"Caliente Springs Physical Therapy has the most experienced team of physical therapists of any clinic in this area. They also offer wonderful water therapy for effective pain management. I have referred patients to them for years!" Dr. Jason Huffman, M.D. Napa Valley Orthopedic Medical Group
Michael Kelly and Mike Gilman, affectionately known in the area as "Mike and Mike", started out together at Sonoma Valley Hospital, "in the old basement" jokes Mike Gilman, with his pertetual friendly grin.
Michael Kelly, RPT, who has 24 years of experience as a Registered Physical Therapist said, "we love helping our patients feel better, so that they can enjoy their lives." His specialities are acute care, neurological rehabilitation, cardiac rehabiliatation, aquatic therapy and outpatient orthopedics. He enjoys playing tennis, traveling and reading.
Mike Gilman, PTA, was recently featured in St. Joseph's Hospital's "Health Matters Newsletter", which described his rapid recovery from knee surgery. He is now fully recovered, giving him even more empathy and understanding of what it is like to be a patient. With his 18 years of experience as a Physical Therapist Assistant, Mike Gilman provides many helpful recovery tips for those preparing for or recovering from surgery. When he is not working, he is flying his plane, scuba diving, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, and working as a certified trainer for the Sonoma Valley High School Athletic Department.
Three other therapists complete the team of professionals that balances friendly encouragement with advanced physical therapy treatment.
Leslie Jaubert, RPT, graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1982. She is a competitive Masters swimmer since age 9 and is convinced that she was a mermaid in a former life. With a sense of humor similar to the other therapists, she jokes that she can be "bribed with chocolate."
Carol Krauthamer, RPT, graduated from University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine in 1979. She specializes in pain reduction and loves to restore people to normal functioning. Carol is certified in LSVT Big; a protocol developed specifically to address the unique movement impairments for people with Parkinson Disease. Her interests in Parkinson Disease has lead her to become a certified PWR (Parkinsons Wellness Recovery) Therapist and a Parkinsons Disease Movement Specialist.
Rebekka Armstrong, PTA
Rebekka moved to Sonoma County while working on her Physical Therapy Assistant degree from Sacramento City College. Her interest in physical therapy began while teaching several forms of exercise classes including pilates and aquatic fitness. Seeing great results in the pool with gym members, she decided the water is where she wanted to focus her therapy career. Rebekka enjoyes attending sporting events, driving her T-Bird to the coast, playing with her dog ZuZu, and keeping an active lifestyle.