Careers

M3 Physical Therapy Networking Opportunities

Are you interested in working in the healthcare field? Love being around people and making an impact in their day? M3 Physical Therapy invites you to our networking open house at our Santa Monica or West Hill clinic!

This is a great opportunity to network with other students interested in the same PT field as you and talk to a few PT’s about what it takes to become a Physical Therapist. We invite all students currently interested in Physical Therapy, looking for an aide job, taking Kinesiology or Biology classes or just wanting to inquire about internships working alongside a licensed PT!

To inquire more details email Amanda at info@m3pt.com or call the office. If you are interested in signing up for this special event scan the QR code in the picture below and register. We look forward to meeting all Pre-PT students!

JOB DESCRIPTION - PHYSICAL THERAPY AIDE

A physical therapy aide is an unlicensed person who assists a physical therapist and may be utilized by a physical therapist in his or her practice by performing both patient related and non-patient related tasks.

  • Patient related tasks: any modality set-ups, assisting with exercises, greeting and guiding patients in and out of rooms or gym, scheduling patients and verifying appointments
  • Non-patient related tasks: cleaning tasks, answering phones, filing, preparing charts, schedules, and billing sheets, entering payments

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent (College degree preferred)
  • Physically able to meet demands of completing patient related and non-patient related tasks (8-10 hour day).
  • Able to proficiently speak and write the English language.
  • Previous experience preferred (Training will be provided)

COMPENSATION:

  • Pay: based on experience
  • Full-time and Part-time positions available – based on schedule needs at time of hire

SPECIFIC TASKS: Each physical therapy aide will be expected to be highly proficient at the following tasks. Training and mandatory proficiency testing will be implemented.

I Patient Related Tasks:
  1. Cold/Hot Pack set-ups.
  2. Electrical Stimulation (TENS, IFC)
  3. Assist with Exercises and HEP
    • Pilates
    • Set up on Cardio Machines (Bike, Treadmill)
  4. Greeting and guiding patients into private rooms/gym for set up.
II Non Patient Related Tasks:
  1. Scheduling patients and verifying appointments- utilizing WebPT.
  2. Phone Answering Etiquette
  3. Cleaning rooms after use and completing weekly cleaning tasks.
  4. Re-stocking rooms with towels/gowns and supplies as needed.
  5. Daily and weekly cleaning
  6. Laundry (wash, fold, and put away).
III Recordkeeping:
  1. Monitoring Office/Gym Supplies (inform owners of deficiencies) AS NEEDED
  2. Filing and maintaining files.
  3. Collecting copays/coinsurances - AS NEEDED.
  4. Communicate concerns/deficiencies with Supervisor.

If interested in applying email Amanda at atigar@m3pt.com with your cover letter and resume

Out-Patient Orthopedic Physical Therapist - M3 Physical Therapy, LA

  • Are you compassionate, adaptable, and personable?
  • Are you eager to market yourself, the practice, and the profession?
  • Are you looking for mentorship and training to help you learn new techniques and develop your therapeutic skill set?
  • Do you have or want to get your OCS?

If this sounds like you, let’s talk!

At M3 Physical Therapy our patients’ whole body health is our whole purpose. This is why we exist as a company.

At M3 Physical Therapy our patients are our number #1 priority, truly, and we strive to continuously provide a caring environment and plans that are individualized to each patient's needs. We collaborate and communicate with a supportive group of referring physicians to get the best outcomes for our mutual patients. Our highly skilled team consists of PTs, PT aids, and front office staff who are all passionate about helping people achieve their goal of feeling and moving better.

We adhere to our Core Values and expect everyone’s actions to reflect them:

  • Work as a team - make each other's lives easier
  • Embrace change to achieve a better....
  • Be honest and transparent
  • Make everyone you interact with feel significant
  • Deliver your best in every situation
  • Strive for a healthy body and a peaceful Mind

As a full-time PT you will see ~10 patients each day, giving you time to spend with your patients. In an average week you will see ~5 new patients for evaluations.

M3 Physical Therapy is a thriving private practice that provides the highest quality care to the patients in the West Los Angeles community. As a therapist-owned clinic, we really do put our patients first. We offer a wide variety of services related to general orthopedics, chronic pain, Pilates, pediatric sports rehab, and manual therapy.

