Physical Therapy Team

Cassandra Sanders- Holly

Cassandra Sanders-Holly PT, DPT, PCS

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Founder/Director

Cassandra Sanders-Holly is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with a Board Certified specialty in pediatric physical therapy and is the owner and director of Leaps & Bounds Pediatric Therapy. She has practiced physical therapy with pediatric clients for the past 10 years and specializes in early intervention and working with children with neurodevelopmental disabilities in their home, school, and clinic setting.

She is a proud member of the American Physical Therapy Association and is dedicated to lifelong learning through extensive continuing education. In addition to practicing physical therapy, Cassandra is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Southern California. She teaches pediatrics throughout the curriculum including patient management techniques and motor performance across the lifespan. She has also published an editorial-type feature in Pediatric Physical Therapy, the official journal of the American Physical Therapy Association Pediatric Section and is trained in Hippotherapy treatment techniques. She is currently conducting research on Hippotherapy treatment techniques in conjunction with faculty at the University of Southern California.

Cassandra opened Leaps & Bounds in June 2010 in a small office here in Norco, with a goal of seeing just a few patients while focusing on teaching at USC. It quickly became apparent that there was a need in this community with rapid growth. Since then, she has also had two children, Ella and Hudson, and has greatly enjoyed watching the Leaps & Bounds family grow.

Kathryn Loeb

Kathryn Loeb PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Manager

Katie Loeb graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2012. This was a second career for Katie, who earned her Bachelor’s Degree in History from Occidental College in 2005 and a Level II teaching credential from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2006, before working as a high school teacher and coach for 3 years in New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduation from USC, Katie worked briefly in outpatient orthopedics before beginning at Leaps and Bounds in January 2013. When she’s not here at work she’s at home with her two boys, Eli and William.

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Lauren (Nefos) Zielinski PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Lauren Zielinski (Nefos) graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from University of Southern California in 2014. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology form California State Fullerton in 2009. She started her journey at Leaps and Bounds in January of 2014 as a third year physical therapy student. After she graduated she returned as a physical therapist in July 2014. Lauren also has experience working in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy treating all ages, sports injuries and is a certified Physical Work Performance Evaluator.Outside of work, Lauren she loves going to Angels Baseball games, BBQing with her husband and hanging out with friends and family.

Gabby Chipot

Gabby Chipot, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Gabby Chipot, PT, DPT received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science from Boston University in 2010. She returned to southern California, where she was born and raised, to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California in 2013. She was Leaps and Bounds’ first student in 2013 and is thrilled to have returned to the Leaps team in May 2015. Gabby has experience in outpatient, inpatient, and school-based pediatrics. She is passionate about pediatric physical therapy and is dedicated to improving the quality of life of children with special needs and their families.

In her free time, Gabby enjoys watching sports, spending time with friends and family, and being outside as much as possible. She loves staying active by training for triathlons.

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Imelda Rodriguez PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Imelda Rodriguez is a California native and proud San Diego State University (SDSU) alumni. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Spanish at SDSU in May of 2012. After graduating, she formed part of the inaugural Doctor of Physical Therapy program at SDSU. She has experience working in outpatient orthopedics, inpatient acute and neurological rehabilitation settings. However, her passion is in pediatrics and helping children become as independent as they can be. She joined Leaps & Bounds as a physical therapy student in March of 2015 and has been a part of the Leaps Family ever since. Imelda enjoys watching the smile on the children and their families’ faces once they start to hold their head up independently, smile for the first time, start to crawl or take their first steps.

When she is not working with our special kiddos, Imelda enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing/watching soccer and baseball (Dodgers) games and trying new recipes. She is excited to be part of this wonderful team and to continue to help our children take leaps and bounds in their physical and mental aspects.

Megan Kinter

Megan Kinter PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Megan Kinter PT, DPT received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Cal Poly Pomona in 2009. She then went on to receive a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2013 and has been working in pediatrics ever since. Megan has experience treating children within the clinic, school and home environments. Megan began working for Leaps & Bounds on Saturdays providing Hippotherapy in 2014 and is thrilled to join the team full time as of December 2016. Megan has a passion for helping children reach their functional potential through play based and family centered care.

In her free time Megan enjoys exploring the outdoors with her husband, cooking and spending time with friends and family.

Yara Leanos

Yara Leanos PTA, ATC

Physical Therapist Assistant
Yara Leanos PTA, ATC is a Physical Therapist Assistant and a Certified Athletic Trainer. Yara earned her B.S. in Kinesiology at Cal St. Univ. Fullerton in 2004 and she completed the PTA program at Cerritos College in 2007, graduating with academic honors. Yara has extensive experience in pediatrics, specifically neurodevelopmental, orthopedics, aquatic, and serial casting techniques. She has worked for Children’s Hospital Orange County since 2007 and joined the Leaps & Bounds team in August 2011. She has been a regular guest lecturer in the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Cerritos College, sharing her knowledge in serial casting techniques and enjoys serving as a clinical instructor for PTA students. She is fluent in Spanish speaking, reading, and writing.

Nicko Jimenez

Nicko Jimenez B.S.

Physical Therapy Aide
Nicko Jimenez graduated from Mt. San Antonio College with an Associate of Science Degree in Kinesiology. He earned himself an athletic scholarship to California State Polytechnic University, Pomona where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Clinical Health. While at Cal Poly Pomona he volunteered at Leaps & Bounds for over 6 months before becoming a Physical Therapy Aide. He plans to pursue a career in this field with a goal to become a Physical Therapist. Nicko loves working with children and helping them progress. In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer and his favorite team is Arsenal FC.