At BCO, we are committed to providing excellent, tailored care for each patient we see to ensure a successful recovery.
All BCO Therapists are board certified, highly trained, experienced professionals with specializations in various areas of orthopedics and sports medicine. Combined they have over 40 years of experience!
To contact BCO Therapy directly, please call:
Manhattan Beach (310) 798-6480
Torrance (310) 602-3450
Manhattan Beach (310) 798-6499
Torrance (310) 602-3450
Our Torrance office has a private, indoor pool where we offer Aquatic Therapy. The buoyancy of the water reduces the weight patients put on injured limbs and joints, and the water offers resistance used for strengthening muscles during rehabilitation.
Beach Cities Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Physical Therapy offers today's most advanced treatments and modalities. We customize each treatment plan for the individual and their needs, making a commitment to giving the best care possible.
Eric took over as Clinical Director of BCO Physical Therapy Manhattan Beach in 2014. He completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy from USC in 2007 and went on to complete the prestigious USC Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency in 2008. The residency included teaching in the USC Doctor of Physical Therapy program, as well as completing a year-long Advanced Management series in the evaluation and treatment of the spine and extremities. Eric then obtained his Board Certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS) in 2009. He is currently part-time faculty in the Mount St. Mary's University Doctor of Physical Therapy program, where he teaches Musculoskeletal Imaging and the Orthopedic Patient Management series. Eric was born and raised in the South Bay, and when not in the clinic, you can find him spending time with his family and surfing.
Emily has more than four years experience in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy. While completing her education, she spent time in various other settings but has always been drawn to sports medicine. Emily enjoys the variation in patient age and injury that orthopedic sports medicine entails and looks forward to continuing to provide a high level of patient-centered care.
Michael is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. He received his BS in Biology from Gonzaga University and his DPT from the University of Southern California in 2016. He has been exposed to a variety of clinical settings including outpatient orthopedics, inpatient neuro, and most recently he has worked with active duty Special Forces at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Whether you consider yourself an active individual or not, he has a passion for working with each patient on their own goals and making treatment truly individualized. In his free time, he likes to stay active by rock-climbing, weight lifting, and playing soccer.
Alice shares her love and enthusiasm for aquatic exercise and rehabilitation with her patients at BCO. After graduating from Mt. St. Mary's College, she did post-doctorate education with the International Aquatic Therapy Foundation in Switzerland where many aquatic therapy techniques were created by other physical therapists. She has seen some great success helping her clients achieve their goals in the water. Some of these goals have been weight loss, pain management, flexibility, strength training, and disease prevention. Alice is working with patients in the pool at BCO on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Jason received his BA in Kinesiology and Psychology at Whittier College followed by his Doctor of Physical Therapy from USC. Jason was a four-year football letterman at the high school and collegiate levels. He played at Corona Centennial where he was a member of the Division 1 State Championship team in 2008. While at USC, Jason was President of the Multicultural Leadership Alliance helping raise money to fund PT mission trips abroad as well as an annual minority scholarship award for incoming Doctor of Physical Therapy students. Jason also has a strong passion for travelling and providing physical therapy services in underrepresented countries such as the Philippines, Costa Rica, and Mexico.
Mike received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Mount St. Mary's University. He began his journey in physical therapy working with children with developmental delay, neurological and genetic disorders, which he loved, but made his transition back to his passion of sports therapy at BCO in early 2016. Mike is an athlete and active competitor in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and uses his knowledge to educate his patients on optimal movement patterns. Driven by his competitive nature, Mike always explores new ways to improve his skills, and draws upon his experiences in martial arts, baseball, golf, and functional weightlifting to make his treatments relevant to his patient's goals and individual needs.
Sharon received her BS in Sports Medicine from Pepperdine University followed by a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from USC. She is recognized as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
She has over 10 years of experience in the area of sports medicine and orthopedics, including 6 years of experience with aquatic physical therapy. She has continued to advance her clinical skills through continuing education classes including vestibular rehabilitation, management of the spine and shoulder injured athlete, and corrective exercise techniques. Sharon is a South Bay native and enjoys spending her free time staying active by exploring new running and hiking trails, taking Pilates, yoga, and dance classes, and cheering on her local sports teams. She is also involved in supporting fundraising for children's cancer and animal rescues.
Alice received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from USC in 2009. She earned her Board Certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy in 2014 and is also certified as a strength and conditioning specialist. Using her background in multiple sports including basketball, soccer, softball, and martial arts, she has worked with patients of all activity levels to help them return to their lifestyles. Outside of the clinic, Alice volunteers her time as an assistant coach with the Torrance High School girls' varsity basketball team.
The BCO Hand Therapy Department specializes in the evaluation and treatment of various injuries to the elbow, forearm, wrist, hand, and fingers. Our service is tailored to help individuals regain or improve the functional use of their hands for work and home daily activities. We believe that constant physician-therapist communication leads to better patient care and results, thus our surgeons and therapists work close together as a team to assist in the rehabilitation process.
Heather is a Certified Hand Therapist who received both her Bachelor of Science (Magna Cum Laude, 2006) and Master of Arts (2007) in Occupational Therapy from USC. She is proud to be an active member of the Hand Therapy Society of Greater Los Angeles. She loves helping patients return to their normal daily routines, sports, hobbies, and work.
Mona is a Doctor of Occupational Therapy and proud to have earned both her MAs and Doctorate from USC. She has a special interest in hands and has her advanced practice in hand therapy from the State of California. Mona had to retire from her short lived amateur dodgeball career to return to school but secretly doesn't miss getting smacked in the face. Mona has worked in mental health and wellness setting and incorporates a holistic approach to therapy.
Nancy has always been extremely active and addicted to movement. Whether it was playing sports, or simply enjoying outdoor activities, fitness has always been a driving force in her life. Her attraction to movement eventually led to a career in the circus arts. Having practiced Pilates for the last 15 years, Nancy decided to get her certification after an accident resulting in pelvic fracture. She chose Polestar Pilates due to their science and evidence-based curriculum and has been teaching exercises to patients to restore, achieve, and excel in physical fitness ever since.