Meet Our Staff
Carla Kazimir, PT
Carla graduated from Mount St. Mary’s College in 1985. She worked at Sherman Oaks Hospital for 10 years and spent 15 years managing the Physical Therapy at Villa Scalabrini Retirement Center and Special Care Unit. In 2009, she opened this private practice. Carla is certified as a provider for Graston Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization. She is trained in Kinesio Taping. Most recently she has spent time taking courses in movement analysis and manual therapy under the direction of Clare Frank and Shirley Sahrmann. Carla enjoys being active in the community. She was a Girl Scout Leader for many years. She was the President of her Church Women’s Group for seven years. She is on the Board of Directors and a member of the Senior Service business council for the Northridge Chamber of Commerce. When asked about why she opened her practice- “I enjoy the autonomy of treating patients the way I would want to be treated. I have invested in the best equipment and I consistently keep up to date in new treatment techniques. I am proud of my clinic and my wonderful staff. We are able to give our patients excellent quality care in a state-of-the-art environment. Excellent care combined with comfortable caring hospitality is a winning combination.”
Linda Cohen, PTA
Linda hails from Sylmar, California. She is a graduate from College of the Sequoias, where she received her Physical Therapist Assistant Certification. She is a UCLA graduate and has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Linda recently became a certified Graston Provider. Linda is also a mother to 4 amazing children. She loves to spend her free time with her family and her two dogs and two cats. She enjoys spending her weekend outdoors.
Kimberly Morain PTA, Certified Personal Trainer
Kimmy graduated from Concorde College’s Physical Therapy Assistant Program. Kimmy also has her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Cal State Northridge. She is a certified personal trainer. Kimmy enjoys teaching the PT students in the clinic and is credentialed by the American Physical Therapy Association as a Clinical Instructor. In her free time she enjoys working out and spending time with family and friends.
Tracy hails from many places including Massachusetts, Berkeley, and the San Fernando Valley. She has worked as a Physical Therapy Aide and medical receptionist in Physical Therapy Departments for over 20 years. She graduated from Oakland College of Medical & Dental Assistants in 1974. Tracy has been working at North Valley Physical Therapy for 1 year, but has known Carla since their time together at Sherman Oaks Hospital in the 1990s. In her free time, she likes to play her Rock’n’Folk guitar and is an animal lover. Tracy is also a mother to two wonderful daughters and enjoys spending her free time reading historical fiction.
Sophia Qadir, Physical Therapy Aide
Sophia is from Granada Hills, California. She is the newest addition to the North Family Physical Therapy family and has been working as a Physical Therapy Aide. She is recent graduate from the UCLA with a Bachelors of Science in Physiological Science. She is also fluent in French and Pashto. She hopes to become a physical therapist. In her free time, she volunteers with the Valley Community Care Consortium, which advocates healthy living for residents in Los Angeles. She enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends and loves to take weekend trips to museums and local festivals.
Matt Garcia, Doctoral Physical Therapy Student / PT Aide
Matt is from San Antonio, Tx. He joined the North Valley Physical therapy team in February 2018. Matt earned his Bachelor’s degree from University of Texas at San Antonio with a BS in Biology, and is currently a Doctoral student at The University of St. Augustine in Austin, TX. He hopes to open his own clinic one day. When not flying to Austin on weekends for his Doctoral program, he enjoys, hiking, paddleboarding, playing the Cello, woodworking and spending time with his wife and young daughter.