Andra Colman,PT, MPT
President & CEO

Andra Colman graduated from San Francisco State University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Human Movement Studies. In 2000, Andra graduated from Chapman University with a Master of Physical Therapy degree and a minor specialization in pediatrics.

For the last 19 years, Andra has worked in a variety of clinical settings. She began her career at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center as an in-patient physical therapist, providing care to post-op patients, ICU patients, and general medical patients. Within a year, she moved to outpatient, orthopedic physical therapy at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. While working in the outpatient setting, Andra provided physical therapy services for orthopedic patients, supervised physical therapy students, and provided presentations to the general public on congestive heart failure.

Almost 5 years later, Andra began working at a dynamic outpatient, pediatric clinic, Cornerstone Therapies. While there, she was able to use NDT handling techniques to assist children as they learned to roll, sit, crawl, walk and eventually run.

Andra is the President & CEO of STAC Physical Therapy which owns and operates a number of high-end, outpatient physical therapy clinics throughout the state of California

When she is not working, Andra loves spending time with her husband and 3 boys. On the weekends she can often be found on a pool deck watching her boys swim competitively or play water polo. When she is not on a pool deck, she loves running and has run marathons and half marathons as well as 5 and 10K races.


Kathleen Hicks, DPT

Kathleen Hicks, MPT, has her Master of Physical Therapy, from CSU Sacramento, and a Bachelor of Science, from the University of California, at Davis, in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior. “Patients can expect a well-rounded approach to treatment, as I am open to new techniques and ways to improve treatment,” says Kathleen, “I love working with motivated individuals of all ages.” Kathleen is licensed to practice physical therapy in California and is currently accepting new patients.

Kathleen enjoys cooking and being creative in the kitchen. She alo enjoys teaching, and is currently developing the clinical education portion for our practice. She has a wide range of hobbies ranging from fishing and bicycling to reading and knitting. Kathleen is also the mother of two busy little girls.

In the clinic, she specializes in two areas, splitting time between pediatrics and orthopedics.

Kathleen Hicks

Bach Estebat, PTA

Bach completed her undergraduate from the University of the Pacific with a B.A. in Sport Sciences. She continued pursuing a career as a Physical Therapist Assistant at Carrington College of California and graduated with an Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant. As a Physical Therapist Assistant she has the opportunity to split time between Pediatric and Orthopedic.

Aside from working, she enjoys exploring the outdoors and going for leisurely runs and hikes. Bach is also looking forward to training for another marathon, possibly the California International Marathon again for a personal record. Bach and her fiancé enjoy going to local concerts in Sacramento and attending music festivals for the love of music.

In her spare time she enjoys sewing. She can spend many hours thrift shopping and upcycling her finds for herself and others who are willing to wear them.

Bach Estebat

Melody Mandell

Melody received both her B.A. in Sports Medicine and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees from the University of the Pacific. Her love of movement started when she was just a toddler taking ballet and tap classes and progressed through her school aged years when she spent most of her time dancing in a San Diego based dance company. Being able to help her patients restore and optimize their movement is what motivated Melody to become a Physical Therapist.

In addition to orthopedic and pediatric physical therapy, Melody has a passion for providing physical therapy services to third world countries. During PT school, she had the opportunity to volunteer in a hospital in Malawi, Africa, and would love to continue that work someday.

In her free time, you can find Melody providing hair and makeup services to her friends for special occasions, or going on walks with her husband around Midtown to discover fun places to eat.

Melody Mandell

Mariela “Ela” Morse, PTA

Mariela, better known as “Ela” completed her undergraduate studies at California State University-Sacramento earning a B. S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation. While an undergrad student, Ela started her career in physical therapy as a Physical Therapy Aide under the supervision of Kristina Milanese, DPT at our very own Laguna Physical Therapy. As an aide, Ela applied concurrently to both DPT and Sac City’s PTA Program. After a lot of self reflection, Ela concluded PTA was a better fit for her. She says “As a PTA I get to merge my passion for exercise with patient education and give my patients the tools for life long success”. Ela attended Sacramento City College’s PTA program where she served as class president and developed a mentor program that continues to this day.

When she’s not working, Ela enjoys spending quality time with her husband, their pup Oakley, and friends/family. She is a die hard Minnesota Vikings fan and her passion for sports helped pave the way to her career paths. When Ela isn’t catching a Vikings game or watching the latest stats on ESPN, she enjoys hiking, floating on the American River, craft beer, and a good Micheal Connelly book.

Ela is fluent in Spanish and splits time between clinic and pediatric therapy.

Mariela 'Ela' Morse

Claire Choi, OTD, OTR/L

Claire received both her B.A. in Psychology and Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degrees from the University of Southern California (Fight on!). Her love for occupational therapy began in college after learning of its creative and patient-centered approach to healing. She is a passionate OT, who is motivated to equip her patients with the skills necessary to return to the activities that make their lives most meaningful.

In her free time, Claire enjoys listening to crime podcasts, doing home DIY projects, and discovering new restaurants and cafes with her husband. As she is new to the Sacramento area, any suggestions for good food are always welcome!

Claire Choi