Paul Molina received his bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach. Having a strong affinity for helping individuals and the community with healthcare needs, Paul began searching for opportunities to delve into. While interning at Irvine Valley College Sports Medicine Team, Paul enjoyed working with collegiate athletes, but also wanted to assist the older adult population. Volunteering at St. Joseph hospital and Torrance Memorial Medical Center, he understood the importance of helping people live the life they want to live and obtained his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia to help.
Dr. Paul focuses on the importance of patient education and self-efficacy, therapeutic alliance and patient rapport building, individualized and appropriate exercise prescription, and thorough and evidence based treatment. While in school, Dr. Paul participated and instructed evidence-based falls prevention programs on the weekends, with an emphasis on fear of falling within the older adult population.
Outside of the clinic, Paul enjoys spending time with his wife, baby boy, and dog. He also enjoys traveling around the globe and cycling in different countries.
Jason Park graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychobiology. He then went on to earn his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California (USC), which is consistently ranked as the top physical therapy program in the nation. He has had extensive clinical internships which focused on manual therapy from Orthopedic Certified Specialists. Postgraduate distinction has included the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialty, which specializes in sports specific strength training. He has worked in a broad spectrum of specialties from working with Division I, NCAA collegiate athletes at UCLA, USC, and UC Berkeley as well as working with the senior population of Laguna Woods. He also takes pride in being able to treat those suffering with chronic pain. Dr. Park has also gone on to study conditions related to pre and post pregnancy as well as pediatric orthopedics. Dr. Park is uniquely able to empathize with many of his patients as he has undergone the recovery process of a wide spectrum of injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation first hand.
Dr. Park has also served as an APTA certified clinical instructor for USC, Loma Linda, Cal State Long Beach, and Chapman University doctoral student interns. Being a physical therapist with a specialty in strength and conditioning, Dr. Park believes that incorporating hands-on manual therapy treatments, specific exercises, patient education and modalities can expedite the healing process. Dr. Park also feels it is important to personalize treatments for each of his patients to maximize their outcomes. He takes the time to listen to his patients and works closely with their physicians to reach the goal of improved function and quality of life.
Dr. Park enjoys spending time with his family. He enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, watching sporting events (especially his Broncos, Bruins, and Lakers), snowboarding, and backpacking/camping. He particularly enjoys listening to his wife (Sandy) play the piano and playing with his son Ryan and daughter Kylie.
James Lee received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Upon receiving his BA degree, Dr. Lee continued his education by earning his Master of Arts in Education from Biola University. After four years of teaching, he then pursued his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California (USC). His clinical internships and work experience have included extensive instruction under the tutelage of Orthopedic Certified Specialists along with treating and training individuals from the pediatric patient, to the high level collegiate athlete, pre and post pregnancy mothers, and the senior citizen. Dr. Lee's training focuses on the use of manual therapy integrated and reinforced with therapeutic exercises enabling the complete treatment of patients. Dr. Lee loves the challenges that his patient population brings and truly enjoys forming lasting and caring relationships.
Dr. Lee has also served as an APTA certified clinical instructor for Chapman University doctoral student interns. Dr. Lee considers it of vital importance to personalize each patient's program to the needs, desires and goals of that particular individual. As a physical therapist with an educational background, it is the belief of Dr. Lee that therapy not only includes manual interventions, therapeutic exercises, neuromuscular re-education and modalities, but also include educating the patients in the causes, symptoms and treatments for their particular condition. Thus making each patient an active and integral participant in the healing process versus a passive recipient. In order to achieve improved quality of life and maximized functionality, Dr. Lee takes the time to listen to every patient in order to work more closely with his or her physician. This way the healing process truly begins and therapeutic results are optimized.
Golfing, snowboarding, bowling, ballroom dancing, traveling and appreciating fine food and wine with close friends and family are some of the activities Dr. Lee enjoys. He is married to his wife Maria and they have three sons, Tyler, Micah and Zephaniah.
Garrett Johnson graduated from University of Oregon in 2014 with his Bachelor’s Degree in Human Physiology. He then packed up and headed south, to pursue a degree in Chapman University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program the following year. Dr. Garrett had the opportunity to practice in a variety of clinical settings throughout his time at Chapman, but found his calling in outpatient orthopedics. He was first inspired by physical therapy while being a patient himself, after sustaining an elbow injury as a pitcher.
