Susan Fu (PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS)
Director of Rehabilitation Services
Susan Fu is the director of rehabilitation services at Providence Saint John’s Health Center Performance Therapy. She received her bachelor’s degree in physiological sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles and her doctorate of physical therapy from the University of Southern California. Susan is a board-certified orthopedic specialist and also a certified strength and conditioning specialist.
She completed her certification in athletic training during her work with the UCLA athletics and Sports Medicine team. She worked as a student athletic trainer with the football, men’s volleyball, and track and field teams. Susan remains active in athletic training, covering professional beach volleyball tournaments and the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games held in Los Angeles. She also enjoys working with student physical therapists and athletic trainers, and has lectured on therapeutic rehabilitation in sports medicine at Loyola Marymount University. Susan’s passion is on corrective fundamental movements and restoring athletic performance. She has extensive experience in treating orthopedic injuries in the general population, youth through professional athletes, and dancers.
Anthony J. Ware (PT, DPT, OCS, SCS)
Assistant Director of Rehabilitation Services
Anthony Ware is a physical therapist at Providence Saint John’s Health Center’s Performance Therapy, where he serves as assistant director of rehabilitation. Anthony is a certified specialist in both orthopedics and sports physical therapy. He received his doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Southern California, where he also completed his residency in sports physical therapy. During residency he had the pleasure to learn and work with several athletes at all levels including; Culver City High School, West Los Angeles College, Loyola Marymount University, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and the Los Angeles Sparks.
Anthony is a former Minor League Baseball player who played with the Detroit Tigers organization. After his playing career, he received his bachelor’s of science degree from Loyola Marymount University, as part of the Major League Baseball’s scholarship program. He continues to work with LMU in its sports medicine department providing physical therapy services to its student athletes and has lectured on sports medicine for the health and human sciences program.
Jesse Phillips (PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS)
Sports Rehabilitation Supervisor
Jesse is a physical therapist at Providence Saint John’s Health Center’s Performance Therapy, where he serves as Sports Rehabilitation Supervisor. Jesse is a board-certified sports clinical specialist and a certified strength and conditioning specialist.
Jesse earned his doctor of physical therapy degree and graduated from the sports physical therapy residency at the University of Southern California. During his residency, he had the pleasure to work with athletes from Crenshaw High School, West Los Angeles College, and the Los Angeles Sparks WNBA team. Jesse was selected for a prestigious internship and subsequent position with EXOS (integrated performance training, nutrition and physical therapy center for elite and professional athletes) at the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, FL with NFL and college football players, and elite military personnel. Jesse has also been fortunate enough to travel internationally to work with a professional athlete.
Jesse’s primary passion is in restoring athletic performance and assessing and treating orthopedic and sports injuries for the general population—from adolescents to professional level athletes.
Diana Garrett (PT, DPT, OCS, CLT, CSCS)
Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Coordinator
Diana Garrett is a physical therapist at Providence Saint John’s Health Center’s Performance Therapy. Diana earned her orthopedic clinical specialist (OCS) certification and has taken advanced coursework in oncology rehabilitation. She has also received her certification to become a lymphedema therapist (CLT) from the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy. With a background in orthopedics, lymphedema management, and oncology rehabilitation, Diana can provide comprehensive care to breast cancer patients at all stages of their treatment.
Diana received a bachelor’s of science degree in exercise biology from the University of California, Davis, and her doctorate of physical therapy from the University of Southern California. While at UCD, she worked as a student athletic trainer with various teams such as football, track and field, women’s gymnastics and wrestling. Using her background as an accomplished dancer, Diana worked with professional ballerinas, Broadway artists, and commercial dancers in both Los Angeles and New York, providing backstage care, injury prevention, and rehabilitation. She also completed her dance rehabilitation certification with Westside Dance Physical Therapy and is working towards obtaining her certification as an orthopedic manual therapist through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy.
Krista Schofield (MOTR/L, CHT)
Occupational Therapist/Certified Hand Therapist
Kristin Scholfield is an occupational therapist with Providence Saint John’s Health Center’s Performance Therapy. Continually working to advance her clinical knowledge in hand therapy and the treatment of upper extremity injuries and disorders, Krista received her hand therapy certification from the Hand Therapy Certification Commission. Krista received a degree in kinesiology from Kansas State University and her master’s degree in occupational therapy from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo. She has worked extensively with hand surgeons and shares her broad knowledge of hand treatment and splinting by providing workshop instruction. Krista also participates in community education to provide information on arthritis and injury prevention.
Scott Agbincola (PT, MSPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS)
Scott Agbincola is a physical therapist at Providence Saint John’s Health Center’s Performance Therapy. Prior to Providence Saint John’s, Scott worked in both private practice and hospital settings. He is certified as an orthopedic clinical specialist, strength and conditioning specialist and athletic trainer. His clinical interests include orthopedic and sports physical therapy.
