Jane Galusha, PT
Graduate of University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 1978
Completed Level III training with the North American Institute of Manual Therapy, 2000
Member of American Physical Therapy Association since 1978
Orthopedic section member
Jane has practiced physical therapy since 1978, the first eight years of her career in southern California, providing rehabilitation for patients with strokes and other neurological disorders. In 1985, Jane and her family relocated to the Seattle area and she began practicing in outpatient orthopedics. Being an empty nester and the weather were compelling reasons to return to southern California in 2009.
While in the Northwest, she attended numerous continuing education courses and completed advanced training in orthopedic manual therapy with a strong emphasis on biomechanics, mobilization/manipulation and the interaction of the extremity with the spine.
Jane's special interest is in musculoskeletal conditions of the spine and extremities, identifying and correcting movement impairment strategies and treating vestibular dysfunction using a comprehensive assessment and exercise-based approach to manage dizziness and balance disorders.
She enjoys becoming a team partner with her patients to determine what is driving their pain/musculoskeletal dysfunction; empowering them to reach their optimal function/goals and be able to self-manage once “graduating” from physical therapy.
Cindi Raissen, CLT, LMT
Cindi is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (Klose and Vodder) and a Certified Massage Therapist. She also has a Surgical Technology Diploma and is a California State Licensed Esthetician.
As a 3B Melanoma Survivor, Cindi suffered through not only cancer, but 5 cellulitis infections due to her Lymphedema. In order to prevent the melanoma from spreading, Cindi had to undergo a lymph node dissection surgery of her left leg/groin area. Though this lymph node dissection surgery saved her life, Cindi was left with a high risk for developing Lymphedema. While on the plane back to South Africa to visit her family, Cindi's leg doubled in size. She then underwent intense decongestive Lymphedema treatment.
Over time Cindi developed a strong passion for the field of Lymphedema. She has learned how to cope and manage her condition while still enjoying a normal healthy life.Cindi believes that she has turned her adversity into her strength to help and educate others on Lymphedema.
"What I do and what I accomplish means nothing unless I touch and motivate others to do better".
Shaunna Smith, CMA
Shaunna came to Weinstein and Associates Physical Therapy in 2010 with a varied background which
has trained her to wear many hats! Her prior background in the banking industry and retail management, followed by her return to school to earn her State Certified Medical Assistant license have all contributed to her success managing the complicated role of Office Manager at our physical therapy clinic.
Shaunna is friendly and compassionate, and she works hard to make sure that our patients receive the proper support for scheduling appointments and insurance verification; she also assists our patients with mobility challenges within the clinic if needed.
Shaunna is a single parent of a lovely teenage daughter, whom she loves to spend her free time with. She also loves to cook and entertain family and friends.