Dr. Garrett believes in a comprehensive approach to recovery for any injury or diagnosis, making sure to leave no stone unturned. He believes this comes from identification and correction of patterns and behaviors that, in many cases, are the underlying cause of injury. In building personal rapport with each and every patient, it becomes a team effort in finding the most effective, longest lasting solutions to living healthily and pain free. Seeing his patients succeed and live their best lives is what he enjoys most about being a physical therapist, and is the reason each day provides a new and gratifying experience.
In his free time, Dr. Garrett spends time with his fiancé, Kalena, who is currently studying to become a registered nurse. The two of them enjoy going to baseball games, biking, discovering new trails to hike in Orange County, spending time at the beach, and being casual Disney goers. As a Seattle native, he roots on his hometown teams and enjoys every sunny day we get here in Southern California.
Shawn Mead received his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Business Administration from San Diego State University (SDSU). Immediately after receiving his B.S. degree, Shawn went on to pursue his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California (USC), consistently ranked as a top physical therapy program in the country. ssShawn has been fortunate to have worked in a variety of clinical settings, including outpatient orthopedics, sports, and inpatient rehabilitation. He has received extensive clinical instruction by orthopedic and sports clinical specialists, with an emphasis in treating foot, ankle, and shoulder conditions. It is in the outpatient orthopedic setting where Shawn's passion for physical therapy lies.
Dr. Mead has interest in treating individuals across the entire life spectrum, from adolescents to athletes to senior citizens. With an emphasis on skilled manual therapy and therapeutic exercise, Dr. Mead feels that each patient's treatment program should be uniquely prescribed based on their individual wants and desires. Combining the use of a hands-on approach, the best available clinical evidence, and the patient's own perspective, he strives to find the most comprehensive and customized treatment plan for all of his clients. He truly believes that rehabilitation begins with the caring relationship he develops with his patients. Using a team-oriented approach, physical therapy intervention identifies and addresses the true cause of movement dysfunction and injury, with patient education being most important. It is his goal as a clinician to assure that there are exemplary solutions to patient problems, beginning with the root cause.
In his free time, Dr. Mead enjoys recreational golf, snowboarding, fishing, and exercising his mind and body. He especially enjoys spending time with the most influential people in his life, his friends and family.
Andrew Van Leuven received his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Chapman University. After receiving his B.S. degree, Andrew attended the University of Southern California to earn his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. While at USC, Andrew provided care for injuries sustained by USC's club and sports athletes. He has also worked with US junior tennis players during competition and provided treatment to facilitate return to sport. Postgraduate distinction includes the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) coursework, which specializes in the evaluation of the golf swing and how musculoskeletal limitations in a golfer's body can change the golf swing and cause injury.
Dr. Van Leuven has worked with people of all ages in many settings. After having experience with sports, emergency medicine and acute rehabilitation, Andrew has determined that his true interest is in the orthopedic setting.
Dr. Van Leuven believes that his patients should understand their injury and the steps required to decrease their symptoms from the beginning of their rehabilitation process. He believes that the optimal treatment plan is tailored to each patient with a combination of manual therapy, specific exercise and modalities to reduce symptoms and correct the movement dysfunctions at the root of the problem.
In his free time, Andrew enjoys staying active by playing basketball, golf and volleyball as well as snowboarding. He can be found in front of a television rooting on the Trojans, Lakers and Chargers. Andrew spends the rest of his time with his friends and family.
Cameron Rau graduated from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) with his Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology and an emphasis in Exercise Science. After obtaining his B.S. degree, he went on to pursue his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Chapman University, one of the longest continually accredited physical therapy programs in the nation. While at Chapman, Cameron had the opportunity to focus his clinical rotations in multiple outpatient orthopedic settings, working with patients of all ages and conditions. He has experience with sports injuries, conditions of the spine, and sacroiliac joints. In addition, he also gained experience treating patients with neurological conditions. Dr. Rau furthered his academic knowledge while working as a graduate lab assistant for Doctoral level Physical Therapy students at Chapman University.
