Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS
Beth is a licensed physical therapist specializing in orthopedic and aquatic therapy. As the owner of North County Water & Sports Therapy Center it is her goal to provide quality one on one care to a variety of patients.
Since graduating from the University of Connecticut in 1991 Beth has belonged to the American Physical Therapy Association and has achieved Certification and re-certification as a clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy, by demonstrating specialized knowledge and advanced clinical proficiency in respect to orthopedic diagnoses. In January 2006, Beth graduated from Boston University with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.
As a Certified STOTT Pilates™ instructor, Beth incorporates the use of Pilates basic principles and equipment into patient exercise programs to enhance their core stability and postural awareness. This method has been extremely successful in transitioning patients to a higher level of function and activity.
Beth is an Aquatic Therapy Rehabilitation Institute Certified therapist. In 2010, Beth was honored with Aquatic Therapy Rehabilitation Institute's Tsunami Spirit award for her contribution to aquatic therapy education. In 2012 she was named Aquatic Therapy Professional of the year. In 2015 the Aquatic Section of the APTA presented Beth with the Judy Cirullo Ward in recognition of her promotion of aquatic therapy. Additional aquatic therapy certifications include, Master Instructor for the Burdenko Method and Trainer for AquaStretch™ a new myofascial release technique performed in the water.
Beth not only provides continuing education for health care professionals she provides the learning module/ instruction on aquatic therapy to the University of St. Augustine San Diego Campus DPT program. Previously Beth was an adjunct faculty member at San Diego Mesa College PTA program, teaching Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Introduction to Pathology courses.
Hiking and adventure travel keeps Beth busy when she is not at work.
Ryann (Cramer) Cacciotti, DPT, MTC, CSCS
Ryann has had a long involvement with physical therapy, from her first exposure as a patient in her youth while a dancer and volleyball player. She has worked continually in the field since 1998, when she began work as a physical therapy aide while still an undergraduate. After receiving her Bachelor's degree from CSU San Marcos, she decided to pursue a career in physical therapy and earned a degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Cerritos College in 2005. She followed that in 2009 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, where she was awarded the Outstanding Physical Therapy Student and Excellence in Manual Therapy awards for her graduating class. In 2010, Ryann received her Manual Therapy Certification (MTC) from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.
Ryann has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 2004 and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) since 2005. In 2011, she joined the faculty at University of St. Augustine, teaching courses in anatomy and manual therapy. Ryann spends her "free" time volunteering with local charities as a committee member/team captain for American Cancer Society's Relay for Life and a regular participant in the San Diego Triathlon Challenge for the Challenged Athletes Foundation. She is an avid runner and hiker and enjoys almost anything having to do with food. She doesn't eat to live, she lives to eat!
Leslie Monagle, DPT
Leslie graduated with honors from San Diego State University in 2004 with her Bachelor's degree in Kinesiotherapy. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from San Diego State University in 2015, with special recognition for academic excellence. She was lead author in research focusing on risk factors for injury in high school cross country runners, which she presented at the annual national convention, Combined Sections Meeting, in 2016.
Leslie strives to provide individualized treatments that are supported by current evidence to help improve her patients' overall function and quality of life. She enjoys working with people of all ages to help them meet their personal goals, ranging from returning to daily activities to returning to sport.
Outside of the clinic, Leslie enjoys hiking, camping, swimming, and other outdoor activities in beautiful San Diego.
Ryan Monagle, PT, DPT, OCS
Ryan is a licensed physical therapist specializing in orthopedic out-patient therapy. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from A.T. Stills University in Arizona, as well as earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and Biology from Linfield College in Oregon.
He obtained his ABPTS certification as a clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy in 2013. Ryan has a decade of clinical experience in treating orthopedic physical therapy care, sub-acute to chronic neurological-based rehabilitation, and research in simultaneous somatosensory stimulation and robotic assisted training in patients with chronic stroke. Ryan has also been an occasional guest lecturer for the San Diego State University Doctor of Physical Therapy program; speaking on topics ranging from current ACL rehab as well as sports hernia protocols.
In his spare time, Ryan enjoys playing and basketball, reading comic books, skiing, volleyball, kayaking, hiking and travel. He also loves spending time with his wife, Leslie, who is also a licensed physical therapist.
