Who We Are

Dr. Nick Cutri, PT, DPT, FAFS, CSCS

President, MOTI Physiotherapy

Dr. Nick Cutri earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Southern California after earning his BS in Kinesiology at San Diego State University. A practitioner of functional physical therapy, he completed the Fellowship Program in Applied Functional Science with the Gray Institute for Functional Therapy. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). An expert in Sports Physical Therapy, Nick has worked with many professional athletes. He has developed special expertise and programming for NBA athletes, professional skateboarders, and professional dancers. Opening MOTI Physiotherapy is a dream come true, and it is Nick’s aspiration to provide a positive healing environment that produces results for all patients.

Dr. Megan O'Linn, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Clinic Director

Los Feliz   |  

Dr. Megan O’Linn earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Mt. St. Mary’s University after earning her BS in Kinesiology at University of Hawaii at Manoa. Megan is inspired by using a total body approach to manage musculoskeletal injury and has focused her continuing education to increase her knowledge in developmental and functional movement to treat the body as whole based on the foundational principles of Dynamic Neuromuscular Reeducation (DNS), Movement Links and the Gray Institute. To further pursue her expertise Megan received her Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) board certification in 2016, and she is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Megan uses her background in DNS as a contributor to Sugarfoot Therapy, creating movement flows specific to the dance community that focus on dynamic stability, alignment, and muscle activation. Megan played ten years of competitive water polo, and was recruited and played four years for the Division 1 University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is a co-founder of the Los Angeles Athletic Club Elite Women’s Water Polo team and has contributed content and created the Dry Land screen for 6-8Sports, as well as, assisting in zoom dry land trainings for high school water polo club teams. Megan enjoys working with all aquatic athletes, including water polo players, swimmers and surfers. She is inspired to help all athletes learn how to move their bodies more optimally to enhance performance and reduce risk of injury.

Dr. Ann Nguyen DeGrey, PT, DPT

Clinic Director

Highland Park   |   M, T, W, Th 9am-7pm, F 9am-1pm   |  

Dr. Ann Nguyen DeGrey graduated from UC Irvine with a B.S. In Public Health Sciences and then continued her educational pursuits at University of St. Augustine, earning her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) with an emphasis on Manual Therapy. Ann utilizes a movement-based treatment approach that incorporates manual therapy, corrective exercises, and certified techniques such as Myofascial Decompression (Cup Therapy), IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization), and Kinesiology taping. Additionally, she also is a Certified Medical Emergency Responder and active Trainer for the Los Angeles Premier Futbol Club, US Developmental Academy, and Women’s Premier Soccer League. She also volunteers as a medical provider for professional sports organizations including Team USA Weightlifting, AVP Beach Volleyball, World Police Games, USA Olympic Training Center, the US Powerlifting Association, and is a Certified USA Weightlifting Performance Coach. With her education and experience in Sports Physical Therapy, Ann is currently pursuing her Sports Certified Specialist (SCS) to further her expertise in athletic injury management and rehabilitation.

Dr. Traci Ferguson, PT, DPT

Assistant Clinic Director

Los Feliz   |   M-F 7am-4pm   |  

Dr. Traci Ferguson earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University St. Augustine for Health Science after completing her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from California State University San Marcos. Traci has a strong background in manual and orthopedic therapies, with advanced coursework on evaluation and treatment of spinal and extremity function and certification for Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM). Traci has had clinical experience in many physical therapy settings including orthopedics, dance medicine, and neurological rehabilitation. Traci approaches physical therapy from a functional movement background utilizing neuromuscular reeducation for alignment and stability. She enjoys working with patients of all ages and fitness levels – her goal is to help her patients feel confident with movement while reaching their fitness or rehabilitative goals.

Traci has over 20 years of dance experience, with over 7 years at a competitive level, and enjoys working with professional dancers and performing artists. She works within the dance community to educate dancers and dance instructors about injury prevention and cross training. She is a contributor and course leader for Sugarfoot Therapy. And she has presented lectures and workshops for many dance organizations such as Dance Teacher Summit, CLI Studios, AMDA, and The Bridge Dance Project.

