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California Rehabilitation & Sports Therapy

We are passionate about our profession and our primary focus is our patients and their complete return to function. We offer a comprehensive range of services including a specialty division dedicated to hand therapy. As our patient, you can be confident that you’ve made the best choice in rehabilitation.

Our Services

Specialized programs with a focus on preventative care and rehabilitation

In addition to traditional Physical Therapy, our unique programs are designed to address the wide range of activities and needs of our diverse patient population.

Locations

We are passionate about your total and complete rehabilitation.

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Mission Viejo

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Services

  • Manual Therapy
  • Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic Surgery Rehabilitation
  • Specialized Hand Therapy
  • Industrial/Workers’ Compensation Injuries
  • Neck and Spine Injuries
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Ergonomic Assessment
  • Physical Therapy
  • Hand Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Surgical Rehab
  • Sports Therapy
  • Sports Injury Rehab
  • Manual Therapy
  • Spine Specialists
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Pain Control
  • Throwing Rehab
  • ACL Rehab
  • Joint Replacement Rehabilitation

Dr. Nic Henderson, DPT, Cert. MDT

Originally from Australia, Dr. Nic Henderson came to the United States to pursue college athletics. After playing baseball and football in Iowa, he moved to California where he graduated from the University of Redlands with a double major in Biology and Psychology. He then pursued a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Chapman University. Since graduating, Nic has worked in Outpatient Physical Therapy with a strong emphasis on sports therapy, manual therapy, and one-on-one treatment. This has included personalized exercise programs, hands-on soft tissue and joint mobilizations, and postural re-education.

Nic is certified in the McKenzie approach with an emphasis on evaluation and treatment of the cervical and lumbar spine. Nic constantly looks to further his skills and has pursued continuing education focusing on advanced rehabilitation of the shoulder and lower extremities (particularly relating to athletes who throw and ACL and Meniscus injuries of the knee) Nic has worked as a PT Director for California Rehabilitation & Sports Therapy Downey. The clinic he directed showed tremendous growth and success, leading him to open his own thriving clinic in Mission Viejo.

Nic has also worked as part of the medical staff at the professional skateboarding Maloof Money Cup. Nic is an avid surfer, snowboarder and mountain biker. He also enjoys playing recreational sports including baseball, softball, and volleyball. He is a college and professional sports fan and follows the Anaheim Angels, San Diego Chargers, and USC Trojans. He attends spring training in Arizona and as many games as possible during the season. Nic is also an enthusiastic hiker, camper, and rock climber.

Dr. Collin Monty, DPT

Dr. Collin Monty is a local of Mission Viejo and received his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University. Collin received his undergraduate degree in Spanish from Pacific Union College, located in Napa Valley, California. During his college years, Collin studied abroad for a year in Spain and enjoyed traveling to places such as Italy, Africa, France, Norway, Poland and others.

Collin is a sports enthusiast and especially enjoys surfing and playing basketball. His favorite surf spots are Salt Creek and Trestles. Collin played on high school and college basketball teams and is a loyal fan of the Los Angeles Lakers. His own personal experience with physical therapy after a basketball-related injury led him into the profession.

Monica Smith, MPT, ATC

Monica attended undergraduate school at California State University Dominguez Hills, where she played four years of varsity soccer. During those competitive years, she earned many academic and athletic awards including a College National Championship title her sophomore year. She graduated from Cal State Dominguez Hills in 1995 with a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training. As a competitive athlete growing up, Monica sustained multiple injuries which consequently introduced her to the field of sports medicine. Her love for sports, exercise, human anatomy, and helping others led her to the field of Physical Therapy.

After receiving her certification in Athletic Training, Monica continued her education at Chapman University where she earned a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 1998. Over the years, Monica has also become passionate about injury prevention and nutrition for overall wellness. She holds a certification in the Functional Movement Screen which is a ranking system that screens individual movement patterns for functional limitations and asymmetries in order to predict an individual’s potential risk for injury.

She is an avid learner and has taken hundreds of continuing education units over the years including manual therapy courses through the Institute of Physical Art. In her free time, Monica enjoys working out and spending time with her husband and three kids. Monica’s goal is to improve the quality of life for all of her patients and to always continue to grow in her own professional development.

Emily Block, OTD, OTR/L

Emily moved from Michigan to California to earn her undergraduate degree in occupational therapy at the University of Southern California. She later continued on at USC to pursue her clinical doctorate in occupational therapy, specializing in hand therapy. Emily is a certified provider of Astym, an evidence-based instrument assisted soft-tissue mobilization technique.

In her free time, Emily enjoys spending time with her family and friends and cheering on the USC Trojans. Emily is proud to be a part of the California Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy team. Her goal is to enable her patients to return to participation in whatever occupations they find meaningful and continue to grow as a practitioner.

Anaheim Hills

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 6:30 pm

Services

  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Post-Operative Conditions
  • Sports Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Myofascial Release Techniques
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Strength and Conditioning Programs
  • Industrial Rehabilitation
  • Spine Care
  • Wellness Programs
  • Total Joint Replacement Rehab
  • Balance and Gait Disorders

Amy Driscoll, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Amy obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2005 from the University of the Pacific. Prior to that, she graduated from CSU, Chico, with a BS in Exercise Physiology and was the starting first baseman for the softball team. Amy has worked her whole career in outpatient orthopedics and has extensive experience treating high school, college and professional athletes. In addition to completing extensive continuing education courses, Amy also holds a Board Certification in Orthopedics (OCS) and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Amy and her husband love to travel and spend time with their son and dog.

Nicole Lokietz, OTR/L

Nicole received her BA in Global Studies from University of California, Santa Barbara, eventually deciding to attain her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from California State University, Dominguez Hills. Nicole is proficient in Spanish as she lived in Spain during a study abroad program at UCSB. While at Dominguez Hills, Nicole and her research colleagues had their research chosen for publication for The American Journal Of Occupational Therapy. Currently, she is licensed as a “Advanced Practitioner in Hand Therapy” and has taken various continuing education courses to supplement her practice. This includes courses in Graston Technique (a form of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization), Kinesiotaping, and neurodevelopment facilitation techniques, among other hand therapy specific courses. Nicole enjoys teaching, and frequently, she is a clinical instructor for students in occupational therapy masters and assistant programs. In her free time, Nicole and her husband love to travel, spend time with family and friends, and play disc golf.

