Special areas of interest:
Neck, back, shoulder, ankle, foot, hip, knees, elbows, wrist, neurological, strokes, brain injuries, pediatrics, myofascial release, balance
Linda Muhlenkamp PT, MPT, CIMT (Certified Integrated Manual Therapist) grew up in Ohio and attended Ohio Northern University where she graduated with a bachelor of science degree in biology. At Ohio Northern, she was a four sport collegiate athlete competing in volleyball, basketball, softball, and tennis. She then attended Northwestern University in Chicago where she earned a master’s degree in physical therapy. After graduation, she moved to Florida to enjoy some warm weather and sunshine while working for a rehabilitation hospital. In this setting, Linda got a lot of experience working with neurological patients especially strokes and traumatic brain injuries.
A few years later Linda wanted to explore the country so decided to work as a travelling physical therapist and got to experience many different places and work settings including acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient private practices, acute rehabilitation, home health, and pediatrics – school and clinic based.
When she was ready to settle down, she chose Lodi, California and worked for Lodi Memorial Hospital for several years. She had many roles in that organization including lead outpatient therapist and rehabilitation supervisor. Also during that time, she worked toward getting a certification in manual therapy which is her passion. She completed that certification (Certified Integrated Manual Therapist) in 2018.
She enjoys treating a wide variety of patients including spine and all extremity joints, neurological diagnoses especially stroke, athletes, pediatrics and all age groups. She makes it a point to get to know what her patient’s thoughts and needs are when designing a treatment plan. Her goal is to find and correct the specific dysfunctions that are causing the problem and to empower the patient to maintain improved function and decreased pain.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, doing anything outdoors – camping, hiking, backpacking, bicycling, tennis, yoga, photography – and learning new things.
- Location: Ashland