Dr. Rau has also completed post-graduate course work, becoming a Graston Technique® provider. Graston Technique® is an evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization which uses specialized stainless steel instruments that enables clinicians to effectively address scar tissue and fascial restrictions through comprehensive training, resulting in improved patient outcomes. He is also planning to further his education through the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) in the near future.
Dr. Rau believes each patient should receive individualized care through a combination of comprehensive manual therapy in order to address joint mobility and soft tissue restrictions. In addition to therapeutic exercise, he emphasizes neuromuscular re-education. He strives to normalize faulty movement patterns in his patients so that they may return to doing what they love without pain.
In his free time, Cameron enjoys golfing, snowboarding, crossfit, and spending time with his wife and dog. He lives locally in Seal Beach, CA.
Ryan Trautz earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a focus in Exercise Science, from California State University, Fullerton. After completing his B.S. degree, Dr. Trautz earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. During his time at USC, he was published along with his mentor, Dr. Noriko Yamaguchi, in the GeriNotes Clinical Magazine, based on their work with elderly patients, highlighting the benefits of home health physical therapy programs to promote patient autonomy and provide strategies for maintaining independence. While at USC, Dr. Trautz worked in a diverse array of clinical settings, completing clinical rotations at California Hospital Medical Center, Concentra Urgent Care, Kaiser Permanente Home Health, USC Physical Therapy Associates, Glendale Adventist Therapy and Wellness Center, and Knight Physical Therapy. Dr. Trautz' philosophy is based on providing customized treatment strategies, educating patients about their health or injury, and building trust to encourage a team approach to recovery.
From a young age, Dr. Trautz was drawn to pursue a service-driven career; he spent more than 10 years raising guide dogs for Guide Dogs for the Blind and working with Therapy Dogs, an organization that promoted interaction between patients and service dogs, to improve morale and aid in recovery. Over the years Dr. Trautz honed his passion for service to the community, along with his interest in sports to help him find his career path. After sustaining a back injury playing high school football and undergoing physical therapy, Dr. Trautz had found his career calling.
In his spare time Dr. Trautz enjoys spending time with his family and his wife Marisa, walking his dog, Titan, and working on his golf game. A Southern California native, Dr. Trautz is a longtime, enthusiastic fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and the USC Trojan Football team. Fight On!
Thomas Dinh received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine. After obtaining his B.S. degree, Thomas earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. Throughout his time at WesternU, Dr. Dinh had the privilege of working with patients in variety of clinical settings that include acute post-stroke rehabilitation and vestibular/balance rehabilitation. After these experiences, Thomas had determined that his passion lies within orthopedics and sports medicine.
Dr. Dinh's highest priority is patient-centered care while emphasizing on patient education. He believes that change begins when his patients have a full understanding of their condition through careful movement analysis and examination. A combination of effective manual therapy, specific therapeutic exercises, and modalities is formulated uniquely to each patient to decrease their symptoms and restore function. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and incorporates dynamic and functional strengthening where appropriate to increase optimal performance. Dr. Dinh values continuing education and will frequent seminars to integrate evidence-based interventions through careful research review for optimal patient care.
In his free time, Thomas loves to stay active by playing tennis, running half-marathons and obstacle courses, olympic weightlifting, and Crossfit. He loves to travel and explore new places to eat with interests in technology, coffee, and sneakers.
Keith Corbin graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics. He initially started over a decade long career in corporate and real estate finance. However his passion for health, fitness, and helping others achieve their goals, led him on a journey to pursue his dream career. He earned his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California (USC), which is consistently ranked as the top physical therapy program in the nation. While at USC, Dr. Corbin has worked in a diverse variety of clinical settings, with clinical rotations at Stanford University, USC-Keck Medical Center, pediatric experiences at CCS & CHOC, sports medicine & golf performance clinics, and extensive orthopedic rotations, including Southland Physical Therapy.
Dr. Keith believes in a collaborative approach and truly enjoys the mutual learning exchange that takes place with each of his patients. He believes in providing personalized treatment plans based on his patient's unique circumstances & individual needs. He blends an array of customized treatment strategies including patient education, manual therapy, thrust joint mobilization, myofascial decompression cupping, active release techniques, therapeutic exercises, modalities, and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation.
