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Dr. Christine Lawson, PT, DPT
Clinic DirectorPlaya Vista | M-Th, 7am-4pm | [email protected]
Dr. Christine Lawson earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2012. She did her undergraduate education at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, receiving a BA in Kinesiology. While there, she was privileged to work with the adaptive kayaking program for people with disabilities, which really fueled her love for movement.
Christine’s passion is working in the orthopedic setting with patients of all ages and activity levels, especially seniors and medically complex patients. Her gifts are in manual therapy, functional movement, and creating a collaborative, safe, and fun environment for each patient with whom she works. She has received many certifications, including Applied Functional Science (CAFS), 3D MAPS, female chain reaction, visceral manipulation, Kinesiotaping, and Pilates for Physical Therapists through the APPI.
In her spare time, she enjoys being a mama, doing yoga, Pilates, and weight training, going to the beach, travel, and watching her Trojans and 49ers play! ¡Se habla español también!
Dr. Nick Cutri, PT, DPT, FAFS, CSCS
President, MOTI PhysiotherapyAdministrative | [email protected]
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
Regional Clinical DirectorAdministrative | [email protected]
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, SCS
Clinic DirectorHighland Park | [email protected]
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. She is a Sports Certified Specialist (SCS) through the American Board of Physical 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.
Dr. Daniel Villamayor, PT, DPT, OCS
Assistant Clinic DirectorHighland Park | M-F 7am-4pm | [email protected]
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. Traci Stevens, PT, DPT, OCS
Clinic DirectorLos Feliz | M-F 7am-4pm | [email protected]
Dr. Traci Stevens 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. Lindsay Brunner, PT, DPT, OCS
Orthopedic and Pelvic Health Physical TherapistHighland Park | Tu-F 8am-4pm | [email protected]
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. Aimee Winston, PT, DPT, OCS
Physical TherapistLos Feliz | M-Th 10am-7pm; F 9am-6pm | [email protected]
Dr. Aimee Winston (she/her) received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology from Occidental College and Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Boston University. After physical therapy school, she completed a year-long residency in orthopedic physical therapy through the University of Southern California and became a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy in 2018. To further her clinical development, she has participated in several orthopedic, manual therapy, and dance-medicine continuing education courses, and she is currently working towards her certification in Movement Links.
Having grown up in Los Angeles, Aimee has been a dancer for over 20 years and worked as a performer and choreographer’s assistant on several professional jobs while in college. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and serves on the Core Team for PT Day of Service, an initiative that galvanizes the physical therapy community to engage in a day of service within their communities. In her spare time, she enjoys running, group fitness classes, and taking dance classes at local studios.
Dr. Meagan Chow, PT, DPT, OCS
Physical TherapistHighland Park | M-Th 10am-7pm; F 9am-6pm | [email protected]
Dr. Meagan Chow earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California after completing her Bachelors of Science in Sports Medicine at Pepperdine University. After graduating, she completed a year-long orthopedic residency program that included additional didactic coursework with an emphasis in manual therapy and movement science. She is experienced in orthopedic and geriatric physical therapy and is committed to working with patients across the lifespan. Meagan’s interest in physical therapy sparked after going through her own rehab journey to return to volleyball after dislocating her shoulder. Since then, as a local volleyball coach, she has been devoted to helping young athletes develop foundational skills while building their confidence through movement. Meagan is dedicated to helping patients of all fitness levels reach their functional and rehabilitative goals. In her spare time, Meagan enjoys reading, yoga, long walks with her dogs, and adventuring locally and abroad.
