Marion Gilbert PT, Owner of Spring Hill Physical Therapy
Marion has been practicing Physical Therapy for over 38 years. She received her degree from Arnhemse Opleiding voor Fysiotherapy in her home country of Holland in 1978. She is the owner of Spring Hill Physical Therapy and Stillpoint Studios. Her primary focus is on manual therapy techniques. She has specific training in acupressure, muscle energy techniques, craniosacral therapy, myofascial and somato-emotional release, visceral mobilization also she utilizes trauma resolution therapy to release protective bracing patterns. Her emphasis is on evaluating and treating the whole person recognizing that true healing comes from an integrated multiple systems approach using traditional and complimentary treatment methods.
Marion is also a certified Enneagram teacher within the Palmer/Daniels Narrative Tradition since 2005 and has developed the "Somatic Awakening" program. This program is cultivating somatic awareness in people, who want to change and learn how to thrive. This method is designed to gain greater understanding of how to include the wisdom of their body and increase their sense of well being.
Besides her professional interests she enjoys being in nature, hiking, dancing, listening to music and poetry, Qigong, playing tennis, and traveling.
Marte Asumen PT, DPT
Marte graduated from La Sierra University in Riverside, CA with his Bachelors in Science degree in Biophysics with a minor in Chemistry. He went on to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University. With both of his parents being college professors and coming from a background of teaching mathematics and sciences, he has always valued and understood the importance of education. He strongly believes that education and understanding how our bodies work and what is contributing to ailments is a crucial part of the healing process.
Marte’s physical therapy background is primarily in outpatient orthopedic settings, treating mostly patients with workplace injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, geriatric patients, as well as active military personnel.
Believing that most things in life, if not all, are interconnected, Marte recognizes that various aspects of our daily lives can impact our physical wellbeing. He considers all factors that might contribute to the healing process and how to address each in relationship to improving a patient’s progress and healing journey.
During his free time, Marte likes to mountain bike, cycle, play basketball, go hiking, travel, and enjoy the great outdoors in any capacity.
Kimberly Blue Falvey PT
Kim now only teaches classes at SHPT.
Kim graduated with a degree in physical therapy from the University of Michigan. She has experience working in a variety of outpatient settings including orthopedics, industrial rehabilitation and neurologic rehabilitation. She joined the staff of Spring Hill Physical Therapy in 1998.
Kim’s areas of interest and experience include manual therapy, cranial sacral therapy, spine care and lower extremity biomechanics. Kim is certified in the Pilates Method with Polestar Pilates.
Currently, she is enrolled in a four year long training program in Cortical Filed Re-Education (CFR). CFR combines new brain science and the work of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais. Through movement, CFR improves physical kinesthetic awareness. CFR addresses physical limitations as well as their emotional, mental and energetic aspects. When muscular and energetic blocks and their compensating patterns are released, new freedom in movement, belief and behavior become possible.
Kim remains enthusiastic about her profession. She finds joy in empowering her patients to regain control over their movement and comfort. She teaches an ongoing pilates based mat class and Healthy Spine Class.
Kim enjoys running with her dog, cycling, skiing and water sports with her family.
“Improve the way you move”!
Melanie Conley PT, DPT
Melanie graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a BA in Psychology and went on to earn her in Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Regis University in 2014. She believes strongly in a holistic approach to health care, and that a proactive attitude is the first step towards optimal healing.
Her primary goal is to empower clients with the knowledge and skills to help them heal the body and achieve their unique health goals. She prioritizes getting people back to activities that bring them happiness, and increasing people's confidence and independence. She utilizes manual techniques to decrease pain and improve function, and focuses on corrective exercises to improve balance, strength and mobility.
Melanie loves spending time outdoors gardening, skiing, and hiking. She enjoys dancing to live music, reading by the fireplace, and spending time with her husband, friends, and family.
Andrea Corwin PT, DPT
Certified Pilates Instructor, Certified Yoga Instructor
Andrea a life-long student of human anatomy and movement. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and B.A. in Mass Communications from the University of Utah.
She completed her first 200-hour teacher training in vinyasa yoga from Yoga Tree in San Francisco in 2010 and went to study Anusara Yoga principles. She is also certified as a Pilates instructor through Polestar Pilates and spent 2 weeks being mentored by its founder Brent Anderson, at his clinic in Miami, FL.
She loves teaching yoga and pilates to beginners and geriatrics. Her classes and therapy treatments focus on whole body health, healing alignment, and core strength.
Andrea has a special interest in treating orthopedic injuries, balance therapy, and neurological chronic illness. She is passionate about promoting healthy lifestyles and encouraging her patients to participate in daily movement practices they love. She believes that “the best form of exercise is the one- YOU WILL DO!”
Andrea was born in the Bay Area but grew up in St. Louis, Cincinnati, and primarily Salt Lake City, Utah. She has also studied, volunteered or worked in Spain, Chile, Portland, San Francisco, and Calistoga. When not working, she enjoys painting, walking her dogs, paddle boarding and traveling with her husband, Goose.
Narayan Jorgensen PT, DPT
Narayan is a veteran physical therapist at Spring Hill Physical Therapy. He is a mentor to physical therapy student interns and new graduates and has also been a clinical instructor. After completing his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Biomechanics at Sonoma State University, Narayan then obtained his Masters in Physical Therapy degree at CSU Long Beach. He then went on to earn his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions, where he also completed his residency in Orthopedic Manual Therapy under the Maitland approach.
