Galt

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We believe we can do more together than we can alone. Our goal is to improve the lives of those we touch by applying current and effective treatment paradigms in a healthy, healing atmosphere, encouraging progress. We look forward to serving you!

Our Team

Mary BarryClinic Director - PT, DPT

mary@centralvalleypt.com

Mary received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. She completed two years of post-bachelorette coursework in Exercise Physiology at California State University, Chico.

Mary graduated from the University of Southern California, earning a Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy. She actively pursues continuing education completing a one-year Differential Diagnosis and Manual Therapy course in 2008. Her focus is on evidence-based management of orthopedic disorders.

Mary has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Physical Therapy Department at the University of the Pacific. Mary continues to mentor and educate students in the Galt Clinic as an American Physical Therapy Association Credentialed Clinical Instructor.

As an active member of the California Physical Therapy Association, Northeast District Executive Committee, and a Board Member of the California Political Action Committee, Mary has advocated for the access of Californians to physical therapy services and for the progression of the profession.

When she’s not working, Mary enjoys golfing, hiking, wine tasting, and spending time being active with her family.

Education
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2007

California State University, Chico, California
Post-Bachelorette, Exercise Physiology Coursework, 2003-2005

University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, May, 1995

Bryanna GiordanoOffice Manager

bryanna.giordano@centralvalleypt.com

Bryanna was raised in Galt, California.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a focus in Exercise Physiology and a minor in Health and Wellness. She is continuing her education to become a Physical Therapist Assistant through San Juan College of New Mexico.

Outside of the office Bryanna enjoys going to the gym, snowboarding, wakeboarding, running, and spending time with family and friends. She is passionate about living a healthy and active lifestyle and wishes to share that passion through a career in physical therapy. 

Education
California University Chico, Chico, California
Bachelors of Science, Exercise Physiology, May 2015
Minor: Health and Wellness

Daniel LaraPT, DPT

dan@centralvalleypt.com

Dan was raised in Manteca, California. He completed both his Bachelor of Arts in Sports Medicine and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.

He enjoys a career where he can impart his own passion for movement to other populations from younger, active crowds looking to return to sport to senior groups seeking improved strength and balance to help with their everyday life challenges. He finds great joy in turning almost all exercises and activities into a challenge for improved participation and outcomes. Dan is an active American Physical Therapy Association Credentialed Clinical Instructor and enjoys overseeing students during their internship periods in hopes of giving back to the profession and advancing younger therapists on their reasoning and hands on skills. He thrives on the energy they bring back to the clinic and appreciates the new ideas in care they impart on his patients.

On a personal note, Dan now lives in Sacramento, California with his wife and two children. He is competitive by nature and enjoys all sports, although baseball, golf, bowling, and snowboarding are among his favorites. His other interests include distance running, wine tasting, cooking, and reading.

Education
University of the Pacific, Stockton, California
Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2009

University of the Pacific, Stockton, California
Bachelor of Arts, Sports Medicine, 2005

John LinbergerPTA

john@centralvalleypt.com

John Has worked as a physical therapist assistant since 1998 and has spent the majority of his clinical development in the outpatient orthopedic environment and is recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association with advanced proficiency in musculoskeletal physical therapy.

John is currently an adjunct instructor at Sacramento City College in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program. He is also a credentialed clinical instructor through the APTA. John is active in APTA on the national level and has served as the Chief Delegate of the PTA Caucus of the APTA. John enjoys working in all aspects of the outpatient setting and has additional training in McKenzie techniques for the lumbar and cervical spine.

When away from work he enjoys softball, camping, walking his dogs and riding his road bike.

Education
BS Degree in Health Care Management
Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio, 2005

AS Degree in Physical Therapy Assisting
Stark State College, Canton Ohio, 1998

Barbara HarringtonPTA

barbara.harrington@centralvalleypt.com

Barb started in Physical Therapy as a secretary in a small clinic with only one Physical Therapist, where she ran the office and worked as an aide. She realized she enjoyed the patient care better than the office work and went back to school to become a Physical Therapist Assistant.

Shortly before she graduated, she got married and started moving around the country to follow her husband's career. She worked in skilled nursing, outpatient therapy in upper peninsula Michigan. Next they moved downstate and had their first two daughters while she was working on-call in a skilled nursing facility and outpatient center and later a part-time position at a small outpatient center that focused on hands-on treatments and allowed her to study cranio-sacral therapy. Next they moved to the beautiful Minnesota prairie where her family began the journey in foster care to adopt their third daughter, while working part-time at a local hospital system that provided inpatient acute, skilled nursing, and outpatient care. The next move to Ohio added experience in aqautic therapy and assisted living facilities in addition to other settings, and they re-entered the foster care system and adopted a baby boy. Her husband's work brought the family to Elk Grove in 2015 and she joined the Central Valley Physical Therapy family. She also enjoys going to work and being able to help people get better and have better lives through therapy. Outside of the clinic, she stays pretty busy. Some patients ask why she only works two days a week and the answer is 4 kids. And yes they all still live at home. The oldest is now 16, the youngest 3, and they are her top priority. She is involved with a Moms group at church and participates in weekly get-togethers.

Education
Baker College of Muskegon; Muskegon, MI
Associate in Applied Science: Physical Therapist Assistant, April 1998

Grand Rapids Community College; Grand Rapids, MI
Associate in Business: Medical Secretarial, December, 1994

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