Jonna Schengel, MA, PT

Professional Philosophy

Jonna is a physical therapist, who has over 25 years of experience working with neurological, orthopedic, pre/post partum, sports injury patients as well as private clients in the area of fitness and Pilates. Her recent area of expertise is manual orthopedics of the spine and extremities with emphasis on muscle energy techniques and functional core therapeutic exercise.  She owns Central California Physical Therapy Specialists as well as a Pilates based fitness center, called Integrated Fitness.She believes that physical therapists/assistants can offer the best care in helping patients resume pain free movement patterns at all levels of function.   Her favorite exercise is bridging and her goal is for patients it to be able to get out of a chair or off the toilet with no help! “I have always worked in direct patient care and love getting my hands on people.  As a society we are less mobile than ever and it is my goal to reverse that aging process by keeping patients mobile and strong so we don’t have any ‘death by sitting’”. She has accepted the position of Program Director to develop Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program at the College of the Sequoia.   Her goal is to give back to the Physical Therapy profession by training students to find a meaningful career in providing quality care to patients.

Educational Experience

San Francisco State University, BS in Exercise Physiology, 1981.
University of San Francisco, BS in Physical Therapy, 1982.
San Francisco State University, MA in Educational Technology, 1989.

Clinical Skills

Lamaze Childbirth Instructor
Certified Lactation Consultant
Certified CPR Instructor
Manual Therapy Course work
Mat Pilates Certification by The Method Alliance
Polestar Pilates Rehabilitation Certification
PTA Program BIO
 
Maria J Fermoile PT, DPT, OCS

Professional Philosophy

Maria is a physical therapist with more than 22 years of experience in orthopedic and sports medicine, and she is a board-certified orthopedic specialist. Maria’s focused interest and expertise is manual therapy and therapeutic exercise of the spine and extremities.  She has completed extensive continuing education in the area of manual therapy, orthopedics and sports medicine.
Maria’s personal philosophy is to live life with passion, compassion, awareness and intention, to pursue excellence in all endeavors, and to live consciously with awareness of the delicate balance of personal and professional health and wellness. "Professionally, I am committed to serve with excellence with the foundation of my practice being based on communication and collaboration promoting health, wellness, uniqueness and value of each individual.
As an educator, I look forward to sharing my passion for the physical therapy profession through developing future physical therapist assistants who are ethical, professional, and compassionate, and who provide an exceptional level of care."

Educational Experience

2009 Doctorate Physical Therapy Regis University, Denver , CO
May 2008 APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor
2001 Board-Certified Orthopedic Specialist
1994 Completed Pacific Manual Therapy Year-Long Course
1988 BS in Physical Therapy CSU Long Beach, Ca
Extensive Continuing Education with Emphasis in Orthopedics and Manual Therapy

Last Updated: 10/13/2011 8:28 AM