The LAB Doctors of Physical Therapy

Physical therapy. By doctors of physical therapy. Los Angeles Biomechanics is a state-of-the-art physical therapy facility located in downtown Los Angeles.

The LAB combines technology with research-based practice to provide the highest quality of healthcare services to our patients. We pride ourselves in taking the time to craft highly individualized programs for a better, healthier you.

Operating as usual


Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. -Winston Churchill


Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. -Oprah Winfrey

Cubital tunnel syndrome: reviewing our conservative options. Link in bio for more


Don’t let plantar fasciitis keep you from surviving a zombie apocalypse.

Plantar fasciitis: the effects of manual therapy. Link in bio for more


New day, new opportunity

Forward head posture: addressing the neck versus mid-back. Link in bio for more


It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then. -Lewis Carroll

Chronic low back pain: exercise, walking, or both? Link in bio for more


Make every day count.

Shoulder impingement: lifting things the right way. Link in bio for more


Ready, set, Monday.
Runner’s knee: the impact of step rate. Link in bio for more


It is not the strongest or the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change. -Charles Darwin
Chronic ankle instability: overlooking a key player—link in bio for more
#footrehab #anklesprain #rolledankle #thelabdrs #physicaltherapy #physiotherapy #physio #dtla #downtownlosangeles #tuesdaythoughts #tuesdaytip #adaptandovercome


Improvise and persevere.
Neck pain: hands-on treatment, supervised exercise, or exercise on your own? Link in bio for more
#neckpain #cervicalgia #physicaltherapy #downtownlosangeles #thelabdrs


Improvise and persevere.
Neck pain: hands-on treatment, supervised exercise, or exercise on your own? Link in bio for more
#neckpain #cervicalgia #physicaltherapy #downtownlosangeles #thelabdrs 08/27/2020

The LAB Doctors of Physical Therapy, Downtown, Los Angeles - Academia - Tennis elbow: get a corticosteroid injection, wait it out, or physical therapy? Got tennis elbow? Research shows that physical therapy may be the best-fit short- and long-term treatment option for this annoying condition.


Represent #thelabdrs #usc #uscfootball #fighton John Pennella


Opening and closing out 2016. Thank you all for an amazing 1st year. Will deliver with an even better 2nd. #physicaltherapy #rehab #downtownla #2016 #2017


Plank city #physicaltherapy #plank #dtla #rehab #thelabdrs


Pre-party PT. #happyfriday #thelabdrs #physicaltherapy #dtla #downtownla


Lounging post-op ankle repair #thelabdrs #physicaltherapy #downtownla #rehab #anklesurgery


And physical therapy. Morning fix downstairs at #85degrees #85도씨 #thelabdrs #downtownla #physicaltherapy


Dr. John at that one clinic in the sky #thelabdrs #physicaltherapy #downtownla #wellness #massage #lowbackpain


2nd home #physicaltherapy #rehab #thelabdrs #downtownla


Weekend morn PT @thelabdrs #weekendphysicaltherapy #downtownla #fitness


Timeline Photos


The LAB Doctors of Physical Therapy's cover photo 07/05/2016

Genetically-Modified Organisms: The good, the bad, and the future

Food for thought Image by Hannah Somheygi. The Nobel Prize is named after a scientist, Alfred Nobel, who established the prizes in his will in 1885. Alfred Nobel is famous for inventing dynamite. However, he mistakenly believed that his invention would bring about a more peaceful world. He is quoted as saying, “My d...


Meet the owners of the LAB, Drs. Michael Choe and John Pennella 06/22/2016

Lost Posture: Why Some Indigenous Cultures May Not Have Back Pain

The draw"backs" of a sitting culture Back pain is a tricky beast. Most Americans will at some point have a problem with their backs. And for an unlucky third, treatments won't work, and the problem will become chronic. Believe it or not, there are a few cultures in the world where back pain hardly exists. One indigenous tribe in cent...


The LAB in the making. Our newest addition: Rogue squat rigg with suspension training 06/15/2016

Fit Philosophy: You Were Made to Move Most of us don’t exercise regularly because we have better things to do, right? Go to work, run errands, meet friends, etc. Yet we fit all of our daily routine activities without second thought. We brush teeth, wash up and groom without hesitation. The reason: we have daily activities that are rout...

[06/14/16]   Thank you all for your support as we make our physical therapy debut in downtown LA. More updates/posts to come!


The LAB Doctors of Physical Therapy's cover photo




700 Wilshire Blvd Ste 505
Los Angeles, CA

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 7pm
Tuesday 9am - 7pm
Wednesday 9am - 7pm
Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 2pm
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