Clinical Staff

Manuel Bouffard
Manuel Bouffard, OTR/L, CHT received his B.Sc. degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Montréal in Canada in 1993. He is a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT), currently licensed to practice Occupational Therapy in California. His career has been dedicated to working with patients presenting both orthopedic and neurological upper extremity conditions: from digital re-plantation to flaccid hemiplegia. He is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), The American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT), and a former board member of the Hand Society of Greater Los Angeles (HTSGLA). He is President/Owner of Medcessity, Inc.

Jonathan Chinn
Jonathan Chinn, PT, DPT received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Evidence in Motion in 2012 and his Master of Physical Therapy from Western University of Health Sciences in 1998. He has been in practice for most of his career in outpatient settings. His professional experience includes Orthopedics, Sports, and Manual/Manipulative Medicine as well as Specialized Osteopathic Techniques. Jonathan's evidence-based approach to Physiotherapy makes him the authority in the latest treatment techniques for Spine Conditions, Orthopedic/Sports-Related Injuries, and Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) dysfunctions. He has lectured for California State University of Long Beach's Physical Therapy Program. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). He is Vice-President/Owner of Medcessity: Physical, Occupational, & Hand Therapy.

Khrishma Dholakia
Krishma Dholakia, PT, M(Sc) received her Bachelor's in Physical Therapy from India in 2008 and her Master's in Kinesiology from California State University, Long Beach in 2013. She is currently licensed to work in the state of California as a physical therapist, where she has practiced since 2011. Over the span of her career Krishma has worked in several clinical settings: hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and outpatient therapy centers. Her experience with a variety of different orthopedic and neurological cases, has given her expertise to treat a wide range of diagnosis skillfully and compassionately. Eager to learn, she constantly continues to further her education and enhance her skills by attending multiple educational courses, lately: Kinesiotape application, Mulligan Techniques, Applied Functional Science.

Thao Nguyen
Thao Nguyen, PT, DPT received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California in 2014, and completed her B. Sc. in Biological Sciences at the University of California Irvine in 2009. She has been trained as a general physical therapist, and has experience working with a patient population that encompassed the entire lifespan, and with a wide variety of diagnoses including orthopedics, neurological, and wound care. Her specialty is empathy and compassionate hands-on care, where a person's needs and goals always come first. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, California Physical Therapy Association, and supporter of the CAL-PAC and CA PT Fund. In her free time, Thao enjoys long luxurious dinners, dips in the Jacuzzi tub, and loves spontaneous day trips.

Cheryl Foster
Cheryl Foster, COTA received her Associate's degree in Occupational Therapy from Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe, Louisiana in 1992. She moved to California shortly after graduation and began her career as a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA). Cheryl's long career has given her the opportunity to provide occupational therapy treatment to adults in acute care hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and outpatient therapy clinics. She has also worked with the pediatric population in both school and clinical settings. Her career has been dedicated to working with a wide range of patients, including both neurological and upper extremity orthopedic conditions. She has attended numerous clinical education courses, allowing her to continually advance her skills and provide the best possible care to her patients. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), and is licensed with both the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) and the California Board of Occupational Therapy (CBOT).

David Vannucci
David Vannucci, PTA received his Associate degree in Physical Therapy from Concorde Career College, N. Hollywood in early 2016. He also holds a B.Sc. degree in Kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton completed in 2010. Growing up in Anaheim, CA, his interest in physical therapy began when he personally required therapy for sports related injuries playing baseball and football. He has experience in both inpatient and outpatient therapy settings. Prior to physical therapy, David worked with older adults motivating and inspiring them to participate in physical activities. He has a strong interest in manual therapy, particularly Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM). David is licensed by the California Board of Physical Therapy as a Physical Therapist Assistant.

Dominick Gowen
Dominick Gowen, PTA received his Associate's Degree in Physical Therapy from Community Based Education & Development College, Los Angeles in early 2016. He has experience working in skilled nursing facilities, hospital settings, and outpatient orthopedic facilities. As a young adult, he underwent knee surgery followed by therapy. The experience shaped Dominick’s understanding of the pain, empathy, compassion, and patience in his career today. He enjoys the outdoors, fitness, science fiction, sports, and spending time with his family. Dominick is licensed by the California Board of Physical Therapy as a Physical Therapist Assistant.