Meet Our Team

Just like you, we are Athletes. We are also trained Physical Therapists.

This combination shapes how we feel about our clients and how we deliver care.  We’ve created a hybrid model of physical therapy, biomechanical assessment, performance enhancement training and preventative conditioning in an environment suitable for all activity levels.

Positive Energy Physical Therapy & Sports Performance in located on Pacific Coast Hwy in Redondo Beach, CA. The office is easy to access from the Palos Verdes Peninsula as well as the Beach Cities.

Reception Hours:
Monday-Friday: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

We’ll find a time that suits your needs.

Our Physical Therapy & Sports Performance Team

Sean Ryan, MSPT owner of Positive Energy Physical Therapy & Sports Performance in Redondo Beach

Sean Ryan


Interests include: Socializing with immediate and extended family, traveling, enjoying the outdoors, racing triathlons.

As a health care provider, you will find that I care deeply about restoring you to optimal health.

Being a runner myself, I am particularly interested and experienced in helping with running injuries and running injury prevention. Whether you have knee pain, hip pain, or want to prevent these from occurring, I can help with gait analysis and physical therapy exercises.

Matthew Varca, PT, DPT, PRC of Positive Energy Physical Therapy & Sports Performance

Matthew Varca


Interests include: weight-lifting, hiking, Dallas Cowboys football, family, new experiences.

I am passionate about the science surrounding human asymmetry, biomechanics, and breathing. My goal is to optimize your movement so that you can follow your life’s passion.

My physical therapy specialties are ACL rehab protocols. I will help you maximize your ACL injury recovery with specialized physical therapy.

Hilary Van Dixhorn of Positive Energy Physical Therapy & Sports Performance

Hilary Van Dixhorn


Interests include: ballet, line dancing, Pilates, dogs, spending time with family.

Utilizing my passion for dance and movement, I am dedicated to helping you achieve all your movement goals.

In addition to help with and preventing dance injuries, I work with many clients with gymnastics injuries and ice skating injuries.

Alyssa Gierej
Client Care Manager

Alyssa Gierej

Interests include: Traveling, golfing, the beach, my dog, Formula 1, and spending time with loved ones.

I am happy to help in any way I can. I will listen to your specific needs and match you with the physical therapist who best fits your needs.

Adriane Carton Client Care Administrator
Client Care Administrator

Adriane Carton

Interests include: Sewing, baking, the beach, my cat, the Dodgers, and spending time with my family.

Utilizing my extensive administrative background, my goal is to make appointment scheduling and communication with our highly trained and passionate Positive Energy physical therapist as easy as possible.