Rehabilitation for Injuries sustained in sports, work, accidents and everyday aches and pains
Athletic Event Coverage and Pre Participation Physicals for: Willow Glen, Leland and St. Francis High Schools; West Valley College athletic programs.
Rehabilitation protocols for open and arthroscopic surgeries; ACL Reconstructions, Rotator cuff repairs, Hamstring avulsion repairs, Tommy John, Achilles tendon repairs, Bunionectomies, Total Joint Replacements.
Sports Rehab & Performance Enhancement
Rehabilitation of injuries from weekend warrior injuries to professional athletes.
Cerebral palsy, Developmental delays, Torticollis, Erb's Palsy, School Based Rehabilitation.
Ergonomic & Workstation Assessment
Postural education, Back School, Job site evaluations.
Home exercise programs, Gym programs, Professional education seminars, Public speaking engagements.
Welcome to LGOST
Los Gatos Orthopedic Sports Therapy is a physical therapist owned rehabilitation center. We are backed by a first class team of highly trained physical therapists and athletic trainers with specialization in sports rehabilitation and strength and conditioning. LGOST is focused on patient outcomes. Since August 2008 we have discharged over 465 patients with an average physical therapy outcome satisfaction score of 6.33 out of 7. The survey is taken from the GROC (Global Rating of Change) questionnaire.
Do you Hurt? We can Help!
People come to physical therapy because they hurt, not because they feel good. You likely came to this site seeking answers about your pain or injury. Our experienced team has the knowledge, skill and motivation to relieve your pain and get you back in action. Come in and experience for yourself: The Benefits of Physical Therapy.
Welcome to Los Gatos Orthopedic Sports Therapy, the South Bay leader in quality comprehensive physical therapy services. LGOST has physical therapists who specialize in rehabilitation for a multitude of orthopedic and sports injuries, as well as physical therapists who perform vestibular and balance rehabilitation, pediatric physical therapy and ergonomic/workstation assessment. LGOST’s programs include:
Sports Rehabilitation for the Weekend Warrior, Club Sport, High School, Collegiate Athlete, and Professional Athletes or anyone
who wants the best physical therapy care to help them return to their active lifestyle.
Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation
Pediatric Physical Therapy
Ergonomic & Workstation Assessment
To promote and facilitate optimal health. We are committed to excellence and the delivery of high quality patient care and education. Our professional services will respect human dignity while assisting individuals regain and maintain an active lifestyle. Our dedication to our mission stems from the following core values and beliefs:
To develop and deliver services designed to meet our patient’s health care needs with the highest possible quality care and customer service.
To inform our patients, their family members and other health care professionals of the continuous advancements in physical therapy.
To encourage quality achievement among employees to continue professional growth through further training and education.
Physical Therapy Team
Ross M. Nakaji Executive Director Curriculum Vitae
Education: University of the Pacific, BA, MSPT. Specialty Certifications: Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy (ABPTS). Certified Athletic Trainer (NATA), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA) Fun facts: Ross originally set out to be a Naval Aviator, but poor eyesight and a love of teaching/coaching drew him to physical therapy. Kris (Ross' wife) is convinced he would rather be an NFL coach or executive since all he does in his free time is watch NFL Network. play Madden football with his son, listen to KNBR-The Sports Leader and coach youth sports. Since Ross cannot ever sit still, he burns nervous energy by regularly hitting the gym, playing softball and hacking up golf courses. He also enjoys listening to country music (to calm down) and 80's hair bands (to perk up), in addition to playing the drums.
Kevin M. McClenahan Clinic Director Curriculum Vitae
Education: Cal Poly SLO, BS, University of Southern California DPI. Specialty Certifications: Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (ABPTS). Fun Facts: Kevin likes to train and participate in Olympic and half ironman distance triathlons, participate in Crossfit. and play golf whenever/wherever. He enjoys going to Giants games, where he is a season ticket holder, traveling, watching USC Football, and hanging out with his niece and nephews. He is a founding member of the KAM Foundation which raises money to support the PAMF patient oncology department.
Lori Leonard Physical Therapist Curriculum Vitae
Education: UCLA, BS and BA, University of Southern California, MPT. Specially Certifications: Certified Ergonomic Specialist.
Lianna M. Roberts Physical Therapist Curriculum Vitae
Education: Pacific University, BS, Samuel Merritt College. OPT Specialty: Pediatric Orthopedic and Neurological Physical Therapy. Vestibular Rehabilitation Fun facts: Lianna is a Physical Therapist by day and wannabe gourmet chef by night (Her motto is you can never have too much garlic. Or cheese). Otherwise you can find her on the softball !Mid, in a yoga pose, or chasing alter her furry children (2 German Shepherds and a crazy cat). She and her husband enjoy watching and going to Giants games and BBQing, while constantly on a quest to fix up their 60 year old home.
Tony Nicoletti Physical Therapist
Melissa Kalisvaart Physical Therapist
Education: BS and DPT from University of Southern California. Specialty: Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (ABPTS) and advanced training in Pediatric Orthopedics.
Paul Starks Athletic Trainer
Education: California Polytechnic at San Luis Obispo. BS, San Jose State University, MA. Specialty Certifications: Certified Athletic Trainer (NATA). Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA).
Kevin Vieser Athletic Trainer
Education: Springfield College, BS, Palmer School of Chiropractic.
Patricia Haladay has over 25 years of experience working with amateur and professional athletes in the Boston, Phoenix and San Francisco Bay areas. She specializes in overuse injuries, pre/post surgeries, recovery and prevention of sports injuries. From strains and sprains to severe sports injuries and muscular conditions, Patricia can help you to feel better and perform better.