He resides in Irvine with his lovely wife, their baby boy and their shih tzu, Rambo. As a weekend warrior he thrives outdoors and enjoys golfing, cycling, surfing, and snowboarding. He has played competitive soccer nearly his entire life and continues to play year-round in several leagues. He loves food adventures and spending time with family & friends.
Sean Boulanger graduated Summa Cum Laude from California State University, Fullerton in 2012 with his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology with a focus on clinical exercise science. He then pursued physical therapy by enrolling in Chapman University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program in the following year, which is one of the oldest PT programs in California. Dr. Boulanger had the opportunity to practice in outpatient pediatric, inpatient pediatric, and outpatient orthopedic settings as a student. Although he enjoyed his time treating children, he found his true passion in the outpatient orthopedic setting.
Dr. Boulanger believes in a team approach to recovery in which he can help guide patients into self-management of their symptoms. He believes this path is best facilitated through educating patients as to why their movement-related problems have arisen, performing manual therapy techniques in conjunction with teaching proper movement patterns, and prescribing specific exercises to undo movement dysfunction. Additionally, he greatly enjoys setting up exercise programs after physical therapy for his patients because he knows regular activity outside of the clinic is what will keep them living pain free.
In his free time, Dr. Boulanger spends time with his four dogs and fiancee, Taylor, who is also a physical therapist. His hobbies include watching films, weightlifting, shooting his bow at a range and hiking with Taylor around Orange County.
Bill Erb graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo) in 2012. Prior to transitioning to the west coast, Bill gained clinical experience in several outpatient orthopedic settings in the New York City/Long Island area. Previously, he treated CrossFit athletes at his former gym, CrossFit Sanctuary on Long Island. He has also had the privilege of working with a wide variety of patient populations ranging from post-operative patients and weekend warriors to professional level athletes from multiple sporting backgrounds.
Dr. Bill bases his treatment protocols around manual and functional movement based assessment techniques. He has earned his Level I USAW Sports Performance Coach Certification, along with his Graston M1 Certification and has completed Level I Selective Functional Movement Assessment course. Bill also believes that individualized and comprehensive treatment based around manual therapy techniques and corrective, biomechanical exercises are the best way to meet his patients needs. His primary goal as an orthopedic based therapist is to help his patients achieve their personal functional goals, as well as move beyond them.
In his free time, Bill enjoys crossfit, being outdoors, spending time with his friends and exploring the Southern California area.
Josiah Leung received his Bachelor's in Economics from the University of California, Irvine after which he quickly moved on to becoming a high school teacher and coach. It was here that his passion for teaching and sports was cultivated, however it was also a harsh reality that many coaches, including himself, were inadequately trained to help prevent and treat injuries. Eventually he felt the call to pursue a deeper understanding of the human body and went on to complete his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. During his program he was able to gain valuable experience in the county hospital working with acute injuries as well as private clinics working with athletes in the NCAA and NFL. It is in the orthopedic setting where Dr. Josiah's passion for physical therapy lies.
Dr. Josiah's goal is not just to help people return to the previous level of function, but to surpass it. This is why he believes so strongly about educating and helping his patients understand their own bodies.
In his free time, Dr. Josiah enjoys hiking, scuba diving, cycling and rooting for his native Chicago sports teams. Furthermore, at any given time he is always planning his next opportunity to travel abroad or spend time outdoors.
David Waltman developed a special interest for physical therapy as a high school athlete who suffered multiple injuries playing basketball and running track. David attended University of California, Santa Barbara for his first two years of college and ran track during his freshman year. He then transferred to California State University, Chico to earn his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. While in college, David worked as a physical therapy aide at multiple outpatient orthopedic clinics where he gained extensive experience in the field.
Dr. David began the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at California State University, Sacramento in 2013 with special interests in orthopedic physical therapy and sports medicine. David enjoys working with patients of all ages and abilities and his favorite part of being a physical therapist is making a positive impact on the lives of his patients by improving their movement and function.
David lives with his fiance, Hilary, in Huntington Beach. During their downtime they can be found enjoying the beach, eating new food, and spending time with friends and family. They both also love traveling (favorite place: Santorini, Greece) as well as going to sporting events (favorite teams: SF Giants, 49ers, Warriors) and concerts (favorite band: Old Dominion).
