One-On-One Attention

From A Licensed & Highly Skilled Physical Therapist

We Focus On The Quality Of Care We Provide Instead Of The Quantity Of Patients We See.
The Best Results in Rehabilitation Are Directly Related To One-On-One Care.

I-Chun Chen (Emma), PT, DPT. Owner

Emma received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Loma Linda University. Emma has had a vibrant career. In her early career, she worked at an elite orthopedic sports medicine institute in Taiwan focus on sports-related injury and post operative rehabilitation where she has been exposed to complete rehab training for ACL, Tommy John, rotator cuff, Labrum etc. During the experiences with different kinds of sports, she uses her knowledge about anatomy and movement science to analyze patient’s symptoms and design treatment programs in patients’ need. Before she came to California, she also devoted herself in launching the concept of Integrated Therapy, combined personal yoga and physical therapy for rehabilitation of patient experiencing chronic pain.

Emma is passionate about working with diverse patient population and collaborating with her patients to provide them the best care for their needs. Emma shows her diligent and self-motivation for learning. Her interest in Intellectual Property drives her to pursued study in law, graduation with a certificate of Entertainment Law from University of Southern California. Emma is fluent in English, Mandarin and Taiwanese. Her multicultural and educational background also contribute extra consideration and caring to patients.

Ryan King, PT, DPT, CSCS

Ryan King joins Cutting Edge Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation with a goal to help each patient achieve a sense of empowerment as they endeavor to improve their quality of life. Ryan received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Azusa Pacific University, all while participating in several internships with such organizations as: Kaiser Permanente at their Baldwin Park and Fontana locations, St Jude’s Rehabilitation for Wellness in Brea, as well as Ashwood Physical Therapy, located in Ventura. Fusing his love for exercise within his professional skill set, Ryan’s personal philosophy for treatment revolves around health, fitness, injury prevention and rehabilitation. To compliment his physical therapy background, Ryan is a certified massage therapist, educated at Santa Barbara Bodyworks and is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. When not in the clinic, Ryan can be found playing and watching sports, especially basketball, barbequing at the beach, curling up with a good book, or thinking of his next move in a game of chess. Ryan and his wife reside in Irvine, where they anxiously await the birth of their first child, a very lucky baby girl. Ryan’s intuitive nature is just another asset to the Cutting Edge Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation clinic!

Mari Patino, PTA

Mari Patino, PTA comes to Cutting Edge Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, PC, ready to inspire with leadership, motivation, and education. Born and raised in Yakima, Washington, Mari attended Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California to pursue a Bachelor's degree in her second love: music. After graduation, Mari began her fitness career, discovering her passion for helping people achieve their personal wellness goals, and decided to further her education. This led her to Stanbridge College, where she became a fully licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. At Cutting Edge Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, PC, Mari peppers each treatment with her instructional style, which focuses on individualized attention that bridges her education in physical therapy with her background in fitness. Her infectious enthusiasm and energy, coupled with her attention to fitness and wellness, is a great asset to our team.

Todd Hartle

Todd Hartle has a broad background to draw on when addressing a patient’s needs. In addition to being a CAMTC Certified Massage Therapist, Todd has his doctorate in Biology and degrees in Anthropology, Psychology, and Education. Todd has participated in athletic activities from classical ballet to boxing, from backcountry snowboarding to ballroom dancing. He has been practicing and studying a variety of styles of yoga for over 20 years with various yogis and courses. Todd’s extensive background creates a completely unique massage and bodywork experience, through a fusion of science, art, and athletics.

Anne Banks

Anne Banks is the Office Assistant for Cutting Edge Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation. PC. Using her previous experiences as a retail manager, Anne ensures that every patient that comes to the office feels comfortable. Anne is currently a student as Cal State Fullerton, where she is majoring in English Literature. She hopes to teach high school one day.

Teri Adler

Teri Adler is Cutting Edge Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, PC’s Office Assistant. Teri is currently a junior at Orange Coast College. From there, Teri hopes to further her career by transferring to Cal State University Long Beach to pursue a degree in Kinesiology. Teri’s welcoming attitude is another part of the Cutting Edge experience.

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