Sports Injuries
Hand Injuries
Foot and Ankle Injuries
Work Injuries
Post Surgical Rehabilitation
Back and Neck Pain
Arm and Shoulder Pain
Leg and Knee Pain
Sports Performance Enhancement
Personal Training

STAFF  
Dennus Richards - PT, Owner of Professional Physical Therapy
After graduating with a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from USC, Dennus gained valuable experience treating a wide variety of patients, both in-patient and out-patient, at Kaiser Permanente Hospital. He started Professional Physical Therapy over 38 years ago and has maintained an impeccable reputation in the community. He believes the secret to his success is hiring great people and working along side them to model excellent patient care.
Nicole Beauregard - PT, ATC
Nicole has been with Professional Physical Therapy since 2002. After completing her Bachelor of Science degree at Cal State University, Pomona with a specialization in athletic training, she received a Masters in Physical Therapy from Western University of Health Sciences. She is a certified Athletic Trainer as well as a double All American athlete.
 
Karen Avramidis - PT
Karen has been in the physical therapy field for over 30 years. She graduated from the Physical Therapy Assistant program at Newbury College in Holliston, MA and returned to Northeastern University in Boston, MA to complete her Physical Therapy degree. She is skilled in manual therapy intervention techniques and incorporating stretching and strengthening programs with individualized programs based on the patientís evaluation. Education, body mechanics, posture and measures of prevention are also an integral part of the treatment plans with patients becoming an independent participant in achieving their functional goals.
 
Mike Maga - PT
Mike is a native southern Californian and Graduated from Fountain Valley High School. He then attended Westmont College on a soccer scholarship. He then earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology. He continued his education at Azusa Pacific University earning his Masters of Physical Therapy. He then trained for 4 years in an Orthopedic Manual Therapy residency at the Ola Grimsby Institute, earning a certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Mike initially worked in a skilled nursing facility and developed a special concern for patients who have balance disorders. This interest led him to take multiple continuing education classes developing an expertise in helping people with this disorder. His background is focused on differential diagnosis, manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, patient education, and balance.
 
Kelly LaZor - PT, DPT
Kelly LaZor, a south OC native, originally became interested in physical therapy after a knee injury in high school. Upon graduating from El Toro High School in Lake Forest, she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology, graduating Suma Cum Laude from California State University Fullerton. During her undergrad she worked as a NCCPT certified personal trainer. Kelly then went on to hearn her Doctorate in Physical therapy from Chapman University, which proudly remains the oldest continually accredited physical therapy proram in the country. After graduation, Dr. LaZor spent 6 years working in out patient orthopedics as the head of the physical therapy department in a workers compensation clinic. While there she became an APTA credentialed clinical instructor and began teaching physical therapy students in a clinical setting. After having a baby in 2016 she found the need to find a new job closer to home. Dr. LaZor enjoys spending time with her husband and son Alex, playing with her dogs, and continuing to teach and mentor physical therapy students.
 
Aoife Bourke - PT
Aoife graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Limerick, Ireland. She has since continued her education internationally with a Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Therapy from the Curtin Institute of Technology, Perth, Australia and Dry Needling and Manual Trigger Point Therapy from the David G. Simons Academy, Switzerland, as well as numerous certificates in Ireland. She recently completed the transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy program through Utica College, New York. She is Stott Pilates trained and incorporates this knowledge into treatment. Aoife owned therapy clinics in a medical center and a gymnasium in Ireland before her move to the United States where she is eager to use her experience to assist patients in achieving their personal therapy goals.
 
Amanda Maffris - DPT
Amanda grew up in Laguna Niguel. She was a competitive swimmer for 17 years which earned her a scholarship to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (Go Mustangs!). Amanda received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a minor in Psychology. Realizing her passion for physical therapy, she entered the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Chapman University where she grew to love the orthopedic and neurologic realms of physical therapy. Upon graduation, she joined the Professional Physical Therapy family in 2018. In her free time, she loves hanging out with friends and family, swimming, hiking, biking, church activities, and working as a research assistant at Chapman University.
 
Judson "Judd" Brown - OTR/L, CHT
Judd graduated from Quinnipiac University in Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy and went on to specialize in treating upper extremity injuries becoming a Certified Hand Therapist. As our Director of Hand Therapy, he brings 12 years of experience in treating hand injuries and custom splint fabrication. He is also ASTYM certified
 

Rebecca Horne - COTA
Becky is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with a degree from Loma Linda University. She has specialized in the treatment of hand injuries for 13 years.

 

 
Amin Ghanavatzadeh - Physical Therapy Aide
Amin has been with Professional Physical Therapy since 2002. After attending high school locally, he went on to Saddleback where he played football for two years. He graduated from Long Beach State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Rehabilitative Sciences. Amin is also nationally certified in personal training.
 

Debbie Griebel - Front Office Administrator
Debbie's vast knowledge and experience in front office management and insurance authorization makes her a vital part of the Professional Physical Therapy team.

 

 
 
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