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  • 19000 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 300
  • Torrance Physical Therapy

Torrance

Sasha Edwards

Front Office Manager

Eloise Herrera

Front Office

Eddie Barragan

PT Aide

Doug Tucker

PT Aide

Ron Satow

Why I am a Physical Therapist

Having graduated from physical therapy school in 1981, I experienced the development of the physical therapy profession first hand. (See below for the experiences I enjoyed) Presently, I am able to share my hard earned knowledge with my physical therapy staff and students. But the true beneficiaries are my patients. Every patient is different and their issues are unique, yet somewhere in my 35 year career I have experienced a similar issue. This familiarity gives me great confidence in helping my patients on their journey to recovery.

Professional experiences

Ron Satow, PT, OCS graduated from CSU Northridge / UCLA’s physical therapy program in 1981. He first started his career at Santa Monica College as an athletic trainer. In 1984 he volunteered his services to the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee as the Athletic Training Coordinator for the men’s and women’s marathon. While in Santa Monica he opened an office within the Pritikin Longevity Center, taught “Understanding injuries of the aerobic athlete” through UCLA’s extension fitness department, and worked for the “CoolMax” triathlon team.

 

Ron then moved to Mammoth Lakes, CA, where he was the director of physical therapy for the Mammoth Centinela Hospital. There he worked with Mammoth Mountain Ski Corporation in developing and implementing the “Mammoth Physicals”. A program he also implemented at Heavenly Ski Corporation and Steamboat Springs Ski Corporation.

 

Always striving to stay abreast of his profession, Ron left Mammoth to enroll in the Kaiser West Los Angeles Orthopedic Residency. This one year residency provided advanced studies in Manual Therapy and Movement sciences. After graduation Ron sat for and passed board certification in orthopedic physical therapy. He then accepted the position of Clinical Supervisor in HealthCare Partners Physical Therapy department. At HealthCare Partners he lead the department to developing it’s own residency program which was accredited by the APTA, one of only seven accredited residency programs in the nation. Ron co-ventured Torrance Physical Therapy with PRN in 2003.

PT, OCS

Ernest Filart

Why am I a Physical Therapist?

When my grandfather fell resulting in a fractured cervical vertebrate, I was initially disheartened. That feeling quickly changed to inspiration when I visited him in the hospital. I can still remember the eagerness and motivation he possessed whenundergoing his own physical therapy rehabilitation to regain the strength he needed to walk and complete his daily activities. I can also vividly recallthe encouraging words and dedication that my grandfather's physical therapist demonstrated during that time to help him accomplish his goals. Since then, I wanted to be a part of that healing process and continue to be inspired.

Combining that experience with myappreciation for science led me to change professions andpursue my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at USC. With the knowledge I obtained, I am determined not only toempower people to help themselvesrecover from their musculoskeletal injuries, but assist them in preventing injuries from occurring in the first place. I believe prevention ofailments iskey to ensuring improved quality of life long term for all.

Continuing Education Commitment

I had the opportunity to completetheHealthCare Partners Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program and the year long USC Orthopedic Boot Camp Seminar Series which allowed me toreceive additionalmentorship from experts in the field of physical therapy. Additionally, I plan to pursue further education with taking the Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization series from Movement Links and the Functional Movement Systems approach, whichwill help further my understanding on how to help people optimize their movement strategies and avoid injury.

Professional and Community Activities

I have had the privilege to participate in a host of volunteer programs over many years with the most recent as a mentor to graduate students while they provided physical therapy services to the under served at the Union Rescue Mission in Downtown Los Angeles. While in school, I also was an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and USC class representative helping promote our profession and increase our utilization during an age of great health care reform. On a more personal note, I spend most of my free time chasing around my 2 young energetic daughters as I am wrapped around their little fingers.

Education Background

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) – University of Southern California (2014)

Masters of Public Health (MPH) - University of Southern California (2005)

Bachelor ofScience, Psychobiology– University of California Los Angeles (1999)

MHS, DPT, OCS
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