MANHATTAN BEACH AND TORRANCE LOCATIONS

Testimonials

Torrance Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group
Orthopedic Doctors
Physical, Hand & Aquatic Therapy

Two locations:

Torrance
23456 Hawthorne Blvd.,
Suite 300
Torrance, CA 90505-4716

Manhattan Beach
855 Manhattan Beach Blvd.,
Suite 209
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Phone: 310-316-6190
Fax: 310-540-7362



Marlene talks about her spine surgery and hip replacement by Dr. Loddengaard, click here

Dr. James M. Loddengaard talks about Marlene's spine and hip surgeries, as well as treatments for different types of back pain, click here

Jacqui talks about her double hip repair and reconstruction by Dr. Huber, click here

Dr. Glenn J. Huber talks about Jacqui's hip surgeries, how to know when to see an orthopedic doctor, and what to expect when you get there, click here

Jacqueline talks about her shoulder replacement by Dr. Magovern, click here

Dr. Brian Magovern talks about Jacqueline's shoulder surgery and the many treatment options available to people who are considering seeing an orthopedic doctor for shoulder or elbow conditions and injuries, click here

Mark Acres talks about his NBA career and shoulder repair surgeries by Dr. Shrader, click here

Mike Purpus talks about some favorite surfing memories and his two hip replacements by Dr. Shrader, click here

Todd A. Shrader, M.D. talks about Mark's and Mike's surgeries and what patients can expect if they become injured or are considering total or partial joint replacement, click here

Dr. Halikis talks about USAF Maj. John's wrist reconstruction and how he helped him get back to his athletic lifestyle, click here

USAF Maj. John talks about his wrist surgery by Dr. Halikis, click here


"Compassionate care in a professional setting is how I could describe this office... Having PT [physical therapy] and an Open MRI in the same location makes for a lot less running around. Dr. Glenn Huber was fantastic to talk with and quite understanding of pain and discomfort. He respected my wishes to deal with my choices and he gave me a lot to choose from. The MRI was fabulous. After having been stuck in a HMO for the past 11 years, going into a facility that isn't a cattle call was such a pleasure. I never had options to get an Open MRI where I was before, now that is the standard. When I mention this office to others, they all agree: one of the best in the South Bay. And trust me, I've had over 12 orthopedic surgeries, rehab, etc. so I have plenty of experience to draw from." –Karin, yelp.com

"Over the last 4 years I've had carpal tunnel surgery with Dr. Halikis and recently shoulder surgery with Dr.Huber. Bad run of luck, but thank goodness I had the most competent doctors to take care of me. I'm on the mend because of these great doctors. Every doctor I have seen has been best!!!! Professional, compassionate and they definitely know their business. Dr. Huber had me go to Aquatic Physical Therapy, which helped my shoulder tremendously. Would recommend to all. Their approach is thought through and precise. I have trust in these doctors' competency and overall bedside manner. Oh, their office personnel are also very helpful. Each doctor has a secretary to handle patient needs along with departments that handles specific areas of need. Well organized. MRI and Physical Therapy on site is a plus. They changed my life, so hands down - five stars from me!" –Cheryl, yelp.com


Nicholas M. Halikis, M.D.

"Dr. Halikis and his staff know their stuff. I received excellent care throughout my healing process. Once Dr. Halikis worked his surgical skill magic on me, my therapist worked hard to bring my hand back to normal. Cool equipment and exercises gave me a good workout; I always left feeling great! I have absolutely no doubt that I'd be in sad, sad shape had I not been faithful to my therapist appointments, they were *that* important. I highly recommend Dr. Halikis and his team. They were friendly and beyond helpful, each and every one of them." –ratemds.com

"[Dr. Halikis is] very knowledgeable, listens to patients’ concerns and addresses them to satisfaction. Explains everything very well, not rushed or superior acting." –ratemds.com

"As a professional athlete with the Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic, I've had two shoulder surgeries with Dr. Shrader that have been fantastic. Dr. Halikis and Dr. Park also have done super procedures for me as well. My physical therapist Kim Hicks worked wonders in getting my flexibility and range of motion back, and the rest of the staff are top notch in their knowledge and experience. Friendliest staff in the world...I recommend this clinic to everyone!" –Mark, yelp.com

