The physical therapists of Swanson McArthur Physical Therapy possess exceptional skills combined with a desire to help patients restore their function. We work with your physician to address your concerns and work individually with you to develop functional goals. Our professional and courteous support staff will assist you in every way possible throughout the rehabilitation process.
All members of the Swanson McArthur Physical Therapy staff have dedicated themselves to helping you restore your function and maximize your performance.
Quinn a. McArthur pT, DPT
Quinn graduated with high honors from California State University, Hayward with a BS in Athletic Training/Clinical Exercise in 1991, receiving simultaneously the Outstanding Student of the Year Award. In 1993, Quinn graduated with high honors from California State University, Northridge with a postgraduate degree in Physical Therapy and received board certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) in 2007 by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He completed his Doctorate of physical therapy in August of 2022. Quinn has been a member of the APTA since 1991. He specializes in orthopedic manual therapy and orthopedic and sports injury rehabilitation.
Quinn has taken numerous short- and long-term post-graduate courses, focusing on injury prevention, injury rehabilitation, sports-specific training, and advanced manual therapy treatment for the spine and extremities. He is a clinical instructor, mentoring staff as well as graduate students during clinical internships and educating high school students in the profession of physical therapy.
Quinn has involved himself in the youth athletic community as a Roseville Girls Softball Coach, Soccer Club (RYSC) Coach, and Indoor Soccer Coach starting in 2004. He has provided strength and conditioning training to numerous soccer clubs and teams since 2005 and has served as an assistant coach and the ACL Injury Prevention Program Director with the Woodcreek High School Soccer Program since 2011.
Along with his wife Linda (the co-owner of SMPT), the two travel when they can and enjoy friends, golf, and family.
Sarah grew up in the Central Coast area of Santa Maria, California and played competitive travel softball throughout high school. This is where her love for athletics and rehabilitation began. Sarah graduated from San Diego State University in 2011 with a Bachelor in Science degree majoring in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy. She went on to received a Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine For Health Sciences San Marcos campus April 2015.
She has experience with working with orthopedic, pediatrics, neurological, and TMJ conditions. Her passion is working with athletes in prevention of injuries. Sarah utilizes advanced manual therapy techniques, MFR, therapeutic exercises, and other various methods from her experiences and additional coursework to help improve overall functional mobility in her patients. She wants to further her knowledge by taking continuing education courses with hands-on training for TMJ, Graston, ASTYM, and other various manual courses.
She enjoys working in an outpatient orthopedic setting and working with patient s of all ages. Sarah is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Sarah recently relocated from Murrieta, California to the Rocklin area with her husband to be closer to family. She enjoys hiking, wakeboarding, and spending time with her two dogs Kato and Jade.
Sarah Harmon, PT, DPT
Sarah graduated from San Diego State University in 2011 with a Bachelor in Science degree majoring in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy. She went on to receive a Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine For Health Sciences San Marcos campus in April 2015.
She has experience with working with orthopedic, pediatrics, neurological, and TMJ conditions. She specializes in pediatrics (0-18 years) and all vertigo conditions. Since working at this clinic her passion for pediatrics and neuro have grown. She has an eclectic approach and enjoys incorporating new techniques into her plan of care. Sarah has worked with many neurological conditions including MS, stroke, cardiac arrest complications, Parkinson's, PSP, amputations, chiari malformation, SMA, and CP. Sarah utilizes advanced manual therapy techniques, MFR, therapeutic exercises, and other various methods from her experiences and additional coursework to help improve overall functional mobility in her patients.
She enjoys working in an outpatient orthopedic setting and working with patients of all ages. Sarah is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Sarah lives in the Rocklin area with her husband, two dogs, and daughter. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, walks, and watching movies.
Madelynn Spalding PT, DPT
Maddie completed her undergraduate education at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA where she played Division 1 Volleyball for one year before dedicating herself to being a full time student. She went on to complete her Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree at UOP as well.
Maddie’s clinical rotations were orthopedic-based, with an emphasis in sports medicine. It was her last clinical with UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine for Young Athletes in Walnut Creek, CA where she fell in love with working with the pediatric sports medicine population. Since then, her interests have continued and evolved into expanding the aquatic program at SMPT. Maddie has put a heavy emphasis on continuing education. She is working on expanding her knowledge of manual therapy, Sports injury prevention and rehabilitation, recently completed the Graston Technique course and has taken an interest in the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome community.
Outside of work, Maddie loves to spend time with her husband, family, friends and especially her dog, Klay. Since she was young, there has always been a presence and emphasis with helping others. On her days off, she volunteers for a family run nonprofit that provides critical resources and creates self-sustaining programs designed to help people make a better life for themselves in Nairobi, Kenya. Born and raised in the Bay Area, she is an avid SF Giants, Golden State Warriors, and SF 49ers sports fan. She loves to travel, scuba dive, wakesurf, attempting to pick up golf and has an interest in viticulture.
Christy Effendie-Peterson, PTLA, DPT
Christy graduated from the University of California, Davis, in December of 2017 with a Bachelors in Science majoring in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior. She went on to work full time in college athletics before attending Azusa Pacific University to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2022.
Christy’s clinical rotations ranged from outpatient orthopedics to acute care. She has cared for patients in the Burn Intensive Care Unit at the UC Davis Medical Center, assisting research on active therapy during recovery and developing her experience as a trauma-informed clinician. She went on to work in a sports medicine clinic, furthering her passion for working with athletes and gaining experience in collegiate and professional training rooms.
A Rocklin native, Christy enjoys attending live sporting events, finding new local coffee spots, and watching British cooking shows with her husband. As a Davis graduate, she loves cheering on the Aggies, along with the Sacramento Kings and Sacramento Republic FC.