WHY PHYSICAL THERAPY?
Tired of temporary passive treatments?
– Do you want the independence to move efficiently for the reduction, management, and prevention injury?
– EDGE PT is designed to integrate dynamic functional patterns and biomechanics to correct and improve efficient movement
– Progressive physical therapists treating the SOURCE of the problem, not the SITE.
HELPING PEOPLE FIND
– Neuromuscular education
– Prehab strength and conditioning
– Mobility coordination
– Injury management
HOW WE TREAT
Science, Movement, Precision.
Manually (hands-on) directed force to restore normal joint accessory mobility, and connective tissue and muscle physiologic movement. Manual therapy promotes quicker healing time by providing the musculoskeletal system the opportunity for optimum movement.
Movement is everything! You can have the strongest muscles in isolation, but if you don’t know how to efficiently use them we cannot optimize movement. We will teach you everything you need to know to maintain and manage your movement, utilizing the greatest tool we have – your own body. With the assistance of fairly simple patterns and resistance, we can assist with optimizing our body mechanics to restore functional, precise movement.
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING:
In combination with restoring mobility and optimizing movement patterns, strength, power, and conditioning is needed to maintain and promote optimal movement. Just because we demand out body to carry a certain load, does not mean we have the capacity to fo it just yet. We must train our body to a specific capacity in order to progress the loads and/or activities we may demand of ourselves.
Commonly used with specific tools or various instruments to improve blood flow, break up scar tissue, and speed the healing process. However, the greatest gains are seen by affecting the nervous system to improve body control, posturing, movement, and gait. With the use of various bands, joint mobilization may also be improved with assistance. These assisted techniques allow independent carryover for prolonged benefits.
Samantha Cardeno PT, DPT
Dr. Cardeno graduated from Azusa Pacific University with her doctorate in physical therapy in 2013. Prior to her graduate studies, she played 4 years of collegiate basketball and 1 year of collegiate track and field while earning her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology Pre-Physical Therapy. Her first two years of college were completed at Mt. San Antonio college where she won back to back state championships, earned 1st team all conference, various all tournament teams, and is amongst the top 3-point shooters to have played for the program. The following 2 years were completed at Fresno Pacific University. From years of competing and training at a higher level, she learned the importance of pre-Hab and the necessity of good rehab after sustaining an injury. Personal injuries in high school and college have been key tools in understanding patient mentality during the rehabilitation process.
Her experience is primarily in outpatient orthopedics treating sports related injuries, post-op, and everyday aches and pains. She also has been coaching at a local high school for the past ten years which allows her to implement pre-Hab/injury prevention programs directly into practice. One of her greatest goals of being a PT is to get patients back to their greatest quality of life while providing tools and knowledge to be able to sustain and progress personal health. She is currently pursuing her specialty certification in orthopedics.
Dr. Caleb Burgess. DPT, OCS, CSCS
Dr. Burgess graduated cum laude from Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Health – Physical Therapy, all while playing 4 years of collegiate basketball at the same institution. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree over the next 3 years from Azusa Pacific University as well.
Upon graduating as one of the top students in his class, Dr. Burgess was accepted into Kaiser Permanente Southern California’s highly competitive Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program. During this year long advanced training, Dr. Burgess participated in 1-on-1 clinical mentoring from some of the nation’s top physical therapists, conducted research, participated in over 500 hours of advanced continuing education covering clinical reasoning, upper and lower quadrant biomechanical examination and treatment, upper and lower quadrant physical examination and manual treatment procedures, and the scientific basis of orthopedic physical therapy clinical practice, all while working as a staff physical therapist responsible for the evaluation, screening, treatment, and comprehensive management of a variety of Orthopedic patients of all ages. Upon completion of the residency, Dr. Burgess became a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy.
The following year, Dr. Burgess was accepted into Kaiser Permanente Southern California’s prestigious Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy Fellowship program, where he spent another year learning from some of the best in the field. The program allowed him to work 1-on-1 for over 200 hours with an Orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, mentor current Orthopedic physical therapy residents, conduct further research, as well as participate in over 30 weekend courses consisting of advanced training related to clinical reasoning, movement analysis, motor learning, return to sport, manual examination and treatment, and pain science of the orthopedic and sports populations. This advanced training allowed him to become an expert in musculoskeletal conditions both related to the general and athletic populations.
Along with his extensive physical therapy background, Dr. Burgess is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, which qualifies him to help athletes of any age to develop and achieve higher level performance based goals that extend beyond traditional rehabilitation.
Dr. Burgess makes it his mission to help others understand how their bodies work and what they can do to reduce pain, improve mobility, overcome weakness, recover from nagging or new injuries, and to identify and overcome any obstacles that stand in the way of achieving their goals, however large or small. He strongly believes in empowering individuals to take control of their pain and functional limitations in order to return to and EXCEL in the activities they love.
In his free time, Dr. Burgess enjoys traveling to new places with his wife, Angie, sampling new foods with his friends and family, and meeting new people whenever the opportunity arises.
Joan “J.R.” Hermosura, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT
Dr. Hermosura was born and raised in Southern California. She received her Bachelors degree in Kinesiology from Arizona State University in 2008 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Azusa Pacific University in 2013. Since graduating, Dr. Hermosura continued on for advanced training completing the Kaiser Permanente Orthopedic Residency in 2016 and Kaiser Permanente Manual Orthopedic Fellowship in Sports in 2017.
She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and has earned dual board-certifications as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist and Sports Certified Specialist. Currently she is enrolled at Loma Linda University pursuing her PhD in physical therapy with an emphasis in pain science.
Dr. Hermosura’s training, including Movement Links certification, allows her to perform an efficient evaluation to analyze movement to treat a variety of musculoskeletal disorders and to prevent and maintain current mobility. Her career mission includes becoming a more efficient and deliberate clinician, confident in her specialty to be a reliable resource, and grow with her profession for herself and ultimately those she treats.
On her free time, she assists coaching girl’s basketball for a local high school and enjoys spending time outdoors in the sun, playing sports, and being with friends and family.