SoCal Elite Physical Therapy aims to provide the best treatment possible established on quality, function, and evidence-base practice. No matter the challenge, we believe that everyone deserves a comfortable space for personal growth physically, mentally, and spiritually.
We're proud to be the premier provider of 1-on-1 physical therapy treatment services in Orange County. Unlike most physical therapy clinics, SoCal Elite does not use aides or assistants. All of our sessions are spent 1-on-1 with the provider or resident and often times with a provider AND resident.
SoCal Elite Physical Therapy strives to provide our clients the best physical therapy services by spearheading our practices with unique, adaptable, and versatile exercises. SoCal Elite Physical Therapy encourages clients in life’s most meaningful journeys. We aspire to inspire our clients to reach their full potential in life that displays integrity, humility, and love.
PT, DPT, CAFS, MOT | President & Founder
Paul’s interest in physical therapy grew from his own injuries growing up. He has always had a passion to help others and a fascination with the human body and how it works. Paul finds himself at home when treating his patients and enjoys helping them reach their maximum performance levels. In his free time, Paul enjoys playing basketball and managing a non-profit youth sports organization.
Jessica’s passion for helping others with health and wellness began early on in her life while completing caregiver duties part-time during high school. As she transitioned into college, she became fascinated with the human body, movement, and improving individual wellness. She appreciates the impact on the quality of life that physical therapy has to offer and enjoys taking part in assisting patients to reach their personal goals. Outside of the clinic, Jessica loves hiking, biking, cooking, exploring the outdoors, and spending quality time with friends and family.
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Ethan’s interest in physical therapy began with being raised in an athletic household where he competed in tennis, soccer, basketball, taekwondo, running, and rowing. He earned his kinesiology degree from Westmont College and his Doctor in Physical Therapy from George Washington University. He completed a rigorous residency and Certification in Functional Manual Therapy (CFMT) through the Institute of Physical Art in 2017. His goal to give every patient the best quality care and promote optimum function and wellness. He and his wife, Tammy, enjoy staying active with hiking, traveling, weightlifting, and running.
Dawn’s passion for Occupational Therapy stems from the need to help her mom’s arthritic hands from cutting hair for 20 years and counting! Once Dawn found that there was so much more to Occupational therapy than just meets the hand, she dived into pediatrics/ geriatrics and loved every moment of it. On her free time, when she’s not lifting wrists and fingers, she enjoys lifting weights, lifting her nephew, lifting pages in books, and lifting lids when she’s cooking.
Jeff’s passion for physical therapy stemmed from a shoulder injury while wrestling in high school. He was inspired by the personable care he received from his physical therapist and wanted to serve others in the same way, helping them do what they love again to their fullest potential. He enjoys learning about the human body to optimize performance and has high aspirations of one day dunking. In his free time, he loves staying active through volleyball, snowboarding, surfing, powerlifting, and hiking.
Dani’s interest in health and fitness began playing a variety of different sports while she was growing up. She has always been passionate about helping others and interested in how the human body moves. She enjoys how physical therapy allows her to get to know what is most important to her patients to best assist them in maximizing their quality of life by improving their ability to do what they love most. In her free time, she enjoys staying active by lifting weights, skating, and hiking, as well as going to concerts, watching sports, and trying new foods.
PT, DPT, CAFS | Vice President
Martin's interest for physical therapy was sparked by overcoming his own injuries as a competitive basketball player and long-distance runner while growing up in Texas. He enjoys taking the journey with his patients through the process of rehabilitation, teaching them about their own bodies, and watching them leave pain-free with a smile. Outside of the clinic, he enjoys playing pick-up basketball at the local gym, running along the beach, and trying new foods.
PT, DPT, CSCS, FMR, CAFS, FAFS, AT Ret. | Co-Founder
In addition to striving to set up environments to provide the most quality care to his patients, Navid enjoys spending time with his friends and family, walking his wolf Jasmine around town, and all things sports (especially basketball) and food related.
Ruta’s interest in physical therapy started at a young age, seeing her mom help many around her. She followed her footsteps into a fulfilling career, earning her Doctorate in Physical Therapy, from Columbia University in 2015. She is trained in classical Indian dance forms, loves to play sports, do yoga, go on hikes/walks with family and friends; she believes that movement has strength, it serves our mind and brings happiness to our heart. She provides care to improve quality of life and overall wellness, and loves treating all age groups. When not in the clinic, you'll probably catch her in the sun, out in nature, or thinking about her next meal!
Duston became interested in fitness and wellness from playing sports while growing up. His love for basketball and helping others drove him towards physical therapy. Seeing his teammates rehabbing their injuries to return to playing sports helped to grow his interest in physical therapy. He appreciates how physical therapy allows him to learn about his patients and help them return to the activities they love. Outside of the clinic, he enjoys playing basketball, lifting weights, hiking, going to the beach and spending time with his dogs Hapa and Bella.
Farha's interest in physical therapy was due to wanting to take a patient-centered approach and help people reduce the need of taking pain medication or overcome injuries in order to get back to doing what they love. Farha enjoys how physical therapy allows her to get to know patients and assist with reaching their goals. She and her husband, George, enjoy traveling, going to the beach, and being foodies.
Ilene was drawn to the field of occupational therapy because of her passion for integrating fun, creative and functional ways of helping others to live their lives to the fullest. In 2018, Ilene received her degree following 5 years at The University of Scranton (shoutout to fellow fans of The Office)! She loves crafts, cooking, and being outdoors - particularly going hiking, biking and swimming. Ilene also enjoys spending time with her new hubby, friends, family, and her cute little Goldendoodle Tahoe.