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Our Team

  • Peter Lingas

    • Founder

    • Director of Rehabilitation and Performance

    Dr. Peter Lingas, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS

    • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University (2010)
    • Graduate of the Loma Linda University Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency program (2012)
    • Graduate of the Kaiser Permanente Orthopedic Fellowship and Sport Rehabilitation in West Los Angeles (2013)
    • Graduate of the Movement Performance Institute Lower Quarter Biomechanical Fellowship (2014)
    • Contract instructor for Loma Linda University, Department of Physical Therapy
    • Continuing education instructor surrounding topics such as “Return To Sport for Common Lower Quarter Injuries” and “Complete Management of the Weekend Warrior: Upper Quarter”
    • Board-certified orthopedic and sports specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties

    Peter’s passion is to teach active individuals safe and efficient movement strategies, stemming from his love of sports. Peter used to be one of those “injury-prone” athletes. Even after receiving his doctorate in physical therapy, injuries continued to haunt him. It was only after he went through a sports specialization fellowship that he realized that his body was “moving all wrong.” He put the new-found knowledge to the test and applied the same evidence-based principles of biomechanics to himself. Now, you can catch Peter playing pick-up basketball, table tennis, and running… WITHOUT pain.

    What was the secret? It lied in the understand of biomechanics and movement performance.

    Beyond that, Peter saw the need for all athletes to undergo this same type of rehabilitation and training. There is a significant lack of awareness in the world of athletics, regarding how poor movement can injury one’s risk for injury and reduce movement performance. This is particularly evident in elementary and high school athletics (primarily female athletes). He aims to reach the youth and hopes to teach them proper understanding of movement to set them up for long term success in their careers.

    Combining his expertise in sports biomechanics, performance training, and his passion for promoting an active lifestyle, Pete brings his expertise to the Inland Empire. He hopes to provide evidence-based education and specialized services to those looking to eliminate pain, minimize their risk for injury, and return to the sport they love without fear of reinjury.

    Peter derives his assessment and treatment philosophy from the mentorship of Dr. Christopher Powers and the movement principles of Dr. Shirley Sahrmann and Dr. Clare Frank. He also credits Dr. Skulpan Asavasopon and all the mentors throughout the Kaiser Fellowship program for his integrated approach.

    He envisions IPIM to be the place where an individual can come and learn about their movement patterns and understand how to correct any immediate or possible future problems. He hopes people will buy in to the program and be able to share the knowledge with other athletes.

    "Be proactive, no reactive."
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  • Nick Petrucci

    • Functional Biomechanics

    Dr. Nick Petrucci, PT, DPT, CSCS

    • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University
    • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
    • Completed the Advanced Functional Biomechanics of the Lower Quarter: Integration of Technology into Practice (Instructed by Dr. Christopher Powers, PT, PhD, FACSM, FAPTA)
    • Completed the “Retrain the Brain” Integration of Manual Therapy, Movement Science, and the Brain (Instructed by Dr. Skulpan Asavasopon, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT)

    Nick has a particular interest in athletics with an extensive sports background. In 2011, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame at Northern Arizona University as a two-time All-American Football Defensive End and two-time All-American Track and Field Athlete (Discus). Nick pursued a professional career as a discus thrower and was a member of three U.S.A. Track and Field National Teams. He lived and trained for several years with some of the world’s best athletes and coaches at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA.

    Nick suffered several traumatic injuries throughout his athletic career and attributes his experiences to leading him into a career in physical therapy having been on the other side so frequently. “If only I knew then what I know now!” “I believe proper mechanics during daily movements, especially sports specific movements, are critical in eliminating future injury and enhances performance.”

    “I am motivated to be part of Institute for Precision in Movement that strives to deliver optimal mechanics through education, manual therapy, and sports specific speed/strength/coordination training.”