Richard Yoon, PT, DPT

Richard graduated from Chapman University with a doctorate in physical therapy. He has experience treating patients in various inpatient and outpatient environments, but is most passionate about treating patients in the outpatient orthopedic setting. Richard also has great joy in taking continuing education courses in order to further his knowledge and has pursued a sub-specialty in treating back/spine injuries. He is a strong advocate of patient education in order to empower his patients to manage their impairments and to help them regain independence in their lives. He enjoys working with all populations and various body regions. In his free time, he likes traveling the world and hiking with his wife.

Anaheim

Hours:
Monday – Wednesday, Thursday 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Services

  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Spine Care
  • Postoperative Therapy
  • Sports Medicine
  • Functional Manual Therapy (FMT)
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Myofascial Release
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTYM)
  • Women’s & Men’s Health/Pelvic Dysfunction
  • Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJD)
  • Neurologic Rehabilitation
  • Treatment of Dizziness and Vertigo
  • Balance & Gait Training
  • Treatment of Headaches
  • Titlist Performance Institute Certified Golf Fitness Instructor (TPICGFI)

 

Jeremy Simmons, MPT, CFMT

Jeremy was born and raised in Southern California. He was part of Chapman University’s inaugural football team way back in 1994 and received his Bachelor’s Degree Magnum Cum Laude in Exercise Physiology and Athletic Training in 1998. Jeremy then attended Chapman University’s physical therapy program and graduated with his Master’s Degree in 2000. As a physical therapist, Jeremy has had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including; Outpatient and Inpatient Rehabilitation, Acute Care, and now Private Outpatient Therapy. He has experience with all types of neurologic diagnosis such as CVA, spinal injury, dizziness/vertigo, amputees, Parkinson’s disease, and balance disorders to name a few. In 2016 Jeremy was very excited earn his Certification in Functional Manual Therapy (CFMT) from the Institute of Physical Art. The CFMT is regarded as one of the most difficult certifications to complete as a physical therapist and requires advanced assessment and treatment of complex diagnoses through manual therapy techniques. CFMTs are skilled in the treatment of spinal dysfunction, chronic pain, TMJ, coccydynia, and visceral dysfunctions. Jeremy has held a Medical Level 3 certification from the Titleist Performance Institute since 2011 and has worked with a number of professional and amateur golfers. Jeremy has been a nationwide educator in the area of stroke rehabilitation, has been a professor for Chapman University’s human anatomy lab, and has instructed in the Doctorate level Physical Therapy program at Chapman University. Jeremy is a devout family man with a beautiful wife Carrie and 2 amazing young sons Brady and Casey. Hobbies typically involve spending time with his boys, mountain biking, golfing, skiing, or just enjoying a craft brew with his wife from one of the local Orange County breweries.

Jennifer Greene, DPT

Jennifer Greene was born and raised in the beautiful city of Long Beach, CA. She attended San Diego State University, where she received a Bachelor degree in Kinesiology in 2011, and obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Chapman University in 2014. Throughout her coursework at Chapman, she was able to have the opportunity to participate in a clinical internship in Costa Rica. This opportunity allowed her to develop her skills in the Spanish language, and a love for travel. Jennifer has been a part of the team at Cal Rehab since 2014. She is currently working toward a certification in functional manual therapy and is also working to specialize in men’s and women’s pelvic health. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, skiing, fitness, and various outdoor activities. She holds a special love for white chocolate, coconut cashews, and cookies.

Carl Bohn, PTA

Carl has been practicing physical therapy for over 23 years. He graduated with honors from Cerritos College in May of 1994. He began his career working in outpatient orthopedics and chronic pain management. He continued on working in a variety of settings ranging from inpatient acute care, to both inpatient and outpatient neuro rehab. For the last 11 years he has worked for California Rehab and Sports Therapy. In 2003 he received the certification as a strength and conditioning instructor and works also as a personal trainer on the side. He enjoys working with all populations and is an advocate for functional movement and corrective exercise. In his spare time, he enjoys surfing and training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Orland Garcia, OTR

Orland has been practicing occupational therapy for the past three years in the outpatient upper extremity and hand rehabilitation setting; working at both the Anaheim and Long Beach California Hand Therapy locations.  He graduated from California State University, Dominguez Hills with a Master’s of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2014.  Orland is a certified provider of Astym treatment utilized for various soft tissue diagnoses and has obtained additional training in upper extremity neural mobilizations.  Currently, he is in the process of obtaining his advanced practice license in the upper extremity and hand therapy setting.  During his leisure time, Orland enjoys exploring the outdoors, playing basketball and is an avid fan of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Brea

Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Services

  • Individualized, personalized care
  • Advanced, Hands-On Manual Therapy Care
  • Rehabilitation of Spine Injuries
  • Post-Operative Care of Orthopedic Injuries
  • Occupational Therapy/Hand Specialty
  • Spinal Manipulative Therapy
  • Functional Therapeutic Exercise
  • Care of Sports Injuries
  • Sport Performance Enhancement
  • Care of Work Related/Industrial Injuries
  • Balance Training and Fall Prevention
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Care
  • Custom Splint Fabrication
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy

Bryan Stewart, PT, DPT, OCS

Dr. Stewart has been in practice for over 10 years, and over the past 5 years in a clinic director role and managing partner at Cal Rehab Brea. He graduated in 2006 with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Azusa Pacific University and went on to become certified in manual therapy in 2009 from the Manual Therapy Institute and board certified in Orthopedics in 2012. He currently serves roles with both the CPTA, APTA and is a clinical instructor as well as consultant in various avenues pertaining to physical therapy. He currently enjoys spending time with his wife and newborn son including seeing live music and taking in the occasional baseball game or round of golf.

Scott Crutchfield, PT, DPT

Dr Crutchfield graduated with his DPT from Western University of Health Sciences in 2016 with a primary focus on manual therapy and Orthopedics. Scott has 10 plus years of experience in strength in conditioning focusing in all age groups and skill levels with a main focus on professional Hockey, Lacrosse and Skiing athletes. Scott grew up in Toronto, Canada and still has a love for competing in Hockey as well as golf, cycling and downhill skiing. When he isn’t riding his bike or playing hockey he enjoys spending time with his wife and puppy.

Tenay Maddox, PT, DPT

Dr. Maddox has been in practice for over 8 years, having worked in a staff therapist capacity as well as an in-home orthopedic setting most recently. Tenay graduated from Azusa Pacific University in 2009 and has had a focus on manual therapy in her multiple settings since graduation. Tenay enjoys spending time with her first born bundle of joy as well as their newest addition and her husband travelling, taking cruises, playing the occasional round of golf with her husband and rooting on the Anaheim Angels!

