Effective Date: April 14, 2003



If you have any questions about this notice, please contact our privacy officer:
Raul Lona, M3 Physical Therapy
7230 Medical Center Dr #401 West Hills, CA 91307
(714) 514-5799

This notice describes the procedures and practices that this clinic and its professional, support and administrative staff follow to protect the privacy of your health information.


This notice applies to the information and records we have about your health, health status, and the health care and services you received at this office. Your health information may include information created and received by this office, it may be in the form of written or electronic records or spoken words, and it may include information about your health history, health status, symptoms, examinations, test results, diagnoses, treatments, procedures, prescriptions, related billing activity and similar types of health-related information.

We are required by law to give you this notice. It will tell you about the ways in which we use and disclose health information about you and describes your rights and our obligations regarding the use and disclosure of that information.


We may use and disclose health information for the following purposes:

For Treatment. We may use health information about you to provide you with medical treatment or services. We may disclose health information about you to doctors, nurses, technicians, office staff or other personnel who are involved in taking care of you and your health.

For example, the doctor who referred you for physical therapy may be treating you for a medical or orthopedic condition and we may need to know about that and any other health problems that could complicate your treatment. We may use your medical history to decide what treatment is best for you. We will consult with your doctor and send reports about your treatment to the doctor. We do this to provide the most appropriate care for you.

Different personnel in our office may share information about you and disclose information to people who do not work in our office in order to coordinate your care, such as telephoning your doctor and getting needed information. Family member and other health care providers may be part of your physical therapy outside this office and that may require us to provide information about you.

For payment. We may need to disclose health information about you in order to bill your health plan or insurance company or other third party for your treatment in this clinic.

We may also need to tell your health plan or insurance company about a treatment you are going to receive in order to obtain prior approval, or to determine whether your plan will pay for the treatment.

For Health Care Operations. We may use and disclose health information about you in order to manage the clinic and ensure that you and our other patients receive quality care.

For example, we may use your health information to evaluate the performance of our staff in caring for you. We may also use health information about all or many of our patients to help us decided what additional services we should offer, how we can become more efficient, or whether certain treatments are effective for certain problems.

We may also disclose your health information to your health plan and other health care providers that care for you in order to help these plans and providers evaluate or improve care, reduce cost, coordinate and mange health care and services, train staff and comply with the law.

Appointment Reminders. We may contact you to remind you of your appointment.

Treatment Alternatives. We may tell you about or recommend possible treatment options or alternatives that may interest you.

Health-Related Products and Services. We may tell you about health-related products or services that may interest you.

Please notify us if you do not wish to be contacted for appointment reminders, or if you do not wish to receive communications about treatment alternatives or health-related products and services. If you advise us in writing (at the address listed at the top of this Notice) that you do not wish to receive these communications, we will not use or disclose your information for these purposes.


We may use or disclose health information about you for the following purposes, in accordance with the requirements and limitations of state and other law:

To Avert Serious Threat to Health or Safety. We may use and disclose health information about you when necessary to prevent a serious threat to your health and safety or the health and safety of the public or another person.

Required By Law. We will disclose health information about you when required to do so by federal, state or local law.

Research. We may use and disclose health information about you for research projects that are subject to a special approval process. We will ask you for your permission if the researcher will have access to your name, address or other information that reveals who you are, or will be involved in your care at the office.

Military, Veterans, National Security and Intelligence. If you are or were a member of the armed forces, or part of the national security or intelligence communities, we may be required by military command or other government authorities to release health information about you. We may also release information about foreign military personnel to the appropriate foreign military authority.

Worker's Compensation. We may release health information about you for workers' compensation or similar programs. These programs provide benefits for work-related injuries or illness.

Public Health Risks. We may disclose health information about you for public health reasons in order to prevent or control disease, injury or disability; or report suspected abuse or neglect, non-accidental physical injuries or problems with products.

Health Oversight Activities. We may disclose health information to a health oversight agency for audits, investigation, inspections, or licensing purposes. These disclosures may be necessary for certain state and federal agencies to monitor the health care system, government programs, and compliance with civil rights laws.

Lawsuits and Disputes. If you are involved in a lawsuit or a dispute, we may disclose health information about you in response to a court or administrative order. Subject to all applicable legal requirements, we may also disclose health information about you in response to a subpoena.

Law Enforcement. We may release health information if asked to do so by a law enforcement official in response to a court order, subpoena, warrant, summons or similar process, subject to all applicable legal requirements.

Coroners, Medical Examiners and Funeral Directors. We may release health information to a coroner or medical examiner. This may be necessary, for example, to identify a deceased person or determine the cause of death.

Information Not Personally Identifiable. We may use or disclose health information about you in a way that does not personally identify you or reveal who you are.

Family and Friends. We may disclose health information about you to your family members or friends if we obtain your verbal agreement to do so or if we give you an opportunity to object to such a disclosure and you do not raise an objection. We may also disclose health information to your family or friends if we can infer from the circumstances, based on our professional judgment that you would not object. For example, we may assume you agree to our disclosure of your personal health information to your spouse when you bring your spouse with you into the room during treatment or while treatment is discussed.

In situations where you are not capable of giving consent (due to your incapacity or medical emergency), we may, using our professional judgment, determine that a disclosure to your family member or friend is in your best interest. In that situation, we will disclose only health information relevant to the person's involvement in your care.

