OPTM Therapy | Meet Your Team
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MEET YOUR THERAPISTS

All OPTM therapists have had personal experience with recovering from injuries. They understand the emotional and physical issues unique to rehabilitation. They effectively apply this compassionate understanding with all people regardless if the individual is recovering from a total joint replacement, a sports injury or a spinal disorder.

Two Locations – Los Gatos and Willow Glen

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Paul Christensen, DPT, OCS, CSCS, ATC, FAAOMPT

Paul has developed expertise in the treatment of all extremity and spinal conditions
as well as sports injuries. He has been an athlete his entire life. The multiple
injuries he has had have given him personal insight into the emotional issues
associated with recovery and the benefits of directed exercise and life style
modification to expedite the process. All of his post professional education has
focused on enhancing your quality of life and your therapeutic experience.

Paul@OPTMtherapy.com
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Ellen McCullough, DPT, CDT Certified Pilates Trainer, Restore Specialist

Ellen received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Samuel Merritt University.  She is certified as a Complete Decongestive Lymphedema Therapist.  Through advanced training in rehabilitation and oncology she has become a specialist in treating patients undergoing cancer treatment.  She is certified through the American College of Sports Medicine as a fitness specialist and is a certified Pilates Instructor.  She formerly operated a Pilates business for nine years in England prior to moving to California.  Through her participation in competitive sports, including running and skiing, she understands the emotional aspect of recovery which allows her to tailor rehabilitation programs utilizing a variety of approaches which best produce optimal recovery.

Ellen@OPTMtherapy.com
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Torey Page, DPT, OCS

Torey received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of the Pacific. He is a Certified Orthopedic Specialist.  Torey has been a competitive athlete in several sports including swimming, baseball, basketball, and football. He has a perspective of personal recovery as he also has had numerous injuries from which he has had to work for extended periods of time to restore his health. He was also an assistant strength coach for the San Diego State University football team. Torey blends his experience in physical therapy with his personal background in competitive athletics, injuries and training to provide people with efficient and effective care to aid in their recovery from daily and sport related injuries.

Torey@OPTMtherapy.com
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Courtney Sinclair-Sullivan, DPT, MTC, OCS

Courtney received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Saint
Augustine for Health Sciences in San Diego. She also earned her Manual Therapy
Certification through the University of Saint Augustine. She is a Certified Orthopedic
Specialist through the APTA. She is currently pursuing further certification in Dynamic
Neuromuscular Stabilization, based in developmental movement science through the
Prague Institute. She is passionate about helping people return to fully living their lives.
Courtney was a nationally competitive club gymnast, then a nationally competitive
cheerleader in college; she understands dedication in several forms. Her special interests
include working with equally passionate individuals, helping them to heal, progress, and
excel. 

Courtney@OPTMtherapy.com
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Bradley Sullivan, DPT

Brad received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree at the University of Saint Augustine in San Diego. While earning his Doctorate, Brad performed a specialized clinical rotation treating patients with vestibular dysfunction, and studied the vestibular system and its role in balance, proprioception and dizziness. Since graduating, he has furthered his training with post-graduate work on Movement System Imbalance by Dr. Shirley Sahrmann, as well as beginning the study of neurodevelopment and how this controls human posture, movement, and gait through Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization concepts.  His exposure to a variety of movement-based approaches to Physical Therapy have given him a deep respect for the human body and allowed him to create a holistic and comprehensive  approach to patient care.

Brad@OPTMTherapy.com
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Adriana Ramirez, PT

Adriana has completed a yearlong training on Maitland Manual Therapy and training on
Myofascial Decompression.  She is trained to treat all musculoskeletal conditions that come to
our clinic.  She particularly enjoys treating pain- acute and chronic, low back, neck and shoulder
problems as she has had injuries associated to these which have taught her nuances from direct
experience.  Her thesis research was on ACL Rehabilitation which has made the knee another
one of her interests.  Her future career path is headed towards the integration of Eastern and
Western modalities in the treatment of the very same conditions she currently treats, with a
greater variety of tools to choose from.  Her vision and passion is to integrate Acupuncture, Tai
Chi, Yoga, nutritional, life style and personal growth coaching to Physical Therapy.  She’s
currently pursuing her Ms. in Acupuncture and loving every moment of it.  She’s bilingual in
English and Spanish.

Adriana@OPTMtherapy.com
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Payal Sanghvi, DPT

Payal's expertise is in treating cervical, lumbar, lower extremity and upper extremity disorders. She is also
experienced in treating post operative patients with various conditions. Over the past several years she also
has successfully implemented Australian manual therapy approach to musculo-skeletal conditions to facilitate
healing.  Active mother herself, she believes in treating patient as a whole along with injury to bring holistic
healing approach and encourages return to activities they really want to enjoy.

