Meet Our Staff

Alaknanda (Alka) Devaskar | Physical Therapist
Owner, Orthopedics and Neuromuscular Rehab, TMJ

Alka graduated from Physical Therapy School in India. She is licensed in California since 1982.  Alka has extensive experience in Acute care, ortho and neuro rehab, home care and skilled nursing facilities.  

In 2000, she established Sonoma Hills Physical Therapy. Her specialties and areas of interest include: orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation, TMJ, Osteoporosis, Pelvic health, and Amputees. Recently certified LSVT for Parkinson's patients.  She lives in Petaluma with her husband and has 2 children.

Sally Gallo | Physical Therapist

Sally has a masters degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University. She has 27 years of P.T. experience specializing in orthopedics.  She directs wellness programs in  the community specifically addressing back stabilization. 

Sally lives in Petaluma, CA with her husband and three children.

Brent Pitt |Physical Therapist, DPT
Brent graduated from the University of New England in Portland, Maine with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2020. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Brent has special interest in the areas of falling, balance, and athletics. He enjoys exercise, reading, and trying new foods. Brent returns back to California after his recent graduation.  He has worked at SHPT in the past and we (our patients and staff) are very pleased to have him join us in the Role of a DPT.  
Julie Corralejo | Physical Therapist Assistant
Orthopedic Rehab, Scoliosis, Injury Prevention


Julie has been a licenced physical therapist assistant for 9 years and has practiced in out-patient clinics with emphasis on post surgical interventions, sports rehab and scoliosis. Her treatment style is mixing manual therapy and exercise to return her patients to their previous level of function. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, cheese and entertaining at home. She lives in Santa Rosa with her husband and her dog.

Holly Matticola | Physical Therapist Assistant

Pilates, Orthopedic Rehab




Holly is a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant for over 20 years.  She graduated from the Western Institute of Science and Health in 2002. She has had Pilates training for rehabilitation with many different diagnosis and conditions.  She enjoys the diversity and challenges that come with each individual patient.  

Holly stays active going on adventures with her family and volunteering for the local school activities.

Sandy Argento | Front Office Staff




Sandy has worked in the healthcare field for over 30 years. She joined Sonoma Hills Physical Therapy in 2013.Sandy lives in Petaluma,CA with her husband.Sandy helps manage the front office with all of our needs.

Sandy loves spending time in her garden, and is famous in the office for her annual pickled green beans.

Cara Grant | Wellness Class Instructor | Physical Therapy Aide
BS-Exercise Physiology- Chico State University


Cara joined our staff in the summer of 2016 as a volunteer. She is the coordinator and fitness instructor of the SHPT wellness program.  Cara is a recent graduate from Chico State University with a degree in Exercise Physiology. Her career goal is to become a Physical Therapist.  Cara’s hobbies include hiking, skiing, reading and working out.  She enjoys staying active and spending time with her friends and family in her free time.