Donna Tegethoff, PT, COMT, CYI, CFDN

Donna Tegethoff , PT graduated from California State University Long Beach with her BS in Physical Therapy in 1981.

Donna has had experience for many years with acute and chronic spinal conditions, including pre and post op spinal surgery, failed back syndrome, fibromyalgia, stenosis, herniated or “compressed” discs, whiplash syndrome, headache and many other conditions. She has extensive experience with strength training principles using core Medx machines and McKenzie technique. She has a special interest in the use of yoga principles in healing and creating self-sufficiency in chronic painful conditions. She is a certified yoga and Pilates instructor.

She also has many years of experience with manual therapy and soft tissue techniques using specialized instruments ( Chinese and electro stim of acupressure points), myo-fascial release, traction, and others. She is certified in Norwegian orthopedic manual therapy. She has experience with various neuromuscular syndromes such as stroke, Parkinson’s MS, and has administered balance and gait retraining, and functional activities of daily living for these patients.

Donna has her certification in Level I Functional Dry Needling. This is different than acupuncture and is targeted treatment of specific muscle points that are not functioning normally and causing pain and dysfunction of movement.

Donna joined Advanced Spine Physical Therapy in 2016.