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 10 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 spine and shoulder, knee injuries related to hip and ankle dysfunction and utilizing specific manual therapy techniques to treat the body. Her passion for physical therapy had her branch out and 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 with other invasive cancer treatments. Sports medicine is another realm in which she has grown her skill set. Cycling being one of her passions, she went on to be certified as an intermediate level bike fitter which helps her understand and develop injury prevention programs for different types of cyclists as well as evaluate and treat their current condition on and off the bike. Her personal experience in cycling, soccer and the martial arts help her dissect an activity into individual movements and create a functional and holistic approach to rehabilitation.

David Deisinger PT, MPT

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.

    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.

    Canan K. Asher PT, DPT

    Physical Therapist

    Dr. Canan K. Asher, PT, DPT received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University Saint Augustine in San Diego 2014. He studied Kinesiology Exercise Science where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree from California State University Northridge (CSUN) in 2011. Canan has vast education and extensive work experience in orthopedic sport injuries, balance/vestibular disorders, geriatrics, total hip and knee replacement, TMJ disorders, aquatic therapy, low back pain, hand therapy, and pediatrics. Canan’s eclectic philosophy is to properly evaluate, educate, and rehabilitate musculoskeletal dysfunctions using untraditional, integrative approaches to healing that focus on integration of the entire body, both above and below the joint of injury using functional therapeutic exercise in conjunction with manual therapy soft tissue manipulation. Canan found his love for Physical Therapy after a severe hand injury while on the high school wrestling team. He enjoys exploring the outdoors and is an adamant adventurist, fisherman, and surfer.

      Eric Perez Salgado

      Exercise Specialist

      Eric received a B.S. in Exercise Science at Cal State University Northridge. Also, He earned an A.A. in Physical Education at Santa Monica College. He will be applying to Physical Therapy school in the near future. Eric is an avid cyclist and runner and has completed many triathlons.

        Emily Longshore

        Office Manager

        Emily was born and raised in Denver Colorado. She graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. She enjoys spending her free time outdoors hiking, camping and snowboarding.

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          23101 Sherman Place #515
          West Hills, CA 91307


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