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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.
Metal has been used in patients since the time of Hippocrates (400 BCE) to repair broken bones and replace missing parts. The earliest metals included copper, tin or lead and often did not have the strength to last forever. Over the years, the metals we use have improved. They have become stronger and leach fewer ions into the body.
 Segmental Meniscal Defects
The meniscus can be compared to a gasket in a hose: If it is cut, water leaks out.
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...

Kevin R. Stone · Jonathan R. Pelsis · Scott T. Surrette · Ann W. Walgenbach · Thomas J. Turek 

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets.

Stone, K.R., A.W. Walgenbach, T.J. Turek, A. Freyer, and M.D. Hill. 2006.