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July 2020 How to Keep Your Hips Mobile! June 2020 3 Exercises to Keep Your Back Mobile May 2020 Exercises to Reduce Foot & Leg Pain April 2020 Do you do this exercise? March 2020 A Huge Problem Adults & Seniors Forget About February 2020 6 Ways to Decrease Tendinitis January 2020 3 Exercise We Bet You've Never Seen Before December 2019 6 Exercise Suggestions for 2020 November 2019 7 Reasons to See Your PT Now October 2019 How to Treat the Cause of Ankle & Foot Pain September 2019 How to Handle TMJ and More... August 2019 Knee Pain - What You Should Know About It July 2019 How to cut your risk of injuries June 2019 4 Exercises for a Better Summer May 2019 The One Thing You Should Do If You Have Any Of These April 2019 The One Thing that Ironically Helps Most Arthritis Patients March 2019 A Successful Alternative for Pain Pills February 2019 What You Need to Know About Back Pain January 2019 How To Keep Your Neck Healthy and More December 2018 Major Key to Brain Health November 2018 Black Friday Special from a PT? October 2018 What Exactly is Tennis or Golfer's Elbow? September 2018 How to avoid devastating injuries with these 3 resources August 2018 Did You Know This About Your Knee? July 2018 Exercises to Keep Your Shoulders Healthy June 2018 Did you know this about your neck? May 2018 What the heck is prehab? April 2018 Could this help you, your family, a friend? March 2018 Weekend Warrior Injuries? February 2018 Back Pain Health Advisory January 2018 Success with New Years Resolutions December 2017 Fitness Trainers - 12 Things You Should Know First November 2017 What You Can Do for Your Relatives October 2017 Single Best Thing For Your Health September 2017 Got back pain? Don't miss this August 2017 Stressed Out-Try This July 2017 Could You Recognize a Blood Clot? June 2017 Do You Use These Fitness Apps? May 2017 5 Things You Need to Know About Whiplash Injuries April 2017 We want you to know this... March 2017 Are you getting enough sleep? Exercise can help. February 2017 Three New Heart Health Scientific Statements from the AHA January 2017 Winter Sports December 2016 Start a Walking Routine November 2016 Top Three Tips for Foot Health October 2016 Top 5 Knee Conditions September 2016 Do You Have Text Neck or iHunch? August 2016 Concussion and the Student-Athlete July 2016 Stay Active on Your Vacation June 2016 As Important as CPR - Please Watch May 2016 Can We Help? April 2016 Could These Gardening Tips Help You? March 2016 What you should know about supplements February 2016 Help Us Stop This Disease January 2016 Important Pain Prevention Information - Please Read December 2015 Happy Holidays - How to Achieve Your New Year's Resolutions November 2015 Health Benefits-Use Them or Lose Them October 2015 PT Month - Top 10 List to Age Well September 2015 Did You Know We Treat This? August 2015 How to Get Better Health Care July 2015 Stay cool and get fit at the same time? June 2015 Ready to Start a Running Program? May 2015 Could You Have Osteoporosis Problems? April 2015 Do You Have This Serious Disease? March 2015 Our Commitment to the Community February 2015 What You Ought to Know About Heart Attacks & Strokes January 2015 A New Year's Resolution For Your Health December 2014 Headaches - causes, prevention and more November 2014 Should You Exercise When You Are Sick? October 2014 Happy Halloween Thoughts...Sugar September 2014 Pain, PT, & Sleeping Better August 2014 A Special Thanks to You and Here's Why July 2014 Seven of Our Health and Wellness Greatest Hits June 2014 Core Strengthening Part 2 May 2014 4 Exercises for Core Strengthening April 2014 Ethel and the PT Solution March 2014 Carl and the PT Solution February 2014 Tyler and the PT Solution January 2014 The PT Solution December 2013 Happy Holidays and How to Prepare for Ski Season November 2013 Something to Share over Thanksgiving Dinner October 2013 Happy Halloween and Remember PT is a Great First Choice September 2013 Football Injury Prevention-What You Should Know August 2013 Water: Do You Know What You Are Drinking? July 2013 Six Sun Safety Tips for Summer June 2013 4 Myths About Exercise to Share with Family and Friends May 2013 10 Ways to Help You Cope with Stress April 2013 Stretching vs. Warming Up March 2013 How to Prepare for Emergencies February 2013 5 Tips to Reduce Fall Risks, Share It with Your Family January 2013 7 Easy Exercises to Improve Strength and Help Avoid Injury this Winter December 2012 10 Last Minute Gift Ideas to Promote Wellness This Season November 2012 Must Watch Tips for a Safer Holiday Season October 2012 Important Info That Could Save You Thousands In Health Care Costs September 2012 Posture Advice to Keep/Maintain a Healthy Spine August 2012 A Prevention Program for Athletic Success July 2012 Are You Aware of These 5 Water Safety Tips? June 2012 The Right Way to Warm Up for Golf May 2012 Our Expression of Gratitude This May April 2012 A Whole New Way to Think About Exercise March 2012 Watch Our Video - 3 Steps to Save a Life February 2012 Happy Valentine's Day-Important Heart Health Info You Need to Know January 2012 Winter Recreation... December 2011 A Special Gift of Giving to You from Us November 2011 Three Thanksgiving Tips You Don't Want to Miss October 2011 Save Money on Health Care September 2011 The Best Kept Secret in Health Care August 2011 Tips on How to Start a Walking Program July 2011 Tips on Bicycling - Fitting, Safety, Etc. June 2011 Tips on Swimming and Aquatic Exercise May 2011 Gardening and You April 2011 Ramping Up Your Exercise Program March 2011 Fun Ideas for Spring February 2011 Review of Conditions We Treat January 2011 2011 New Year's Resolution December 2010 Holiday Stress Management November 2010 Healthy Thanksgiving Eating October 2010 The Back Pain Boogie Man September 2010 Backpack Safety Basics August 2010 Proper Hydration this Summer July 2010 Travel Tips
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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.

