Let us help you find the perfect physical therapist

The LAB Doctors of Physical Therapy

Let us help you find the perfect PT


Mon 9:00 am - 8:00 pm  
Tue 9:00 am - 8:00 pm  
Wed 9:00 am - 8:00 pm  
Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm  
Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm  
Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm  


Dr. John Pennella attended USC, receiving his Doctorate of Physical Therapy,and is also a Certified Strengthening and Conditioning Specialist. John has worked with high school to professional athletes throughout his clinical rotations in graduate school, as well as children and elderly in home health care services. Through his clinical education, doctorate training, and experiences in orthopedics, sports medicine, acute care, neurology, pediatric care and manual therapy he has developed his own style of physical therapy. Dr. Michael Choe also received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from USC. He has worked in a wide range of settings, including acute care, home health and outpatient orthopedic facilities. Michael emphasizes patient education to promote the understanding of structural impairments, as well as therapeutic exercises, to modify daily activities for management and prevention of symptoms for long-term success. Michael is also fluent in Korean.

What makes your practice special when compared with others in the area?

The LAB provides premium one-on-one physical therapy and rehabilitative services, including therapeutic exercise, movement analysis, manual therapy, modalities, ergonomic assessment and functional or sports-specific training. Our specialties include orthopedics, pre/post operative care, sports medicine, geriatrics, vestibular and neurological rehabilitation. Collaborating sophisticated technology with innovative intervention plans, the LAB has a particular attention to detail. We're not fans of recycled programs that are otherwise generalized and mundane. Our doctors work one-on-one with your individual needs to design unique and specific rehabilitation programs for a most efficient recovery. No middle man, just you and the doctor.

What are you and your team proud of at your practice?

The LAB staff specializes in the science of movement, setting up shop in the heart of downtown LA. The LAB owners are doctorate-level physical therapists from USC, the top-rated PT school in the nation since 2004. We answer your call and right to the best quality of care.

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