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."
Frank D’Ambrosio, PT
Frank D’Ambrosio PT is a physical therapist with 35 years of experience in a wide variety of health care settings - inpatient, outpatient, sports medicine, home health care and even aquatic therapy. A native of California, he graduated from UCLA in 1982 and from the University of California at San Francisco in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. Since then he has worked with patients of all backgrounds in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys including 14 years at the prestigious Southern California Orthopedic Institute. Most recently, he served as the Center Therapy Director for a busy Occupational Health clinic in Valencia. Frank is active in church and community affairs and with his wife and three sons, he enjoys cycling, hiking and camping.
Throughout his career, Frank has made a consistent effort to keep up to date with the latest physical therapy techniques and treatments attending over 50 accredited continuing education courses since 1985. Now at North Valley Physical Therapy, he plans to continue his mission of treating, educating and inspiring people to achieve their optimal physical potential.
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.
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.