"Over the last 4 years I've had carpal tunnel surgery with Dr. Halikis and recently shoulder surgery with Dr.Huber. Bad run of luck, but thank goodness I had the most competent doctors to take care of me. I'm on the mend because of these great doctors. Every doctor I have seen has been best!!!! Professional, compassionate and they definitely know their business. Dr. Huber had me go to Aquatic Physical Therapy, which helped my shoulder tremendously. Would recommend to all. Their approach is thought through and precise. I have trust in these doctors' competency and overall bedside manner. Oh, their office personnel are also very helpful. Each doctor has a secretary to handle patient needs along with departments that handles specific areas of need. Well organized. MRI and Physical Therapy on site is a plus. They changed my life, so hands down - five stars from me!" –Cheryl, yelp.com

"A bit of a wait to see [Dr. Halikis] each visit, but well worth it, he knows what he's doing. I found the staff to be very friendly and professional. The physical therapy area next door is extremely good, too. Highly recommend." –vitals.com

"I found Dr. Halikis very concerned and exacting. His staff is kind and I never had to wait more than a few minutes. I would recommend him." –vitals.com

"I have also seen Dr. Nicholas Halikis for a trigger finger problem I had. He is also an outstanding doctor. A steroid injection and some physical therapy for that, and I'm good as new; no surgery needed. Office wait times were sometimes lengthy, but the medical group processes many patients there on a daily basis, so I just accepted that and considered myself fortunate to have access to such great doctors." –Denise, yelp.com

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Glenn J. Huber, M.D

"Compassionate care in a professional setting is how I could describe this office... Having PT [physical therapy] and an OPEN MRI in the same location makes for a lot less running around. Dr. Glenn Huber was fantastic to talk with and quite understanding of pain and discomfort. He respected my wishes to deal with my choices and he gave me a lot to choose from. The MRI was fabulous. After having been stuck in a HMO for the past 11 years, going into a facility that isn't a cattle call was such a pleasure. I never had options to get an Open MRI where I was before, now that is the standard. When I mention this office to others, they all agree: one of the best in the South Bay. And trust me, I've had over 12 orthopedic surgeries, rehab, etc. so I have plenty of experience to draw from." –Karin, yelp.com

"I love Dr. Huber along with his secretary Rachel; they always addressed my needs in a timely manner. I had a total hip replacement surgery and I have never had a moment of pain! I know it sounds miraculous but even though I was told to press the pain button whether I needed it or not, on the second day after surgery my PT [physical therapist] asked have you had any pain? I said no. He said then why are you pressing the pain button I said because they told me to do it. I immediately had that removed. I went to the transition center used no pain pain meds and have not used any and now I'm coming off the cane after 5 weeks. Thanks Dr. Huber and kisses to your dad who assisted in my surgery." –ratemds.com

"I was very pleased with Dr. Huber and his staff. Although there is a wait for his appointments it is purely due to his surgery schedules. I think he is very patient, very knowledgeable and doesn't rush you to make any decisions. I had a hip arthroscopy and I was absolutely shocked at how little pain and discomfort I feel being a week after the procedure. Dr. Huber was very helpful with his advise, especially about not rushing the recovery process and get off the crutches too soon. I can see why some would stop using crutches after 3-4 days because of the lack of any post operative symptoms... Dr. Huber has privileges at 2 great hospitals in the South Bay. He's great!" –ratemds.com

"I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Huber. I consulted him after a previous doctor had failed to diagnose my condition and he was amazing. He took time to answer all my questions and examine me thoroughly at every visit." –ratemds.com

"Dr Huber did my ACL MCL meniscus and knee capsule repair two years ago. He has always been compassionate, easy to reach by phone, and spends a lot of time with me. My surgery required several incisions, the longest 4 inches and he meticulously closed it and hid it so it would be as imperceptible as possible. He gives great follow up care and I will use him again." –vitals.com

"My first visit with Dr. Huber was GREAT!! He took his time, answered ALL of my questions, didn't rush me at all. He explained all the different things we can try to help my knee. I am so glad that I found him. Wonderful experience." –vitals.com

"[Dr. Huber is] very patient friendly and does not try to rush you out. Takes the time to answer all your questions." –vitals.com

