Progressive Physical Therapy - Tarzana was opened in 1977 by Michael Weinper, PT, DPT, MPH. We are one of the largest independent private practices in Los Angeles County. Our staff includes 6 licensed physical therapists and 2 licensed physical therapist assistants that specialize in the areas of ma...
PT, DPT, OCS
Brian earned his Bachelor's degree in Health Science from California State University, Northridge in 1997 and his Master's degree in Physical Therapy the following year. Since that time Brian has worked extensively in outpatient Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine clinics. Brian is currently the Clinical Director of Progressive Physical Therapy-Tarzana. Over the course of his career Brian developed his skills in a variety of specialties not limited to care and recovery of sports injuries, post-operative care, chronic injury, spinal rehabilitation and re-training, balance dysfunction, and custom orthosis evaluation and fabrication. Brian has continued education and training in several technical areas including advanced joint mobilization, a variety of taping and support techniques, exercise and conditioning programs and injury prevention. Brian is a board certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist as well as a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists. He is also recognized by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a master trainer and provider of continuing education for private trainers.
PT, DPT, OCS
Susan received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from California State University Northridge, Master of Science degree in Biokinesiology from University of Southern California (USC), as well as her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Southern California. She is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS), a member of the America Physical Therapy Association (APTA), an APTA Certified Clinical Instructor (CCI), and a member of the Orthopedic and the Oncology Sections of the APTA. While working at UCLA she assisted in developing a TMD treatment program with the UCLA School of Dentistry and is recognized as an expert in the physical therapy evaluation and treatment of TMD. She has been a mentor for the USC Orthopedic Residency Program since 2010. In 2017, Susan chose to sell her practice and is pleased to be working with Progressive Physical Therapy.
Theresa earned a Bachelor's of Science Degree from California State University, Northridge and her certificate in Physical Therapy from CSUN/UCLA in 1980. In 1995 she completed a Master of Orthopedic Manual Therapy degree from The Ola Grimsby Institute. She has over 35 years of experience. Theresa has numerous years of experience with various patient populations including college dancers and performing artists, recreational sports injuries, outpatient orthopedic spine and extremity injuries and general medicine. She has been a long time member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) and the International Federation of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (IFOMPT). Theresa enjoys volunteerism and she has been involved with Children's Hunger Fund, Operation Gratitude, sponsoring a child from Compassion International, serving at Oxnard Rescue Mission, trips to Russia and supporting ministries in Italy, France and England as well as ministry and involvement with orphans in Haiti.
Deanne graduated with honors as a PT Assistant in 2009 from Oakton College in Chicago. She spent 6 years working in outpatient facilities (primarily Midwest Orthopedics @ Rush University) before recently relocating to Los Angeles. Prior to becoming a Physical Therapy Assistant, she had been a professional dancer for 20 years, including 10 years with the Joffrey Ballet. She specializes in integrating the strength of rehabilitation with Pilates-based rehab and offers personal training with a focus on core strength & dynamic stabilization. Deanne is also certified in Graston (Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) and is currently participating in USCs "Orthopedic Bootcamp Series" thus further enhancing her manual therapy skills.