Project Description

Eddie Lind, PT, DPT
Injury Specialist

Dr. Eddie Lind, DPT was born and raised in Ventura County, CA. He was involved in sports and spent most of his earlier years playing basketball and football. His passion for sports, exercise, and the human body led him to become a certified personal trainer where he focused on helping others get physically fit while he studied at UCLA. Upon receiving his Bachelor of Science in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, he discovered how he can further while also combining his past experiences in athletics and personal training by becoming a Physical Therapist.

Dr. Lind received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. The curriculum at USC provided him with a strong, well-rounded background in treating individuals for all conditions related to human movement. Dr. Lind strives to continue his education even after finishing this doctorate program. He takes place every year, as well as a yearly course that focuses on the rehabilitation of ACL repairs in individuals of all sports and levels of function.

Dr. Lind is a Certified Practitioner in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), Joint Thrust Techniques, and Neuromuscular Taping, Blood Flow Restriction techniques.

Dr. Lind’s current career goals are to continue his learning and keep building his practice here in Orange County. He is eager to integrate all his education and his passion for sports and physical fitness into his patients’ treatments, to individualize their care and get them back to what they want to be doing faster.

Dr. Lind enjoys the outdoors, hiking and camping. He’s a huge foodie and enjoys exploring new restaurants.

NICK PERKINS, PT, DPT, OCS
Clinical Manager/Injury Specialist

Dr. Nick Perkins was born and raised in San Diego, CA. From a young age he was involved in multiple sports, and eventually became a tri-sport varsity athlete during his High School years. Dr. Perkins was also a youth sports coach where he promoted self-esteem and confidence through fitness at multiple elementary and middle schools in San Diego. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Public Health Science from the University of California Irvine.

Dr. Perkins received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy with high honors from the University of St. Augustine in San Marcos, California. The University of St. Augustine’s comprehensive curriculum provided him with a strong background in physical rehabilitation of various patient populations with an emphasis in orthopedic and manual physical therapy. Dr. Perkins is also an instructor with AQuire/ KOH Education for Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Techniques (IASTM) course. He is a medical team member of Team USA weightlifting and the AVP Pro Beach volleyball tour.

Dr. Perkins continues to expand his practice by becoming certified in Graston Technique, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Expert Practitioner, Neuromuscular Taping, and Fascial Manipulation® techniques. Dr. Perkins also completed continuing education coursework in Total Motion Release Spinal Manipulation as well as a year-long Orthopedic Manual Therapy Seminar Series. Following his passion for teaching Dr. Perkins became a Certified Clinical Instructor and has accepted multiple Physical Therapy Students for clinical internships.

Dr. Perkins was selected as class representative for the Student Physical Therapy Association (SPTA), and eventually took a leadership role as the SPTA Vice President, where he enjoyed copious opportunities to volunteer and fund-raise for local and national physical therapy initiatives. Dr. Perkins, was also chosen by his professors to be an anatomy tutor, and a Teaching Assistant for the Spinal Evaluation and Manipulation course at the University of St. Augustine. He relished the opportunity to teach his colleagues. Dr. Perkins, received certificates in the Evaluation and Treatment of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine, Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex, Extremity Integration, and Myofascial Manipulation in his final trimester. His clinical experiences allowed Dr. Perkins to treat a diverse patient population ranging from dependent geriatrics to advanced athletes in both land based and aquatic settings.

Dr. Perkins current career goals are to continue his education with numerous other clinical specializations. Growing up playing multiple sports and as an athlete, Dr. Perkins hopes to continue expanding his practice and integrate his passion for athletics and fitness with his therapeutic interventions to bring out the inner athlete in all his patients.

  • Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
  • Adjunct Professor at University of St. Augustine School of Physical Therapy
  • Team USA Weightlifting Medical Team Member
  • AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Medical Team Member
  • Instructor for IASTM L1 Practitioner course for AQUIRE / KOH Education
  • Certified IASTM L1 & L2 Expert Practitioner
  • Certified Graston Technique provider
  • Certified in Advanced Concepts in Kinesiology Taping technique
  • Certified Total Motion Release Spinal Manipulation technique
  • Certified Clinical Instructor
  • Trained in Fascial Joint Pumping techniques
  • Trained in Orthopedic Manual Therapy Seminar Series

NATHAN MCCLUSKY, PT, DPT
Injury Specialist

Dr. Nathan McClusky completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy with high honors from the University of St. Augustine in San Marcos, CA. Dr. McClusky also has a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton. His interest in the field of physical therapy began after undergoing shoulder injury as a result of a snowboarding injury. He was fascinated by physical therapists, who were able to assist in regaining strength and ROM, and decided to enroll in an Adapted Kinesiology Class. The class gave him the opportunity to work with individuals recovering from strokes, traumatic brain injuries, ACL surgeries, and heart surgeries. Dr. McClusky’s passion for physical therapy grew, leading him to further his education within that field.

Dr. McClusky enjoys applying his knowledge to his own training and rehabilitation. When he is not treating patients, he is a teaching assistant at Saddleback College for physiology and pathophysiology. He has been teaching physiology for over 6 years and enjoys helping students understand a very challenging subject. Dr. McClusky is well versed in how the the body responds to exercise, medications, and injuries. His thorough understanding of physiology helps to create efficient treatment plans for his patients.

Dr. McClusky is a Professional Snowboarding Instructor, you can see him coaching and shredding at Mammoth and Big Bear Mountain Resorts. He began coaching in 2005 and has enjoyed every minute of it. He applies his knowledge of how the body works to the mechanics of snowboarding. He enjoys traveling and meeting new people. Overall, Dr. McClusky enjoys being a physical therapist and coaching because he is passionate about assisting others overcome injuries so they can live their best life and return to their normal activities.

Jennifer Ha, PTA
Injury Specialist

Jennifer will be right back….

Tyler Lee, PT, DPT
Injury Specialist

Dr. Tyler Lee, DPT was born and raised in New Jersey where he grew up playing competitive volleyball. He went on to play D1 Indoor Volleyball during his undergraduate studies at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. Upon graduation, Tyler continued his studies at Sacred Heart University receiving his Doctorate in Physical Therapy with an interest in Sports/Orthopedics. He believes the curriculum helped him to incorporate aspects from each body system into his practice to help a wide variety of injuries.

Dr. Lee continues to compete in volleyball tournaments and attributes his passion for physical health and wellness from his athletic background. He continues to take courses during his clinical studies that focus on the mind, body, and spirit connection which he practices himself and with patients daily.

Dr. Lee’s current career goals are to continue his learning and education in the Southern California region. His approach to Physical Therapy is to teach and empower patients to gain control of their body and enjoy life pain free. Tyler incorporates various techniques to improve breathing, mood, and address the Autonomic Nervous System to optimize patient function and improve their quality of life.