About Us/Staff

MISSION STATEMENT

WE TAKE PRIDE IN IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF OUR PATIENT’S LIVES. OUR SERVICE IS DEDICATED TO PROVIDING COMPREHENSIVE PHYSICAL THERAPY CARE AND REHABILITATION. WE GIVE EACH OF OUR PATIENTS PERSONAL ATTENTION AND INDIVIDUAL TIME TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR SPECIAL NEEDS. IT IS IMPORTANT TO US THAT EACH OF OUR PATIENTS IS TREATED IN A FRIENDLY AND CHEERFUL MANNER. OUR ULTIMATE GOAL IS FOR EACH OF OUR PATIENTS TO FEEL THAT THEIR LIVES HAVE GREATLY IMPROVED PHYSICALLY, SOCIALLY, AND EMOTIONALLY BY COMING TO US FOR THEIR PHYSICAL NEEDS.

 

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Owner of Baudendistel Physical Therapy since 1998

Orthopaedic Certified Specialist
Certified Orthopaedic Manual Therapist
Certified Strength Training Specialist

University of California San Francisco, 1982
California State University Sacramento, 1980

Arthur Baudendistel began his career in 1982 in Carmichael at American River Hospital as a new graduate. After 12 months, he moved to a privately owned Physical Therapy practice in Carmichael, where he remained for 15 years. In 1998, Arthur had the opportunity to purchase his own practice, again in Carmichael. All three places of his employment have been virtually located on the same corner, making him a staple of the community! It has been his desire to keep his practice small, professional and personable. Arthur has been able to accomplish this with his very capable and experienced staff. He was able to retain his invaluable office manager, Cindra Voges, from the previous owner; she has now been with the practice since 1976. Baudendistel Physical Therapy will help patients achieve their personal goals, whether it is continuing in their sport, returning to work, or maintaining an independent life style. One on one care will be friendly, yet professional.

Arthur married his wife Rosalyn in 1981; they thoroughly enjoyed raising their four children. It was a very busy household, as they were all athletic and participated in many sports. In his leisure time, Arthur enjoys the great outdoors, often camping, backpacking, cycling and hiking. One of his greatest pleasures is guiding family and friends of all ages to the top of Yosemite’s Half Dome; which he has accomplished 15 times.

Member of the American Physical Therapist Association, APTA
Member of the Christian Physical Therapist International, CPTI
Clinical Care Coordinator for Physical Therapy graduate students
Expert Witness for Physical Therapy litigation cases
Subject Matter Expert for writing State Board test questions
Past Payment Policy Committee member for state of California
Various elected positions of the California’s
Northeast District of the APTA
San Joaquin Section Cross-Country Physical Therapist

 

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California State University, Sacramento class of 2012
BS in Kinesiology–Exercise Science; Cum Laude

Fresno State University class of 2016; DPT, Magna Cum Laude

Born and raised in Folsom, CA, Matthew has always had a strong and loving relationship with his parents, Arthur and Rosalyn, as well as his 3 older siblings.  He knew he wanted to be a physical therapist since the age of 13 when his 7th grade teacher asked each student to share with the class what they wanted to be when they grew up.  “I want to help people by becoming a physical therapist,” he said.  At age 26 that dream was realized after graduating as a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Fresno State University in 2016.

While in PT school, Matthew had 30 total weeks of full-time internship experience in the cities of Sacramento, San Diego, and Fresno.  He spent 21 weeks as a student intern with hands-on experience in outpatient orthopedic settings including Kaiser Permanente and Sharp Rees-Stealy.  He did his last full-time clinical rotation at an inpatient neurological rehab center at a Fresno community hospital for 9 weeks.  As a recent graduate, Matthew is eager to expand upon his current knowledge base through his many clinical experiences, learning from his mentors, and participating in continuing education courses.  Because of his his lifelong participation in, and love of sports, Matthew plans on becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) so that he may be better equipped to work with recovering athletes in the future.