Saloni Parikh, OTR/L

Saloni has a passion for working with individuals with all kinds of upper extremity conditions. She went to Loma Linda for her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy as well as USC for undergrad. She takes pleasure in reading articles involving upper extremity conditions and treatments so that she can provide quality care for her patients. Saloni is also a professional dancer of classical north Indian dance. She has been on tour with her dance company in India and performs for local and national charities often. On weekends, Saloni enjoys hiking and catching up with her friends and family over a cup tea.

Jill Murch, COTA

Jill has been practicing Occupational Therapy since receiving her degree from North Dakota State College of Science in 1979. She is a certified JOBST fitter, ASTYM provider and wound care specialist. She has been a practicing hand therapist for over 35 years. Her primary goal is to help her patients gain maximum function so that they are able to resume their pre-injury lifestyle. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, 4 daughters and grandson. She can be found hiking, biking, crafting and in the kitchen, cooking and baking goodies for family and friends.

 

Irvine

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Services

  • Shoulder specialists
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS)
  • CPR certified
  • Manual/hands-on experts
  • Nutrition consults
  • Spine specialist
  • McKenzie trained
  • Pitching mechanic experts
  • Golf dynamic movement specialists
  • Hand Therapy by a Certified Hand Therapist
  • Rated top PT’s in OC by many physicians/physician groups

Anthony Bisaccia

My name is Anthony Bisaccia and I am proud to be the director of the California Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy Clinic in Irvine (Spectrum). I graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a Major in Biopsychology and a Minor in Exercise and Health Science. I went on to get my Masters in Physical Therapy from Western University, where I finished at the top of my class. I have been a Board Certified Physical Therapist for more than 15 years.

At California Rehab we will always provide our patients with excellent care. Each patient will be treated as an individual throughout their experience with us. We will work closely with physicians to see that we improve the patient’s quality of life as quickly as possible. In addition to therapy appointments, we will provide each patient with exercises and activities to do at home to ensure a speedy recovery and to prevent future injuries. We are always available to answer any and all questions you may have about your treatment and therapy goals. We look forward to working with you in the future.

Kim Rieff

My name is Kim Rieff and I have been licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant since 2004. I received my BA in Criminal Justice from Chapman University in 1992 and played three years for Chapman’s Women’s Basketball team. While I was working in the criminal justice field in the early ‘90’s, I herniated my L4-5 disc and had to go to physical therapy in an out-patient orthopedic setting. It was at that time that I felt physical therapy would be a great field for me to be in, especially since I sustained numerous injuries in the years I played sports. I felt my experience as a patient would enhance not only my skills, but also empathy towards the patients I would see. I started out as a physical therapy aide in 1995 in our Irvine clinic. I got accepted into Cerritos College’s Physical Therapy Assistant program in 2002. After graduating with Highest Honors in 2004, I was licensed by the state of California as a PTA. One of my favorite aspects of being a clinician is getting to know the patients that I see and working with our physical therapists to come up with the best treatment plan for our patients.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going to the gym, playing golf, and reading.

Lori Ott, OTR/L, CHT

My name is Lori Ott and I am a Certified Hand Therapist and a Licensed Occupational Therapist. I have been practicing at Cal Rehab in Irvine since 2006. I graduated from USC with my degree in Occupational Science in 1992. After working in various settings and with different rehabilitation populations, I continued my education and received my Certification in Hand Therapy in 2002.

At Cal Rehab we pride ourselves on individualized care and treatment plans to assist each patient to meet their goals. As a hand therapist, I specialize in the care and rehabilitation of hand, wrist, and elbow injuries. The custom services our Hand Therapy Department offer include, but are not limited to evaluations and treatments, education in home exercise programs, custom splinting, wound care, post surgical care, and education and training in ergonomics and arthritis care. Our treatment team works closely with your referring physician to maximize your rehab experience.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or stop by our office that is conveniently located near the Irvine Spectrum and the Irvine Train Station.

Marianne Neale

My name is Marianne Neale. I obtained my Physical Therapy qualification in South Africa. After working in a busy hospital for two years, I decided to do clinic work and became interested in joint issues, sports injuries, chronic pain, and the post operative care of patients who had undergone orthopaedic surgery. I subsequently relocated to California and took the State Board exams in 2004. I have worked at California Rehab in Irvine since 2005, where I have been able to continue my work in Outpatient Orthopaedics. I am also a Clinical Instructor and serve as a mentor for DPT students from Chapman University. Patients often comment on the good atmosphere at Cal Rehab. I believe this comes from a team approach and staff members who enjoy their work and care about their results.

Brandon Peckham, COTA

My name is Brandon Peckham and as a Southern California native I couldn’t be happier to be serving my community as a COTA for Cal Rehab. After graduating with a degree in Kinesiology from Cal State Domiguez Hills and serving a tour of duty in the US Army, I returned to school to become a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant where I am able to continue my life’s mission of noble service to others.

Vincent Tumino, BS, PTA

Vincent earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology from Sacramento State in 2013. He pursued his passion for the Physical Therapy field by graduating with an Associates Degree in Applied Science from Stanbridge University, Irvine in the Physical Therapy Assistant class of 2016. Vincent hopes to pursue future options in this field by continuing into a graduate Doctorate Physical Therapy program, and becoming an APTA Board Certified Clinical Instructor in addition to gaining other clinical specializations, which will further his growth and knowledge for the field.

Vincent grew up in both California and New York. His passion for orthopedics and sports began at a young age, through competitive sports to high school varsity baseball and football. In his spare time he enjoys weight lifting, following baseball (Go Yankees), traveling, eating, and the outdoors.

Newport Beach

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 6:30 pm

Services

  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Post-Operative Conditions
  • Sports Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Myofascial Release Techniques
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Strength and Conditioning Programs
  • Industrial Rehabilitation
  • Spine Care
  • Wellness Programs
  • Total Joint Replacement Rehab
  • Balance and Gait Disorders

Kari Franks, PT, MPT

Kari has been practicing physical therapy for over 17 years in an outpatient orthopedic setting. She graduated from the Chapman University with her Master’s Degree in physical therapy. She believes in evidence base practice and attends continuing education classes to stay current. She has served as a clinical instructor for the local physical therapy program and mentors volunteers who have aspirations to join the field of physical therapy. Kari has a long history of working with high school, college, Olympic and professional athletes using an evidence-based approach. She also works with patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and have undergone a lumpectomy or mastectomy to assist the patient with return to an active life style. In her spare time, Kari enjoys going to the Colorado River, walking her dog and traveling with her husband and two children.

