Steven Harrity, PT
I am founder and President of Cameron Park Physical Therapy Center, Inc. I first became involved in physical therapy in 1982 while working as an EMT and ski patrolling. I graduated in 1989 at the top of my class achieving Magna Cum Laude Academic Honors from Fresno State. I have been serving the community as a physical therapist in El Dorado County for over 17 years. During this time I have continued to advance my skills and techniques through excessive training. This not only improves myself but also excels our facility and the physical therapy profession as a whole. As a result all members of our community benefit. Working continually in Cameron Park and Shingle Springs for all these years has allowed me to work with a continuum of patients. They have ranged from the extreme athletes, professional collegiate and high school football baseball, volleyball players, motocross and auto racers, to our extremely nice seniors. I have been involved with special events varying from the pro beach volley-ball tour to various triathlons. With the seniors I have had the chance to help them with their specific needs maintaining their independence. I am highly motivated to help all people achieve individual goals.
Email Steve at sharrity@ cameronparkphysicaltherapy.com
Katie Thorne, PT
Born and raised in this community, I received my Master's Degree from the University of Pacific in 1998. I began my professional career in a hospital-based clinic in San Andreas, California before joining a pediatric clinic and a Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program in Lincoln, California for children with neurological and orthopedic conditions. I returned to my hometown and began working at Cameron Park Physical Therapy in 2000 with the multifaceted patient population of our community. I have diversified my clinical care to the many needs of our region including the development of a lymphedema and post-cancer rehabilitation program. In 2006, I completed a six month sports medicine program focused on the restoration and advancement of competitive performance in athletes. I also continue to hold my certification with NARMA as a riding instructor for the handicapped. Along with El Dorado County Search and Rescue, I enjoy horseback riding, hiking, camping, and soccer and utilize my vast knowledge of these hobbies to enthusiastically return my patients to well-being.
Email Katie at kthorne@ cameronparkphysicaltherapy.com
Claudette Russell, PTA
I have been Certified Physical Therapy Assistant since 1997. My interests in PT began after sustaining my own sports related injuries. I have an extensive history in competitive figure skating and ballet, and I'm interested in the body's ability to respond and progress through specific training. In the past I have had the opportunity to assist other PT's with Assessment and Strengthening Programs for Fire Fighters in the Bay Area, and to teach off-ice conditioning classes to young ice skaters.
Janeen Stewart, CMT
I am an Advanced Certified Massage Therapist. I am fascinated with the body's ability to heal itself, and when a person's focus is placed on this healing, the effects can be amazing. In a massage therapy session, the healing can range from overall body stress reduction and improved health to release of tension in specific areas of the body. As each person is different, so is the massage. Most often, my massage therapy sessions consist of several different massage styles, which may include Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Swedish, Shiatsu, Acupressure, Chair Massage and other modalities. I also offer Deep Tissue Hot Stone and Relaxation Hot Stone Massages. In my spare time I enjoy whitewater boating, and have explored the many mountain biking and hiking trails in the area.
Julie Strassburger, CMT
How can I help you experience more ease, comfort and enjoyment in your body? I see massage as an opportunity to experience the integration of your whole self, in a pain-free, supportive way. When you feel better in your body, you feel better about yourself and your entire outlook on life improves.
I bring to my work over 20 years of massage experience, a biology degree from UC Davis, and several advanced trainings. They include manual lymph drainage therapy and CDP, visceral and craniosacral therapies, oncology massage, sports massage.
I greatly enjoy working with infants, elders and athletes. Massaging at the Challenged Athletes Foundation week-long bike-ride fundraiser is a highlight of my year. I also enjoy cross-country skiing, foreign films and a good book.
Travis Tanasse, PT
I grew up in Yakima, WA. After high school I decided to go to Butte College in Oroville, CA to compete in collegiate football and track & field. After two years at Butte I transferred to Sacramento State University. I received a Bachelor's Degree with magna cum laude honors in Kinesiology in 2007 and a Master's Degree with summa cum laude honors in Physical Therapy in 2009.
I have completed multiple clinical affiliations in various settings including outpatient orthopedic, skilled nursing, and acute-rehab. I look forward to increasing my skill set as a therapist through continuing education courses in the future. In my free time I enjoy cycling, weightlifting, going to sporting events and concerts, and traveling to new places.
Shanea Tucker, Billing Coordinator
I have been working with Cameron Park Physical Therapy since 2000 and am the billing coordinator. I have completed multiple hours of training and attended numerous seminars to make sure we stay current with billing techniques. Recent classes attended are the Medicare Coverage Convoy, Coding and Billing for Therapy and Rehabilitation and Collections and Insurance Reimbursement. My responsibilities include working as a liaison between you and the insurance company for billing services prescribed to you. I take pride in working correctly and efficiently to bring about optimum health for you.
Keri Stanfill, Aide, Office Assistant
I have been working at Cameron Park Physical Therapy Health and Wellness Center since 2005. I have the enjoyment of working with the patients as an Aide as well as a Receptionist. I am also the Marketing Director and assist the billing department when needed. On my free time I enjoy boating, camping, exercising, and spending time with my husband, friends and family.
Marian Lowe, Aide, Personal Trainer
I am an ACE (American Council on Exercise) Certified Personal Trainer. During my many years in the fitness industry, I have had many rolls, fitness consultant, tennis player, AAU (Natural) Body Building Champion, active wife and mother. In addition, I have years of experience in healthcare as a registered nurse, nursing home administrator, pharmaceutical sales representative, ambulatory care clinic consultant, and a regional director for a nationally federally funded chronic disease program with a focus on diabetes and cardiovascular disease. One of the programs components was patient self-management, providing patients with tools and education to assist in the management of their condition. The program was later expanded to include depression and breast and cervical cancer prevention.
Recently I received an advanced qualification and certification from the Cancer Exercise Training Institutes as a Cancer Exercise Specialist, providing me with expertise in the field of health and fitness for patients with all types of cancer. I have also received my certification as a Nutrition Specialist through The American Academy of Sports Dietitians and Nutritionists. This certificate attests to personal knowledge of sports nutrition and qualifies me to provide nutrition education to the healthy exercising population. This knowledge and experience gives me a unique insight into the health and well being of those individuals with specific medical conditions, seniors and other populations as well.
I am committed to motivating and assisting others to achieve and maintain a healthy active lifestyle. Some of my interests are alternative medicine modalities such as acupuncture, Reiki and Chi Gung (Chinese health exercise). I enjoy exercising, tennis, and taking long walks with my husband.