Steven Harrity, PT
I am the 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 27 years. During this time I have continued to advance my skills and techniques through excessive training and practical experience in a plethera of disciplines and specialties. 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 extreme athletes, professional, collegiate, high school and community competitive athletes, active adults, motor vehicle accident victims, work related injuries, to our seniors suffering from a multitude of ailments. With the care and compassion they deserve, helping them with their specific needs to maintaining their independence. I am highly motivated to help all people achieve their individual goals.
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. Along with El Dorado County Search and Rescue, I enjoy horseback riding, hiking, camping, and community activities and utilize my vast knowledge of these hobbies to enthusiastically return my patients to well-being.
Erin Le Blanc PT, CEAS, CSCS, OCS, CAPP
I am a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist, Certified Strength and conditioning Specialist, and a Certified Pelvic Floor Specialist. I have been treating patients since 1996. I specialize in orthopedic manual therapy, but also have a strong background in neurological diagnoses as well as treating women’s health and pelvic floor issues. I graduated from University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. I then went to Louisiana State University Medical School, where I received my degree in Physical Therapy.
In my free time, my husband and I go boating during the summers and snowmobiling during the winters. I also like to cook and garden for my own personal form of therapy.
Claudette Russell, PTA
I have been a Certified Physical Therapy Assistant since 1997. My interests in PT began after sustaining my own sports related injuries and having to work through PT myself. I have an extensive history in competitive and professional figure skating and ballet, and I am interested in the body’s ability to respond through specific training, and to improve health through specialized therapeutic manual work, functional exercise and modalities. 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.
Now I enjoy working with patients, watching them progress and improve their ability to learn about their condition and do well on their own at home after they have completed their PT sessions
Janeen Stewart, CMT, CLT, Oncology Massage Therapist
I am a State Licensed Certified Massage Therapist, and have been working with Cameron Park Physical Therapy since 2006. I am also a CLT (Certified Lymphedema Therapist) and a Certified Oncology 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. I work with a wide variety of clients, from the athletes to the medically frail, and as each person is different, so is the massage. Most often, sessions consist of several different styles, which may range from Deep Tissue and Myofascial Release to gentler Swedish and Acupressure. For those with chronic muscle tension, I offer Deep Tissue Hot Stone therapy. As an Oncology Massage Therapist, I work with clients in all phases of treatment and rehabilitation, including people undergoing chemotherapy/radiation to those who have been cancer survivors for decades. My knowledge of the lymphatic system allows me to treat clients with lymphedema, as well as people with post-operative swelling. In my spare time, I enjoy whitewater boating, travel, and have explored the many mountain biking and hiking trails in the area.
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 Walker, 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 many years of experience in healthcare as a registered nurse, nursing home administrator, ambulatory care clinic consultant, and a regional director for a nationally federally funded chronic disease program with a focus on diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
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. In conjunction with the Cancer Exercise Specialist Certification, I have developed “The Body Alive Program.” The Body Alive Program is a strength and fitness training program designed for adult cancer patients who have become deconditioned, chronically fatigued, or are experiencing bone loss from their treatment and illness. Physical activity is one of the best methods to prevent and treat these physical side effects.
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. Additional education and specialty certificates I have received are as a Posture and Mobility Specialist, Fitness Coaching Specialist, Senior Fitness Specialist and Brains and Balance Specialist. To further my education, I recently completed a program entitled Parkinson WISE training presented by Kaiser Permanente 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, Chi Gung (Chinese health exercise) and Tai Chi.