Ann M. Steinfeld, BS, PT, OCS
Ann Steinfeld, physical therapist and owner, graduated from Cal State Long Beach in 1984. She has over 30 years of experience in the Physical Therapy field, with a primary emphasis on orthopedics and sports medicine. She brings an eclectic approach to treatment using traditional and nontraditional (holistic) methods of care. She became board certified in orthopedics in 2000 and recertified in 2010.
She started her private practice in 2001 with a goal of providing quality care to the local community. She previously directed a start-up a clinic at the Sports Club Irvine after completing her primary training at Orthopaedic Hospital in Los Angeles. She has worked at numerous private practice clinics in Orange and LA County prior to starting her own.
Ann lives locally in Huntington Beach. She has two children who are now in the work world and completing college. In her spare time, she enjoys time at the gym, skiing, sailing and traveling. She has mentored her staff and is proud of the quality of care that her clinic continues to deliver.
Zoe Middlebrooks, PT, DPT
Zoe Middlebrooks earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Chapman University. Throughout her time at Chapman, she gained clinical experience in orthopedics and seeks to encourage each patient to take an active role in their healing process.
Zoe grew up and received her bachelor’s degree while living in the Midwest. She relocated to Southern California in 2014 in order to reunite with her family; she loves the blue skies and has no plans to leave. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, hiking, playing co-ed softball, cooking, and traveling.
Ever since Rafael was a young boy, he knew that he wanted to massage people and have them feel better. By luck, Rafael found his first massage school while competing at a triathlon in Cerritos, CA. That was 23 years ago and massage has never left him.
He has a wide array of experience and knowledge that allows him to customize the best therapeutic massage for one’s individual needs. Through careful evaluation and communication, he will work with you to develop a massage plan that will integrate Swedish, deep tissue, strain/counterstrain, reflexology, and trigger point that will effectively ease muscle tension, increase flexibility, activate circulation and leave you feeling relaxed and restored.
Rafael has been a certified Oncology Massage Therapist for several years, which qualifies him to work with cancer patients and survivors. He has worked as a Volunteer Assistant with Greet the Day which teaches the Oncology Massage Program. Teaching for other massage students has been another passion of his and has taught at schools such as AIMT and Hands Toward Heaven Lomi Lomi Massage in Hawaii. He is also a graduate from USC and has a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science.
Cherie Adame, Pilates Instructor
Cherie is an energetic professional who has been teaching Pilates since 2009. As a dancer with 30+ years, she first started studying pilates with Diane Diefenderfer at the University of California, Irvine in 2000. Graduating with a B.A. in Dance and a double minor in Education and Digital Art, she continued her career professionally as a dancer, acrobat and aerialist performer, touring both nationally and internationally.
Cherie is a BASI graduate with her comprehensive equipment and mat certification in Rael Isacowitz’s Body Arts and Science International program. In 2011, she added her certification for Pre/Post Natal Pilates.
She has worked at two Physical Therapy offices in Orange County, as an aide, utilizing Pilates to guide her clients. She currently works in San Juan Capistrano at Align Pilates & Yoga Center as well as privately around the OC.
Her bubbly personality makes her a great fit for clients of all ages. She will be happy to guide you through your fitness and health lifestyle goals. She hopes to provide a more balanced body, healthy mind and happy spirit. The benefits of Pilates will aide in strength, posture, rehabilitation and flexibility. Focus on your core and work from the inside out. Come in for a visit today.