Physical Therapy Staff: California

Mari, Nifty After Fifty: Downey, CA

Mari graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of the East, R. Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center in the Philippines. Mari has worked with all age groups in various hospital and out-patient settings, but she has enjoyed working with seniors the most.

"Seeing patients get better is what motivates me. I see them in their wheelchairs and walkers for the fist time at Nifty after Fifty and after a few visits they realize that they can do it. My goal is to help patients so they can be functional at home and in the community."

Sylvia, Nifty After Fifty:
East Los Angeles, CA

Silvia has her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Southern California Los Angeles and a Masters of Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University.

"For several years I worked with patients of different age groups and found that treating the older population offered a new challenge due to the variety of problems they face. When given the opportunity to work in geriatrics I looked forward to the challenge of addressing those issues. I enjoy what I do because it's rewarding. It is very gratifying to be able to improve the patient's quality of life. My patients add a certain dimension to my day and what I do."

Shweta, Nifty After Fifty: San Jose, CA

Scweta graduated with a Master's degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. She started working with seniors in Acute Rehab and enjoyed bringing them back to their functional independence.

"It makes me happy to work with seniors and help them with their goals of acheiving independence in their recreational activities as well as their everyday lives."

Christy, Nifty After Fifty: Anaheim/Garden Grove, CA

Christy received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines. Christy's first job was working with seniors and she has enjoyed working with them ever since. Christy has learned a lot from her patient's life experiences, adversities, and resilience. She likes making a difference in their ability to improve and recover from injuries.

Quan, Nifty After Fifty: Whittier, CA

Quan graduated from California State University Long Beach with a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy. He has worked with various age groups, but returned to working with seniors in 2005 and has been working with them ever since.
"I enjoy the appreciation I get when I help this age group. I love to hear about their great life stories and try to use their experiences to improve myself."

Frank, Nifty After Fifty: Brea, CA

Frank graduated from California State University Long Beach with a Bachelor's Degree in Health Science. As a Physical Therapist, Frank has had the opportunity to rehabilitate people of all ages, but he especially likes working with seniors. He enjoys hearing about their many interesting life experiences as he helps them return to their highest level of function.

Linda, Nifty After Fifty:
Laguna Woods, CA
 

Linda graduated with a Bachelor of Science from The Medical College of Virginia. She started working iwth seniors 15 years ago when she started working in Laguna Woods.

"Seniors are delightful to work with as they are young at heart, yet filled with wisdom. It is an opportunity to make a difference in the quality of their life and that is very rewarding."

Keith, Nifty After Fifty:
Laguna Woods, CA
 

Keith graduated cum lade from California State University Long Beach with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. He started working with seniors at a skilled nursing facility and although he disliked the paperwork, he very much enjoyed the clientele.

"I enjoy trying to help people regain a pain-free lifestyle."

Erwin, Nifty After Fifty: Lakewood, CA

Erwin received a Bachelor degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at University of Loma Linda. Erwin began working with seniors as a volunteer in various skilled nursing facilities. He loves being a physical therapist and finds it rewarding to see people return to their normal way of life after the rehabilitation process.

Bob, Nifty After Fifty:
Valley View + Garden Grove, CA

Bob received a Bachelor degree from California State University Long Beach with a Bachelor of Science in both Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy Education with an emphasis on Athletic Training.

"I have always had a passion to help people overcome their physical challenges. To know that I make an impact in a person's recovery makes me strive harder to provide the best care that I can."