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Julian Manrique

MPT, OCS, FAFS

Julian Manrique is the leader and owner of Focus Physical Therapy in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. Since he can remember, he’s been interested in the way the human body works and how we can make it function better — ultimately inspiring him to become a physical therapist.

He founded Focus PT with the vision of treating clients as individuals, with their own goals, values, and desires. He listens carefully to the clients to better understand their needs — working together to help establish goals that are meaningful to them, all while doing his best to answer any and all questions. Helping his clients return to the lifestyles and activities they adore is what inspires him to continue to grow and learn as a PT.

Julian graduated from Loma Linda University and has multiple certifications – Astym Certified, Nike Golf – NG360 Golf Performance Specialist, and Functional Manual Reaction Certified.

Julian was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and grew up in Loma Linda, CA. He loves spending his time outdoors – mountain biking, surfing, or hiking. His wife Laura, two children, and his Bernese Mountain dog, Magnum make up his family.

His favorite phrase is “Never Give Up” and he hopes his clients know that they can always count on that from Focus PT.

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Bryant

PT, DPT

Byrant is a PT at Focus Physical Therapy. He graduated from the University of St. Augustine for Health and Science. He has certification in Certified Applied Function Science, Level 1, and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization.

Bryant has always been interested in working in health care. His pursuit of physical therapy began when he volunteered at the local PT clinic. There, he fell in love with the dedication and care the physical therapists had for their patients. His journey led him to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He enjoys being a PT because he can use his knowledge and skills to improve the client’s quality of life and function.

In his free time, Bryant enjoys snowboarding, rock climbing, road biking, weight lifting, and cooking.

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Olita

PT, DPT

Olita is a PT here at Focus Physical Therapy. From an early age, Olita has been interested in how the human body works, including human performance and recovery. Moreso, she’s always been interested in enjoying an active lifestyle. Growing up, she trained and competed in track and field, mid-distance running, and cross-country skiing. These interests combined with a passion for helping people led her to pursue a career in physical therapy. 

Olita is originally from Latvia, a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. In her free time, she enjoys running, cycling, hot yoga, and hiking with her 2 dogs – Skye and Lily.

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Junoe

Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant

Junoe is a Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant here at Focus Physical Therapy. He graduated from Pima Medical Institute where he received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy.

What inspired Junoe to become a Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant was having an uncle with muscular dystrophy. First hand, he was able to experience a family member with home health physical therapy sessions and he would witness how they would improve his uncle’s quality of life throughout these sessions. Seeing the quality care they provided his uncle inspired Junoe to pursue a career in physical therapy.
During his free time, Junoe loves to hang out with his friends, family, and his two dogs – Lea and Mika. He enjoys activities such as snowboarding, traveling, and anything active.

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Whitnee

Patient Care Coordinator

Whitnee is a Patient Care Coordinator for Focus PT. In her free time, she likes to read, write, draw, hike, camp, travel, and spend time with her husband Dan, and their dog, Howie. 

Her favorite quote is: “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved for ourselves, or rather, love in spite of ourselves.” – Victor Hugo

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Kieran

Patient Care Coordinator

Kieran is a Patient Care Coordinator for Focus Physical Therapy. Originally from Singapore, she loves spending her time hiking, camping, traveling, and skiing. She has two cats named Milo and Margot and she’s lived in five countries. 

Her favorite quote is “We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.” – Bob Ross

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Carrie

Billing Manager

Carrie works in the Billing Department, providing guidance and direction to staff concerning all aspects of both insurance and patient billing and collections, in compliance with the standards and procedures set forth by Julian Manrique, the owner and leader of Focus Physical Therapy. 

Carrie was born in Manila, Philippines, and has called Orange County her home for over 40 years. Before working in healthcare, Carrie has over 10 years of working in the hospitality industry. She enjoys event planning and socializing. She also enjoys gardening, and ballroom dancing and makes sure she travels every year to a new destination. But what she enjoys the most is spending time with her two beautiful granddaughters.

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