We've moved! Our new address is: 23101 Sherman Place #515 West Hills, CA 91307

Meet Our Staff

Nicolas Berard PT, DPT, CSCS

Physical Therapist, Owner


Dr. Berard received his B.S. degree in Kinesiology from San Diego State University followed by his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from New York University. He specializes in sports medicine and orthopedic manual therapy and has over 9 years of experience in various settings of physical therapy treating a vast array of diagnoses. Nicolas continues to further his education within the curricula of the highly regarded Functional Movement Systems (SFMA) and Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars, with courses that focus on functional manual therapy and patient education to facilitate optimum human function. Nicolas also has a certification from the Titleist Performance Institute, thus giving him the tools to treat any level golfer.


Margarita Mancheva PT, DPT

Physical Therapist, Owner


Dr. Mancheva is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona where she received her B.S. in Animal Science followed by her doctorate from the University of Southern California. She furthered her education by attending Movement Science Dysfunction courses detailing impairment syndromes of the neck and shoulder; knee injuries related to hip and ankle dysfunction; evaluation and manual therapy for the cervical and lumbar spine. She developed an interest in helping rehabilitate cancer survivors in the process of returning to activities of daily living and pursued a certification in LeDuc Lymphedema management to help patients post surgically and other invasive cancer treatments. Sports medicine is another part of her craft and she utilizes her personal experience in cycling, soccer and the martial arts to dissect an activity into individual movements and help create a functional and holistic approach to rehabilitation.


David Deisinger PT, MSPT

Physical Therapist


David grew up in the San Fernando Valley and Antelope Valley. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Cal Lutheran in 1991 and received his MPT from CSUN in 2000. He began his career at Antelope Valley Hospital working in the orthopedic and in-patient settings. He has continued to work in the out-patient setting for the last 14 years, with the addition of home health care for the last 3 years. He has continued his education in orthopedics, athletic and geriatric rehab, and balance. David has played multiple sports and enjoys the occasional golf game. He has coached various sports and now enjoys watching his 3 children play. David looks forward to spending time with his wife and 3 children and working on various home D.I.Y. projects.


    Susan Boehl DPT

    Physical Therapist


    Dr. Boehl was born and raised in Michigan and received her Bachlor of Science in Kinesiology from Michigan State University. When it came time to apply to physical therapy graduate programs Southern California was an obvious choice for her to escape winter. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. Susan enjoys treating an eclectic group of patients with diagnoses including but not limited to: vertigo, imbalance, headache related to TMJ dysfunction or jaw pain, and cervical spine issues. Susan has extensive knowledge in all neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions with a focus on hands-on or manual treatment. Her favorite part of the job is the interpersonal relationship she builds with each patient and the guidance she provides to them during what can often be a challenging time as pain and movement dysfunctions affects every day life. Outside of Forward Motion, you can find Susan hiking local trails, watching the latest binge worthy TV shows and movies, trying local vegetarian/vegan cuisine, or hanging out with her rescue dog Olive.


    David Herrera CSCS, CMT

    Exercise Specialist


    David graduated from Pepperdine University with a degree in Sports medicine. He spent 2 years as an intern at UCLA as a strength and conditioning coach. There he honed his skills in getting individuals better, faster, stronger with safety in mind. David has been working in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy for over 10 years and has been a private trainer for over 15 years. He is a certified strength and conditioning coach, as well as a certified massage therapist. His interests include weight training, mountain biking, and hiking.


    King David Gardner

    Exercise Specialist


    King David has a medical assistant diploma from Concorde Career Institute, a diploma in Personal Training and Nutrition, and a certificate in Corrective Exercise from the American Fitness and Nutrition Academy. He has worked as a medical assistant and personal trainer for over 10 years and has spent his whole life playing sports, doing martial arts, and just generally being athletic.King believes that physical fitness is achievable by everyone and works tirelessly, mentoring, training, and inspiring others to train hard to reach their goals.


      Alivia Dickerson

      Office Manager


      Alivia grew up in the Central and San Fernando Valleys. She studied French and child development, and graduated with highest honors from Le Cordon Bleu, Pasadena with her degree in Baking and Pastry. She continues to pursue her love of baking working as a freelance baker, but also wanted the opportunity to work with helping people which is why she joined our team. When she is not working or cooking, Alivia spends time quilting, crafting, and playing with her pets.


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        Fax: (747) 900-6114

        Where to find us?

        23101 Sherman Place #515
        West Hills, CA 91307

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