 

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Physical Therapy Assistant
Certified Athletic Trainer

University of Idaho, 1980
Major: Physical Education
Minor: Athletic Training
Ohio University, 1986
Masters in Athletic Training

After graduating from Ohio University in 1986, Lisa moved to Sacramento for a Certified Athletic Training position with Crowl Sports Injury Center. There, she provided outreach athletic training services to area high schools, community colleges and professional sport teams such as the Monarchs, Sacramento Capitols, Sacramento Senators and Justin Professional Rodeo. She also worked with U.S.A. Track and Field for their Olympic Trials, Junior Worlds in Bulgaria and Korea and Pan American Games in Argentina.

Lisa has [twenty years] clinical experience as a Physical Therapy Assistant, primarily in the outpatient orthopedic setting. She had the opportunity to work with outstanding local high school, college and professional athletes. At the same time, she enjoyed working with active adults and seniors who were recovering from injuries and focusing on living life to its fullest. Lisa has worked for Baudendistel Physical Therapy since 2001. There, she has loved working with the people who seek her help to recover from their injuries and surgeries.

Lisa has been married to Owen Letcher for 16 years and have two teenage children. Lisa is very active in her children’s schools, as well as a Girl Scout leader and a Board Member for her kids swim team. Family and work are very important to Lisa and she enjoys both immensely.

 

 

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Physical Therapist
Pilates-Based Exercise Specialist

California State University of Sacramento; 1992;
BS in Physical Education (Pre-Therapy emphasis)

Samuel Merritt College; 1997; MPT

Upon Graduating with her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Samuel Merritt College, Meredith returned to her hometown of Sacramento to complete her six month internship at Sutter Roseville Hospital which led to a permanent acute / outpatient position at Mercy San Juan.
After a few years she explored a short term outpatient Kaiser registry position in Walnut Creak in order to gain more experience with Bay Area Pilates instructors. Her insight and success in treating chronic pain due to spinal pathology using Pilates methodology led to the opening of a prevention/wellness studio in 1999. Although her original professional interests temporarily took a backseat to the priority of caring for her two young children, she still enjoyed developing pilates-based exercise programs on a consultant basis for friends and family. Currently, Meredith is building on her strong pilates / yoga movement background by incorporating principles in Selective Functional Movement Assessment and Functional Core Training. She plans to continue to advance her skills in maintaining / restoring precise movement of specific segments in order to prevent or correct musculoskeletal dysfunction. Professionally, she also continues her involvement in writing projects specifically related to the mind / body / spirit connection and women’s health issues.

When Meredith is not involved in her role as physical therapist, she stays busy raising her two children. She finds her greatest joy in her role as mom and enjoys being involved in the kids’ school, sports, music, and church communities. In all her spare time (ha,ha), you can find her escaping from the stresses of life at the Sacramento Ballroom where she attempts to perfect the art of International Style Ballroom Dance.

Prior owner of Synergistics – A Pilates-Based Studio, Carmichael  (1999-2003)
Polestar trained in Pilates for Rehab Specialists (R1-R3)
Published author in PT Magazine (1996) and Careers & The College Grad (1998)
Patented “Pilates” Invention know as an Aquatic Abdominal Board (applied level I-III of Polestar’s pilates methodology to an aquatic device to assist patients with back pain)

 

 

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Cindra has been office manager for over 39 years. She is a the first person you will meet on your road to recovery. She is very sweet and charismatic and is sure to put a smile on your face. She also is vastly knowledgeable at what she does and can answer any question you may have, from scheduling your initial appointment to questions about your insurance.

She has been married to her husband Brian since 1986. They have been blessed with a daughter, Jamie and two sons, Michael and Brandon. Jamie is married to Jim and have a son named Jimmy. Michael is serving our country in the Army and Brandon is a correctional officer. A very proud mom she is.

Some of their fun times with the family include camping, hunting, fishing and spending time at the ocean . Cindy’s family is very precious to her and she cherishes every moment she has with them.