Narayan is a movement specialist who treats orthopedic conditions of the spine and extremities with manual therapy, and corrective exercise. He specializes in sport and spine conditions. He has extensive post-professional training in spinal manipulation, joint mobilization, and soft tissue techniques and is certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA).
Narayan believes in holistic care that blends the best available scientific evidence with intuition, compassion, and positivity to foster greater healing and happiness in his patients. He also utilizes Eastern and Western medicine philosophy to help guide the healing process. His philosophy is that movement is essential for happy, healthy living and restoring this system is of the highest priority for mental and physical wellbeing.
Narayan enjoys the outdoors, traveling, and is an avid runner, rock climber, skier, ultimate frisbee player, and body weight fitness enthusiast.
Sara Taylor PT, DPT
Sara is new to Spring Hill Physical Therapy!
Sara was born in Kentucky, but has been living in various parts of the West for the past 10 years. She graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, then went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana.
Before finding her passion in the field of physical therapy, Sara had careers as an equine veterinary technician and as a natural resource technician. She has a lifelong love of learning and is invigorated and motivated by the endless opportunities for continuing education in various subjects and specialties in physical therapy.
Sara has experience working in outpatient orthopedic clinics, as well as with in-patient neuro care, specifically working with TBI and post-stroke patients.
Her goal with all her patients is to help them correct movement impairments so they can return to an active lifestyle that promotes improved quality of life. She firmly believes that the best way to stay healthy and feeling young is to keep on moving.
In her spare time, Sara does her best to get outside as much as possible, hiking, biking, or climbing with her beloved dog. She looks forward to continuing to explore and see as much of California's natural beauty as she can.
PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS
Kelley Lear PTA
Certified Pilates Instructor, Certified ScolioPilates Instructor
Kelley earned her P.T.A. license in 1988. She has worked with a variety of conditions and specialties including: head injuries, sports medicine, worker’s compensation, skilled nursing, and orthopedics. She particularly likes to work on core stabilization and with back patients and is a scoliosis specialist.
In 2009, she attended the Body Arts and Science (BASI) Pilates comprehensive instructor course and completed her final certification in 2011. She has also completed continuing education and gained advanced training in myofascial release, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, craniosacral therapy, core stabilization, universal weight lifting, and joint mobilization. Some areas of treatment concentration include: Pilates, scoliosis, pelvic floor Pilates, ortho, taping, and postural correction. Kelley also teaches group classes and workshops: Pilates Equipment, Pilates for Scoliosis, and the Pelvic Floor Strengthening series.
Kelley has been married to her husband Paul since 1978 and has two grandchildren. She is active in the Search and Rescue community where she has been certified as a rescue ropes technician and mission ready K-9 handler since 2000. She is part of the California Rescue Dog Association and raises and trains search and rescue dogs. She enjoys hiking, silliness, and all things animal.
Kimberly Arnett PTA
Certified Pilates Instructor
Kimberly has been a PTA for over 25 years. She is also a trained Pilates Practitioner, earning her certification through Polestar, and has a very advanced Pilates rehab skill set.
Kimberly has extensive experience in a variety of areas including: advanced Pilates rehabilitation and practice; post-mastectomy rehabilitation; post-surgery rehabilitation; and geriatric patients.
She is also a craniosacral (CST) practitioner.
When not at work Kimberly enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.
Hugh Talman PTA
Certified Pilates Instructor
Hugh earned his PTA degree at Sacramento City College, and an associate degree with honors in fitness instructor training at Monterey Peninsula College. He was also a PT aide for 7 years and a certified personal trainer for 5 years. He is also a certified Pilates Practitioner through Polestar. As a licensed PTA, Hugh looks forward to taking advantage of every possible opportunity to learn and grow with the staff at Spring Hill Physical Therapy.
Hugh's experience working as a certified personal trainer combined with his comprehensive Polestar Pilates instructor training enable him to more effectively identify and account for faulty movement patterns, muscular imbalances, and poor postural habits when implementing a patient’s clinical care plan. He enjoys the natural integration of Pilates movement principles with rehabilitation, as well as the versatility and holistic mentality of the Pilates method. He has special interest in treating orthopedic injuries, as well as “movement medicine” and hands-on manual therapy.
Hugh really appreciates the importance of a balance between strength and mobility with detailed movement education. With exercise being an significant daily activity of his life, and after being involved professionally in the fitness and physical movement fields for several years, he understands and recognizes the importance of applying these principles in his own life. Through his treatments, he hopes to help people become more aware of their bodies and how they move, while also helping his patients adopt mindful movement with a strong foundation at the core that will last a lifetime.
Hugh looks for every opportunity to spend with his wife and two kids, coaching his kids in sports, and nurturing healthy, active habits. He is a novice (for now) rock climber and has recently taken on the challenge of obstacle course endurance races as a form of fitness. He also tries to incorporate Pilates principles into his exercise whenever possible.
ADJUNCT TEACHING PHYSICAL THERAPISTS
Martha Kirishian PT
Martha graduated from CSU Fresno in 1976. She worked as a staff therapist at SHPT from 2001 to 2014. Since them, she has been involved at Spring Hill via mentoring, in servicing staff, and participating in the Management Team.
She has enjoyed a variety of continuing education including: Craniosacral Therapy, Trauma Resolution, Lymphatic Drainage, Visceral Mobilization and multiple orthopedic courses over the her 40 years.
She is now enjoying a relative life of leisure enjoying deepening of relationships with friends and family, making sourdough bread, meditating more consistently and feeling very grateful for living in such a beautiful community.