OUR THERAPY TEAM
Meet the Team
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Ben Butts is co-owner of Los Alamitos Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy. Ben earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with a concentration in exercise science from California State University, Long Beach and his doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Southern California. He was one of the first graduates of the University’s Sports Residency Program. During the residency program, he served as the team physical therapist for the L.A. Sparks and West L.A. Junior College.
He has served in regional director and director roles in past physical therapy roles. A board-certified orthopedic and sports specialist, Ben has lectured at California State University, Long Beach. Ben has worked with patients referred from the top orthopaedic surgeons in Los Angeles and Orange County including: Beach Orthopedic Specialty Institute, Memorial Orthopaedic Surgiacl Group, Cedars’ Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute, OSI, Marina Spine Center, USC, UCLA, SCOI, and many more.
Cassie Butts is co-owner of Los Alamitos Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy. Her hometown isNewport Beach, CA. She received her Bachelor's Degree at University of Virginia - Biomedical Engineering w/minor Aerospace Engineering. She received her Graduate Degree at University of Southern California - Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She went through the Fellowship at the Gray Institute - Applied Functional Science. She is a certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist.
Cassie is also president and co-founder of 3 Planes. Cassie has always striven for clinical excellence in her practice and saw the opportunity to integrate technology to assist people with painful movement.
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Pam Anderson is a Southern California resident who graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from CSULB in 1995. She has worked in Outpatient Orthopedics for nearly 20 years. Pam strengths include, but are not limited to, manual therapy, posture, body mechanics and the integration of home programs for her patients in maintaining and improving their therapy progress. Coming from a sports background, Pam takes great pride in rehabbing sports injuries and surgeries to pre-injury status.
Pam has also worked several years in Pediatric Physical Therapy and has extensive experience in working with elderly to improve quality of life and perform daily life functions. Pam stays current in her physical therapy skills and assessment by taking continuing education courses on a yearly basis. Pam enjoys spending time with her family, watching and playing sports, hiking and fishing in the mountains, or hanging out at the beach.
Alex Chang received his Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. While in Hawaii, Alex worked in the Aquatic Research Laboratory which focused on analyses of swimming and aquatic rehabilitation. This is where he started his passion for biomechanics, the study of the human movement, and physical therapy.
He then returned home to Southern California where he worked as a personal trainer/strength coach before persuing and completing his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California. When not in the clinic, Alex enjoys playing golf, fishing, weightlifting, and watching sports.
Michael Venegas graduated from the Western Institute of Neuromuscular Therapy in 2004. He received his Physical Therapist Assistant license in 2007 from Cerritos College in Cerritos, California. He currently works at Los Alamitos Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, in Los Alamitos, California, and has been a mainstay at the clinic for 18 years. He has experience working with athletes at various levels including high school, college and professional.
As a Massage Therapist, Mike is an essential part of our Train 2 Shape Program where he incorporates a variety of manual techniques which include Therapeutic, Orthopedic and Sports Massage as well as Trigger Point Therapy. Outside of the clinic, Michael has volunteered his massage services at the events such as the LA Marathon and the Multiple Sclerosis Ride.
Tim started as an aide at our clinic in 2007, following his graduation from Cal State Fullerton with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. In 2009, Tim completed the Cerritos College Physical Therapist Assistant program. He has since been an integral member of our clinics treatment team.
While at LAOSPT Tim has helped to treat a variety of orthopedic conditions, and he continues to learn and add to his base of knowledge in the field of Physical Therapy. Tim's other duties at the facility include the monthly ordering of treatment supplies as well as coordination the volunteer hours for students and prospective employees.