PHYSICAL THERAPIST

ORTHOPAEDIC CLINICAL SPECIALIST

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING EXPERT

 

EDUCATION     

Ÿ Bachelor of Science, Major in Physical Therapy,

California State University Long Beach, Jan 1996

Ÿ Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in Marketing,

University of Georgia, 1986

 

CERTIFICATIONS

Orthopaedic Certified Specialist, Diplomate, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties,

June 2001 through 2021

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association,

January 2001 to 2014

 

EXPERIENCE

Proformance Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Inc.  

            President, Los Angeles, CA, January 2001 to present.

 

Spiderman 2

            Physical Therapist to Tobey Maguire.  March 2003 to October 2003

 

Larchmont Physical Therapy

            Senior Physical Therapist, Los Angeles, CA, June 1998 - March 2003

ŸResponsible for direct patient care.

Created and implemented exercise and strength programs for a running and tennis population.

ŸCo-Clinical Instructor for student affiliations.

Ÿ Designed and implemented Strength and Flexibility Screening for Health Clubs during PT Month.

 

Mariners Physical Therapy

            Staff Physical Therapist, Costa Mesa CA, March 1996 – June 1998

Outpatient private practice specializing in orthopaedic and sports rehabilitation.

Ÿ Responsible for direct patient care.

Ÿ Management of aide staff including hiring, scheduling, training, review, and termination.

Ÿ Developed aide training manual.

Ÿ Assist owners in marketing of clinic to physicians and community.

 

Clinical Affiliations Aug.-Dec. 1995 (Outpatient settings)

Ÿ Mariners Physical Therapy, Costa Mesa CA

Ÿ St. John’s Hospital and Health Center, Santa Monica CA

Ÿ Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center, Mission Viejo CA

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITES

American Physical Therapy Association, May, 1995 to present

National Strength and Conditioning Association, 2000 to 2014

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, 2004

Member of The California Research Special Interest Group (CRSIG), 2010

 

Professional Presentations

• "Physical  Therapy” talk to Cedars Saini Orthopedic Residency Program participants 07/10/2015

•“Current Concepts in Spine Care:  Muscle imbalances and spinal stabilization techniques”,

                 A community talk hosted by Ian Armstrong, MD

•“Posture and Body Mechanics”, guest speaker to the Kerlan and Jobe Nursing staff,

     Los  Angeles, CA

•“How to Save Your Back during the Holidays”, Guest speaker on Dr. Cohan radio show,

                  KABC, Los Angeles.

 

VOLUNTEER AND SPONSORSHIPS

            Los Angeles Triathlon Club Sponsor, 2005 to 2010

            UCLA Triathlon Team Physical Therapy Sponsor, 2007 to 2010

            NIKE Team Run Physical Therapy Volunteer/Sponsor, 2008 to 2009

            Orthopaedic Clinical Assessments for the Triathlon community 2005, 2006, 2007

 

 

Continuing Education

04/2020 Ethics, Laws, Regulations for California Physical Therapists                         2 Hrs.

03/2020 Management of the Pelvic Girdle. 

Instructor: Daniel Krages, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT                            15 Hrs., 1.5 CEU

12/2019  Movement System Impairments Syndromes of the Lumbar Spine and Hip: Interactions and Evidence. by Shirley Sahrmann PhD, PT, FAPTA                                    13 Hrs., 1.3 CEU

02/2018 Ethics, Laws, Regulations for California Physical Therapists                            2 Hrs

03/2017 Evaluation & Treatment of the Injured Runner:

Christopher M. Powers, PhD, PT, FAPTA                                                   15 Hrs.,1.5 CEU

02/2017 Functional Biomechanics of the Lower Quarter: Implications for the Evaluation & Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders,  Christopher M. Powers, PhD, PT, FAPTA.   15 Hrs.,1.5 CEU

10/2016  Evidence and Selected Assessment and Interventions of the Upper Thoracic Spine, Michael B. Miller PT, DPT, OSC, FAAOMPT,CCI.   4 Hrs.

08/2016  USC Shoulder Update 2016: Diagnosis and Management.  8 Hrs.

11/2014  2014 Endurance Clinic presented by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Colorado Springs, CO.  16 Hrs.

10/2014  University of Southern California orthopedic Boot Camp 2014, Joe Godges, DPT, Daniel Karages, DPT, Sean Johnson, DPT.  120 Hrs.

11/2013  Research Symposium The Science of Running, Nancy Byl PhD, FAPTA, Irene Davis, PT, PhD, FACSM, FAPTA, Bryan Heiderscheit, PT, PhD, Chris Powers, PT,  PhD, FASCM, FAPTA.  16 Hrs.

