Sallie Rediske, MPT
...is a 1998 graduate of the Master of Physical Therapy program
at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She has extensive
experience in a wide range of outpatient orthopedic problems and
specializes in the treatment of pelvic health concerns, including
chronic pelvic pain, urinary and bowel issues, pregnancy, post-
hysterectomy and post-abdominal surgery management.
Sallie is an active member of the Americal Physical Therapy
Association (APTA), Section on Women's Health of the APTA,
Orthopedic Section of the APTA, National Vulvodynia Association,
Endometriosis Association, International Pelvic Pain Society, International Association for the Study of Pain, and
the Alaska Chapter of the APTA.
Sallie sees her primary role as a health educator who integrates
information regarding the muscular, skeletal and nervous systems
for her clients. Sallie developed Homer Physical Therapy to
empower patients with knowledge to manage their neuromusculoskeletal
conditions for an improved quality of life long after discharge from
physical therapy. She works to integrate manual therapy techniques
with functional applications of movement re-education to maximize
the learning experience while in treatment.
Sallie loves being with her family, cross-country skiing, and boating on beautiful Kachemak Bay.
...graduated from the Healing Arts Center of Massage Therapy
in 2008. She is trained in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, and other healing
modalities. While in school she learned and practiced QiGong and Tai Chi as a
Beth graduated with a BA of Arts from Bowling Green
State University in Ohio.
Her sense of adventure and curious
nature; her interest in new experiences and yearning to interact with different
cultures called her on a four year journey throughout the US and Mexico. Beth
supported her journey by working in various fields such as children's programs,
community mental health systems and plant nurseries ever endeavoring to
Beth's intuitive and nurturing
spirit is a symbol of her belief that we are all deserving of the power of
touch. She looks forward to continuing her education in bodywork - opening
herself up to new methods that will benefit her clients.
touch is her passion, Beth also enjoys gardening, quiet Alaskan winters and long
walks on the beach with her dogs.
... certified in 1997
with AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) as a Group Fitness
Instructor and has instructed various fitness classes in Homer since that
time. Her teaching background also includes specialized certifications
in Kickboxing, Mat Science/Pilates and training in weight training and
Franís teaching style is that of a true educator.
She designs her classes to help clients increase mind-body awareness with
detail to injury prevention. In 2003, she advanced her training and
became certified as an AFAA Personal Trainer Fitness Counselor. With an
emphasis on public health, Fran integrates information from the exercise
sciences with fundamental theories of learning and basic counseling skills
to help clients practice and develop healthy living habits.
raised in southern California, Fran moved to Homer after she married and
enjoys raising her four children here. Aside from her class instruction she
like to keep active through participation in various athletic events offered
throughout the community.
Fran believes there is a perfect balance of all
aspects of life. To be open, accepting and respectful to each part is what
she strives to accomplish as a mother, wife and teacher. She feels
education is a lifetime endeavor and she is currently pursuing a degree in
psychology as well as additional training certifications through the American
College of Sports Medicine.
Darcy M Souza, PT
.... was born in Iowa and raised in Wisconson as an easy-going midwesterner!
She graduated with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Old Dominion
University in Norfolk, Virgina, in 1992. She has been living and working in
Tuscon, Arizona, since 1994. Darcy primarily worked in Tuscon's Level One
Trauma Center doing Acute Care, however, also has experience in Long-Term
Acute Care, Home Health, In-patient Rehabilibation and Skilled Nursing
Facilities. Alaska has long been on her "bucket list" to see and experience
and she says she's very excited to be here! We are happy to have her at
Homer Physical Therapy and look forward to showing her our beautiful State.
...is practically a lifetime resident of Homer
and the vicinity. She grew up on a homestead outside of Homer
and spent her early years running heavy equipment at her
familyís gravel pit. She later spent years working in various
capacities in WI, CO and here in Homer. Deena holds a UAA
Certificate in Criminal Justice and has 13 years experience in
that field. She is also a Certified Municipal Clerk and worked
as a Deputy Municipal Clerk for 4 years. In between, she
practiced a number of other occupations that included
veterinarian assistant, college registration clerk and general
manager of a large multi-service lodge.
Deena has been praised for her professionalism, organization skills and
communication skills. Deena brings compassion and a joy of
working with people. She holds in high regard her belief that
every being has the right to be treated with dignity.
Deena brings to Homer Physical Therapy a varied set of skills, a wide
knowledge base and a great deal of finesse. She knows just about
everything there is to know about Homer and about practically
everything else, as well. She is our go-to person at Homer
Physical Therapy. We are very pleased to have her as our office
Deena is glad to help you with any billing and insurance issues or
questions that pertain to your treatment at Homer Physical
Therapy. Please feel free to give her a call today.
Vassilisa Reutov, Administrative Assistant
....joins HPT working in the office assisting with records
keeping. Her experience in a variety of jobs from construction work
to filling up gas helped her gain experience and put a penny in her
pocket however, they were not her chosen career.
In August of 2011, Vassilisa moved from Canada to Alaska, married and
now lives with her husband in Homer. After getting settled, she is happy
to join the HPT team and states this is possibly a life-long career. She enjoyed volunteering for several non-profit sponsors including the
Terry Fox Run (3 years), the Brick-by-Brick Foundation (2 years), and
the Vow of Silence. Vassilisa is a social person who enjoys being out
of the house and communicating with others. Experiencing new adventures
gives her a thrill, such as new foods, new styles and/or even being the
first one to jump off a cliff into unsure waters. She loves winter for
snowboarding. In the summer time, she loves to visit the beach. Vassilisa
says that helping others makes her life more meaningful.
You will see her at the reception desk occasionally. She welcomes your