Potrero Physical Therapy Staff

Lance Harriman

MSPT

Lance

Lance is the clinic's owner and has worked in the physical therapy field since 1996. He is an active diver and snowboarder, as well as an expert surfer having surfed Mavericks consistently since 1995. Lance has extensive experience in outpatient orthopedics, including a special emphasis on knee and shoulder injuries. With his surfing background and orthopedic physical therapy experience, Lance has become the go to person for surfing related injuries. He occasionally helps out as a member of the onsite healthcare team at ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) events in California. He is also involved with Operation Rainbow, a nonprofit organization dedicated to performing free orthopedic surgery for indigent children and young adults in developing countries worldwide. Lance has gone on multiple medical missions to countries in Central and South America. He also leads the aquatic therapy program offered by the clinic.

Education:
Masters of Science in Physical Therapy
University of California San Francisco/San Francisco State University

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Daria Ivan

MSPT

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Daria has been practicing physical therapy since 2001. She has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and outpatient orthopedics. Before moving to the Bay Area, she was a traveling physical therapist and was awarded Traveler of the Year in 2007 by Healthcare Traveler magazine. With a competitive sports background and playing Division 1 Collegiate tennis she understands the importance of orthopedic rehab and has a particular interest in injuries of the shoulder, knee, and ankle. She also has experience and an interest in aquatic therapy, post-op rehab, and geriatric patients. In her spare time she enjoys swimming, skiing, and traveling.

Education:
Masters of Science in Physical Therapy
Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Meyers, FL

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Meredith Fritsch

DPT

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Meredith recently moved to the Bay Area from Canada after graduating with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science from the University of Ottawa and a Masters in Physical Therapy from Robert Gordon University in Scotland. Meredith enjoys helping patients with acute or chronic injuries achieve their goals and get back to doing what they enjoyed prior to injury. Her approach to treatment focuses on manual therapy, exercise prescription and patient education. Meredith is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys backpacking, traveling, tennis, and yoga.

Education:
Masters of Physical Therapy
Robert Gordon University

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Melika Kasner

PT, DPT

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Melika received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from UC San Francisco/ San Francisco State University. She is a San Francisco native and enjoys working in a diverse outpatient setting where she can interact with a variety of patients from different backgrounds. Melika believes in maintaining open communication with her patients and promotes a team environment to help patients achieve their specific goals. In her free time, Melika enjoys taiko drumming, dancing, and teaching indoor cycling classes. Melika is fluent in Spanish.

Education:
Doctorate of Physical Therapy
University of California San Francisco / San Francisco State University
 
Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science and Spanish
Willamette University

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