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Susan Goldman-Shaw, MPT
University of Southern California


 
Susan Goldman-Shaw received her bachelors of Science degree in Adaptive PE from ASU before going on to USC, where she received her Master's degree in Physical Therapy in 1984.  The majority of her clinical experience has been in out-patient orthopaedic clinics.  Her major hobby is enjoying ocean life.  She is entering her 20th year of announcing the Grey Whale migration off of the coast, and this volunteer work has led to a part-time job she continues to maintain at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Sue's greatest passion is her love for animals.  Aside from spending time with her three cats and one dog, she is actively involved in the rehabilitation of the injured and sick seals and sea lions at the Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro.  Sue enjoys public speaking and promoting the Care Center, as well as speaking about the ocean environment.   



Chris Koyanagi, MPT
California State University of Long Beach




Chris Koyanagi had known that he wanted to work within the medical field since high-school.  By the time Chris graduated high school, he already knew all of the bones, bony landmarks and muscles in the body.  He received his Bachelor's degree in human physiology, minor in chemistry, and Master's degree in Physical Therapy from CSULB.  Upon graduation, he rendered care for elderly patients and became the Assistant Director of Rehabilitation at a skilled nursing facility.  He then decided to work with the outpatient rehab population, as this is his true passion.  Chris now runs and operates Skypark Physical Therapy with his wonderful staff.  Chris' patients feel safe, informed and appreciate his abilites to perform restorative manual techniques.  His laughter usually emanates from the gym, creating a less stressful therapy facility.   His favorite activities outside of work are snowboarding, rock climbing, road/mountain biking, running, go carting, and smothering his daughter with love.  "What I like most about our facility is that it actually allows the therapists to work one-on-one with each patient, evaluate their individual needs, get to know them and rehabilitate them appropriately.  The very last thing I would ever want is for my patients to feel like we are running a factory.  I went to school to learn these techniques, so I am going to use them!"  



Megan Murray, , DPT
California State University of Long Beach


 

 

 

Megan grew up in south Orange County and attended Merrimack College, just outside of Boston. At Merrimack, Megan played DII volleyball where they advanced to the conference championship tournament three times, and the NCAA tournament twice. In 2011, she graduated with her degree in Sports Medicine and concentration in Pre-Physical Therapy. After graduation, Megan moved to Pittsburgh and worked as a physical therapy aide. After one year in Pittsburgh, she decided it was time to return back to California to pursue her goal of becoming a physical therapist. She received her DPT from CSULB in 2015, as part of the inaugural DPT class. During her time in PT school, Megan developed a passion for outpatient physical therapy.s She loves being able to develop a personal relationship with her patients over their course of their therapy. As a high school and collegiate volleyball player, she has first-hand experience with athlete rehabilitation, and understands the importance of returning the athlete to their sport as quickly and safely as possible. In her free time, Megan volunteers with The Cat Cove, and fosters kittens until they are adopted, going to hockey games (Go Penguins!), playing volleyball, riding her bike at the beach and going to Pittsburgh every year to spend time with her family. 

 

 


Stephanie Cortner, MSOM, L.Ac. 
Root & Branch Acupuncture
www.RootBranch.us





Stephanie, owner of Root & Branch Acupuncture, is now offering her services within Skypark Physical Therapy.  She is a licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Nutritionist who specializes in Orthopedics and Nutrition.  Stephanie integrates her Eastern and Western education to focus on personalized and natural treatments. 



Michael Peace, Medical Exercise Specialist (MES)
California State University of Long Beach

 

 

 

 

 




Michael Peace is the Medical Exercise Specialist and owner of Peace Training. Peace training is a medically based personal training studio that specializes in personal training, small-group training, nutrition, healthy-lifestyle coaching, fitness assessments, and educational workshops that focus on the management of medical conditions through specific exercise and nutritional programs. Michael has over a decade of experience working as a head trainer with a full spectrum of clients ranging from accomplished athletes to those recovering from injury. Michael has a degree in Kinesiology from Long Beach State and several gold standard certifications that set him apart from other trainers in the industry.  Michael played collegiate water polo and competed in several sports including beach volleyball, racquetball and ping pong. He loves to cook with his free time and run around with his dog Melo. Michael says that "if you don't find time for a personalized exercise and wellness program, you will find time for disease" -MP