Jill Lister Whan, DPT is a licensed physical therapist who received her Doctorate degree in Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy from USC. Prior to that, she graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. from Biola University in La Mirada, CA.Jill conducts a unique and innovative outpatient physical therapy practice specializing in orthopedic conditions, movement disorders, sports injuries, and Pilates-based rehabilitation. Using a combination of cutting edge manual therapy, soft tissue mobilization, and core Pilates principles, Jill has created a gateway to unlocking the body’s healing potential. Jill has a wide variety of experience in the clinical, fitness, and wellness industries. Over the past 10 years, Jill has had the privilege of working with a wide spectrum of patients including AVP Volleyball’s top athletes, elite MMA fighters, everyday weekend warriors, teenage athletes, and the geriatric population. She believes each patient to be unique in their own healing process. Therefore, she creates individual treatment plans based upon the concept of universal development which utilizes a mixture of Pilates, yoga, and a vast knowledge of strength and conditioning. She is a proud member of the American Physical Therapy Association, and California Private Practice Special Interest Group.
As a former athlete and professional jazz dancer, Jill acquired a passion for physical therapy while recovering from numerous personal injuries. This passion led her to the world of Pilates and the power of the mind-body connection in healing. She decided to further her career and become a Certified Pilates Instructor through the Pilates Institute of Southern California in Manhattan Beach. Jill enjoys running, yoga, snowboarding, stand up paddle boarding, biking and an occasional glass of wine. She loves to travel and explore the world with her husband. She believes that true healing stems from the connection of mind, body and soul. The words of Joseph H. Pilates resound within her practice, “The mind, when housed within a healthful body, possesses a glorious sense of power.”