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Kristia Suutala, PT

Kristia Suutala, PT has been treating orthopedic and spine conditions for 33 years and counting. She has extensive experience and training in treating TMJ pathologies, vestibular and TOS conditions. Kristia believes that in order to achieve results, treatment must be a shared responsibility between patient and therapist. She enjoys watching her patients progress and improve their function for home, work or play. 


Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
University of California, San Francisco

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
Florida Southern College

Specialized Education

Australian-based Orthopedic Long Term Program

Folsom Physical Therapy Long Term Program
Folsom Physical Therapy and Training Center 

Kaiser Hayward Orthopedic Manual Therapy Residency Program
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center

Professional Experience

Physical Therapist
Folsom Physical Therapy and Training Center | 2016 – Present 

Physical Therapist
Motion Recovery Physical Therapy | 2005 – 2016

Physical Therapist and Clinical Specialist
Kaiser Permanente, South Sacramento| 1998 – 2005

Teaching Experience

Assistant Instructor
Andy’s Long Term Program | 2003

Orthopedic Skills Review for Physicians at Kaiser Permanente | 2002 – 2005


Orthopedic Certified Specialist 
American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (APTA) 

Professional Associations

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) 

Orthopedic Section, APTA

American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists (AAOMPT) 


Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Co-Author in The Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy Vol. 6 No. 3 (1998), 118 – 129

Kristia Suutala, PT

Kristia Suutala, PT

Orthopedic and TMJ Specialist

When Kristia is not at work, she loves to train her Australian Shepherds in preparation for obedience trials. She also enjoys raising sheep and volunteering at Emergency Animal Shelters.

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Folsom Physical Therapy and Training Center
115 Natoma Street
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 355-8500
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