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Max Sterenson PT, DPT, ATC

Staff Physical Therapist
Athletic Trainer

Max Sterenson PT, DPT, ATC

Max is a Staff Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer at Mamba Sports Academy. He works in the Integrated Sports Medicine Department treating patients with a variety of orthopedic and sports related diagnoses.

Max graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic training from Northeastern University in Boston. He went on to attend the University of Southern California’s Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy program where he received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. During his pursuit of his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree, Max had the opportunity to work in various settings including Neurological rehabilitation, working with patients who had a traumatic brain injury or stroke, outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine. It was his last clinical internship that really sparked a passion to pursue orthopedics and sports medicine physical therapy, when he worked with the Cleveland Indians Major League Baseball team on their rehabilitation staff during spring training of the 2016 season. It was there he developed a passion for treating athletes, an evidence based approach to treatment and the understanding of what it takes to be great at the highest level of sport.

After graduation and prior to working at Mamba Sports Academy Max worked at Primary Care Sports Medicine in Tarzana for 3 years where he treated high school, college and USA track and field Athletes. Max’s background as a Certified Athletic Trainer includes working with high school and college athletes and was on the medical staff for Team USA which competed in the Maccabiah Games in Israel in 2013 and in the Pan American Maccabiah Games in Santiago, Chile in 2015-16. Max is continually attending physical therapy conferences and continuing education courses related to manual therapy techniques, blood flow restriction and the treatment of orthopedic and sports medicine diagnoses.

Max is from Saint Paul, MN where he played basketball, baseball and soccer through high school and went on to play club baseball at Northeastern University where he won a national championship. Max currently lives in West Los Angeles and enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing and watching sports, traveling and enjoying all that LA has to offer.

Danielle Cooper PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS Senior Physical Therapist

Danielle is a Senior Physical Therapist at Mamba Sports Academy who specializes in treatment of orthopedic disorders. She graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program and is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. Danielle is originally from Wisconsin, and now enjoys being able to explore the outdoors year-round in California.

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Ashley Avalos PT, DPT Staff Physical Therapist

Ashley joins the team at Body Dynamix Integrated Sports Medicine after multiple years of experience treating athletes and an active population in a sports orthopedic facility. She is extremely passionate about returning her patients back to their desired sports and activities, and to help them to set and reach new goals.

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Justin Brouhard PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS Senior Physical Therapist
Center Coordinator of Clinical Education

Justin is a Senior Physical Therapist at Mamba Sports Academy who specializes in treatment of orthopedic disorders. He graduated with honors from the University of Southern California’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program and is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. Justin is a local of Ventura County and spends his past time outdoors, or with his wife and daughter.

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Max Sterenson PT, DPT, ATC Staff Physical Therapist
Athletic Trainer

Max is a Staff Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer at Mamba Sports Academy who specializes in treatment of orthopedic and sports related diagnosis with a passion for shoulder and ACL injuries and rehabilitation. Max graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic training from Northeastern University and then graduated from the University of Southern California’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy program.

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Jodi Valentin Assistant Manager | Integrated Sports Medicine
Physical Therapy Aide

Jodi is an Assistant Manager and also aides in the implementation of physical rehabilitation under the supervision of licensed practitioners in Integrated Sports Medicine. She is a graduate from California State University, Northridge earning a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science, Magna Cum Laude. Jodi’s goal is to create a safe, supportive, fun and friendly environment for all individuals that come through the clinic.

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Lauren Jung Assistant Manager | Integrated Sports Medicine

Lauren is an Assistant Manager in Integrated Sports Medicine at Mamba Sports Academy. Lauren is originally from Orange County, CA where she first started working for Dr. Beau Daniels and has been part of the medical practice (Body Dynamix Integrated Sports Medicine) for the past six years. She received her Bachelor of Science from California State University, Fullerton and is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and Selective Functional Movement Screening. Lauren likes to stay active with outdoor actives on the weekend and traveling to experience different cultures.

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