Anthony Gravin, DPT
Anthony is originally from Sacramento, CA. He grew up participating avidly in athletics, ultimately focusing on football and rugby throughout college. He attended CSU Sacramento for undergrad, earning his BS in Biology before attending The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) for his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. During his coursework at UIC, Anthony became interested in orthopedic manual, “hands-on” physical therapy and clinical concepts of pain. This interest resulted in multiple research opportunities at University of Illinois Hospital and Health Science Systems focusing on the changes that occur within the nervous system with chronic pain and how manual therapy can help to reverse these changes. Following completion of his Physical Therapy degree, Anthony worked in an orthopedic setting utilizing an Applied Functional Science approach to the treatment of common injuries which examines the entire body and kinetic chain for contributions to his patient’s pain. In his free time, Anthony enjoys the outdoors and is excited to explore the California landscape after spending 4 years in Chicago.
Sean Fernald, PTA
Sean enjoys working with a variety of patient populations with orthopedic injuries and related dysfunctions, including both operative and non-operative treatments for the spine and extremities. He believes the best rehab comes from tailoring treatments to the individual and empowering patients through manual therapy, education, postural corrections, and exercise to overcome injuries and help patients reach their highest potential. Sean graduated from Carrington College in Pleasant Hill, CA becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant. Prior to attending Carrington, Sean trained for a year at the National Holistic Institute in Emeryville where he graduated as a Certified Massage Therapist and Health Educator. Sean continues to improve his manual and therapeutic skills by taking continuing education classes whenever he can. Sean has been involved in athletics since he was young – most notably golf. Sean received his first set of clubs when he was 2 years old and has had trouble putting them down ever since. Sean also has a passion for Football (49ers), hiking, traveling and cooking.
Katy, PT Tech
Katy was born in Monterey, California. She received her BS in Exercise Science and Health from the University of Idaho in May of 2019. For the past five years Katy has studied the importance of being physically active with proper nutrition under Doctoral and National Academy of Sports Medicine guidelines.
Katy has experienced physical therapy herself in order to rehabilitate from sports related injuries as well as lifting injuries. From these experiences Katy has come to understand the importance of maintaining proper physical therapy regimens. She is currently in the process of receiving her certification in Corrective Exercise from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Katy loves her job as a Physical Therapy Technician, which includes setting patients up on modalities and guiding their exercises to help them progress in their recovery.
In her free time, she enjoys going to the gym and spending time with her family.