Roger Taillon, PT, PT

Roger has been practicing physical therapy for forty-two years in outpatient orthopedics and sports rehabilitation. He graduated from California State University at Long Beach in 1975. For the past seventeen years he has directed and co-directed the office in Newport Beach. He has attended national and local courses pertaining to shoulder rehabilitation. He works closely with local renowned orthopedic surgeons developing the most up to date surgical and non-surgical shoulder rehabilitation protocols. He observes surgeries on a regular basis. He has undergone four shoulder surgeries himself and is extremely empathetic to patients recovering for shoulder surgery. In his spare time, Roger enjoys surfing, cycling and weight training.

Ed Detels OTR/L CHT, Certified Hand Therapist

Ed Detels has been practicing hand therapy for over 20 years in Orange County. He has a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and obtained his national designation as a Certified Hand Therapist in 2002. He partnered with PRN to found California Hand Therapy in 2005, which has grown to 11 centers and employs 8 certified hand therapist as the leading outpatient hand therapy group on the West coast. Ed obtained his certification in ASTYM (a soft-tissue mobilization technique) as well as extensive continuing education with custom splinting, kinesiotape application and nerve mobilization. Ed is the father of three.

Kristi Coppa, PT, DPT, OCS

Kristi, an Orange County native, has been practicing physical therapy in this clinic for over 13 years. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy and went on to obtain board certification in Orthopedics. Kristi practices with an evidence-based approach to physical therapy and strongly believes in manual therapy. While she enjoys treating all different types of orthopedic conditions, she has developed a specialty in the foot and ankle. She works in close contact with several orthopedic surgeons to ensure the highest level of care. In addition, she also fabricates custom orthotics and assesses lower extremity dysfunction. Outside of work, Kristi enjoys being active, watching sports of all kinds and traveling with her husband and two children.

Lindsay Kirlin, PT, DPT

Lindsay Kirlin was born and raised outside of Philadelphia, where she attended and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from The Pennsylvania State University. She then attended the University of Southern California, where she received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Lindsay has completed clinical rotations in diverse settings, including 4 months at The Fischer Institute of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in Phoenix, AZ, and 4 months at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles. As a former collegiate club lacrosse athlete and 3 sport high school athlete, Lindsay is dedicated to both injury prevention and rehabilitation for patients of all ages. When Lindsay is not in the clinic, you can find her hiking, boxing, teaching spin classes, paddle boarding, and training with friends. She is passionate about contributing her background of movement science, athletics, and wellness to create the individualized plans for patients to return to the activities they love.

Joel Mallari, COTA

Joel is Southern California native with nearly 20 years of experience of practicing in the field of Occupational Therapy. He obtained his degree as an Occupational Therapy Assistant from Loma Linda University and went on to obtain specializations in Hand therapy. Joel’s specializations include manual therapy certifications in ASYTM, Orthopedic Splinting, NDT training, neural mobilization training and Kinesio Taping. Joel has extensive experiences working with CHT’s on complicated and traumatic injuries to the hand, wrist and elbow. Joel enjoys working full time treating patients and serving as a mentor for many Level 1 and 2 COTA students. Joel is supported by his wife and two young kids and enjoys surfing both waves and restaurants.

Casey Wallace, PT, DPT

Casey is a Southern California native who obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Chapman University. He grew up playing baseball and football during which he had his first exposure the physical therapy profession. Casey enjoys working with all populations and has a passion for training and educating patients about wellness and injury prevention. He enjoys kayaking, golfing, hiking, and spending time at the beach in his free time.

Becky Groff, PTA

Becky Groff, PTA has been in a physical therapy outpatient orthopedic setting for over 21 years. In 1999, she graduated from the Cerritos College Physical Therapist Assistant program with highest honors beginning her career as a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. Becky was a multi-sport scholar athlete in high school then played softball at the collegiate level. She pursued Physical Therapy and Athletic Training after experiencing an injury of her own. She dedicated her first 3 years as a PTA working with children in a Pediatric orthopedic and aquatic outpatient clinic. In 2002, she joined California Rehab and Sports Therapy at the Newport Beach location. Her experiences include working with a variety of orthopedic conditions including sports and soft tissue injuries, balance problems, and post-operative care. She has had an emphasis on complex shoulder rehabilitation since 2003 successfully incorporating manual therapy techniques into her treatment. Outside of work Becky enjoys sports, gardening, playing golf, camping and hiking with her husband and 2 children.

Long Beach

Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 6:30 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Services

  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Post-Operative Conditions
  • Sports Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Myofascial Release Techniques
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Strength and Conditioning Programs
  • Industrial Rehabilitation
  • Spine Care
  • Wellness Programs
  • Total Joint Replacement Rehab
  • Balance and Gait Disorders

Mike Rymer, PT, OCS

Mike has been practicing orthopedic physical therapy since graduating from Cal State Long Beach in 1990. He has worked in both private practice sports medicine and as the director of the prestigious Wiltse Spine Institute. He earned his Board Certification in Orthopedics in 1998. Mike is also a Certified Ergonomic Specialist, and has his Medical Level 2 from the Titleist Performance Institute.

Mike has been the clinical director of our Long Beach facility since it opened in 1999. Mike has a long history of working with local high school athletes, and was the sports medicine program director responsible for implementation and development of the training program and ongoing care for the Long Beach Breakers minor league baseball club. He has also worked with the Long Beach Ice Dogs. The emphasis of his practice is on manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and hands-on treatment. Mike is a big sports fan, and in his spare time also enjoys golf, traveling, and spending time with his wife and two children.

 

Heather Lien, PT, MPT

Heather Lien is originally from Lancaster, California. She obtained her Masters in Physical Therapy from California State University, Long Beach. Heather has been working in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy since 2006. She is a certified clinical instructor. Having 11 years experience, she has treated a wide variety of orthopedic conditions. In her spare time, Heather enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children.

Venessa D. Vigil, OTR/L, CHT

Venessa has been practicing Occupational Hand Therapy for 28 years and is a graduate from Loma Linda University with a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health. Venessa is bilingual in English and Spanish. Venessa is a Certified Hand Therapist. She works with all types of hand injuries, including expertise in tendon repair and splinting. She is also a Certified Pilates Instructor. Venessa enjoys anything water/beach related. She owns her own paddleboard business and is currently fascinated with Equine Occupational Therapy. She enjoys paddle boarding, surfing, and beach volleyball.

