Meet Our Staff
Physical Therapy and Pilates in La Crescenta Valley
John Macabuhay got his Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology from California State University-San Bernardino, and progressed towards Physical Therapy. He began his career as a Physical Therapist Assistant, then pursued his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University. He has worked in multiple settings, including inpatient rehab and outpatient orthopedic clinics, and has gathered experience in orthopedic, neurological, and vestibular conditions.
Cindy graduated from UC San Diego with a B.S. in Biology, and then received her Master degree in Physical Therapy from Midwestern University in Illinois. She knew she wanted to enter the PT profession when she was volunteering in a hospital and watched a PT teach a patient how to walk again after suffering extensive injuries. Cindy has had over 20 years experience as a physical therapist. Her primary interest has been in orthopedics. In her free time, she enjoys practicing yoga, hiking in our local mountains and attending sporting events (especially her kids’ games).
Katie Matarese is originally from Vail, Colorado, and loves to ski, hike and cycle. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. She loves being a physical therapist because it gives her the opportunity to be a part of an individual’s journey to recovery and overall well-being. She has experience with orthopedic, neurologic, and chronic pain conditions. Through evidence-based practice, Katie creates individualized programs best suited for each patient in order to improve movement, function and reduce the risk for injury.
Jayna received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Molecular Cell Biology from Cal State University of Long Beach and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Southern California. She has always been interested in healthcare and found a love for physical therapy because it helped people return to performing the activities they loved pain free. In her free time she enjoys camping, snowboarding, hiking, playing tennis, and training her border collie Spyro.
By way of a Bachelors of Fine Arts in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute, a career in lighting and a series of injuries along the way, “Jackson,” a native Angelino, took a scenic route to his physical therapy practice. With the help of an ACL reconstruction and a desire to be of service to others, he ultimately found his way to California State University Northridge where he completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. While he’s not enjoying time in the clinic, you might run into him on local trails or find him vigorously napping with any combination of his 3 dogs.
Shannon Ye is a Doctor of Physical Therapy graduate from the University of Southern California and also earned her B.S. in Physiology from UCLA. She has a background as a ballet dancer of 10 years, which led to her interest in studying human movement and decision to become a physical therapist. Shannon enjoys working with people of all ages and backgrounds to help them return to doing the activities they love. Her primary interest is in orthopedics, oncology, and dance/performing arts.
Leslie was certified in both Mat and Reformer Pilates through Balanced Body in 2015. In addition to her training, she has worked as a physical therapy aide to help rehabilitate patients through Pilates. Leslie loves working with people, sharing the benefits of Pilates with them and seeing her clients grow strong.
Adriana started her Pilates Certification through the Equinox Teacher Training Program in Los Angeles, CA. She has worked with clients with gastrointestinal issues, fibromyalgia, autism and with both pregnant women and women with diastasis recti. Adriana loves to learn and frequently takes continuing education classes to further her Pilates teachings.
Britt is a certified Pilates Instructor (2007) and Personal Trainer (2012). She specializes in pre and postnatal training and loves what she does. She strives to make each session informative, challenging and super fun!
Stephanie specializes in working with the 50+ population. She is a certified Specialist in Senior Fitness and trained with Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery to become a PWR!Moves instructor. Her individual and group classes focus on balance, flexibility, strength and cardiovascular training. Her programs are designed to support clients coping with arthritis, balance and postural problems, Parkinson’s Disease and many other health conditions.
Cody has multiple certifications in movement and bodywork. His aim is to help others to reach their physical goals, whether that be getting out of pain, getting into shape, or taking their movement capabilities to the next level. He strongly believes the process should be fun!
George was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and relocated to LA at the beginning of 2022. He is pursuing a degree in Kinesiology, enjoys all things sports and fitness, and is passionate about helping others become the best version of themselves.
Celine was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She is majoring in biochemistry and is passionate about helping others. During her free time she loves to play basketball, go on hikes with her dog, Bijou and spend time with her family and friends.
OFFICE MANAGER / BUSINESS DEVELOPER
Tyler graduated from Xavier University in 2017 and has been living in LA ever since. Originally from San Francisco, Tyler enjoys baseball, hockey and anything to do with music. He is happy to be the office manager for Tyler PT and loves to help people in any way he can.