KC Hughes, PT/Owner
K.C. founded Hughes Physical Therapy in 1985. The business quickly grew and soon K.C. added a partner and renamed the business Hughes/Lawson Physical Therapy. 2010 marked another milestone, when K.C. and Kevin Brogan became partners, and have renamed the business Cornerstone Physical Therapy. K.C. is a graduate of CSU, Fresno, class of 1980. K.C. has completed extensive training in Maitland soft tissue approach and the Norwegian based spinal mobilization approach in manual therapy to enhance his therapeutic expertise. More recently, K.C. has added the curriculum from the Institute of Physical Art, Inc. to his resume, taking continuing education courses in soft tissue, neuromuscular facilitation and body mechanics training. K.C. is a dedicated family man, enjoys music, outdoor activities and is very involved in his church.
Kevin Brogan, MPT, CFMT, ATC/Owner
Kevin joined Hughes/Lawson Physical Therapy in 2000. Then, in 2010, Kevin had the opportunity to become partners with K.C. and now is co-owner of Cornerstone Physical Therapy. He began his education at CSU, Fresno in the field of athletic training, earning his BS degree while working with Fresno State athletics. He attended graduate school at CSU, Fresno as well, completing his Master’s degree in physical therapy in 1998. Kevin has actively studied the Functional Manual Therapy™ approach through the Institute of Physical Art, Inc., sitting for their certification examination, earning Honors in 2010, becoming the first CERTIFIED FUNCTIONAL MANUAL THERAPIST™ in the Central Valley. He now is an associate faculty member for the Institute, teaching the Functional Mobilization 1 course. Kevin has two children; enjoys recreational cycling, golf, and is active in his local church.
Ted Mello, MPT/Staff PT
Ted has been with Cornerstone Physical Therapy since 2012. He completed both his undergraduate and graduate studies at CSU, Fresno. He earned a Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology, with an Exercise Science option, and a Master's in Physical Therapy--graduating Summa Cum Laude. Ted is a Los Banos, CA native where many of his family members still live. He has been married to his beautiful bride, Dianna, since 2011. They have two children, Elynn and Malachi. They attend the Well Community Church where they are actively involved in small groups and other volunteer opportunities. During his spare time, Ted enjoys traveling, golfing, snowboarding, cycling, and playing the guitar. He also regularly attends continuing education courses to gain further knowledge and skills in the constantly advancing field of physical therapy.
Michelle Ramirez, PT, DPT/Staff PT
Michelle is the newest addition to Cornerstone PT. Michelle completed both her undergraduate and graduate degrees at CSU, Northridge. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Education and Physical Therapy and her Master of Physical Therapy in 2001. She then completed her transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2013 from the University of St. Augustine. Michelle has taken numerous continuing education courses to assist her growth as an outpatient physical therapist. She recently relocated from San Luis Obispo where she completed 13 years of outpatient experience. She and her husband Chad, are recent newlyweds and Michelle is now a bonus mom. During her spare time, Michelle enjoys spending time with her family traveling to Truckee, skiing, snowmobiling and spending time in the outdoors.