Staff

Sam Cassell, DPT

Sam moved to the Redding area with his wife in 2020 from Atlanta, GA. He graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Berry College in Rome, GA, then went on to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Georgia State University. He brings over five years’ experience in outpatient orthopedics and over three years of experience in a supervisory role. Sam welcomes the opportunity to serve the surrounding community as Lead Physical Therapist of Mountain Valley Physical Therapy. In his free time, Sam and his wife, Crystal, enjoy the outdoors and traveling.

Garret Gheen, MPT

Garret received his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy and his Bachelor’s in Health Science from Loma Linda University in 2004. Garret started his career in Southern California, developing new courses and curriculum for some of the latest physical therapy techniques before moving to the Redding area with his young family in 2007. He specializes in outpatient orthopedics and neck/back rehabilitation and has developed programs for total joint rehabilitation as well as a vestibular (dizziness) rehabilitation program. Garret also is an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, certified through the American Physical Therapy Association. Garret is a devoted family man and is active in sports and outdoor recreation including mountain biking, running, hiking, golfing, fly fishing, snowboarding, and surfing.

Chelsea Miraglia, PTA

Chelsea is from Knoxville, Tennessee and graduated from the Accredited Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Roane State College in 2011. She also studied Ecological and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee and Therapeutic Massage. Her life experience playing sports, being active outdoors, and working as a manual laborer led her to become a PTA to help others restore function in their lives. Chelsea has worked in various settings including Outpatient Orthopedics, Inpatient Acute Care, Skilled Nursing, Home Health, and Vestibular Rehabilitation, before our clinic and the beautiful mountains brought her to Weaverville. In her spare time, Chelsea enjoys exploring the area hiking, biking, and paddling.

Josie, PT Technician

Bio Coming Soon…

Samantha, Receptionist

Samantha is responsible for the front office duties at Mountain Valley Physical Therapy including patient scheduling and insurance and is more than happy to answer any questions you might have. She enjoys welcoming new patients and helping out where she can around the clinic. When she is not working, Samantha loves being outside with her two boys, camping and spending as much time as possible in the water fishing, swimming and tubing.