The building and its’ furnishings, and all the equipment within are important parts of a physical therapy practice.  It all goes nowhere however without the right people.  Each member of our professional staff possesses a deep interest in the science of physical therapy and the art of clinical problem solving.  Most have earned advanced certification in their areas of interest and all are pursuing ongoing improvement.  We encourage collaboration with challenging cases, and provide a weekly study group for ongoing learning. 

Todd%20bust.jpgTodd Soares PT, OCS, cert. MDT, CCTT

Todd graduated from the Physical Therapy program at Cal State University Fresno in 1979, and has resided in Santa Rosa since 1981.  He has been interested in the workings of the nervous system and pain management since early in his career.  Todd founded North Santa Rosa physical Therapy in 1987 with the goal of providing a methodical and one-on-one approach to orthopedic and neurologic problems.  An additional goal has been ongoing professional development.  Todd has earned certification from the McKenzie Institute for the evaluation and treatment of spinal pain (cert. MDT), as well as board certification from the American Academy of Orofacial Pain (CCTT).  Most recently, Todd became a board certified orthopedic specialist (OCS). 

Todd feels very blessed to be living in the beautiful environment of Sonoma County with its’ ample outdoor life.  He enjoys cycling as a sport, a fitness activity, and as a practical method of commuting year-round.  Additional free time interests include running, hiking, backpacking, and reading on a wide variety of subjects. 


Marianne%20Bust.JPGMarianne Potts MPT, cert. MDT

Marianne earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of California, Davis in 1999 and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Masters in Physical Therapy from Cal State University Fresno in 2007. Marianne's love of exercise, anatomy, and biomechanics coupled with her desire to help others achieve their personal health and fitness goals led her to this profession.  She is a Sebastopol native and is happy to be living in the beautiful Sonoma County where she can give back to the community she loves so much.  Marianne earned her "cert. MDT" from the McKenzie Institute for Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy in 2011 and completed the APTA Herdman Vestibular Rehabilitation Competency Course offered through Emory University in 2014.  Her special interests include functional exercise training, gait mechanics, sprts rehabilitation, vestibular rehabilitation and balance training.  Marianne is now working toward her Orthopedic Specialty Certification.  In her free time, Marianne enjoys spending time with her family and friends and participating in outdoor activities such as running, hiking and cycling.



Lauren FriedemanLauren Friedeman, PT, DPT

Lauren received her BA in Exercise and Sports Science from University of San Francisco and initially focused on workplace wellness and fitness. She then returned to school at UC San Francisco/San Francisco State University to earn her Doctorate n Physical Therapy (DPT). Lauren’s experience has focused on lower back pain and sacroiliac joint (tailbone) dysfunction. She sees regaining anatomically appropriate movement patterns as essential to recovery from orthopedic injuries and very much enjoys working with this population. A native of Marin, Lauren has settled in Santa Rosa where she enjoys outdoor athletics, martial arts, and the food and culture of Sonoma County.


Lisa BellLisa Bell, PT

Lisa graduated in 1989 with a B.S in physical therapy from Ithaca College in upstate New York. She began her physical therapy career working with stroke and spinal cord injured patients in a long term rehab setting. This experience in neuromuscular training would later influence her work with post surgical and trauma patients at San Francisco General Hospital then as an orthopedic trauma therapist at Aspen Valley Hospital and in recent work in out patient orthopedics. In Aspen, Lisa became intimately familiar with the injured athlete, knee rehabilitation, and ACL surgery (as a therapist and a patient). Lisa is certified Fallproof Instructor with expertise in balance training and has completed the Emory University Vestibular Rehabilitation Competency Course.

Lisa thrives on the science of movement analysis and believes in empowering clients with the knowledge to heal from within and stay healthy. She competes in sprint and long distance racing as a Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe paddler and enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 daughters paddling, skiing, reading and enjoying the beauty of Sonoma County.



Dylans ProfileJeannette Grace MPT, cert. MDT

Jeannette earned her Master’s in Physical Therapy degree from Loma Linda University in 1996, received her Yoga teacher training certificate in 2017, and recently acquired a certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) from the Mckenzie Institute in 2019. Jeannette has actively pursued continued education throughout her life and is especially proud of her MDT certification, a scientifically proven assessment process that identifies the best treatment solution for back, neck, and extremity problems.

Jeannette and her family are Santa Rosa High School graduates with deep Sonoma County roots. Jeannette’s husband is a passionate discus thrower and coach to their children who are competitive discus and shot put throwers. Through his helpful training, Jeannette competed in the Scottish Highland games and nationals every Labor Day weekend for years. Jeannette enjoys outdoor activities, yoga, meditation, cooking, travel, and reading.


Dylans ProfileDylan Bartley MSPT

Dylan graduated with a Master of Science in Physical therapy from the University of California at San Francisco in 2003. He is a holistic therapist, integrating Pilates and Yoga principles into traditional sports rehabilitation programs. Certified in the Mulligan method of Mobilizations with Movement, and skilled in acupressure, myofascial release, and muscle energy techniques, he is a veteran manual therapist with healing hands. He does cycling fit sessions where you can bring in your bike and he will measure your body and your bike and give you suggestions on how to make sure it is fit to accommodate your injury and increase your performance. Dylan is fluent in Spanish and Sign Language. He loves mountain biking, playing soccer, surfing, backpacking, playing the guitar, and gardening.


Nick profileNick Pasadis, PT, DPT

Dr. Nicholas Pasadis, PT, DPT is a Sonoma County native who earned his Bachelor’s degree at Sonoma State University in Biochemistry. Following undergraduate schooling and briefly working as a validation engineer, he re-evaluated his interests and found a passion in physical therapy. In 2020 he graduated with his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from San Diego State University where he developed his skills as a movement-based specialist. Nick takes a proactive approach and helps to relieve pain by combining movement analysis with corrective exercises to address inefficiencies in movement with the goal of returning desired functional and activity levels. Additionally, he believes it is critical to empower the patient by instilling within them the knowledge for self-management of their pain and independence with exercise to stay actively engaged in their healing process.

While in his DPT program he had the privilege to research and gain a better understanding of sports related epidemiology with specific emphasis on young cross country athlete runners. As such, he has a strong interest in sport’s related injuries and the potential intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors that put an individual more at risk for injury. His desire is to work with athletes of all ages around Sonoma County. He enjoys spending time with his wife and kid, running, hiking, reading, gaming and exploring Sonoma County.