Andrew Vertson received his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from California State University, Fresno in 1990. He then earned his Master’s of Physical Therapy degree in 1996 and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2002 from Loma Linda University. In 1996 he earned his Certification as an Athletic Trainer. He has also completed extensive post-graduate course work in orthopedic manual therapy through Kaiser-West Los Angeles and the Ola Grimsby Institute. And he was a staff physical therapist at the prestigious Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California. Today, Andrew is Doctor of Physical Therapy at Intecore Physical Therapy in Foothill Ranch, California.

Andrew has more than eighteen years of clinical experience, and extensive continuing education in outpatient orthopedic and athletic settings. During that time, he has worked with professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball, in addition to numerous Olympic gold medalists and movie & television personalities. In his free time, Andrew enjoys cooking, flying as a private pilot, and traveling with his twin daughters.

As Pazoo.com Physical Therapy Expert, Andrew will provide site visitors with simple insights into PT so they can function better and achieve their full potential.

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