PHYSICAL THERAPY STAFF
Lauren has been specializing in orthopedic manual therapy since 1996. She has expertise in Vestibular Rehabilitation for vertigo and balance disorders and has been Pilates trained since 2003. Lauren uses her knowledge of orthopedics, neurology and osteopathic techniques to treat a wide variety of complicated disorders and is a specialist in breast cancer rehabilitation.
Kathy has been specializing in osteopathic manual therapy techniques since 1995. She has extensive training in visceral mobilization, myofascial release and craniosacral therapy, treating complex neurologic, orthopedic and systemic pain syndromes. She also is a specialist in post surgical rehabilitation.
Galen has spent most of his career in Pediatric rehabilitation. He is one of the very few in Southern California with both a strong manual therapy background for orthopedics as well as expertise in neurologic rehabilitation for adults and children. He is traditionally and osteopathically trained providing him with a comprehensive approach to physical therapy.
Rich earned a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education in 1982 from California State University, Northridge. He later went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Health Science/Physical Therapy in 1988 and a Master’s degree in Kinesiology, specializing in Biomechanics in 1992, also from Cal State Northridge. His post graduate education includes certification as a “Functional Manual Therapist” (CFMT) through the Institute of Physical Arts. Rich has also assisted in teaching courses through the IPA. He worked as a part of the Newbury Park High School football medical staff and with the student training program from 1989 thru 2013. He has been affiliated with the athletic program at California Lutheran University.
His areas of expertise include: orthotics, foot and ankle rehab, functional mobilization, and treating babies with torticollis. He has recently added the study and practice of visceral and neuro-meningeal mobilization through the Barrall Institute.
In his spare time, Rich enjoys playing softball, golf, long range fishing and photography. But above all else, he loves being a grandfather.