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  • Dr. Ericka Craft Mizuta, DPT
    Owner/Physical Therapist

    Dr. Ericka Craft Mizuta, DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy) earned her Doctorate Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia after studying Biology and Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University.

    Dr. Mizuta has over 16 years of experience working in outpatient orthopedic care that led her to establish a practice founded upon excellent patient care and personalized treatment. Dr. Mizuta practices evidence based physical therapy with hands on care that rehabilitates clients faster than traditional PT. Her personal understanding of the importance of an active lifestyle is reflected in Dr. Mizuta’s leisure pursuits, including running, spinning, and overall fitness.​

    Dr. Mizuta has a studio in Serra Mesa where she treats patients who do not prefer in home sessions.  

    Education

    Virginia Commonwealth University: Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Post Graduate Education Courses

    Advance Treatment of Joint Replacements
    North American Seminars Vestibular Rehabilitation
    Practical Biomechanics Orthotic Fabrication
    Maitland Spine Evaluation & Treatment
    Kaltenborn Spine Evaluation & Treatment
    Mulligan Snags & Nags Treatment
    Perform Better Functional Sports Training
    Prenatal & Postnatal Exercise Design
    Running Injuries & Treatment Interventions
    TRX Training Certification
    Advanced Evaluation & Treatment for Foot and Ankle
    Advanced Training in Lower Extremity Athletic Injuries
    Torticollis and Plagiocephaly
    Pilates for Rehabilitation
    Play Therapy for Pediatrics

  • Dr. Graig Gubello, DPT
    Physical Therapist

    Graig Gubello is a doctoral-level trained physical therapist who specializes in treating
    movement dysfunction, musculoskeletal injuries and geriatric patients. Graig's clinical interests include manual therapy, specific therapeutic exercise and balance training.  Graig has a strong background in spine and extremity mobilization, therapeutic exercise and balance and strength training for the aging patient. At the University of St. Augustine, Graig completed extensive post-graduate training in manual therapy and continues to board certification in orthopedics through the American Physical Therapy Association. Beginning in the field of physical therapy in 2005 as a PT Assistant Graig has worked in several physical therapy settings including Acute hospital, Skilled nursing and Outpatient. Prior to moving to San Diego Graig practiced in South Florida as PTA working with a wide variety of individuals ranging from competitive athletes to patients with complicating medical issues. Graig focuses on patient care through an individualized approach to therapy in order to reach patient’s specific goals.  He believes patients have the potential to improve at any age, no matter how chronic the condition. Graig’s focus is to provide guidance for patients through exercise and education in order to give them the tools to self manage and maintain an healthy active lifestyle.  Graig has a passion for exercise and the outdoors. In his free time he explores San Diego’s hiking trails and spends time at the beach.

    Education
    University of St. Augustine: Doctor of Physical Therapy
    Broward College: Physical Therapist Assistant Certification
    Bachelor's: Emphasis Movement Science, Psychology, Sociology

    Professional Organizations/Certifications
    Member, American Physical Therapy Association, National / CA / Research section

    Advanced Education
    USA continuing professional education: Myofascial Manipulation, Upper Extremity Evaluation and Manipulation, Extremity Integration, Evaluation and Manipulation Impairment Based, Evidenced Informed Approach, Advanced Evaluation and Manipulation of Pelvic, Lumbar, and Thoracic Spine, Advanced Evaluation and Manipulation of Cranio-Fascial Region, Cervical, and Upper Thoracic Spine
    Essential Peripheral Seminar, Essential Spinal Seminar, Intermediate Spinal Seminar, Stabilization Training & Functional Rehabilitation, Differential Assessment & Clinic Reasoning, Evidence-Based Orthopedic Diagnostic Evaluation Seminar, Sacroiliac Joint & Pelvis Seminar, Upper Cervical Dysfunction: Cervicogenic Headaches & Dizziness, TMD, BPPV & Concussion, Evaluation & Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders & Craniofacial Pain

     

  • Dr. Erin Roos, DPT
    Physical Therapist

    Erin’s interest in physical therapy started after a hip injury from soccer during her middle school years. She was impressed with the knowledge her physical therapist had regarding the human body and with how he had gotten her back to soccer and running. She knew she wanted a career in helping others get back to the things they love doing. Erin attended California State University, Fullerton where she earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology while running on scholarship for both the cross-country and track and field teams. She then earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Chapman University in 2015. Since then, Erin has been working in the outpatient orthopedic setting, the same setting she received PT in when she was hurt years ago. Erin strongly believes in one-on-one time between physical therapists and their patients. She feels that each patient deserves the full attention of their therapist and the chance to work together toward their goals. She sees tremendous value in working with patients in their homes, at work, or on the field as there are times where the difficulties in these settings cannot be replicated in a clinic. When Erin is not treating patients, she is teaching swing dancing in San Diego, competing in swing dance competitions with her husband, Derrick, or spending quality time with her cat, Mylo, on the couch.

