MPT, FAFS, CSCS, BFRC
Vice President, Co-Owner
Bonita, Carmel Valley
Orthopedics, Sports-Related Injuries, Injury Prevention, Pediatrics
Northern Arizona University
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
Western University of Health Sciences
Masters in Physical Therapy
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Gray Institute for Functional Transformation (GIFT), Graduate Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS).
Since 2001, Sean has excelled as a physical therapist and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. His extensive expertise spans pediatrics, orthopedics, and strength and conditioning for individuals of all ages and sports. At Rehab United, Sean is known as the "Jack of All Trades" due to his versatility and diverse skill set. Not only does he treat orthopedic and neurological injuries and conditions across all age groups, but he also founded and leads Rehab United's esteemed Pediatric Division.
Sean's journey began as a collegiate soccer player at Northern Arizona University, where he earned a bachelor’s in exercise science in 1996. Subsequently, in 2001, he obtained his master's degree in physical therapy from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. Since 1997, Sean has held the prestigious Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Furthermore, he completed the inaugural year-long GIFT fellowship, a program developed by Gary Gray, PT. Sean's commitment to growth and education led him to become a Graduate Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS). In 2010, he assumed the role of a GIFT Facilitator, actively contributing to the development, progression, and mentorship of other fellows.
Sean's career in pediatric physical therapy took shape during his internship at Children's Hospital in San Diego in 2000 while pursuing his physical therapy degree. Following his graduation in 2001, he dedicated two years to working with California Children's Services in Orange County. There, he quickly established himself as a specialist in functional pediatric physical therapy, revolutionizing the field by implementing his functional, biomechanical approach to pediatric developmental and orthopedic rehabilitation. Sean's ingenuity extended to developing a manual wheelchair wheelie training program, as well as teaching balance and advanced negotiation skills to fellow therapists at CCS. This program, now known as Skillz on Wheelz™, has been further refined and integrated into Rehab United's practices. Additionally, Sean imparts his knowledge by instructing wheelchair skills training to Doctor of Physical Therapy students at San Diego State University each fall.
In 2003, Sean returned to Children's Hospital of San Diego before co-founding Rehab United. During this time, he worked in the pediatric department at the main hospital, primarily serving patients at the satellite outpatient facility in Rancho Bernardo. Sean's commitment to improving the lives of children led him to develop Palsy Power™, a functional strength and conditioning program tailored for children with Cerebral Palsy. This program focuses on promoting independent mobility, confidence, and participation in sports through activities such as upright functional strength training, endurance exercises, balance training, transitions, and object manipulation skills. As the co-founder and strength and conditioning coach of FIT Societe, Sean's expertise in pediatric physical therapy has been instrumental in developing speed, strength, and fitness programs for young athletes. Moreover, he serves as the director of baseball training and created the B.M.A.C.™ (Baseball Mechanics and Conditioning) Program. This comprehensive program benefits both rehabilitation and sports performance clients, with its success evidenced by the performance and accolades of notable athletes such as Aaron Harang, Geoff Geary, Tony Gwynn Jr., and Tyler Saladino, who have excelled in professional baseball.