Kristine E. Nakaji Founder, Kids Perspective Physical Therapy
Education: California State University at Fresno, BS, MPT Specialty: Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist (ABPTS) Kris graduated from California State University. Fresno with her Bachelor Degree in Physical Therapy and Masters of Physical Therapy in 1996 & 1998 respectively. Kris is the primary owner of Kids Perspective Physical Therapy and has been a physical therapist working with Children for over 14 years. She loves working with children of all ages and is especially passionate about helping young infants and their families. She is certified in Gross Motor Function Measure Testing and is currently the Northern California State Representative for the Pediatric Section or Inc American Physical Therapy Associaton. Kris works with her husband. Ross Nakaji who is an orthopedic/sports Physical therapist. Together they co-own the clinics of Kids' Perspective Physical Therapy and Los Gatos Orthopedic Sports Therapy. Kris and Ross have two Children. Gary 9 years and Kim 7 years and a mini-daschuand named Kirby.
Rebecca Wong Pediatric Physical Therapist
Education: Wake Forest University BA. New York Medical College. MS PT. Temple University tDPT. Specialty: Pediatric Orthopedic and Neurological Physical Therapy Fun Facts: enjoys spending time with family traveling and volunteering at her church. Rebecca graduated from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC with her Bachelor Degree in Chemistry in 1999. She received her Masters of Physical Therapy in 2001 from New York Medical College and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2008 from Temple University. Rebecca has been working as a pediatric physical therapist since 2004 within various settings such as early intervention (0-3 years). school based physical therapy (3-21 years) and outpatient physical therapy She has worked with many children with variety or neurological, orthopedic, emotional and behavioral diagnoses, with an emphasis of sensory integration techniques In her free lime, the enjoys spending time with her husband and 9 year old daughter. exploring new places, and serving at her church.
Summer Imamura Administrative Director, Billing
Education: San Jose State University, BS in Health Science with a minor in Business. Fun Facts: While Summer is not in the office, she is dancing for a local dance company or athletic team. Currently, she is a San Jose Saberkitten. Just recently she moved back from Los Angeles. after trying to pursue a career in dancing, to complete her education. During her spare time she enjoys reading. playing with her dog Roscoe, hiking, and cheering her husband on while he plays the drums.
Lisa Lux Office Manager
Education: University of Montana at Missoula, RA. Communication Studies. Specialty: Office Manager. Fun Facts: Lisa is a Montana native and loves going back home to visit family and friends. She enjoys baking cupcakes and is always trying out new recipes. On most weekends you will find her shopping at the mall or visiting her local Starbucks. She loves her lattes and can't imagine life without coffee. She enjoys spending time with her husband Alex and her cat Xano.
Rachel Thompson Patient Care Coordinator
Education: UC Santa Cruz, BA.
Michelle Maddon Patient Care Coordinator
PT: Physical Therapist
MPT: Master’s in Physical Therapy
MSPT: Master of Science in Physical Therapy
DPT: Doctor of Physical Therapy
OCS: Orthopedic Clinical Specialist/Board Certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
SCS: Sports Clinical Specialist/Board Certification in Sports Physical Therapy
ATC: Athletic Trainer, Certified
CSCS: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
CEAS: Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist
NDT: Neuro Developmental Therapy
APTA: American Physical Therapy Association
ABPTS: American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
NATA: National Athletic Trainers’ Association
NSCA: National Strength and Conditioning Association
LGOST Inc. is a locally owned physical therapy practice in the South Bay town of Los Gatos.
We specialize in outpatient orthopedics, sports rehabilitation, pediatric therapy and vestibular rehabilitation. All of our therapists possess advanced clinical skills and subspecialty training in physical rehabilitation.
Our history begins long before the start of this practice in October of 2003.
It began with Bob Nakaji, PT, who settled in the South Bay physical therapy landscape in 1968 to start and direct the physical therapy department at Good Samaritan Hospital (GSH) in San Jose, CA. He founded Athletic Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy Associates, Inc. (ARPTA Inc.) as the contract provider for PT services to GSH. He set out to help treat, grow and educate the profession and other health care professionals about physical therapy. In 1968, he was a staff of one at GSH. By 1990, he had grown to 6 satellite sites throughout the South Bay with over 30 employees. He officially retired in May of 1998.
Bob has touched a lot of people both personally and professionally and has been known for mentoring many of today’s top physical therapists across the country.
It was with this passion and work ethic that inspired his son, Ross, to pursue a career in his father’s footsteps. Over dinner conversation in late 2002 with urging of Dr. Tom Elardo-Bob’s son in law, Bob, Kris and Ross decided to start something new: a unique PT clinic that Ross could treat, Bob could advise and Kris would manage. Our roles today within the practice may be vastly different, but the philosophy and focus on quality care has never changed.
Quality and consistency of care are the cornerstones of our practice.
Everything we do as a company is directed towards developing and fostering these behaviors. Quality means doing things that work. We design programs of care that have been proven to be effective treatment interventions. You can expect individualized, hands on care.
Consistency is achieved because all professional staff use the same evidence based evaluation formats in assessing your condition.
It is the evaluation that guides the treatments chosen for you by the therapist. Further, we understand that two things are required for you to improve. First, patient education is essential. You must understand your condition. Second, the therapist cannot do it all. You must be an active participant in your care.
Our history spans six decades of physical therapy and health care.
It is a philosophy that has stood the test of time and will continue to do so as long as our core values remain intact.
We are a privately owned physical therapy clinic that specializes in orthopedic and sports related injuries. Our team consists of high trained physical therapists with backgrounds in Board Certified Orthopedic Specialization, Athletic Training, Conditioning Specialists and more! Our therapists work one on one with the patient for 1 hour treatments, ensuring the care you receive is of the highest quality in the South Bay.