Staff

Patty Jakobi-Stopper P.T., O.C.S., C.S.C.S.

Patty graduated Suma Cum Laude from Cal State University, Northridge, affiliated with UCLA in 1982. She worked in the Outpatient Department at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital for 5 years, then opened P.T. Works, Inc. in Valencia in 1988. She sold this practice in 1995 and worked for HealthSouth for just over three years. She left the corporate world and opened Santiago Physical Therapy in 1999. Her clinic has since thrived in this small town.

Patty has remained committed to providing her patients with top quality service and care. Continuing Education has been a hallmark of that goal. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and the Orthopedic Section. Patty acquired her Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) designation in 2005, taking a year to study for the rigorous annual national exam. Passing this test sets her apart from many therapists working in orthopedic settings. This certification along with her years of experience makes her a well-qualified therapist to fully detect, understand and treat orthopedic problems in an efficient manner.

Her enthusiasm for her profession and dedication to her patients all contribute to the success Santiago PT enjoys today.

The Acton Community, Patty spent 2 years assisting in conditioning for the Vasquez Football Teams, planned a “Walkathalon” for 2 different events at the Acton Park, has taught a segment on anatomy and how it relates to physics at Vasquez High School, has participated in Health Fairs, and the Chamber of Commerce Board.

Susan DiMartini, MSPT, OCS

Susan DiMartini MSPT has been with Santiago P.T. consistently since May of 2016. She received her degree from DeMoines University in 1996 and has practiced on the east coast as well as various locations in the Santa Clarita Valley. She has worked exclusively in orthopedics since 1998. In 2008, she became an Orthopedic Certified Specialist. In her spare time, she likes to hike and travel with her husband. She is also a member of Toastmasters of Santa Clarita Valley where she is refining her speaking skills.

Andrew Matulich, Physical Therapy Technician

Andrew lives here in Acton, and earned his degree in Kinesiology, specializing in Exercise Science in June 2015. He is currently applying to PT schools. Subsequently, he plans to continue his education and obtain his Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy. He works side by side with the Physical Therapist and is a strong asset to Santiago Physical Therapy with his knowledge and professionalism.

Colleen Marie, Front Office

After a twenty-one year career in operations with the Los Angeles Times, and working in the business of liquidating personal property, Colleen has switched gears since moving to Agua Dulce in 2012. She has been with Santiago Physical Therapy since April 2014 and handles admitting, verification of benefits, and authorizations. You can expect to be treated with care, kindness, professionalism and a smile each time you call or walk through our doors.