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Stockton - Hammer

We can do more together than we can alone. Our goal is to improve the lives of those we touch by applying current and effective treatment in a healthy, healing atmosphere, encouraging progress. We look forward to serving you!

Meet our team

We believe the most important thing about life is how we move through it. Guided by the 3-A’s, we believe physical therapy should be Accessible to all who need it, provided in a positive Atmosphere, and rooted in proven Ability.

We don’t just focus on the how or what of an experience, but also the why. As the largest employee-owned outpatient physical therapy team in the nation, we provide the level of individualized and specialized care we would want ourselves.

Contact us

1716 W. Hammer Lane

Stockton, CA 95209

phone: (209) 473-2383

fax: (209) 473-1350

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Hours

Mon – Fri: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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Chip Hanker

Clinic Director - PT, MPT, OCS

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Chip Hanker

Clinic Director - PT, MPT, OCS

Chip Hanker is the Director of both Stockton clinics of Movement for Life Physical Therapy. Prior to moving to the Stockton clinics, Chip opened and successfully ran the office in Lodi for 7 ½ years. As a former high school swimmer and water polo player and college All-American swimmer, Chip uses his athletic background along with manual therapy techniques to design individualized rehabilitation programs for a wide variety of patients with varying levels of functional abilities.

Chip and his wife Kim are busy in their personal lives raising their 3 children Lindsey, Chase and Ryan. In his free time, Chip enjoys running, water and snow skiing, spending time with his family and friends (preferably in Lake Tahoe!), volunteering in his children’s sports activities and working on his 80+ year old house.

Education
Chapman University, Orange, CA
Master of Physical Therapy, August 2002

University of California, Davis
Bachelor of Science in Physical Education

Sofia Rabaey

PT, DPT

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Sofia Rabaey

PT, DPT

Sofia was raised on a small farm in Southwestern Minnesota, spending her childhood chasing cats, cattle, and pigs amid the corn and bean fields. She attended the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota to obtain a degree in Exercise Science, and remained at the school to pursue her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Following graduation, Sofia accepted a job at Movement for Life in the beautiful (and far from the farm) state of California. Sofia enjoys traveling, hiking, running, playing piano, reading, and quality time with friends and family. She is excited to trade in her tractors for fractures!

Education

University of Mary, Bismarck, North Dakota

Doctor of Physical Therapy, April 2021

 

University of Mary, Bismarck, North Dakota

Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science, April 2018

Minor: Catholic Studies

Melissa Sennewald

PT, DPT

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Melissa Sennewald

PT, DPT

Melissa was born and raised in San Jose, CA where she grew up dancing since the age of four, training in styles such as tap, jazz, and ballet. She then went on to attend California State University, Long Beach, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. Upon graduating, she taught dance at her home studio in San Jose where she founded their competition program, performed in a professional contemporary company, and prepared for graduate school. In 2021, Melissa earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of the Pacific. In her free time, Melissa enjoys going wakeboarding, spending time with family, and continuing to be involved in the dance community.

 

Education

University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA

Doctor of Physical Therapy, September 2021

 

California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

Bachelor of Arts, May 2014

Emily Watts

PT, DPT

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Emily Watts

PT, DPT

Thuy Mai

PTA

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Thuy Mai

PTA

Thuy was raised in the central valley of California and currently resides in Stockton, CA. In 2016, at California State University Stanislaus, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise physiology. She then attended Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts in San Mateo, where she received her Physical Therapist Assistant degree. She has interests in cardiovascular rehabilitation and orthopedics with plans of obtaining a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialty. Outside of her professional role, she enjoys spending her spare time traveling and exploring with her family, especially at Disneyland.

Education
Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts, San Mateo, California
Associate of Science, Physical Therapist Assistant, November 2018

California State University Stanislaus, Turlock, California
Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology, May 2016

Brian Tyler

PTA

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Brian Tyler

PTA

Brian Studied to be a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) at Sacramento City College graduating with Honors and his Associate of Science Degree in Spring of 2007.  He worked for 3 years at a Skilled Nursing and Rehab facility prior to shifting his focus to Outpatient at Central Valley Physical Therapy where he has been working since.

