JC Frisancho, MD
I trust Positive Energy Physical Therapy with my patients as well as caring for myself and family. I refer many of my operative and non-operative patients and they are very happy with the care they receive. The energy and environment at the practice is upbeat and a great place for healing. Not only are the staff expertly trained but they are supportive, motivating and personable.
Robin K, MD
I have worked with Positive Energy Physical Therapy for over a year after several injuries to my shoulders and hips. The team there has helped me across the full rehab spectrum, from managing my post-operative condition to enhancing my athletic performance in competitive cycling. They are experts in the field of rehabilitative medicine and have a genuine interest in developing a patient specific plan of care which incorporated my desire to train hard and compete. If you wish to attain the best for and from your body, this PT group is the one for you.
Robert Sostrin, MD
After five months of physical therapy at Positive Energy in Redondo Beach, California, I considered myself approximately 75% improved after receiving a diagnosis of adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder syndrome.
The day I began physical therapy with Sean Ryan, I announced that I was dubious of a positive outcome, having never before had any significant relief with P.T for other orthopaedic issues. Sean just smiled and took it as a challenge. Within a few weeks I noticed significant pain relief and significantly increased range of motion. During subsequent treatments, I realized slow but progressive improvement. Finally, Sean left me with detailed instructions for continued self therapy at the end of our time together and achieved significant improvement to the point where I now function at about 80% to 90%.
In spite of my earlier reservations, my time spent with Sean exceeded all of my expectations. He is not only an excellent therapist, willingly giving up his time, but also a kind and considerate person, who I would, without question, recommend to anyone in a similar situation.
Randy S, MD
I consulted with Positive Energy because I was unable to run without experiencing pain. These guys really know their stuff. They have the proper high tech equipment to video analyze my running and they were generous in giving me plenty of attention during each visit. I consulted with an orthopedic surgeon and he encouraged me to see Sean at Positive Energy. I am now able to run without pain!
Two to three times a year I would throw out my back and would be out of commission for a month or more. I tried everything—chiropractic, strengthening my core, Yoga, Pilates, massage, ART. Then I met Sean Ryan at Positive Energy Physical Therapy through triathlon racing. He spent a lot of time analyzing my mechanics. He figured out that I was not using my muscles effectively and was overusing my back and quadriceps muscles. He taught me exercises to learn how to use my glutes, back, and quads. It has been a year and I have not had any back problems. It also fixed my knee and hip problems. I am ready to begin racing at the level I once did and I have Sean to thank. Sean’s easy going demeanor should not hide his determination to find solutions. He will find your issue and then give you the tools to fix it yourself.
In July 2010 I had a knee replacement and went to Positive Energy Physical Therapy for rehabilitation. Sean Ryan picked up on a walking issue that was due to years of walking with uneven leg length. Sean designed a program that targeted my leg length and walking issue, made a lift to put in my shoe, and contacted my orthopaedic surgeon and podiatrist to discuss my case. I have had physical therapists before so I know the difference between one who just does their job and one who goes above and beyond. Sean’s care and commitment to my complex situation was encouraging and motivating. When my other knee has to be replaced I will be back at Positive Energy again!
My orthopedic surgeon suggested Positive Energy Physical Therapy because after a hospital stay, 3 MRI’s, an EMG, and an ultrasound, he just did not know what was causing my leg pain and weakness. I remember Sean Ryan’s response after the hour exam: “I’m not certain what the cause of your problem is but if you give me 6 months of therapy and work, I will have you walking normally again.” It only took 5 months! Sean was both patient and persistent with all of the exercises aimed at improving my motion and mobility. I will always appreciate what Sean did for me and know that I will recommend Positive Energy Physical Therapy.
Although very hesitant, I followed my orthopaedic surgeon insistence to go to physical therapy at Positive Energy. When I came to Positive Energy I was very worried about my balance and function after an accident, fall, and subsequent surgery and hospital stay. I could not step off of a curb without an intense fear of falling over. I also had problems getting up from a sitting on a sofa or bench. I made a commitment to doing the clever exercises 5 days a week, come rain or shine. I can proudly, gladly, and very happily report that I can now step off of any curb without fear and my balance and overall health have improved dramatically. I feel 100% more confident in all that I do physically and that I have found the health and physical therapy magician expert I’ve been seeking for many years.
The name “Positive Energy” is appropriate—you feel it as soon as you walk in the door. Recovering from a revision knee surgery I was in a lot of pain and apprehensive about any therapy due to past experiences. They inspired and encouraged me to do more than I thought I was capable of. Each exercise was unique to my case and I feel confident I can do them properly to keep me in a healthier state. You guys have gone above and beyond! Thank you for all of the love and care that you give so unselfishly.