Non-Custodial Parent. We may disclose health information about a minor child equally to the custodial and non-custodial parent unless a court order limits the non-custodial parent's access to the information.


We will not use or disclose your health information for any purpose other than those identified in the previous sections without your specific, written Authorization. If you sign an Authorization for us to use or disclose health information about you, you may revoke that Authorization, in writing, at any time. If you revoke your Authorization, we will no longer use or disclose information about you for the reasons covered by your written Authorization, but we cannot take back any uses or disclosures already made with your permission.


You have the following rights regarding health information we maintain about you:

Right to Inspect and Copy. You have the right to inspect and copy your health information, such as medical and billing records, that we keep and use to make decisions about your care. You must submit a written request to Raul Lona at our clinic in order to inspect and/or copy records of your health information. If you request a copy of the information, we may charge a fee for the costs of copying, mailing or other associated supplies.

We may deny your request to inspect and/or copy records in certain limited circumstances. If you are denied copies of or access to, health information that we keep about you, you may ask that our denial be reviewed. If the law gives you a right to have our denial reviewed, we will select a licensed health care professional to review your request and our denial. The person conducting the review will not be the person who denied your request, and we will comply with the outcome of the review.

Right to Correct. If you believe health information we have about you is incorrect or incomplete, you may ask us to amend the information. You have the right to request a correction as long as the information is kept by this office.

To request a correction, complete and submit a MEDICAL RECORD AMENDMENT/CORRECTION FORM to Raul Lona in our clinic. We will provide you with one of these forms at your request.

We may deny your request for an amendment if your request is not in writing or does not include a reason to support the request. In addition, we may deny your request if you ask us to correct information that:

  • We did not create, unless the person or entity that created the information is no longer available to make the correction.
  • Is not part of the health information that we keep.
  • You would not be permitted to inspect and copy.
  • Is accurate and complete.

Right to an Accounting of Disclosures. You have the right to request an "accounting of disclosures." This is a record of the disclosures we made of medical information about you for purposes other than treatment, payment, health care operations, and a limited number of special circumstances involving national security, correctional institutions and law enforcement. The records may also exclude any disclosures we have made based on your written authorization.

To obtain this accounting, you must submit your request in writing to Raul Lona in our clinic. It must state the time period for which you want an accounting. The time period may not be longer than six years and may not include dates before April 14, 2003. Your request should indicate in what form you want the list (for example, on paper, electronically). The first list you request within a 12-month period will be free. For additional lists, we may charge you for the costs of providing the list. We will notify you of the cost involved and you may choose to withdraw or modify your request at that time before any costs are incurred.

Right to Request Restrictions. You have the right to request a restriction or limitation on the health information we use or disclose about you for treatment, payment or health care operations. You also have the right to request a limit on the health information we disclose about you to someone who is involved in your care or the payment for it, like a family member or friend. For example, you could ask that we not use or disclose information about a surgery you had.

We are not required to agree to your request. If we do agree, we will comply with your request unless the information is needed to provide you emergency treatment or we are required by law to use or disclose the information.

To request restriction, you may complete and submit the REQUEST FOR RESTRICTION ON USE/DISCLOSURE OF MEDICAL INFORMATION AND/OR CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION to Raul Lona in our clinic. We will provide you with one of these forms at your request.

Right to Request Confidential Communications. You have the right to request that we communicate with you about medical matters in a certain way or at a certain location. For example, you can ask that we only contact you at work or by mail or e-mail.

To request confidential communications, you may complete and submit the REQUEST FOR RESTRICTION ON USE/DISCLOSURE OF MEDICAL INFORMATION AND/OR CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION to Raul Lona. We will not ask you the reason for your request. We will accommodate all reasonable requests. Your request must specify how or where you wish to be contacted.

Right to a Paper Copy of this Notice. You have the right to a paper copy of this notice. You may ask us to give you a copy of this notice at any time. Even if you have agreed to receive it electronically, you are still entitled to a paper copy.


We reserve the right to change this notice, and to make the revised or changed notice effective in the future. We will post the current notice or a summary of the current notice in the office with its effective date in the top right hand corner. You are entitled to a copy of the notice currently in effect.


If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with our office or with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. To file a complaint with our office, contact Raul Lona in our clinic at (714) 514-5799. You will not be penalized for filing a complaint.

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.

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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.

Roberta Brehm

Roberta Brehm, PT

Roberta grew up in Ventura County and graduated summa cum laude from Mount St. Mary's University in Los Angeles. It was during college that she first was introduced to the healing power of physical therapy when rehabilitating from martial arts injuries. After college, she volunteered a year in post-Katrina New Orleans.

She attended physical therapy school in Boston at the world-renowned MGH Institute of Health Professions where she spent clinical rotations in a variety of settings. These included a chronic pain treatment program, a geriatric-focused therapy clinic, and a final rotation at the University of Michigan hospital in both inpatient and outpatient rehab settings. She graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

Since graduation, she has worked mainly in outpatient physical therapy but also has spent some time in skilled nursing and home health rehabilitation. She also sees lymphedema patients. In November 2017, she received her Reiki II attunement. In her spare time, Roberta enjoys Pilates, yoga, spin classes, singing, learning the Celtic harp, and travel.

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