Aliso Viejo Team

Lauren Pai

Lauren Pai, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Lauren graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health. With a background in dance, interest in movement, and eagerness to help others she explored the field of physical therapy working as a Physical Therapy Aide. As an aide she valued interacting with diverse individuals and making personal connections to provide a better experience for those in the clinic. Lauren soon decided to pursue a career in physical therapy and received a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.

Lauren has completed clinical rotations in outpatient orthopedic settings, working with patients across the lifespan and providing individualized care involving manual techniques and exercise to improve their quality of life and overall health and wellness.

Outside of work you will find her with her four dogs, at a coffee shop or eatery, enjoying any outdoor activities or trying something new.

Heather

Heather Hunt, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Heather has been a part of the Intecore Physical Therapy family since 2013. She moved to Orange County, CA just after graduating from the Tarrant County College (Texas) Physical Therapist Assistant program. Prior to pursuing her PTA degree, Heather spent 5 years as a Physical Therapy Aide, specifically in sports medicine and orthopedic clinics.

Heather decided that she wanted to pursue a career in physical therapy as a young teen, this decision was heavily influenced by her experience growing up with two siblings with orthopedic challenges, where she saw first-hand the value and positive effects of physical therapy.

Heather continues with professional development and has attended several continuing education courses, including courses specializing in the care of pregnant and postpartum patients. In her free-time, Heather enjoys cycling, going to the beach, hiking and spending time with her family and young son.

Jackie

Jackie Minsky

Patient Care Manager

Bio Coming Soon

Patria

Parita, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Parita, originally from Mumbai, India, holds a Bachelor’s in Physical Therapy and a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Loma Linda University, California. She also earned an Executive MBA in Healthcare Administration from the University of the Cumberlands. Inspired by a loved one’s successful rehabilitation journey after cancer surgery, Parita dedicated herself to the field of physical therapy.

Specializing in orthopedics, sports therapy, and vestibular rehabilitation, Parita trained in Mulligan’s mobilization with movement (MWM), Clinical Neurodynamics, and Movement Analysis. Her diverse experience ranges from volunteering at marathons for disabled athletes in Mumbai to practicing geriatric rehabilitation in Skilled Nursing/Long-Term Care facilities in the United States. She enjoys working in outpatient settings, treating patients of all ages and injuries. She has worked extensively with high school and recreational athletes to assist with return to sport.

Driven by a passion for continual learning, Parita aims to enhance her expertise in vestibular rehabilitation for treating athletes post-concussion and pursue certification as a strength and conditioning specialist. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking and hiking, aspiring to explore all major national parks and savor moments on trails with breathtaking views.

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