As one of the most experienced and highly trained Physical Therapy and Wellness provider organizations in the Los Angeles area, we are able to deliver high quality patient care efficiently and cost effectively, with better outcomes and greater overall patient satisfaction.
Peak Performance expert clinicians treat patients with more complex conditions, have advanced diagnostic skills, and provide more effective clinical outcomes to manage patients more efficiently.
When getting back to your life is priority – it’s time to see the experts at Peak Performance.
The Peak Performance team of experts pairs the most recent scientific advances with proven effective techniques to get you back to your level of “peak performance”. We get to know “you” in depth, your goals, how your body specifically works (and doesn’t work), and what interventions need to be done to make it function in a pain-free, optimally performing manner. We consistently earn accolades from our patients and referral sources for our intensive approach to treatment, returning clients to function and athletes to sport in fewer visits than required elsewhere, and at a higher level of function than they thought possible.
Peak Performance has earned a reputation for providing exceptional muscoloskeletal rehabilitation services.
An in-depth evaluation guides client-specific treatment of orthopedic musculoskeletal conditions. Treatment often consists of manual therapy to restore joint or soft tissue mobility, skilled therapeutic exercise prescription specific to the stage of healing and client abilities, (No “Back, Knee or Shoulder Exercise” handouts here! All exercises are developed specifically for you according to your presentation on that day.), neuromuscular re-education to engage the nervous system in learning control of optimal movement, and modalities such as taping, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, laser or iontophoresis to promote soft tissue healing and help support the manual therapy and exercise interventions, as deemed necessary by your therapist.
Our treatment approach is based on the understanding of the relationship of the hip and back in function and the differences in musculoskeletal structure and function of the female body. Recent scientific advances have shown that women (and girls) move differently than men and are vulnerable to different types of injury. We utilize the latest scientific information and an in-depth analysis of the problem, including the stage of life, to guide female-specific treatment.
Our therapists undergo extensive training and aggressively pursue the latest scientific information to bring unparalleled expertise to the area of sports injury management. We utilize an extensive evaluation of biomechanics, movement analysis and tissue function to bring together a program specific to the athlete, their sport and their goals. We advocate and help facilitate a team approach which includes the athlete, doctor, coach, parent, trainer, PT and any others involved in the athlete’s care.
Our goal is to return the athlete to their sport a more capable performer than when they were injured, with improved movement patterns and an understanding of their own biomechanics that leaves them able to make greater advances in their performance than prior to injury.
Our athletes are constantly amazed that despite being away from the sport with an injury, they were able to return with increased first step quickness, improved agility and lateral stability, more explosive movement and improved top speed. Coaches are relieved to find that their athletes come back at the appropriate time, often before anticipated and without having lost ground due to their injury and ready to jump back into their training with minimal to no limitation.
Michael graduated from Hawaii Pacific University in 2009, majoring in Biology with an emphasis in Human Health science. During his leisure time, Mikey enjoys beach activities, such as body boarding, surfing, & diving. In addition, he loves to travel, enjoys cooking, and practices Muay Thai!
Ellen has been practicing physical therapy for over 30 tears. She graduated from the University of Missouri – Colombia. She has completed post-graduate residency program at Kaiser Permanente.
In 1994, Ellen became Board certified as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist. Practice venues have included Rehabilitation Hospitals, Home Health & primary Outpatient Orthopedics.
On her own time, Ellen likes bike riding, tap dancing, French classes and attending movies.
Ivan received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from USC, primarily treating people with orthopedic disorders and a variety of sports injuries, as well as those recovering from cancer treatment. He has previous experience providing on-field and rehabilitative care for USC’s varsity athletes, including football, basketball, track & field, and tennis. He now works with athletic and orthopedic injuries at Peak Performance and heads the cancer rehabilitation service line.
Ivan is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the NSCA, and certified as a Cancer Exercise Trainer (CET) by the ACSM.
In his free time, Ivan is an avid sports fan; he enjoys traveling, and spending time with friends and family, including those in Argentina.
Jodi has been practicing physical therapy for 14 years. She started in neurological rehabilitation and then went into sports physical therapy. After two year-long manual orthopedic courses, she acquired her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Certification (OCS), and for the past several years orthopedic disorders have been her passion. She also holds a position as adjunct faculty at Mt. St. Mary’s College, teaching in the orthopedic division. In her work Jodi values and is oriented to the whole person, and she enjoys the partnership in working with individuals so that they may improve their quality of life and return to pain-free activities. When she’s not working, Jodi enjoys her time with her husband and two boys.
Shannon has over 25 years of experience treating athletes both on the field and in returning them to their sport, getting performers back on stage and returning those with musculoskeletal injuries back to pain-free function quickly, efficiently and with less downtime than they expected. She completed the Manual Therapy exams of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 1991 to become a Certified Manual Physical Therapist. Shannon migrated to California in 1994 and began Peak Performance in 1998. She became a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2001. Her Career has included teaching athletic training courses in Canada and orthopedic and pathology courses in Physical Therapy at Mount St. Mary’s College, and more recently, mentoring. Shannon enjoys working with her daughters’ sports teams, learning new things, working out, and family time.