Payal@OPTMtherapy.com
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Paymon Sedaghat, DPT

Paymon has developed expertise and special interests in the treatment of the lower
extremity and sports related injuries. He initially became interested in Physical Therapy
after a sport related injury that required surgery and extensive rehab. It was through this
process that he gained a true appreciation for the field of Physical Therapy and wanted to
dedicate his life to helping others with injuries return to doing what they love. He is
committed to developing unique and individualized treatment plans for each patient to
better help them reach their goals as quickly as possible

Paymon@OPTMTherapy.com
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Lauren Opatrny, DPT

Lauren received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of California, San
Francisco. She grew up swimming and playing water polo and went on to compete as a
Division 1 swimmer at Georgetown University. During her participation in athletics,
Lauren experienced a shoulder injury, requiring physical therapy. Her positive experience
with rehabilitation inspired her to pursue a career in this field and showed her first hand
the importance of creating an individualized approach by understanding each person as a
whole through effective communication.

Lauren@OPTMtherapy.com
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C. Jones, DPT

Jones graduated with her doctoral degree in physical therapy from the University of California – San
Francisco. Her clinical interest is movement analysis and manual therapy. She has been an active person
throughout her life participating in martial arts and soccer, rowing crew, and playing rugby. Having
suffered several injuries in the past, one of which required surgery and rehab, she is aware of a patient’s
desire to return to the activities they enjoy; and she is determined to help them on this journey. She
remains an avid runner and cyclist, hiker and backpacker. Prior to pursuing a career in physical therapy,
Jones worked in ecological restoration and is passionate about environmental issues.

Jones@OPTMtherapy.com
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Mark Akizuki, DPT, MFDc

Mark’s dedication to service was instilled in him from an early age by
his parents and participating in organizations such as Boy Scouts. In
combination with his passion for physical activity, he pursued a career in
Physical Therapy to give back to his community. His professional goal is to
improve the quality of life of his patients’ in an efficient manner by creating
an individualized plan of care. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, coaching
youth basketball, and hanging out with his friends and family.

Mark@OPTMtherapy.com
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Nicole Sabes, DPT, Certified Pilates Trainer

Nicole grew up playing competitive soccer, field hockey, softball and track and field in the Bay Area.
She ultimately became a Division I athlete as a member of the track team at UC Santa Barbara
where her own experience with injury led her to pursue the path towards becoming a Physical
Therapist. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Mount Saint Mary’s University and
is a certified Pilates Instructor through Balance Body. Nicole’s background in competitive sports and
vestibular rehab enable her to provide each patient with high quality, specialized treatment programs
to achieve their individual goals. She is passionate about using a movement-based approach in
order to promote a holistic and comprehensive treatment plan for each individual patient. In her free
time she loves running, soccer, pilates, hiking, and going to the beach whenever possible.

Nicole@OPTMtherapy.com
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Jessica Lui, DPT

Jessica loves living an active lifestyle which includes working out, playing sports, hiking, and
traveling. She has been an athlete since she was young and played competitive volleyball through
college. During college, she injured her knee and required physical therapy to return to play.
Through her rehabilitation, she realized how beneficial physical therapy was in helping her regain the
strength and function of her leg. From her own experiences, she understands a patient’s eagerness
to return to the activities that they love, and the importance of individualized treatment programs for
each patient in order to optimize their recovery. Jessica has an expertise in cancer care,
lymphedema treatment, and women’s health issues as well as treating a variety of orthopedic
conditions.

Jessica@OPTMtherapy.com
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Shelton Chow, PTA

Shelton's personal history of radiating back pain has given him first hand experience with the
importance of body mechanics, postural awareness, and a positive attitude during the road to
recovery.  By applying these ideas, he has been able to return to hobbies such as running, rock
climbing, backpacking, and martial arts.  He enjoys helping others learn and apply these
concepts to every day life so they can return to activities they enjoy as well.

Shelton@OPTMTherapy.com
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Lora Knol, PTA, CLT

Lora’s specialties include women’s health, cancer care and lymphedema management in addition
to addressing mobility and quality of life concerns for older adults. Her personal experiences
with chronic pain and orthopedic injuries have helped shape her treatment philosophies. With
patience and encouragement, she provides individualized care to help her patients achieve their
goals. In her free time, Lora enjoys hiking, traveling and cheering on her daughters during water
polo games.

Lora@OPTMtherapy.com