Julianne Guevarra graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Integrative Biology. She then earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Marcos, CA and graduated with high honors. During her time in PT school, Dr. Julianne was able to gain experience in acute care, outpatient orthopedics, and inpatient/sub-acute care. From these various settings, she learned the necessities for being an expert clinician and therapist, in addition to discovering her passion for orthopedics.
She believes that patient-centered care is vital for positive rehabilitation outcomes and she strives to listen to and educate the patient on their plan of care, stressing an individualized treatment program complemented by a home exercise program to guide the patient towards independence. She enjoys being a physical therapist because it is extremely gratifying when you make a positive change in a patient's life and get them back to doing what they love without pain.
Growing up, Dr. Julianne was involved in cheerleading, track & field, and tennis where she had her fair share of injuries. Currently, she likes to stay active by participating in half marathons and 10k races. In her free time, she likes to go on adventures with her dog and boyfriend to dog-friendly parks, beaches, and breweries. Her other interests include DIY projects, cooking, and houseplants.
Becky Chang (Hsieh) grew up in Southern California and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine (UCI). While studying at UCI, she was involved in the athletics program as a student athletic trainer and found her passion for rehabilitation while interning with the Sports Medicine Department. She spent her senior year working exclusively with the Women’s and Men’s Volleyball teams. Prior to beginning her physical therapy education, she worked as a physical therapy aide at a few of physical therapy clinics and volunteered at the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital in Long Beach to gain experience in the rehabilitation profession.
Dr. Becky earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree and graduated with honors from the University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences (USA) in San Marcos, CA. While at USA, Dr. Becky worked in numerous clinical settings, completing rotations in skilled nursing, aquatic therapy, orthopedics, Women’s Health, and Pediatric Pelvic Health. During her final semester at USA, Dr. Becky wrote a case report on the treatment of pediatric constipation and will be presenting a poster presentation at the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) in February 2018 on the subject.
Dr. Becky has experienced both sides of the rehabilitation process after sustaining an Achilles’ rupture in the midst of her physical therapy education. She took a semester off to recover following the surgical repair and attended physical therapy, gaining personal experience as a patient and learning first-hand how to truly empathize with her patients. Dr. Becky’s experiences have led her to create a treatment philosophy that focuses on person-centered care to give patients the tools to reach their full physical potential. Important aspects of this treatment philosophy include educating patients about their impairments, providing them with the capability to improve their movement patterns through manual therapy, and teaching them how to maintain and reach their goals through customized home programs. She enjoys working with people of all ages and has a special interest in treating those with orthopedic impairments and pelvic health dysfunction.
In her spare time, Dr. Becky enjoys spending time with her family, her friends, and her husband, Jason, travelling and enjoying good eats. She has completed multiple marathons and half marathons, she continues to play flag football (her favorite position being middle linebacker), and she is always excited to join in or try new sporting events.
Michael Ito earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology at University of California San Diego. After earning his B.S. degree he knew he wanted to pursue a career in healthcare and decided to explore the field of Physical Therapy after being a patient himself. He began by volunteering here at the Irvine location of Southland Physical therapy where he later became an physical therapy aide. He attended and graduated from Chapman University’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy program where he was exposed to a spectrum of patient populations from pediatrics, neurological, geriatrics, to orthopedics. It was his last orthopedic rotation at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles that led him to pursuing his Orthopedic Residency with Kaiser Permanente to become an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. After residency Michael returned back to his roots at Southland Physical therapy knowing their quality and dedication to their patients as well as keeping with highest standard of physical therapy practice.
Michael’s approach to rehabilitation is to not only address the immediate issue but also the underlying cause in order to reduce the risk of recurrence or new injury. He accomplishes this by arming his patients with the knowledge of proper mechanics and guiding them through progression of exercise in order to achieve their goals.
Outside of the clinic Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and dog exploring all Orange County has to offer. He also believes in practicing what he preaches, motivating him to take the exercises he prescribes to the gym in order to stay in good health for his family and his patients.
Vicky Ton received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology at the University of California, San Diego. She then earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree and graduated with honors from the University of St. Augustine. She has a passion for helping people improve their day to day life by providing quality care. She believes an individualized treatment program is key during the process of recovery. Her approach emphasizes educating patients about their condition, providing appropriate manual therapy and personalized exercises, and promoting treatment carryover with a home exercise program. She has been able to gain experience in a variety of settings and treat a wide spectrum of patients.
