Michelle Zenda DPT, received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with an Exercise Science emphasis achieving Magna Cum Laude and a Master of Physical Therapy at Fresno State University. She has always had a strong interest in health, fitness and nutrition. Her interest was sparked when she drove and accompanied an injured friend to their Physical Therapy sessions. Her 20 year diverse career includes Primary Acute Care, Wound Care/Burn Unit Care, Emergency Service PT, Military Service at Travis Air Force Base, Vestibular Rehab Treatment, and Private Practice Orthopedics. Years ago, Michelle sustained serious injuries when struck by a car when riding her road bike. This gave her first hand experience and a firm understanding of chronic pain. She has since learned a number of drug free methods to successfully manage her pain and is eager to employ her professional wisdom gained from this accident to help others in this regard.
In her free time, Michelle likes to enjoy many outdoor activities. You can find her kayaking, gardening, walking her cat, running half marathons/10Ks, hiking in Yosemite and Big Sur. Her passion for hill climb cycling was ignited when she competed on the Fresno State cycling team. Either road or mountain bike, you can find her smiling while riding in Sierra Azul, Nicene Marks, or just cruising East Cliff where she resides in Capitola. She compliments her fast paced aerobic workouts by practicing yoga and meditation regularly. She also volunteers for the Coastal Watershed counsel because she believes that water is our most valuable resource. Recently, Michelle has decided to actively elevate her life-long interest in healthy eating and is now pursuing additional education in the field of Nutrition.