Our Staff


Anthony Gravin, DPT

Anthony is originally from Carmichael, CA. He grew up participating avidly in athletics, ultimately focusing on football and baseball. He attended CSUS for undergrad, earning his BS in Biology before attending The University of Illinois (UIC) for his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. During his coursework at UIC, Anthony became interested in orthopedic manual, “hands-on” physical therapy and clinical concepts of pain. This interest resulted in research opportunities focusing on the changes that occur within the nervous system with chronic pain and how manual therapy and exercise can help to reverse these changes. Following completion of his DPT degree, Anthony worked in an orthopedic setting I utilizing an Applied Functional Science approach to treatment which examines the entire body and kinetic chain for contributions to his patient’s pain. In his free time, Anthony enjoys camping, hiking and anything outdoors.

Angela Heintz, DPT

Angela Heintz, DPT

Angela is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She attended Mercyhurst University where she played collegiate basketball and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Medicine. She continued on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh in 2020. Angela has completed clinical internships specializing in a variety of physical therapy settings including inpatient rehabilitation and sports medicine. She focused on treating patients who sustained traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, where she found her interest in neurological conditions. Due to her love of sports and being an avid Steeler fan, she completed a rotation at Rooney Sports Complex in Pittsburgh treating athletes of all competition levels. Angela has found a passion of treating patients as a whole. Along with treating orthopedic impairments, Angela enjoys working with patients with neurological conditions such as stroke, MS, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. Her goal is to get each patient as independent and pain free as possible to get them back to doing what they love! In her free time, Angela enjoys being outdoors hiking, mountain biking and staying as active as possible. She looks forward to exploring the West Coast and all that California has to offer!


Alise, PT Tech

Alise grew up on a local family farm in Gridley and moved to Washington state to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Promotion with a Minor in Music at Walla Walla University in 2013. She lived overseas and on the east coast for a while before making her way back to Gridley, where she now works on her family farm again, in addition to working as a PT Tech at Live Oak Physical Therapy. Alise enjoys her job helping others and plans on applying to Physician Assistant programs in the future. When she is not at work, Alise spends her free time exploring the outdoors, playing piano, and reading.

Norma Valdes

Norma, Front Desk Receptionist

Norma is your primary contact when it comes to scheduling and insurance. She will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.