Dr. Rhoda Bea Hernando, PT, DPT, ATC
Orthopedic and Pelvic Health Physical TherapistLos Feliz | M-Th 10am-7pm; F 9am-6pm | [email protected]
Dr. Rhoda Bea Hernando (she/her/hers) earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Marcos, CA. Prior to PT school, she received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training at the University of the Pacific and became a certified athletic trainer. Her athletic training background includes working with high school football, Division I men’s water polo, women’s basketball, softball, sand volleyball, and interning at Woodward West Action Sports Camp. Rhoda’s passion for physical therapy stemmed from undergoing post-ACL reconstruction rehab after tearing her ACL while playing soccer in high school. She is a 3rd degree black belt in taekwondo and has a 10-year history of competitive Olympic-style fighting. Though she does not compete anymore, Rhoda has done sports medicine coverage for state and national taekwondo events. She is a firm believer of lifelong learning and is Pelvic Floor Level 1 certified through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. In her free time, Rhoda enjoys going to the beach, hiking, cycling, traveling, and exploring the food scene.
Dr. Chyna Cotangco, PT, DPT, OCS
Physical TherapistLos Feliz | M-F, 7am-2pm | [email protected]
Dr. Chyna Cotangco received her undergraduate degree in Biological sciences from UC Irvine, then went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Marcos, CA. In 2023, Chyna earned the distinction of board certified Orthopedic Clinic Specialist (OCS).
Throughout her career, Chyna has been dedicated to staying current with the latest advances in physical therapy, and she regularly attends conferences and continuing education courses to expand her knowledge. She has been certified in kinesiotaping, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), myofascial decompression, and holistic nutrition. When she’s not in the clinic, Chyna enjoys staying active by weight lifting and playing sports – particularly basketball and volleyball. She also enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, cherishes time spent with her family, and loves to take her 3 adorable dogs out!
Dr. Lei Lee, PT, DPT
Orthopedic and Pelvic Health Physical TherapistHighland Park | M-Th 10am-7pm; F 9am-6pm | [email protected]
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. James “Javin” Escueta, PT, DPT
Physical TherapistLos Feliz | M-Th, 10am-7pm; F 9am-6pm | [email protected]
Dr. James “Javin” Escueta (he/him) graduated from the University of Findlay with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy and possesses extensive clinical experience across various settings. His passion lies in assisting clients from diverse backgrounds in reclaiming their active lifestyles through tailored treatment plans. Driven by a movement-based approach, he adeptly combines manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, and functional training to restore optimal function and amplify performance. With a particular interest in injury prevention and facilitating the return to sport for climbers and artist-athletes, Dr. Escueta remains dedicated to ongoing professional development. Beyond his professional pursuits, he finds fulfillment in bouldering, photography, and traveling, which deepen his understanding of his clients’ passions and aspirations.
Dr. Ludmila Malakhov, PT, DPT
Orthopedic and Pelvic Health Physical TherapistLos Feliz | M, T, Th, F 8am-5:30pm; W 8am-3pm | [email protected]
Dr. Ludmila Malakhov (she/her) graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. She is experienced in orthopedic and pelvic health physical therapy, and is committed to working with all patients to meet their movement and functional goals. As a classically trained ballet dancer for over 20 years and as a ballet instructor for over 8 years, Ludmila also has a special interest in dance medicine and injury prevention for dancers. Aside from working in the clinic, she can be found teaching ballet locally, hiking, and traveling.
Dr. Greg Moy, PT, DPT, CSCS, FRCms
Clinic DirectorMid Wilshire | M-F 7am-4pm | [email protected]
Dr. Nico Docil, PT, DPT
Assistant Clinic DirectorMid Wilshire | M-F, 7am-4pm | [email protected]
Nico Docil completed his undergraduate education at Pacific Union College (pre-physical therapy emphasis). He then attended Loma Linda University for Physical Therapy School and earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. After graduating, he has taken various continuing education courses such as Retrain the Brain, Movement Links Seminar Series, and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS). Nico has a strong passion for physical therapy, using a movement-based approach for treatment. He loves teaching patients to move optimally and safely to help them return to their respective sport, activity, and function pain free. Nico lives an active lifestyle. He grew up playing various sports such as basketball, volleyball, and baseball, which has helped him with his experience when working with athletes. Nico is a huge LA sports fans and roots for the LA Lakers, Dodgers, and Roms. He also enjoys exercising, hiking, and olympic weight lifting, and finding new places to eat and to grab coffee.
