Fit for Life Physical Therapy

  Office: (530) 478-1933

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Corey Vanderwouw, MPT

Physical Therapist

Corey has been a practicing physical therapist since 1998. She earned her Master of Physical Therapy degree from Chapman University in Orange, CA. She has advanced training in orthopedic manual therapy, myofascial release, neuromuscular retraining, worksite ergonomics, and osteoporosis care. She has spent much of her career treating patients with chronic pain. Her passion as a therapist is to help people to improve the quality of their lives by caringly working through their physical therapy program. She loves to work with a spectrum of people from those who have a single injury to those who have multiple injuries or painful areas, as well as people who have multiple comorbidities.

Ingo Zirpins, MSPT

Physical Therapist

Ingo studied and practiced therapeutic bodywork for a decade, before earning a Master’s of Science Degree in Physical Therapy at University of California, San Francisco in 2003. Through his career, Ingo has continued post graduate studies towards his specialization in orthopedic manual therapy and sports medicine. He  has also been the director of rehabilitation for two local skilled nursing homes serving the needs and improvement of quality of life of our elders. Ingo has a lifelong passion and fascination of the human body and believes that healing comes from within each individual. His therapeutic approach emphasizes the integration of body, mind and soul, to reclaim optimum health.

Margaret Matthews, MPT

Physical Therapist

“Mags” specializes in orthopedics, pelvic rehabilitation, and cranial dysfunction such as TMJ disorders. She has had extensive training in Functional Manual Therapy,  visceral therapeutic techniques, OB/GYN rehab, and is in process of Board Certification in Women’s Health. Mags moved to Nevada City 4 years ago after completing clinical internship in pelvic physical therapy at UC Irvine Medical Center, working at UC San Francisco Medical Center in the Faculty Practice, and running her own pelvic rehab, wellness, and pilates clinic.  Mags brings 15 years of experience teaching movement including dance, pilates, and injury prevention to empower and align clients in their bodies (read more).

Melissa Sequeira, MPT

Physical Therapist

Melissa  received her Masters in Physical Therapy from California State University, Fresno, in 2005. She particularly enjoys working with people with orthopedic injuries, neurological conditions, and balance dysfunctions.

She finds great satisfaction in solving the puzzle that limits one’s functional ability, and  loves assisting people to move better and regain independence. She educates patients in body mechanics, therapeutic exercises, and neuromuscular re-education.

Over the years, Melissa continued to specialize in manual therapy, integrating advanced techniques, such as Strain-Counterstrain, Muscle Energy, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, and the Whelton Myofascial Referral Technique.

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and hiking. 

Katie Garcia, MPT

Physical Therapist

Katie specializes in neurological rehabilitation. She received her Master of Physical Therapy degree in 1995 from The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, Ca. Since beginning her career as a physical therapist, Katie has been passionate about serving individuals with neurological conditions through improving their overall function and independence in the home and community. Her post-graduate training emphasis has been on treating neurological conditions, with emphasis on CVA (stroke) management, and Parkinson’s Disease.  In 2010, she became certified in LSVT Big, a program used with Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinson’s-like syndromes, and since that time has continued advanced training in that area. Katie enjoys the interpersonal aspect of physical therapy and meeting people from all walks of life. 

Narayan Jorgensen, DPT

Physical Therapist

Narayan earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Evidence in Motion Institute. He completed a year-long Orthopedic Residency specializing in the Maitland Approach. Narayan believes that movement is one of the most important factors in leading a healthy and happy life. He views rehabilitation from a holistic perspective and believes that the body has the innate ability to heal. He has advanced training in manual therapy, spinal manipulation and corrective exercise. Narayan is an avid runner, rock climber, and body-weight exercise enthusiast.  

Daniel Walden, DPT, FAAOMPT

Physical Therapist

Daniel is a graduate of the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at the East Tennessee State University.  He further specialized  in manual physical therapy skills, such as spinal mobilization and dry needling through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy.

Daniel  has completed a fellowship in orthopaedic manual physical therapy and is presently a Fellow of the American Academy of Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT).

Daniel curated his passion to serve his patients who were otherwise left without resources. He thrives to maintain a high level of expertise for his patients and colleagues while pursuing his desires to remain mobile, active, and surrounded by the beauty of nature and creation. 

Sunya Sather

Office Manager

Sunya began her career in the health field as a certified personal trainer and a yoga and fitness instructor. While she loved working with people in these fields, she felt her skill set was often inadequate to help those struggling with pain or injuries. The desire to advance her knowledge, and her passion for people’s health and well-being, is what led her to the field of physical therapy. Her desire is to help people find healthy, active habits that work for them and will last a lifetime. ​

Outside of work Sunya enjoys long days at the river, gardening, camping, traveling, and painting. She is an avid runner and music enthusiast; and she loves spending time with her boyfriend, close friends and cat.