Physical Therapy is the art and science of applying physical agents, forces, exercise, and manual techniques to promote healing and increase function and well being. We work within the broader medical community and emphasize evidence based interventions supported by medical research. A Physical Therapist practitioner (PT) is licensed by the state in which he/she practices and in California is represented by the Physical Therapy Board of California.
Most patients are referred to us by their personal physician or specialist. We evaluate and treat patients to address functional limitations related to a medical diagnosis, and/or a physical or neurological condition. Our primary insight is to evaluate human movement and design a treatment plan to overcome or mitigate abnormal movement and dysfunction. We evaluate each patient to address gross and fine motor control, musculoskeletal integrity, postural dynamics, and strength and range of motion. A treatment plan is formulated with the patient according to his goals and treatment potential.
Physical Therapy has been proven to be effective in addressing a multitude of ailments including pain, weakness, postural dysfunction, gait and balance disturbance, and poor endurance.
Mr. Fisher has over 21 years experience as a Physical Therapist in the outpatient setting. He is a proponent of evidence based practice and strives to reach each individuals utmost potential. Post surgical, spine and sports medicine are among his treatment interests. “The road to recovery starts with a good plan”.
Dr. Omar Flores, PT, DPT, CSCS, CCWC grew up in Lodi, California and moved to Carpinteria in 2013 with his wife, Kelli. He is a former United States Marine Corps Sergeant and did two tours overseas, including Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.
Dr. Flores specializes in myofascial release, which is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to immediately eliminate pain and restore motion.
He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), a Certified Clinical Weightlifting Coach (CCWC) and a Clinical Athlete Practitioner, allowing him to work specifically with athletes who want to get stronger or improve their performance.
Dr. Flores likes to take a functional-based approach to physical therapy. This signifies that he looks for the imbalances that cause pain by looking at the whole body, not just the injured area. Since the body is a tightly interconnected system, injuries cause changes that ripple through the whole body. Learning how the whole body has adjusted to injury reveals your roadmap to becoming pain-free once again.
He has and his wife raise their 2 kids, Maya and Kaiani. He enjoys CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifting, running, paddle boarding, surfing, and hanging out at the beach with his family.
Education and Certifications
- B.S. Kinesiology, Exercise Science: California State University Long Beach
- Doctor of Physical Therapy: University of the Pacific, Stockton CA
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS): National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
- Certified Clinical Weightlifting Coach (CCWC): Clinical Athlete
- CPR Certified: American AED/CPR Association
Kathy Cummings, PT graduated from Mount St. Mary’s College in 1986 with a B.S in Physical Therapy. Kathy has worked in a variety of rehab settings including hospitality based inpatient, skilled nursing and outpatient clinics. The majority of her career has been spent working with our homebound population in a Home Health environment in the Santa Barbara area.
Together with her husband Gary, she raised her family of four children in Carpinteria. Over the years, Kathy has enjoyed participating with her family in the many activities our beautiful little town has to offer.
Kathy has been working for Via Real Physical Therapy for nearly 5 years. She feels privileged to be able to work so close to home and serve her friends and neighbors in our friendly, little town. She particularly enjoys the challenge of assisting clients of all ages recover from surgery, injury and disease and achieve their highest potential.
Doreen Reynolds, Front Office Support
Doreen joined Via Real Physical Therapy in December of 2012 and has been supporting the medical field for over 25 years, in both front and back office capacity. She is bilingual in Spanish and enjoys seeing her patients progressing during their recovery efforts.
Her interests include walking and riding her bike with her family along the beachfront of Ventura and loves holding large family dinners with her husband during the holidays or special occasions.
Jordyn Frazier, PTA, BS, LMT took a leap of faith and moved to Carpinteria after growing up in Gilbert, Arizona for almost 23 years. Her student internship here at our clinic then turned into her first job as a PTA at Via Real Physical Therapy. She earned her Occupational Associates of Physical Therapist Assistant Studies in Mesa, Arizona at Pima Medical Institute in 2019 when she decided to change career paths after nine years of being a Licensed Massage Therapist. In 2016, she also graduated from Arizona State University earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Wellness with a minor in Nutrition and Healthy Living.
Growing up, Jordyn was always fascinated by how the human body functioned as a whole and what it was capable of achieving through exercise and the science behind it. She wanted to take her passion a step further and continue working in the pain management industry in a different perspective. She enjoys working and helping individuals who are motivated to achieve their goals and well-being so they can get back to feeling like their strong healthy selves again.
In her free time she enjoys working out at her local CrossFit gym, hiking, hot yoga, going to the beach and spending time with friends, family and her animals Nala and Dexter.