"Over the last 4 years I've had back surgery with Dr. Rogers, carpal tunnel surgery with Dr. Halikis and recently shoulder surgery with Dr.Huber. Bad run of luck, but thank goodness I had the most competent doctors to take care of me. I'm on the mend because of these great doctors. Every doctor I have seen has been best!!!! Professional, compassionate and they definitely know their business. Dr. Huber had me go to Aquatic Physical Therapy, which helped my shoulder tremendously. Would recommend to all. Their approach is thought through and precise. I have trust in these doctors' competency and overall bedside manner. Oh, their office personnel are also very helpful. Each doctor has a secretary to handle patient needs along with departments that handles specific areas of need. Well organized. MRI and Physical Therapy on site is a plus. They changed my life, so hands down - five stars from me!" –Cheryl, yelp.com

"I had a big tear on my rotator cuff and Dr. Huber fixed it. I'm happy with his services! The physical therapy department is a group of energetic professionals who provides the best PT services!" –S, yelp.com

"A very compassionate and knowledgeable doctor. He took very good care of my mother and explained everything beforehand. One of the best!" –Kelly, yelp.com

"My girlfriend loved Dr. Huber and referred me to him for a second opinion. I was impressed with his knowledge, communication skills, and empathy. His personal experience includes double hip replacement, so he is sympathetic to his patients. I ended up referring yet another person to him, and she too reported that she liked him. Even though I have limited personal experience with him, I feel confident based on the reports of two people I know well that I can give him 5 stars." –Brent, yelp.com

"I have had 2 hip arthroscopies with Dr. Huber over the last 3 years. The first was to repair to a torn labrum that had happened 3 years ago. I had seen 4 orthopedic (supposed) specialists prior to visiting Dr. Huber. Upon my first visit and review of my case history and recent MRI/X-rays, he declared "you have a textbook labral tear." About 10 days later I was in for surgery and he was exactly correct! That surgery restored my life! Unfortunately, due to the shoddy (lack of) care I had received prior to Huber plus a genetic disposition, my hip [cartilage] has continued to degrade and I’ve had to undergo surgery again. However, less than 3 weeks later I was back on my bike for a 56-mile ride! Dr. Huber is a fantastic surgeon who really cares. He is genuinely concerned about his patients and his surgical skills are amazing! I would recommend him for hip arthroscopy without any reservations!" –ratemds.com

"I would recommend Dr. Glenn Huber to anyone. The first time I met him was when I was being a hysterical mother due to my 10-year-old son badly fracturing both bones in his lower arm at school. Dr. Huber was amazing. He calmed me down, explained the surgery to both my son and me in terms that he could understand. The surgery went fantastic and he called to follow up with us more than once in the following days. My son’s arm is as good as new thanks to Dr. Huber. He is an amazing surgeon, an amazing doctor and an even more amazing person. I am so thankful he was on call for the hospital that night. Since my son’s surgery with Dr. Huber, I personally am taking advantage of the other doctors in the office for my back problems as well. Thank you Torrance Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group!" –vitals.com

"Accurate diagnosis of torn meniscus and Baker’s cyst and repair of both. Healed perfectly." –vitals.com

"Dr. Huber always presents you with all your options and explains everything completely. He never pressures you and for a surgeon tries to avoid surgery whenever possible which is refreshing. He is up to date on all the latest and greatest and is very personable and compassionate. Always had great experiences with him. The wait can be a little long in the office, but that is typical in most doctors offices and trust me it is worth the wait." –vitals.com

"I have found Dr. Huber easy to talk to and appreciate his explaining everything in detail as well as answering any questions. Worth 5 stars to me." –Sandy, yelp.com

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James M. Loddengaard, M.D.

