At Circle of Health we believe that illness and injury often occur after a series of events which cause dysfunction on many levels.
Dysfunction can be defined as any imbalance that changes the normal actions of the body. When one part of your body is injured or disabled, it causes other areas to alter their normal activities to compensate. This imbalance can affect your body as a whole and lead to further injury and illness.
Our goal is to locate the cause of your physical problems and to re-establish your body's basic function to heal itself.
Our trained staff uses Integrative Diagnostic Techniques to evaluate your complete body, identifying the cause of your disability.
We address every issue that is affecting your health using a series of manual techniques. Our hands-on approach combined with rehabilitation and nutrition can help you to live pain free and bring about total health.
PT, NTP, CST, BFA
L.Ac., Dipl.O.M. & A.B.T., CMT, DAOM
CMT, NC, L.E.A.N.
HHP, CBP, CMBP
Thermal Imaging Certified Technician
Certified Matrix Energetics Practitioner, Certified First Line Therapy Practitioner, Certified Medical Intuitive, Certified Therapeutic Yoga Teacher
Martha Spalding-Kern graduated from the University of Illinois, Chicago with a degree in Physical Therapy in 1989. She also holds a BFA in dance from the Boston Conservatory. Martha danced professionally for 5 years and went on to pursue a career in health care. Her approach has always been holistically motivated due to her background in dance.
She achieved clinical experience beginning with hospital in-patient and skilled nursing. She then switched to pediatrics working for Tim Healey. Martha then went into outpatient rehabilitation where she worked extensively with orthopedic and sports injuries. She has worked with professional athletes, including the Chicago Bears and Chicago Bulls. Martha has been treating professional dancers from all forms of dance including dancers from "So You Think You Can Dance", American Ballet Theater and Scottish Ballet.
Martha has also worked with Gail Wetzler, PT where her focus became developing her skills in maual therapy. She actively pursued education in Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation and extensively in Integrative Manual Therapy. Her education included not only coursework on the muscle and joint, but on the lymphatic system, the respiratory system, the digestive system, the cardiovascular system, men's and women's health systems and the neurological system. Her training also included techniques which address the mind, emotions and other energetics of our bodies.
Martha also completed certification as a Nutritional Therapist. She is a certified First Line Therapist as well. She combines IMT with diet and nutritional supplements to more effectively accelerate healing. This complete, mind-body holistic approach allows for the comprehensive, holistic treatment of any diagnosis.
Most recently, Martha became certified as a Matrix Energetics Practitioner through Richard Bartlett, DC, ND and is studying consciousness with Mark Dunne, ND.
Certified Matrix Energetics Practitioner
Danielle received her Bachelor's of Science in Biochemistry from SUNY Geneseo in Western New York. She attended the Univeristy of Pittsburgh for Graduate School and graduated in 2001 with her Master's in Physical Therapy. She also earned her certification as a personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Danielle is certified in Integrative Manual Therapy as well as Matrix Energetics. She enjoys and feels confident working with a variety of clients and conditions. She feels strongly about the “whole body approach” to healing, and believes in the body’s ability to heal itself when given the right tools and support. She has practiced in San Diego for the last 7 years in an outpatient, manual therapy clinic. She continues to practice in San Diego where she travels to clients’ homes, and she also practices out of Orange County at Circle of Health Holistic Physical Therapy and Rehab.
Danielle's interest in the profession of physical therapy was sparked when she was in high school. She was a competitive swimmer and lacrosse player, and played basketball for a year during which she tore her ACL. She has surgery of her knee four years later and was therefore a patient in physical therapy. She finds it easy to identify with many of her patients due to her first hand experience as a patient. She currently enjoys beach volleyball, surfing, Pilates, Yoga, hiking and running.
Danielle has just completed her yoga certification and will be teaching for both health and therapeutic purposes.
A former professional dancer with over 25 years of dance teaching experience, Mona Costanzo is an award-winning Certified Pilates Instructor. Her extensive dance training, coupled with her Pilates expertise, enable her to offer patients a well-trained eye for form and alignment. She has the ability to work with each of her clients based on their individual level and personal needs.
In addition to her own extensive body conditioning knowledge, Ms Costanzo has had the unique privilege of working with Mary Martin in the Adapted Physical Education Department at Orange Coast College. This experience was a wonderful opportunity to implement modified Pilates techniques on a variety of students with a wide range of disabilities and injuries. (Back To Top)
Raina graduated among the top of her class from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego with a Masters in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) and was profiled as the Outstanding Graduate for PCOM- SD. She is licensed by the California State Acupuncture Board (L.Ac.) and Diplomate of Oriental Medicine and Asian Bodywork Therapy by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is also a certified massage therapist by the California Massage Therapy Council (CMT) and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).
