Dr. Morrison joined the training staff in the 1996 season as the Team Physician. He is a general orthopedic surgeon with special interest in foot and ankle problems and sports medicine. Dr. Morrison holds medical licenses in Oregon and California, and is board certified in orthopedic surgery and has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons since 1983, and has served as Chief of Staff of Ashland Community Hospital.
Rob Williams has served the College of the Siskiyous athletes since 1996 as an Orthopedic Physician Assistant. He provides the highest level of Orthopedic consultation and evaluation for the COS student/athletes. Rob received his BS in Psychology from Oregon State University, then attended Yale Medical School where he became a Physician Assistant Certified, (PAC). Rob is one of the most valuable peices to our sports medicine network.
Joe Champagne is a local Physical Therapist and is also a Certified Athletic Trainer. He has been a valuable resource for the student athletes at the college working with them at games, and on the COS campus. He also teaches Human Anatomy here at COS as an adjunct instructor.
Cyndi Schieber P.T., graduated from the University of California in San Francisco in 1984 and has enjoyed working in the outpatient, orthopedic setting for over 20 years. Previously Cyndi worked in a Sacramento private practice for 7years, interacting with injured players from professional basketball and tennis teams. She has been employed with Mercy Medical Center, Mt. Shasta since 1990 and oversees an outpatient, orthopedic satellite clinic in Weed, CA. College of the Siskiyous has had the pleasure of a close relationship with Cyndi since 1990. She has been involved with both the Adaptive Physical Education classes and is the Lead therapist in the college pre-season sports physicals.
Paul Schwartz is a physical therapist employed at Mercy Medical Center - Mount Shasta (MMCMS). For the past 18 years he has been the lead therapist at the hospital's outpatient physical therapy office in Mount Shasta and has worked and collaborated with the COS athletic training department and assisted in our pre-season sports physicals during this time. He has been an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and is currently the Orthopedic Service Line coordinator at MMCMS. Paul received his Bachelor's degree at the University of Pittsburgh in 1989 and earned his Masters degree at the University of Kentucky in 1993.
Ron McDowell, MS, PT is the Director of Therapy Services at Mercy Mt. Shasta, where he sees patients in both the inpatient and outpatient clinics with a wide variety of musculoskeletal problems, and is one of the hospital's Spanish interpreters. In addition to his physical therapy degree from University of the Pacific, Ron has a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology from U.C. Davis.
Cindi Titzer, P.T.A., graduated from the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at New Hampshire Vocational Technical College in Claremont, New Hampshire in 1990. She has been employed by Mercy Medical Center, Mount Shasta for the past 18 years. She has an extensive background in the neurologically impaired clientele as well as orthopedics. She shares her time between the Mt. Shasta and Weed satellite clinics and the hospital. Cindi also has a previous medical background as an EMT and is a certified massage therapist.
Dr. Fritzke has practiced Chiropractic in Mt. Shasta since 1987. He reports that after that much practice he's starting to get the hang of it. After receiving his bachelor's degree in Social Work in 1980, he completed his Chiropractic degree from Palmer-West in 1985. A former national caliber long distance runner, he's recently begun cycling and competing in road bike races. He's been involved in endurance sports throughout his competitive career as well as through the running careers of his children. He currently spends his time at his practice, helping the student athletes at COS, training on his bike, and poking fun at the oddities in the world of cycling on his website, www.cycling-review.com
Janet Biondi is a local massage therapist and the owner of Biondi Health & Sports Therapy in Mount Shasta. Janet currently specializes in Active Release Techniques, (ART), a unique soft tissue technique developed by a chiropractor and used and endorsed by the NFL, PGA, Olympics and the Ironman. Although she has practiced massage for the past 25 years, she now exclusively offers ART in her private practice in Mount Shasta, as she feels the technique is a superior modality when it comes to resolving injury issues. Janet received her Bachelor's degree in 1981 at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine and her ART training in Tuscany, Italy in 2009. Janet can be reached at email@example.com.