Dr. Kirk Ramirez, PT, DPT

Assistant Clinic Director

Highland Park   |   M-F 7am-4pm   |  

Dr. Kirk Ramirez graduated from the University of La Verne with a Bachelors in Movement and Sports Science and he earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine. His history of playing and coaching football led him to pursue a career in PT and helped shape his drive to optimize performance in the active population. He utilizes a movement-based approach that incorporates manual therapy, corrective exercise, neuromuscular reeducation, and certified techniques such as Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) and kinesiology taping to help people reach their goals. Kirk is specialized in concussion/PCS management and recovery. He has undergone extensive post-doctorate coursework and studies the latest research surrounding the world of concussions to ensure these patients are able to recover quickly and safely. He also provides sideline medical coverage for LA Premiere Soccer League, Covina High School Football, and Northview High School Football. Kirk also has experience as a volunteer medical provider for sporting events such as US Powerlifting Association competition.

Additionally, Kirk has become passionate about working with the dancer athlete population. He has developed a following with many professional dancers in the Los Angeles area…with esteemed credits such as the TL Collective, Taylor Swift world tour, and Diavolo: Architecture in Motion.

Dr. Ari Baquet, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Physical Therapist

Highland Park   |   M-F 10am-7pm   |  

Ari Baquet is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. Originally from New York, he started his career as a sports journalist in Colorado, before returning to the University of Southern California for his doctorate in physical therapy. He has published research on running and on tendon disorders with the US Navy and USC, respectively, and has presented at the national conferences of the American College of Sports Medicine and American Physical Therapy Association. Ari is a competitive mountain biker, and a passionate trail runner and skier, who appreciates the value of healthy movement in getting the most out of life.

Dr. Lindsay Brunner, PT, DPT, OCS

Physical Therapist

Los Feliz   |   M-F 8am-12pm   |  

Dr. Lindsay Brunner earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Mount St. Mary’s University. Upon graduating she completed the Orthopedic Residency Program at Kaiser Permanente, which involved a mix of additional didactic learning and clinical work under expert mentors in orthopedic physical therapy. Lindsay is a board certified Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS).  She works with patients to optimize the way they move, whether it be for simple daily tasks or advanced athletic skills. Lindsay has a background of 16 years of experience as a ballet and modern dancer, as well as 12 years of competitive figure skating. Before becoming a physical therapist she taught hatha yoga, which she integrates into her exercise and movement approaches. 

Lindsay has completed the Pelvic Floor Level 1 & 2 courses through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, with plans to continue through the educational series. She treats patients with both orthopedic and pelvic floor conditions with an integrative approach. Lindsay has a passion for working in women’s health, from pregnancy and postpartum issues to pelvic pain. She leads Mom Strong at MOTI Physiotherapy, a 6-week fitness program to help postpartum women return to safe and confident exercise, and is a founding contributor to our virtual prenatal exercise platform Mom Growing Strong.

Dr. Lei Lee, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Highland Park   |   M-F 10am-7pm   |  

Dr. Lei Lee received her Bachelors degrees in Human Biology and Japanese Studies from University of California, San Diego.  She then found her passion for physical therapy during an internship at a hospital, and pursued her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in San Marcos, CA. Lei has clinical experience in both outpatient and inpatient settings in orthopedics, neurology, and geriatrics. Her treatment approach includes individualized plans to optimize movement and function so that the patient can reach their personal goals. Constantly finding time to opt outdoors to hike, backpack, run, and swim, Lei also loves promoting an active and fun lifestyle to patients. She is trained in IASTM, Pelvic Floor therapy, and PWR! Moves for Parkinson’s patients.

Dr. Katie Lichty, PT, DPT, OCS

Senior Physical Therapist

Los Feliz   |   T, Th 9am-7pm; W 7am-5pm; F 7am-11am   |  

Raised by the California sun, Katie earned her B.S. from UCSB, and then received her DPT from Chapman University. She also has the special distinction of being a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist and has completed all coursework for The McKenzie Method. She treats the full spectrum of orthopedic and sports-related injuries and is more than qualified to perform personal training for athletes of all abilities.  She specializes in running, soccer, volleyball, the pregnant athlete, and weightlifting. 

Katie’s love for sports physical therapy began when she tore her ACL in high school.  She’s always expanding her passion for ACL injury prevention and rehabilitation.  When she’s not in the clinic, you can find her running, playing piano, or cooking with her husband Josh and her sheltie Dylan. 