West LA is a city that offers fresh ocean air and beautiful weather all year round! The amazing local beaches such as Santa Monica are close enough to enjoy with family and friends whenever you like. The city is enriched with tremendous diversity, the many cultures, languages, and different types of cuisines make it an exciting place to live. Beverly Hills and Hollywood are only a short distance away to enjoy some famous LA landmarks!

You must have a valid and current license to practice physical therapy in California.

CPR and first aid certifications are preferred, but we can help with that if you don’t already have them.

Compensation is competitive and our benefits are great.

By the way, we are especially interested in goal-driven candidates who have an interest in pursuing a path to become our clinical director and a shareholder over time. So if that’s you, even better.

If you are not completely happy where you are, you can continue to be unsatisfied where you are or you can choose to thrive in a workplace that encourages you to make a profound difference to your patients, your work team, and Physical Therapy in SoCal.

If this sounds like a possible fit for you, you are invited to apply at rlona@m3pt.com or atigar@m3pt.com

Lona (6K)

Raul Lona, DPT, OCS, ATC

Dr. Raul Lona earned his Bachelor of Science degree and Certification as an Athletic Trainer from California State University, Fullerton in 1998. Raul received his Clinical Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2001. He recently re-certified his Orthopedic Clinical Specialty in 2015 and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Dr. Lona has been published in subjects related to Lower Back Pain. As such, he specializes in treatment and differentiation of lumbar and hip disorders. In addition, Dr. Lona enjoys treating patients with ankle and foot disorders. Dr. Lona recently completed clinical training in Pain Science as it relates to rehabilitation and has become passionate about helping patients understand and manage their pain.

Most recently Dr. Lona earned his level 1 certification with Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). Improper alignment and movements predispose many patients and golfers to injury. Raul will use this certification to better help golfers avoid and more quickly recover from injury.

When not treating patients, Raul values his time with his wife and 3 kids. Raul is involved in coaching his kids' sports teams, including soccer and baseball. Raul regularly practices yoga and is passionate about fitness and health.

Edwards (5K)

Mariko Edwards, MPT, OCS

Mariko Edwards received her Master's degree in Physical Therapy from Mount Saint Mary's College in 2000. Also in that year, she started working for Rebecca Schraven (the founder of M3 Physical Therapy) where she flourished in the orthopedic rehabilitation setting. In her time with WLPT, she has developed collaborative relationships with referring physicians and other healthcare providers in order to ensure optimal patient care.

Mariko is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist, a certified Pilates instructor and a certified Kinesio Taping practitioner. Her expertise in these various methods has contributed to her ability to provide successful patient outcomes for a variety of conditions. With knowledge, compassion, skill and a sense of humor, Mariko continues to guide her patients on the road to recovery.

Mariko participated in and enjoyed sports and athletics throughout her life, from team sports such as softball to individual training in Pilates. Since becoming certified in Pilates in 2005 she has utilized this method is not only rehabilitating her patients but also as a student herself. She believes Pilates is the perfect form of exercise for patients of all abilities and fitness levels. She particularly enjoys training and conditioning prenatal and postnatal women.

Mariko is a wife and a mother of two amazing daughters who contribute to her ability to teach with patience and understanding. Her hobbies include supporting her favorite teams, the Lakers, Dodgers and Chargers and nurturing her knowledge of all things pop culture.

Hisamune (5K)

Chris Hisamune, PT

Chris Hisamune graduated from California State University, Northridge in 1983. He has 30 years of experience helping people achieve their goal of feeling and moving better, with 10 of those years dedicated at M3 Physical Therapy. He accomplishes those goals primarily through manual orthopedic skills. He specializes in alignment and postural dysfunctions. Chris's clinical interests include training for better body use through movement training and prevention of disorders associated with Osteoporosis.

Munesha Lona

Munesha Lona, PT, DPT, PCS

Munesha obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2001. Her passion for treating pediatric patients extends across a multitude of treatment settings, including inpatient, rehab, and medical units within a school setting. She earned her Pediatric clinical specialty in 2007. Munesha enjoys exercising, traveling, and spending time with her husband and three kids.

Kristina Bond

Kristina Bond, PT, DPT

Kristina Bond earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from California Baptist University in 2014. She then went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2017. During her time in Alabama, Kristina completed clinical rotations in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient orthopedics, and pediatrics. She also worked with the research department at Lakeshore Foundation, a paralympic training center. Kristina has been published in subjects related to telehealth for patients with Parkinson Disease, and involved in the research of adaptive fitness for people with disabilities.

