Scott Kwan, DPT
Scott's education began with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiological Sciences from UCLA in 1995. After graduation, he worked one year as a physical therapist aide before beginning his graduate studies at USC. Though he went to both schools, he proudly admits that his loyalties and “allegiance” will always go for his alma mater UCLA. In 1999, Scott graduated cum laude from the USC School of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy with an entry level clinical doctorate degree in physical therapy. He worked 7 years at an Outpatient Physical Therapy office of which 6 years were spent as manager for the department and for another off-site facility. Scott then decided to pursue a path in private practice and subsequently opened San Gabriel Valley Physical Therapy in 2005. He lives in the community that he works and hopes to impact his patients' lives through education. Scott successfully avoided surgery for both shoulders by following the recommendations of his orthopedic surgeon and the treatment plan of his physical therapist. Because of his personal experience and education, Scott's treatment philosophy emphasizes the importance of an active lifestyle as a means of easing or preventing some of the more common aches and pains that many endure daily. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf at different Southern California courses, basketball, fishing, playing guitar, and most importantly spending time with his family.
Ivy Wong, DPT
Ivy graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physiological Sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles. She continued her education in graduate studies and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the Mount Saint Mary's University. Her clinical experiences includes areas such as inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient orthopedic and sports rehabilitation, and pediatric physical therapy. Ivy joined our team in 2016 and brings added depth to our team's approach in treatment. She is certified in LSVT BIG, a program that's designed for people with Parkinson's Disease and other similar movement disorders. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking at various local and destination hiking trails and spending time with her family and friends.
Saou Hong, PTA
Saou received his Bachelor of Science at Cal State Fullerton University in 2011. His interest and heart in helping people led him to pursue a career in physical therapy. In 2015, Saou graduated from the Cerritos College Physical Therapist Assistant Program and received his license to practice physical therapy. His clinical experiences include areas such as inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient orthopedic and sports rehabilitation, and aquatic therapy. In his spare time he enjoys playing various sports such as basketball and tennis. He also spends his leisure time hiking, DJ'ing, and winning eating contests. Saou joined our team in 2016 and has been instrumental in helping our patients achieve their physical therapy rehabilitation goals.
Peter Young, PT
Peter received his Physical Therapy degree from the California State University of Long Beach. He has been practicing physical therapy for the past 36 years. Peter treatment philosophy takes a practical and functional approach. Peter believes a thorough postural analysis and correct sequences of exercises are key factors in addressing spinal issues. Peter’s strength is in correctly analyzing and identifying gait deviations that may cause hip and knee problems as well as compensatory mechanisms that may lead to other issues. He has extensive knowledge and experience in treating patients with strokes. His expertise over the span of his career include orthopedics, neurological rehabilitation, orthotics management, and gait analysis. Peter currently works as an independent contractor for San Gabriel Valley Physical Therapy.