    Education
    California State University: Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
    Chapman University: Doctor of Physical Therapy

     

  • Dr. Andrew Ohnersorgen, DPT
    Physical Therapist

    Andrew moved to San Diego after high school to peruse a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology with emphasis in Athletic Training from San Diego State University. After working as a Certified Athletic Trainer in a variety of settings within the San Diego community and spending time as a Physical Therapy Aide for a number of years, he earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine. Since graduation, Andrew has enjoyed working in the outpatient orthopedic setting. When he’s not working, Andrew likes to spend his time with his family and outdoors hiking and riding his bike. 

    Education
    San Diego State University: Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology with emphasis in Athletic Training

    University of St. Augustine: Doctor of Physical Therapy
     

  • Dr. Melanie Barnes, DPT
    Physical Therapist

    Melanie earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from San Diego State University after studying Exercise Science and Spanish at Point Loma Nazarene University. 
    Melanie performed graduate research in the biomechanics laboratory at San Diego State University to further scientific understanding of balance deficits in relation to neurological disease progression. As a former dancer, Melanie has a passion for balance activities and enjoys implementing personalized balance training programs with her clients. She has extensive experience in pediatrics, geriatrics and orthopedics and uses a hands on strategy along with movement focused rehab to provide great results for her clients.   

    Education
    Point Loma Nazarene University: Bachelor of Arts, Exercise Science, Spanish Minor

    San Diego State University: Doctor of Physical Therapy
     

  • Dr. Michelle Lacey, DPT
    Physical Therapist

    Dr. Michelle “Shellie” Lacey, DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy) earned her Doctorate Degree from Northern Arizona University. She received her Bachelor Degree in Physiology from the University of Arizona. Dr. Lacey has experience in a wide-range of specialties, including: orthopedic, chronic pain, vestibular and geriatric rehabilitation. Dr. Lacey has a background in dance and competitive cheerleading which have helped her understand the importance of maintaining strength and flexibility to avoid injuries and the importance of rehabilitation to return to the activities a person enjoys most. The treatment model of mobile PT is a great way for Dr. Lacey to spend individualized treatment time with a patient in the setting of their choice (home, work, gym, etc.) has been extremely helpful for her to get a full picture of her patient’s challenges and is able to better adapt their rehabilitation plan and goals to their own environments.

     

    Education

    University of Arizona: Bachelor of Science in Physiology

    Northern Arizona University: Doctor of Physical Therapy
     

  • Dr. Adam Krause, DPT
    Physical Therapist

    Adam specializes in the evaluation and treatment of orthopedic injuries. Adam blends his eclectic manual therapy skills with focused therapeutic exercise for a personalized plan of care. His mantra is to treat all my patients as if they were his family, and it's important to mention that he likes his family!

    Adam received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the State University of New York Downstate, and has dual Bachelors degree in Psychology and Health Sciences from the University of Central Florida. He is pursuing continuing education through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Institute of Physical Art, and Osteopathic physicians. In his past life, he was a portrait photographer living in New York City. Traveling around the world for various advertising and editorial clients, as well as showing his fine art work in NYC galleries. 


    Adam loves being outside and spending time with his family. When not at work he can be found working with his hands on a craft project, fermenting vegetables, making pizza dough from scratch, and reading non fiction. Adam likes to stay active via hiking, rock climbing, surfing, and playing tennis.
     

    Education
    University of Central Florida:  Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

    SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn NY: Doctorate of Physical Therapy

     

    Advanced Education

    •    Cervical spine diagnosis and treatment
    •    Lumbar spine diagnosis and treatment
    •    Osteopathic diagnosis and treatment of the lumbar spine and lower extremities
    •    Peripheral nerve entrapments of the upper and lower extremity
    •    Thoracic Outlet syndrome
    •    Ankle injury evaluation and treatment
    •    Knee Injury evaluation and treatment
    •    Hip Injury evaluation and treatment
    •    BPPV diagnosis and treatment
    •    Pilates for the geriatric population
    •    Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
    •    Functional Manual Therapy
    •    Muscle Energy Technique

     

  • Mary McLendon
    Office Manager/Marketing

    Mary has worked in the health care field since 2005. She moved to California in 2010 and currently works on marketing, management, and website development for Mizuta & Associates PT. In her spare time she enjoys riding her bike, flying kites along the beach, playing board games, and practicing meditation. Her biggest thrill is spending time with her niece, Savannah.

     

    Education
    Clemson University: Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Sociology

  • Carolina Hernandez
    Administration

    Carolina is a San Diego native who started with Mizuta and Associates in November 2015. She has worked in the healthcare field for 5 years and is currently attending school for a degree in Kinesiology. After school, Carolina has an interest in pursuing physical therapy as a career, making her a great addition to the Mizuta team. Carolina is responsible for administrative work at Mizuta PT. She is also bilingual and often helps therapists with translation for Spanish speaking patients. When not at Mizuta, Carolina enjoys the outdoors including hiking and playing competitive soccer.

  • Brett Longo, PT
    Physical Therapist

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  • Norman Hardman, PT
    Physical Therapist

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  • Dr. Matt Ottulich, DPT
    Physical Therapist

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  • Dr. Jeff Snacki, DPT
    Physical Therapist

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