Slide Santa Monica's Elite
Physical Therapy and Performance Training
Using precision in our evaluation
and treatment supported by science,
we deliver results.
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We know how important
your health is to you.
Don’t let your pain hold you back.
Get back to doing what you love to do.

Our Results-Driven Process


Fix the pain

*this is where most traditional physical therapy sessions stop


Identify and fix the root cause of the pain


Teach you how to stay pain-free and moving well for life

What We Do

Physical Therapy

We help active people solve their pain problems for good, optimize their movement, and get back to doing the things they love to do. We specialize in treating joint, muscle, and nerve related pain.

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Performance Training

We work to optimize your movement, focus on strength and conditioning, and help you reach your full potential no matter what your sport is.

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Running Assessments

With a detailed treadmill running assessment combined with mobility and strength testing, we optimize your running skill, power, and efficiency.

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Our Team

Lauren Freitas

Lauren Freitas, Co-Founder of Athletic Lab is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She has been practicing in the outpatient orthopedic setting since graduating from the University of Southern California with her DPT degree in 2014. She is trained in Selective Functional Movement Assessment and Blood Flow Restriction Therapy, and has done over 200 hours of continuing education courses including assessment of running biomechanics, treatment of upper body injuries in the overhead athlete, foot and ankle assessments and treatments for novice and elite runners, and chronic pain management. She has worked with multiple beach volleyball leagues and fitness studios in the Santa Monica area, educating players and athletes on injury prevention and integrating the science of physical therapy into the fitness realm. When she’s not working, you can find her on the beach playing volleyball and running, or in the mountains hiking and snowboarding.

Lyssa Cleary

Lyssa Cleary, Co-founder of Athletic Lab is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS). She graduated with her doctor of physical therapy from the University of Southern California in 2014 and went on to complete USC’s orthopedic residency program in 2015 where she worked with sports medicine physicians and specialized in treating patients with orthopedic related injuries, including headaches. She has presented internationally, nationally and regionally on the topics of interdisciplinary migraine treatment, neck pain/headaches and analysis/treatment of movement dysfunction as it relates to specific athletic populations. She is trained in Blood Flow Restriction Therapy and has taken continuing education courses to hone in on assessment of running biomechanics, treatment of running-related injuries, foot/ankle assessment/ treatment strategies for the runner and beyond, as well as shoulder pain management. Currently, she teaches at USC in the graduate school department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy in addition to seeing clients at Athletic Lab. She loves living in Santa Monica, embraces the ease at which it allows for her to live an active lifestyle, and looks forward to helping her patients return to one as well.

Carrie Cantrell

Carrie Cantrell, Client Care Coordinator, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from West Virginia Wesleyan College. She began her career in Phoenix, AZ working in the education sector before transitioning her focus to the wellness and healthcare space. She has experience engaging with both business and consumer clients, using her knowledge in client management to focus on programs and activities focused on helping people improve their physical and emotional wellness. Her claim to fame is having competed in the softball Little League World Series! She makes her home in the mountains of WV and is an active mom to a teenage son and two dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her son play soccer, hiking, traveling, and growing a variety of vegetables in her raised bed gardens.

Jen Shan

Jen Shan is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, earning her degree from the University of Southern California. She found her love of physical therapy during her time in the sports medicine internship program at UCLA, where she worked on rehabilitation programs for UCLA basketball, beach volleyball, and track & field athletes. Not only did she love the science behind human movement, she also loved the joy she saw in her athletes when they could finally get back to participating in the sport they loved. Jen has extensive experience in post-operative and conservative rehabilitation of sports related injuries in active populations, but regardless of diagnosis, she prides herself in being her patients proudest (and loudest) cheerleader throughout rehab! She believes the ability to move your body is one of the greatest and most under-appreciated gifts in this world, which makes her feel blessed to help people get back to pain-free motion. On the weekends, you can catch Jen listening to live music, travelling, navigating the great outdoors, skiing, and golfing.

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Athletic Lab

530 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 109
Santa Monica, CA 90401


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