Alisa Eischen, founder and owner of WaveFit, has been a practicing physical therapist specializing in orthopedic disorders since 1991. She was a volleyball player for the University of Southern California (USC) who through the course of her athletic career had 6 knee surgeries and carefully manages her residual joint pain to this day. Through both her professional and personal experiences, Alisa has an appreciation for the benefits that water exercise offers in pain reduction and injury recovery.
During her work as a clinical faculty member for the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, Alisa frequently used a warm water therapeutic pool in treating patients at Orthopaedic Hospital. The pool proved to be highly beneficial to people with a variety of issues ranging from post-joint surgery recovery to pain management and preventive care. Later, in her career as Director of Physical Therapy at Torrance Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Group, she brought the benefits of aquatic therapy to patients by renting a pool at South Bay Aquatics.
Alisa is an avid local South Bay surfer who also enjoys bike riding, skiing, and traveling to surf destinations with her friends and family. Alisa is passionate about bringing the benefits of both land and aquatic based physical therapy as well as aquatic exercise to the general public in an accessible and affordable way.
Joseph Wren is a Physical Therapist Assistant at WaveFit Physical Therapy. He graduated with his B.S. in Kinesiology in 2013 from California State University, Fullerton. After obtaining his degree, he worked as a physical therapy aide for 2 years gaining experience in treating patients with orthopedic disorders with both land and pool based exercise programs. This is when he developed a passion for physical therapy and decided to go back to school to pursue a career in the field. He graduated from the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Concorde Career College, Garden Grove in 2016.
Prior to college, Joey served in the Marine Corps for 5 years where he developed a dependable work ethic. He enjoys finding ways to better and challenge himself. He has been training and competing in Jiu Jitsu for 6 years and is currently a purple belt. Joey also has a soft side; he loves Jack Russell Terriers, and has 2 named Barley and Kimura.
Julian Navarro is a fitness enthusiast who lives to be adventurous. He graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a degree in Kinesiology. While there, he fell in love with learning techniques to improve patient performance. He works part-time as a behavioral therapist and educates others in living a healthier lifestyle.
Cassie was born and raised in Southern California. She has worked in health and customer service for 5 years and volunteered in a physical therapy clinic during high school and college. Cassie has a passion for health and fitness and a desire to help others live a healthy and strong life. Cassie enjoys spending time with her family and activities that take her outdoors.
Born and raised in Southern California, Margie has always had an enthusiasm for fitness. Margie has a Bachelors Degree in Education and has been a Torrance teacher for 15 years. After her mothers back surgery she joined WaveFit to help others maintain a healthy body and mind. Running and beach volleyball are her hobbies and she loves staying fit.