When you visit one of California Therapy Solutions’ six Orange County locations, you can count on expert therapeutic treatment delivered with care and compassion. Our highly-experienced therapists and staff are accessible, empathetic, and professional. You will find that our team genuinely cares about you, your health, and your life goals.

The quality of care provided by CTS is exemplified by the numbers:

  • 16 Therapists licensed through the State of California

  • 5 Therapists board-certified in practice specialty areas (Orthopedics, Sports, Hands)

  • 6 Pilates-certified physical therapists

  • 4 NCAA collegiate athletes

  • 2 Olympians (Rowing & Weight Lifting)

MEET THE TEAM

OUR FOUNDERS

CLINIC DIRECTORS

Lynn Kanda, PT, OCS, MA

Founder and Owner

Stanford University/Santa Clara University.

Licensed PT in the State of California

BASI Certified Pilates Instructor

Marathon Runner/Tennis

Lynn has been in private practice for 30 years and founded CTS in 1995

David Gleeson, PE, MCP, MCE, BSC

Partner, Director Sports Performance Program

Stanford University/University of Pennsylvania/University of Nottingham

Licensed Civil Engineer in the State of California

BASI Certified Pilates Instructor

US Olympic and National Team Rower/Road Cyclist

David coaches Olympic, National Team, collegiate, masters and junior rowers

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Dr. Suzanne Becker, PT, DPT, SCS, PMA-CPT

Executive Clinic Director

Emory University/University of Virginia

Licensed PT in State of California

Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist

PMA Certified Pilates Teacher

NCAA Collegiate Track and Field – Distance Running

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Dr. Bill Gabriel, PT, DPT, OCS

Costa Mesa Clinic Director, Director of Sports Performance

Bill earned his doctorate of Physical Therapy at The University of Southern California and earned his undergrad from Davidson College. Bills credentials include DPT, OCS, APTA Certified Clinical Instructor, BASI Certified Pilates Instructor, USA Weightlifting Certified Olympic Lifting Coach, Titleist Performance Institute Golf Performance Specialist, ART Full Body Certified. Read More

Megan Verrier, PT

Laguna Woods Clinic Director

Megan earned her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont in 2002.  Since earning her degree she has practiced in several areas of physical therapy including acute care, geriatrics, home health, vestibular, neurology, orthopedics, and pediatrics.  Her first love and greatest experience lie in outpatient practice, with a focus on orthopedics and sports-related training.  She is currently continuing her education in complicated neurovestibular physical therapy assessment and treatment and recently became certified as an EYE-SYNC provider. Read More

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Dr. Jimmy Wu, PT, DPT

Fountain Valley Clinic Director

Jimmy’s interest in physical therapy started in college when he sustained an ankle injury. Due to this ankle injury, he learned the importance of physical therapy on his way to recovery. He carried his interest in anatomy, physiology, and sports rehabilitation into his undergraduate education and graduated from the University of California San Diego with a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacological Chemistry. After college, he continued his education at the University of Southern California where he obtained his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2016. Read More

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Dr. Tiane Mendoza, PT, DPT

Newport Beach Clinic Director 

Originally from Hawaii, fascinated with human anatomy and a passion for physical fitness and outdoor activities, Dr. Mendoza forged a path into the healing arts on a mission to pursue her likes and interests while at the same time satisfying a core value, helping others. This journey led her to Southern California’s Mount Saint Mary’s University where she was conferred Doctor of Physical Therapy. Dr. Mendoza’s areas of expertise include orthopedic injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, and Post-Op rehabilitation. Read More

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Dr. Christine Weidemann, PT, DPT, OCS

Irvine Clinic Director 

Christine completed the DPT program from USC in 2010 after completing her undergraduate degree at UCSB with a BS in Aquatic Biology and a Minor in Exercise and Health Science. Christine was led in the direction of physical therapy to help people recover from pain and help them regain their functional goals. Read More

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Dr. Arti Patel, PT, DPT, CSCS

Huntington Beach Clinic Director 

Arti received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from University of California, Riverside, and Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Azusa Pacific University. She has experience in outpatient orthopedics, acute care, and pediatrics rehabilitation. She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has her nutrition certification through Precision Nutrition. Read More

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

Dr. Thomas Duong, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Bachelor's  in Kinesiology

Licensed PT in State of California

Basketball, Tennis

Dr. Katia Correa, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Katia graduated from San Diego State University with her bachelor's in kinesiology (B.S.). Following graduation, she worked as a physical therapy aide where she cemented her desire of becoming a physical therapist. In 2016 Katia was accepted to University of Southern California’s PT program where she graduated with her doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2019. She joined the CTS family in 2019. Read More

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Dr. Dennis Nguyen, DPT

Physical Therapist

Dennis received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology at the University of California, Irvine in 2014. Following that, he earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Chapman University in 2018. Read More

Dr. Kristin Pham, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

As a kid, Kristin has always had a growing interest in biology and when she graduated high school, she knew she wanted to pursue a career in healthcare. She went to California State University, Fullerton, and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology in 2014. Continued to be fascinated by the human anatomy and physiology, She decided to pursue a career in physical therapy and earned my degree in Doctor of Physical Therapy from West Coast University in 2019. During her clinical rotations, she developed a growing interest in orthopedic and vestibular rehabilitation and planning to pursue her specialist certification in the near future. Read More

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Dr. Nicole Blanco, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Western University of Health Sciences/University of California, Irvine

Licensed PT in State of California

NCAA Student Athletic Trainer

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Dr. Lindsay Stadler, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

University of Southern California/Wake Forest University

Licensed PT in State of California

BASI Certified Pilates Instrutor

NCAA collegiate soccer player

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Dr. Danika Henkel, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

University of Colorado, Boulder/Colorado State University

Licensed PT in State of California

Certified Pilates Instructor

NCAA Collegiate Golfer

Camping, Hiking, Snowboarding, Fly fishing, Golfing, Biking, traveling, and being with her family, including her Australian Shepherd

PILATES INSTRUCTORS

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Jill Kerry

Pilates Instructor 

While recovering from a dance injury in 1993, Jill was introduced to Pilates as a form of rehabilitation. In 1998 she completed a six-month, teacher training program in the Pilates method, and is Certified through Body Arts and Science (BASI) under Rael Isacowitz. 

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Julie Harlow

Pilates Instructor 

Julie holds a BS in Exercise Physiology from the USC and is Pilates-certified through BASI (Body Arts and Science International) Pilates. Julie has a passion for fitness, nutrition, and overall well-being. and discovered Pilates after a personal health situation. Pilates changed her life both physically and mentally. She wants to help others achieve their health/wellness goals. Her teaching style is positive, patient, personable and professional. When she's not teaching Pilates she enjoys spending time with her kids, going to the beach, paddle boarding, skiing and spending time outdoors

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Shellie Davis

Pilates Instructor 

Bio coming soon...

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