Potrero Physical Therapy Staff

Nicole Reiss

PT, DPT, COMT

Nicole

Nicole is Potrero Physical Therapy's clinic manager and full time physical therapist. Originally from Canada, Nicole received a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from McMaster University and her doctorate of physical therapy from Gannon University. She has continued her education in a variety of physical therapy topics, including a two year COMT certification, the annual UCSF Sports Medicine conference, the Maitland-Australian Approach, and TMD. Nicole treats acute and chronic conditions, both surgical and nonsurgical, using exercise and manual techniques such as cupping, IASTM, and taping. She has a passion for squats and lunges. Nicole enjoys skiing, snowboarding, cycling, diving and, if the pond’s frozen, hockey.

Education:
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Gannon University
 
Honors Bachelor of Kinesiology
Minor Health Studies
McMaster University

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Melika Kasner

PT, DPT

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Melika received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from UC San Francisco/ San Francisco State University. She is a San Francisco native and enjoys working in a diverse outpatient setting where she can interact with a variety of patients from different backgrounds. Melika believes in maintaining open communication with her patients and promotes a team environment to help patients achieve their specific goals. In her free time, Melika enjoys taiko drumming, dancing, and teaching indoor cycling classes. Melika is fluent in Spanish.

Education:
Doctorate of Physical Therapy
University of California San Francisco / San Francisco State University
 
Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science and Spanish
Willamette University

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Celina Wildemann

PT, DPT

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Celina grew up in Rhode Island and graduated from Villanova University as a Biology major. She played sports growing up and her interest in Physical Therapy was sparked when her older sister experienced several sports injuries. She attended physical therapy school at Campbell University in North Carolina and moved to California upon graduation in 2016. She has worked in outpatient orthopedics for her entire career and her approach includes a variety of manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercise prescription, functional mobility, and strength training. She loves to work with patients of every age and background and her main goal is to help her patients return to the activities that make them happy! Celina’s interests and activities include hiking, backpacking/camping, playing soccer and volleyball, paddle boarding, exploring and traveling with her husband, and hanging out with her cat Bently.

Education:
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Campbell University
 
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Villanova University

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Kendall Roberts

PT, DPT

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Kendall grew up in Connecticut and received both her undergraduate and graduate degree from Northeastern University in Boston. Born and raised in New England, Kendall has always dreamed of living on the West Coast and decided to make the move to San Francisco after finishing her schooling in 2021. Kendall was initially drawn to physical therapy by her deep interest in the human body and her love of leading a healthy and active lifestyle. She has experience in both outpatient and acute care settings and enjoys sharing her passion for movement with her patients as she guides them on their recovery journey. Kendall likes to spend her free time outside skiing, surfing, hiking, or running, and is excited to spend time exploring the Bay Area.

Education:
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Northeastern University
 
Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences
Minor in Psychology
Northeastern University

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Lance Harriman

MSPT

Lance

Lance is the clinic's owner and has worked in the physical therapy field since 1996. He is an active diver and snowboarder, as well as an expert surfer having surfed Mavericks consistently since 1995. Lance has extensive experience in outpatient orthopedics, including a special emphasis on knee and shoulder injuries. With his surfing background and orthopedic physical therapy experience, Lance has become the go to person for surfing related injuries. He occasionally helps out as a member of the onsite healthcare team at ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) events in California. He is also involved with Operation Rainbow, a nonprofit organization dedicated to performing free orthopedic surgery for indigent children and young adults in developing countries worldwide. Lance has gone on multiple medical missions to countries in Central and South America. He also leads the aquatic therapy program offered by the clinic.

Education:
Masters of Science in Physical Therapy
University of California San Francisco/San Francisco State University

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