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
Education
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
Testimonials
“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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