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Sports Medicine Staff


Michelle Cappello, PT, MSPT, SCSMichelle Cappello, PT, MSPT, SCS
Clinical Director, Physical Therapist, Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
mcappello@mail.cho.org

Michelle Cappello received her MS in physical therapy from Boston University. She is certified in PNF, a manual training method for stretching and strengthening. Michelle has worked with local young athletes in a variety of sports, including rowing, soccer, baseball, swimming, basketball, track, skiing, gymnastics and volleyball. Her rehabilitation programs are based on function and performance tailored to each individual athlete. Michelle is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association in both the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine sections. She is also an avid soccer player.

David Arakawa, PT, MPT, CSCSDavid Arakawa, PT, MPT, CSCS
Management Coordinator - Walnut Creek, Physical Therapist, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
darakawa@mail.cho.org

David earned his master’s degree in physical therapy from Western University of Health Sciences in 2000. He has been a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) since 2002. David has worked with young athletes in a variety of sports, including baseball, swimming, basketball, volleyball, football and wrestling. His extensive knowledge of functional anatomy, biomechanics and rehabilitation/training principles enables him to provide optimal interventions for young athletes

uan Mai, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCSTuan Mai, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS
Management Coordinator - Oakland, Physical Therapist, Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy,Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
tmai@mail.cho.org

Tuan received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Samuel Merritt College and his BA from Pitzer College. He is also a certified athletic trainer (ATC) through the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Tuan has worked with athletes in a variety of sports, including football, basketball, baseball, water polo, track and gymnastics. The Sports Medicine Center has helped combine his interest in sports medicine and pediatrics. His hobbies include playing basketball, lifting weights, and learning about business and finance

Neeraj Baheti, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCSNeeraj Baheti, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS
Senior Physical Therapist, Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
nbaheti@mail.cho.org

Neeraj has been a practicing Physical Therapist since 2004. Neeraj’s intense focus on the study of human biomechanics has led to a specialized clinical interest in working with baseball, soccer, cycling, and basketball athletes. Neeraj’s research on shoulder strengthening protocols for high school baseball pitchers was published in the Journal of Athletic Training.Neeraj received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Bombay University, India. He was then awarded a scholarship from Oregon State University to pursue a Masters of Science degree with an emphasis in Sports Medicine. Neeraj has obtained additional training and certifications in Spinal Manual Therapy techniques, and he is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Neeraj is also a Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapy Specialist designated by the American Physical Therapy Association.

Thomas Clennell, PT, DPT, SCSThomas Clennell, PT, DPT, SCS
Senior Physical Therapist,Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
tclennell@mail.cho.org

Tom was born in and has lived in the Bay Area for many years. He attended UC Berkeley and earned an Bachelor’s in Integrative Biology in 2004. Tom then went on to earn a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Samuel Merritt University in 2009. Tom has received a certification in PNF, a manual therapy technique utilized for developing proper muscle patterns, strength and flexibility.

Tom has worked in the field of Pediatric Sports Medicine since 2009 and has helped athletes from a variety of sports return to their activities, including basketball, football, swimming, soccer, volleyball, baseball, hockey and track. The Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine Center has allowed Tom to further his knowledge in a great environment learning from the experts in pediatric sports rehabilitation.

Caron Bush, PT, DPT, CSCS, SCSCaron Bush, PT, DPT, CSCS, SCS
Senior Physical Therapist, Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy,Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
cbush@mail.cho.org

Caron attended Scripps College in Claremont and earned her bachelors in Biology and German Literature in 2000. After working five years as an Environmental Scientist in the Bay Area she returned to Southern California to earn her doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California in 2008. She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Caron's moto is that she will try any sport at least once. Some of her favorite sports include skateboarding, tennis, mountain and road biking, running, and adventure racing. In High School, Caron played tennis and was a league champion for doubles advancing on to CIF. She also threw shot put and discus. In College, Caron played tennis, raced bikes and adventure raced. She was invited to the NCAA Mountain Biking Championships.

In addition to her physical therapy experience, Caron worked as a student Athletic Trainer for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps sports teams. She has also done private tennis and skateboard lessons for children. Caron has a passion for giving back to the community and has developed programs for children and their families to exercise and bond together.

