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THE CTS TEAM

When you visit one of California Therapy Solutions’ five 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:​

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MEET THE TEAM

OUR FOUNDERS
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Lynn Kanda, PT, MA

Founder and Owner

Stanford University/Santa Clara University.

Licensed PT in the State of California

BASI Certified Pilates Instructor, PWR! Moves Certified, LSVT Certified

Marathon Runner/Tennis Player

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

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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

CLINIC DIRECTORS
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Dr. Bill Gabriel, PT, DPT

Costa Mesa Clinic Director, Director of Physical Therapy

Davidson College/University of Southern California

 

Licensed PT in State of California

Titleist Performance Institute, BASI Certified Pilates Instructor, Golf Performance Specialist, USAW Certified Olympic Weightlifting Coach, Active Release Techniques Practitioner, EyeSync Concussion Assessment, Functional Movement Screen Certified(FMS I & II),

Selective Functional Movement Assessment

NCAA Football, National Level Olympic Weightlifting

 

Fun Fact: Trained as an athlete and served as an assistant coach in the USA Weightlifting resident program at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs

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Dr. Tiane Mendoza, PT, DPT, OCS

Newport Beach Clinic Director 

California State University, Fullerton/Mount Saint Mary's University

 

Licensed PT in the State of California

 

Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor, BASI Pilates Certification Candidate, EyeSync Concussion Assessment

Avid long-distance hiker

 

Fun Fact: Winner of the Cotopaxi Questival 24-hour Scavenger Challenge in Los Angeles

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Dr. Christine Weidemann, PT, DPT, OCS

Irvine Clinic Director 

University of California, Santa Barbara/University of Southern California

 

Licensed PT in State of California

Orthopedic Clinic Specialist, BASI Certified Pilates Instructor

EyeSync Concussion Assessment

Fun Fact: Speaks some German

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Dr. Victor Koo PT, DPT

Huntington Beach Clinic Director

Hampton University

Licensed PT in the state of California

Fun Fact: Victor lived in Singapore for 4 years with his wife and daughter

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Dr. Brittani Helverson PT, DPT

Fountain Valley Clinic Director

University of St. Augustine, California

Licensed PT in the state of California

Fun Fact: With her spare time, Brittani enjoys traveling, trying new recipes, and playing kickball!

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PHYSICAL THERAPISTS
Sandie Justen, PT
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Physical Therapist

University of the Philippines

 

Licensed PT in the State of California

EyeSync Concussion Assessment

Certified PWR! Moves Therapist

Fun Fact: She has donated about 5 gallons of blood, including platelets. 

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Dr. Connie Liu, PT, DPT
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Physical Therapist

University of California Los Angeles/University of California San Francisco/San Francisco State University

 

Licensed PT in the state of California

 

EyeSync Concussion Assessment

Long distance runner

 

Fun Fact: she is currently in the process of learning how to walk both her new baby and dog at the same time

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Dr. Brandon Frey PT, DPT
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Physical Therapist

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (undergraduate)

California State University, Long Beach (Doctorate)​

Licensed PT in the state of California

Fun Fact: Brandon is an avid swing dancer

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Shane Oliver, PT
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Physical Therapist

California State University, Long Beach (undergraduate)

California State University, Long Beach (Masters)​

Licensed PT in the state of California

Fun Fact: Shane loves all things Disney

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Teresa Fox, PTA
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Physical Therapist Assistant

California State University, Fullerton/ Cerritos College

Licensed PTA in the state of California

Fun Fact: Big family person, loves anything outdoors, enjoys traveling, and hasn't found a music genre she hasn't liked yet.

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Michael Habhab, PTA
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Physical Therapist Assistant

South University, Michigan (Associate's)

Oakland University, Michigan (Bachelor's)

Licensed PTA in the state of California & Michigan

Fun Fact: Hiking and exploring national parks have become a cherished hobby of mine. To date, I've had the privilege of visiting and hiking through 23 national parks across the United States. This connection with nature fuels my holistic approach to mental health, overall wellness and rehabilitation.

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Noah Funk, PTA
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Physical Therapist Assistant

Polk State College, Florida

Licensed PTA in the state of California & Florida

Fun Fact: I find solace in crafting melodies on my guitar, reconnecting with my Florida friends over video games, or embarking on bicycle rides around Orange County, exploring its unique blend of urban and natural landscapes. My move to Orange County represents more than just a geographical transition—it's a reflection of my unending quest to grow, learn, and make meaningful impacts.

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Kristine Duong, PTA
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Physical Therapist Assistant

Pima Medical Institute- Houston,Texas

Licensed PTA in the state of California & Texas

Fun Fact: I love the challenges of gardening. Occasionally I enjoy ballroom dancing. Always eager to learn more efficient ways to help patients recover.

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Marina Amin, PTA
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Physical Therapist Assistant

Cairo University- Egypt

Licensed PTA in the state of California & New York

Fun Fact:I moved to the United States in October 2021 from Egypt, and I live with my husband and 4 year old son. I got 12 months of internships in all aspects of physical therapy (Orthopedic, Neurology, Pediatrics, Burn, and Surgery). I have 5 years experience in Egypt with inpatient and outpatient care.

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Sarah Wisher, PTA
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Physical Therapist Assistant

California State University, Fullerton/ Concorde College

Licensed PTA in the state of California

Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher

Fun Fact: Outside of the clinic i enjoy being outdoors. You can find me on my paddleboard, hiking, and camping. In 2022 I started adventuring to national parks and I have been to 6 as of October 2023.

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Krisdee Chongsathien , PTA
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Physical Therapist Assistant

California State University, Los Angeles/ Cerritos College

Licensed PTA in the state of California

Fun Fact: I love all forms of dance and music, love the outdoors, and enjoy traveling the world.

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Pilates Instructors
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Shellie Davis

Pilates Instructor 

California State University, Long Beach
Certified National Association of Sports Nutrition BASI Certified Pilates instructor BASI Certified Mentor and Master Pilates Instructor Fitness instructor for 19yrs

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