He is always looking to learn new techniques and ways to advance his skills as a PT Assisant.  As such he regularly takes continuing education classes beyond what is required for license renewal and has also become certified in Fascial Movement Taping.

He also has a desire to pass on what he has learned from experience in the field of Physical Therapy and from the classes he has taken resulting in him becoming a Credentialed Clinical Instructor.  Thus as a Credentialed Clinical Instructor he has since been taking on PT Assistant Students during their clinical rotations while in PT Assistant Programs.

When not at work he enjoys volunteering in the nursery/toddler room and attending church service at the church he is part of; Grace Community Church.  He also likes to spend time with family, cook/bake, watch various shows and movies, periodically go on walks, among other interests.

Education
Sacramento City College, Sacramento, CA
Associate of Science Degree (Physical Therapist Assistant) 2005-2007

San Joaquin Delta Junior College, Stockton, CA
Pre-Requisite Course for the PT Assistant Program 2002–2005

Keith Ziemann

PTA

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Keith Ziemann

PTA

Keith was born in Lodi, CA and continues to be a long time resident in the Lodi and Stockton area. He studied to be a Physical Therapy Assistant at Sacramento City College. Keith enjoys being part of the team in the Stockton Clinic and enjoys the daily interaction with his patients. He takes great pride in working with patients to help them back to their previous activity level.

Keith is married and has one son. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his son and his friends, golfing and hiking in the Yosemite area. Working in his garden is also a rewarding hobby for Keith.

Education
San Joaquin Delta Junior College, Stockton, CA
1985 Associate of Arts Degree (Business Administration)

Sacramento City College, Sacramento, CA 1990
Associate of Science Degree (Physical Therapy Assistant)

Robin Woodall

Front Office Manager

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Robin Woodall

Front Office Manager

Robin Woodall is the Front Office Manager, working for Movement for Life Physical Therapy for over 5 years. She enjoys the customer service aspect of her position, bringing a kind and caring approach. In her spare time Robin enjoys quilting, sewing, and especially spending time with her husband of 26 years, two children and granddaughter.

Marianella Delsied

PT Aide & Office Assistant

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Marianella Delsied

PT Aide & Office Assistant

Marianella was raised in Tracy, CA. She lives in Stockton, CA and is raising three beautiful boys. She enjoys working in the medical field and helping patients. It brings her great joy to know she was part of a patients recovery process. She also enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends.

Laura Reyes

Office Assistant

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Laura Reyes

Office Assistant

Laura was born and raised in Stockton, CA. She is the mother of a beautiful little girl and enjoys reading, binge watching tv shows, and spending time with her family and friends. New to the medical field, she enjoys interacting with patients and knowing that she was a part of their recovery process.

Lexi Sepulveda

PT, DPT

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Lexi Sepulveda

PT, DPT

Lexi was born and raised in Stockton, CA. Lexi has wanted to be a physical therapist since she tore her ACL while playing soccer in high school. She received her Kinesiology degree from Cal Poly SLO and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Her clinical rotations took her from California to Louisiana and Florida. Lexi loves working with all demographics, but has a special interest in working with athletes. She is a Functional Range Conditioning mobility specialist and has taken a Pelvic Floor Level 1 course. Lexi’s next educational goals are to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and an Orthopedic Physical Therapy Specialist. Outside of her professional role, Lexi loves to travel, hike, go to the beach, and spend time with family and friends.

 

Education

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, San Marcos, California
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, December 2019


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California
Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology-Exercise Science June 2016
Minor: Biological Sciences

Jasmine Currimao

PT, DPT

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Jasmine Currimao

PT, DPT

Jasmine was raised in Lathrop, CA where she was first introduced to the field of physical therapy after tearing her ACL while playing basketball in high school. Jasmine went on to complete her undergraduate coursework at UCLA, earning a Bachelor of Science in Physiological Sciences. She then graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2021. During her clinical experiences, she found a special interest in treating orthopedics and the geriatric population. Jasmine is committed to furthering her education and developing skills to better help her patients. Outside of her professional role, Jasmine enjoys running, hiking, basketball (go Lakers!), and spending time with friends and family.

Education

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, Austin, Texas
Doctor of Physical Therapy, August 2021


University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Bachelor of Science, Physiological Sciences, June 2015

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