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Santa Clara Team Physical Therapists

Fabrice Rockich, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Fabrice received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Biodynamics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1994. In 1998, he earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Southern California. He is certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and is board certified as an Orthopedic Specialist. He has a special interest in Sports Medicine, and has worked with male and female athletes of all ages and skill levels. He is certified in Sportsmetrics™, a scientifically proven program for the knee, which focuses on knee injury prevention, ACL reconstruction rehabilitation, and sports performance enhancement. He is certified in Mousekeydo®, an ergonomic keyboard training program. He also has several years experience working with geriatric patients in home care and outpatient settings. He is a member of the Santa Clara University Sports Medicine team and provides physical therapy care to the university's athletes. Fabrice has practiced with the OPTM Group since 1998 and started OPTM Physical Therapy of Saratoga in 2004. He enjoys running, mountain biking, weight lifting and watching professional and collegiate sports.

Robert Lucente, DPT

Robert earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Combined Sciences from Santa Clara University in 2005, and while attending SCU he worked as a student athletic trainer in the sports medicine department. This experience inspired him to pursue a career in physical therapy so that he could expand his rehabilitation skills beyond athletics to the greater population. In 2008 Robert graduated from Mount Saint Mary's College with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree. Currently, he is working on becoming a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) and obtaining his Orthopedic Specialist Certification (OCS). He is a member of the Santa Clara University Sports Medicine team and provides physical therapy care to the university's athletes. Robert has practiced at OPTM Physical Therapy of Saratoga since 2010. In his leisure time he enjoys playing tennis, basketball, and running.

Elizabeth Rea, DPT

Elizabeth graduated Magna Cum Laude from Santa Clara University in 2012, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Combined Sciences. She then attended Samuel Merritt University to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in order to pursue her passion developed over the years of playing sports and working in SCU’s Athletic Training Room. Elizabeth received her DPT in 2015 after completing her final internship with Stanford Athletics, where she worked with a variety of athletes from several Division I teams including football, diving, lacrosse, wrestling, gymnastics, fencing, crew and volleyball. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys playing with her nieces and nephew, baking, and spending time outdoors.


Kirsten Curb, DPT

Kirsten Curb was born and raised in Santa Rosa, Calif. where she developed a love for all sports and played competitive volleyball and softball. A shoulder injury in college directed her to an interest in the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology at California State University Chico and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland. She remains an avid athlete and sports and fitness enthusiast and when she's not working you can find her on the volleyball court, softball field or training at the gym.

Ricky Friedell, DPT

Ricky Friedell is San Jose born and Napa Valley raised. Throughout high school, he had a profound interest in music, playing drums in the Vintage High School Marching Band, Jazz Band, and local acts touring throughout the Bay Area. 

Personal health and exercise was an integral component of life as he valued the physical and mental benefits it provided. This lead to completion of a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology from Cal Poly, SLO and eventually a Masters of Physical Therapy from CSU Sacramento. Ricky’s interest in sports medicine & rehab was solidified by the completion of his internship at the renowned Andrews Orthopedic Center in Birmingham, AL.