The Prehab Guys
Doctors of Physical Therapy
Strength and Conditioning Specialists
“Optimizing human movement and performance, promoting longevity, and keeping your movement system in tune. Instilling new meaning into Physical Therapy.”
Normally when you think of the term “physical therapy”, what comes to mind? Learning to walk again after a car crash? Recovering from surgery? The standard physical therapy model normally entails rehabilitation after injury. Now, could those same injuries have been prevented? Could that surgery have been avoided? What if you could optimize your human movement system to perform at its peak all the time?
We, The Prehab Guys, want to instill new meaning into the term physical therapy. Physical therapy is the key to preventative rehabilitation or “PREHAB” for short. Physical therapists are human movement consultants. In order to take care of our bodies, we humans seek dentists for oral hygiene, physicians for internal medicine, and eye doctors to preserve our vision. Movement is just another pillar in which care must be given as well.
We are The Prehab Guys, Doctors of Physical Therapy who you can follow and communicate with regarding your movement system. Our mission is to provide accurate information to help you move better to decrease your risk of injury.
Michael Lau, DPT
Michael Lau received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. For his undergraduate studies, he attended the University of California, Los Angeles and studied physiology. Michael recently worked in Beijing, China as part of a team from USC training the first generation of physiotherapists in China, working at the Olympic Bird’s Nest and Water Cube. Michael has worked at numerous sports and orthopedic clinics in the Los Angeles area, including Kaiser West Los Angeles, Paulseth and Associates Physical Therapy, Harbor Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, Torrance Physical Therapy, and Weihner and Associations Physical Therapy. Michael holds certifications as a NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist, in Niel Asher Technique, and in IASTM from SmartTools.
Arash Rex Maghsoodi, DPT
Arash Maghsoodi received his Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from San Diego State University. After sustaining a career-ending ankle sprain while playing collegiate soccer, he realized how disabling and life-altering injuries can be. Arash currently resides in Los Angeles and is in his final year as a Doctor of Physical Therapy Candidate at the University of Southern California. He has had clinical clerkships primarily in the orthopedic and sports setting including: Glendale Adventist Medical Center (TWC), California Rehab & Sports Therapy, Lavayen PT, & USC PT Associates. He is currently in his final clinical rotation at Kaiser Sunset. Arash is keeping the family legacy of becoming a physical therapist, as his mother is a practicing clinician of 30 years in the Orange County area.
Craig Lindell, DPT
Craig Lindell received his Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from the Pennsylvania State University and is currently in his final year as a Doctor of Physical Therapy Candidate at the University of Southern California. Craig is currently at one of USC’s faculty practices located in Los Angeles, California. Craig has completed clinical affiliations in numerous physical therapy settings including orthopedics, sports, neurology, oncology, pediatrics, and cardiopulmonary at locations including Keck USC, UCSD Medical Center, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. Craig has experience with movement disorders and stroke rehabilitation, and is a Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR!) certified therapist. Craig has a special interest in golf, crossfit, and neurologic rehabilitation.
Editor – Zach Johnston, DPT
Zach Johnston received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California as a member of the Class of 2017. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from the University of California, Berkeley. Zach is currently working as an orthopedic physical therapist at Glendale Adventist Therapy and Wellness Center, where he will begin a residency in January, 2018. He has completed clinical affiliations in numerous physical therapy settings including orthopedics, sports, acute inpatient, pediatrics, and cardiopulmonary physical therapy. When not editing Prehab Guys posts and working as a PT, Zach enjoys rock climbing, playing soccer, hiking, and playing music.