Orthopedic, Manual and Sports
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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.
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.
Nate Shin, PT, DPT
Nate graduated from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Marymount University in 2012. Prior to this he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Medicine at Pepperdine University. Nate specializes in outpatient orthopedic care, manual therapy, and pre/post-operative therapy. He received his Level 1 and 2 Certifications with the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). This training helps him to recognize dysfunctional movement patterns and find the cause of the symptoms, not just the source. He then uses manual techniques, therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular re-education, and patient education to help restore functional pain-free movement. The goal for each patient is to be independent with their home exercise program. In his free time, Nate enjoys biking, playing basketball, running, hiking, and watching movies.
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.