Staff

Tarzana

Brian Hohl, PT, DPT, OCS

Clinical Director
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Brian Hohl, PT, DPT, OCS
Clinical Director
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Brian earned his Bachelor's degree in Health Science from California State University, Northridge in 1997 and his Master's degree in Physical Therapy the following year. Since that time Brian has worked extensively in outpatient Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine clinics. Brian is currently the Clinical Director of Progressive Physical Therapy-Tarzana.

Over the course of his career Brian developed his skills in a variety of specialties not limited to care and recovery of sports injuries, post-operative care, chronic injury, spinal rehabilitation and re-training, balance dysfunction, and custom orthosis evaluation and fabrication. Brian has continued education and training in several technical areas including advanced joint mobilization, a variety of taping and support techniques, exercise and conditioning programs and injury prevention.

Brian is a board certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist as well as a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists. He is also recognized by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a master trainer and provider of continuing education for private trainers.

Jason Hermann

Jason Hermann, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Jason Hermann

Jason Hermann, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapist

Jason graduated California State University, Long Beach in 2012 where he received a Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology, with an emphasis in Exercise Science. Later, he earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from California State University, Northridge in 2015. Jason has a myriad of experience in outpatient orthopedics rehabilitation and prior experience working with other Progressive Physical Therapy clinics to hone his skills. Jason looks forward to furthering his expertise by attending Continuing Education classes and expanding his client base.

Susan Layfield, PT, DPT, OCS

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Susan Layfield, PT, DPT, OCS
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Susan received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from California State University Northridge, Master of Science degree in Biokinesiology from University of Southern California (USC), as well as her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Southern California. She is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS), a member of the America Physical Therapy Association (APTA), an APTA Certified Clinical Instructor (CCI), and a member of the Orthopedic and the Oncology Sections of the APTA. While working at UCLA she assisted in developing a TMD treatment program with the UCLA School of Dentistry and is recognized as an expert in the physical therapy evaluation and treatment of TMD. She has lectured extensively on TMD to physical therapists, physical therapy students, and dentists, and has authored several chapters on the evaluation and treatment of TMD. She has been a mentor for the USC Orthopedic Residency Program since 2010. In 2017, Susan chose to sell her practice and is pleased to be working with Progressive Physical Therapy.

Theresa Roberts, PT, MOMT

Physical Therapist

Theresa Roberts, PT, MOMT
Physical Therapist

Theresa earned a Bachelor's of Science Degree from California State University, Northridge and her certificate in Physical Therapy from CSUN/UCLA in 1980. In 1995 she completed a Master of Orthopedic Manual Therapy degree from The Ola Grimsby Institute. She has over 35 years of experience. She has attended several year long study programs in Australian orthopedic manual therapy, Orthopedic Musculoskeletal Management and Movement Science Approach. Theresa has numerous years of experience with various patient populations including college dancers and performing artists, recreational sports injuries, outpatient orthopedic spine and extremity injuries and general medicine. She has been a long time member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) and the International Federation of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (IFOMPT). Theresa enjoys volunteerism and she has been involved with Children's Hunger Fund, Operation Gratitude, sponsoring a child from Compassion International, serving at Oxnard Rescue Mission, trips to Russia and supporting ministries in Italy, France and England as well as ministry and involvement with orphans in Haiti.

Rachel Wiesenfeld, PT DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Rachel Wiesenfeld, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy

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Luke Snyder, PT DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Luke Snyder, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy

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Deanne Brown, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant
Pilated-Based Trainer

Deanne Brown, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
Pilates-Based Trainer

Deanne graduated with honors as a PT Assistant in 2009 from Oakton College in Chicago. She spent 6 years working in outpatient facilities (primarily Midwest Orthopedics @ Rush University) before recently relocating to Los Angeles. Prior to becoming a Physical Therapy Assistant, she had been a professional dancer for 20 years, including 10 years with the Joffrey Ballet. She specializes in integrating the strength of rehabilitation with Pilates-based rehab and offers personal training with a focus on core strength & dynamic stabilization. Deanne is also certified in Graston (Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) and is currently participating in USCs "Orthopedic Bootcamp Series" thus further enhancing her manual therapy skills.

