Progressive Physical Therapy - Granada Hills was opened in 1999 by Michael Weinper, PT, DPT, MPH. We are one of the largest independent private practices in Los Angeles County. Our staff includes 3 licensed physical therapists and 1 licensed physical therapist assistant that specialize in the areas of manual therapy, orthopedics, spine rehabilitation, biofeedback, sports injuries and conditioning.
PT, DPT, OCS
Diane graduated with her Bachelor's of Science in Health Science from California State University, Northridge. She has since completed her Clinical Doctorate degree with a specialization in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy Practice from Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions. She currently serves as the Clinical Director in the Granada Hills office and the Director of Clinical Education for all of Progressive Physical Therapy. Diane initially worked at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, working in both the acute and rehabilitation settings. During her time there, she became certified through the Biofeedback Society of California to utilize biofeedback with patients with chronic pain. She joined the Progressive family in 1985 working with a variety of orthopedic disorders, ranging from post-op care to chronic pain disorders. Diane uses an eclectic approach to treatment with an emphasis on movement science. Diane is an active member of the Pediatric Pain Management Team at UCLA, providing biofeedback and physical therapy services to children with chronic pain. In addition, Diane is currently a Board Certified member of the American Physical Therapy Association in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists.
Lauren McDonald graduated from the University of Southern California with a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy in 2017. At USC, she discovered clinical passions for the pediatric, oncology and orthopedic populations. These passions blended well; leading her to accept a position at Progressive Physical Therapy-Granada Hills where she has the opportunity to see this diverse patient population. During her time at USC, she was actively involved in researching exercise's effects in cancer survivors and to stay up to date on clinical research in physical therapy. She hopes to combine her keen interest in utilizing evidence-based techniques with her passion for making each client's experience meaningful by integrating individualized treatment plans for all of her clients. In the near future, Lauren hopes to pursue a specialty license in orthopedics as part of her ongoing commitment to excellence
PT, DPT, ATC
Erika graduated from Boston University in 2015 where she received a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, and continued on at BU to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2017. While pursuing her physical therapy degree, Erika also worked as an athletic trainer for Boston area middle school, high school, and collegiate sports teams. Erika's passions within the physical therapy field mirror her own athletic background, with special interests in working with runners and other sports injuries in order to return to sport.