Santa Ana Tustin Physical Therapy


Exercise is Medicine


About Us

Mission Statement

Santa Ana Tustin Physical Therapists lead in musculoskeletal healthcare by serving, rehabilitating, and caring for the total patient and athlete. Our commitment is demonstrated by engaging in education, advancing our profession, and acting as a resource to our community.


Who We Are

Founded in 1975, SATPT has been in business for over 40 years servicing Orange County wellness and rehabilitation needs. Out staff consists of 4 full time therapists, and a friendly office staff to assist you with all of your insurance questions and scheduling needs. Our Therapy staff has over 40 years of experience and we treat our patients as part of our own extended family.


Our Staff

Denny Patel, DPT, CSCS

Denny Patel

Denny graduated from Loma Linda University with a Masters in Physical Therapy. Denny has also passed the certified strength and conditioning specialist examination. After practicing for 10 years, he went back to school and finished his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He has taken the year-long Maitland manual therapy course and is also a certified Clinical Instructor by the APTA and takes students/interns on a regular basis. Dr. Patel was recently recognized in Cambridge's Who's Who in Business. Denny speaks English, Spanish, Hindi, and Gujarati. He also has 2 boys.

Christina Lee, MSPT, OCS

Christina Lee

She has taken numerous continuing education courses, including the Kaiser Year Long Manual Therapy course. She has experience treating patients with vestibular problems and dizziness. Christina meets with Physicians and their staffs' on a weekly basis to maintain good professional relationships and communication so we can provide the best care to our patients. She is very involved in youth sports including basketball, soccer. softball and baseball. In her spare time she likes to run and watch her two children play sports.

Tricia Aita Cheng, PT, MPT

Tricia Cheng

Tricia graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a Masters in Physical Therapy. She has taken numerous con ed course emphasizing balance, therapeutic exercise, and sports rehabilitation. She is happily married and loves to travel on her free time.

Matthew Ortiz, MPT, CSCS

Matthew Ortiz

Matt graduated from Loma Linda University with a Masters in Physical Therapy and a BS in Life Science. He then went on to complete a year long Maitland based manual therapy curriculum. Matt has been a physical therapist for over 16 years. He and his wife Kristi are both Orange County natives and have 3 daughters. A former collegiate basketball player himself, Matt spends most of his free time with his family and officiating high school basketball games.