Samantha Cardeno PT, DPT
Dr. Cardeno graduated from Azusa Pacific University with her doctorate in physical therapy in 2013. Prior to her graduate studies, she played 4 years of collegiate basketball and 1 year of collegiate track and field while earning her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology Pre-Physical Therapy. Her first two years of college were completed at Mt. San Antonio college where she won back to back state championships, earned 1st team all conference, various all tournament teams, and is amongst the top 3-point shooters to have played for the program. The following 2 years were completed at Fresno Pacific University. From years of competing and training at a higher level, she learned the importance of pre-Hab and the necessity of good rehab after sustaining an injury. Personal injuries in high school and college have been key tools in understanding patient mentality during the rehabilitation process.
Her experience is primarily in outpatient orthopedics treating sports related injuries, post-op, and everyday aches and pains. She also has been coaching at a local high school for the past ten years which allows her to implement pre-Hab/injury prevention programs directly into practice. One of her greatest goals of being a PT is to get patients back to their greatest quality of life while providing tools and knowledge to be able to sustain and progress personal health. She is currently pursuing her specialty certification in orthopedics.