Michael Martines is our head physical therapist and owner of Advanced Physical Therapy. He is an orthopedic clinical specialist focusing on the knee, shoulder and spine.
In 2007, Michael founded Advanced Physical Therapy in northwest Fresno with the vision of creating a comfortable environment where patients can heal and achieve optimal functional recovery. Implementing a combination of intensive patient guidance, education and compassionate care, Michael’s goal is to help his patients get back to living an active, pain-free lifestyle.
Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in health science and a master’s degree in physical therapy from California State University, Fresno. He completed the Folsom Long Term Orthopedic Manual Therapy course in 2007. In 2009, he became certified with the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, focusing on orthopedic physical therapy. Michael worked as an outpatient physical therapist at Kaiser Permanente prior to establishing Advanced Physical Therapy.
Michael was born and raised in Madera, California. He was a college athlete and remains a competitive triathlete today. Based on his own past personal sport injuries, including multiple arthroscopic shoulder and knee procedures, he is able to understand and empathize with his patients’ injuries and rehabilitation. Michael’s positive energy and approach to physical therapy is contagious. He motivates both Advanced Physical Therapy staff and patients—creating a healing environment focused on rehabilitation and recovery.
Was raised in Salinas, CA and played football, basketball and track at Palma High School. He went on to play football at the University of Oregon and Auburn University as a fullback.
Ryan received his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science from California State University, Monterey Bay and went on to receive the Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from California State University, Fresno. His Doctoral Thesis was entitled, “The effects of thoracic manipulation on pain and disability in patients with mechanical neck pain.”
Ryan is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and is trained in soft tissue mobilization and spinal manipulation. As a former athlete, Ryan understands the physical demands placed on athletes and is able to incorporate sport specific training into rehabilitation programs.
In his free time, Ryan enjoys golfing, working out and hiking.
Alicia graduated from Fresno State with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 2008. She then worked for Advanced Physical Therapy from 2009 through 2011, followed by 5 years at inpatient hospital settings. When the Maple clinic opened in 2013, Alicia rejoined the APT team. She accepts the challenge of connecting with Spanish speaking patients and focuses treatment on training individuals to rehab using good body mechanics while progressing to functional independence.
Alicia also enjoys playing tennis.
Lanthan was born and raised in Fresno, CA, and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Health & Rehabilitation Sciences from California State University, Fresno in 2013. After graduation, Lanthan continued his education at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences where he earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2016. With the focus of manual therapy at the University of St. Augustine, Lanthan completed advanced manual therapy courses in the evaluation and treatment of the extremities, spine, and sacroiliac joint. Lanthan’s passion for physical therapy comes from his lifelong love of participating and competing in sports, working out and helping others to pursue and complete their own goals. He continues to play golf and tennis in his time away from physical therapy and has participated in multiple obstacle course races over the last couple years.