03/2013  A Master Clinicians Approach to Advanced Concepts in Examination and Treatment of the Shoulder Complex, George J Davies, DPT, Med, PT, SCS, ATC, LAT, CACA, FAPTA, PES.  15 Hrs.

05/2011  Developing Post Surgical Rehab Programs for the Cervical and Lumbar Spine,

By Carol McFarland PT, MS, OCS.  15 Hrs.

01/2011  Sports Rehabilitation Module 2:  Upper Quarter, Joe Godges, PT, OCS, & USC PT Faculty.  32 Hrs.

11/2010  Sports Rehabilitation Module 1:  Lower Quarter, Joe Godges, PT, OCS, & USC PT Faculty.  32 Hrs.

10/2010  PT Law Review for the Practicing Professional, Los Angeles, CA,

 James J. Dagostino, PT, DPT.  2.5 Hrs.

10/2010  Current Concepts in the Management of the Competitive Athlete, Los Angeles, CA.  13 Hrs.

08/2010  Perform Better 3 Day Functional Training Summit, Long Beach, CA.  24 Hrs.

 

09/2008  The Missing Link, NAIOMT 755,   Mark Looper, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT, Ken Cole BSPT,COMT, FAAOMPT.  14 Hrs.

04/2008  Functional Exercise Training. John K. Norton.   International weightlifting association.  8 Hrs.

12/2007  Examination and Selected Interventions of the Shoulder, George J. Davies PT, DPT, MEd, SCS, ATC, LAT, CSCS, FAPTA.  14Hrs.

11/2007 Biomechanical and Motor Control Considerations in the Development of Exercise Interventions for the Management of Low Back Disorders.  Experimental and Clinical Trial Evidence.  Jacek Cholewicki PhD and USC Faculty.  6.5 Hrs.

10/2007  AOSSM Sports Medicine & Baseball: A Comprehensive Approach.  Los Angeles, CA.  18 Hrs.

06/2007  Movement Science Series Presented at Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles:  Movement Analysis, Principles of Motor Learning, Movement Impairment System I, II, III, and Neuromotor Rehabilitation I, II – The Janda Approach, Kathy Kumagai, DPT, MS, NCS, OCS, CSCS, Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Mary Kate McDonnell, DPT, OCS, Marcie Harris Hayes, DPT, OCS, Claire Frank, DPT, MS, OCS, FAAOMPT.  128 Hrs.

04/2007  Functional Biomechanics of the Lower Quarter:  Implications for Movement Dysfunction and Musculoskeletal Injury, Christopher M. Powers PT, PhD.  16 Hrs.

03/2007 USC Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy Presents Graded V: Graded Passive Mobilization of the Spine, Module 2/3 and 3/3,  Phillip Tehan, Dip in Osteopathy, Dip in Physiotherapy, Peter Gibbons, MB, BS in Osteopathy, DM-SMed.  24 Hrs.

05/2006  USC Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy Presents Advanced Management of the Spine: High Velocity Low Amplitude Thrust Techniques, Derrick Sueki, PT, DPT.  16 Hrs.

04/2006  USC Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy Presents Advanced Management of the Spine: Sacroiliac Region, Mike O’Donnell, PT, DPT, OCS.  16 Hrs.

03/2006  USC Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy Presents Advanced Management of the Spine: Lumbar Spine, Derrick Sueki, PT, DPT.  16 Hrs.

03/2006  USC Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy Presents Local V Mobilization of the Spine, Course 1/3 and 2/3,  Phillip Tehan, Dip in Osteopathy, Dip in Physiotherapy, Peter Gibbons, MB, BS in Osteopathy, DM-SMed.  32 Hrs.

02/2006  North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, Intermediate Lower Quadrant, Level II, Part A&B, Bill Temes, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT, David Deppeler, PT, OCS, MT, FAAOMPT.  42 Hrs.

02/2006  USC Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy Presents Advanced Management of the Spine: Thoracic Spine, Kornelia Kulig, PT, PhD & Todd Davenport, PT, DPT, OCS.  16 Hrs.

01/2006  USC Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy Presents Advanced Management of the Spine: Cervical Spine, Rob Landel, DPT, OCS.  16 Hrs.

11/2005  Foot Orthotic Therapy:  Background, Evidence and Fabrication, Steve Reischl, PT, DPT, OCS, and Gregg Wolfe.  9 Hrs.

11/2005  USC Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy Presents Advanced

Management of the Extremities: Foot and Ankle, by Steve Reischl, PT, DPT, OCS.  16 Hrs.

10/2005  USC Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy Presents Advanced

Management of the Extremities: Hip and Knee, by Dan Farwell, DPT.  16 Hrs.

09/2005  USC Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy Presents Advanced

Management of the Extremities: Shoulder, by John Meyer, DPT , OCS.  16 Hrs.

09/2005  The Trunk: The Core, The Back, The Belly, The Crossroads of our Body, Functional Video Digest Series.  Functional Design Systems/ Gary Gray PT.  2 Hrs.

