Danielle received her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from California State University, Long Beach in 2009, and also holds a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She joined the team at Spine and Sports Physical Therapy in September 2010.
Danielle is certified as a Gravity Training System instructor. She has taken many continuing education classes in differential diagnosis, imaging techniques, and treatment of nerve impingement (Radiculopathy and Peripheral Neuropathy). Danielle is currently enrolled in a yearlong continuing education course on manual therapy treatments using the Maitland approach.
With her unique experiences in outpatient orthopedics, pediatrics, and inpatient ambulatory and non-ambulatory care, Danielle has gained valuable knowledge and skills in working with both adults and small children. Her extensive training in neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT) techniques has facilitated a comprehensive approach when treating patients with neurological impairments and children with developmental delay.
Although Danielle has lived in various places throughout California, she is now happy to be back in the Bay Area close to her family. She has a long history of athletics, including gymnastics and rowing. In her free time, Danielle enjoys training for half-marathons, hiking, camping, scrapbooking, skydiving, going to the beach, and playing with her dogs Tigger and Dakota.
Janelle graduated from Ohlone College's Physical Therapist Assistant program in 2004 and is a native of Concord. She joined the Spine and Sports Physical Therapy team in 2007. She enjoys working with and educating the public and often does community service lectures. She is also the creator of the SSPT Monthly, Spine and Sports Physical Therapy’s own newsletter. Janelle enjoys working with patients of all ages and enjoys treating a variety of ailments. Her areas of interest in physical therapy include geriatric fall prevention, prenatal therapy, ankle and foot injuries, plyometrics and general orthopedic rehabilitation. Janelle is certified as a Gravity Training System instructor. She has taken many continuing education courses about the advanced treatment of musculoskeletal disorders (shoulder adhesive capsulitis, overuse tendinopathy and lumbar instability). She also has special training in the Mulligan Concept of manual therapy techniques.
In her spare time, Janelle enjoys scrapbooking, travelling, camping, hiking, wakeboarding and going to Giants games. Janelle became interested in physical therapy after writing a research paper on the field in high school. She later volunteered at Spine and Sports Physical Therapy before being accepted into PTA school.