Sarah Major, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Sarah Major, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant

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Andrea Godinez

Andrea Godinez, ACE - CPT, OES, BS

Clinical Support Coordinator
Certified Personal Trainer
Andrea Godinez

Andrea Godinez, ACE- CPT, OES, BS
Clinical Support Coordinator
Certified Personal Trainer

Andrea graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science. She has been with Progressive Physical Therapy-Tarzana for over 5 years as a Physical Therapy Aide and Certified Personal Trainer. She as well has recently underwent training and certification to become an Orthopedic Exercise Specialist through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Andrea takes great interest in Progressive Physical Therapy's success and is currently the Clinical Support Coordinator for the Tarzana clinic. She enjoys all the various aspects of Physical Therapy and hopes to acquire as much knowledge and skill set to advance her professional endeavors. She is currently applying to Doctorate of Physical Therapy programs so that she can pursue her interests in hippotherapy and orthopedic rehabilitation.

Granada Hills

Diane Poladian, PT, DPT, OCS

Clinical Director
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Diane Poladian, PT, DPT, OCS
Clinical Director
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Diane graduated with her Bachelor's of Science in Health Science from California State University, Northridge. She has since completed her Clinical Doctorate degree with a specialization in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy Practice from Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions. She currently serves as the Clinical Director in the Granada Hills office and the Director of Clinical Education for all of Progressive Physical Therapy.

Diane initially worked at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, working in both the acute and rehabilitation settings. During her time there, she became certified through the Biofeedback Society of California to utilize biofeedback with patients with chronic pain. She joined the Progressive family in 1985 working with a variety of orthopedic disorders, ranging from post-op care to chronic pain disorders. Diane uses an eclectic approach to treatment with an emphasis on movement science.

Diane is an active member of the Pediatric Pain Management Team at UCLA, providing biofeedback and physical therapy services to children with chronic pain. In addition, Diane is currently a Board Certified member of the American Physical Therapy Association in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists.

Lauren McDonald, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Lauren McDonald, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Lauren McDonald graduated from the University of Southern California with a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy in 2017. At USC, she discovered clinical passions for the pediatric, oncology and orthopedic populations. These passions blended well; leading her to accept a position at Progressive Physical Therapy-Granada Hills where she has the opportunity to see this diverse patient population. During her time at USC, she was actively involved in researching exercise's effects in cancer survivors and to stay up to date on clinical research in physical therapy. She hopes to combine her keen interest in utilizing evidence-based techniques with her passion for making each client's experience meaningful by integrating individualized treatment plans for all of her clients. In the near future, Lauren hopes to pursue a specialty license in orthopedics as part of her ongoing commitment to excellence.

Erika Alberto, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Erika Alberto, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Erika graduated from Boston University in 2015 where she received a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, and continued on at BU to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2017. While pursuing her physical therapy degree, Erika also worked as an athletic trainer for Boston area middle school, high school, and collegiate sports teams. Erika's passions within the physical therapy field mirror her own athletic background, with special interests in working with runners and other sports injuries in order to return to sport.

Valencia

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Shelly Cloughley, PT, DPT, CSCS

Clinical Director
Doctor of Physical Therapy
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Shelly Cloughley, PT, DPT, CSCS
Clinical Director
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Shelly earned a Bachelor's of Science in Health Science with an emphasis in Community Health from San Diego State University in 1991. She then attended the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for a Master's of Physical Therapy in 1995. In 2011, she decided to further advance her education by completing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy through Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions. Shelly has been associated with Progressive Physical Therapy, Inc. since 1992 and is currently the Clinical Director in the Valencia office. Her specialties range from orthopedics, spine disorders, sport injuries, manual therapy, pain management, kinesiotaping, and orthotic evaluation. Shelly is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, as well as, certified Pilates Instructor. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and National Strength and Conditioning Association

Palmdale

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Chris Mies, PT

Clinical Director
Physical Therapist
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Chris Mies, PT
Clinical Director
Physical Therapist

Christine earned a Bachelor's of Science from California State University, Northridge and her certificate in Physical Therapy from CSUN/UCLA in 1981. She developed a specialty in neonatal and pediatric rehabilitation while at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in addition to rapidly advancing to Senior Therapist level.