08/2005   Strain Counterstrain I for the Spine, by Randall Kusunose PT of the Jones Institute.  23 Hrs.

12/2004  APTA Sports Physical Therapy Section’s Team Concept Conference, Update on Rotator Cuff, ACL, and Tendonopathy; Current Concepts and Overviews.  18.5 Hrs

10/2004  Manual Therapy and Rehabilitation of the Locomotor System, at the Charles University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic, by Karel Lewit, MD, and Pavel Kolar, PAEDDR.  40 Hrs.

06/2004  Clinical Integration, Session 5 of Southern California University of Health Science Chiropractic Rehabilitation Diplomate Program,Craig Liebenson,DC.  14Hrs.

01/2004  Stability Training:  Isolation & Integration – How to Groove Functional Motor Patterns, a discussion with Stuart McGill, PhD

10/2003  Mobilisation of the Nervous System Initial Course,by David Butler, M App Sc, GDAMT, B Physiotherapy.  16 Hrs.

08/2003  Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes for the Lower Quarter Level II, by Shirley Sahrmann PhD, PT, FAPTA.  16 Hrs.

05/2003  The Running Course, Matthew Walsh, PT. 15Hrs.

02/2003  Janda Approach to Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes Workshop,

Clare Frank, MS, PT, OCS.  16 Hrs.

02/2003  Foot Orthotic Management of Common Foot and Ankle Conditions: A Problem-based Approach, Sponsored by the Foot and Ankle SIG Orthopaedic Section, APTA, Inc.  Pre conference course.  7.5 Hrs.

01/2003  The Active Therapeutic Movement Concept:  A New Integrated Passive/Active Intervention for Musculoskeletal Disorders, Jonathan Hoffman, BPT, MMPA, MACP, Grad Dip Manip There.  8 Hrs.

10/2002  Introduction to Muscle energy Technique, Loren H. Rex, DO.  18 1-A Hrs.

08/2002  Soft Tissue Alignment and Restructuring Technique for Cervical Spine and Shoulders, Level 1, Teri Nakamura, MPT, ATC, Gabe Luban, MES.  4 Hrs.

04/2002  Chain Reaction Explosion, Gary Gray PT & David Tiberio PhD, PT, OCS.  21 Hrs.

01/2002  Learn By Doing Functional Training Series.  7 Hrs.

10/2001  Musculoskeletal Update, Craig Liebenson DC.  19 Hrs.

04/2001  Gait Assessment, V Janda.  16 Hrs.

03/2001  The Science of Stability: Clinical Application to Assessment & Treatment of Segmental Spinal Stabilization for Low Back Pain; Paul Hodges, Ph.D., PT.  13 Hrs.

10/2000  Essentials of Strength Training & Conditioning Seminars: Programs Tailored To The Needs Of Practicing Physical Therapists, Part II; F. Victor Harding, MA, H/FI, NSCA-CPT, CSCS.  17 Hrs.

07/2000  FO II: Functional Orthopedics II; Gregory Johnson FFCFMT.  31 Hrs.

07/2000  Essentials of Strength Training & Conditioning Seminars: Programs

Tailored To The Needs Of Practicing Physical Therapists, Part I; F. Victor Harding, MA, H/FI, NSCA-CPT, CSCS.  17 Hrs.

05/2000  Muscle Imbalances: Diagnosis and treatment (a lab course); Vladimir Janda, M.D. D.Sc.  13.5 Hrs.

03/2000  FOI: Functional Orthopedics I; Brian Hauswirth, PT, CFP.  30 Hrs.

12/1999  Year Long Manual Therapy Course, Orthopaedic Physical Therapy; Joe Godges, MPT, OCS.  160 Hrs.

10/1999  Problem-Solving Shoulder Dysfunction: Current Concepts in Evaluation and Treatment; Wendy Burke, PT, OCS.  8 Hrs.

09/1999  BET: Back Education and Training; The Institute of Physical Art, Inc; Arthur Ando, MS, PT.  20 Hrs.

10/1998  Diagnosis & Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes; Shirley Sahrmann.  15 Hrs.

 

06/1998  Orthopaedic Long Term Manual Therapy Course; Australian Approach;

Wayne Diamond, Dennis Dempsy, Kaiser Permanente Southern California.  154 Hrs

11/1996  Locomotor Biomechanics and Applied Orthotic Therapy; Brian R. Hoke, PT, SCS.  22 Hrs.

10/1996  Eccentric Training for Shoulder Impingement and Anterior Knee Pain; John Hisamoto, PT, ATC.  12 Hrs.

12/1995  The Pelvic Girdle: Structure, Function, Evaluation, Treatment;

Richard Jackson PT, OCS.  21Hrs. 

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