Amber Richard, DPT

“My own special interest is in dance medicine; my hobbies include teaching dance and performing as an aerial acrobat. For dancers, athletes, and all people, suffering an injury can be devastating from a physical and emotional standpoint. This is why I feel strongly about working with individuals to help them prevent and recover from injuries that can affect their livelihood and wellbeing. I employ a combination of manual therapy, patient education, and therapeutic exercise to achieve each person’s individualized goals. I am passionate about helping each patient return to the activities he or she loves!”

Professional Licensure & Certification
  • Licensed Physical Therapist, state of California
  • Mat I and II Pilates Instructor
  • Myofascial Decompression trained, Levels 1 & 2
  • Running Analysis trained
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) Technique trained, Full Body Level 1
  • Continuing education focus on vestibular rehabilitation, treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, and hip pathologies
  • Scoliosis assessment and treatment
  • CPR Certified by the American Heart Association
Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Bachelor of Arts in Dance, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California


Activities & Community
  • Ballet, modern and jazz dance
  • Aerial arts in silks, lyra and hammock
“Post-session, I felt totally adjusted from head to toe, even though we mostly worked on the neck, cervical vertebrae and their stabilizing muscles. By resetting my neck, I experienced a new sense of center and neural connections throughout my whole body. Even as a bodyworker that does this for others everyday, it is invaluable to be reminded where your personal center is. It’s hard to do it for myself! I deeply appreciate the corrections and knowledge both Amber and Aileen had to offer.
As a massage therapist, I can be picky about hands-on bodywork. Amber’s manual skills are beyond amazing. She automatically gets to the heart of the matter – the only person I trust to work directly on my vertebrae. Her mobilizations are like a little bit of heaven.” – Daniel D.

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