Staff

Terry Gilette

Terry Gillette, PT, DPT

Terry received his Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education from CSUN in 1981, his Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a Certificate in Physical Therapy from CSUN in 1983 and a Master of Arts from CSUN in Exercise Physiology in 1990. Terry received his doctorate in physical therapy from the Evidence in Motion Institute in 2011. Terry received his Board Certification in Orthopedic Therapy in 1998 and his Board Certification in Sports Therapy in 1999. Terry is a member of the Sports, Orthopedic, Geriatric, and Private Practice sections of the APTA. Terry has been in practice at his Woodland Hills location since 1986. Terry has been involved with local youth and high school athletics He has served as the team physical therapist for Chatsworth high school for over 25 years. He presently is a consultant to local high school baseball teams. In addition to clinical care, Terry has been actively involved in youth sports as a coach and safety director.

Candice Weiner

Candice Weiner, DPT, CSCS

Candice acquired her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology with a Minor in Nutrition and Food Sciences from California State University, Chico in 2007. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Western University of Health Sciences in 2010. Candice became an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist in 2017. She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. In 2013, Candice participated in Maccabiah Games in Israel for Team USA as an athletic trainer. Her professional interests include youth and adult sports injuries, vestibular rehabilitation, core stabilization programs, temporomandibular disorders and post-surgical rehabilitation. Candice's personal interests include spending time with her family and dog, playing soccer, working out and snowboarding.

Amy Sanderl

Amy Sanderl, DPT

Amy was born and raised near Seattle, WA, where she was grew up playing many sports. She continued to play soccer throughout college in Oregon and, semi-professionally in Maryland. Amy earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a Sports Medicine focus from Willamette University in Oregon in 2002, where she also played soccer and ran track. She went on to received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Azusa Pacific University in California in 2005. Amy received her board certification as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist in 2015. Her professional focus includes manual therapy, sports rehab and pre/post surgical rehab. Amy's personal interests are spending time with her family and the sports that her kids are involved in.

Sam Rabizadeh

Samuel Rabizadeh, DPT

Samuel received his Bachelor of science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise science from California State University Northridge. He received his Doctorate in Physical therapy from California State University Northridge as well, graduating with high honors for both his degrees and received Summa Cum laude. He was awarded with the Campanella/Dodger Dream Foundation Scholarship for his outstanding performance at school. Samuel is very interested in treating orthopedic injuries, especially those related to the neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, hiking, swimming, and working out.

Cheryl Batres

Cheryl Batres, PT

Cheryl has over 20 years experience as a physical therapist since receiving her Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a Certificate in Physical Therapy from CSUN in 1997. Cheryl was a physical therapist at Olive View -UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar for over 13 years providing outpatient and acute care treatment for a diverse population with various diagnoses including post-op ortho surgeries, neurologic deficits and Rheumatic diseases. In the last 7 years Cheryl, has worked at a clinic focusing on post-surgical rehabilitation and sports injuries. In her spare time, Cheryl enjoys jogging, Yoga, Pilates and most of all spending time with her family, especially her 3 grandchildren.

Kaitlyn Mueller

Kaitlyn Mueller, DPT

Kaitlyn was born and raised in Old Lyme, Connecticut. She grew up playing various sports in high school including soccer, softball and track. Kaitlyn earned a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Health Science and minor in Psychology from Ithaca College, NY in 2016. She continued her education at Ithaca College and earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2018. Her professional focus includes youth and adult sports injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Technique (Graston). During her free time, Kaitlyn enjoys traveling, hiking, working out and an occasional movie. Kaitlyn takes pride in helping people and is happy to have the opportunity to serve the community as a member of the team at Gillette and Associates Physical Therapy.

Susan Asad

Susan Asad, MSc.Ex, MSc.PT

Susan Awdishu Asad, MSc.Ex, MSc.PT was born and raised in Toronto, Canada and moved to Los Angeles in 2017. Susan grew up playing numerous sports but primarily focused on soccer throughout her high school and university years. Exercise and a healthy lifestyle has played a huge role in Susan’s professional development. Playing competitive level soccer from the age of seven led Susan a permanent time slot in physical therapy! There is where she knew she had to pursue the profession of physical therapy.

Susan began her education at the University of Toronto where she completed a Bachelor in Kinesiology with high honors. She then pursed her interests in human kinetics by obtaining a Masters degree in Exercise Science and Physiology. Her research was sponsored by the US military and led to numerous publications on the relationships between high intensity exercise, nutrition, and hormone levels. Susan then went on to earn her degree with high honors as a physical therapist. Susan has been practicing as a Physical Therapist since 2010 specializing in orthopedic injuries in private practice. Since her graduation Susan has continued refining her skills and receiving certifications in manual therapy, functional movement and instrument soft tissue techniques. Through Susan’s experience and advanced training, she has been medical provider during prestigious sporting tournaments such as Women’s FIFA Soccer and Men’s National Field Hockey. She has also served as national examiner for the Physiotherapy Licensing Board.

During her free time, Susan enjoys hiking with her dog Lucky, beach and traveling. Susan is honored and excited to begin her professional development with Gillette and Associates Physical Therapy!

Deborah Leitheiser

Deborah Leitheiser  ATC, PTA

Debbie graduated from California State University, Northridge in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education/Kinesiology with a concentration in Athletic Training. The National Athletic Trainers Association certified her in 1988. She was licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 1991. She specializes in treating patients with orthopedic and athletic injuries. Debbie spends her afternoon at Calabasas High School as the Sports Medicine Instructor and Athletic Trainer for all of the high school’s athletic teams.