Orthopedic, Manual and Sports

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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.


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.
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