degrees: BS Physiological Sciences, UCLA, MS and Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) UCSF

Additional qualifications & courses: Maitland-specific training

Stephanie enjoys: Rock climbing, sailing, soccer, snowboarding, hiking and running.

 

 

Natalie Mar, PT, DPT

Degrees: B.S. in Kinesiology-Exercise Science, Sonoma State University, Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) University of The Pacific

Additional qualifications & courses: Lymphedema Certification Level I, Michigan State College of Osteopathic manual therapy trained, Maitland-specific trained

Natalie enjoys: Snowboarding, ultimate Frisbee, running, surfing.

Jake Bagley, DPT

Degrees: B.S. in Exercise Science, University of Montana, Doctor of Physiotherapy, Bond University, Australia

Additional qualifications & courses: DMS Pilates level 1 certification

Jake enjoys: Surfing, Snowboarding, Backcountry Skiing

Fix a meniscus to avoid arthritis
A recent study suggested that meniscus surgery doesn't help. Studies can be misleading. Even small losses of meniscus tissue lead to big changes in force concentration on the tibia (shin bone) and eventually arthritis.
Data everywhere, and nowhere to hide. In the bad old days, you got injured, and you didn’t tell anyone. You usually recovered. Lived to play another day. Until you couldn’t. Today, you get injured; you could be monitored, measured, uploaded and reported to everyone. You might not be allowed to play. You are “protected”, maybe even blacklisted. Which scenario is better?
If you want to be treated with a better than 75% chance of success—and if you value excellence as much as kindness—I suggest you demand that creativity be part of the doctor’s repertoire.
July 14th, 2015
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April 27th, 2016
Dr Stone talking about Steph Curry's injury and the Warrior's season.
December 11th, 2014
"A few select orthopedic surgeons and researchers around the country are pioneering alternate cartilage...

Stone, K.R., A.W. Walgenbach, A. Freyer, T.J. Turek, and D.P. Speer. 2006.

Stone K.R., A.W. Walgenbach, A. Freyer. 2008.