THE CTS TEAM

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:​

MEET THE TEAM

OUR FOUNDERS
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

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

Speaks some German

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Dr. Arti Patel, PT, DPT, CSCS

Huntington Beach Clinic Director 

University of California, Riverside/Azusa Pacific University
Licensed PT in State of California

CSCS

Speaks Gujarati

Fun Fact: I like cooking and trying new recipes. 

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PHYSICAL THERAPISTS
Dr. Kristin Pham, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

California State University, Fullerton/West Coast University

Licensed PT in the State of California

EyeSync Concussion Assessment

Speaks Vietnamese

Fun Fact: Avid hiker and waterfall-chaser

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Dr. Samantha Stokes, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

University of California, San Diego/Azusa Pacific University

Licensed PT in the State of California

High school varsity water polo, softball, and volleyball. Cross country runner

Fun Fact: I love food! I eat anything and will try anything!

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Dr. Erin Mackin, PT, DPT, RYT

Physical Therapist

University of Montana/Azusa Pacific University 

Licensed PT in the State of California

Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Certification (RYT-200) 

Fun Fact: Loves to travel!

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Jane Mitsumori, MS, PT

Physical Therapist

Stanford University/University of Southern California

Licensed PT in the State of California 

Ex competitive swimmer, retired recreational runner.

Fun fact: Currently enjoys walking, drought-tolerant gardening, trying new recipes.

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Sandie Justen, PT

Physical Therapist

University of the Philippines

Licensed PT in the State of California

Certified PWR! Moves Therapist

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

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Dr. Paul Santos, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

University of California, Los Angeles/Azusa Pacific University

Licensed PT in the State of California

Former Competitive Hip Hop Dancer, Avid Hiker, Hot Yoga Go-er

Fun Fact: Will drink four cups of coffee per day with no regrets. Lover of sushi and fried chicken.

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Dr. Nicholas Takekoshi PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

California State University San Marcos/University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Licensed PT in the state of California

Athletic background in cross county and track

Fun Fact: Avid surfer

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Dr. Veronica "Roni" Gannon, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

California State University Northridge

Licensed PT in the state of California

Played volleyball in high school

Fun Fact: enjoys spending time with her family and two golden retrievers

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Dr. Connie Liu, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

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

Licensed PT in the state of California

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. Daniel Savoie, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

California State University of Fullerton/Wheeling Jesuit University

Licensed PT in the state of California

Certified Manual Physical Therapist

NAIOMT Fellow in Training

Athletic background in track and field

Fluent in Spanish

Fun Fact: With my spare time I enjoy cooking, working out and reading PT studies.

Dr. Kelly Knowles, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

 

Chapman University 

Licensed PT in the state of California

Runs half marathons recreationally 

Fun Fact: loves animals & paddle boarding!

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Dr. Wei Chung Kuo (Leo) PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

 

California State Long Beach/Regis University

Licensed PT in the state of California

Fun Fact:  Jumping enthusiast with 10 years of experience and a 45 inch vertical leap! 

 

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Dr. Stephen Doub, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

 

Stephen is originally from Santa Cruz, CA and grew up loving the beach and the wilderness. Getting outside and being active has always been a core part of who he is. These traits created a smooth transition into the decision to study kinesiology at Cal Poly. This is where Stephen developed his passion for the study of the human body, and how to optimize it. After a brief stint in athletic training, Stephen decided that Physical Therapy was the best setting to let him explore his passions and be able to give back to the community he was a part of.

 

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PILATES INSTRUCTORS
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

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