Rehabilitation Services

Our Team Members

Pamela Triano, PT, NCS

Supervisor, Outpatient Neurorehabilitation

Pam is a graduate of the University of Connecticut, and has been practicing physical therapy since 1992. She joined Stanford Hospital & Clinics in 2001 and is APTA Board Certified in Neurologic Physical Therapy.Pam has experience working with patients with neurological disorders in a variety of settings, and is knowledgeable in the areas of balance and gait abnormalities, fall prevention, orthotics, functional electric stimulation for foot drop, use of body-weight support systems, flexibility and strengthening exercises, and wheelchair seating and positioning.

She has completed training in PWR! Parkinson Wellness Recovery, NDT Neurodevelopmental Approach to the Treatment of Adult Hemiplegia, and has been involved in research projects at SHC. Pam is one of the Physical Therapists for the ALS/Muscular Dystrophy and the Huntington’s/Ataxia clinics, and is currently involved in balance and vestibular rehabilitation program development. She is also a clinical faculty member of the UCSF/San Francisco State University graduate program in Physical Therapy and has been an instructor for the Kaiser Permanente APTA Neurologic Residency Program in Physical Therapy.

Joyce Chadderdon, PT, NCS

Senior Physical Therapist

Joyce is a graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and has been practicing physical therapy since 1986. She joined Stanford Hospital and Clinics Outpatient NeuroRehabilitation program in April 2012. Joyce became an APTA Board Certified Neurologic Specialist in 2011. Joyce has extensive neurological rehabilitation experience in a variety of setting and is knowledgeable is the areas of Stroke rehabilitation, Parkinsons, balance and gait abnormalities, and inner ear disorders including treatment of BPPV/ vertigo. She received her APTA certification as a a vestibular rehabilitation therapist in 2000 and completed advance competencies in vestibular rehabilitation including cervico-genic dizziness in 2009. She has also completed training in the NDT (Neurodevelopmental Approach to the Treatment of Adult Hemiplegia) and NeuroCom Balance Master training. Joyce has presented education programs for her therapy peers and for the public on inner ear function/ vestibular rehabilitation, balance and fall prevention.

Tashina Fuelling, MPT

Senior Physical Therapist

Tashina is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, and has been a practicing Physical Therapist since 2000. She joined the team of therapists at Stanford Hospital & Clinics that same year and has focused much of her continuing education on Neurological Rehabilitation. Tashina has completed training in the Neurodevelopmental Approach to the Treatment of Adult Hemiplegia and is also trained in Pilates mat and reformer. Tashina uses her knowledge to help individuals improve core strength, flexibility, balance and vestibular system functions, gait, overall functional strength for ease of transfers and activities of daily living, coordination and endurance. She also has experience in working with functional electrical stimulation for foot drop as well as various orthotic devices for improving foot and knee control during gait. Tashina finds working with the neurological population challenging and very rewarding. She has completed training in PWR! Parkinson Wellness Recovery.

Malka Grebenau, MS, OTR/L

Senior Occupational Therapist

Malka is a graduate of Yeshiva University and Texas Woman's University, where she received her Master's degree in Occupational Therapy. She joined Stanford Hospital & Clinics Outpatient Neurologic Rehabilitation Program in 2013. Malka has five years of clinical experience working in a variety of settings, including acute care, inpatient rehab, and outpatient rehab with focus on neurological and orthopedic impairments. She incorporates a client-centered approach when treating patients, focusing on helping each individual meet his or her goals of independence. Her areas of interest include upper extremity motor control and strength training, visual-motor-perceptual training, and the use of physical agent modalities.

Jennifer Hancock, MA, CCC-SLP

Senior Speech-Language Pathologist

Jennifer is a graduate of the University of the Pacific and has been a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist since 1988. She joined Stanford Hospital and Clinics Outpatient NeuroRehabilitation Program in 2011, and brings over 20 years of experience to the team. Jennifer has worked in a variety of settings, including in-patient-acute care, acute rehabilitation, sub-acute care and out-patient therapy services. She has extensive experience in evaluation and treatment of communicative disorders including speech, language, cognition, and voice and swallowing deficits. She received her specialty certification as a Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT®) clinician in 2011, and she performs Modified Barium Swallow Studies (MBSS) in conjunction with the Radiology department. Jennifer has previously served with the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs as a board member to the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.

Julie Mello, DPT

Senior Physical Therapist

Julie is a graduate of Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, where she received her Doctor of Physical therapy degree in 2010. Julie has worked exclusively in the outpatient neurologic rehab setting. She joined Stanford Hospital and Clinics Outpatient NeuroRehabilitation program in 2011. She has experience with the evaluation and treatment of gait abnormalities and decreased functional mobility skills arising from a variety of diagnoses. Julie is one of the Physical Therapists for the ALS/muscular dystrophy and the Huntington’s/Ataxia clinics. She has also had training in the use of functional electrical stimulation to control foot drop and is knowledgeable in the treatment of vestibular disorders. Julie has a passion for Neurological Rehabilitation and feels that the neurological population is an extremely rewarding population to work with. She has completed training in PWR! Parkinson Wellness Recovery.

Jennifer Williams, OTR/L

Senior Occupational Therapist

Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario. She has been practicing Occupational Therapy since 1997 and joined Stanford Hospital and Clinics Outpatient NeuroRehabilitation Program in 2009. She is certified in NeuroDevelopmental Treatment, Elemental Driving Simulator, and the Functional Independence Measure. While practicing in Toronto, she maintained a status appointment at the University of Toronto where she lectured in the area of NeuroRehabilitation. Jennifer has focused her treatment in neurologic rehabilitation, and has worked in a variety of settings from acute care hospitals to outpatient rehabilitation. She believes persons with neurological disorders can benefit from therapies which incorporate energy conservation, work simplification, prescription of adaptive equipment, and environmental modifications to maintain as much independence in a person's activities of daily living as possible. Jennifer's interventions have focused on upper extremity retraining, visual perceptual disorders, functional memory retraining, and maintenance of functioning in activities of daily living.

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