Anthony Gravin, DPT
Anthony is originally from Carmichael, CA. He grew up participating avidly in athletics, ultimately focusing on football and baseball. He attended CSUS for undergrad, earning his BS in Biology before attending The University of Illinois (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 research opportunities focusing on the changes that occur within the nervous system with chronic pain and how manual therapy and exercise can help to reverse these changes. Following completion of his DPT degree, Anthony worked in an orthopedic setting I utilizing an Applied Functional Science approach to treatment which examines the entire body and kinetic chain for contributions to his patient’s pain. In his free time, Anthony enjoys camping, hiking and anything outdoors.
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.
Shawna, PT Tech
Shawna was born in San Jose and grew up in Rocklin. She earned her Associate’s Degree in Natural Sciences at Sierra College and recently graduated from CSU Sacramento with her Bachelor’s in Kinesiology-Exercise Science. Shawna enjoys working as a PT Tech because of the patients she interacts with and the knowledge she gains from working with the Physical Therapist. In her spare time she enjoys going on walks, running, riding her bike along the American river, roller skating, and spending time with family and friends.
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 receptionist, which includes being very organized, outgoing, and a multi-tasker.
In her free time, she enjoys going to the gym and spending time with her family.