Meet the therapy team

Linda Escobar; rehabilitation director, physical therapist

Background and education:

  • Masters degree in physical therapy from University of Indianapolis
  • She has advanced training in shoulder, spine and pelvis manual therapy; vestibular rehabilitation; myofascial release; Bioness L300 and H200 certification
  • She oversees both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services and fitness for Lodi Health

What Linda says about working at Lodi Health:
“I feel fortunate to be a part of an organization that strives for excellence in patient care. I am also proud to manage a wonderful staff that are enthusiastic and compassionate about their patients.”

Jennifer Cano, Therapy Services Supervisor

Background and education:

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of the Pacific
  • All American scholar
  • Long-standing school record in the 50 free at Pacific, and competed in NCAA division I athletics

What Jennifer says about working at Lodi Health:
“I look forward to planting my roots, and making a meaningful impact at Lodi Health.”

 

Jason Locke, physical therapist

Background and education:

  • Bachelors in exercise science from Western Washington University
  • Master’s Degree in physical therapy from University of the Pacific
  • He enjoys spending his spare time with his wife and three children, rooting for the Seattle Seahawks, as well as playing soccer, golf and exercising

What Jason says about working at Lodi Health:
“Lodi Health is a great place to work. Everyone in the organization is so friendly. The one thing that really stuck out to me when I started working at LH is that everyone says, ‘hello.’”

 

Grace Bundalian, physical therapist

Background and education:

  • Bachelors of science in physical therapy from Angeles University in the Philipines
  • Certified Kinesio taping practitioner
  • Extensive background in vestibular rehabilitation, orthopedic manual therapy, strain-counterstrain, Bioness L300 and H200 certification, sole support certification and low-level laser

What Grace says about working at Lodi Health:
“I enjoy helping patients get better and improve their function. I also enjoy the great teamwork with my colleagues and the rehab team.”

Linda Muhlenkamp, physical therapist

Background and education:

  • Masters in physical therapy from Northwestern University
  • Extensive background and training in orthopedic manual therapy, neurological rehabilitation and pediatrics
  • Background in myofascial release, vestibular rehabilitation and Bioness H200 and L300 certification

What Linda says about working at Lodi Health:
“I have always enjoyed working at Lodi Health. I love my profession and being able to help people feel better and move better. I am blessed to be able to do what I love every day.”

 

Meredith Leonardi, physical therapist

Background and education:

  • Masters degree in physical therapy from Springfield College
  • She has advanced training in strain-counterstrain, muscle energy technique, Bioness L300 and H200 certification, sole-supports foot orthotics certification and low-level laser
  • Her main interest is manual therapy
  • She enjoys spending time with her family, her animals and traveling

 

Sarah Krogh-Noceti, physical therapist

Background and education:

  • Masters of Physical Therapy from California State University, Sacramento
  • Advanced training in spine manual therapy including completion of the Folsom long-term course; cervical long-term and lumbar long-term course; certified vestibular therapist; knee, shoulder and Parkinsons disease

What Sarah says about working at Lodi Health:
“My co-workers have been very welcoming. Here, team work is great, and everyone collaborates ideas well together.”

 

Kerry Chitwood, occupational therapist

Background and education:

  • Masters in occupational therapy from Samuel Merritt University
  • Bachelors in kinesiology, concentration adapted physical activity from San Jose State University
  • California State Advanced Practice approved in hand therapy and physical agent modalities
  • As a traveling therapist, she has lived in 10 cities in California

What Kerry says about working at Lodi Health: “I have good-natured and supportive co-workers at Lodi Health. I have been fortunate to work with hundreds of friendly, motivated patients to improve their abilities and quality of life."

Addie Chavez, clerk

Things you may not know about Addie:

  • She likes to garden
  • She likes to cook
  • She spends a lot of time with family
  • She enjoys walking and exercise
  • She enjoys the beach

What Addie says about working at Lodi Health:
“I love to work at Lodi Health. I enjoy working with wonderful coworkers and the patients.”

Claudine Seibel, clerk

Things you may not know about Claudine:

  • She has worked for Lodi Health for over 43 years.
  • She makes jam every Christmas for her coworkers
  • She enjoys going to jazz concerts
  • She enjoys camping at Yosemite National Park every year

What Claudine says about working at Lodi Health:
“I have had an opportunity to work in different departments of the hospital over the years. All of the departments I’ve worked in, I enjoyed working with personnel and patients. Outpatient therapy is a rewarding department. People come in hardly walking, and after some sessions, they can leave smiling and feeling much better.