About Us

 
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Our Approach

The Elite OrthoSport Team specializes in orthopedic and sports physical therapy and delivers a level of care sought after by the best. Our approach is to address more than just your symptoms by getting to the root of the problem. We not only identify areas that are problematic now, but aim to identify areas of weakness, muscle imbalance and movement dysfunction that may predispose you to injury in the future.

 
 

 
 

Our Founder

Heather Milligan is the founder and President of Elite OrthoSport Physical Therapy & Performance. With over 20 years of experience in the field, in addition to her degree in Physical Therapy, she holds her Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Heather currently maintains three highly regarded certifications, placing her in an elite class of physical therapists in the country.

 
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Heather Milligan, Founder

 
 

After extensive training and testing, she was awarded the designation of a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT). Heather is dual board certified and recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association as both an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS).

Heather spent 20 years as a competitive gymnast and has worked extensively with athletes of all ages and competition levels including professional boxing, MMA, NFL, NBA, MLB, tennis, figure skating, volleyball, soccer, track, gymnastics, and a variety of recreational athletes. She has used both her clinical and business experience to establish a team of physical therapists at Elite OrthoSport that share her values and approach to provide the highest level of care and individual attention to each patient.

 

Our Team

Kathryn Gerletti

Kathryn Gerletti

Human Resources Director
Education: Arizona State University

Aaron Reynolds

Aaron Reynolds

OCS, CSCS
Physical Therapist
Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedics
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Education: University of Arizona, California State University Long Beach

Eric Lichtenstein

Eric Lichtenstein

DPT, OCS
Physical Therapist
Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedics
Education: California State University Fullerton, California State University Long Beach

 
Robin Villeda

Robin Villeda

DPT, OCS
Physical Therapist
Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedics
Education: San Francisco State University, California State University Long Beach

Andrea Gard

Andrea Gard

DPT
Physical Therapist
Education: University of California Santa Barbara, California State University Long Beach

Hovanes Kirakosyan

Hovanes Kirakosyan

DPT, OCS
Physical Therapist
Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedics
Education: San Diego State University; University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

 
Ricki Rosol

Ricki Rosol

DPT, OCS
Physical Therapist
Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedics
Education: Loyola Marymount University, University of Southern California

Melody Garcia

Melody Garcia

DPT
Physical Therapist
Education: University of California Los Angeles, West Coast University

Morgan Christy

Morgan Christy

DPT
Physical Therapist
Education: Michigan State University, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

 
Abby Van Amerogen

Abby van Amerongen

DPT
Physical Therapist
Education: The Ohio State University, Drexel University

Christine Ovanesian

Christine Ovanesian

DPT
Physical Therapist
Education: University of Southern California, West Coast University

Narek Mazmanyan

Narek Mazmanyan

DPT
Physical Therapist
Education: California State University Northridge, University of Southern California

 
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Chelsea Fan

DPT, CSCS
Physical Therapist
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Education: University of California Los Angeles, University of Southern California

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Alexa Gutierrez

DPT
Physical Therapist
Education: California State University Long Beach, California State University Long Beach

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Brittany Meunitz

DPT
Physical Therapist
Education: San Diego State University, California State University Long Beach

 
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Lauren Wittrock

DPT
Physical Therapist
Education: University of San Francisco, University of Southern California