Christina Frohlich, PT, DPT, OCS
I love being able to work as a physical therapist here in South Lake Tahoe and serve our local community with high quality one-on-one care. I grew up in southern California with a father who is a PT and a mother who is a dietitian. I had a very healthy childhood! After college, I enlisted in the Army from 2003 to 2011 and was stationed at Fort Bragg, NC. During my service, I was injured during a night jump and went through physical therapy. They helped me avoid surgery and I was hooked. In 2011, I graduated from the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Loma Linda University. I transitioned into a residency program for Orthopedics at Kaiser Permanente hospital in Riverside, CA. In 2012, I passed the final exam and became board certified in orthopedics (OCS).
At the end of 2012, I came up to Tahoe in the winter to snowboard Heavenly and met with Jim Gallanty, who owned Gallanty Physical Therapy. Fortunately, our ethics and high standards for therapy were in sync and he decided to sell me his practice. From that day forward, I have made an effort to exceed the expectations of our patients and everyone who comes in contact with the clinic by always putting the needs of our patients first. In 2014, I changed the name to Mind Body Physical Therapy to encompass neuromuscular rehabilitation and movement-science based therapeutic exercise programs. In 2017, I purchased Emerald Bay Physical Therapy which added indoor aquatic therapy and a larger gym. We continue to treat patients one-on-one for at least one hour per person.
In the past few years, I have attended several continuing education and certification courses: Comprehensive Pilates by BASI, Costa Mesa, CA; RockTape kinesiotape Sacramento, CA; ASTYM tool-assisted manual therapy Phoenix, AZ; ASA Sailing 104 San Francisco, CA; running programs and other CEUs through APTA and CPTA conferences; future course: Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Golf Swing Expert.
Jessica Jones, PT, MPT
I grew up in Illinois active in Track in Field, Snowboarding, Waterskiing, and Wakeboarding. I knew I wanted to move out west to support my active lifestyle of water and snow sports. I received my Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Northern Illinois University in 2011. I moved to Tahoe in 2013 and began to work for Rick Alexander, PT at Emerald Bay Physical Therapy. I quickly fell in love with the relaxed atmosphere, active clientele, and focus on individualized treatments. Since Rick’s well-deserved retirement, Christina has brought a refreshing energy and enthusiasm to EBPT. I appreciate and support her one-on-one approach to treatment, with an emphasis on manual therapy. Skills in which I am forever mastering!
I strive to provide the best possible care by attending various continuing education courses: Cervical and Scapular dysfunction treatment, certification from Pilates Institute of America for level 1 Mat Instruction, Myofascial release, Shoulder biomechanics, RockTape kinesio-taping, RockBlades IASTM, Extremity mobilization.
Kiley Lathrop, PT Aide
I have been with our Emerald Bay location for two years. A native of Iowa, I attended college in Southern California before moving to Lake Tahoe in 2008. I received my Physical Therapy Aide certificate at Lake Tahoe Community College in 2015. I enjoy all the great outdoor activities Tahoe has to offer, and look forward to helping our patients get back out there doing what they love!
Anthony Natera, PT Aide
Hello, I am fairly new to the company and Tahoe area. Originally, I am from a small central valley city of Lodi, California. Growing up, I lived a very active lifestyle, playing and competing in a variety of sports. I moved here to South Lake Tahoe to not only continue my active lifestyle but to also add the beautiful seasons it has to offer and the need for a change of scenery. The Community College is where I found more interest in being in this line of work as a career, this led me to gain my Physical Therapy Aide certificate. Growing up, while playing all kinds of sports I not only learned but fell in love with how strong our bodies are and how they can be rebuilt. I am extremely grateful to be a part of such a knowledgeable team that wants to help their patients reach their goals, whether it be for rehabilitation or just wanting to strengthen certain aspects of their body.