AXISPT

Orthopedic, Manual and Sports
Physical Therapy
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 for over 14 years and in Downtown Los Angeles for 12 years.  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.
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.
Cynthia Vazquez, CMB
Cynthia has 19 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.
Megan E. O’Linn, PT, DPT
​Megan graduated from Mount St. Mary’s College in 2012 with a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy (DPT).  She also achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from the University of Hawaii. Megan specializes in outpatient orthopedic care, including manual and sports physical therapy. She also has an expertise in exercise prescription and postural re-education. Megan continues to enhance her abilities through continuing education seminars. Her interests include water polo, which she played collegiately at the University of Hawaii, running, hiking, swimming and cooking.

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Michael Ballentine, PT, DPT
Michael received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from NYC's Hunter College in 2011. He has taken nearly all the Institute of Physical Art’s Functional Manual Therapy curriculum and has the future goal of becoming certified by the Institute. Consistently dedicated to furthering his knowledge and movement expertise, other areas of study include Yang style Tai Chi Chuan, Pilates mat and apparatus, Kettlebell, and TRX. Before Los Angeles, Michael worked at PhysioArts, a cutting edge orthopedic dance medicine clinic in midtown Manhattan serving the Broadway community. Michael's strong background brings together Functional Manual Therapy, Osteopathic Techniques, Sports Medicine, athletic strength training, Pilates, and Internal martial arts.