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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.

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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.

Cindy Choi, PT, DPT

Cindy Choi, PT, DPT

Dr. Cindy Choi graduated from University of San Francisco with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. She has been practicing in orthopedics treating patients across the lifespan and is working towards becoming a women’s health clinical specialist. She is currently training in a pelvic health and wellness program is very passionate about helping those with pelvic floor disorders as well as other orthopedic and neurological conditions. She is also looking to expand and build upon her skill set to providing rehabilitation to the neurological and orthopedic population of all ages utilizing strength conditioning, yoga, pilates, and postural restoration methods.

Dr. Choi is a wife and mother of two and enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking, and enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and most especially her two children.

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.

Mariedet Leano

Mariedet Leano
Billing and Collections Manager

Stephanie Martinez

Stephanie Martinez
Patient Care Coordinator

Joshua Jackson

Joshua Jackson
Administrative Assistant

Scott Fleming

Scott Fleming
PT Clinic Assistant

Korina Martinez

Korina Martinez
PT Clinic Assistant

Bayron Garcia

Bayron Garcia
PT Clinic Assistant

Scott Fleming

Ashley Yu
PT Clinic Assistant

Alexis Mendez

Alexis Mendez
PT Clinic Assistant

Monica Kirste

Monica Kirste
Pilates Instructor

Alexis Gayton

Alexis Gayton
Billing and Collections Manager

Amanda Tigar

Amanda Tigar

Jessica Luna

Jessica Luna
PT Clinic Assistant

Aubrey Adams

Aubrey Adams
PT Clinic Assistant

Bret Papas

Bret Papas
PT Clinic Assistant

Jessica Luna

Diane Glezerman
Pilates Instructor

Rick Feldman

Rick Feldman
Yoga Instructor and Private Trainer