"I have been a patient of Dr. Loddengaard on several different occasions and have always had nothing but professional and caring service from the doctor and his office staff. During my most recent visit, the doctor prescribed physical therapy and suggested I try the P.T. [physical therapy] office located within this practice. I must say that I have never met or dealt with a more caring and professional group of people. They made me feel as if I was a part of the team with the goal being my recovery. They made P.T. fun and kept me looking forward to the next session. If one is in need of down to earth, professional, and compassionate care, I recommend giving these people a shot...you will not regret it." –Rob, yelp.com

"After suffering from lower back pain for many years and seeing chiropractors, still no relief finally made an appt., decided to do my disc surgery the best decision ever...no pain since then. I highly recommend Dr. Loddengard." –vitals.com

"I presented with a herniated disc. I had been in extreme pain for a month before making an appointment having been misdirected to a chiropractor. This doctor [Dr. Loddengaard] was great. Quick diagnosis and successful surgery. He answered all questions thoroughly and in a manner to instill confidence." –vitals.com

"Dr. Loddengaard [is] unlike other surgeons before him, read my MRI differently and surprised and delighted me by saying I didn't need surgery after all and it wouldn't help (he read the cross section of the spine). PS. Another surgeon said I'd be paralyzed without surgery." –Linda, yelp.com

"Dr. James Loddengaard and Jane,
I finally have some time to write now that I’m resting with my ankle elevated for such a long time period :) I just wanted to thank both of you for working with me the other week when I was on the mainland for such a short time and y’all were able to fit me in so last minute and get me in to see Dr. Park as well. I know y’all work with a lot of patients and are very busy. So that I was able to be seen and have recommendations in such a small amount of time just meant the world! Even though I’m going to be very limited physically for the next month, I am extremely thankful to have had my ankle surgery last week and should be on the road to recovery for a while. I just wanted you both to know I really appreciate you both and the work y’all did to help me start figuring out the process to healing. Thanks!" –Anne, via letter

"Dr. Loddengaard and staff,
Thank you for fixing my back. No pain, big gain!" –James, via letter

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Brian Magovern, M.D.

"Doctor Brian Magovern spent a good amount of quality, efficient time with me explaining my condition (AC shoulder joint and possible rotator cuff tear), that their shot therapy was NOT in my best interest for my particular condition, advised me on what to do (and not to do) to self-heal, and demonstrated proper form for exercises. He agreed with a prior diagnosis given by another orthopedic surgeon, and even indicated I likely have a self-healing tear or abrasion in my rotator cuff which was not diagnosed by the other doctor, but was indicated in my past PT. As for the staff I rate them an A+ for my experience. This office has a full-fledged therapy unit, and multiple doctors seeing pre-op patients so they likely do a rather large volume. Given the number (low) of bad office staff reviews combined with the good amount of time the Doctor spent with me I am guessing these few unhappy folks are the vast minority. For fast food I would want quick, but for medical advice lets get serious people... rushing is not in your best interest. Please give these folks a try, I highly recommend their services which is why I already booked my next appointment with them! Thank you all for a great experience!" –John, yelp.com

"Going to the doctor usually sucks, at least in my experience. I was [referred] here by an old coworker of mine who dislocated his shoulder 11 different times (no joke) and I’m glad I took his advice. I’ve been suffering from a shoulder injury for about a year now and neglected getting it checked out. Fed up with my shoulder, I booked an appointment and was scheduled out in two days (good availability). I arrived on time and had to fill out the paperwork but was helped quickly. The location itself is beautiful and the staff is really nice, I literally waited five minutes after paperwork and got some x-rays taken. Dr. Brian Magovern was straight to the point and exuded confidence in a way that really reassured me. I’m kind of a control freak sometimes but it was really nice to have someone who knew so much about my issue tell me that I'm going to be all right and that there is a solution. Being an uninsured patient, Dr. Magovern was really cool about working with me and I felt really well taken care of. I usually don’t trust many people with my health but the doc was honest, sincere and took the time to explain my options. After a year of pain, I’m glad to know that I'm finally on the right path. Thank you!" –Juan Carlos, yelp.com

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Kenneth Park, M.D.

