Meet the Team

Koda Physical Therapy

Dr. Loren Kimble

The Founder

Dr. Loren is a San Francisco native who earned his Bachelor’s degree at Humboldt State. Following undergraduate schooling, he discovered his natural talent as a massage therapist, obtaining certifications in Swedish, deep tissue, sports massage, shiatsu, and reiki.

With a brief stint as a fitness trainer, he could blend soft tissue work with exercise to demonstrate improved flexibility and muscle function. In 2009 he graduated with his Doctorate in physical therapy from Washington University in St. Louis, where he developed his skills as a movement-based specialist. As such, Loren helps to relieve pain by combining movement analysis with manual therapy and corrective exercises to address inefficiencies in movement with the ultimate goal of returning to desired functional and activity levels.

Additionally, he believes educating patients in all aspects of their recovery is critical to achieving a successful outcome. Hence, this practice will build ample time for a one-on-one consultation. He has found that when patients understand the basis for their pain and dysfunction and the rationale for the exercises prescribed, they become more actively engaged in their healing process, enabling them to progress rapidly toward their goals.

Debra Sojka

Debra Sojka grew up in El Cerrito, California and has lived in Petaluma since 1993. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science, Physical Therapy from California State University, Northridge in 1993. Prior to that, she received training in massage from the Institute of Psycho-Structural Balance in Santa Monica, California in 1990. Debbie completed a yearlong course in Australian Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy in 2006, giving her additional training in Orthopedic Manual Therapy. She has been working as a Physical Therapist in Petaluma since 1993 in outpatient private practice, as well as inpatient medical-surgical, transitional care and extended care facilities. Debbie assesses and works with each patient to develop an individual plan of care to help improve pain and function.

Dylan Bartley

Dylan graduated with a Master of Science in Physical therapy from the University of California at San Francisco in 2003. He is an holistic therapist, integrating Pilates and Yoga principles into traditional sports rehabilitation programs. Certified in the Mulligan method of Mobilizations with Movement, and skilled myofascial decompression (cupping), strain-counterstrain, acupressure, and muscle energy techniques, he is a veteran manual therapist with healing hands. He has worked with various dance companies and takes a special interest in treating feet as well as the spine. In addition, he specializes in cycling fit sessions where he will fit your bike to your body to maximize your efficiency and adjust for any injuries you may be dealing with. He also does on-site ergonomic evaluations for your home or office computer set-up. Dylan is fluent in Spanish and Sign Language. He loves mountain biking, soccer, surfing, backpacking, playing the guitar, gardening, and even goofing around on his unicycle.

Kevin White

Kevin White grew up in Novato and has lived in Petaluma since 1993.  He received a BS in systemic physiology from the University of California, Davis in 1987.  He earned his MS in cellular and molecular biology from The University of Michigan in 1989.  In 1992, he graduated from The University of Southern California with a master’s degree in physical therapy.  Kevin is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy.  He is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist through Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars.  His goal is to improve patient function through manual therapy and exercise, so that the patients can return to their desired activities as quickly as possible.