South Bay Physical Therapy & Fitness

12703 Cerise Ave, Hawthorne, CA 90250

About the Clinic

Don’t let your injury or condition hold you back from performing at your highest potential. To help you improve functionality and decrease pain and discomfort, our South Bay clinic uses advanced techniques and treatments that range from manual therapy to instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization. 

Our highly skilled physical therapy team offers rehab services, fitness, performance training, injury prevention, wellness and recovery with your needs and goals top of mind. As you start to demonstrate positive results, we may recommend an at-home regimen to keep your body in the best shape.

Services Offered at Evolution South Bay

Explore the wide variety of physical therapy and fitness services offered at our South Bay clinic, customized to each patient’s unique situation and needs.

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Physical Therapy

At our South Bay location, it’s easy to set up a physical therapy appointment with any of our PTs or DPTs. If you’ve had an injury or have been referred by your physician, our providers are highly specialized in traditional physical services like medical massage, manual therapy and orthopedic injury rehab. You’ll also have access to cutting-edge therapy services that make use of modern therapy equipment and that may lead to improved treatments, such as medical treadmills. To get started with your physical therapist in South Bay, click the appointment link below.

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Fitness

Fitness at our South Bay location means a wide variety of classes and personal training with highly-specialized trainers and an exceptional range of training equipment. You can sign up for classes, sessions, or even become a member using our links below.

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Recovery

South Bay offers some select recovery services to help you return to sport or fitness sooner and in your best possible condition. To explore our Recovery services check out the link below and navigate to Appointments to book your session.

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South Bay Staff

The following team members are part of the staff in South Bay, CA. For full details on each, check out our staff page.

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Devin Blessing
PT, DPT, OCS
Vice President Of Operations (West Coast)
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Devin BlessingPT, DPT, OCS
Vice President Of Operations (West Coast)
Education
  • Ithaca College
  • BS. Clinical Science
  • MS. Physical Therapy
  • Doctorate, Physical Therapy
Certifications
  • Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment Certified
  • Fascial Movement Taping
  • Certified In Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Professional Passions
  • Improving Performance And Preventing Injuries In Endurance Athletes
  • Triathletes
  • Beach Athletes
  • Weekend Warriors
Personal Passions
  • Triathlons
  • Running Road Races
  • Beach
  • Family And Dog Time

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Chelsea Ortega
PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS
Director of Clinical Excellence

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Chelsea OrtegaPT, DPT, SCS, CSCS
Director of Clinical Excellence

Education
  • UCLA
  • BS. Physiological Sciences
  • Duke University
  • Doctorate, Physical Therapy
Certifications
  • Certified Sports Clinical Specialist
  • Certified Strength And Conditioning Specialist
  • Certified Kaatsu Blood Flow Moderation Specialist
  • Dry Needling Certified
  • EMR
Professional Passions
  • Concussion Specialist And Physical Therapist For WNBA Las Vegas Aces (2021) And Premier Lacrosse League
  • Professional And Elite Athletics
  • Bridging The Gap Between Rehab And Return-to-sport
  • Sport-related Concussion Management
  • Sports Performance
Personal Passions
  • Surfing
  • Volleyball
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Weightlifting
  • Functional Training
  • Running
  • Family And Dog Time

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Kathleen O’Neill
PT, DPT, OCS
Regional Clinical Director

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Kathleen O’NeillPT, DPT, OCS
Regional Clinical Director

Education
  • George Washington University
  • BS. Exercise Science
  • Doctorate, Physical Therapy
Certifications
  • Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Professional Passions
  • Sports And Orthopedic Rehab
  • Treating Soccer Players
  • Running Biomechanics
Personal Passions
  • Running
  • Soccer
  • Snowboarding
  • Yoga
  • Beach
  • Traveling

Kari ayoob

Kari Ayoob
PT, DPT, OCS
Assistant Clinical Director

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Kari AyoobPT, DPT, OCS
Assistant Clinical Director

Education
  • Bucknell University
  • BA. Biology and Spanish
  • USC
  • Doctorate, Physical Therapy
Certifications
  • Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
  • Functional Movement Screen Level 1
  • SFMA Level 1
  • Certified In Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Professional Passions
  • The Movement Network Pro-Bono PT (President)
  • CPTA LBSB District (PR Chair)
  • Preventative Medicine And Health Equity Activism
  • Healthy Aging And Geriatrics
  • Orthopedics And Sports Rehabilitation
Personal Passions
  • Hiking
  • Surfing
  • Biking
  • Gardening
  • Butterfly Habitat Restoration
  • Traveling (Especially in South America!)