"I am writing to thank you for the medical treatment you performed for [my child]. This was the first traumatic incident for one of our children, and I wanted you to know how much we appreciated all of your work. Our Louisville, Kentucky orthopedist has called your work ‘perfect.’ The renowned specialists at Kleinert & Kutz have also been impressed. As a token of our appreciation, I have secured a special honor on your behalf. The honor, a Kentucky Colonel, is an honor the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky can bestow on individuals. [Redacted to comply with HIPAA.] Please look me up if you are ever in Louisville, and please thank your staff for how quickly they provided [my child’s] records to our medical providers in Kentucky." –Andrew

"I would give Dr. Kenneth Park high marks. He is thoughtful, thorough and informative." –Charlotte, yelp.com

"If you have foot and ankle issues, I HIGHLY recommend you see Dr. Kenneth Park and get therapy from Travis in the PT [physical therapy] department. I have had issues with my right foot (broken 5th metatarsal, fractured fibula, sprains, etc.) for years. I finally did it to myself and rolled my ankle so hard that I ended up with a very rare nerve injury. Dr. Park had an instinct about what was wrong, did some research, confirmed his theory and set me up with EXCELLENT leg braces and a strong physical therapy program. In the last few weeks, I have made great progress and I am so thankful that I went to this facility. In fact, I went to another orthopedic doctor who was treating me for a knee problem and he recommended Dr. Park to me. I think that says it all." –Alexandra, yelp.com

"As a professional athlete with the Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic, I've had two shoulder surgeries with Dr. Shrader that have been fantastic. Dr. Halikis and Dr. Park also have done super procedures for me as well. My physical therapist Kim Hicks worked wonders in getting my flexibility and range of motion back, and the rest of the staff are top notch in their knowledge and experience. Friendliest staff in the world...I recommend this clinic to everyone!" –Mark, yelp.com

"[Dr. Park is an] excellent and compassionate doctor, very thorough." –ratemds.com

"[Dr. Park is a] good doctor. He genuinely cares. He is very attentive, and I believe in his knowledge of knees. I would let him operate if necessary for a meniscus tear. I have seen him numerous times for care." –Nancy, vitals.com

"I was diagnosed in 1996 with temporal lobe epilepsy. I endured 15 to 20 seizures per day... In 1999 I underwent surgery to remove scar tissue on the brain. In 2005 I had a vagus nerve stimulator implanted. Due to the brain surgery my left side became neurologically impaired and I sat in a wheelchair for four years and lived in a nursing home. My knee suffered degenerative bone loss and my left foot became deformed due to the same surgery. I weighed 217 pounds because of seizure medications and a gastro intestinal feeding tube. I was not allowed to stand or walk on my own. I could not hold a spoon, feed myself or go to the bathroom, dress myself or contribute to society in any meaningful way.Today, I am so thrilled to be able to walk unassisted in [the L.A.] marathon with my new left foot, magically reconstructed by Dr. Kenneth Park, as well as my amazing knee replacement by the wonderful Dr. Todd Schrader, both at Torrance Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group." -Claire O'Keefe, excerpted from her fundraising page on crowdrise.com

"I came to see Dr. Kenneth Park on recommendation from my physical therapist. I had a foot/ankle issue that came out of nowhere and was lasting far too long. After my first doctor brushed it off and said it just needed time, I came here. Immediately upon meeting Dr. Park I could tell I was much better off than with my first doctor. My favorite part is that he actually listens, but beyond that is he very invested in helping you get better, even if the answer to the problem is not immediately obvious. He took the time to show me my MRI results and really explain what he was seeing. And ultimately discovered that the orthotics the first doctor prescribed me were keeping me from getting better. While my foot is not quite back to 100% it’s pretty close and it wouldn’t be anywhere near that without Dr. Park. I do expect with a little more time it will be all better. For me, it’s not even a question as to whether you should see him or another doctor." –Alyse, yelp.com

"Feel free to listen to the other reviewers about customer service and what not, but the actual doctors and physical therapists at Torrance Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine are top-notch. I am under 20 years old, so I’m really young to have bunions, so I was nervous about seeing a doctor about them because I knew it would probably mean surgery. I ended up seeing Dr. Kenneth Park, and he made the experience way less scary and much more positive than I ever thought it could be. I had no issues after my surgery, and every appointment after my surgery was perfect. I sometimes had to wait for a little while in the waiting room, but the quality of care and compassion shown to me greatly superseded waiting in the very pleasant waiting room. After I got my cast off, I was introduced into their AMAZING physical therapy department. All of the therapists are really nice and qualified. I had the supreme pleasure to work with Brigitte and Derriel, who made the recovery process so much more fun. They never stopped motivating me and I could not keep a smile off my face while I was there. I would not be where I am today physically without everyone at Torrance Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine, and for that I am eternally grateful. :)" –Sarah, yelp.com

