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
Rayla Barnfield PT, DPT
Rayla is from Southern Illinois and always knew she wanted to work in the medical field. She graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Science Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She went on to get her doctorate in physical therapy at Midwestern University and graduated in April of 2017. Rayla’s pediatric background includes a clinical rotation in a school-based setting. She is licensed through the State of California Physical Therapy Board. Rayla is very excited to be apart of the Littlefield team. Her favorite thing about being a PT is to watching her patients grow and gain independence. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising and cooking with her husband as well as traveling.
Miranda Celello PT
Miranda is from a small town in Northern Michigan, and recently moved to CA to pursue the start of her career in pediatric physical therapy. She graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and went on to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL in April of 2018. She has always had a passion for working with children, and has pediatric clinical experience in hippo-therapy as well as inpatient PT including the neonatal intensive care unit.
Miranda loves to travel, volunteer, spend time with family and friends, and go on outdoor adventures.
Jhenne’ Martinez – PT Aide
Jhenne’ has been with us since 2016 and is known as the Superstar Kid Magnet. She is all at once firm, kind and fun and leads our facilitators and volunteers in creating an inspiring, happy and fun atmosphere in the Murrieta clinic. Her love for kids and helping them to grow is obvious.
Jhenne’ is inspired by the hard work our patients and parents put in to therapy and witnessing the pure joy on their faces as they meet their developmental milestones. She was born in New York City and lived all over the world with her military family. Having had the wonderful experience of loving and caring for someone with Down Syndrome, she has a tender place in her heart for issues that families face.
Michelle Preciado – PT Aide
Michelle initially worked with us as a volunteer and fell in love with seeing the change OT/PT/SLP makes in the lives of our patients. She is helpful, resourceful and playful and the kids absolutely love her! Michelle has her Bachelors in Kinesiology and is working toward a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy.
Seeing the kids grow physically, cognitively and in character and being part of a team that has so much passion and commitment inspires Michelle every day. A Southern California native, she enjoys working out and learning how to be healthy in mind, body and soul.