WE BELIEVE THAT MOVEMENT IS MEDICINE
We have a team that focuses on assisting you to restore function, optimize yourself, and get back to your past activities even better than you were before. We’ll help you feel better, but also address the underlying causes of your injury to prevent it from occurring again. Our team is driven to provide professional athlete-level care through our experienced team, cutting-edge technology, and facilities. We believe that movement is medicine, and its goal is to help individuals achieve their highest level of performance.
OrthoNorCal is a proud partner with WellStrong Health (www.wellstrong.com). WellStrong and the San Francisco 49ers joined forces in September 2017 to provide professional athlete-level treatment and prevention for sports-related injuries at affordable prices. Through 49ers-branded physical therapy and sports rehabilitation centers, patients can benefit from the state-of-the-art facilities and the team’s experience as licensed physicians, physical therapists, certified athletic trainers, and medical assistants receive cross-training and best practice education.
For all appointments and inquiries, please call (408) 412-8130. New appointments, arrive 20 min prior your visit.
Ken Banting PT, DPTView Profile
Ken Banting PT, DPT
Ken is a licensed physical therapist through the California Physical Therapy Association. He earned his bachelor’s in Exercise Physiology, and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. During his time at Marquette, Ken invested years working in an applied science physiology lab and a biomechanics lab. His research contributions studied the physiological effects of triathlon training for breast cancer survivors, the effects of dancing for people with Multiple Sclerosis, and studied three-dimensional motion capture systems. Ken had the opportunity to participate and lead numerous volunteer groups focused on service with adaptive athletes, underserved communities, and persons with disabilities. His experiences redefined his understanding of athleticism, comprehensive health and integrative wellness.
To experience a broad perspective of recovery, he pursued multiple clinical rotations in both acute care in-patient (General Medicine, Cardiac, Orthopedics, and ICU) at the Aurora West Allis Hospital in Wisconsin and the Mayo Clinic Headquarters In Minnesota; and out-patient orthopedic practices at OrthoCincy in Ohio, and Froedtert Hospital in Wisconsin. His professional career began with Quinn Orthopedic Physical Therapy where he treated primarily at the Apple Wellness Center serving the diverse community of Silicon Valley. Ken believes that the fastest way to recovery is through a (pro)active participation in one’s health. Driven to progress individualized rehabilitation program to their optimal conditions, Ken has a pragmatic evidence and research-based approach with his practice. He has professional interests with sports-related injuries, concussion rehab, chronic pain, overuse injuries and post-surgical cases. He was born and raised in the Philippines, yet a Midwesterner at heart, where he danced in high school and college. Ken enjoys backpacking, staying active, and cooking from scratch!
Brian Fischer PT, DPT, CMT, CSCSView Profile
Brian Fischer, PT, DPT, CMT, CSCS
Brian Fischer graduated from Baylor University in Waco with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) and did his undergraduate work at San Jose State University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Post-graduation. Prior to PT school, Brian has been a Certified Massage Therapist and spent two seasons working for the San Francisco 49ers. Additionally, Brian has been a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach working in a variety of fitness and rehabilitation settings.
Brian has a tremendous passion for working with athletes of all ages and all sports, as well as non-athletes whom wish to return to a higher quality of life.
In his free time, Brian is a rock and roll musician playing lead guitar in a band. Brian also was a collegiate baseball pitcher, which has carried over his enthusiasm for playing all sports. Golf and table tennis are two sports that he loves to play currently. When not in the clinic, Brian can be found working out, going on a hike, playing his guitar or rooting on his favorite sports teams.
Joya Jones PT AssistantView Profile
Joya Jones PT Assistant
- Joya is a graduate from Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts and a Santa Cruz local as well as a second-generation native.
- In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, practicing archery, singing/playing music, and spending time with my family.
Caleb Miraglia, DPTView Profile
Caleb Miraglia, DPT
Caleb grew up in Upstate New York and went to college at Nazareth College of Rochester, graduating with his Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences in 2016 and Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2018. Following graduation, Caleb completed a Sports Certified Specialist Residency at the University of Rochester where he had the opportunity to work closely with local high school athletic teams, their athletic trainers, and sports physicians. After finishing the residency, Caleb moved to California and worked as a traveling physical therapist at an outpatient clinic near Chico, CA before becoming a Physical Therapist for OrthoNorCal.
When not in the clinic, Caleb enjoys spending as much time as possible in the outdoors. He is an avid rock climber, mountain biker, and enjoys spending time in Yosemite and the surrounding Sierra’s climbing, backpacking, and hiking.