Scott received his bachelor’s degree in psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of California, San Francisco. He completed her certification in athletic training during his work with the UCLA athletics and Sports Medicine team. He worked as a student athletic trainer with the UCLA football, cross-country, baseball, and women’s gymnastics teams, the NFL Cleveland Browns and USCF sports medicine program.
Sheila Ghovanlou (PT, DPT)
Sheila Ghovanlou is a licensed physical therapist with Providence Saint John’s Health Center’s Performance Therapy. As part of her services, she utilizes the practice of Pilates to help patients achieve and regain function through a balance of postural alignment and strength. She is also working to implement Pilates as a standard practice for the performance therapy rehabilitation program.
Sheila received her bachelor’s of science in exercise science and psychology from University of California, Santa Barbara, and masters of physical therapy from California State University of Long Beach. She has also received her doctorate of physical therapy from Temple University. Sheila’s past emphasis and research has been on the influence of virtual reality, specifically the Nintendo Wii Console, as an intervention for poor balance and fall risk patients in the pediatric and geriatric population. Sheila’s areas of expertise and interests are rehabilitation for pediatrics, geriatrics, sport injuries, neurological disorders including CVA and Parkinson’s, and post-operative care.
Lindsey Christian (PT, MPT)
Lindsey Christian is a licensed physical therapist at Providence Saint John’s Health Center’s Performance Therapy and has worked in both clinic and hospital settings. Her areas of interest and experience include pediatric orthopedic physical therapy, geriatric and sports therapy.
Lindsey received her bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science with an emphasis in rehabilitation from Concordia University, Irvine. She also received a master’s in physical therapy from California State University, Northridge. Lindsey played four years of college volleyball and also coached club and high school teams.
Ariela Shandling (MS, CCC-SLP)
Speech Language Pathologist
Ariela is a board-certified and ASHA-certified speech language pathologist with Providence Saint John’s Health Center’s Performance Therapy. Prior to Providence Saint John's, she worked in a private practice setting with individuals of all ages and impairments, including patients with difficulties with speech, language, cognition and swallowing.
Ariela received her bachelor's degree in French from Washington University in St. Louis. She received her master’s degree in communication disorders and sciences from California State University, Northridge. Ariela is fluent in Spanish and proficient in French.
Jennifer Unterreiner (PT, DPT, CLT)
Jennifer Unterreiner is a physical therapist at Providence Saint John’s Health Center’s Performance Therapy. Prior to coming to Providence Saint John’s, she worked at a private practice clinic in Orange County, where she treated a variety of orthopedic diagnoses including chronic pain, and post-surgical spine.
Jennifer received her bachelor’s degree in cell and developmental biology from University of California, Santa Barbara and her doctorate of physical therapy from University of California, San Francisco. Since graduating, Jennifer has worked to advance her manual therapy skills through a year-long seminar series focusing on evaluating and treating spine and orthopedic pathologies. She received her Certified Lymphedema Therapist certification through the Norton School, allowing her to evaluate and treat patients with lymphedema following breast cancer, post-mastectomy, and general venous and lymphatic diseases. Jennifer has worked with nationally ranked lacrosse players from youth to professional levels. She also enjoys teaching gymnastics to developmentally delayed pediatric populations.
Carly Harris (PT, DPT)
Carly Harris is a physical therapist at Providence Saint John’s Health Center’s Performance Therapy. Carly received both her bachelor’s degree in exercise science and kinesiology and doctorate of physical therapy from California State University, Long Beach. She was a student athlete who competed in track and field cross country, steeple chase and the 5k. After graduation, she was assistant coach for the California State University, Long Beach track and field program for over a year.
Her areas of clinical experience include orthopedic and sports physical therapy treating total joint replacements, and lower extremity injuries. She completed a 12-week internship at Casa Colina in the Transitional Living Center for stroke, brain injury, and spinal cord injury patients. She is currently partaking in a 40-week fellowship program through the Gray Institute in applied functional science to develop functional manual treatment skills, as well as developing biomechanical movement analysis and assessment to create functional exercise programs and strengthening for patients of all skill levels.
Juan Soberal (PT, DPT)
Juan Soberal is a physical therapist at Providence Saint John’s Health Center’s Performance Therapy. He received his doctorate of physical therapy degree from Massachusetts General Hospital’s Institute of Health Professions in Boston, Massachusetts. While in his physical therapy program at MGHIHP, his clinical rotations included time at various sports and orthopedic clinics in the Boston area, where he worked with a diverse patient population including high school athletes. He also had a clinical rotation at Spaulding Hospital Cambridge, where he treated patients on an oncology and medically complex unit.
Juan received his bachelor’s degree in applied health with an emphasis in physical therapy at Azusa Pacific University, where he played four years of collegiate baseball. His clinical interests include orthopedic and sports physical therapy applying manual therapy, therapeutic and functional based exercises. He has recently begun course work as a fellow of applied functional science with the Gray Institute, allowing him to specialize in assessment, rehabilitation, training and conditioning, and injury prevention.