Naureen Imam, PT, DPT, MBS, CAFS
Naureen is a licensed physical therapist with a special interest in neurologic physical therapy, especially in serving patients with movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease. She is a certified Parkinson's Wellness Recovery (PWR!) and LSVT BIG therapist and enjoys challenging &mdash and being inspired &mdash by her patients in Rock Steady Boxing classes. Naureen loves researching new approaches and applying cutting-edge techniques to build personalized plans for each individual. Her ultimate goal is empowering her patients with the skills they need to overcome any obstacle.
Naureen earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, her Master of Biomedical Sciences from Rutgers University, and her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Spanish from Emory University. She is passionate about the physical therapy profession and educating the community on the role of physical therapy. She currently serves as adjunct faculty at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, where she is eager to help students succeed and continue to advance the profession.
Ranya Halabo, PT, DPT
Hi! My name is Ranya Halabo and I am very excited to join the team here at NCWSTC! I was born and raised here in America's finest city and received my Bachelors in Kinesiology from San Diego State University. After volunteering at the hospital and various physical therapy clinics, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in PT. I received my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2021. During my clinical rotations, I developed an interest in orthopedic and vestibular rehabilitation. I later received a Comprehensive Vestibular Rehabilitation certification to improve my knowledge and treatment methods, particularly in patients with BPPV (Vertigo).
In my free time, I serve as a youth group leader and Catechist at my parish. I love being with the youth and inspiring them to go out, attain their dreams and be the best versions of themselves they can be. I also love going out to eat with friends, spending time with family, being in the sun, and having a good laugh
Laura Steindorf, PT, DPT, CAFS
Laura is a licensed physical therapist with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine, San Marcos, where she graduated with honors. Laura was raised in Eugene, Oregon where she developed a love for hiking, biking, and the outdoors. She moved to California to find some sunshine and to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Laura fell in love with physical therapy while playing collegiate rugby and working as an Athletic Trainer at UCLA. Her experiences ignited a passion for helping others to reduce pain with movement. Laura has a special interest in working with patient populations in athletics, women's health, and neurological rehabilitation. Laura strives to personalize every research-based treatment to meet the needs of the individual and provide the tools for patients to succeed outside of physical therapy.
Jan Ballard, PTA
Jan is a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant who graduated from San Diego Mesa College in 1998. Over the last several years she has worked with a variety of patients with various musculoskeletal, neurological and medical problems. Jan has several years of experience in aquatic therapy and is a certified clinical instructor for the Burdenko method. Jan's dedication and experience shows through at our clinic by teaming with the primary therapist providing individual patient focused care.
When she is not working Jan enjoys kayaking and spending time with her grandchildren.
Della Schweitzer, PTA
Della is a dedicated, hands-on clinician with more than 20 years' experience in outpatient orthopedics. She's passionate about helping her patients regain function and improve their quality of life. She also enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience to help patients prevent future injuries and stay healthy and independent. She has obtained her certification as an ergonomic specialist and conducts workshops, training, and individual workplace assessments. As a Certified Clinical Instructor, Della enjoys mentoring students following in her footsteps into a rewarding career in physical therapy. Della is a San Diego native. She enjoys traveling with her family, snorkeling, whale watching, and hiking with her dog Bailey.
Adrianne Sotelo, Office Manager
Adrianne joined North County Water and Sports Therapy Center in December of 2019 as our front office assistant, coming from a small agricultural town and marrying her high school sweetheart. After going to college at the University of La Verne and then to Mt. San Antonio College she returned to her hometown to start a family. During that time her mother-in-law was diagnosed with cancer and during her appointments Adrianne recalls meeting many great professionals who helped the family through the end stages of her life. This was the life event that lead Adrianne to the medical field. She completed her Cal/ Regional Medical Assistant program and work for almost three years with Imperial Valley Family Care Medical Group. She currently lives in Ramona, CA with her husband, son, and father-in-law and loves to spend quality time with them. She continues to study and learn where she is currently enrolled in the Grand Canyon University's online degree program. Her goal is to achieve a BS in Health Science in Professional Development and Advanced Patient Care.
Kyla Whippo, Front office
Kyla recently moved to San Diego to pursue a degree in nursing after three years in Hawaii, working at the Emergency Room and starting a coffee business. In her free time, she enjoys roller-skating, lifting, and long walks on the beach. She fatefully found NCWSTC in an ad and she hasn't looked back since!