The Core Team
Lisa Hedien, B.Sc. (Hons) P.T. Graduated in 1998 from Physical Therapy in Aberdeen, Scotland at Robert Gordon University. She has over 19 years of diversified experience in Physical Therapy. During her career she has worked within sports organizations and participated in multidisciplinary sports medical teams. Ms Hedien is committed to increasing her knowledge and skills to further assist her patients and athletes.
- Currently an official medical provider and member of the medical support team for USA Volleyball Beach.
- 2009 Physical Therapist for the All American Heavyweight Pro and Amateur Boxers.
- Physical Therapist for the 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist, USA Men’s Indoor Volleyball Team in Beijing, China.
- Member of the AVP Medical Board. Developing medical protocols within the scope of Physical Therapy.
- Traveled with the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball organization providing medical treatments for the athletes during their out of state competitions.
- AVP Medical Director for Manhattan Beach Open.
- Volunteered for the FIVB (Federation of International Volleyball), in Carson, CA
Tony Poland, a Certified Massage Therapist with the state of California, is an IPSB trained Sports and Rehabilitation Massage Therapist with eighteen years’ experience in sports related bodywork up and down the California coast.
Tony has participated for fourteen years on the AIDS/LifeCycle Ride’s Sports Medicine Team, co-captain for three of those years, working with a seasoned team of Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, Chiropractors and Occupational Therapists.
In private practice, Tony works with professional and Olympic athletes in the Los Angeles area including the National USA Volleyball Teams, both Indoor and Beach. He participated on the Medical Support Team for USA Volleyball at the 2012 London Summer Olympics. He also participated as one of three massage therapists on the US Olympic Committee’s Medical Support Team in the Athlete’s Village at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics.
He has written and taught various levels of curriculum, from entry level Massage Technician to Advanced Massage programs at schools in California, Georgia, and Florida. Currently he teaches the Sports Massage and Trigger Point Integration Programs at IPSB (ipsb.com) in Culver City, and a variety of stretching programs for the AIDS/LifeCycle Ride participants around Southern California.
Tony leads volunteer and paid sports massage teams throughout the year in support of athletes of all shapes and sizes with a variety of nonprofit organizations.
Matthew Arias, ATC. Matthew is a current member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (2011) . He received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Kinesiology: Athletic Training at San Diego State University (2014). He is currently attending California State University, Long Beach to earn a Masters in Sports Medicine and Injury Science and will be graduating in the Spring of 2018.
Matthew has experience in a wide variety of Athletic Training settings from Division I to the NFL. He most recently worked with the LA Clippers, where he was a part of their Sports Medicine/Athletic Training staff for 2 seasons. His experiences has allowed him to gain proficient skills in sports rehabilitation consisting of injury assessment, manual therapy and therapeutic exercise. Matthew has a passion for Athletic Training and is always looking to improve himself as an Athletic Trainer by seeking new knowledge and improving his skills to benefit his athletes
Sharon Phegley. A certified massage therapist specializing in athletes, pre and post-natal, and injury rehabilitation, Sharon has worked with many back, shoulder and knee injuries and assists physical therapists in the rehabilitation process. She has worked with athletes and actors to get them in top shape.
Sharon is a firm believer in the medicinal qualities of movement, and enjoys using it to improve health, one client at a time.