Through her personal sports training and injuries, continuing education, and certifications, it has enabled her to incorporate those experiences and exercises while creating her patient’s treatment plans. She was very involved in sports growing up, participating in soccer and track & field. More recently, she stays active by partaking in yoga, pilates, rock climbing, hiking, and surfing. She has been an avid surfer since college and enjoys spending most of her time out in the water.
Nina Lee graduated from Northern Arizona University with her Bachelor’s in Biomedical Sciences. She then went on to attend Chapman University where she pursued her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. During her clinical rotations at Chapman, she was able to experience a variety of settings such as Neurological Rehabilitation, Inpatient Acute Care, and Outpatient Orthopedics. Her last rotation was at EXOS in Phoenix Arizona where she grew her passion sport’s performance. Dr. Nina is working on obtaining her Pelvic Floor Specialist certification and has goals of combining both her interests in sports performance and women’s health together in practice.
Dr. Nina enjoys working with individuals of all ages and back grounds and believes that human performance is for everyone. She enjoys getting to know her patients and what human performance really means to them. Dr. Nina strives to create an individualized approach to care that identifies her patient’s impairments and limitations to facilitate and help guide them on a path that allows them to engage in a life that is meaningful to them.
In her free time, Dr. Nina enjoys hiking, traveling, spending time with friends and family, yoga, and Crossfit.
Dr. Chris Zipser received his M.S. in Kinesiology, Exercise Science from California State University, Long Beach working with NCAA Division I athletes in the realm of strength and conditioning.
He then went on to receive his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Southern California (USC). During his time at USC, Dr. Zipser worked in variety of research labs, became a published author in the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, and established an injury prevention clinic at the local rock climbing gym.
Chris is always looking for ways to connect his passions of injury prevention and his love for the outdoors — enjoying activities such as hiking, rock climbing, surfing, and snowboarding.
Andrew Hodge earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton. After completing his bachelor’s degree, Dr. Hodge earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Marcos, California. While at USA Dr. Hodge worked in a variety of clinical settings, including internships at San Carlos Apache Healthcare Corporation in San Carlos, AZ, Concentra in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, and the spinal cord unit of the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute in Baltimore, MD.
Dr. Hodge grew up in southern California, playing ice hockey from a young age, and played competitively through college, where he was a captain of the CSU Fullerton Titan ice hockey team. A series of major injuries while playing in college led Dr. Hodge to realize the significant impact physical therapy can have, not only on musculoskeletal injuries, but on daily function, emotional health, and overall well-being. Having been a patient countless times, Dr. Hodge strives to relate to his patients on a personal level and work together to return them to the activities they love. Dr. Hodge utilizes his extensive training in manual therapy to address various dysfunctions of joints and muscles in order to optimize the body’s movement and provides targeted and personalized exercise programs to support that movement and restore function.
Out of the clinic Dr. Hodge enjoys playing, officiating, and watching hockey, and has been a lifelong fan of the Anaheim Ducks. He also has a passion for music, photography, reading, and good food, and you can always find him at the clinic’s ping pong table.
Kevin Hartsough graduated with a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Mount Saint Mary’s University in 2018. During his clinical rotations he was able to gain experience in both the hospital and various outpatient orthopedic settings. After each outpatient clinical setting his passion for the field grew and he knew that he wanted to pursue a position in an outpatient physical therapy clinic after graduation. Dr. Kevin is working on taking further coursework in the realms of manual therapy and exercise assessment to improve his ability to effectively evaluate and treat patients of all ages, backgrounds and injuries.
Dr. Hartsough bases his treatments around targeted manual therapy and functional exercise. Kevin got introduced to physical therapy through multiple sports induced injuries to his ankles, knees and low back. After physical therapy helped him return to the field and rediscover his passion for soccer, he decided to pursue a career in it. He enjoys working with patients of all ages and wants to help them get back to doing the things they love. Dr. Kevin aims to create individualized treatment plans for each patient that is focused on their specific impairments and will help guide them on their road to recovery.
In his free time, Kevin enjoys playing soccer, golfing, lifting weights, playing with his dog and spending time with his friends and family.
