Lodi

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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

Emily WattsClinic Director - PT, DPT, ITPT

ewatts@centralvalleypt.com

Emily hails from Missouri, but has been a part of the Lodi community since 2008. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Truman State University in Exercise Science in 2001, then went on to gain a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona in 2005. Emily has practiced in a variety of settings, including outpatient, acute rehab, and in-patient, and enjoys working with patients at all phases of their rehabilitation.

Emily has a passion for life-long learning, and has pursued continuing education in Vestibular Rehab, Women’s Health, and orthopedics in order to keep up with the latest advancements and research in surgical and non-surgical approaches to various issues. She is also a Certified Clinical Instructor, and enjoys partnering with physical therapy schools around the country to supervise students’ clinical rotations as they learn the practice of physical therapy.

In her free time, Emily has a passion for travel and volunteering. She has volunteered with Project Hope in Belize to provide gait training for amputees, clinics in Mexico for early childhood interventions, and also in the U.K. to learn various approaches to physical therapy around the world. She is also a graduate of Leadership Lodi, Class of 2014, and an active member of Omega Nu, a local service organization serving the Lodi community.

Emily's favorite pastime is spending time with her husband Larry, daughter Gabi, and their two Golden Retrievers. She enjoys pursuing half marathon training, outdoor activities, and loves living in wine country!

Education
Doctor of Physical Therapy
A.T. Still University, Mesa, AZ, 2005

Bachelor of Science: Exercise Science
Truman State University, Kirskville, MO, 2001

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Mary KeifferOffice Manager

lodioffice@centralvalleypt.com

Mary is the Front Office Manager, working for Central Valley Physical Therapy, Lodi Clinic. She enjoys her position as Front Office Manager and looks forward to  meeting new patients daily. In her spare time, Mary enjoys bunco and working on scrap booking. She especially enjoys spending time with her husband of 30 years and their three children.

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Yanelly (Nelly) HuertaOffice Assistant

Yanelly (Nelly) was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in 2008. Nelly is fluent in two languages which are Spanish and English, but considers Spanish her first language. She continued her studies as a Medical Assistant at Kaplan College. 

Nelly is a happy person. She loves and enjoys being around people. In her spare time, she enjoys watching novelas, boxing and movies. Nelly loves her family. She wishes they all lived closer but treasures the time she can spend with them.

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Eliza DownsPT, DPT, ITPT

eliza@centralvalleypt.com

Eliza was born and raised in Clovis, CA. Eliza played sports all throughout her childhood and into high school until she injured her knee. After a stint in physical therapy herself, she found her passion for assisting others to rehabilitate their injuries and get back to the activities they love to do.

She completed her Bachelors of Science Degree in Sports Medicine, at University of Pacific in 2010 and then continued her education at the University of the Pacific, earning her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2012.

Eliza plans to continue her education in orthopedics and manual therapy by obtaining a Board Certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. Outside of her professional career Eliza loves to play sports of all kinds, travel whenever she has the chance, and spend time with friends and family.

Education
Doctor of Physical Therapy
University of the Pacific, Stockton, 2012

Bachelor of Arts in Sports Medicine
University of the Pacific, Stockton, 2010

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Kristine CsicseryPT, DPT, ITPT

kcsicsery@centralvalleypt.com

Kristine was born and raised in Elk Grove, California. She attended Gonzaga University, where she competed as a student-athlete on their cross-country and track teams, and received her Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology in 2013. She then attended Creighton University, receiving her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016.

Inspired by many experiences during her high school and collegiate years, Kristine is passionately driven to help others achieve their rehabilitation and wellness goals so that they can live happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives!

Kristine’s professional interests include orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation, and plans to continue her education by pursuing a specialty certification. In her free time, Kristine enjoys running, hiking, spending time with friends and family, and cheering on her favorite basketball teams (Go Kings, Go Jays, Go Zags!)

Education
Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2016

Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington
Bachelor of Science, Human Physiology, May 2013

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Barbara HarringtonPTA

barbara.harrington@centralvalleypt.com

Barb started in Physical Therapy as a secretary in a small clinic with 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. She also held 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 and adoption. They adopted their third daughter here, while working part-time at a local hospital system that provided inpatient acute, skilled nursing, and outpatient care. The next move was to Ohio where she added experience in aqautic therapy and assisted living facilities in addition to other settings. Here 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 enjoys being able to help people get healthier and have better lives through therapy. 

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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Jeanann McCoyPTA

jmccoy@centralvalleypt.com

Jeanann was raised in a small town in Northern California, approximately twenty miles from the border of Oregon. After relocating to Central California and attending Delta College and The University of Pacific, Jeanann worked at Dameron Rehab since 1994. In 2008, Jeanann completed a course offered by Sacramento City Community College to PTA’s that challenged the test to obtain the AS degree. Jeanann enjoys most outdoor activities, reading, gardening , and traveling with her husband to San Diego to visit their son and daughter in law.

Education
Physical Therapist Assistant
Sacramento City Community College, Sacramento, 2008

Bachelor of Science: Sports Medicine
University of the Pacific, Stockton, 1988

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