Brent Ingelman completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver in 2017. He grew up in Manhattan Beach and was a Bay League Champion hurdler while he attended Mira Costa High School. He has spent time working in Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Outpatient Rehabilitation, working with patients from 5 to 95 years old.
Brent has counted on physical therapy multiple times throughout his life to help him recover after various injuries, and this no doubt influenced his decision to pursue the career himself. Brent has firsthand experience with injury, recovery, and the setbacks and victories that can come along with them.
Brent believes that as a member of the healthcare community, he must also be a lifelong learner. He enjoys taking continuing education classes and strives to constantly learn more in order to be able to help his patients recover as quickly, effectively, and easily as possible. When not attending classes, Brent keeps up to date by reading research articles in order to increase the width and depth of his knowledge. He is especially passionate about helping patients recover from sports injuries and ankle issues.
Brent is passionate about physical therapy because he has seen its power to transform lives, from helping people walk after years of immobility, to helping people become more competitive athletes and everything in between. He loves that he has the opportunity to help people return to the things they want to do, while at the same time working with his hands, problem-solving, and getting to know the members of his community better.
When not working, Brent enjoys being with friends, exercising, traveling, and spending as much time as he can outdoors, especially if it involves beach volleyball or camping.
"I believe that in order to an effective PT, one must tailor rehab not just to the patient's body but to their personality and temperament. This individual approach gives the opportunity to optimize treatment while adhering to the personal preferences of the patient, creating an environment of healing, assurance, camaraderie."