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 holistic approach to manage musculoskeletal pain and has focused her continuing education to increase her knowledge in developmental and functional movement to treat the body as whole. 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 played ten years of competitive water polo, four at the collegiate level, and enjoys working with aquatic and extreme athletes.

Dr. Ann Nguyen Degrey, PT, DPT

Clinic Director, Clinic Instruction Program 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. Dr. Degrey 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. Dr. Degrey also volunteers as a medical provider for professional sports organizations including Team USA Weightlifting, AVP Beach Volleyball, World Police Games, Crescenta Valley Futbol Club, the US Powerlifting Association, and is a Certified USA Weightlifting Performance Coach. With her education and experience in Sports Physical Therapy, Dr. Degrey 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. Traci has had clinical experience in many physical therapy settings including orthopedics, pediatrics, neurological rehabilitation with emphasis on spinal cord injuries, as well as prosthetic training for amputees. Traci aspires to focus her continuing education on increasing her knowledge on functional, developmental movements, dance medicine, and sports physical therapy. 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.

Dr. Lindsay Brunner, PT, DPT, OCS

Physical Therapist

Los Feliz   |   T, W, Th, F 8:30am-6:30pm; Sat 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 course through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, with plans to continue through the educational series. She now treats patients with both orthopedic and pelvic floor conditions, with an integrative and holistic approach that makes use of her orthopedic skills and background as a yoga instructor. She also leads Mom Strong at MOTI Physiotherapy, a 6-week fitness program to help postpartum women return to safe and confident exercise.

Dr. Kasia Gondek, PT, DPT, CSCS

Physical Therapist

Los Feliz - T/F, Highland Park - M/W/Th   |   M-F 7:30am-4:30pm   |  

Dr. Kasia Gondek earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Mount Saint Mary’s University, and her B.A. from University of California, Santa Cruz. Kasia’s treatment approach utilizes functional movement and individualized and clinically proven treatment methods to address injury, pain and get people back to doing what they love.  As a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), competitive runner for 20 years, yoga practitioner and skier, Kasia understands the impact that injury and pain can have on daily life and performance. Kasia has clinical experience in a variety of settings including orthopedics, vestibular, neurological, and women’s health / pelvic floor rehabilitation. She has experience treating pre and postpartum mothers and individuals with pelvic floor conditions such as overactive bladder, urinary/bowel incontinence, pelvic pain, pelvic prolapse, post-surgical rehabilitation, and endometriosis. Kasia has completed Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation courses (Level 1, 2b and most recently 2a) through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute and is currently pursuing her Women’s Health Specialist Certification (WCS).

Kasia was born and raised in California, and enjoys the perks of living so close to the mountains and the coast. When Kasia isn’t trail running for hours in the San Gabriel mountains or competing in an ultramarathon, she enjoys going to concerts, camping, sailing and cooking.

Dr. Katie Lichty, PT, DPT, OCS

Senior Physical Therapist

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

Born and raised in the central valley of California, Katie has always loved living in California, earning her BS from the University of California Santa Barbara, and then receiving her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Chapman University in 2011.  She also has the special distinction of being a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS), and has completed all coursework for The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) training for the spine.  Katie is experienced in treating the full spectrum of orthopedic and sports-related injuries and surgeries in children and adults.

Katie’s love for orthopedic and sports physical therapy began as a freshman in high school when she injured her knee in soccer, tearing her ACL.  After working countless hours with physical therapists, she was able to get back on the field and also go on to play competitive volleyball.  She continues to have a great interest in ACL injury prevention and rehabilitation. If she isn’t working in the clinic, you can find her running a marathon, playing classical piano, raising money for 18-mile night walks for suicide awareness, or cooking up a storm for a themed dinner party.

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 9 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

Physical Therapist

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. Kirk Ramirez, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

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

Dr. Kirk Ramirez earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine after earning his BS in kinesiology from the University of La Verne. 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 and emphasizes manual therapy, corrective exercise, and neuromuscular reeducation to help people reach their goals. He is certified in the application of instrument-assisted soft tissue manipulation (IASTM) and is working toward a Manual Therapist Certification (MTC) through the University of St. Augustine. Dr. Ramirez also has experience as a volunteer medical provider for sporting events such as US Powerlifting Association competition and LA Premier Futbol Club tournament.

Dr. Nickon Sharifabadi, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Los Feliz   |   MW 10am-7pm; F 12-4   |  

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 9am-7pm; F 8am-12pm   |  

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. Aside from working at MOTI, Daniel spends his time playing basketball, tennis, jump-roping and rooting for the LA Lakers.

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.

Seth Cory, SPT, CSCS

DPT Intern

Los Feliz   |  
I am a current Doctor of Physical Therapy student finishing my third year at the University of Southern California. My background prior to starting graduate school consisted of working as an aide at an outpatient orthopedic clinic and as a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach in both central California and Oregon. I was able to work with a wide variety of clients ranging from high school and collegiate athletes to coordinating geriatric fitness classes. It is a pleasure to be a part of the MOTI team, and I am excited to use my strength and conditioning background to help patients return to a pain free and active lifestyle.

Alberto Galvan, SPT

DPT Intern

Highland Park   |  

Alberto Galvan is a USC DPT student in his last year of his program. Prior to PT school he worked as an athletic trainer and a strength coach. On his days off he enjoys reading comic books, investigating the most current scientific literature, and finding ways to integrate his knowledge of high performance neuromuscular adaptation to make the patients he works with feel super.

Lei Lee, SPT

DPT Intern

Highland Park   |  

Lei is finishing up PT school at University of St. Augustine in San Marcos, CA.  She received her Bachelor’s degrees at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in Human Biology and Japanese Studies. Prior to starting physical therapy school she was an intern and aide in both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation settings. Being active by constantly hiking, running, or swimming, Lei chose to pursue physical therapy because she was inspired by the movement experts who were able to help her get back to doing the things she loved after various injuries.  She would love to help treat and educate people on injury prevention so that everyone can enjoy their favorite outdoor (and indoor) activities.

Derek Nishikawa, SPT

DPT Intern

Highland Park   |  

Derek Nishikawa, SPT is a third-year Doctor of Physical Therapy Student from Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles, is a native Angeleno who is finishing his terminal clinical rotation.  Derek takes pride in incorporating his didactic education with his past clinical experience and recent literature to deliver optimal, individualized care to each patient

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.

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.

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 recently joined us at 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.

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