Meet Our Staff
Amy B Fee MPT, ATC, OCS, CSCS
Amy B. Fee is a Licensed Physical Therapist (MPT), Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). She has also trained extensively in the Pilates method of conditioning, which she incorporates into her treatments to help get her patients back to optimal health.
Amy graduated from College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN, with a Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) in 1999 and earned her Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine from Metropolitan State College of Denver in 1994.
She has worked as an athletic trainer and physical therapist with high school, college, and professional level athletes, including College of St. Scholastica, University of Denver, Colorado Foxes professional soccer and is currently the Head Athletic Trainer and Physio for the Santa Monica Rugby Club, where she helped the Dolphins to a 2006 USA Rugby National Championship. Amy has also instructed for Denver Broncos Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation coaching seminars.
For more than 15 years, Amy has worked in orthopedics and sports medicine and is skilled in evaluation, management and prevention of injuries, pre and post-surgical rehabilitation, taping, and sport specific conditioning. She also has extensive training in orthopedic manual therapy, specializing in methods taught by Mulligan, Maitland, and McKenzie.
Amy has developed personalized programs ranging from rehabilitation of injuries to general health and wellness to sports specific performance enhancement. She has developed programs for youth through geriatric populations, and novice to elite athletes.
For the past 7 years, Amy has established herself as one of the most highly recommended practitioners in her field. Working with top Orthopedists, Neurologists, Rheumatologists and other specialty physicians throughout the Westside, she maintains the highest level of quality care in the treatment of her patients.
Amy is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), including membership in Orthopedic, Sports, and Private Practice Special Interest Group Sections; California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA), American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (OMPT), National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), California Private Practice Special Interest Group (CPPSIG), Body Arts and Sciences International (BASI), Pilates Method Alliance (PMA), and Yoga Alliance (YA).
Amy is currently working on incorporating breast cancer rehabilitation into her practice. After watching those close to her recently go through their own fights for breast cancer (and win, by the way! J), she believes she can be of tremendous help to patients in regaining posture, strength, and self-confidence to get back into life through skills she possesses as a physical therapist.
Kimberly Livas, DPT
Kim graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Mt. St. Mary's College in 2009 and previously had earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from University of Illinois at Chicago.
Kim has been involved with many different activities and sports since childhood and continues to actively participate in various styles of dance and coaching competitive high school cheerleading.
She enjoys working with the sports medicine and pediatric populations. In the future, she would like to blend these to passions to help create injury prevention programs for young competitive athletes in a variety of sports.
Kim is currently working towards her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS ) credential and would like to also further her training in the art of Pilates.
In conjunction with practicing physical therapy, Kim also teaches at Mt. St. Mary's College in the undergrad Anatomy and Physiology labs.
She is currently a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), including membership in the Orthopedic and Pediatric Sections, and the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA).
Mavis Rode, PT
Kerry McMahon, CPI
Kerry McMahon graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a B. A. in Dance and Psychology in 2008. While in school, She took Pilates every week to help strengthen her core and for rehabilitation. Pilates helped not only with her dancing, but also with her everyday life. This inspired Kerry to become a Certified Pilates Instructor from Body Arts and Science International with a dancer's specialization in 2008. Continuing her passion with movement of the body, and being able to work around Physical Therapy at Westside Wellness, she has decided to go back to school and become a Physical Therapist. Kerry has a passion to help others and hopes to teach others what Pilates has taught her.
I graduated from California State University Northridge with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. I then went on to get my pilates certification. I am a Stott Pilates certified instructor and a certified Spinning instructor.
The reason I got into pilates was to recover from my injury. I myself had chronic back pain from my scoliosis (curvature of the spine). The pain used to be so debilitating I used to be in bed for weeks at a time. I tried many treatments like chiropractic, deep tissue massage, etc, and nothing worked. I was finally going to try surgery when I saw a holistic orthopedic and he suggested that I see a physical therapist to do pilates. I was so amazed by the results. I have been doing pilates for the past few years and I have not had any back pain since. I was such a believer in the exercise I decided to get my certification and help others.
Amber is one of our part-time receptionists. She is a student working on her Bachelors degree in English Literature and Education. She is very involved her the community, having participated in Peace organizations and the Anti-war movement in and outside of school. She has also been a part of several musical ensembles and has had the pleasure of singing with the Fresno Philharmonic. In her leisure she enjoys hiking, writing short stories and making music.