Alisa Sanchez, MPT, OCS – Physical Therapist, Clinic DirectorAlisa graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 2006. She has been working in the orthopedic setting for 13 years and continues to further her education in orthopedic physical therapy. In 2017, she became an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. With this certification, she has extensive knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of various musculoskeletal conditions. Her goals are to obtain a DPT degree and to further improve her practice in the aquatic physical therapy setting. Alisa is a native of Southern California and enjoys our beautiful beaches, mountains, and deserts to the fullest. She loves to travel and learn about cultures from all over the world.
Christie Torti, MSPT, OCS, Pilates Certified Instructor – Physical TherapistChristie has over 20 years of experience in the field of Orthopedic Physical Therapy. She is a National Board-Certified Physical Therapist in the field of Orthopedics (OCS) and a Pilates Certified Instructor. She received her Master of Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University in 2000 and her Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology from University of California, Riverside in 1996. Christie possesses advanced skills in the field of Orthopedics. She enjoys incorporating skilled manual therapy and Pilates into individual treatment regimens. Her use of manual therapy to treat patients is supported by research-based evidence and her early studies through the Ola Grimsby Institute for Advanced Training in Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Christie enjoys doing 5K and 10K runs, sprint triathlons and spending time with her young daughter and family.
Brandon Cirbo, DPT – Physical TherapistBrandon attended Cal State Long Beach for both his undergrad and graduate school. He received his B.S. in kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise science and then his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He is very familiar with LBPT, after working as an aide at the clinic prior to graduate school. Brandon has worked in both inpatient and outpatient environments. He was exposed to various patients with orthopedic, neurologic, and cardiopulmonary diagnoses. At Cal State Long Beach, he participated in research involving fall prevention for older adults. As a physical therapist, Brandon is very passionate about improving the way people move, and facilitating the healing process. He plans on pursuing an orthopedic clinical specialist (OCS) certification in the near future to expand his orthopedic toolbox. In his free time, Brandon enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, volleyball, and soccer. He enjoys rooting on his favorite sports teams including the Denver Broncos and LA Angels. On a nice day, you will likely find Brandon soaking up the sun at the beach. He also loves spending time with his wife, family and friends.
Cameron Webb, DPT, OCS – Physical TherapistCameron grew up in and around San Francisco before moving to southern California to attend San Diego State University to earn his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology. He then returned to San Francisco to receive his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and then participated in an orthopedic physical therapy residency with Stanford Healthcare which helped him to obtain his certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). Cameron enjoys living an active lifestyle including his love of golf, backpacking, and snowboarding; and hopes to help others work towards their wellness and fitness goals.
Cathy Fiorenza, CHT OTR/L – Certified Hand TherapistCathy graduated from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in 1997 with a B.Sc. in Occupational Therapy. She has more than 20 years of experience in hand therapy. Cathy started her career in Rehabilitation, gaining experience in a variety of complex, upper extremity injuries. She also worked in an acute setting, and gained specialized experience with individuals, who had Rheumatic Arthritis and other acute traumatic upper extremity injuries. In 1999, Cathy was recruited from Ireland to work in a physical-therapy/hand clinic in San Diego, CA. She obtained an Advanced Practice in Hand injuries, and subsequently obtained her CHT certification in 2014. Cathy is passionate about facilitating the return of her patients to maximum independence, and educating them in preventative measures to continue pursuing their hobbies and life skills. In her free time, Cathy enjoys keeping an active lifestyle, learning new languages, reading and spending time with her husband and three daughters.
Brian Fracalosy, B.A. – Business ManagerBrian graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor Degree in Public Relations in 2003. He has worked in the company full-time since January 2002, primarily as an Office Manager and is also the Administrative Assistant to the CFO in this family owned business. Prior to managing LBPT, Brian managed Anaheim Physical Therapy and Aquatic Rehab for 5 years, gaining experience in the overall operations of the outpatient physical therapy clinic. Brian enjoys spending time with his wife, Jenny and their three children, Braeden, Reese and Ryder. He continues to play basketball and surf with many of his life long friends.
Maria Morales – Office ManagerMaria graduated from California State University at Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Public Relations. She owned and operated a retail swimwear and beachwear store in San Clemente for 9 years. After selling the store, she worked both in corporate retail and as an office manager for a pediatric therapy facility before coming to Laguna Beach Physical Therapy. She loves the welcoming environment at Laguna Beach Physical Therapy. Born and raised in south Orange County, Maria enjoys spending time at home in San Clemente with her husband, two daughters and her golden retriever. She loves the beach, taking long walks, reading, watching movies and catching up with family and friends.
Olivia Morales – Admin. Assistant, Physical Therapy AideOlivia is currently a student at California State University, Fullerton obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with emphasis in Journalism. She is also a graduate of Saddleback College and has three Associate of Arts degrees in Communication, Journalism, and Liberal Studies. She enjoys working alongside her mother Maria – our office manager. She also enjoys learning about the physical exercise aspects at the clinic since she was an avid swimmer and runner during her entire middle school and high school career. Olivia also has some very niche and interesting hobbies – she is a professional fire performer, model, and a scare actress for haunted attractions during the Halloween season. Olivia also enjoys spending her free time with friends and loved ones. Even though an introvert and homebody, she very much enjoys swimming, running, paddle-boarding, traveling, hiking, and going to the beach.
Benjamin Benedix, B.S. – Physical Therapy Aide
Ben grew up in Mission Viejo and attended Humboldt University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. He has been working as a PT aide at Laguna Beach Physical Therapy in order to further his knowledge in the field, and explore a career in PT. Currently, he is preparing to pursue a career within the government.
In his free time, Ben enjoys lifting heavy weight, playing Minecraft, and finding funny memes to send to the boys. He also loves to watch movies/shows from the Marvel universe or the Star Wars franchise.