Dr. Kerry McMahon, PT, DPT, CSCS, CPI

Physical Therapist

Los Feliz   |   M-F 7am-4pm   |  

Dr. Kerry McMahon received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance and a minor in Psychology at Loyola Marymount University. Upon graduation, she received her Pilates Certification with Dance Specialization from BASI, and has been teaching Pilates for over 10 years in a variety of settings. Kerry wanted to expand her knowledge of movement and helping others, by becoming a Physical Therapist. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from New York University. During her time at NYU, she became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).  She believes it is important to provide care that is unique to each individual to reach their goal and beyond, using a multi-faceted approach including: manual therapy, movement analysis, neuromuscular re-education, Pilates, strength, and more. In her spare time she enjoys spinning, dancing, Pilates, running, and continuing to learn and keep a healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Greg Moy, PT, DPT, CSCS, FRCms

Physical Therapist, Clinic Instruction Program Director

Los Feliz   |   MWF 8am-5pm; TTh 9:30am-6:30pm   |  
Greg Moy earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York Medical College after earning his Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Toxicology from the University of California, Berkeley. His interest in physical therapy was sparked in college when he was able to work with Cal’s football and gymnastics athletes to rehab them from injury back to their respective sport. Greg is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and kinstretch instructor whose clinical experiences include orthopedics, sports rehabilitation, and neurological acute care.  He enjoys working with all types of people, especially those looking to make healthy life changes, and has worked with recreational, high school, collegiate, and professional athletes.
Greg grew up in San Diego and spent most of his life in California before going to New York for Physical Therapy School. After being a soccer and track athlete in high school, he explored new areas of interest in college as a part of Cal’s collegiate ultimate frisbee team and competitive hip hop dance team. Recently, Greg has enjoyed crossfit, running half marathons and obstacle course races and has done research looking at injuries and running form.

Dr. Jacob Moyer, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Los Feliz   |   M-F 8am-5pm   |  
Dr. Jake Moyer received his BS in Exercise Science from the University of New Hampshire and went on to earn his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Southern California (Fight On!). Being a runner, surfer, and hiker himself, he enjoys working with the weekend warriors, seasoned athletes, and anyone in between. He has had experience working with patients with a variety of neurological conditions such as vestibular disorders, degenerative neurological conditions, strokes, and spinal cord injuries, and enjoys being able to make meaningful changes in the lives of those affected by these conditions.
Aside from working at MOTI, Jake spends his free time exploring the vast food scene in LA; trying new sports like rock climbing and open water swimming; has volunteered in Life Rolls On, an adaptive sports organization that helps athletes with spinal cord injuries surf; and has been part of athlete assessments for youth sports such as baseball and soccer.

Dr. Nickon Sharifabadi, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Los Feliz   |   M-Th 10am-7pm; F 9am-6pm   |  

Dr. Nickon Sharifabadi earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine after earning his Bachelor’s degree in Human Development from California State University of Long Beach. Nickon utilizes a movement-based approach focusing on functional biomechanics and whole body integration to help people achieve their goals. Nickon is working toward a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certification to assess golf-specific injuries, rehabilitation techniques, and condition his patients to improve their performance. Nickon also works with both overhead and jumping athletes to improve their strength, coordination, and on court/field execution. In his spare time, Nickon enjoys playing volleyball, snowboarding, camping, and traveling.

Dr. Mia Sugi Wassink, PT, DPT, ATC

Physical Therapist

Highland Park   |   T/Th 10am-5pm   |  

As a native Angeleno since birth, it was only fitting that Dr. Mia Sugi Wassink received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from USC after graduating from UCLA with a B.S. degree in Physiological Sciences. After her studies at USC, she completed a post-graduate fellowship at her beloved UCLA (go Bruins!) with their  Center for Cerebral Palsy. She continued to integrate her love of pediatrics thereafter doing Early Intervention PT for many years while also doing out-patient orthopedics. With over 15 years of experience as a physical therapist, she has completed countless continuing education courses ranging from post-operative orthopedic management of injuries, integrative yoga with physical therapy, fundamentals of kinesiology tape, lymphedema management for cancer patients, prevention and treatment of dance injuries, and myofascial decompression (cupping) – to name a few. While at UCLA, Mia completed a 3yr student athletic training internship while working with the football, mens’ soccer, and women’s track teams before being certified as an athletic trainer (ATC). She has literally worked with infants less than 1yr old… to patients close to 100yrs old! Her strengths lie in her passion for learning while developing trusting relationships with her patients to meet and exceed their goals for rehabilitation. Her hobbies include travelling, family time with her husband and daughter, volunteering, reading, surfing, yoga, hiking, playing basketball, and snowboarding. She loves all things outdoors and is a diehard Lakers, Dodgers, and Bruins sports fan.

