MARTHA FAIR WILLIAMS, PT, MS
University of Oklahoma Bachelor of Science
Columbia University Physical Therapy Degree
University of California, Davis Masters in Exercise Science
Martha started her career in New York at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center where she treated acute care surgical and medical patients, including cardiac patients, amputees, stroke, spinal cord and head injury and burn patients. She followed up working with acute care cardiac and kidney transplant patients at the Kantonspital in Zurich, Switzerland. On returning to the states she spent five years in Houston Texas working in Childbirth and postpartum Education. After moving to California she worked in community hospitals in Siskiyou County, and later in Yolo County treating both inpatient and outpatients. In 1990, Vacaville presented an opportunity for outpatient private practice where she acquired Swaffer Physical therapy which became SportRehab Physical Therapy. Continuing education at UCSF, NYU, Drexel University and other venues have broadened her scope of practice to include spinal and joint mobilizations, Dance Medicine, Temporal Mandibular joint treatments, Hand care and wounds. In addition she was introduced to PILATES at UCSF in 1995 and studied in New York with Romana Kryzanowska, a disciple of Joseph Pilates, in San Francisco at St Francis Hospital Dance and Sports Medicine with Brett Anderson MPT,PhD and with the BASI Institute.
As a Physical Therapist and Pilates instructor Martha focuses on the whole person with the goal of addressing all the physical issues which are contributing to the patient’s pain and dysfunction. She believes that in addition to treatment, educating the patient is key to a successful rehabilitation program. Clients frequently tell her they hear her voice in their head when returning to regular activities. She sincerely strives to impart skills to her patients so they ‘graduate’ from physical therapy.
KATHERINE VOEPEL WARD, MSCPT
University of California, Davis Bachelors of Arts Exercise Biology 2011
Robert Gordon University Masters of Science in Physiotherapy 2014
Katherine received her Masters in Physiotherapy from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland in 2014, and has been working in Northern California ever since. She specializes in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy with emphasis in rehabilitation for runners, gait analysis, muscle imbalance, and SIJ dysfunction. She has advanced training in a variety of muscle energy techniques, differential diagnosis of ankle and foot pathology, runner’s rehabilitation, and pilates for treating injuries.
She previously worked in a variety of neurological rehabilitation hospital settings including stroke rehab, and both pre- and postoperative rehab for spine and brain surgery. Kat believes that the key to successful rehabilitation involves individualized, one-on-one care and her treatments regularly include a mix of manual techniques, modalities, and exercises and activities targeted specifically toward her patient’s pathology. She strives to address the root of the problem, not only the symptoms, to ensure true recovery. As an avid runner Kat enjoys running with the Davis Golden Valley Harriers, and Fleet Feet Vacaville Run Club. Her other interests include Pilates, travelling, backpacking, cross country skiing, and spending time outdoors.
JULIE MIESFELD, DPT
University of Wisconsin-Madison Bachelors of Science Kinesiology 2006
Marymount University Doctor of Physical Therapy
Julie has worked in various outpatient orthopedic settings since 2010 and is well-versed in treating a wide variety of diagnoses and patient populations, from newborns through geriatrics. Her philosophy includes treating the whole patient, not just the injured body part. She is highly committed to her patient's recovery, and places high value on one-on-one treatment.
She has taken extensive coursework in gait training and rehab for runners, which is complemented by her 5+ years of working in running shoes stores across the country.
In addition to treating general orthopedic injuries, she also treats women's health issues and pediatric gross motor delay. Once a competitive triathlete whose career highlight was the completion of the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Julie is now a recreational athlete who spends her spare time with her husband and four daughters.
Julia Moody, PTA
San Jose State University Bachelors of Science Kinesiology 2011
Green River College Associates of Applied Science, Physical Therapy Assistant 2016
After Julia received her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology at San Jose State University, she pursued her dream to be a Physical Therapist Assistant in June 2016 at Green River College in Auburn, WA. Returning to Northern California, Julia began her career as a PTA in Skilled Nursing where she was fortunate to treat a diverse patient population. Julia was able to develop her skills in functional task performance and fall prevention and recovery for patients including geriatric, post-orthopedic, dementia, Parkinson’s, CVA, and other neurological disorders.
Julia strives to provide the best care and individualized plan for her patients. She finds the most rewarding part of job is seeing people get back to doing what they love. As a member of the SportRehab team, she is committed to continuing her knowledge and skills to best serve her patients and community. In her spare time, Julia enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and jogging with her dog, Daisy, and trips to Tahoe with her husband.
BETH ABBATe, OFFICE MANAGER
Beth has spent the last 34 years of her career working in domestic and international collections and credit analysis. She has worked in the manufacturing, environmental, pharmaceutical, and medical industries. She also owned a publishing & design company for 10 years. Beth was raised in northern Minnesota but has lived from coast to coast and everywhere in between. Her travels have introduced her to a world of diverse individuals, which has expanded her own ideas and life. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Shontha Rush, front desk
Shontha has 20 years of medical billing experience in both hospital and professional settings. She has a certificate in Interior Design and owns an event planning business. Shontha is a Vallejo native and is a Hogan Senior High ‘95 Alumni. In her spare time, she likes to read, scrapbook, and make personalized gifts for others. She enjoys her life with her two daughters and her husband.
Matt Morgan, PT Aide
University of California, Davis Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior
Matt is a fourth-year UC Davis student aspiring to be a Physician Assistant. Originally from Rocklin, he grew up playing baseball and was a pitcher for Rocklin High all 4 years. Prior to starting at SportRehab, Matt worked in a Biochemistry lab at the UC Davis Medical Center. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, watching or playing sports, and trying new beers.
KARINA MACIAS, PT AIDE
University of California, Davis Biological Sciences
Karina is a Senior at UC Davis aspiring to be a Physician Assistant. Originally from the Bay, she enjoys walks with her dog and watching movies. Karina is bilingual in Spanish and English and has experience translating. Prior to SportRehab, she interned at a cardiac rehabilitation center.
Jade Cruz, PT AIDE
University of California, Davis Biopsychology
Jade is a fourth year Biopsychology major at UC Davis, and is from the Bay Area. She aspires to be a physical therapist that specializes in geriatrics. Before joining SportRehab, Jade was part of the UCD Sports Medicine Student Internship Program. In her free time she like discovering new music and hiking.
Stephanie Deering, PT AIDE
University of California, Davis Bachelor of Science Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 2019
Stephanie Deering is originally from the San Luis Obispo area where she grew up a competitive swimmer. It was her interest in sports and her mother, an active yogi and personal trainer, that drove her desire to aspire to become a Physical Therapist. At UC Davis she had multiple hospital physical therapy internship experiences and became an ACE certified Personal Trainer. She was also a UCD Sports Medicine Intern working with the Men’s Soccer team. In her spare time she loves to bake, swim, do yoga, and play with her puppy.