Charlene Norquist PT, MPT, OCS, CLT-UEView Profile
Charlene Norquist PT, MPT, OCS, CLT-UE
Charlene is a California native, living most of her life in the Bay Area. While at UC Irvine working towards her Bachelors of Arts in Dance, Charlene became involved in the athletic training room, working with athletes and dancers. She became certified in 2000 as an athletic trainer. In 2000, she graduated from Chapman University with a Masters in Physical Therapy. Since graduation, she has worked in a variety of outpatient settings. In 2004 she became Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. Recently, Charlene has been working with oncology patients after surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy to help them return to their normal function and lifestyles. In March 2017 she became PORi certified Oncology Rehabilitation. Recently, Charlene became certified as an upper extremity lymphedema therapist. On a more personal note, Charlene lives with her husband and two beautiful daughters in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Charlene enjoys volunteering at her daughter’s school, reading and being outdoors as much as possible.
- Chapman University, Orange, California
- Masters in Physical Therapy, May 2000
- University of California at Irvine, Irvine, California
- Bachelors of Arts, Dance with a Teaching Emphasis, June 1996
Pooja Pal PT, DPTView Profile
Pooja Pal, PT, DPT
Pooja is a licensed Physical Therapist by the Physical Therapy Board of California. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of the Pacific (UOP) and Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology at San Jose State University. During her time at UOP, she was involved in a Community Outreach Program to educate children about healthy nutrition and activity lifestyle. She was also involved in advocacy for physical therapy for which she was recognized as the first recipient of the Carolyn Hultgren Scholarship at UOP. Pooja has pursued clinical rotations to gain invaluable experience in acute care and orthopedics. She has worked with active duty and veterans with traumatic brain injuries, strokes, and multiple fractures at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care Systems. She gained orthopedics physical therapy experience at Elite Sports Physical Therapy and South Valley Physical Therapy. She strongly believes in providing the utmost quality patient care individualized for each patient to maximize their function. Her belief is to empower patients with knowledge about their body so they have the tools to excel beyond their time in physical therapy. During her free time, she can be found being active outdoors for hiking to enjoy nature, lifting weights, and attempting to cook/bake new recipes for her family and friends.
Mark Quan-Tong PT, DPT, MFDcView Profile
Mark Quan-Tong, PT, DPT, MFDc
Mark obtained his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science at Sacramento State. He then earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at University of St. Augustine in San Marcos, CA where he established a strong foundation in manual therapy techniques. Mark has been a member of the APTA since 2017, is certified in Myofascial Decompression, and utilizes an evidenced-based practice approach when treating all of his patients to ensure they are receiving the best proven care. A Bay Area native, Mark is a passionate sports fan (Go Giants, Dubs, Niners, Hala Madrid!) and enjoys working out, traveling, playing the guitar, being a foodie, and hanging out with his dog, Benjie.
Dan Reddington PT, DPTView Profile
Dan is the Director of Physical Therapy for OrthoNorCal. Dan is a licensed physical therapist through the American Physical Therapy Association and certified in the use of Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training via Owens Recovery Science, Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) via Functional Anatomy Seminars, and dry-needling through Kineticore (Level 1 & 2). Dan earned both his bachelor’s degree and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy with an emphasis on Sports Strength and Conditioning at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. During his clinical rotations at Northeastern, Dan gained invaluable experience while working at the prestigious Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Gulf Breeze, FL. While at the Andrews Institute, Dan implemented rehab interventions for college and NFL football players, as well as MLB baseball players. After graduating from Northeastern, Dan began his professional career in Rhode Island at an outpatient orthopedic clinic with emphasis on knee and shoulder conditions. Before joining OrthoNorCal, Dan spent the previous two years at Monterey Spine and Joint, helping to build their practice from the ground up. Dan is originally from Rhode Island, where he played football and basketball through high school. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys exercising and spending time outside with his dog!
Join our team in providing cutting-edge medical services to athletes and the general public.
OrthoNorCal has state of the art Physical Therapy Centers in Capitola, Santa Clara and San Jose, CA. Our team practices evidence-based medicine (EBM) and incorporates strengthening and active functional rehabilitation with manual techniques.
The team also works with the 49ers to use the latest best practices in the industry. OrthoNorCal is looking for PT providers who want opportunities for clinical and leadership growth. Our professional staff continually strives to create a positive working environment where providers and patients work as a team.
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- 1350 41st St,
Capitola, CA 95010
- Hours 7 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday - Friday
- 1350 41st St,
SAN JOSE | 49ers FIT
- 1600 Saratoga Ave
San Jose, CA 95129
- Hours 8AM - 5PM Monday - Friday
- 1600 Saratoga Ave
SANTA CLARA | WCSI
WellStrong and the San Francisco 49ers joined forces in September 2017 to provide professional athlete-level treatment and prevention for sports-related injuries at affordable prices.
Through WellStrong’s 49ers-branded physical therapy and sports rehabilitation centers, patients can benefit from the state-of-the-art facilities and the team’s experience as licensed physicians, physical therapists, certified athletic trainers, and medical assistants receive cross-training and best practice education.
The success of this collaboration has shown that there is considerable demand for professional-grade physical therapy across the state from aspiring athletes to weekend warriors of all ages and skill levels.
PROUDLY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ORTHONORCAL SINCE 2019