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Jennie Redford
Office Manager

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Jennie Redford
Office Manager

Education
  • Pilates Method Alliance Trained
Professional Passions
  • Customer Service/Care
  • Insurance Eligibility And Making It More Understandable
Personal Passions
  • Pilates
  • Cooking
  • Reading
  • Family And Friend Time
  • SoCal Day Trips

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Giulia Avila
PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

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Giulia AvilaPT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Education
  • UCLA
  • BA. Psychology; Dance
  • Duke University
  • Doctorate, Physical Therapy
Professional Passions
  • Health, Wellness And Nutrition
  • Balance And Fall Prevention
  • Injury Prevention/Education
  • Pediatrics
Personal Passions
  • Working Out With Her Spouse
  • Walking At The Beach
  • Eating And Cooking Italian, Guatemalan And Mexican Dishes
  • Traveling

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Kelsea Brajkovich Schroeder
PT, DPT, OCS
Physical Therapist

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Kelsea Brajkovich SchroederPT, DPT, OCS
Physical Therapist

Education
  • University of Washington
  • BS. General Biology
  • University of California, San Francisco/San Francisco State University
  • Doctorate, Physical Therapy
Certifications
  • Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Professional Passions
  • High School And Collegiate Athletics
  • Concussion Rehabilitation
Personal Passions
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Skiing

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Joluis De Los Santos
PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

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Joluis De Los SantosPT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Education
  • Syracuse University
  • BS.
  • Columbia University
  • Doctorate, Physical Therapy
Professional Passions
  • Treating Overhead Athletes, Basketball And Soccer Players
  • Educating Each Patient To Be Independent In Their Rehabilitation Journey
  • Community Leadership
Personal Passions
  • Traveling
  • Eating Through LA
  • Spending Time With Friends, Family And His Dog

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Ryan Krueger
PT, DPT, LAT, ATC, CSCS
Physical Therapist

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Ryan KruegerPT, DPT, LAT, ATC, CSCS
Physical Therapist

Education
  • Indiana University
  • BS. Athletic Training
  • University of Indianapolis
  • Doctorate, Physical Therapy
Certifications
  • Licensed Athletic Trainer
  • Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Certified Strength And Conditioning Specialist
Professional Passions
  • Post-Operative Return To Sport Rehabilitation And Testing
  • Rehabilitation of Elite And Tactical Athletes
  • Physical Fitness, Nutrition, And Wellness Promotion In The General Population
  • Advocacy At The State And Federal Level
Personal Passions
  • Fitness And Wellness
  • Country Music
  • Motorcycles
  • Cooking
  • Podcasts

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Natalie Vega
PT, DPT, CSCS
Physical Therapist

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Natalie VegaPT, DPT, CSCS
Physical Therapist

Education
  • University of San Francisco
  • BS. Kinesiology
  • Minor, Neuroscience
  • Western University of Health Sciences
  • Doctorate, Physical Therapy
Certifications
  • Certified Strength And Conditioning Specialist
Professional Passions
  • Orthopedic And Sports Rehabilitation
  • Injury Prevention
  • Health And Wellness
  • Young Athletes
  • Weekend Warriors
  • Balance And Fall Prevention
  • Geriatrics
Personal Passions
  • Spending Time With Family, Friends And Her Dog
  • Traveling
  • Cooking
  • Watching The Lakers And Dodgers
  • Working Out
  • Hiking

More About Evolution South Bay

Staff Certifications: See More Details

The staff at Evolution Physical Therapy in South Bay have been certified in the following:
Doctor of Physical Therapy  Strength and Conditioning Certification  Dry Needling Certification  Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Certification  Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Certification  Certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment  Fascial Movement Taping  Certified Kaatsu Blood Flow Moderation  Certified EMR

Languages Spoken: See More Details

English
Spanish

Scheduling an Appointment (Physical Therapy or Recovery): See More Details

To schedule an appointment for physical therapy or Recovery, you can fill out our form here. You can also call our Darien location at (424)297-3600

What to Expect from Your First Appointment: See More Details

Your initial evaluation will take approximately one hour. 

Your initial evaluation will take approximately one hour. 

Please arrive 15 minutes early to your first appointment at our South Bay clinic to complete necessary paperwork. You can fill out the ‘New Patient Form’ here prior to your first appointment to speed up the check-in process. Bring your photo ID, insurance card, comfortable clothing, and any prescriptions from your treating physician. Co-pay, co-insurance and deductible payments are due at the time of service.

Purchase Training, Fitness Classes, or Memberships: See More Details

Click here and select “Class Schedule” to see all of our California Fitness offerings
Click here and choose “Appointments” to access to Personal Training or Recovery Boots
Click here and choose “Store” for Memberships, assessments, or set up your FREE 7 Day Trial at our South Bay location
Still not sure where to go? You can reach us via this form or call us at our South Bay location: (424)297-3600

Insurances Accepted: See More Details

We accept most PPO plans and Medicare. Please call us at 424-297-3600 for details or to check your specific benefits and coverage. We also offer special cash rates.

Areas Served: See More Details

El Segundo
Manhattan Beach
Hermosa Beach
Redondo Beach
Hawthorne
Inglewood
Compton
Surrounding Areas

Clinic Hours See More Details

Mon/Wed/Thu: 7:00AM-6:00PM
Tue: 7:00AM-7:00PM
Fri: 7:00AM-4:00PM

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