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Sandra has been a physical trainer and therapist for the past 13 years. She truly loves to help others and has also been transformed and empowered by being able to treat her own issues. As a runner, she began battling physical pain in high school and “felt like an 80-year-old in a 20-year-old’s body” by college. In her third year of physical therapy school, she discovered 3D functional movement and after 8 months of putting it intopractice,wasable torunahalfmarathonwithout pain. This style of PT gave Sandra her body back and her passion is toshare itwithothers inasafeenvironment,where therapists, trainers, and wellness coaches can give their time, knowledge, and compassion. “G3 Physical Therapy has changed my life and given me back my mobility. I had surgery on both feet and was in a wheelchair for over 2 months. The caring staff at G3 helped me to stand on my own two feet again after 3 years of debilitating foot pain. I have worked the most with Holly and Mike as well as their aides Sam and Emily, but every single therapist and student aide has treated me with kindness, caring and have been committed to my recovery. I love how well the entire staff gets along and how much fun they bring to each session. And I have to give a lot of credit to the front desk staff. They have a big job and they do it well and with smiles on their faces. Look no further- this place is the best place to heal and strengthen your body! ” - Natalie P.

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Meet The Staff Sandra Van Glider

Remembering Mary It’s no secret that, the more we Gather, Give, and Grow, the more invested in others we are. That’s what makes G3’s extended family so close. When we lose a family member, it just plain sucks. Well, unfortunately, we lost one of our closest family members last month. We’re all mourning the loss of Mary S, whom God took from us suddenly last month. It was hard to not be inspired by Mary--from her refusal to hide her chemo-induced hair loss, to her hard work. We will forever miss her beautifulsmileandencouragement.Marywas a consistent force at G3 who impacted all of us. While we miss Mary daily, we can honor her memory by doing our best to adopt her spirit, kindness, and courage.

Sandra Van Gilder, DPT, FAFS

Sandra received her DPT from the University of Southern California and her Fellow of Applied Functional Science certification from the Gray Institute for Functional Transformation. She is married to Mike and is the mother of two beautiful girls, Walker and Annabelle. She enjoys tough workouts and Zumba with friends, playing Just Dance with her daughters, and baking (she’s addicted to buying cooking appliances).

-Michael Van Gilder, PT, DPT, FAFS

Healthy Recipe Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes


• 2 large sweet potatoes • 1 tbsp olive oil • 1/4 cup chopped red onion • 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper • 1 tbsp chili powder

• 1/2 cup organic corn • 1 cup organic black beans, drained & rinsed • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika

• 1 tsp cumin • Sea salt to taste For Garnish • 1 avocado, mashed • Chopped cilantro • Jalapeños (optional)

Instructions Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and prick with a fork. Place in the oven and bake for 40 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the onion and pepper and saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Add corn, quinoa, black beans and spices and cook 2 - 3 more minutes. When sweet potatoes are fork tender, remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice in half and place each half on a plate. Top with quinoa mixture, avocado and a drizzle of both tahini and hot sauce. Finish with a sprinkle of cilantro and enjoy!

From left to right: Mary,Sam,Tom,Mike,&Alex sporting mustaches last November in an effort to raise money for Men’s health issues.



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