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Dr. Steve Gautreau

Holds a doctorate degree in Chiropractic Science from Southern California University of Health Sciences. His post graduate education has focused on treatment philosophies that created patient independence and rapid return to activity. Unter this philosophy he has become and expert in a leading-edge soft tissue treatment; Active Release Technique. As a competitive endurance athlete, Dr. Gautreau understands the importance on preventative and performance care. Dr. Gautreau remains active within the ACA, CCA, NASM, and the American Academy of Spine Physicians.

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Kent Johnson

Graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.S. in Health and Physical Education and Pre-Physical Therapy. He then obtained a Master's in Applied Anatomy and Physicology from Boston University. Kent is retired from the U.S. Army after 15 years of honorable service as a Combat Medic and Emergency Medical Technician. Kent holds numerous certifications including: NCSA-CSCS, Z-Health Performance Solutions Master Trainer, ACSM-HFI Active Release Technique-Full Body Certified. Kent's Athletic accomplishments include six National Powerlifting Championships and a place on the U.S. World Powerlifting Team in 1995. Some of Kent's national powerlifting records still stand today. Kent applies his immense experience and knowledge to a functional and perfromance therapy model for all his clients.

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Dana Ramirez

Certified Massage Therapist and Hellerwork Since 2004

All of us here at LA Sports Performance Center are very pleased to welcome back Dana Ramirez as our full time massage therapist. Dana was trained at Emperor’s college of Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica California. She has since completed over one thousand hours of continuing education including a focus on Hellerwork. Heller work is a unique and powerful combination of deep tissue structural integration bodywork, movement and dialogue building upon itself through a series of eleven sessions. Experiencing these sessions will help you transform your relationship with your body and how you move.

Dana is also well trained and experienced in Cranial-Sacral, Stone Massage, Pre and Post natal massage, deep tissue and Shiatsu. She has worked with many clients as they contend with serious illness such as Cancer. Light touch massage therapy has been proven to be very effective with relieving the effects of Chemotherapy and other powerful drug based therapies.

As will all our therapists here, Dana is skilled and passionate about her work. She is repeatedly pleased and awed by the immensely positive effects skilled and caring massage can have on her client’s body and mind.

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Sara Pettitt

Acupuncturist

Sara Pettitt, L.Ac., S.E.P. is a licensed acupuncturist , herbalist and nutritionist who specializes in healing the body naturally through a combination of Eastern traditions and modern nutrition.

Her areas of expertise include:

  • Trauma- Emotional and Physical
  • Detoxification
  • Weight Loss
  • Preventative Medicine for Migraines, Cold, Flu, Surgery
  • Pain Management and Elimination
  • Hormonal and Endocrine Disorders Including Infertility, Menopause and PMS
  • Functional Diseases Including Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol, Digestive Disorders (IBS, Crohns, Colitis, etc.), Neurological Disorders (Seizures, MS, Narcolepsy), Acne and Chronic Fatigue

In addition to maintaining her practice and teaching yoga & exercise classes, Sara teaches cooking classes throughout Southern California, and is a sought after motivational speaker on diet and nutrition. She has also edited several educational books for Chinese herbal medicine and trauma.

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Cindy Rosas

Chiropractic Assistant

Graduated from the Career College of America as a certified Medical Assistant. Cindy has applied her knowledge and compassion to a career in the health and wellness field. After gaining experience in several different medical offices she realized her interests were towards a more holistic and complementary setting. Cindy is currently continuing her education towards a certification as a Chiropractic Assistant.