Silverton Nguyen, PT, MPT, OCS, CCI

Silverton has been practicing physical therapy since 2011. He graduated from University of California, San Diego as a Regent’s Scholar with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and a minor in Psychology. He then went on to earn his Master’s in Physical Therapy from California State University, Long Beach in 2011. He continued to hone his skills by becoming an Orthopedic Certified Specialist and is currently working on his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. As an advocate of lifetime learning, he trained to become a Certified Clinical Instructor to better teach physical therapy students and has worked as adjunct faculty for the orthopedics program at CSU Long Beach. He is also an active member of the California Physical Therapy Association. He has worked in diverse settings including hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient centers, and sporting events. He has a passion for rehabilitating patients from all backgrounds, believing that everyone can lead stronger and healthier lives. Silverton enjoys travel, cooking, camping, and DIY home improvements with his wife.

Dorothy King, PT

Dorothy was raised in Southern California and got her degree in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 1980. She has been working as an outpatient therapist for 30 years. Dorothy has a long history of working with orthopedic patients, and emphasizes a hands-on approach to her treatment. In her free time, she likes to hike and travel internationally with her family.

 

Orland Garcia, OTR/L

Orland has been practicing occupational therapy for the past three years in the outpatient upper extremity and hand rehabilitation setting; working at both the Anaheim and Long Beach California Hand Therapy locations. He graduated from California State University, Dominguez Hills with a Master of Science Degree in occupational therapy in 2014. Orland is a certified provider of Astym treatment utilized for various soft tissue diagnoses and has obtained additional training in upper extremity neural mobilizations. Currently, he is in the process of obtaining his advanced practice license in the upper extremity and hand therapy setting. During his leisure time, Orland enjoys exploring the outdoors, playing basketball and is an avid fan of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Tami Martin, BS, PTA

Tami has worked at Cal Rehab Sports Medicine, Long Beach since it first opened in 1999. She graduated from UCLA with a double major in Kinesiology and Psychology. She continued her education and obtained her state license as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Her time is split between working in the clinic and as an instructor for a PT aide certification program. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, cycling, traveling and spending time with her 2 children.

Cal Hand Beverly Hills

Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Services
Our location is dedicated to upper extremity rehabilitation.

  • Comprehensive Evaluations and assessments for the Upper Extremity
  • Functional Rigidity Casting and custom splinting, taping and scar/edema management
  • Joint and soft tissue mobilization
  • Highly-skilled manual therapy techniques
  • Modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, paraffin and iontophoresis
  • Progressive upper extremity flexibility and stretching programs

Jeannie Robinson, OTR/L, CHT

Jeannie has been practicing Occupational Therapy for over 17 years in an out patient orthopedic setting specializing in Hands and Upper Extremity.  She graduated from University of Southern California with a degree in Occupational Therapy and went on to obtain her advanced practice certification as a Certified Hand Therapist. She enjoys being a clinical instructor to students from nearby Universities and has instructed the splinting lab at Cal State Dominguez Hills. She is passionate about community outreach, creating Hands for Homes, a volunteer organization that raises funds to help the homeless population. In her spare time she enjoys singing in a community choir and hiking and jogging with her dog Marty.

Paula Sommerhalder, OTR/L, PAMS

Paula is originally from Dallas, Texas and attended her undergraduate studies at the University of Texas and received her Masters from Cal State Dominguez Hills in California. She has been practicing Occupational Therapy with a specialization in the upper extremity since 2012. Her focus is on sports rehabilitation and in preventing injury through correcting muscular imbalances and workplace ergonomics. She has received advanced certifications in kinesiotaping and is currently completing her CEAS to become a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist. Paula enjoys spending time with her family and friends, loves animals and enjoys all outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and traveling.

Doug Hovey, OTR/L Astym Cert.

Doug is a practicing occupational therapist with an emphasis in hand therapy. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. Since graduating, he has attended numerous education and advanced training courses related to hand therapy, including: Astym soft tissue mobilization, neural mobilization, manual therapy and beginning and intermediate custom orthotic fabrication. His clinical experience includes internships and volunteering at Kaiser Permanente of West LA, Veteran’s Affairs Hospital of West LA, Keck Medical Center. In his spare time, Doug enjoys chasing his young daughter around the home, walking his dogs, and reading up on history.

 

Santa Ana/Tustin

Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Services

  • McKenzie Spine Evaluation and Treatment
  • MedX Lumbar Extension Computer Assisted Exercise
  • Biomechanical Functional Assessment
  • ASTYM Massage
  • Kinesiotaping
  • MR Cube: Computer Assisted Exercise
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Post-Surgical Care
  • Work Hardening
  • Hand Therapy by a Certified Hand Therapist

 

David Bien MPT, OCS

David has been practicing physical therapy over 15 years in an outpatient orthopedic setting. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1998. He continued his education and graduated from Western University of Health Science in 2002 with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy. David’s passion is learning manual therapy and helping patients recover from their injuries and return back to normal life. He has learned several approaches used to treat spinal dysfunction including osteopathic manipulation techniques and became a certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) in 2008.

Marissa Schubert, MPT

Marissa has been practicing physical therapy for 6 years in an outpatient orthopedic setting. She graduated from California State University Long Beach in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise science. She continued her education at CSULB and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 2011. Marissa enjoys being in the outdoors and traveling.

 

Jay Fuller, PTA

Jay has been practicing physical therapy for over 23 years in an outpatient orthopedic setting. He graduated from Loma Linda University with a Degree in physical therapist assistant. Jay believes in a hands-on approach to physical therapy. In his spare time, Jay enjoys surfing, and mountain biking with his wife and two children.

 

Julie Bright , CHT, OT/L

Julie is a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) and a Licensed Occupational Therapist. She has been practicing hand therapy since 2000 and joined California Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy, Santa Ana/Tustin in 2005. She graduated from College Misericordia in Dallas, Pennsylvania with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 1999. She went on to receive her certification in hand therapy in 2006. Julie’s specialized services include custom splinting, wound care, post-surgical care, as well as appropriate initial treatment, short-term and long-term goals to maximize restoration of upper extremity function. She also holds a certification in ASTYM, a soft tissue technique that assists in the treatment of a variety of conditions. In her free time, Julie likes movies, Angels Baseball, and traveling. Her greatest passion is being a mom to very active twin boys.

Huntington Beach

Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Services

  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Post-Operative Conditions
  • Sports Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Myofascial Release Techniques
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Strength and Conditioning Programs
  • Industrial Rehabilitation
  • Spine Care
  • Wellness Programs
  • Total Joint Replacement Rehab
  • Balance and Gait Disorders

Alan Vogel, PT

“Hi, my name is Alan Vogel and I am the owner/director of California Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy in Huntington Beach. I have a Graduate Degree from Columbia University and have earned a nationally recognized advanced specialty in orthopedics. Throughout my career, I have committed myself to continued advancement of clinical skills through continuing education, guest lecturing at local universities, and involvement with my professional organization.”

