At PPPT, our staff is committed to providing exceptional physical therapy care to the South Bay. From initial evaluation to discharge, our team will work to make your entire experience a success. We will work together to reduce pain, improve mobility and return you to a pain free, healthy, active lifestyle. At PPPT, pain is no longer an option. We look forward to working with you and can't wait to get started.
Performance Plus Physical Therapy is committed to providing high quality outpatient physical therapy services in beautiful state-of-the-art facilities.
As a healthcare leader we partner with groups and events within the communities we serve. Our focus on our physical therapists continuing education is unmatched and guarantees our physical therapists understand and put into practice cutting-edge treatments and rehabilitation techniques available for all types of injuries and conditions.
The Performance Plus Story
Growing up in the rural Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts, Todd spent many hours and days in either of his mom's two private practice physical therapy clinics. Whether home sick from school or no babysitter available, Todd often roamed the clinic following his mother, talking with patients and playing with gym equipment. In high school and college, Todd continued to work as a physical therapy aide in the very clinics he grew up in. It was no surprise Todd chose to follow in his mother's footsteps and become a physical therapist himself. After graduation from college in 2005 and with the dream of one day opening a clinic for himself, Todd moved from the cold mountains of Western Massachusetts to the warm sunny beaches of San Diego and has worked for several different companies over his time on the west coast. Throughout this time, with time restraints and productivity requirements, Todd struggled to be able to provide the quality of care he knew his patients deserved. Todd felt patients were more than just a number and that in order to provide the time, empathy, passion and high-quality treatment they deserved starting his own private practice was the only option. In 2017, Performance Plus Physical Therapy was born!
Meet Our Team
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 12 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 exposure, Jennifer has gained experience working with orthopedic, neurological, pelvic floor, and pediatric patients. She developed further neurological therapy skills while completing a two-month internship in Italy and has completed various manual therapy courses focusing on the spine. She has further expanded her knowledge by becoming certified in instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation and believes manual therapy is extremely important in achieving proper rehabilitation goals. When she’s not at her dream career, Jennifer enjoys the outdoors and traveling whenever possible.
Dr. Jacqueline Dagostino, PT, DPT
Dr. Dagostino joined PPPT in December 2018. Jacquie grew up in Bend Oregon, where her love of competing in snowboarding sparked her interest in physical therapy. She received her Bachelor of Science in General Sciences from the University of Oregon in 2012. Jacquie’s passion for physical therapy grew as she worked as a Physical Therapy Aide in her home town after graduation, before moving to Los Angeles to attend graduate school. During her clinical internships, Jacquie spent time in acute care, outpatient, orthopedic, sports, and workers compensation settings. She moved to San Diego in the summer of 2018 for her final clinical internship. Jacquie graduated with honors and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from West Coast University in August 2018. In her free time, you can catch her hiking, camping, snowboarding, in a Pilates class, or at the beach.
Vivian Chairez - Patient Care Coordinator/Office Manager.
Vivian was born in San Diego and raised in Chula Vista and has worked in several medical offices over her career. She has found great pleasure in helping patients and assuring their experiences are always positive. She utilizes her organizational skills to ensure smooth operations in a busy work environment. As the Office Manager, she will help to get you oriented, answer any financial questions, assist you with understanding your insurance benefits and help you make those necessary appointments. She will be there to answer your questions and help resolve any concerns. It is important to her that each and every one of you enjoys the same feeling of ease and confidence at Performance Plus Physical Therapy.
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!