At North Bay Physical Therapy, Scott Shaffer, MS., PT, Richard Rossi, MS., PT, and team have been delivering high-quality physical, aquatic and massage therapy to the residents of Santa Cruz County for 20 years. 


Scott Shaffer

PT, MS.• APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor

Scott is certified by the Aquatic Therapy Rehab Institute and teaches workshops in aquatics to other therapists. He was the aquatic specialist at Watsonville Community Hospital. Prior to physical therapy school, Scott was a massage therapist at the San Francisco Ballet. He is a board-certified orthopedic specialist and received his master’s degree in physical therapy from Mount Saint Mary’s College in Los Angeles, CA.

 

Richard Rossi

PT, MS.• APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor

Richard was the facility director at Matrix of Scotts Valley. He has extensive experience in treating post-op joint rehab, cervical and lumbar disorders and repetitive stress injuries of the upper quarter. He is currently doing physical therapy with chronic pain patients in a rehab program at the Spine Clinic of Monterey Bay. Richard is a graduate of San Jose State’s athletic training program and received his master’s in physical therapy from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA.

Heather Griffith

PT, DPT.• APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor        

Heather is a doctor of physical therapy. She is a graduate of Hunter College in Long Island, New York. She is excellent at outpatient physical therapy and also has an interest in neurological rehabilitation. She and her husband have a three year old son.

NELLIE THORNGATE

PTA

Nellie Thorngate is a physical therapy assistant who graduated from the Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts in 2014 after transitioning from a decade-long career as a wildlife biologist. She specializes in soft tissue mobilization, aquatic manual therapy, Pilates, and therapeutic exercise both in the gym and in the pool. Nellie Thorngate is also a dancer and yoga practitioner. Her fundamental aspiration as a physical therapist assistant is to help each patient find the most functional, comfortable, and joyful movement available to their body.

James Speir

CMT, CLT • Massage Therapist

James has over 15 years of experience serving the Monterey area. He is unique in that he can deliver both deep tissue and also very light lymphatic massage. James is also a lymphedema educator and specialist dealing with lymphatic issues.

Beverly Jennings

Massage Therapist

Heather is a doctor of physical therapy. She is a graduate of Hunter College in Long Island, New York. She is excellent at outpatient physical therapy and also has an interest in neurological rehabilitation. She and her husband have a three year old son.

vera

Associate 

Vera is a doctor of physical therapy. She is a graduate of Hunter College in Long Island, New York. She is excellent at outpatient physical therapy and also has an interest in neurological rehabilitation. She and her husband have a three year old son.   

Savarna Wiley

MA, CCHT. • Hypnotherapy

Savarna's work is gentle but powerful, using hypnosis to create lasting, positive changes in behavior and belief. Her clients are able to free themselves from fears, unhealthy habits, and inner obstacles.  

 

JAMIE L. BJERKHOEL

Doctor of Chiropractic
www.coastalchirosport.com

Jamie is a doctor of physical therapy. She is a graduate of Hunter College in Long Island, New York. She is excellent at outpatient physical therapy and also has an interest in neurological rehabilitation. She and her husband have a three year old son.