Physical Therapy Staff

Linda Stremel

Linda Stremel

Linda Stremel was born in Chico, CA and grew up on the family almond farm. She graduated from the University of California of Davis majoring in Biological Science and from Physical Therapy school at Childrens Hospital in Los Angeles in 1973.

She has worked as a physical therapist in Siskiyou County since 1976. Her work experience has included: Siskiyou General Hospital and Mercy Hospital in Mt. Shasta, consulting for Siskiyou County Special Education Department in the Elementary schools, teaching childbirth classes, working as a pediatric physical therapist treating children with cerebral palsy, and providing home health physical therapy. Linda has been with Mt. Shasta Physical Therapy since 1985. She is one of the owners of the practice.

Linda's areas of expertise in physical therapy are the shoulder and spine, chronic pain, and weight loss. She has a passion for participation in year-round outdoor recreational sports in the Mt. Shasta area.


Joe Champagne

Joe Champagne

Joe Champagne was born in Waterville Maine and graduated from Daemen College in 1985 with his degree in Physical Therapy. Since receiving his degree, Joe has worked in many locations across the country before settling in Siskiyou County in 1998. He has worked primarily in the field of orthopedics and sports medicine and attained his Certification in Athletic Training in 2003. He currently resides in Lake Shastina with his wife Gita.

Joe enjoys participating in many outdoor recreational activities and especially enjoys hiking, backpacking and camping in the summer months.

Joe's areas of specialty are spine care, orthopedic and sports medicine with an emphasis on post surgical rehabilitation including extensive experience in geriatric rehabilitation and balance disorders.


Jason Koster

Jason Koster

Jason Koster is originally from Hopewell Junction, New York. Jason obtained his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac College in Hamden, Connecticut, where he graduated Cum Laude in January of 2002. While completing his degree, he researched the effects of Myofascial release and Yoga on carpal tunnel syndrome.

Before arriving in Mt. Shasta, Jason worked in a variety of settings including; rehab centers, outpatient orthopedic clinics, and an Indian health service hospital. He has rehabilitated patients with traumatic brain injuries, strokes, diabetes, cardiopulmonary diseases, and multiple orthopedic diagnoses/injuries. Jason also has a special interest and education in knee and shoulder rehabilitation.

Jason’s interest and involvement in outdoor recreation has given him insight in preventing, treating, and conditioning for such activities including backcountry skiing, backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and whitewater kayaking.


Carol Winston

Carol Winston

Carol Winston grew up in Burbank, CA. She graduated from California State University at Long Beach with a B.S. in Physical Therapy in 1971.

She worked in southern CA to provide physical therapy services treating a variety of diagnoses in both inpatients and outpatients through hospitals.

In 1979, she moved to Mount Shasta and worked at the, then Eskaton Hospital, where she was the only physical therapist in south Siskiyou County. A couple years later, she contracted to provide Physical Therapy with Mercy Hospital. This was the beginning of Mount Shasta Physical Therapy. As MSPT grew, Linda Stremel was hired and subsequently became a partner. In 1997 Carol sold the remainder of MSPT to Linda and went to work doing home health therapy for 8 years. Concurrently, between 1979 and 1998, Carol also contracted to provide physical therapy at the nursing home in Weed. After retirement in 2008, she returned to MSPT a few years later and is working part time.

Her areas of special interest include neck and back pain, hand, ankle and foot rehabilitation.

Her hobbies include skiing (alpine, Nordic, telemark, and skate), hiking, bicycling, rafting, kayaking, photography and gardening.