Dr. Jacob Moyer, PT, DPT, OCS
Assistant Clinic DirectorPlaya Vista | M-F 8am-5pm | [email protected]
Dr. Rajat Bhardwaj, PT, DPT
Physical TherapisttMid Wilshire
Rajat received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the Western University of Health Sciences. Additionally, he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine (Zot-Zot-Zot!)
Rajat began his pursuit in Physical Therapy in hopes to bridge the gap between underserved communities and provide an avenue for healthcare services. From an early age, he has been very active and involved in multiple sports, such as baseball, track & field, football, and volleyball. His interest in physical therapy was solidified when he encountered and overcame multiple injuries due to sports and powerlifting. He is very passionate about movement science and its power to restore, heal, and improve the human body. In the future, Rajat strives to obtain specialty certifications in orthopedics and sports. He enjoys working with a variety of people ranging from athletes, post-operative patients, Olympic/powerlifters, weekend warriors, and individuals striving to create healthy changes.
Outside of the clinic, Rajat spends his time with his parents in the Bay Area, lifting (Squats and Deadlifts are his favorite), hiking with his dog (Marley), playing beach volleyball, exploring LA, and trying new foods.
Dr. Priscilla Moon, DPT
Physical TherapistHighland Park | [email protected]
Dr. Priscilla Moon graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy from University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Marcos, California after earning her Bachelor of Arts in Health Exercise Sports Science degree at University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. She was involved in dance and competitive figure skating throughout her youth which set into motion her passion to learn human anatomy and the rehabilitation process. Priscilla provides care with the emphasis on patient education, as knowledge creates the potential to make change. She is certified in IASTM and Pilates for Physical Therapists through APPI. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, pilates, yoga, and playing with her dogs.
Dr. Jayme Barr, PT, DPT
Orthopedic and Pelvic Health Physical TherapistPlaya Vista | [email protected]
Dr. Jayme Barr earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Chapman University. She attended UC Irvine for her undergraduate education and received a BA in Drama. Jayme specializes in pelvic floor physical therapy as well treating orthopedic patients.
Jayme’s passion for pelvic health began after several years of treating women in their 60s-80s whose orthopedic issues may likely have been prevented if they received pregnancy or postpartum care when their children were originally born. Her goal is to educate young people to understand the importance of putting their health first so they can stay healthy for many years to come. Working with her is like opening a health & wellness retirement account!
Jayme received her pelvic floor training from Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She has taken several training classes including: Pelvic Floor Level 1, Pelvic Floor Level 2A, Pregnancy Rehabilitation, Postpartum Rehabilitation, and Athletic Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation.
In her spare time, Jayme enjoys teaching dance, weight lifting, meditating in the sun, traveling, binge watching Netflix, eating Ben & Jerry’s, and spending time with her family, friends and dog.
Dr. Jennifer Nguyen, PT, DPT
Physical TherapistLos Feliz | M-Th, 10am-7pm; F 9am-6pm | [email protected]
Dr. Jennifer Nguyen (she/her/hers) earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. Previously, she earned her Bachelor of Science from the other side of town, at the University of California, Los Angeles where she had the opportunity to work as a sports medicine intern with the women’s softball team for several years. Jennifer has had clinical experiences in a variety of physical therapy settings including orthopedics, neurologic rehabilitation, acute care, and sports medicine and enjoys working with people of all ages and backgrounds. She is very passionate about what she does and is dedicated to optimizing movement to maximize outcomes for her patients. In her free time, Jennifer is an avid plant mom, enjoys running, snowboarding, volleyball and film editing.
Dr. Bella Raroque, PT, DPT
Physical TherapistLos Feliz | M-F, 8am - 5pm | [email protected]
Dr. Isabella “Bella” Raroque (she/her/hers) received her undergraduate degree in Psychobiology from UCLA and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University in New York. During her time at Columbia, she was part of the dance research team and participated in electives including sports rehabilitation, pelvic health, and performing arts rehabilitation. Throughout her clinical rotations, she has worked with a range of orthopedic and neurological patient populations and thoroughly enjoys getting to know her patients and empowering them to reach their goals. She is particularly interested in dance medicine as well as the integration of Pilates principles in treatment. Some of her hobbies include taking fitness classes, running, attending concerts and Broadway shows, and exploring new restaurants and fun activities around the city.
