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, DPT, CSCS
Candice received her bachelor of science in exercise physiology with a minor in nutrition and food sciences from California State University, Chico. She received her doctorate in physical therapy from Western University of Health Sciences. Candice is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She is a member of orthopaedic section of the APTA. Her professional interests are youth and adult sports injuries, balance rehabilitation, core stabilization programs and post- surgical rehabilitation. Candice personal interests include playing soccer, working out and snowboarding.
Amy Sanderl, DPT
Samuel Rabizadeh, DPT
Cheryl Batres, PT
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 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.