Melissa Littlefield, MS, PT, PCS

Melissa is the sole owner and founder for Littlefield Physical Therapy, Inc. Together with her husband, they have achieved their dream of providing a state of the art facility dedicated to families with special needs.  She has dedicated her 20+ years as a physical therapist toward Pediatric and Neurologically involved clients. Melissa has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo, a Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy, and PhD course work from the State University of New York at Buffalo’s School of Medicine’s Epidemiology Department and plans to complete her PhD in the future. In 2011, Melissa was recognized by the  American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists as a Pediatric Clinical Specialist. As a faculty member at D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York, Melissa has instructed Master and Doctoral PT candidates. She attained certification from the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association over 10 years ago. She is a life long member of the American Physical Therapy Association and is a member of the Pediatric and Neurology Sections. She loves treating clients throughout their life span. While sharing her enthusiasm for life, Melissa is energized by helping infants learn to hold their heads up, watching first steps and helping adolescents excel at their sport.  Melissa is honored to have touched and been included in so many lives. In her spare time she loves to be with her family, going to the beach and practicing yoga.

Her motto is:
“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.” ― Mother Teresa


Rachel Carpenter, PT, MSPT

Rachel received her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degrees from Boston University. She is licensed through the State of California Physical Therapy Board. Additionally she underwent Certification to be an Educator of Infant Massage through the International Association of Infant Massage.

Rachel has experience in a variety of settings including both inpatient and outpatient settings, early intervention within the home for children 0-3 years old and school based physical therapy.  She has been with Littlefield Therapy since 2008.

Rachel began her physical therapy career by traveling to Africa to do volunteer work in a small village with adults with Spinal Cord Injuries and children with various orthopedic and neurological impairments. She specialized in creating homemade seating systems for children with cerebral palsy and other diagnosis that required use of a wheelchair. Upon relocating in the United States she moved to California where she has worked in Los Angeles and San Diego prior to settling in Temecula.

Rachel believes that every child should be treated as if they were her own. She specializes in working with children from birth through their teen years with extensive experience with neurological impairments.


Heather Marshall, PT, DPT

Heather Marshall received her Bachelor of Arts in Sport and Exercise Science from Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania.  She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy, focusing on manual therapy and orthopedics, from the University of St. Augustine in San Marcos, California.  As a member of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Pediatric and Orthopedic sections, she is excited to work at Littlefield and where she is able to focus on both.   In addition to working at Littlefield she also works as a lab/teaching assistant at the University of St. Augustine.

Her motto as a physical therapist is “People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care”.

Katie Mersich, PT, DPT






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Danielle Jack, PT, DPT








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Jeannie Moore, PT, DPT

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Colleen Reaback, PTA








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