By Eli LOCKE
When walking into Tyler Physical Therapy in Montrose, clients feel welcome from the moment they enter until they leave and potential clients are immediately impressed by therapist Kristy Tyler. Tyler graduated from Cal State Northridge with a master’s degree in physical therapy and is also a graduate of Crescenta Valley High School and lifelong resident of the La Crescenta area. She has been a physical therapist for the past six-and-a-half years, opening her own clinic in May.
Tyler brings a dedication to her profession in addition to her experience as a practitioner. She understands the importance of physical therapy. When she was a member of the CVHS volleyball team, Tyler endured numerous injuries, which coupled with a lack of physical therapy, resulted in the end of her volleyball career. Having always had an interest in physical therapy, it wasn’t until she saw her grandfather respond to PT and seeing the quality of his life improve that
made her determined to pursue this healing practice.
Understanding the current challenging economy, Tyler is ready to help those who may have been unsuccessful in securing a prescription for physical therapy. In her “way to give back to her community” she offers discounted sessions to athletes, artists and those with arthritis who need therapy and have limited to no insurance.
Always looking to increase her knowledge base, before opening her own clinic Tyler worked on a research study at USC which attempted to learn more about Achilles tendinopathy in dancers. Tendinopathy is defined as a combination of pain, swelling, and impaired performance. The result of her work in Achilles tendinopathy research is a program that is directed to the special needs of amateur to experienced level dancers.
Recognizing the benefits of Pilates, which can include increased flexibility, posture and abdominal strength and decreased back, neck, and joint pain, Tyler is a certified Pilate’s instructor.
Tyler Physical Therapy is located at 3816 Ocean View Blvd., in Montrose. Recently named 2010-2011 NAPW Executive Professional Women of the Year in Healthcare, Tyler welcomes your call at (818) 249-3100 or visit her website at http://tylerphysicaltherapy.com.