Dr. Daniel Villamayor, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Highland Park   |   M-Th 10am-7pm; F 9am-6pm   |  

Dr. Daniel Villamayor received his BS in Biology from California State University of Long Beach and went on to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine where he received high honors. Daniel has lived an active lifestyle which helped solidify his career in physical therapy. Daniel enjoys seeing his patients progress towards their goals and believes in patient-centered care. He believes patient education is a key component in reaching successful outcomes. His treatment utilizes a movement-based approach that incorporates corrective exercises, neuromuscular reeducation, and a variety of manual therapy techniques such as spinal and extremity joint mobilization and IASTM (instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization). Daniel also volunteers as a medical provider for professional sports organizations such as AVP Beach Volleyball and the Dew Tour; and he enjoys working with dancer athletes at the competitive and professional levels. Aside from working at MOTI, Daniel spends his time playing basketball, tennis, jump-roping and rooting for the LA Lakers.

Dr. Nancy Wong, OTR/L, OTD

Occupational Therapist, Pelvic Therapist

Highland Park & Los Feliz   |   T/Th 8am-4pm @ HP; M/W 10am-7pm @ LF   |  

Dr. Nancy Wong received her clinical doctorate in occupational therapy from Pacific University in Oregon. As a clinical specialist in pelvic floor therapy, Nancy (she/her/hers) believes in empowering her clients with skills and knowledge they need to reclaim function and health in their pelvises. Through her career she’s been happy to help people of all sex and gender reach their goals in having pain free sex, full control of their toileting, and to engage in the activities they care about without pain. She is passionate about treating pelvic floor issues including pelvic floor dysfunction, chronic pelvic pain, vaginismus, vulvodynia, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary and bowel incontinence, tailbone pain (coccydynia), endometriosis, prostatitis, and rehabilitation post gender-confirmation surgeries. Her clinical approach utilizes compassionate communication, active listening, respectful touch, and client collaboration throughout the treatment process.

With a background in yoga therapy, mindfulness meditation, and bodywork, clients can expect individualized treatment using modalities including functional movement training, neuromuscular reeducation, therapeutic exercise, and manual therapy including trigger point release, visceral manipulation, soft tissue manipulation, connective tissue manipulation, scar tissue massage, and myofacial release.

Nancy is also trilingual in Spanish, Cantonese, and English. When she’s not working you’ll likely find her hanging out with friends and family, at a dance class, roller skating, gardening, or petting her dog.

Dr. Fei Zang, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Los Feliz   |   M, T, Th, F 7am-6pm   |  
Dr. Fei Zang earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Southern California after receiving her BS in Biology and Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis. Her clinical experience includes working in a variety of settings including orthopedics, pediatrics, neurology, geriatrics, and women’s health. Fei has completed Level 1 and 2 Pelvic Health Courses in the Section on Women’s Health Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy series. She believes in utilizing a holistic approach to treatment and empowering patients to take command of their own recovery. As a practitioner, Fei emphasizes movement analysis, manual therapy, and functional exercises to help people return to what they love to do. In her free time, Fei enjoys rock climbing, backpacking, traveling, and exploring the vibrant food scene in Los Angeles.

Shawna Berk, SPT

DPT Intern

Highland Park   |  
Shawna Berk is 3rd year Doctorate of Physical Therapy student at Cal State University Long Beach and is a Long Beach native. Shawna was in The Young Americans and went on several tours nationally and internationally teaching and performing music, theater, and dance after high school. She went on to receive her B.S. in chemistry at Trinity College in Hartford, CT and then moved to Spain for a year to teach English and practice Spanish after graduation. Shawna also has her RYT from Kripalu in Stockbridge, MA.
Her interest in physical therapy began after going to pelvic floor physical therapy for an 8-year chronic bladder condition that was resolved after 8 weeks of physical therapy. Shawna’s last rotation was at a clinic that specialized in pelvic floor. Her dream practice would include combining dance medicine and pelvic health.

Kap Davis, SPT

DPT Intern

Highland Park   |  
Kap is a third-year Doctor of Physical Therapy student at the University of St. Augustine in San Marcos California.  He played baseball and earned a B.A. in Biology, with a concentration in Biomedical Studies, from St. Olaf College in Minnesota.  His passion for physical therapy was sparked after rehabbing from an injury in college.  Now, Kap enjoys working with patients to help them return to the activities or sports that they love.  Outside of physical therapy, Kap spends his time cooking, playing sports, and hiking.

