Doctors of Physical Therapy

Dr. Sung Kim, PT, DPT, TPI-Certified 

Dr. Sung Kim graduated from California State University, Northridge in 2003 with his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training. He continued to pursue his education and develop his training by earning his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in May 2007. As a former athlete, he has extensive experience and understanding of sports-related injuries and what it takes to return his patients back to doing what they love. High school and collegiate athletes, weekend warriors, ballet dancers, military personnel, and even professional athletes have benefited from Dr. Kim’s treatment approach to restore their functional capabilities. Dr. Kim specializes in treating patients with hip and knee pain, as well as most common shoulder injuries. Dr. Kim strongly believes in a holistic approach to treating the person, not just the injury or diagnosis. He utilizes every avenue of treatment available, including manual therapy, joint mobilization techniques, therapeutic exercises, modalities, kinesiotape, and most importantly, patient education.  As a Southern California native, Dr. Kim enjoys numerous outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, playing volleyball, basketball, snowboarding, and mountain biking.

Dr. Thomas Lin graduated from the University of California, San Diego with his Bachelor of Arts in Human Development in 2001. His participation on the university track and field team, and interest in injury rehabilitation led him to pursue an education in physical therapy. He went on to graduate from the University of Southern California with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May 2006. Dr. Lin has substantial training and continuing education with HVLA (High Velocity, Low Amplitude) techniques for treatment of spine-related disorders and injuries. He employs a wide variety of manual therapy techniques and corrective exercise programs to treat neck and back pain. Dr. Lin also specializes in treating patients with TMJ dysfunction and headaches, having received continuing education from the University of Southern California. For over 10 years, Dr. Lin has treated patients in the San Fernando Valley and in the process, has developed a strong relationship with many healthcare professionals and physicians in the area. During his free time, Dr. Lin enjoys running, playing basketball, and exercising with his wife. He also likes to spend time taking his children to the park and story time at the library.

Dr. Thomas Lin, PT, DPT

Dr. Leroy Velasco, PT, DPT

Dr. Leroy Velasco graduated from the University of California, Riverside with his Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences in 2011. He then spent several years broadening his experience and exposure to physical therapy and rehabilitation by working as the Lead Exercise Specialist at a local physical therapy clinic. Dr. Velasco then decided that he wanted to pursue his passion and education by earning his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in San Diego in 2017. His clinical interests and specialty included working with various orthopedic conditions, sports-related injuries and pathological conditions of the foot and ankle. He plans on furthering his skills and technique by earning his Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) certification and becoming a member of the Institute of Physical Arts. Dr. Velasco is very excited to join the team at BASE Training and Physical Therapy and is looking forward to working with the surrounding community. In his free time, Dr. Velasco enjoys surfing, biking, playing tennis, soccer, and golf, and participate in rock climbing.  

 

Dr. Samantha Ruby, PT, DPT 

Dr. Samantha Ruby graduated from Lycoming College in Pennsylvania in 2010 with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Biology.  She discovered her passion for injury rehabilitation through her athletic background in basketball at the high school and collegiate levels, as she utilized her personal drive and compassion to return to the court following numerous knee injuries.  After gaining experience as a physical therapy aide, she went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University in 2013.  Since graduating, she has expanded her skill-set through years of experience in a Level 1 trauma center, where she worked with neurological, orthopedic, post-surgical, cardiac, and generalized weakness diagnoses, amongst others. She received advanced training in LSVT- BIG to better serve individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and was part of a pilot team that introduced physical therapy services into the Emergency Department setting.  Her clinical interests include combining her wide variety of skills from each setting to provide every patient she meets with an individualized and holistic approach that specifically targets his or her goals. She is also a 200+ hour certified yoga instructor and enjoys combining her yoga background with her education in rehabilitation.  In her free time, Dr. Ruby enjoys hiking, doing yoga, running, biking, and taking advantage of all the sunshine that her recent move to California provides.  She is very excited to join the team at BASE Training and Physical Therapy and is looking forward to sharing her expertise with the surrounding community.

Dr. Adrian Chavez, PT, DPT 

Dr. Adrian Chavez graduated from California Lutheran University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Health Professions. From there he went on to attend the University of Southern California where he received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2019. In his time at USC, Adrian was able to work in clinical rotations ranging from the Acute Rehab Unit at Keck Medical Center to the USC faculty clinic on Marengo. Adrian has had the opportunity to work with professional baseball players; performing physicals for the Los Angeles Angels at Spring Training in Tempe, Arizona. He enjoys working alongside all athletes, ranging from young to old. Adrian enjoys combining manual therapy techniques and therapeutic exercise from all schools of thought to provide an individualized and tailored program for all his patients. In his free time, he enjoys running, mixed martial arts, and ultimate frisbee.

Personal Trainers

Eddie Park graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis on Exercise Science. From a young age, Eddie’s life has been centered around physical activity and sports. Whether it was playing organized football in high school or just recreational golfing or snowboarding with friends on the weekends, he was always staying busy and active. Throughout his college career, Eddie developed a natural curiosity for human anatomy and physiology, as well as how the body responds to exercise and physical exertion. Since obtaining his Personal Training Certificate, Eddie has also committed to pursuing his studies to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) to help people of all ages and activity levels reach their full potential and achieve their personal goals.  His passion to help others drives him to learn and continuously grow in the health and fitness arena. 

Eddie Park, ASFA

Monica Lin, NSCA-CPT discovered her passion for health and wellness at a young age through her involvement with basketball and track and field. After obtaining her BA in Psychology from Cal Poly Pomona in 2003, Monica used her education to explore the benefits of fitness on overall mental health. She studied Fitness Training at UCLA Extension in 2004 and worked as a personal trainer on a popular reality television series. Monica's work as a Physical Therapy Aide further fueled her interest in working with people to achieve their physical health goals. Monica prioritizes creating an individualized plan for each person that embraces their body type and specific fitness goals.  People of all ages, genders, and fitness levels are able to benefit from her training programs. Monica trains at Level 2 in Krav Maga, the official self-defense and fighting system of U.S. law enforcement agencies. She is an avid runner, and has competed in various marathons and half marathons over the last 10 years.

Monica Lin, NSCA-CPT

Administrative Staff

Practice Manager

Jessell Martinez

Patient Care Coordinator

Kirstine Donato

Patient Care Coordinator

Kirstine Donato

Clinical Staff

Lead Physical Therapy Aide

Tyler Fukumoto

Physical Therapy Aide

Kevin Pontonuwu

Lead Physical Therapy Aide

Jasmine Aquino, NREMT

Physical Therapy Aide

Nina Farivar

Physical Therapy Aide

Stephanie Tate

Physical Therapy Aide

Jasmine Casper