JIM LUNDY completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Western University of Health Sciences in 2004 and his Masters of Physical Therapy at Nova Southeastern University in 1997. He has worked in multiple hospital, clinic, and home settings before starting several clinics in Virginia and California. He also earned several certifications for training and enhancing athletic performance.
Jim has used his knowledge to rehabilitate gold medal Olympians, professional athletes in the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, Professional Tennis Association, and multiple college, high school, and weekend warrior athletes.
In addition to his extensive continuing education covering all body parts, he is a clinical instructor for physical therapy students and has written articles regarding the foot, hip, shoulder, and low back.
After having a low back injury, he developed a specialization in low back disorders and lifting techniques. The pain from his back injury allows him to understand the complexity and frustration of injuries first hand.
In his free time, he competes in running, biking, and swimming events and enjoys coaching his two sons’ sports teams.
“Healing must be treated in a progressive, incremental, and systematic way, whether you are an athlete… or just someone with a pain you don’t want.”
SYLVIA MEHL has been a licensed physical therapist for over 25 years. She graduated from the University of Southern California in 1983 with a bachelors degree in Exercise Science. She earned her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy at USC in 1985.
She has had a variety of professional experiences in both outpatient and hospital settings and has participated in continuing education since graduation. Sylvia became an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 1995 and was recently awarded her re-certification for ten years.
She has worked in the South Bay for the last 17 years where she specializes in all orthopedic injuries and disorders with particular focus on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and the spine.
She is married and the mother of two children. She loves to read, exercise, and watch USC football.
“I practice an eclectic approach of manual therapy, posture training, and therapeutic exercise instruction to achieve full recovery. My role is to facilitate a healthy lifestyle and teach clients the tools for success."
LAUREN PERRONE obtained a Master of Science in Biopsychology from UCSB where she graduated with honors. She competed for four years as a member of the women’s gymnastics team. An elbow injury followed by physical therapy on campus sparked Lauren’s interest in the field. The idea of helping others, working with athletes, and the ability to remain involved in sports was appealing.
Lauren received her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Mount St. Mary’s College in 1998, and in 2005, became an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.
Lauren has worked in multiple settings over the years, starting out at UCLA’s outpatient orthopedic clinic, inpatient acute care, and the student health and wellness center.
Since graduation, Lauren has taken extensive continuing education to further her manual therapy skills, focusing on orthopedics and sports medicine.
Lauren lives in Manhattan Beach and enjoys running, snowboarding, yoga, and pilates.
“I believe in the powerful connection between body and mind and address both aspects in my treatment programs“
CAROLYN COWIE graduated from Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles with a degree in physical therapy. Prior to becoming a physical therapist, Carolyn was a professional ballet dancer in Chicago, New York City and Los Angeles. Part of her interest in becoming a PT was to work with dancers.
During Carolyn's 15 years of orthopaedic physical therapy experience, she has practiced in a variety of out patient settings seeing patients with a wide range of musculoskeletal dysfunctions. Carolyn is board certified as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist, for which therapists have earned this distinction. And since expanding and developing her clinical skills is so important to healing injuries quickly, she has taken numerous continuing education classes.
When not working at Head 2 Toe, Carolyn has two children, enjoys running, hiking, stand up paddle boarding and experiencing life with her kids.
"My philosophy to healing patients is 1) to develop a good rapport and 2)to treat the whole person, not Just an isolated body part."
DANIELLE ORLAND, PT, DPT, OCS, CMP, was born and raised in the South Bay. She attended Boston College where she studied health sciences and graduated with a degree in Spanish. While at Boston College, she was a member of the varsity swim team where she first became interested in sports related injuries and physical therapy.
After college, she returned to Southern California to attend the University of Southern California where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2001.
Since her matriculation from USC she has gained extensive hands on experience in treating patients will all types of injuries, especially treatment of the foot and ankle. She has extensive postgraduate training and is a certified Mulligan practitioner. She received her Orthopaedic Clinical Specialization in 2007 after passing an extensive certification exam.
She has had the unique opportunity to study under some of the most renowned physical therapists in the United States and throughout the international community. She is also fluent in Spanish giving her the ability to treat both English and Spanish speaking patients.
In her free time Danielle likes traveling, reading, and exercising.
"It takes hard work from both the patient and the therapist to get healthy. Even though it might just be your big toe that hurts, I look at the whole body's contribution."
TRICIA CARNIVAL attained her Masters in Physical Therapy at the Arizona School of Health Science, an osteopathic-based school of medicine. She initially became interested in physical therapy after undergoing rehabilitation for an ACL tear in high school. She has been practicing outpatient physical therapy for 13 years and she became an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) in 2004.
She believes in using an eclectic approach to evaluating and treating clients, given that each person’s body and tissues respond differently. Additionally, her previous training as a volleyball player and athlete helps her with rehabilitating her patients.
Some specialty techniques she incorporates are Positional Release, Muscle Energy, Relaxation and Meditation, Core Stabilization (static and dynamic), and many more. Other areas of expertise include custom orthotics, temporomandibular (TMJ) disorders, chronic pain issues, and post-surgical rehabilitation.
In her free time, she enjoys exercising, hiking, camping, and being active with her family.
“I believe that healing occurs on multiple levels (physical, mental, emotional) and so each component should be addressed to promote full recovery.”
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