Our Staff


Kathryn “Kate” Hickey, DPT

Kate is originally from Dracut, Massachusetts. She attended Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016. She completed her final student rotation in Red Bluff, where she fell in love with Northern California and decided to move here after completing her doctorate. Kate is dedicated to restoring function that has been disrupted by pain or disability. She utilizes manual techniques, exercise, education, and modalities in her evidence-based practice. Kate enjoys paddle boarding, baking, spending time with friends, and exploring her new home in Northern California. She looks forward to serving the community of Live Oak.

Norma Valdes

Norma, Front Desk and 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.

Alma Curiel

Alma, PT Technician

Alma is our Physical Therapy Technician and has been a member of our team since July 2011. Alma assists in providing professional, quality care with a smile.


Antonio, PT Technician

Antonio “Tony” Montes is originally from Live Oak. He graduated from CSU Stanislaus in 2016 with his Bachelors in Kinesiology and Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology. Tony enjoys working with athletes of all activity levels and hopes to pursue a career in Athletic Training. He has worked with the athletic training team at CSU Stanislaus, Yuba College, as well as with the Marysville Gold Sox. Tony is happy to return to his home town and help the community he grew up in.