Kevin Nguyen received his Bachelor's of Science in Biology from the University of California, Irvine. He knew he wanted to pursue a career in healthcare but was unsure in which specific field. He worked in a pharmacy and shadowed in a medical office after graduating, but quickly realized those settings did not fulfill him. It wasn’t until he started working as a physical therapy aide that he found his calling. This led him to the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Marcos, where he earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy and graduated with high honors.
During his time in PT school, he gained experience in a variety of settings, including an acute care hospital and outpatient orthopedic clinics. These experiences taught him the importance of patient education, developing a strong rapport with his patients, and creating a treatment program tailored to each individual patient. His approach emphasizes manual therapy, strengthening exercises, and correcting faulty movement patterns to not only rehabilitate from an injury, but prevent future injuries.
In his free time, Dr. Kevin enjoys rock climbing, camping, and discovering new breweries. He also enjoys rooting for his two favorite sports teams: the Lakers and Philadelphia Eagles.
Shireen Moinzadeh received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nutrition at the University of Houston. While is college Shireen worked as a physical therapy aide at multiple outpatient clinics which increased her exposure and experience in the field. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Stony Brook University.
She passionately believes that her role in patient care is to remove any obstacle and help accelerate the body’s ability to heal, through physical therapy. Through her recent role as a mother she has increased her empathy and a patient nature while allowing her to pay more attention to detail.
As an avid exerciser she is firm believer in maintaining an active lifestyle and incorporating exercise into daily activities.
Nathalie Keeler grew up locally in southern California and completed her Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training at Chapman University. She started athletic training as a high school student working with the head ATC and decided it was something she wanted to pursue. When she started the Chapman program, she realized how much she loves the physical rehab component of the role. That's how she discovered her love of PT.
Having graduated from the Doctor of PT at the University of Melbourne in Australia in 2016, she worked in Australia for a year with Australian Rules Football athletes and in the hospital setting with people with movement disorders. Nathalie Loved working with Parkinson's disease patients and treating them holistically as a person and a member of their community and family. She loves working with the person - not just the injury. She moved back to California in December 2017 and continues to work as an ATC at local high schools and community events.
In her free time, she works with a social enterprise to develop women's empowerment programs for girls at an orphanage in Guatemala, she will ride her bike to get places, does heavy duty gardening and travels quite a bit with her boyfriend (who still lives in Australia!).
Dr. Catherine grew up in Guangzhou, China and first came to the US back in 2007. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from CUNY Brooklyn College in (2012). After completing her bachelor’s degree, Dr. Catherine went on to pursue a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in 2016. After graduation in NY, Dr. Catherine practiced at a wide variety of clinical settings at renowned locations such as New York Presbyterian Hospital and Maimonides Medical Center.
In terms of treatment protocols, Dr. Catherine likes to focus on manual intervention, functional mobility training, and strengthening training. She strongly encourages and strives for a happy and positive environment for both herself and her patients. Her aim has always been to provide patients with quality service and enough knowledge for not only a speedy recovery but also to stay healthy and safe. Dr. Catherine earnestly believes a healthy environment is paramount to a successful treatment.
In Catherine's free time, distance running, hiking, and swimming are among her favorite outdoor activities. She also enjoys watching hockey (Let's go New York Islanders!) and Broadway shows. You can probably find her browsing through books at a bookstore if she is not attending a musical or Broadway show.
Denise Lane grew up in South Orange County and received her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Riverside (UCR). While studying at UCR, Denise volunteered/interned at Riverside Community Hospital and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian for three years. She had the opportunity to serve in various specialty units and learn the intricacies of patient care. Hoag hospital is where Denise was first introduced to Physical Therapy. After graduating from UCR with honors she perused graduate school while working as a physical therapist aide.
Dr. Lane earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences (USA) in San Marcos, CA. While at USA Dr. Lane earned additional certifications in myofascial manipulation, spine evaluation and manipulation. Dr. Lane also had the privilege of completing various rotations in skilled nursing, hospital-cardio/pulmonary and outpatient orthopedics.
In her spare time, Dr. Lane enjoys spending time with her family; camping, cycling and hiking. Dr. Lane also loves volunteering on the weekends, serving in the children's ministry.