"Dr. Park is wonderful! He’s gentle, smart, positive, and he made me feel relaxed and not worried about my feet. Thanks. P.S. He’s very competent." –Linda, via letter

"Dr. Park and Christina,
Although being in my cabin with my ankle elevated for days isn’t my first choice of activities, I am incredibly thankful to be in this state of recovery. I am trying to take advantage of my time to play a lot of catch-up on reading, letters, and some TV shows I’ve missed lately. I wanted to say thank you to both of you for fitting me into your busy schedules and putting up with my many calls and questions. I am very thankful God blessed me with a doctor and admin who have been so helpful and kind during this time. So thank you both for everything. I look forward to seeing y’all in a couple of weeks for the follow up! Take care." –Anne, via letter

"Dr. Kenneth [Park] is very patient and considerate. He truly cares about his patient. He’s honest and provides his patient with the pro and cons of performing surgery. He respects his patients’ opinions. He spends more than adequate time with his patients. He even showed me the video of my surgery and explained every detail of what was performed. He is a true gem… and his assistant, Christina is also a gem!!! The entire staff is courteous and very professional. Even their physical therapy staff is outstanding." –vitals.com

"Dr. Park is the best! He is very kind, has a great bedside manner, is incredibly knowledgeable, and answers questions/emails promptly. I trust him implicitly and know he puts his patients first. I just had PRP done on my Achilles and he performed the procedure expertly and efficiently. I highly recommend Dr. Park and would not go anywhere else." –Judy, yelp.com

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Todd A. Shrader. M.D.

"I had a total knee replacement and 6 months later a total hip replacement surgery done by Dr. Todd Shrader. I could not be happier and more satisfied with the treatment and the result and highly recommend this office. The PT [physical therapy] department next door and its therapists deserve high marks as well." –Isolde, yelp.com

"I had 2 shoulder surgeries by Dr. Todd Shrader and had months of physical therapy with Kim Hicks. The care I received from both Dr. Shrader and Kim Hicks was extraordinary. They were very caring, gentle, and successful. Dr. Shrader and Kim Hicks are both very professional and their office is run like a finely oiled machine from scheduling the surgeries to the flexibility I was given when needed in physical therapy. Kim Hicks was always positive, cheerful, and professional. Some days I would come in having pain and not wanting to be there. Kim's smiling face and good nature always cheered me up. She always used several modalities that eased my pain and enabled me to make progress. I would definitely highly recommend both of them and have made a 100% recovery." –Dawn, yelp.com

"When my daughter broke her elbow, I was very impressed with Dr. Shrader’s complete exam. I was afraid she would need surgery but this doctor took the conservative route. After her days in a cast and following physical therapy, she has full range of motion and complete recovery." –ratemds.com

"I recently had a total knee replacement with Dr. Shrader. There were no surprises and I knew exactly what to expect at the hospital! My post op visit went great and I was very excited to show him my progress! The staff has been kind, courteous and very efficient! I highly recommend Dr. Shrader and his staff! Next year he will be doing my other knee!" –vitals.com

"I saw [Dr. Shrader] for a second opinion and he spent a lot of time with me and talked about all the options. His advice has so far worked well for me and I recommend him." –vitals.com

"Highly recommend [Dr. Shrader. He] diagnosed, explained, done... no issues. Great bedside manner. Top notch care." –vitals.com

"As a professional athlete with the Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic, I've had two shoulder surgeries with Dr. Shrader that have been fantastic. Dr. Halikis and Dr. Park also have done super procedures for me as well. My physical therapist Kim Hicks worked wonders in getting my flexibility and range of motion back, and the rest of the staff are top notch in their knowledge and experience. Friendliest staff in the world...I recommend this clinic to everyone!" –Mark, yelp.com

