physical therapist samantha mccarlSamantha 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.