In her spare time Kristina enjoys spending time with her husband and son, hiking, playing sports on the beach, ice skating, and traveling. She is passionate about promoting health and fitness in the community, and helping people of all ages to reach their goals.

Leilani Okihara

Leilani Okihara, PT, DPT

Leilani Okihara earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from California State University of Northridge. She then went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. During her time at USC she completed clinical rotations focused on a variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions. Following one of her clinical experiences, she found an interesting on furthering her knowledge on balance, vestibular, and concussion rehabilitation.

Growing up she participated in sports to where she found her love for physical activity and saw how movement is a key component of a healthy lifestyle. In her free time, she loves to do anything involving the outdoors and can mostly be found at the beach. Her hobbies include running, playing basketball, rock climbing, hiking, and of course cheering on the Lakers.

Cathy Soliva

Cathy Soliva, DPT, OCS

Cathy Soliva received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in California State University Northridge in 2018. She completed her one-year orthopedic residency at Kaiser Permanente in 2021 and is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist. She is active in the physical therapy community and has served in both the House of Delegates for the American Physical Therapy Association and in the Assembly of Representatives for the California Physical Therapy Association. While she was in physical therapy school, she had the opportunity to do research with stroke patients in Malawi and work for a short time in an orthopedic hospital in Vietnam. During and after physical therapy school, she has given several presentations on cultural competency for the care of LGBTQ patients.

Cathy became a physical therapist because she wanted to help people, in a real and tangible way. One of the most rewarding things for her is to see her patients improve, to see them achieve their goals, whether that is riding their bike for six hours or go for a walk without pain. She uses manual therapy to assist with pain and range of motion as needed, then emphasizes exercise, education, and movement training to help her patients achieve their goals.

In her free time, Cathy enjoys reading and video games and watching movies with her wife.

Mariedet Leano

Mariedet Leano
Billing and Collections Manager

Stephanie Martinez

Stephanie Martinez
Patient Care Coordinator

Scott Fleming

Scott Fleming
PT Clinic Assistant

Korina Martinez

Korina Martinez
PT Clinic Assistant

Scott Fleming

Ashley Yu
PT Clinic Assistant

Alexis Mendez

Alexis Mendez
PT Clinic Assistant

Monica Kirste

Monica Kirste
Pilates Instructor

Elizabeth Lam

Elizabeth Lam
PT Clinic Assistant

Alexis Gaines

Alexis Gaines
Patient Care Coordinator

Karen Argueta

Karen Argueta
Patient Care Coordinator

Hayley Yount

Hayley Yount
PT Clinic Assistant

Brandon Le

Brandon Le
PT Clinic Assistant

Megan Lee

Megan Lee
PT Clinic Assistant

Roger Ratnam

Roger Ratnam
PT Clinic Assistant

Amanda Tigar

Amanda Tigar
Director of Operations

Jessica Luna

Jessica Luna
Aide Supervisor / PT Clinic Assistant

Aubrey Adams

Aubrey Adams
PT Clinic Assistant

Diane Glezerman

Diane Glezerman
Pilates Instructor

Maham Ahmed

Maham Ahmed
PT Clinic Assistant

Sean Duran

Sean Duran
PT Clinic Assistant

Chad Sticher

Chad Sticher, DPT, OCS

Chad Sticher has earned his Bachelor's in science in Kinesiology - exercise science at California State University of Northridge in 2015. During his time there he was able to participate in research projects and got experience working with and providing adaptive exercise for individuals with various neurological deficits in the Brown Center of Achievement. Chad attended the University of the Pacific for physical therapy school and graduated with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2019. Following PT school Chad completed a yearlong orthopedic residency with Kaiser Permanente where he was able to further his knowledge and skills. After completing his residency, he got certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2021.

Chad grew up playing a variety of sports including volleyball, basketball, and football. His experience with sports is what lead him to pursue a career related to physical activity. During his early experiences in the field volunteering and working as a PT aide, he learned to fall in love with the rehab process and helping people in their path to recovery. In his free time, he likes to play volleyball and basketball as well as spending time with his friends and girlfriend. He loves to root on his LA Dodgers and is a die-hard Lakers fan."

Paulette Rios

Paulette Rios
PT Clinic Assistant

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