Nate Shin, PT, DPT
Nate graduated from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Marymount University in 2012 and prior to that received his Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine at Pepperdine University in 2008. Nate specializes in outpatient orthopedic care working with the general population as well as athletes. His assessment and treatment approach comes from the principles of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). Through these principles he is able to recognize dysfunctional movement patterns and find the cause of the symptoms; not solely treating the source of the pain. He then utilizes manual therapy - soft tissue and/or joint mobilization techniques – and exercises to restore pain-free, quality movement. Exercises focus on mobility, flexibility, motor control, and strength. The goal for each patient is to develop an awareness of their own body and movements and learn to be independent from the physical therapist. In his free time Nate enjoys biking, playing basketball, running, and watching movies.
Samantha R. Klawin, PT, DPT
Samantha graduated in 2016 from Creighton University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Samantha also received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science with a Minor in Biology at Creighton University in 2013. Samantha has received her Level 1 certification with the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), using this to assess functional movement patterns and treat the whole patient in order to return them to the activities they love most. Samantha also combines this assessment tool with orthopedic manual techniques, therapeutic exercise, strength and conditioning, neuro re-education, and exercise prescription to help her patients return to their activities better than before. Samantha also has a passion for pediatric physical therapy and in her free time she enjoys reading, dancing, running, and tennis.
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Cynthia Vazquez, CMB
Cynthia has 22 years of experience in outpatient Physical Therapy as a General Manager/ Office Manager. She graduated from Bryman College in 2006 with a certificate in Medical Billing/Coding. Cynthia also has 2 certificates in Medical Billing (1999 & 2003) from Santa Monica College and is HIPAA certified to better protect the privacy of patients.
Adam Schultz, MPT, OCS, M Manip Ther
Adam graduated in 1997 from Ithaca College with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy.
He has achieved a Master of Manipulative Therapy from Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Western Australia. Adam is also an adjunct faculty member in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Mount Saint Mary’s College. He continues to advance his manual, therapeutic exercise and biomechanical analysis skills through continuing education seminars nationwide. Adam is a Kettlebell expert as well as an avid runner, including ultra trail running. He also enjoys hiking, yoga, soccer and travel.
Steven A. Grinsted, MPT
Steve graduated in 1999 from the University of Delaware with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy (MPT). He also possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Hofstra University. Steve is the founder of AXIS PT and has been involved in the rehabilitation field since 1989. He has practiced Physical Therapy in Los Angeles since 2000 and in Downtown Los Angeles since 2002. Steve specializes in outpatient orthopedic care, manual therapy, sports physical therapy and biomechanical analysis. Steve’s experience includes strength and conditioning, cardiac rehabilitation and exercise prescription for all patient populations. He has participated in a number of educational seminars and continues to share and advance his expertise in the field of Physical Therapy. Steve also has served as a clinical instructor/mentor for physical therapy students nationwide. He participates in many outdoor sports including mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking, roller hockey, basketball and golf.
Orthopedic, Manual and Sports
Jeffrey Su, PT, DPT, MS
Jeffrey received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Mount Saint Mary's University in 2017. He also has a Master's in Exercise Science with a focus in neuromuscular performance from California State University, Los Angeles in 2014. Jeff has been consistently acquiring new skills and sharing his expertise as it pertains to the movement sciences, wellness, and nutrition. This ranges from biomechanical analysis, manual techniques, therapeutic exercise, strength and conditioning, and Pilates (Balance Body Certified instructor). In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors, traveling, hiking, and snowboarding (Certified Level 2 PSIA-AASI instructor).