We emphasize a scientific approach to physical rehabilitation, health, and wellness. Our unique concierge model allows for precision in diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plans that are developed by an expert in the field of physical therapy and focused on your needs and goals. One on one sessions at Athletic Lab will not only address your pain, but resolve the underlying mechanical issues, unlock your movement efficiency potential, and get you better, faster.
Everybody has the ability to move like an athlete. We will help you get there. With a thorough assessment followed by comprehensive and individualized programming, we capitalize on your athletic potential. We provide you with customized, data-driven solutions for optimized movement and performance. Let’s find your competitive edge.
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
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, 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.
Julia Patterson is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She started her physical therapy career after graduating as a Physical Therapist Assistant from the University of Cincinnati in 2016. She immediately started working in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine while she completed the PTA to DPT Bridge program at the University of Findlay. This allowed her to gain 5 years of clinical experience working with athletes of all ages prior to graduating with her doctorate degree in 2021. She worked in outpatient orthopedic clinics in Colorado and Las Vegas before settling in Santa Monica. She has completed extensive continuing education courses in sports biomechanics, Blood Flow Restriction, treatment of overhead athletes and Masters athletes, Graston method, and Redcord suspension training. She takes a whole-body assessment and treatment approach to maximize patient performance and minimize compensatory strategies. When she isn’t seeingclients at Athletic Lab, you might find her teaching a Pilates class or taking advantage of all theoutdoor activities readily available in Santa Monica. She enjoys getting into the mountains for hiking, trail running, and rock climbing adventures and into the ocean for open water swimming.
530 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401