“If you are in pain, want to resume a more active life-style or a competitive athlete, we strive to exceed your expectations. I have an extensive background in sports medicine, working with professional, Olympic, and weekend athletes. I have used this philosophy for a successful back and neck rehabilitation program, along with successful treatments for craniofacial pain, TMJ, and headaches. Along with having an advanced orthopedic degree, I have recently been certified in ergonomics to help my clients and their employers take a proactive approach to preventing injuries at work or at home.

We offer therapeutic services by dedicated professionals with a passion for patient care. We support many high school athletic teams, and apply the latest sports medicine and training philosophies to our rehab program. We offer extended hours, a dynamic staff, and the equipment needed for successful rehabilitation.

Whether you are a competitive athlete, a dedicated golfer, or just a serious mall shopper, we strive to optimal fitness goals.

We accept most private insurance companies and worker’s compensation; we will be happy to verify your treatment. I invite you to call me or visit our office any time. I personally guarantee your care will be second to none.”

Hudson Wilvers, PT, MPT, OCS, ASTYM Cert.

Hudson was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe, CA. He came down to Southern California on a Track and Field Scholarship to California State University at Long Beach. Through multiple injuries during Track and Field, he was introduced to Physical Therapy. He received his Master’s degree in physical therapy from California State University Long Beach in 2011. Hudson then joined the Cal Rehab team in January of 2012. During his time here, he has taken numerous continuing education courses. He is ASTYM certified and recently passed his orthopedic certified specialist exam (OCS). He enjoys treating all orthopedic conditions, however has taken a particular interest in sports injuries, post-operative rehabilitation, and treating the “overhead athlete.” In his free time, he loves spending time with his wife and two kids, golfing, weight lifting, and playing in a men’s softball league.

Mitchell Schroeder, PT, DPT, ATC

Mitchell joined the Cal Rehab team in 2015 after moving from Steamboat Springs, CO. Mitchell played soccer throughout high school and continued playing at Doane College, NE, where he received his degree in exercise science. He then went on to become one of only five people accepted into the dual degree program at Shenandoah University in VA, where he would complete a Master’s in Athletic Training, as well as his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in only 4 years. Mitchell is an avid sports fan whose schooling and career has led him to work with a wide variety of athletes ranging from youth, high school, collegiate, and professional levels including MLB, NFL, and MLS. He now looks to share his passion and knowledge of soccer as the assistant coach for the Huntington Beach women’s program. Professionally, Mitchell is also certified in Active Release Techniques (ART), has experience in Functional Movement Screens (FMS), as well as developing injury prevention conditioning programs. Outside of the clinic you can find Mitchell training in Crossfit, hiking, biking, or playing spike ball on the beach with friends.

Miranda Rosen, PT, DPT, PWR Cert.

Miranda received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from California State University at Long Beach in 2016. Raised in Huntington Beach, Miranda comes from a sports background lettering in track and field, while also playing volleyball and running in cross country. Her competitive spirit, interest in orthopedic injuries, and love of working with people of all ages led her to join the team at Cal Rehab. Miranda also has a passion for treating patients with different neurological conditions and specializes in areas such as Parkinson’s, stroke, balance, and movement disorders. She is PWR certified from the Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery Program. Miranda also works part time at St. Josephs Hospital, where she is treating acute patients after orthopedic surgeries. You can find Miranda any day of the week running the cliffs of Huntington Beach.

Brett Johnson, PTA, ATC, CSCS, ASTYM Cert.

Brett first attained his BA in exercise science from Southern California College, followed by his Physical Therapy Assistant Degree from Cerritos College. He joined the Cal Rehab team in 1992. In addition to his PTA license, he is also certified in FMS, ASTYM, CSCS, as well as athletic training. Brett was a baseball player through high school and college, and continues to be active in the sport in the community. He can often be found in the clinic on weekends helping our local high school athletes recover from and prevent injuries, including Marina, Ocean View, Fountain Valley, and Huntington Beach. Brett specializes in treating the “overhead athletes.”

Scott Mccrimmon, PTA, ASTYM Cert.

Scott was born and raised in Newport Beach, CA. Scott attended Chapman University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology in 1988. He originally joined the Cal Rehab Team in 1990 as a PT Aide, until he received his Physical Therapy Assistant License in 1996. Scott grew up a passionate soccer player, which in turn created quite a few orthopedic injuries requiring physical therapy and sometimes surgical intervention. This introduced him to outpatient orthopedics and his career. His certifications include ASTYM, FMS, and TRX. He is also a Clinical Instructor and an Advisory Board member of the Stanbridge College PTA program. He volunteers with the career center at Edison High School, which allows students to gain hands on experience in a Physical Therapy Environment. Scott’s outside interests include soccer, skiing, and boating. Scott has a wife and two kids, and has been a part of the Cal Rehab team for 20 years.

Dana Crowe, PTA

Dana graduated with her Bachelors from Long Beach State in 1991. She went on to get her Physical Therapy Assistant degree from Cerritos College, graduating with honors in 1993. She has enjoyed working in outpatient orthopedics for the last 24 years, and joined the family at Cal Rehab in 2016. She loves working with all types of patients from young athletes to older adults. She has taken continuing education classes in Pilates based spine rehab, current concepts in shoulder and knee rehab, and kinesio-taping. Dana also has experience working in Aquatic Rehab, as well as leading a prenatal exercise class. She has had vast success relieving SI joint and sciatica symptoms in pregnant patients. Outside of the clinic, Dana enjoys taking yoga and Pilates classes, as well as spending time outdoors with her husband and children.

Patrick Willson

Patrick Willson graduated with a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from California State University, Dominguez Hills in 2014. Patrick found his passion for Hand Therapy at a fieldwork opportunity with California Hand Therapy for school, and began working for the company upon graduation. He has continued to specialize in the field and has earned an advanced certification in Hand Therapy. Before attending OT school, Patrick played music professionally. He continues to play drums in his free time and is currently working on a holiday album.

Alessia was raised on the east coast where she attended Quinnipiac University and graduated with a degree in occupational therapy. Alessia has been practicing hand therapy since 2001 and became a CHT in 2005. Alessia is an active member of the American Society of Hand Therapist’s Education Division, writing resources for patient education and teaching courses for therapists. During her free time, Alessia enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, and traveling.

