Dr. Todd Sparks | PT, DPT, OCS CSCS
Dr. Todd Sparks received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island in 2002, his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from American International College in 2004 and his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Regis University in 2012. He is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (only 3% of Physical Therapists in the country have achieved this specialty), a nationally Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has attained advanced work as an orthopedic manual therapist through the world renowned Ola Grimsby Institute. Todd has been practicing physical therapy in San Diego County for the past 16 years and has helped people of all ages and activity levels decrease pain, improve mobility and return to a pain free, active lifestyle. Todd’s motto is “living in pain is not an option.”
Dr. Jennifer Santamaria | PT, DPT
Dr. Santamaria is a Southern California native who joined PPPT in January 2019. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of California San Diego in 2014 where she discovered her passion for physical therapy. She continued to pursue a rehabilitation career and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2018. Throughout her career, Jennifer has gained experience working with orthopedic, neurological, pelvic floor/women's health, and pediatric patients. She developed further neurological therapy skills while completing a two-month internship in Italy and has completed various manual therapy courses for instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation and spine rehabilitation. As her career progressed, she developed a passion for pelvic health rehabilitation and completed advanced course work to address women's health and pelvic dysfunction. She believes manual therapy in congruence with exercise and neuro education are extremely important in achieving proper rehabilitation goals. Additionally, Jennifer is a fluent Spanish speaker and is able to effectively communicate with those who feel more comfortable completing their rehabilitation in their native tongue. When she’s not at her dream career Jennifer enjoys the outdoors, spending time with her frenchie pup, and traveling whenever possible.
Dr. Jacqueline Dagostino | PT, DPT, Cert. VRS
Dr. Dagostino joined PPPT in December 2018. Jacquie received her Bachelor of Science in General Sciences from the University of Oregon in 2012, and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from West Coast University in 2018. During her clinical internships, Jacquie spent time in acute care, outpatient, orthopedic, sports, and worker’s compensation/occupational health settings. She has a passion for manual therapy and treating vestibular conditions. Jacquie has completed courses on joint mobilization/manipulation for the spine and extremities. As a certified Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist, Jacquie is trained to treat dizziness, imbalance, BPPV, post-concussion syndrome, and other vestibular pathologies. In her free time, you can catch her hiking, camping, snowboarding, in a Pilates class, or at the beach.
Dr. Tiffany Sheffield | PT, DPT, MHA
Dr. Tiffany Sheffield is a native Texan who joined the PPPT team in August 2019. She received her Bachelor of Science from Texas State University in 2013, Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Texas- Arlington in 2015, and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Bellarmine University in 2019. Dr. Sheffield has worked with various conditions including orthopedic injuries, post-surgical treatment, concussions, diabetes, and neurological disorders. Her passion for Physical Therapy originated from her athletic background in volleyball, basketball and track. Her family’s military service also personally inspired her dedication and compassion for treating acute and chronic injuries. She is committed to promoting maximum performance and improvement in quality of life for her patients by delivering excellent patient care!
Dr. Giovanni “Gio” Villanueva | PT, DPT
Dr. Giovanni “Gio” Villanueva is a native San Diegan who spent many vacations traveling to Puerto Rico to visit Family. He received his Bachelor of Science from San Diego State University in 2014, and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2019. During clinical internships, Gio worked in various settings and had the opportunity to work alongside the LA Dodgers staff during the 2019 spring training. He is an empathetic therapist who utilizes manual therapy along with therapeutic exercise to enhance physical function. Gio is a fluent Spanish speaker who enjoys baseball, traveling, hiking and trying new restaurants with friends and family.