Suzanne Becker, PT, DPT, SCSSuzanne Becker, PT, DPT, SCS
Senior Physical Therapist,Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
sbecker@mail.cho.org

Suzanne graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.S. degree in Kinesiology, concentrating in Sports Medicine. As an undergraduate, Suzanne was a Division I Student-Athlete on the Women's Cross Country and Track & Field teams. Her athletic experience and personal injury recovery sparked her interest in the physical therapy profession and she went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree at Emory University.Suzanneis certified in the internationally recognized Polestar Pilates method, which is a rehabilitation-based Pilates education program. She incorporates the core Pilates principles into her practice and believes in the philosophy of 'Improvement through Intelligent Movement'. Suzanne is a proud member of the American Physical Therapy Associationand the Pilates Method Alliance. Outside of work,she can be found enjoying the outdoors, and running. Suzanne lives her life to the fullest and believes: "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

Caitlin R. Mouille, PT, DPT, MTCCaitlin R. Mouille, PT, DPT, MTC
Physical Therapist, Manual Therapy Certified
cmouille@mail.cho.org

Caitlin grew up in Sonoma, California, where she completed her undergraduate studies earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Biology at Sonoma State University. Subsequently, she attended the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Diego, where she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2009. In 2011, Caitlin earned her Manual Therapy Certification (MTC) from the University of St. Augustine. Caitlin has worked with a variety of athletes, including baseball/softball, volleyball, football, runners and swimmers. In her free time, Caitlin can be found singing, running, hiking, and walking her dog throughout Sonoma County.

Brian Bosl, PT, DPT, CSCSBrian Bosl, PT, DPT, CSCS
Physical Therapist,Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
bbosl@mail.cho.org

Brian is originally from Tracy, CA. He attended UC Davis and majored in molecular and cellular biology. During his time at Davis, he was a member of the men’s crew team. Brian continued to row post-college in Boston for 2 years while working for Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the Tissue Typing Lab. He completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at New York University. After graduating, he worked at Howard Head Sports Medicine in Vail, Colorado. At Howard Head Sports Medicine, he gained extensive experience working with pre/post-operative knee and shoulder patients. Since joining the Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes, he has taken a special interest in helping athletes suffering from post-concussion syndrome rehabilitate and return to sports. In his leisure time, Brian enjoys the outdoors, as he is a hiking, biking and camping enthusiast. Brian continues to compete in triathlons.

Jaime Bosl, PT, DPTJaime Bosl, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist
JBosl@mail.cho.org

Jaime earned her undergraduate degree in Cellular Biology from Black Hills State University in 2009. During her time at BHSU she also was a NAIA Division II athlete completing for the Women’s Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Team. She competed in long distance events as well as the NAIA National Marathon. In 2012, Jaime received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Before moving to the Bay Area, Jaime gained extensive experience and training working with the Steadman Clinic at Howard Head Sports Medicine in Vail, Colorado . During her time at HHSM, she had the opportunity to work with many professional athletes and specialize in sports medicine rehabilitation. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association Orthopedic and Sports Sections. Jaime strives to provide each young athlete with a personalized program tailored to return them to their fullest athletic potential.

Heather Walsh, MPTHeather Walsh, MPT
Physical Therapist
HWalsh@mail.cho.org

Heather received her BS in biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She earned her master’s degree in physical therapy in 1997 from Samuel Merritt College. She has been practicing at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland since obtaining her degree. Heather’s interest with the human body and its optimal movement potential began as a young competitive figure skater. Her interest in optimizing the body’s movements has continued to grow and she has found a wonderful adjunct to physical therapy with Pilates. She has trained with Physical Mind, Turning Point Studios and STOTT Pilates. She has been teaching as a certified STOTT Pilates instructor, since 2002. She has extensive experience working with a variety of young athletes – dancers, skaters, gymnasts – to help them achieve their performance goals.