 

Ferin Zampese, PT

Ferin is a Dutch-trained physical therapist who specializes in lower extremity injuries. She heads up our foot and ankle team here at CalRehab and enjoys sport-specific rehabilitation especially soccer and running injuries because she is able to glean from her experience with playing soccer and participating in triathlons since 1994.

Downey

Hours:
Monday- Friday: 7:20 am – 6:40 pm

Programs and Equipment

  • Core Stabilization
  • Vestibular/balance training
  • Postural Training
  • McConnell & Kinesio taping
  • Med ex exercise equipment
  • Traction Table
  • Ultrasound Paraffin
  • Iontophoresis
  • Electric Stimulation
  • Cryotherapy

Robert Zolg, MPT, ATC

Robert graduated with a Masters in Physical Therapy from USC in 1990, after earning a Bachelo’rs Degree in Sports Medicine from the University of the Pacific. He was a co-captain of the football team and a perennial scholar-athlete, and became involved with physical therapy after a season-ending ACL injury.
Robert worked as the team physical therapist for the Los Angeles Kings for 11 years, and has been with California Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy for 13 years, and has been the Director of Physical Therapy at the Downey clinic since 2012. He brings to the clinic his experience and expertise in orthopedics and sports medicine, which allows him to treat each patient as an individual, while focusing on their return to a healthy lifestyle.

Robert LeSueur, DPT

Robert is originally from Ranch Santa Margarita and graduated with Bachelor’s Degree in exercise science from Brigham Young University. He obtained a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2012. Robert has been working with the patients in the Downey office for over 5 years. Robert enjoys playing volleyball, basketball, skiing, and going to the beach with his wife and two children.

Andrea Spaulding, PT, DPT

Andrea grew up in Puerto Rico and Connecticut and always enjoyed traveling, prompting her to begin her undergraduate studies in Up With People’s WorldSmart Leadership program (global education program with community service projects) before attending California State University, Long Beach where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology Exercise Science and Minor in Communication Studies. She continued her education at The University of Oklahoma (Boomer Sooner) where she graduated with outstanding distinction receiving her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2015. Andrea returned to California with her family (now including her daughter) to enjoy the sunshine and further pursue a career in outpatient orthopedics. She enjoys remaining active on the weekends at the beach and hiking with her family as well as continuing her growth as a clinician in the field of physical therapy. Andrea’s favorite aspect of working as a physical therapist is seeing the progress made by patients.

Amy Bu, OTR/L

Amy is from Los Angeles, CA and received her BA from University of California Irvine. She then went on to obtain her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Loma Linda University in 2016. Since then she has worked exclusively in the hand therapy setting and has taken continuing education courses focusing on the treatment of upper extremity conditions, including the completion of her certification for the ASTYM soft tissue mobilization program. Amy enjoys working with all populations and is a strong advocate for evidence-based research approaches to occupational therapy. She enjoys playing volleyball, hiking, perusing new coffee shops, traveling with her husband, and spending time with their dog named Oliver.

Taylor Register, PTA, CSCS

Taylor graduated from Cerritos College with his A.S. In Physical Therapist Assistant. He obtained his B.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise science from California Baptist University. After graduating with his undergraduate Taylor obtained his certifications as a personal trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Since then Taylor has spent the last 9 years working as a personal trainer and sports performance coach for junior high, high school, and college athletes. In his free time, Taylor enjoys playing basketball, volleyball, and training for triathlons.

Irina Silchuk, OTR/L, HTC

Irina received her MS in occupational therapy from CSU Dominguez Hills in 2011, after receiving her BS in Kinesiology with a focus in exercise science from CSUS in 2007. She has worked at California Hand Therapy since 2013 specializing in treating cumulative trauma and repetitive strain injuries. Irina’s treatment philosophy focuses on correcting postural imbalances, strengthening proximal muscles, improving nerve gliding and joint flexibility to facilitate patients’ recovery. She places a high emphasis on patient education and independent home exercise program. Irina is certified in ASTYM, an instrumental soft tissue mobilization technique designed to treat common tendinitis/tendinosis conditions. She is a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) and values the current research and advancements in the field of hand therapy it offers. In her free time, Irina enjoys hiking, swimming, and practicing yoga.

San Juan Capistrano

Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Services

  • Manual Therapy
  • Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic Surgery Rehabilitation
  • Biomechanical Analysis
  • Industrial/ Work Comp Injuries
  • Neck and Spine Injuries
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Ergonomic Assessment
  • Physical Therapy
  • Balance & Gait Training
  • Surgical Rehab
  • Sports Therapy
  • Sports Injury Rehab
  • Manual Therapy
  • Spine Specialists
  • Worker’s Comp Rehab
  • Strengthening
  • Conditioning
  • Pain Control
  • Throwing Rehab
  • ACL Rehab
  • Joint Replacements

Dr. Matthew Kirsten PT, DPT, TPI Level 1 Cert.

Dr. Matthew Kirsten is a local to Mission Viejo having graduated from Mission Viejo High School in 2004. Matt received his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton in 2009 where he also competed as a Division 1 pole vaulter on the track and field team. After his graduation from CSUF, Matt returned to his high school to coach the pole vault team. Matt went on to get his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine in San Diego. Matt has since received certification from the Titleist Performance Institute as a level 1 medical professional. He continues to enjoy working with athletes of all skill levels and getting his patients back to the activities they are passionate about. In his spare time, Matt enjoys playing ice hockey and watching sports with his wife Jennifer and son Logan.

West Covina

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Services

  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Post-Operative conditions
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Strength and Conditioning Programs
  • Industrial/Workers’ Compensation Injuries
  • Sports Injury
  • Certified MDT (McKenzie Approach) for Spine and Extremities
  • Occupational Therapy/Certified Hand Therapist
  • Custom Splint Fabrication
  • ASTYM – Soft Tissue Mobilization Technique

Dr. Isabel R. Hui, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT

Dr. Hui is the Director of Physical Therapy at our West Covina/Baldwin Park clinic. She was born in Peru and moved to the USA almost twenty years ago. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine. During her time at UCI, Dr. Hui conducted research, published her results in scientific journals and promoted her work at conferences where she received several awards. Passionate in caring for others, Dr. Hui had volunteered at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach as a Clinical Care Extender, tutoring underprivileged children in an after-school program, and participated in mission trips with her church to Mexico where she was able to use her bilingual skills to minister to the poor.

Dr. Hui is a firm believer in keeping the body active to maintain good health and avoid the negative effect of a sedentary life. This way of thinking combined with her passion for helping the community prompted her to become a physical therapist. In 2009, she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Chapman University. Dr. Hui has almost a decade of experience treating different diagnoses and working with different patient populations, from newborns to the elderly, with great compassion and professionalism. She also has experience treating patients in different settings such as hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, schools, homes, and outpatient clinics.

