Orange County Physical Therapy (OCPT) thrives on providing the most optimal results in the least amount of sessions possible. We accomplish this by having a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) assess your needs and develop a plan specific to your new or chronic condition. Each doctor is highly trained and educated on current and effective treatment procedures that produce faster results. This is why every treatment session is one on one with a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT).
We focus each physical therapy treatment on listening to your concerns to discover the underling cause to why you are experiencing pain and/or difficulty with your daily activities. Each treatment session is specified to improve pain, limitations, and to achieve the best outcomes for your goals.
We have a variety of skill sets to provide you with to help meet your physical needs. Whether your goal is to return to a sport, activity, or improve daily pain experiences following an injury or surgery, we strive to expand your knowledge about your pain or injury and teach you how you can be an active participant in your recovery.
Live. Life. Now. : OCPT restores and promotes a healthy lifestyle by encouraging physical wellness to all its surrounding communities.
(Bilingual in English & Romanian)
Dr. Victor Rusenescu, DPT is a native of Southern Orange County, California. He received his doctoral degree in 2007 from Loma Linda University. He started his passion for providing quality care in 1999 and has over 19 years’ experience in the field of physical therapy.
In addition to treating patients, Victor spends time building knowledge, both in Physical Therapy and related subjects such as sporting articles, food and diet recipes and new findings on techniques and strategies to continually advance his practice. This gives him the capacity and intuition to make clinical judgments and treatments to help specific clients when needed.
Victor not only shares his passion, knowledge, experience with his clients – he empathizes and relates due to his love for the outdoors and sports. He is an athlete himself and lives a very active lifestyle, including cycling, running, golfing and tennis. A lot of what his clients suffer from, he may have gone through himself and knows what it takes to get through the aches and pains to be able to avoid surgeries, injections or invasive procedures. He practices a holistic rehab process/approach daily, which is what he wants to teach and promote to his clients.
He and his wife, Janet, are committed to making OCPT a clinic based around helping others better themselves in regaining their everyday lives back. Janet is also in the healthcare field and works as a Perinatal RN at a local hospital. Together, Victor and Janet are dedicated to the service of helping others.
(Bilingual in English & Spanish)
Haze received his bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences with an emphasis on Pre-Physical Therapy in 2011. He went on to complete his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015 from the University of Central Arkansas. Haze has experience and training in several fields of Physical Therapy including acute care, rehabilitation, and even home health.
However, Haze’s passion and area of expertise is outpatient orthopedics. He enjoys the variety the setting offers and the wide-array of clients that he can help along their recovery journey. Haze is energized by helping every individual navigate their unique recovery process and loves being able to help clients find joy in the activities they love once again, pain-free. Outside of the clinic, you can find Haze doing some road cycling or enjoying the outdoors with his wife Cat and pup Beau.
David was born and raised in Southern California. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the University of Southern California. He has found his undergraduate studies have enabled him to assist patients in making life changes, for health and physical transformation.
Later, David pursued his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Southern California. He gained experience in ACL reconstruction at USC’s Human Performance Laboratory, while participating in research on “Macro- and Micro-Morphological Characteristics of PatellarTendons Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction”. David also has experience in rehabbing baseball injuries and return to sport, while interning with the Cleveland Indians. He has also served as a board member for a California Non-Profit 501(c)(3), Movement Alliance, that focuses on preventive care and education for youth coaches and athletes.
David utilizes his manual therapy, movement analysis assessment (CAFS), strengthening exercises, and movement retraining to meet each patient’s goals. He strives to bring a positive and caring energy to his practice, and feels blessed to be a part of each person’s road to recovery. In his free time, you can find David walking his dog around the back bay, at a HITT or Spin class, watching basketball and football, and trying local food spots.
Tyler received his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Nevada, Reno. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in Austin, TX at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. He has experience working in a variety of settings including orthopedic clinics and acute care. These experiences have helped him find his passion for working with the outpatient orthopedic population.
Tyler is very enthusiastic about health and wellness and loves to assist clients in returning to the things that they enjoy most in life. Taking a holistic approach to physical therapy, he focuses treatment on manual therapy, functional movement assessments, neuromuscular re-education, and individualized therapeutic exercises. In his free time, you will find Tyler at the gym, playing or watching all types of sports, or hanging out on the beach.
Rachel is a Southern California native who received her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Biology with a Minor in Psychology at UC Davis. While there, she spent three years as a student athletic trainer where she was able to work hands-on with Division 1 athletes. She then went on to complete her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Cal State Long Beach. She has experience working a variety of settings, but has found her greatest interest in outpatient orthopedics and sports therapy.
Rachel is passionate about providing individualized care to people of all ages and especially enjoys working with young athletes and active adults. She finds great fulfillment in being able to design and implement specialized treatment plans to help people achieve their specific goals. In her free time, Rachel enjoys staying active in the gym, watching sports, and doing anything outside including snowboarding and surfing.
Darcy is from Southern California and she achieved her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy at University of California, Riverside. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Loma Linda University.
While there, she volunteered to serve the underprivileged community through a nonprofit called Street Medicine. She is passionate in her craft, and enjoys sharing her knowledge and skills to assist individuals in returning to what they enjoy doing most. In doing so, she uses a whole person care approach by individualizing plan of care based on patient goals. Her primary focus is in Orthopedics and Sports Therapy; treating children to adulthood. She enjoys rehabilitating high school athletes in returning to sports.
In her free time, she loves staying active; hiking, biking, and running. Participating in 5k and 10k runs to maintain her health and wellness.
Ilene was introduced to the healthcare industry at an early age by her mother who was a nurse. She always had an interest in health and started in the medical field in 2007 learning about physiotherapy and exercise. She eventually transitioned into insurance and verification to further develop her skills and knowledge in healthcare.
She enjoys helping patients and continues to pursue her interests in the medical world. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, being outdoors and going camping with her family.
Tiffany is currently completing her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and is expected to complete it by Spring of 2023. She has had experience in Data Analytics and Database Management on the financial side of the healthcare industry and has enjoyed it ever since. Because of her experience of always being in physical therapy for her knee injury, she has built a strong interest in the field and is excited to be able to contribute on the Administrative side.
When Tiffany isn't at school or work, she enjoys weightlifting, hiking, snowboarding, and building custom keyboards. She is also in the drumline and plays the marching bass drum and does it competitively in the WGI and DCI at world class level. She also really enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her dog, Luna.
Al Jamm received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Wayne State University and has over a decade of experience in the Health and Fitness Industries. He has worked with a variety of clients from competitive collegiate athletes and post-rehab patients, to seniors and beginners with no exercise background. Coach Al is confident he can develop a fitness program that is science backed and tailored just for you.
Al is also a certified Fitness Coach through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). In addition he specializes in corrective exercise and stretching techniques. He believes that identifying and fixing imbalances, miss-alignments and movement compensations are crucial to alleviate pain and improve the overall quality in one’s everyday life.
Coach Al wants to make a difference in your life by giving you the tools and proper coaching you need to earn your best body and feel your best. His workouts are fun, creative and appropriate to your fitness level. No matter what your goals are, Al is committed to help you get on track and support you to achieve your fitness goals.