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Our Team - Merced

Dr. Chris Dahlhoff, PT, DPT, owner (Doctorate in Physical Therapy)

Dr. Chris began college as a business major, but when he sprained his ankle playing competititve baseball, it was physical therapy that helped him recover and return to playing. Intrigued by the knowledge and effectiveness of the therapist he worked with, Chris changed his major and embarked on a career dedicated to helping others achieve their health and performance goals. 

Chris’ college baseball career, years of field experience, and continuing dedication to understanding the complexities of training for peak performance, mean that he understands the needs of athletes and work-day warriors alike and is equipped to help them play at their highest level.  He is passionate about helping others achieve their goals.

Giving back to the community as a way to say thanks.  Chris has had the pleasure of volunteering as the therapist/trainer for Stone Ridge Christian High School Athletic programs since the school opened in 2003. (check out their new-contruction progress  - stoneridgechristian.com )  He also provides community education/training for McSwain soccer coaches, as well as local industry trainings. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association. 

Lisa S. Clinton, MSPT (Masters of Science in Physical Therapy)

Lisa Clinton has a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Simmons College in Boston and has more than 28 years of experience as a licensed therapist. She joined the Yosemite Physical Therapy team 14 years ago and has a rich background of continuing education in multiple areas including identification and treatment of upper extremity repetitive strain injuries, rehabilitation of knee and shoulder injuries, taping techniques (kinesio and McConnell), myofascial release, gait and foot assessment, pediatric rehabilitation, and balance and vestibular disorders.  Lisa is a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist and is a consultant to local government offices, manufacturing and industry, working closely with both employee and employer to create optimal ergonomic environments.  She also provides on-site educational classes on injury prevention related to cumulative trauma.

The fusion of her experience and education has helped her to see the patient as a whole and address layers of problems that may lead to injury. Her goal is to help patients achieve their highest level of function.

When Lisa is not treating patients, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters, especially at the beach and Disneyland.  She loves to cheer her girls on at their sporting and school events.

She has been actively involved at Yosemite Church for the past 21 years.

Nicole Delworth, MPT (Masters of Physical Therapy)

Nicole Delworth received her Bachelor of Science in Health Science and her Masters of Physical Therapy, both from California State University, Northridge.  

Nicole has over 21 years of experience in various physical therapy settings including outpatient orthopedic, subacute and transitional care facilities.  She joined Yosemite Physical Therapy 12 years ago as the director of our Atwater office.  She spent 5 years developing the programs in that office before moving to our Merced office.  Her clinical skill set is enhanced by her experience as a competitive swimmer and gymnast.  She enjoys staying fit and is a big fan of her two volleyball-playing daughters. 

Dr. Ryan Martinez, DPT (Doctorate in Physical Therapy)

Dr. Martinez received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Fresno State University. 

Erica Pendleton, CMT, PTA (Certified Massage Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant)

Erica began her career in the health field in 2001 when she completed the curriculum at Quality Massage School in Fresno.   It was through her hands on experience with patients as a Certified Massage Therapist that she was inspired to further her education, choosing the field physical therapy.  Erica attended both Merced Junior College and Sacramento City College, where she completed the course of study to become a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant in 2011. 

 Her passion for helping others stemmed from a profound relationship with her grandparents, witnessing first hand the decline of their health.   She longed to help them and others, thus, catapulting her career in the medical field.

When she isn’t working Erica enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  She is known to take spontaneous trips to the beach, the mountains, or to San Francisco for a Giants baseball game.

Chris Marvulli, PTA (Physical Therapist Licensed Assistant)

Christopher "Marv" Marvulli received his Bachelors of Science degree from UC Merced in 2013, and an associates degree in Applied Science from the Institute of Technology in 2020 before becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant.  He worked in the home health setting before joining Yosemite Physical Therapy (and was a former patient).  Marv's hobbies include fitness, the outdoors, learning new languages and acquiring new skills. 

Jesus Vega, CMT (Certified Massage Therapist)


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