She joined Progressive Physical Therapy-Palmdale in 1989. Christine has numerous years of experience working with a variety of patient groups including cardiac rehabilitation, general medicine, acute/inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient neurology and orthopedics.

Nicole Cox, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Nicole Cox, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Nicole graduated with her doctorate in PT from CSUN in 2015. Her years playing soccer and dealing with subsequent injury lead her to pursue a profession in Physical Therapy. These same experiences have developed her love of manual therapy, orthopedics and sports rehab. Her warm and nurturing nature make her a perfect pediatric therapist and she has collected many baby hugs along the way from grateful infants and parents.
Jessica Myers

Jessica Myers, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Jessica Myers

Jessica Myers, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Jessica earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, in 2007 and a Master's of Science degree in Physical Therapy, in 2011 from California State University, Northridge. Jessica's clinical interests lie in orthopedics, manual therapy, sports injuries and athletic training. Jessica also has experience ranging from pediatric torticollis to geriatrics. Jessica plans on furthering her education in Physical Therapy, by earning a Doctorate degree, with an emphasis on orthopedics and manual therapy.

Raymond Gray, PT, MPT

Physical Therapist

Raymond Gray, PT, MPT
Physical Therapist

Raymond Gray graduated from California State University, Northridge in 1982 and has worked the Antelope Valley in a variety of settings including acute and outpatient orthopedics. Ray established his own practice and worked for 17 years before semi- retiring. Not one to be inactive, he became involved with the Saddle Up Therapeutic Riding Stables 14 years ago and since then has become a certified hippotherapist as has now joined Progressive Physical Therapy as a physical therapist.

Shannon Mies, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Shannon Mies, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy

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Administration

Michael Weinper, PT, DPT, MPH

Founder and President
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Michael Weinper, PT, DPT, MPH
Founder and President
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Michael founded Progressive Physical Therapy, Inc. in 1977 and went on to establish the Physical Therapy Provider Network (PTPN) in 1985. PTPN is an independent practice association of physical therapists that is active in twenty-three states and Michael continues to serve as its President/CEO. He is also a co-founder of EDUCATA, an online continuing education company for physical therapists.

Dr. Weinper earned a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor's of Science in Health Science from California State University, Northridge. He then earned a Certificate in Physical Therapy and a Master's of Public Health degree in Health Services Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles and attained his Doctorate of Physical Therapy through Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Sciences in Louisville, Kentucky. Michael specializes in hand rehabilitation including splinting, lower extremity rehabilitation and TMJ therapy.

In 2000, Michael was nationally recognized by his peers when he was awarded the prestigious Robert G. Dicus Award for his contributions to private practitioner physical therapists by the Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Weinper received the California Physical Therapy Association's highest honor; the Royce P. Noland Award of Merit for outstanding and unique contributions to the profession in 1987. He has been involved in many civic service organizations and currently serves as a member of the Los Angeles Valley College Foundation, having previously served as its President.

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Stevyn Voyles

Vice President/COO
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Stevyn Voyles
Vice President/COO

Stevyn received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Administration and Education from California State University, Northridge. She began working as the Chief Operating Officer for Progressive Physical Therapy, Inc. in 1989. Stevyn has over 30 years of experience in managing medical practices and out-patient rehabilitation clinics and oversees administrative operations across all four clinical offices. She is an experienced consultant in the private sector and handles in the areas of billing, collections, human resources, operations, policies, procedures, and compliance.
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Robin Kirchner

Office Manager and Billing Supervisor
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Robin Kirchner
Office Manager and Billing Supervisor

Robin has been working with Progressive Physical Therapy for over 25 years and is the active Billing and Collections Manager at the Tarzana clinic. Robin oversees all of billing and finance for Progressive and works closely with each branch to ensure financial policies are consistent and up to standard. Her expertise includes billings/payments, medical coding and reimbursements, Medicare guidelines, insurance coverage, and general day-to-day administrative maintenance. She utilizes these skills to maximize patient benefits and to clarify any financial concerns patients might have.
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