Name: Sheyenne “Shy” Machida
Hometown: Kahului, HI
Education: BS in Exercise Science, Emphasis in Human Performance at California Lutheran University
Sports Background: Collegiate Springboard Diving and Track and Field, Cross Country
To me, #playpainfree means exactly that...PLAY! We aren’t “playing” when we are in pain- just performing for external reasons. Do something for yourself. Come visit us and see how we can help you get out of pain so you can genuinely have fun and “play”!
Name: James “Jimmy” Wallenberg PT, DPT, ATC
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Education: BS in Athletic Training at Illinois State University, DPT at Marshall University, PT License in California
Sports Background: Football and Wrestling
To me, #playpainfree means consciously and subconsciously playing your sport at 110% of your physical capabilities without fear of re-injury.
Name: Melissa Dooley PT, DPT, ATC
Hometown: Fontana, CA
Education: BS in Athletic Training at University of La Verne, DPT at USC, PT License in California
Sports Background: Collegiate Water Polo and Swimming
To me, #playpainfree means that the actual root cause of pain has been identified and tackled head on from all angles so that you can perform at optimal capacity.
Name: Christian Sheehan PT, DPT
Hometown: Van Nuys, CA
Education: BS at Vanguard University, DPT at Loma Linda University
Sports Background: Collegiate Baseball
To me, #playpainfree breaks down the idea that pain is “normal” or “just a part of the process”. It’s demanding excellence out of yourself and not just settling for “good enough”.
Physical Therapy Aides:
Name: Eduardo Garcia
Hometown: Carpinteria, CA
Education: BS in Exercise Science at California Lutheran University, PT Student at St. Augustine University
Sports Background: Collegiate Soccer, Volleyball, Cross Country
To me, #playpainfree means being able to enjoy your sport or any activity to the fullest. Giving your best at something you enjoy.
Name: Jose Rodriguez
Hometown: Canoga Park, CA
Education: Exercise Science Student at California State University Northridge
Sports Background: Collegiate Basketball, Football
To me, #playpainfree means to focus on the next goal, touchdown, or basket without worrying about pain while doing so.
Name: John Victor Cruz
Hometown: Panorama City, CA
Education: BS in Exercise Science at Notre Dame de Namur University
Sports Background: Collegiate Basketball, Volleyball
To me, #playpainfree means being confident and not worrying about my previous injuries.
Name: Daniel “Danny” Robles
Hometown: Simi Valley, CA
Education: Kinesiology Student at California State University Fullerton
Sports Background: Soccer
To me, #playpainfree means no problems for the rest of your days. It’s a problem free...philosophy!
Name: Gloria “G” Scipioni
Hometown: Topanga, CA
Education: Kinesiology Student at Cal Poly Pomona University
Sports Background: Basketball and Track and Field
To me, #playpainfree means to understand how the body moves and to be confident in one’s movements. Being able to listen to what your body is telling you will help to prevent further injuries and reach your max potential.
First Impressions / Social Media Coordinator:
Name: Jaqueline “Jackie” Rodriguez
Hometown: The Valley, CA
Education: BA Communications and Spanish at California Lutheran University
Sports Background: No sports, I’m the woman behind the camera!
To me, #playpainfree means focus on where you want to be, not where you were, or where you are.