Jim 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 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 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“
Tricia 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.”
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."