Kari Franks, PT, MPT, Clinic Director

Kari has been practicing physical therapy for over 17 years in an outpatient orthopedic setting. She graduated from Chapman University with her Master’s Degree in physical therapy. She believes in evidence-based 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 a return to an active lifestyle. 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

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.

Brandon McKinney, PT, DPT

Brandon grew up as an expatriate in southeast Asia, living primarily in the Philippines and Thailand. While attending an international school, he developed an interest in helping others from all parts of the world. He moved back to his native home of southern California, where he received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Chapman University. His clinical interest is treating the lower extremity with emphasis on foot and ankle rehabilitation. He also received his certification to be a provider in blood flow restriction therapy. In his spare time, Brandon continues to lead an active lifestyle and enjoys playing soccer, tennis, and golf.

Henry Cheong, PT, DPT

Henry is a Bay Area native who obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from California State University Long Beach. His enthusiasm for physical therapy first developed through his love of kinesiology and sports. Henry is passionate about technology and is continuously keeping up with the latest advancement in modern rehab. He enjoys working with all patient populations and is a strong advocate of hands-on manual therapy. In his spare time, Henry enjoys playing football, cycling, and exploring the outdoors.

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.

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.