She completed acupuncture internships at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, San Diego Cancer Center, Family Recovery Center in Encinitas and UCSD Geriatrics’ Clinic. She also completed an international training program at Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Chengdu, China. While there, she completed rotations in Diabetes, Oncology, Cardiology and Post-stroke. She is currently a doctoral fellow in acupuncture and oriental medicine specializing in family medicine. In practice, Raina specializes in Japanese Meridian Acupuncture and has studied with Masters Ikeda Sensei and Yoshito Mukaino from Japan
Raina’s massage training is in Tui Na, Swedish and Pohaku, Hawaiian hot stone massage. She traveled to Hawaii and received the blessing of a Hawaiian Kahuna to perform the Pohaku massage here. Raina is also a STOTT Pilates ® Fully Certified Instructor and is completing her STOTT Pilates® rehabilitation certification.
Raina also holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from University of Phoenix and a Bachelors degree in Graphic Communication from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
She is currently candidate for her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Family Medicine. Her capstone research project: Acupuncture’s effectiveness at treating subclinical hypothyroid disease via the HPA/HPT axis: A case series.
Her journey into alternative medicine began as a result of a back injury obtained from a car accident. This experience gave her the push she needed to seek help for all of her health problems that were not improving with Western medicine. She was inspired by the success of alternative medicine that she left her corporate job and returned to school to become a healer. Still today, her back injury and other health problems have been healed due to acupuncture, herbs and Integrative Manual Therapy.
Linda Notti is a Certified Massage Therapist, Nutritional Consultant, Life/Health/Wellness Coach, and L.E.A.N. Coach.
For the past 9 years, Linda has specialized in Lypossage, and Lymphatic Drainage. Lypossage is a specific blend of massage modalities that derive from physical therapy, including lymphatic drainage and deep tissue release. The intention is tissue cleansing, detoxification, dimension reduction, adhesion release, better circulation, healthier skin, lifting and toning of sagging tissue and muscle toning.
Linda also utilizes other modalities such as Myofascial Release, or energy work during a session. The lymphatic system can influence emotional states so these modalities along with conscious breathing on the part of the client may bring about not only physical changes but a more relaxed, positive outlook.
With the study and research of nutrition & supplementation over the past 25 years. Linda also advises clients on the importance of proper nutrition for ultimate wellness. As a certified L.E.A.N. Coach, she teaches nutritional basics to parents and children of all ages. (L.E.A.N.= Lifestyle, Exercise, Attidue and Nutrition)
As a certified Life/Health/Wellness Coach, Linda guides clients to their own innate intelligence to overcome obstacles limiting their ability to become their ultimate selves.
Linda has also taken continuing education in Myofascial Release Technique, Emotional Freedom Technique, Compassionate Touch, Body Harmony, Reiki, Hydrotherapy Spa Techniques, Hand, Ear & Foot Reflexology, Conscious Breathing and Nutrition to name a few. She is currently Health Coach Training program to broaden and deepen her knowledge of how people can make lasting change in their lives.
Linda's motto... "Give the body what it needs & get out of its way." (Back To Top)
Holistic Health Practitioner, HHP University of California, Santa Cruz
Certified Medical Bio-Magnetic Practitioner (CMBP) Research center for Medical Bio-Magnetism, Universidad Autonoma de Chapingo, Mexico
Certified Bio-Magnetic Practitioner (CBP) Biomagnetic Therapy Association, USA
Medical Assistant (MA) ROP- University of California, Irvine Medical Clinic
Research Assistant Center for AIDS Prevention Studies University of California, San Francisco & Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Language Studies Humanities' Bachelor (BA) University of California, Santa Cruz (Back To Top)
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Angelita has been practicing yoga for 11 years. She has completed 200 hour yoga teacher training at the White Lotus Foundation. She is inspired by Bikram, Iyengar, The Total Yoga Series, Baron Baptiste, and has been teaching for the past four years. Her favorite type of yoga to practice is Ashtanga, and embraces the positive effects it has had on all aspects of her life. Angie enjoys teaching others to use their minds to control their body, and their experience of the world around them through yoga. Practicing pre-natal yoga allowed Angie to jog and stay active throughout her pregnancy. Angie was a softball player, and cross country runner at CSUB where she received her MBA, and Department of Real Estate Broker License. Angie enjoys helping all levels, and abilities find the healing aspects of Yoga, including meditation, breath work, and visualizations. (Back To Top)