Meet the Water PT Team
Nancy Hawkins, MPT
Nancy has diversified physical therapy experience including orthopedic, pediatric, home health, and aquatic rehabilitation. She received her MPT from CSU Northridge in 1999. Nancy dedicated herself to aquatic physical therapy after discovering the healing properties of water due to a personal low back injury. After healing her own back in the water, she committed herself sharing this with others. As co-owner of Water PT, Nancy has developed the reputation of being one of the most highly qualified aquatic therapists in the Los Angeles area.
Jessica was an avid swimmer and lifeguard throughout her youth. When she first experienced aquatic therapy she was so inspired that within a year she became a co-owner of Water PT. She loved seeing the patients improve and at the same time enjoy their therapy sessions in the pool. Jessica is grateful to manage this amazing team and see the incredible benefits people receive from aquatic therapy. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from New York University and is also a CPA and certified massage therapist.
MAYA ZELCER, Clinic Manager
Maya has loved being in water her whole life. She grew up in Los Angeles and has been spoiled living near the beach. She received her bachelor’s of science degree in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology from UC Santa Cruz where she was also the captain of the water polo team, Go Banana Slugs! Maya has always been interested helping others through the rehabilitation process and started her professional healthcare journey by getting her EMT License. She has also been training in Watsu and has received her level one certification.