Locations > Los Angeles, CA > Our Team
|Our experienced staff specializes in the following conditions: Orthopedic and sports injuries such as ACL repair, tennis elbow, IT band syndrome, meniscus tears, rotator cuff injuries and others • Neck and Back pain due to disc herniation, pinched nerves or sciatica • Traumatic injuries due to whiplash, car accidents, falls or otherwise • Pre and Post Surgical Conditions • Fibromyalgia • Chronic headaches • Multiple Sclerosis • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome • Osteoporosis • Arthritic Conditions|
|Rachel C. Kilpatrick, Founder, Owner and Master Physical Therapist
Rachel has an extensive background in pilates-based physical therapy and is recognized and respected by physicians across both Los Angeles and Atlanta. Rachel received her masters degree in physical therapy from Medical College of Georgia. Rachel is a certified pilates instructor and instructs a teacher training program. She feels pilates helps clients reach new heights as it assists in creating stability through strengthening the core and postural stabilizers keeping injuries at bay. Rachel opened Resolution Therapy in Brentwood in 2004, the Atlanta (Dunwoody) location in 2008, and most recently she opened a third Resolution Therapy in Roswell, GA in 2011.
| Airel Garcia, PTA, Co-Owner, Clinical Director
Airel is the Co-Owner and Clinical Director of Resolution. She studied at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo where she earned her B.S. in Nutritional Science. She received her Pilates certification at Long Beach Dance Conditioning and holds a Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Cerritos College. Airel has over nine years of experience in outpatient orthopedics, sports rehabilitation, and Pilates-based physical therapy. She uses a combination of strength, flexibility, injury prevention, postural awareness education, and hands-on care to transform her patients. Airel manages day-to-day operations and quality control and has been with Resolution since 2007.
| Shannon Healy, MSPT
Shannon Healy is a Performance physical therapist who has a background in sports performance, functional movement and Pilates. She has worked as a PT for the NFL combine, NBA, Olympics and LPGA. Shannon received her bachelors degree from UC Berkeley with a focus in Molecular Cell Biology and a Masters degree in Physical Therapy from CSULB. Shannon combines her manual therapy skills with her sports performance background to return patients to their prior level of function. Shannon has been affiliated with Resolution since 2006.
|Mary June Aguirre, MPT
June completed her Master of Physical Therapy degree in the Phillippines. She completed all California requirements and is a California registered Physical Therapist. She has various experience in acute and long term care, workers comp injuries and home health care. She has obtained her Pilates teacher training certificate through Resolution and has quickly mastered Pilates based Physical Therapy. She is an animal lover and avid biker and hiker. She fits right in with our healthy, outdoorsy staff!
| Maya Saffrin, Director of Pilates
Maya is our Director of Pilates and has been at Resolution for 7 years. She was a dancer in NYC for years and studied Pilates in Hollywood many years ago. She is a tough instructor who will make you laugh … and cry. She directs our Pilates staff ensuring that it is the absolute best it can be. She is known for her challenging workouts and her perfect body inspires everyone!
|Laura Hartson, Pilates Instructor
Laura Hartson is a pilates instructor who has been with Resolution since 2006. Her focus on form and clear instruction makes her one of the busiest instructors at Resolution. She has a very calming, clear voice that keeps one focused on the task at hand … that is, looking and feeling great!
|Toi Beaman Leal, Master Massage Therapist
Toi Beaman Leal specializes in deep tissue therapeutic massage. She has such an amazing healing energy about her that one feels as she enters the room! She works with the physical therapist and pilates instructors to meet client’s goals.
|Lizzy Rice Connors, Pilates Instructor
Lizzy has been with us since 2009 and like Yani went through our teacher training program. She quickly built up her clientele at Resolution Therapy and is known for her physical therapy style of teaching. Our physical therapists often refer patients to Lizzy as she is knowledgeable and careful working with those who have injuries.
|Yanaika Harrigan, Pilates Instructor & Massage Therapist
Yani is a physical therapist in her home country, Panama. She is working toward her P.T. license in the states. She has been certified in our Pilates teacher training program and is one of our most popular instructors. She has all the knowledge of a P.T. and combines that with her Pilates knowledge to be an excellent member of our team. Yanaika Harrigan is also a massage therapist and uses her physical therapy skills to release muscle pressure and adhesions. Yani has been with Resolution for over 4 years!
|JessicaLeimkuhler , Office Manager
Jessica Leimkuhler is our front desk office manager. Jessica studied at UCLA where she earned her B.S. in psychobiology. She hopes to one day be a physical therapist herself and is currently applying to PT progams. She is always happy to answer any questions as well as assist you with any billing, insurance, or therapy/fitness questions you may have.
| Gabrielle Santiago, Pilates Instructor
Gabrielle is a certified Pilates instructor through Resolution’s very own Pilates Teacher Training Program. She attended Dr. Phillips Performing Arts High School and has a degree in Dance Entertainment from Florida School of the Arts. Her extensive background in numerous styles of dance has given her the privilege of traveling the world as a performer on Celebrity Cruises. Since moving to Los Angeles from Orlando, Florida to pursue her dance career, Gabrielle has also found a new love for competitive beach volleyball. She is a firm believer that Pilates helps to stretch, strengthen, and prevent future injury.
Dr. Fred Lerner, D.C., Ph.D., FACO
Dr. Lerner acts as a mentor and advisor to Resolution Therapy’s Rachel C. Kilpatrick, and he is a knowledgeable resource for all of our physical therapists. Dr. Lerner currently practices in Beverly Hills as well as at the International Sports Science Institute in West Los Angeles. He has held staff privileges at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center since 1998 and has been in practice since 1980. He works alongside spine surgeons, pain specialists, physiatrists and other health professionals as part of a team approach. He utilizes chiropractic manipulation, myofascial release techniques, exercises, microcurrent stimulation and other procedures, all designed to reduce pain, improve function and restore posture health.
Danielle Bund, Pilates Instructor
Danielle is excited to be a part of Resolution’s staff! Growing up on the east coast, she was a seven time National Gold Medalist in synchronized ice-skating. Danielle became STOTT Pilates certified in Los Angeles and has worked with chiropractors and physical therapists to develop Pilates-based methods for injury prevention and rehabilitation. She likes to individually tailor her sessions to help you achieve your personal fitness goals and get you the results you are looking for!