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OUR TEAM

Passionate. Experienced. Professional.

DR. KIM HOWARD PT, DPT

Physical Therapist
Certified Vestibular Therapist
Owner

Kim is a leading specialist in Vestibular Rehabilitation in the bay area. She is a proud member of VEDA and the APTA.  Her commitment to staying up to date with the most current information shows her dedication to providing the best care possible for her patients. She spent 14 years dedicated to managing both acute care and outpatient therapy at a local hospital.

Kim has treated most conditions, including rare vestibular disorders, with excellent outcomes. Kim graduated from the University of the Pacific in 2003 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and has over 20 years of experience in treating orthopedic dysfunction, vestibular disorders, and neurologic diseases. With a passion for neurological rehabilitation, Kim has continued to advance her education and orthopedic skills. Her motivation to be the best at what she does comes from her patients and seeing them reach their goals. Outside of work, she enjoy soccer, swimming, dancing, working out, being outdoors, and playing with her kids.

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DR. MARIA THOMASSIE PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

I began practicing in outpatient orthopedics in 2014, and for several years I worked as a travel physical therapist in various cities around the country.  The traveling experience allowed me to practice in a variety of settings including outpatient orthopedics, industrial rehab, aquatic therapy, neuro rehab, and home health.  The skills I acquired during my traveling experience provide me with the tools I utilize daily in the outpatient setting.  While working in downtown Seattle,  I served as the Clinic Director of Core Physical Therapy.

I fell in love with the field of physical therapy at the age of 12, in south Louisiana, where I was born and raised. Physical therapists treated my multiple sports injuries during my high school career, and eventually I began working as a physical therapy aide.  Through college and graduate school, I interned under a CranioSacral therapist specializing in chronic pain  and at the University of Illinois working with athletes with disabilities.  I currently hold a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology, which I received in 2011 from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans, which I received in 2014.  I continue my education focusing primarily on manual mobilization and myofascial release techniques. I am passionate about manual therapy, movement training, patient education, and how those methods empower patients to live fuller lives. 

As a recent transplant to the Bay Area, I have been thoroughly enjoying all the outdoor activities that come with living in such a beautiful place. When I'm not working, I enjoy camping, hiking with my puppy, wine tasting, and exploring the food scene.

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DR. CARLY BAYLEY, PT DPT 

Physical Therapist 

Carly is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with extensive experience in outpatient orthopedics, neurologic, and vestibular conditions. She takes a global approach to treating patients and is dedicated to helping them achieve their functional goals. Carly's passion for physical therapy began at a young age, inspired by her grandfather's rehabilitation from paralysis. She received her B.S. in Kinesiology from Sonoma State University in 2016 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Sacramento State University in 2021. Carly is dedicated to her profession and continues to further her education with extensive training in vertigo and other disorders of the inner ear. When she's not working, she loves to spend time outdoors hiking with her dog, snowboarding, and paddle boarding. Follow her adventures and learn more about her expertise in audiology.

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DR. SHERRI HERMAN PT, DPT 

Physical Therapist 

Sherri is a skilled physical therapist with more than 15 years of experience in both outpatient and skilled nursing facilities. Sherri received her B.S. in physiological science from UCLA and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Rosalind Franklin University. She then went on to complete a year-long orthopedic manual therapy course in Folsom. In her free time, Sherri enjoys watching her children play sports with her husband and indulging in her passion for baking.

Brandi Cunningham, CPT, CMT 

Pilates Instructor

Certified Massage Therapist 

Brandi offers a wealth of experience and knowledge of the body and movement. A Certified Pilates Instructor through STOTT Pilates, as well as a CAMTC certified massage therapist, Brandi has over 15 years of bodywork and teaching experience. Her combined skills of Pilates and massage therapy provide a whole-body approach to restoring balance to her clients to help them to feel their best. With a personal background in college athletics and a spinal injury that redirected her path, Brandi's instructing skills span the spectrum from the elite athlete to the active- aging population. 

 

Brandi specializes in a range of therapeutic massage techniques including deep tissue, sports massage, and prenatal. She uniquely blends myofascial release techniques and stretching into most of her massages which are based on a Swedish style using lotion/oil. Brandi emphasizes communication with her clients to ensure a safe, effective, and enjoyable session.

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DR. NIKKI MIDTLYNG PT, DPT

Physical Therapist
Certified Pilates Instructor 
Owner

I am a seasoned outpatient therapist with extensive experience in treating patients with orthopedic and neurological diagnoses. My background in acute care has given me a deeper understanding of patient needs. I have spent over a decade managing therapy and personal training departments, which has honed my skills in motivating patients to achieve their best possible outcomes. My expertise in manual therapy and STOTT Pilates Certification enables me to provide safe and effective exercise to aid in rehabilitation and fitness. I am passionate about helping my patients achieve their goals and improve their quality of life.. Learning from the foremost experts in Pilates based rehab in both Canada and the states has proved invaluable to my patients. 

I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT and moved to the Bay Area in 2002 to attend St Mary’s College. I received my B.A from St. Mary’s College in 2006 and my Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Samuel Merritt University in 2011. My interest in physical therapy peaked while playing collegiate soccer at St. Mary’s College as well as working as an athletic trainer with the SMC men’s basketball and football teams during my undergraduate studies. I have a passion for the outdoors and an active lifestyle with my family having a keen understanding of the importance of staying physically and mentally healthy. 

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