PhysioFit Physical Therapy and Wellness services the South Bay area in Los Altos, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Palo Alto, Campbell, Santa Clara and San Jose.
Kim Gladfelter, Owner, Physical Therapist and Pilates Instructor
Kim graduated from UCLA in 1991 with a degree in Kinesiology. She received her Master of Physical Therapy degree in 1994 from Mount Saint Marys College. She completed a 1-1/2 year long residency program in Advanced Orthopedic Manual Therapy in 1998. In 2001 she was certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). She also obtained Fellowship status in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT). Both certifications (OCS and FAAOMPT) represent recognition of advanced clinical proficiency in Orthopedic Physical Therapy practice. In addition to taking numerous long and short-term courses on various topics in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Kim was a teaching assistant for a very highly regarded year-long course for manual physical therapists from 1999-2001. She is a certified Practitioner in Pilates Rehabilitation, including mat and equipment, through Polestar Education. Kim's hobbies include jogging and dance. She is also the mother of two girls and two boys.
Janet Petarra Perrino, Physical Therapist
Janet possesses a strong base of experience in orthopedic and sports injury treatment. Janet received her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Psychology from Miami University in 1989. She earned her Master of Physical Therapy degree from Temple University in 1995. After graduate school Janet worked for seven years in Chicago with the Loyola University Medical Center treating orthopedic, vestibular, lymphedema, burn, amputee, and neurological disorders. Janet is especially interested in using manual therapy to address orthopedic and sports-related issues. Janet's hobbies include yoga, biking, and backpacking.
Janet W. Johnson, Physical Therapist
Janet graduated with a degree in Human Biology from Stanford University in 1977 and completed her master's degree in Physical Therapy at Stanford in 1979. She has a wide variety of experience, having worked in rehabilitation, hand therapy, ergonomics, and orthopedics. She has taught classes on caregiver training, back injury prevention, and repetitive strain injury prevention. She has received training in myofascial therapy, as well as in pelvic floor therapy, treating both men and women with pain and dysfunction. She believes in the importance of patient education to help patients both understand their current treatment and their role in preventing future injuries. Hobbies include many outdoor activities, such as hiking, rowing, and skiing. Indoors, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading a good book, and creating gifts out of fabric and yarn. She (along with her husband) has raised 3 daughters, one of whom has also become a physical therapist.
Stephanie Schmitz, Physical Therapy Assistant
Stephanie earned her Bachelor of Science with an Emphasis in Physical Therapy degree in 2007, graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Findlay. She earned her Master of Physical Therapy in 2009, also from the University of Findlay. In addition to outpatient orthopedic physical therapy, Stephanie has experience in hospital Medical/Surgical and Inpatient Rehabilitation units. Professionally, Stephanie has a special interest in Pilates, core strengthening, manual therapy, sports medicine and post-operative rehabilitation. Personally, she enjoys all outdoor activities, especially sports, hiking and camping. Originally from Ohio, Stephanie never misses an Ohio State football game and also loves just spending time with family and friends.
Christi Cerna, Pilates Instructor and TRX certified Instructor
Christi has been involved in the fitness industry since the early 1980's when she was teaching water exercise and aerobics classes. She is a Comprehensive Certified Pilates Instructor through Power Pilates, and a Group TRX certified instructor through the TRX San Francisco Training Center. Christi previously taught mat and equipment classes in the South Bay and at San Jose State University. She is also a graduate of De Anza college’s Physical Therapy Assisting program, as well as a certified massage therapist through the National Holistic Institute. In her spare time, she enjoys Pilates workouts in her garage gym and walking & hiking with her bullmastiff. She is currently training for her first full marathon, in January 2011.
Lori Seymour, GYROTONIC®/Pilates Instructor-Teacher Trainer
After being told to stop dancing by several doctors, Lori came to Pilates as a young dancer and swimmer in 1988 to rehabilitate a chronic hip injury. Over the next 2 decades of her dance career, she used Pilates to rehabilitate her back and knee injuries. She obtained her first Pilates certification from the Physical Mind Institute in 1998. Her continuing education since includes scoliosis, osteoporosis, gait, vestibular issues, disk issues, various other joint conditions, and golf. In 2009, Lori finished an apprentice period with master trainer Kathy Corey and is currently a certifying instructor for Kathy Corey Pilates. In 1999 she came across GYROTONIC® and fell in love. Since then she has become certified in every aspect of GYROTONIC®, level 2 Pulley Tower, Golf, Scoliosis, and is an approved pre-trainer of level 1 GYROTONIC®. In 2011, Lori added TRX® to the menu and she is finding it fun and extremely usefull.
Tanya Baldwin, Pilates/GYROTONIC® Instructor
Tanya is a licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine in private practice. Her background in holistic health and wellness has fueled her interest in, and exploration of, mind-body disciplines. When she discovered Pilates eight years ago she was hooked - and has been a devoted enthusiast ever since. She is a Certified Pilates Instructor through Kathy Corey Pilates (formerly West Coast Pilates) and has also trained with Elizabeth Larkam. She was introduced to Gyrokinesis® and went on to become certified in this system as well. She continues to deepen her understanding and experience of both methods and enjoys sharing their benefits with her students. Her teaching style is light-hearted and playful and she strives to make her classes enjoyable and accessible to all who attend.
Vicki Kramer, Feldenkrais® Instructor
Vicki has been teaching Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® lessons since 1994. Originally Vicki was introduced to the Feldenkrais Method by her physical therapist after two back surgeries for a congenital problem. So effective were the Feldenkrais lessons for her rehabilitation, Vicki joined the four year required professional training program. As it has been for herself, Vicki feels the Feldenkrais Method is a very important mind/body alternative health care method which can be part of anyone's program of rehabilitation, fitness or self development. Vicki lives in Saratoga and enjoys swimming, dancing and watching her husband and 14 year old son play ice hockey.
Michaela Andronic, Massage Therapist
Michaela is a certified massage therapist who has taken extensive training in a variety of massage techniques, including pressure point, Swedish, deep tissue, shiatsu, and sports massage. She has been performing massage therapy since 1994 and has many loyal clients in the Bay Area. Michaela is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and is passionate about the work that she does.
V. Kimbell Shelton, Pilates Instructor
V has been a leader in the Pilates and fitness industry for over twenty years. A recognized teacher of Pilates and experienced instructor of yoga, V. has presented workshops and classes at some of the country's leading corporations, spas and athletic clubs and has developed Pilates programs for various companies and corporations, including the Four Seasons, Preston Wynne Spa and Courtside Athletic Clubs in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has held the positions of Fitness Director, Pilates Coordinator and Group Exercise Coordinator, and over the years has trained Olympic synchronized swimmers, professional golfers, tennis pros, competitive race car drivers, dancers and equestrians.