Westlake Village Staff
Jesse Young, PT, MPT
is the Clinical Director at the Westlake Village Vargo PT clinic having moved here after serving as a licensed Physical Therapist at the Sherman Oaks Vargo PT clinic. He has a vast array of orthopedic experience treating spine, upper and lower extremities as well as experience treating cases of plantar fasciitis. Mr. Young is ASTYM certified for the treatment of muscle and tendon acute and chronic issues.
Mr. Young received his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and his master’s degree in physical therapy from California State University, Northridge. He has also completed additional educational courses in spine rehabilitation. Prior to coming to Vargo PT he worked as a - sports physical therapist intern with the Los Angeles Dodgers where he helped to diagnose and treat extensive acute injury management and baseball-specific rehabilitation.
A triathlete himself, Mr. Young completed the Arizona Ironman. He is an active member of the South Coast Triathlon Club. You will often find him treating fellow athletes from the club as well as from local premier high school athletic programs. In addition to endurance athletics, he enjoys golf, baseball, outdoor activities and spending time with his family.
Kathryn Buzzelli, PT, DPT
is a licensed Physical Therapist at the Reseda Vargo PT clinic and holds a doctorate in physical therapy. Dr. Buzzelli has experience working with patients recovering from strokes, as well as sports injuries.
Even as a high school athlete Dr. Buzzelli knew she wanted to be a therapist to help return people back to sport, work or to a prior level of function. She received her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and exercise science from California State University, Northridge. She then completed her doctorate in physical therapy at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, San Diego. She an ASTYM certified clinician and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA). Dr. Buzzelli is CPR/BLS certified and holds a bloodborne pathogens certification.
Prior to coming to Vargo PT, Dr. Buzzelli spent four years working as a Physical Therapy Aide in an outpatient physical therapy setting. She also garnered experience at a number of outpatient physical therapy clinics in Southern California as well as at the Los Robles Hospital.
A Southern California native, Dr. Buzzelli recently became a runner and has completed a number of 5K and 10K races and one half-marathon race. She generally prefers to spend her free time outdoors at the beach and in the mountains. When not out and about she can be found spoiling her two dogs at home.
- Outpatient orthopedic physical therapy
- Sports rehabilitation
- Bloodborne pathogens certification
- ASTYM certified
- CPR certified
Samantha McCarl, PT, DPT
is a licensed physical therapist and holds a doctorate in physical therapy. Her primary focus at the Moorpark Vargo PT clinic is to evaluate patients and manage their plan of care. Perhaps equally important, Dr. McCarl works to educate and train patients themselves on their condition helping them to understand their plan of care, what they can do to speed the process as well as preventative measures for the future.
Dr. McCarl received her bachelor’s degree in biomedical science from Texas A&M University. Later she earned her clinical doctorate in physical therapy from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Institute of Health Professions. In addition to this, she has undergone additional training in Kinesio taping, Mat Pilates, NovaCare shoulder evaluation and treatment, NovaCare ankle evaluation and treatment, and Sahrman movement analysis to evaluate and treat the lower back.
Prior to coming to Vargo PT she held a number of therapist and managerial positions at NovaCare Rehabilitation in their Whittier, Raleigh and Lawrenceville, NJ locations. Before that she worked at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston and Laurelhurst Physical Therapy in Portland. She was also an assistant women’s basketball coach for Warner Pacific College in Portland.
Dr. McCarl is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association – Orthopedic Specialty (APTA). She is married and has a daughter. She is a runner and plays basketball. She also enjoys making homemade ice cream for fun.