"I was diagnosed in 1996 with temporal lobe epilepsy. I endured 15 to 20 seizures per day... In 1999 I underwent surgery to remove scar tissue on the brain. In 2005 I had a vagus nerve stimulator implanted. Due to the brain surgery my left side became neurologically impaired and I sat in a wheelchair for four years and lived in a nursing home. My knee suffered degenerative bone loss and my left foot became deformed due to the same surgery. I weighed 217 pounds because of seizure medications and a gastro intestinal feeding tube. I was not allowed to stand or walk on my own. I could not hold a spoon, feed myself or go to the bathroom, dress myself or contribute to society in any meaningful way.Today, I am so thrilled to be able to walk unassisted in [the L.A.] marathon with my new left foot, magically reconstructed by Dr. Kenneth Park, as well as my amazing knee replacement by the wonderful Dr. Todd Schrader, both at Torrance Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group." -Claire O'Keefe, excerpted from her fundraising page on crowdrise.com

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Physical Therapy Team

"The Physical Therapy department for this group is fantastic! I have been to other PT offices and never had the results and watchful care that I received here. Sarah Belcher was my PT and she was excellent. At first I was skeptical of her concern for my posture when I was having neck problems and tons of migraines. But she was so right! Now my headaches are rare and I know what to do to get rid of them or prevent them most of the time. She saved me from some drastic surgery a previous doctor recommended. I found that all the staff there watch you very carefully to be sure you always do your exercises correctly to get the best results without any negative results. I have never been so thoroughly watched and coached like this -- it really makes a difference in getting the correct movements learned and changing the bad habits. I totally trust the work done here and recommend the PT to anyone. Ask for Sarah and you will get great results, I am sure!" –Eileen, yelp.com

"Dr. Halikis and his staff know their stuff, I received excellent care throughout my healing process. Once Dr. Halikis worked his surgical skill magic on me, my therapist worked hard to bring my hand back to normal. Cool equipment and exercises gave me a good workout; I always left feeling great! I have absolutely no doubt that I'd be in sad, sad shape had I not been faithful to my therapist appointments, they were *that* important. I highly recommend Dr. Halikis and his team. They were friendly and beyond helpful, each and every one of them." –ratemds.com

"I have Been a patient of Dr. Loddengaard on several different occasions and have always had nothing but professional and caring service from the Dr and his office staff. During my most recent visit, the Dr. prescribed physical therapy and suggested I try the P.T. [physical therapy] office located within this practice. I must say that I have never met or dealt with a more caring and professional group of people. They made me feel as if I was a part of the team with the goal being my recovery. They made P.T. fun and kept me looking forward to the next session. If one is in need of down to earth, professional, and compassionate care, I recommend giving these people a shot...you will not regret it." –Rob, yelp.com

"I had a total knee replacement and 6 months later a total hip replacement surgery done by Dr. Todd Shrader. I could not be happier and more satisfied with the treatment and the result and highly recommend this office. The PT [physical therapy] department next door and its therapists deserve high marks as well." –Isolde, yelp.com

"I had 2 shoulder surgeries by Dr. Todd Shrader and had months of physical therapy with Kim Hicks. The care I received from both Dr. Shrader and Kim Hicks was extraordinary. They were very caring, gentle, and successful. Dr. Shrader and Kim Hicks are both very professional and their office is run like a finely oiled machine from scheduling the surgeries to the flexibility I was given when needed in physical therapy. Kim Hicks was always positive, cheerful, and professional. Some days I would come in having pain and not wanting to be there. Kim's smiling face and good nature always cheered me up. She always used several modalities that eased my pain and enabled me to make progress. I would definitely highly recommend both of them and have made a 100% recovery." –Dawn, yelp.com

"As a professional athlete with the Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic, I've had two shoulder surgeries with Dr. Shrader that have been fantastic. Dr. Halikis and Dr. Park also have done super procedures for me as well. My physical therapist Kim Hicks worked wonders in getting my flexibility and range of motion back, and the rest of the staff are top notch in their knowledge and experience. Friendliest staff in the world...I recommend this clinic to everyone!" –Mark, yelp.com

"I had a big tear on my rotator cuff and Dr. Huber fixed it. I'm happy with his services! The physical therapy department is a group of energetic professionals who provides the best PT services!" –S, yelp.com

"I am making progress with the help and treatment provided by the doctors and physical therapy staff. Although the progress is sometimes slower that I would like to to be, the people do supply support and exercises to get me to be functioning and on my own. I have explained my goals to them and each doctor, therapist and staff member have worked to help me reach them." –Laura, yelp.com

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