The Prehab Guys
Doctors of Physical Therapy
Strength and Conditioning Specialists
“Optimizing human movement and performance, promoting longevity, and keeping your movement system in tune. Instilling new meaning into Physical Therapy.”
Normally when you think of the term “physical therapy”, what comes to mind? Learning to walk again after a car crash? Recovering from surgery? The standard physical therapy model normally entails rehabilitation after injury. Now, could those same injuries have been prevented? Could that surgery have been avoided? What if you could optimize your human movement system to perform at its peak all the time?
We, The Prehab Guys, want to instill new meaning into the term physical therapy. Physical therapy is the key to preventative rehabilitation or “PREHAB” for short. Physical therapists are human movement consultants. In order to take care of our bodies, we humans seek dentists for oral hygiene, physicians for internal medicine, and eye doctors to preserve our vision. Movement is just another pillar in which care must be given as well.
We are The Prehab Guys, Doctors of Physical Therapy who you can follow and communicate with regarding your movement system. Our mission is to provide accurate information to help you move better to decrease your risk of injury.
Michael Lau received his Bachelor of Science degree in physiology from the University of California, Los Angeles and is currently in his final year as a Doctor of Physical Therapy Candidate at the University of Southern California. Michael is in Beijing for the next 5 months as part of a team from USC training the first generation of physiotherapists in China, working at the Olympic Birdsnest and Watercube. Michael has worked at numerous sports and orthopedic clinics in the Los Angeles area, including Kaiser West Los Angeles, Paulseth and Associates Physical Therapy, Harbor Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, Torrance Physical Therapy, and Weihner and Associations Physical Therapy. Michael holds certifications as a NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist, in Niel Asher Technique, and in IASTM from SmartTools.
Arash Rex Maghsoodi
Arash Maghsoodi received his Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from San Diego State University. After sustaining a career-ending ankle sprain while playing collegiate soccer, he realized how disabling and life-altering injuries can be. Arash currently resides in Los Angeles and is in his final year as a Doctor of Physical Therapy Candidate at the University of Southern California. He has had clinical clerkships primarily in the orthopedic and sports setting including: Glendale Adventist Medical Center (TWC), California Rehab & Sports Therapy, Lavayen PT, & USC PT Associates. He is currently in his final clinical rotation at Kaiser Sunset. Arash is keeping the family legacy of becoming a physical therapist, as his mother is a practicing clinician of 30 years in the Orange County area.
Craig Lindell received his Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from the Pennsylvania State University and is currently in his final year as a Doctor of Physical Therapy Candidate at the University of Southern California. Craig is currently at one of USC’s faculty practices located in Los Angeles, California. Craig has completed clinical affiliations in numerous physical therapy settings including orthopedics, sports, neurology, oncology, pediatrics, and cardiopulmonary at locations including Keck USC, UCSD Medical Center, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. Craig has experience with movement disorders and stroke rehabilitation, and is a Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR!) certified therapist. Craig has a special interest in golf, crossfit, and neurologic rehabilitation.
Editor – Zach Johnston
Zach Johnston received his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from the University of California, Berkeley and is currently in his final year as a Doctor of Physical Therapy Candidate at the University of Southern California. Zach is in his final clinical rotation at Glendale Adventist Therapy and Wellness Center. He has completed clinical affiliations in numerous physical therapy settings including orthopedics, sports, acute inpatient, pediatrics, and cardiopulmonary at locations including The Cypress Center, UCSF Medical Center, Sharp Rees-Stealy, Ventura County Medical Center, and California Rehab & Sports Therapy. When not editing Prehab Guys posts and working as a PT, Zach enjoys rock climbing, playing soccer, hiking, and playing music.