Carleen Baldwin, PT, DPT, CSCS Carleen Baldwin, PT, DPT, CSCS
Physical Therapist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
CBaldwin@mail.cho.org

Carly received her bachelors of science in Exercise Biology from UC Davis in 2003 and went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Western University of Health Sciences in 2010. She started her career in Princeton, New Jersey, where she worked with a variety of athletes including members of the US Rowing National Team, rowing clubs, American Repertory Ballet, Women's PGA, and Princeton University Athletics. She enjoys the opportunity to work with athletes of all levels, abilities, and experiences.Carly has a special interest in manual and aquatic therapy, In addition, she achieved her Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach in 2015 from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.In her free time, she enjoys participating in CrossFit, running, and swimming.

Kelli Adams, PTA, ATCKelli Adams, PTA, ATC
Physical Therapist Assistant, Certified Athletic Trainer at Albany High School
KAdams@mail.cho.org

Kelli Adams has been with Childrens Hospital and Research Center Oakland since July 2009. Kelli went to Xavier University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training in 1999 and San Jose State University with a Master of Arts Degree in Kinesiology in 2002. She became a licensed physical therapist assistant in the Fall of 2007. She has worked with Pop Warner Football and various high school sports, ranging from football to softball and wrestling, in the Bay Area since 2001. Kelli works in the Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes both in the rehab clinic as well as in the Orthopedic clinic to assist the sports medicine physicians. She is currently the head Athletic Trainer for Albany High School. Kelli's hobbies include Brazilian and Latin dance.

Jamie Faison, PTA, ATC, CSCSJamie Faison, PTA, ATC, CSCS
Physical Therapist Assisstant, Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
JFaison@mail.cho.org

Jamie is a Board Certified Physical Therapist Assistant, and earned his AS degree at Ohlone College in the Physical Therapist Assistant program. Jamie earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Sciencefrom UC Davis and then became a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). In addition to working as an Athletic Trainer at the Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes, he was also the Head Athletic Trainer at Berkeley High School for 9 years. Jamie started the Student Athletic Training Program at Berkeley High School as well as the ROP Sports Medicine class in 2008. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), which enables him to work on developing and implementing a variety of sports performance classes and clinics. His focus in rehabilitation and sports performance training is to improve functional movement patterns by correcting the compensations and restrictions that are holding athletes back from elite athletic performance. He works hard with his athletes to get them FIT, FAST, and STRONG for their sport.

Jasmine Gittens, MS, ATCJasmine Gittens, MS, ATC
Certified Athletic Trainer at Alameda High School
JGittnes@mail.cho.org

Jasmine Gittens was born in Brooklyn, New York. She attend East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) were she played basketball for four years. During her four years at ESU, Jasmine was co-captain of her basketball team and led her team to a PSAC & earned a BS in Athletic Training. At ESU she worked with athletes at various levels of competition. Jasmine continued her education by attending San Jose State University in California, where she completed her Masters degree in Kinesiology and Athletic Training.

Jasmine has a strong passion for the field of athletic training and brings a high level of energy through her hard work and dedication to her athletes. As an athlete herself, she understands the needs of her athletes and takes great pride in her performance as a professional.

Daielle Stensvold, MA, ATCDaielle Stensvold, MA, ATC
Certified Athletic Trainer at Saint Joesph Notre Dame High School
DStensvolD@mail.cho.org

Danielle was born and raised in Northern California, Her passion for the profession of Athletic Training started while she was an athletic training student aide during her junior and senior year of high school. She completed her BS in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training from San Diego State University in 2013. After becoming a board certified athletic trainer, Danielle came back to the Bay Area to complete a Master of Arts degree in Kinesiology from Sonoma State University. Danielle has experience working with high school, collegiate, and adult recreational athletes in a variety of contact and non-contact sports. Currently, she is the Head Athletic Trainer at Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School. Danielle strives to provide evidence based medical care to all of her athletes and improve their proprioception to enhance their athletic performance.

 

David Floyd MA, ATCDavid Floyd MA, ATC
Certified Athletic Trainer at Livermore High School
DFloyd@mail.cho.org

David received his Bachelor's Degree in Sports Science/Athletic Training from the University of the Pacific in 2004. Followed by a Master's Degree in Kinesiology from San Diego State University in 2006. While at SDSU David worked as graduate assistant Athletic Trainer for both the football and track & field teams. David spend the following 8 years as the Head Athletic Trainer at a La Jolla Country Day School in La Jolla, CA before moving to the Bay Area where he has been the Head Athletic Trainer at Livermore High School for the past 2 years.