Dr. Hui is continually learning new skills and techniques to provide her patients exceptional care. She attained her certification in McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), to classifying patients suffering from any musculoskeletal condition. According to scientific studies, classifying patients based on clinical assessments will result in better patient outcomes, compared to non-classified patients. MDT emphasizes individualized patient care and promotes patient independence/self-confidence during the rehabilitation process. In her free time, Dr. Hui enjoys hiking with her husband or playing soccer with her four children.

Ed Detels OTR/L CHT, Certified Hand Therapist

Ed Detels has been practicing hand therapy for over 20 years in Orange County. He has a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and obtained his national designation as a Certified Hand Therapist in 2002. He partnered with PRN to found California Hand Therapy in 2005, which has grown to 11 centers and employs 8 certified hand therapists as the leading outpatient hand therapy group on the West coast. Ed obtained his certification in ASTYM (a soft-tissue mobilization technique) as well as extensive continuing education with custom splinting, kinesiotape application and nerve mobilization. Ed is the father of three.

Newport Beach 2

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 6:30 pm

Services

  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Post-Operative Conditions
  • Sports Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Myofascial Release Techniques
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Strength and Conditioning Programs
  • Industrial Rehabilitation
  • Spine Care
  • Wellness Programs
  • Total Joint Replacement Rehab
  • Balance and Gait Disorders

Kari Franks, PT, MPT

Kari has been practicing physical therapy for over 17 years in an outpatient orthopedic setting. She graduated from the Chapman University with her Master’s Degree in physical therapy. She believes in evidence base practice and attends continuing education classes to stay current. She has served as a clinical instructor for the local physical therapy program and mentors volunteers who have aspirations to join the field of physical therapy. Kari has a long history of working with high school, college, Olympic and professional athletes using an evidence-based approach. She also works with patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and have undergone a lumpectomy or mastectomy to assist the patient with return to an active life style. In her spare time, Kari enjoys going to the Colorado River, walking her dog and traveling with her husband and two children.

Roger Taillon, PT, PT

Roger has been practicing physical therapy for forty-two years in outpatient orthopedics and sports rehabilitation. He graduated from California State University at Long Beach in 1975. For the past seventeen years he has directed and co-directed the office in Newport Beach. He has attended national and local courses pertaining to shoulder rehabilitation. He works closely with local renowned orthopedic surgeons developing the most up to date surgical and non-surgical shoulder rehabilitation protocols. He observes surgeries on a regular basis. He has undergone four shoulder surgeries himself and is extremely empathetic to patients recovering for shoulder surgery. In his spare time, Roger enjoys surfing, cycling and weight training.

Ed Detels OTR/L CHT, Certified Hand Therapist

Ed Detels has been practicing hand therapy for over 20 years in Orange County. He has a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and obtained his national designation as a Certified Hand Therapist in 2002. He partnered with PRN to found California Hand Therapy in 2005, which has grown to 11 centers and employs 8 certified hand therapist as the leading outpatient hand therapy group on the West coast. Ed obtained his certification in ASTYM (a soft-tissue mobilization technique) as well as extensive continuing education with custom splinting, kinesiotape application and nerve mobilization. Ed is the father of three.

Kristi Coppa, PT, DPT, OCS

Kristi, an Orange County native, has been practicing physical therapy in this clinic for over 13 years. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy and went on to obtain board certification in Orthopedics. Kristi practices with an evidence-based approach to physical therapy and strongly believes in manual therapy. While she enjoys treating all different types of orthopedic conditions, she has developed a specialty in the foot and ankle. She works in close contact with several orthopedic surgeons to ensure the highest level of care. In addition, she also fabricates custom orthotics and assesses lower extremity dysfunction. Outside of work, Kristi enjoys being active, watching sports of all kinds and traveling with her husband and two children.

Lindsay Kirlin, PT, DPT

Lindsay Kirlin was born and raised outside of Philadelphia, where she attended and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from The Pennsylvania State University. She then attended the University of Southern California, where she received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Lindsay has completed clinical rotations in diverse settings, including 4 months at The Fischer Institute of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in Phoenix, AZ, and 4 months at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles. As a former collegiate club lacrosse athlete and 3 sport high school athlete, Lindsay is dedicated to both injury prevention and rehabilitation for patients of all ages. When Lindsay is not in the clinic, you can find her hiking, boxing, teaching spin classes, paddle boarding, and training with friends. She is passionate about contributing her background of movement science, athletics, and wellness to create the individualized plans for patients to return to the activities they love.

Joel Mallari, COTA

Joel is Southern California native with nearly 20 years of experience of practicing in the field of Occupational Therapy. He obtained his degree as an Occupational Therapy Assistant from Loma Linda University and went on to obtain specializations in Hand therapy. Joel’s specializations include manual therapy certifications in ASYTM, Orthopedic Splinting, NDT training, neural mobilization training and Kinesio Taping. Joel has extensive experiences working with CHT’s on complicated and traumatic injuries to the hand, wrist and elbow. Joel enjoys working full time treating patients and serving as a mentor for many Level 1 and 2 COTA students. Joel is supported by his wife and two young kids and enjoys surfing both waves and restaurants.

Casey Wallace, PT, DPT

Casey is a Southern California native who obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Chapman University. He grew up playing baseball and football during which he had his first exposure the physical therapy profession. Casey enjoys working with all populations and has a passion for training and educating patients about wellness and injury prevention. He enjoys kayaking, golfing, hiking, and spending time at the beach in his free time.

Becky Groff, PTA

Becky Groff, PTA has been in a physical therapy outpatient orthopedic setting for over 21 years. In 1999, she graduated from the Cerritos College Physical Therapist Assistant program with highest honors beginning her career as a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. Becky was a multi-sport scholar athlete in high school then played softball at the collegiate level. She pursued Physical Therapy and Athletic Training after experiencing an injury of her own. She dedicated her first 3 years as a PTA working with children in a Pediatric orthopedic and aquatic outpatient clinic. In 2002, she joined California Rehab and Sports Therapy at the Newport Beach location. Her experiences include working with a variety of orthopedic conditions including sports and soft tissue injuries, balance problems, and post-operative care. She has had an emphasis on complex shoulder rehabilitation since 2003 successfully incorporating manual therapy techniques into her treatment. Outside of work Becky enjoys sports, gardening, playing golf, camping and hiking with her husband and 2 children.