Dr. Anthony Shaw, PT, DPT
Physical TherapistLos Feliz | M-Th, 10am-7pm; F 9am-6pm | [email protected]
Dr. Anthony Shaw graduated from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy, and previously, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from San Francisco State University. Anthony’s varied clinical experience includes working within acute care, vestibular and balance therapy, orthopedics, and sports medicine. His passion for physical therapy began in high school when he suffered multiple injuries while playing baseball and basketball, and now he enjoys working with individuals of all backgrounds to help them achieve their movement goals. Outside of the clinic, he enjoys cheering on his hometown’s (San Francisco) sports teams, basketball, running, and finding new local food spots.
Dr. Kirk Ramirez, PT, DPT
Physical TherapistHighland Park | M-F 7am-4pm | [email protected]
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. Mia Sugi Wassink, PT, DPT, ATC
Physical TherapistHighland Park | T,Th 10am-5pm; W,F 9am-5pm | [email protected]
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. Julia Connolly, PT, DPT
Orthopedic and Pelvic Health Physical TherapistMid Wilshire | M-Th, 10am-7pm; F 9am-6pm | [email protected]
Julia earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn, New York. She gained experience treating people from all walks of life with many different orthopedic, cardiac, neurological, and pelvic floor conditions. Julia found her passion for orthopedics and pelvic floor physical therapy very early on due to her own personal experience with pelvic floor dysfunction, and a love for the art of rehabilitation.
Julia practices compassionate, thorough, and comprehensive care while working hard for her patient’s success so that they are empowered with the tools they need to stay strong and pain-free. She believes every individual is extremely unique, and that their body tells a story about what is demanded of the tissues on a daily basis. She and her patients work together to determine the weak links in the connected chain, and unconscious movement habits that contribute to dysfunction. As a former collegiate athlete, she understands how pain/weakness can take you away from the activities you love, and how working collaboratively as a team can wield great success. When she is not treating patients, you can find her hogging the squat rack at the local gym, on a yoga mat, a beach volleyball court, with loved ones, reading new research in a coffee shop, or hunting for the best LA food truck (recommendations welcome!).
Dr. Ricki Rosol, PT, DPT, OCS
Physical TherapistPlaya Vista | M-Th, 10am-7pm; F 7am-4pm | [email protected]
Dr. Ricki Rosol earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Southern California in 2011. She earned her BS in Natural Science with an emphasis in Pre-Physical/Occupational Therapy from Loyola Marymount University in 2008.
Ricki is a Southern California native. Her interest in physical therapy began at a young age, when she competed in gymnastics. As an injured athlete in high school, she began coaching gymnastics, and developed a keen interest in optimizing technique and emphasizing proper mechanics to be successful and avoid injury.
Since graduating from USC, Ricki has worked primarily in the outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine setting, but also has experience working in the inpatient acute care setting. She has achieved success in the treatment of orthopedic injuries ranging across the lifespan. In 2016, Ricki became a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. Over the years, she has developed a love of teaching, serving as a clinical instructor for several graduate students pursuing their Doctorate in Physical Therapy as well as adjunct faculty for undergraduate students at Loyola Marymount University.
Outside of physical therapy, Ricki enjoys her time being active outside and spending time on the water with her family and friends.
Dr. Fei Zang, PT, DPT
Orthopedic and Pelvic Health Physical TherapistLos Feliz | M, T, Th, F 7am-6pm | [email protected]
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.
Clinic Administration ManagerAdministrative | [email protected]
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 OperationsAdministrative | [email protected]
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.
Billing & Collections SpecialistAdministrative | [email protected]
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.
Billing & Collections SpecialistAdministrative | [email protected]
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.
Lead Patient CoordinatorPlaya Vista | [email protected]
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