Doctor/Patient

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Steven S. Shin, MD, MMS Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon, Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic ClinicClinical Faculty — (Kerlan-Jobe Sports Medicine Fellowship and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, USC Keck School of Medicine)
Hand Consultant– (LA Lakers, Dodgers, Angels, Kings, Sparks and Anaheim Ducks)
Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
“Mo and Kim are two of the best hand therapists I have ever worked with. Their dedication to their patients and their proven clinical results are superb. I have no reservation sending my most complex patients to them for therapy. Mo’s personal experience as an Olympic athlete is a added bonus for my high-level athletic patients.”

Roy A. Meals, M.D.

Faculty, University of California at Los Angeles, 1979-Present

Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery (UCLA)
Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery
President of American Society for Surgery of the Hand 2003-2004
Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

“I have practiced in the same location for 25 years, and I have gotten to know the quality of work of many hand therapists in Southern California. None are better than Mojca. Mojca is my preferred therapist for patients living in Torrance and the surrounding areas.

Gregory H. Rafijah, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor UCI Medical Center (current)

Chief of Hand Surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for 10 years
UCLA School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor (former)
Vice Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery, Torrance Memorial
Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery
Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand

“I cannot emphasize enough the level of my satisfaction with the care that Mojca provides for my patient’s. Her skill is well above that of average in my community and is among the very best hand therapists that I have utilized during my career.
Fareshteh M. (patient)

A patient who has been treated at Advanced Therapy Center.

“It is frightening to wake up and have your half your fingers in one hand numb to the touch. It’s even scarier to have this be a recurring injury that can’t be permanently treated or diagnosed. Luckily I was put into contact with Mojca by a prominent local orthopedic surgeon who specifically asked her to take me into her busy schedule. That has been one of the best strokes of faith that has ever happened to me. Mojca and her talented team worked with my busy work schedule, diligently kept track of my progress and modified exercises to specifically treat my condition. What sets “Mo” apart from other therapists that I have seen in the past is that she also proactively sought out what caused my condition to begin with and recommended modifications to my movement to prevent further injury. I have been pain free ever since! I can’t thank you and the team enough. I can say, without a doubt, that Mojca and the whole team at Advanced Therapy Center always get my vote for the most talented and qualified therapists in the South Bay.”
Jacque J. (patient) A patient who has been treated at Advanced Therapy Center. “After a serious bike accident, I was referred to Mo and her Advanced Therapy Center by my orthopedic surgeon. Though it wasn’t close to where I was living at the time, he insisted, unequivocably, that for the most successful result, ATC was the only place to go. I am now a believer. Due to a long rehab, I got to see first-hand how Mo and her staff treated each patient with individual care, skill, and patience. She was endlessly creative and resourceful in my treatment which, according to my physician, contributed to my excellent outcome. And best of all, I’m back on my bike!”
Tim H. (patient) A patient who has been treated for both shoulders on different occasions and was able to avoid surgery with therapy at Advanced Therapy Center. “I have had two shoulder injuries over the past several years and have been fortunate to have “Mo” at the Advanced Therapy Center bring my shoulders ‘back to life’. Initially, I had very limited range of motion and I was not very optimistic about the chances of a full recovery. However, a combination of sensitivity, patience and knowledge on Mo’s part, eventually brought back full functionality to my shoulders. I heartily recommend the Advanced Therapy Center not only due to its excellent technical capabilities but also it’s people friendly approach.”
Kim Z. (patient) A patient who has been treated at Advanced Therapy Center for extremely serious wrist and elbow injuries. ” After shattering all the bones in my left wrist and dislocating my elbow I was referred to Mo. It was the best thing that could have happened to me. Mo and her team are the most professional, patient, and empathetic group around. They understand the pain you are in but are so encouraging that you are able to work through it. I was so impressed with Mo and how organized and clean her facility is. She makes custom splints, shows you exercises to work on at home and even has a mini gym for rehabilitation. She stays up to date with the latest research from the Medical Community and is a frequent speaker on topics in her area of expertise. That is the kind of Therapist one wants when faced with such an ordeal. My Doctor told me that I would never have full range of motion with my wrist and I am proud to say that Mo proved him wrong!”
Bradley F. (patient) A patient who was treated at Advanced Therapy Center. “I just wanted to thank you for your help. Your clinic (and specifically Mo) was a pleasure to work with. I can only think that the reason I made such a speedy recovery after surgery was due to your expert knowledge and unique skills as a therapist. I think the big connection for me was the fact that you were/are such an athlete and, although, I am only a weekend warrior, I do take my sports very seriously. Your ability to understand what I was experiencing was why I connected so well with you. Thank you for being flexible with your schedule to accommodate me. I look forward to checking back with you to monitor my progress.”
Erik B. (patient) A patient who was treated at Advanced Therapy Center. “Kim and the rest of the staff at ATC are fantastic. From the first day I began therapy, I felt comfortable and well-cared for – I always felt like the concern was for my well-being and recuperation. Though I hope I never have reason to have to go back, if the need should arise, Advanced Therapy Center will be getting my business. Thanks, Kim, and thanks ATC!”
Kathryn P. (patient) A patient who was treated for a tendon injury to her ring finger. Advanced Therapy Center. “The Advanced Therapy Center has been a second home for me for the past 6 months. After injuring the tendon in my ring finger, I began therapy with both Kim and Mojca ‘Mo.’ I could not be more pleased with the outcome. They were pleasant, caring, encouraging, and honest with my progress all along the way. My doctor warned that my finger may never fully straighten at the tip. But with Mo and Kim’s persistence and expertise, my finger is indeed straight today with full range of motion. Kim and Mo, my miracle workers, proved the doctor’s predictions wrong. I am so thankful to have received treatment from Advanced Therapy Center. My two therapists are amazingly knowledgeable, thorough and professional in treatment. I recommend anyone with the need to seek help from Kim and Mojca at the Advanced Therapy Center.”
Stacy H. (patient) A patient who was treated at Advanced Therapy Center. “When I shattered the bones in my arm, I didn’t think I would ever get back the range of motion and strength I had before. Not only have Mo and Kim provided expert care and therapy, but their continual encouragement, and pragmatic outlooks, have been invaluable to my recovery. They have made what could have been a slow and painful convalescence fun, and I’ve worked hard, in part, because I didn’t want to disappoint them. They were concerned about my progress and about how quickly, and safely, I could resume my regular activities, and I am pleased to report that my arm is almost back to normal – much sooner than I anticipated. The practice is extremely well-run and organized, and the entire staff, including Mo, Kim, Kendra and Nicole, have gone out of their way to accommodate me and my injury, both in scheduling, and in personalizing the course of my therapy, to ensure that I have a complete recovery. Thanks everyone!”