Erin Kohout, SPT

DPT Intern

Los Feliz   |  

Erin Kohout is a student physical therapist from Columbia University Medical Center in New York where she completed the orthopedic advanced track.  Erin was a professional modern dancer for ten years after receiving her BFA from SUNY Purchase.  She is originally from Thousand Oaks, California and is happy to be spending her last semester on the sunnier coast.  Her other interests include yoga, pilates, bicycling, and running, and she plays the occasional basketball game.

Connor Munro, SPT

DPT Intern

Los Feliz   |  

Connor is one semester away from earning his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. He gained an appreciation for therapy over the years as a three-sport athlete (and frequent patient) and solidified his passion for PT after working with children with special needs as a part of the IMPACT program at Oregon State University. He has completed his other clinical rotations in the orthopedic and pediatric settings and is interested in working with athletes and vestibular/post-concussion patients, as well as doing research/teaching. A native Oregonian, he enjoys spending his free time soaking up the California sun, playing board games, collecting vinyl records, and drinking craft beers.

Giancarlo Patti, SPT, CSCS

DPT Intern

Highland Park   |  

I’m currently in my final semester of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of St. Augustine, San Marcos. Prior to that, I received my B.S in kinesiology with a focus in pre-allied health from California State University, Fullerton. I’m a South Bay native and grew up in Carson and Torrance, CA. I played basketball growing up and still absolutely love it. My love for this sport blossomed into a passion for physical therapy and has led me to pursue a career in orthopedics. I hope to help all individuals reach their rehabilitative goals and return to what they enjoy doing.

Ariel Jones

Clinic Administration Manager

As Clinic Administration Manager, Ariel oversees all scheduling, patient intake, billing, and compliance. She has managed offices for multiple physicians, and is now proud to be a part of the MOTI team.  Ariel loves to ensure that each MOTI client is scheduled accurately and that our billing process works perfectly. If you have any questions about insurance benefits or out of pocket expenses, Ariel is the best person to talk to.

Katie Schaar Cutri

Director of Operations

Katie Schaar Cutri is an accomplished professional dancer/choreographer who has worked extensively with artists like P!NK, Taylor Swift, & Katy Perry, and on countless film and television productions. She developed Sugarfoot Therapy as an affordable and accessible way to bring the therapeutic exercises of sports physical therapy to dancers. Katie travels all over the country teaching the program to dancers and dance educators; and she is now happy to teach Sugarfoot Therapy classes at MOTI. Along with her husband, Dr. Nick Cutri, Katie oversees operations at MOTI Physiotherapy.

Gabriela Aburto

Billing and Collections Specialist

Gabriela is a Billing and Collection Specialist at MOTI, as well as a patient coordinator. She is bilingual, speaking Spanish and English and is interested in learning Korean. When she’s not working she is trying to find a fun activity to do with her kids. On her days off she loves to take her family on hikes, go to the beach, watch movies, have at home paint nights, or take mini road trips.

Christiana Greene

Patient Coordinator

Highland Park   |  

A Mississippi native, Christiana spent her formative years in Orange County. She majored in Theatre in Nashville, TN., and has always had a lifelong passion working with children. After 15 years of nannying, childcare and teaching fine arts overseas, she decided it was time for a change. Next she applied her interpersonal skills for 8 years at USC Verdugo Hills Physical Medicine and Rehab, working as a receptionist, mastering scheduling, insurance verification and juggling phone calls with their Physical, OT and ST patients. Once again she was ready for a growth opportunity and joined MOTI as a patient coordinator. She is active with her two dogs and sings in church choir and is an avid swing dancer along with her husband.

Joefy Lobanga

Patient Coordinator

Los Feliz   |  

Joefy is currently working towards completion of her Bachelors degree in Healthcare Management. Before joining MOTI she was a care coordinator at a psychiatrist office; she has also worked as a Child Behavioral Interventionist in Santa Monica. Joefy tries to ensure that all of our patients get the most of what MOTI can offer. In her spare time, Joefy enjoys art and history museums, playing soccer, cooking and competitive cheerleading.

Christina Lucero

Patient Coordinator

Christina, a Golden State native, moved to Los Angeles to continue her education in business and healthcare. She believes every patient deserves top quality care and scheduling should be an enjoyable experience. In her hometown, Christina coached flag football, swim team and taught aqua aerobics. When not in the clinic, she loves being outdoors, learning new crafts, traveling, new plant based foods, and rooting for the Dodgers

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