In Other News…

Congratulations to our hard working, perseverant Physical Therapy Aides who have recently been accepted to PT school. We are happy that their experience and opportunity in our clinics helped them acheive their goal. The efforts of all our PT Aides is very much appreciated during their tenure with us.


Courtney Weeks: CSULB


Brandon Cirbo: CSULB


Sarah McKinnon: University of St. Augustine


Binh Nguyen: University of the Incarnate Word

Esther Chiou
Esther Chiou: Cal State Fresno


Ryan Hatanaka: St. Augustine

Hillary Scordalakes
Hillary Scordalakes: Cal State Fresno

Casey Maskell
Casey Maskell: Chapman University

Melissa Wheeler
Melissa Wheeler: Columbia University

Mark Rowley
Mark Rowley: Chapman University

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Wild Wild West at Magnolia PT 2017
Wild Wild West at Magnolia PT 2017
Wild Wild West at Magnolia PT 2017

Wild Wild West at Magnolia PT 2017


Disco Fever at Laguna Beach PT 2017

Disco Fever at Laguna Beach PT 2017


Heather's Birthday Celebration

Happy Birthday to Heather Ritchie, PT,
Yoga Instructor at CdM PT


Magnolia Physical Therapy was transformed to Hogwarts Castle for our Halloween theme this year. Everyone from Harry Potter to Luna Lovegood made an appearance. Special thanks to Jessica Harcos, PTA (aka Luna Lovegood) for surprising the staff and patients by decorating the clinic over the weekend and providing the prize for Best Costume. Congratulations to Andrew Yorke, PT (aka Snape) – very out of character, but perfect disguise and performance.

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Laguna Beach 20th Anniversary Celebration

The staff of Laguna Beach gathers to welcome former patients, employees and friends to their 20th Year Celebration


Laguna Beach 20th Anniversary Celebration

Carol Fracalosy, PT, Owner and Kern Haug, MSPT, Clinic Director established Laguna Beach in 1997 and have been having fun ever since.


Laguna Beach 20th Anniversary Celebration

Maria Morales, Office Manager extraordinaire and her two beautiful daughters, Lily and Olivia


Our wonderful, generous patients at Magnolia Physical Therapy were awesome in providing canned goods for those in need. A total of 720 cans and boxes of food were collected in the clinic for Hannah, the daughter of Mai Studebaker, DPT and her Brownie Troop to distribute during the holiday season. We are so proud of the generosity and kindness shown by our patients and the effort Hannah and her parents contributed for this cause.

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Jessica Harcos, PTA presented an Inservice for her colleagues after receiving her Orthopedic Specialty Certificate from the Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute.

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During the month of October, Magnolia Physical Therapy showed their respect for those affected by breast cancer by distributing pink ribbons and wearing pink each Friday during the month. Patients were encouraged to join in.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Magnolia PT celebrates the 4th of July with a lunchtime barbecue and potluck. Another feast and good kickoff for the holiday weekend!

July 4th Lunch

The Staff of Magnolia Physical Therapy celebrated Red Nose Day by donating to program and their efforts to end childhood poverty in the United States.

Red Nose Day Celebration

Magnolia Physical Therapy in “entertainment mode” supporting Red Nose Day.

Red Nose Day Celebration

Heather Ritchie, PT and her husband, Vince along with their business partners recently opened a Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches in San Clemente. Stop by for a freshly made sandwich when you are in the area. Delicious!


The staff of Magnolia Physical Therapy wears pink t-shirts supporting the cause for Breast Cancer Awareness month and those afflicted who are close to our hearts.


The staff of Magnolia Physical Therapy and Aquatic Rehab Center surprised Jessica Winding, PTA with a Bridal Shower in July. In addition to staff members, many of our patients and attendees from Jessica’s Aquatic Classes joined in the celebration. Jessica is truly loved for her skills, expertise and joyful attitude at all times. Her genuine caring spirit and playful yet professional personality are a welcome delight!


The staff of Magnolia Physical Therapy wears pink t-shirts supporting the cause for Breast Cancer Awareness month and those afflicted who are close to our hearts.


Former employee Rachel Gutierrez Stibal and her beautiful baby joined Maria and Casey and friends as they joined in the farewell celebration.


Staff members welcomed former patients as they came to bid farewell to the original site in Laguna Beach since 1997.


Corona del Mar Physical Therapy was proud to host a physician lecture, presented by Dr. S. Samuel Bederman, for the local community.


Mai’s daughter Hannah and Brownie Troop 3055, reached out for food donations for the Second Harvest Program. What an excellent response from our wonderful patients and staff! Due to their generosity,over 300 items were donated assuring a happier holiday season for local families in need. We are grateful!


Laguna Beach Physical Therapy celebrates
15 years serving the community.


Staff members from Laguna Beach and Corona del Mar Physical Therapy participated in the Corona del Mar Scenic 5K again this year.


Nicole LaFata and Cameron Freleaux, PT Aides at Magnolia Physical Therapy participated in the Warrior Dash, a fundraiser benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Lots of fun, lots of effort for a worthy cause. Good work Nicole and Cameron!


Magnolia Physical Therapy celebrated kicked off their 20th year, celebrating with former patients, employees and friends from the community. A grand time was had by all!


Happy Pappy – Adam Gavaletz, PT Aide at Magnolia Physical Therapy sharing a happy moment with his son Max.


Kelly Leckrone, DPT, Laura Duncan, PT, Kathleen Piercy, PT, Brian McConnell, DPT and Mai Studebaker, DPT enjoyed Dr. Bederman’s lecture


Carol Fracalosy, PT and Dr. S. Samuel Bederman

Dr. Bederman presents a very informative community lecture at Magnolia Physical Therapy


Magnolia Physical Therapy celebrating their 16 Year Anniversary with a barbecue luncheon for their patients.


The entire professional staff get together once a year to share their knowledge and skills from Con-ed courses, lectures or personal interest. This year the staff learned new techniques in Kinesio Taping. Magnolia PT recently sponsored a Kinesio Taping Con-ed course at their facility for Physical Therapists in the area.

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Magnolia Physical Therapy and Aquatic Rehab Center hosted a “Summer is Coming” barbecue for their patients on Friday, May 27. The pool was open to anyone wanting to enroll in Aquatic Group Fitness classes.


The 9th Annual CLAM Bake was held at Magnolia Physical Therapy on January 28, 2010. This is an opportunity for the professional staff from each office to participate in shared knowledge from Con-Ed courses or topics of personal expertise. Kelly Leckrone, DPT introduced the staff to the vast array of work out equipment, a gentle work out in the warm exercise pool…followed by a dip in the jacuzzi.


Carmen Tatlow, DPT
“May your Birthday wishes come true!”


We wish Mai Studebaker, DPT our best as she begins her maternity leave until the first of 2010. This will be Mai and Clint’s third child, baby brother to Cael and Hannah. Blessings!