Fusion Wellness and Physical Therapy is dedicated to restoring the physical, emotional and sexual wellbeing of our patients. Our best practices include individualized evidence based treatment interventions in a one on one caring and compassionate environment to achieve the highest outcomes for each individual. We are dedicated in improving accessibility of care and healthy lifestyles in the communities we serve through our education programs, social media, and grant funding.
Heather (she/her/hers) is a recognized expert in the field of improving women's health through physical therapy, and she is the author of Sex Without Pain: A Self-Treatment Guide To The Sex Life You Deserve. She is the President-Elect of the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. She has also been a featured guest on the award-winning Sex With Emily podcast and Sirius XM show, Health, Cosmopolitan, Livestrong, Buzzfeed, Loveline with Mike and Dr. Drew, Mom.me, ABC Radio and may others.
She has also been a contributor to ICA Update, L.A. Parent Magazine and the International Childbirth Education Association Journal, where she hosted a long-running quarterly column entitled "Perinatal Wellness", and she has been a guest blogger multiple times for the Women's Health Foundation.
Her book on self treatment of female sexual pain is featured as a recommended resource in Dr. Amy Stein, PT and Dr. Iris Orbuch, MD's book Beating Endo. Her passion to providing quality care extends from girls with abdominal and pelvic pain, to pregnant moms, to postpartum athletes to olympians - and everywhere in between.
Laureen (she/her/hers) is an accomplished physical therapist with over 35 years of clinical and supervisory experience. Born and raised on Oahu, Hawaii, she received a degree in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in Chicago and a Bachelors of Science in Health Education from California State University, Long Beach.
She has a strong clinical interest in orthopedics and neurological disorders, including men’s and women’s health and pelvic floor dysfunctions. She has worked closely for over 23 years with the Cancer Center and Colorectal Institute of Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center, and is a certified lymphedema therapist. Working there she specialized in pelvic floor disorders and she was a frequent guest speaker at breast and prostate cancer support groups as well as other community education seminars.
Lisa (she/her/hers) began her passion in outpatient rehabilitation in 2004 while working as an aide and later as a certified personal trainer. Lisa graduated in 2010 from Cal State University of Northridge with a degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise physiology. In 2013, she received her Master’s degree in physical therapy from Cal State University of Northridge.
She began her career as a physical therapist in general orthopedics with focus in chronic pain conditions. After having children of her own, she soon discovered her passion for pelvic floor physical therapy. Lisa enjoys treating women’s health populations, with particular interest in treating pelvic floor dysfunction.
Kasia (she/ her/ hers) earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Mount Saint Mary’s University, and her Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Santa Cruz. She has established herself as a compassionate, effective, and respected clinician treating pelvic floor and women's health, orthopedic, neurological, and sports-related injuries and conditions.
Kasia utilizes a whole-body, whole-person treatment approach that is unique to each patient and is focused not only on improving pain and difficulty with activities, but also getting them back to doing what they love. She empowers her patients to become an integral part of their recovery and healing process through providing education, self-care, meaningful goal setting, and incorporating activities that they love into their treatment plan.
Carly graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in psychology and a passion for supporting others. After a personal family experience, she got a glimpse of how influential physical therapists can be in a patient’s recovery and healing. She sought and achieved a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from Chapman University in 2017.
Mary P. Shriver (she/her/hers) is an integral part of the Fusion/Femina team. Her work as a Trauma-Informed, Somatic Stress Therapist (Shake Off Stress) is an invaluable part of the healing journey for many of our patients.
Besides being a Certified Massage Therapist, Mary is a The Resilience Toolkit Certification Trainer, Certified Provider of Tension/Trauma Release Exercises (TRE®), Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator, and holds a B.S. in Psychology from Denison University. She is also trained in the Trauma Resilience Model and Community Resilience Model through the Trauma Resource Institute, Motivational Interviewing for Behavior Change (MINT), Level 1 Resistance Flexibility with Bob Cooley, Pelvic Floor Piston Science from Julie Wiebe, and is a member of the International Pelvic Floor Society.
Iris (she/her/hers) works as a Rehabilitation Assistant and Office Administrator at the Montrose office. Iris earned her Bachelor’s degree at UC Berkeley in 2020 and studied Political Science and Global Public Health. She got her first glimpse into pelvic health in 2018 when she was a patient of pelvic floor physical therapy. Her passion for biomechanics and rehabilitation only grew as she became more involved in research with the UC Berkeley/UC San Francisco Ergonomics Laboratory.