Meet the Squad | Movement Rx

Meet the Squad

Dr. Theresa Larson

DPT and Strength Coach

Dr. Megan Graff

DPT and Running Coach

Dr. Amanda DeRosa

DPT and Strength Coach

Lindsay Renteria

Strength & Fitness Coach

Ray Fernandez

Strength & Fitness Coach

Nikki Ledford

Nutrition Expert

Per Larson

MBA

Dr. Theresa Larson

DPT, CSCS, SFMA

Dr. Theresa Larson (aka “Dr. T”) has become one of the healthcare and fitness world’s most sought after experts on movement health. Dr. Larson earned her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Saint Augustine in San Diego, CA. and founded Movement Rx with her husband in 2013 in order to break free from the limitations that traditional physical therapy puts on practitioners and patients. The result was a company where skilled practitioners can authentically treat patients with the time, care, and movement education they deserve.

  •  Doctor of Physical Therapy
  •  CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  •  CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer
  •  CrossFit Movement & Mobility Seminar Instructor
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Dr. Megan Graff

DPT, CSCS, OCS

Dr. Megan Graff completed her doctorate in physical therapy at Texas Woman’s University in Houston. In addition to her DPT, Megan is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, USA Track & Field Level 1 Coach and is a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) for her advanced clinical knowledge, experience, and skills in working with patients with orthopedic conditions. Additionally, she completed her fellowship training (FAAOMPT) with the Institute for Athlete Regeneration in advanced sports & orthopedic manual therapy. Less than 1% of all physical therapists in the US have both the OCS and FAAOMPT designations – it’s quite a feat and speaks to Megan’s skill in manual physical therapy.

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • USA Track & Field Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Movement & Mobility Trainer
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Dr. Amanda DeRosa

DPT, CSCS, SFMA

Amanda comes to Movement Rx after becoming a fan of our approach several years ago. An Arizona native, her love for physical therapy started in high school after it helped her overcome multiple soccer injuries. A killer athlete, Amanda went on to play Division I soccer at Northern Arizona University, where she later graduated with her doctorate in physical therapy in 2007. She has since become certified in the following: ASTYM (Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization), CKTP (Certified Kinesiotape Practitioner), CSCS (Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach), FMS (Functional Movement Screen), SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment).

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
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Lindsay Renteria

Lindsay Renteria is a 7-time CrossFit Regionals competitor who began her athletic background in gymnastics at the age of 4. She competed in gymnastics for 10 years and coached the sport for an additional 4 years. Lindsay graduated from Cal State University, San Marcos, in 2012 and has been coaching CrossFit and personal training since 2010. She makes fitness fun and has a passion for helping people move, eat, and live better. When she is not at the gym, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, and biking along the beach.

  • B.S in Kinesiology
  • CrossFit Level 2 Certified
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Precision Nutrition 1
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Certified
  • CPR/First Aid

Ray Fernandez

For Ray, fitness programs and the gym are more than meets the eye. His own experience with fitness taught him commitment to himself and to his health, created new bonds of great friendships, and provided him opportunities that have been endless. In 2013 he opened his gym, CrossFit 1904, with the hopes of providing others the same opportunity and to spread the joy of fitness and health to everyone, including the adaptive community. Throughout these years he earned a number of certifications, including the CrossFit L1 & L2, CrossFit Mobility, and USA Weightlifting certs. He has been a Lululemon ambassador and worked with many non-profit organizations like Team RWB, which inspired him to work with more adaptive athletes.

  • USAW Level 1
  • CrossFit Level 1 and Level 2
  •  CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer
  • CrossFit Mobility

Nikki Ledford

Nikki Ledford is a chef, nutrition consultant, and natural foods expert based in Southern California. She believes that physical health and natural movement can be best supported by a diet consisting of real, whole foods.

Nikki’s own nutrition journey was borne out of a lifelong struggle with allergies, intolerances, insecurities, and frustrations. When Nikki began to experiment with her diet — nutrition quality, food source, preparation method, etc. — she began to experience noticeable changes in her body.

Drawing on personal experience and a desire to help others with similar issues, she decided to pursue nutrition full time. In 2011, she graduated from Bauman College, a holistic nutrition and culinary arts academy, in Santa Cruz, California, moved to Southern California, and launched her own business.
In her career, Nikki has helped a wide range of people — from cancer patients to elite-level athletes — achieve health goals and improve overall performance through better nutrition. In addition to serving a number of private clients, Nikki teaches nutrition and cooking classes, maintains an L1 Crossfit coaching certification, and practices yoga regularly.

Per Larson

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Per is a former Division 1 and professional athlete who has finally re-found his youth due to the programming philosophy that Movement Rx is built upon. It was such a unique and powerful experience that he left his former life as a C-level executive to help deliver the combined expertise of Dr. T and team to the world so that others can find the relief and longevity he now enjoys. Per is a small business growth expert whose teams have developed and executed 1,500+ growth strategies over 20 years of serving as a company founder, consultant, COO, and CFO. He earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell and his MBA from Ross Business School at the University of Michigan (Go Blue!).

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