Located in Downtown Los Angeles, AXIS PT provides patients with the greatest potential for recovery from injury and/or underlying dysfunction. Our licensed Physical Therapists have extensive experience with manual therapy techniques, biomechanical analysis, and exercise prescription. Through proper evaluation and assessment our therapists determine the appropriate course of rehabilitation for each individual. This will include manual therapy, postural re-education, body and movement mechanics training, therapeutic exercise, and sports specific exercise training.
AXIS PT treats more than the injury or dysfunction. We provide patients with a foundation for future wellness and injury prevention. In addition to addressing an individual's physical therapy needs, we implement preventative care strategies as part of a well-rounded rehabilitation program. The commitment of our patients to their program is also integral to their success.
Most insurance plans are accepted.
Underground parking & 1 hour validation
Steve graduated in 1999 from the University of Delaware with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy (MPT). He also possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Hofstra University. Steve is the founder of AXIS PT and has been involved in the rehabilitation field since 1989. He has practiced Physical Therapy in Los Angeles since 2000 and in Downtown Los Angeles since 2002. Steve specializes in outpatient orthopedic care, manual therapy, sports physical therapy and biomechanical analysis. Steve’s experience includes strength and conditioning, cardiac rehabilitation and exercise prescription for all patient populations. He has participated in a number of educational seminars and continues to share and advance his expertise in the field of Physical Therapy. Steve also has served as a clinical instructor/mentor for physical therapy students nationwide. He participates in many outdoor sports including mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking, roller hockey, basketball and golf.
Sharon graduated from Mount Saint Mary's College in 2006 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. She also received a Bachelor of Science degree from Mount Saint Mary's in 2003. Sharon specializes in outpatient orthopedics with an emphasis on manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular re-education, and bio-mechanical analysis. She is also certified in Blood Flow Restriction training and an expert in Graston Technique and Kinesio taping. In her free time, Sharon enjoys hiking, traveling, cooking, flag football, and spending time with her family.
Debbie has been practicing physical therapy for over 30 years. She was a graduate of the Physical Therapy program at California State University, Northridge. Her vast education includes everything from being an orthopedic clinical specialist to an expert in manual therapy techniques. She continues to mentor physical therapy fellows to develop their manual skills as well as mentor interns from around the country. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, basketball, and kickboxing. She also loves all things Disney.
Nate graduated from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Marymount University in 2012 and prior to that received his Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine at Pepperdine University in 2008. Nate specializes in outpatient orthopedic care working with the general population as well as athletes and has been working in Downtown Los Angeles with AXIS PT since 2015. His assessment and treatment approach comes from the principles of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). Through these principles he is able to recognize dysfunctional movement patterns and find the cause of the symptoms; not solely treating the source of the pain. He then utilizes manual therapy - soft tissue and/or joint mobilization techniques – and exercises to restore pain-free, quality movement. Exercises focus on mobility, flexibility, motor control, and strength. The goal for each patient is to develop an awareness of their own body and movements and learn to be independent from the physical therapist. In his free time Nate enjoys biking, playing basketball, running, and watching movies.
Cynthia has 20+ years of experience in outpatient Physical Therapy as a General Manager and Office/Medical Billing Manager. She graduated from Bryman College in 2006 with a Certificate in Medical Billing/Coding. Cynthia has also earned Certificates of completion in Medical Insurance Billing 1 (1999) and Medical Billing II (2003) from Santa Monica College. Cynthia is HIPPAA certified enabling her to better protect the privacy of individual patients. In 2019 Cynthia received a Certificate in Administrative Assistant from WLA College and continues her education to further educate herself in the abundance of changes in the Medical Insurance Industry.
708 West 1st Street, Los Angeles, California 90012, United States
Monday: 6am - 7pm
Tuesday: 6am - 7pm
Wednesday: 6am - 7pm
Thursday: 6am - 7pm
Friday: 6am - 7pm
AXIS PT is currently open. We are taking every precaution to ensure the safety of patients and our PTs. Currently we only have two patients, two PTs, and the office manager in the clinic at any one time. Patients start on time on the hour and leave 5 minutes early before the following hour to allow for social distancing and the clinic to be thoroughly cleaned. Everyone in the clinic is required to wear a mask and wash hands frequently. Hand sanitizer is provided at the front door when you enter. Click here for our COVID policies.