MEET OUR TEAM

BARRY I. SHAFER, PT, DPT, ATC
BARRY I. SHAFER, PT, DPT, ATCDirector, Physical Therapist

Dr. Barry I. Shafer is the Director and full-time clinician of Elite Motion Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine in Arcadia, California.  In addition, he also serves as the team physical therapist for Azusa Pacific University and Citrus College, along with working and consulting with other local colleges and high schools.  Barry obtained his Bachelor of Exercise Science and Masters’ of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Western University.  He has experience with elite athletes at the professional, college and high school levels.  Barry was lead physical therapist and athletic trainer for the first Medical Symposium for youth soccer in El Salvador, bringing together Medical Doctors, Rehabilitation Professionals, Trainers and Coaches from around the country to teach and progress the health and welfare of their players.  He continues to work numerous soccer clubs in the Southern California area, consulting on training regimens, injury prevention programs and rehabilitation from injury.    In his practice, Barry continues to see all general orthopedic conditions and patients of all ages.  He relies on using a variety of techniques and approaches, incorporating Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFR), Mulligan Mobilization, in conjunction with focused exercises in his daily practice for many diagnoses and intervention strategies.  “Using this combination mobilization, manipulation, other manual therapy techniques and corrective exercises facilitates movement restoration to progress the client/athlete to the highest level of function.”  Barry continues to stay active participating in various societies and research activities.  He collaborate with the Ortho Biomechanics Laboratory, Congress Medical Foundation, collaborates and participating discipline of the Congress Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship for orthopedic surgeons, serves as an active member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM),  the American Society for Shoulder and Elbow Therapists (ASSET)  and is on the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy.

As a full-time clinician, Barry looks forward to meeting you when you are in the clinic make sure you are getting back to full health.  Please reach out to me when you are with us, I’d like to opportunity to say “hi”!

PASADENA

ANDRE VAN COMMENEE, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist | Pasadena

Andre van Commenee has a unique career as he has worked as a Physical Therapist at the Olympic Games, the World Cup Soccer Final, and the World Championships Track & Field. Previously he has treated as a one-time consultant or main therapist, 18 Olympic and World Champions in 6 different sports. He also has treated many celebrities, and worked on several movies including “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”. Andre was a staff member at the UCLA Sports Rehabilitation Center and he has provided his expertise for companies including Sony Pictures, the British National Track & Field Team, Chivas USA, and the Nike Fitness Academy. As a young athlete he competed for the Dutch National Track & Field Team in Decathlon. He became a Physical Therapist in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and got his Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy in the States.

ALLYSON ANDREINI
Physical Therapist | Pasadena

KHIEM SI BAHN
Physical Therapist | Pasadena

STACY RAMIREZ
Physical Therapy Assistant | Pasadena

MAGID MIRGHANI, PTA 
Physical Therapy Assistant | Pasadena

Magid graduated from California State University Los Angeles with his Bachelor’s of Exercise Science in 2016 and earned his Physical Therapy Assistant degree from CBD College in 2018. He gained experience rotating in inpatient skilled nursing facilites and an outpatient center. Magid is fluent in English, Tagalog, and Ilocano, and he is currently working on his Spanish. He enjoys watching sports and traveling. Magid is enthusiastic about helping patients improve their mobility and manage their injuries to ensure that they receive the rehabilitation care that they need.

KYLE LUONG, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist | Pasadena

Kyle’s interest in fitness and experience recovering from an ACL injury and reconstruction surgery got him started in the field of physical therapy. He obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from California State University, Long Beach. During his time at CSULB, Kyle researched the amount of calf muscle activation in various exercises used in rehabilitation settings using needle electromyography and motion analysis software. Shortly after graduating from Physical therapy school he elected to specialize in orthopedics and attended a 1-year residency program offered by a partnership between the University of Southern California and Intech rehabilitation group located in Beijing, China. While in Beijing he had the amazing opportunity to learn mandarin while treating a variety of people ranging from patients with chronic neck and back pain to Olympic level athletes. Kyle utilizes both a passive and active approach to physical therapy by combining manual techniques with exercises customized for the individual to guide his patient’s towards their personal goals.

ARCADIA

TIM CENTOLA, MPT
Physical Therapist | Arcadia

Tim received an associate degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from De Anza College in 1987 and worked as an assistant for ten years. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Physical Therapy (MPT) from California State University, Fresno in 1997. He has experience in varying clinical settings, including acute hospital, skilled nursing, acute, and acute and outpatient rehabilitation for neurological and orthopedic disorders. Tim specializes in vestibular and balance disorders and is a member of the Vestibular Disorder Association. After 11 years at Methodist Hospital of Southern California, he joined Elite Motion and leads our Balance/Vestibular Program. Tim enjoys mountain biking in the San Gabriel Mountains and traveling around the world.

CLINTON DOYLE, PTA 
Physical Therapy Assistant | Arcadia

Clinton Doyle has been a physical therapist assistant for 8 years with a variety of clinical experiences ranging from inpatient rehab to his current position in outpatient physical therapy at Elite Motion. Clinton received his education for being a physical therapy assistant from The Professional Skills Institute (PSI) in Toledo, Ohio. Prior to his career in therapy, Clinton completed the Ford ASSET program at Owens Community College and worked at mostly Ford dealerships as a service technician. Clinton is an avid ballroom dancer and also enjoys playing trombone.

CHI TSO, PT
Physical Therapist | Arcadia

Chi graduated with an honors degree in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University, Canada in 2001. Since graduation, she has taken various continued education courses with interest in Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Mckenzie technique, Mulligan concept, Sahrmann and acupuncture. She has worked for seven years in both orthopedics and neurological settings before moving to California in 2008. Chi is fluent in both English and Cantonese. When out of the clinic, Chi enjoys traveling, skiing, baking, and spending time with her family.

PETROS CHMBTYAN, PTA, CMT
Physical Therapy Assistant | Arcadia

Petros is a Certified Massage Therapist in 2007. He received his Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) degree in 2011 from Concord Career College. He rotated through many different settings, including skilled nursing and inpatient hospital programs. Since becoming a PTA, he has worked in the outpatient orthopedic setting.

HEATHER MARTINEZ, PT, DPT, OCS
Physical Therapist | Arcadia

Heather Martinez graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with a pre-medical concentration. At Columbia, she was a teaching assistant in the Department of Psychology and a five time member of Dean’s List. She was a four-time letterman for Columbia’s Varsity Track and Field Team, where she was an Academic All-Ivy nominee and still holds a spot on the All-Time Performance List. Heather then received her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from the University of Southern California. At USC, she was a two time recipient of the Departmental Award for Academic Excellence. She received her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) designation from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2008, and is also an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and an APTA Certified Clinical Instructor. She has taken numerous continuing education courses on topics such as advanced management of the spine and pelvic girdle, advanced management of the hip, post-operative shoulder and knee rehabilitation, advanced Kinesiotaping, instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, prenatal/postpartum Pilates, and sports physical therapy. She resides in the San Gabriel Valley with her husband and three sons.

DEAN CHUNG 
Physical Therapist | Arcadia

AYESHA KAHN HAWKINS 
Physical Therapist | Arcadia

BERNARD FELIPE
Physical Therapy Assistant | Arcadia