At Evolution Physical Therapy, we are committed to providing you with the most personalized, skilled physical therapy service around. Expect your experience with us to be challenging, rewarding, and fun.
Darwin Fogt, President MPT
Martina Fogt - Clinical Director (Bebe), MPT
Michael Giunta - Clinical Director (Evolution Fitness), DPT, CSCS
Devin Blessing - Clinical Director (EPT), DPT, OCS, CSCS
Sarah Clampett, DPT
Erika Tai, Office Manager
Alan Lew, LAc
Darwin Fogt, MPT, owner of Evolution Physical Therapy and Fitness is a California Licensed Physical Therapist with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology from USC and a Masters degree in Physical Therapy from Cal State Long Beach. Darwin has worked as a physical therapist in neurological rehabilitation and in-patient settings, but has spent most of his professional career doing orthopedic and sports medicine rehabilitation.
He is currently pursuing his orthopedic specialist certification. Licensed as a personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine, Darwin founded Evolution Physical Therapy and Fitness to create a clinic which fostered not only exceptional patient care but also provided state of the art fitness and sport training as well as professional, research-based fitness training. Darwin has been certified as a specialist for the Fitness Golfer Performance Program. In his spare time, Darwin enjoys competing in triathlons, traveling, and spending time with his wife and daughter.
Martina Fogt is an experienced physical therapist specializing in women's health at Evolution PT. Martina works with pregnant and post-natal women addressing musculoskeletal impairments, pelvic pain, postural dysfunctions, and pelvic floor disorders in addition to treating patients with common orthopedic conditions. She utilizes her strong dance, yoga and Pilates background in her clinical practice on a daily basis. Martina received a Bachelor's degree in kinesiology and a master's degree in physical therapy cum Laude both from California State University, Long Beach.
During studies in her native Germany, she gained extensive experience in teaching therapeutic group exercise classes. She was also a long time instructor at Golden West College in Fountain Valley, California. In her free time she loves playing with her dog and cats, enjoys yoga, running and competing in triathlons. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and is active in the women's health section.
Originally from Philadelphia, Mike became interested in the profession of physical therapy during high school. After observing various settings, he knew his true passion was to treat athletes like himself. Mike enrolled at Ithaca College in Upstate New York both to study Physical Therapy, and play lacrosse. While on campus, Mike also got involved in many other activities including giving lectures on Back Safety to students, and participating in speaking contests. Mike was also a member of one of the most successful Ithaca Lacrosse classes in school history and played in the National Semifinals in 2008.
After completing his undergraduate degree Mike embarked on a path to complete his Doctorate in Physical Therapy through Ithaca college in Rochester, NY. In the meantime Mike also became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and worked with athletes from very young ages, to those training for college and professional sports combines. Mike takes pride in teaching linear speed, and agility mechanics, weight loss, and diet, all while treating every patient like the athlete they are. After completing his Doctorate, Michael moved to Southern California to begin his career as a Physical Therapist. Michael now is working to pursue his Orthopedic Specialist Certification. In his spare time, Michael enjoys going the beach, snowboarding, and most importantly, staying in touch with his family.
Originally from upstate New York, Devin gained interest in the profession of physical therapy in high school. He was able to see the benefits of PT first hand as a three-sport athlete growing up. Devin enrolled at Ithaca College to study physical therapy and play football. After completing the undergraduate curriculum, Devin continued onto the Doctoral program also at Ithaca College. While completing his Doctorate, he also served as a teaching assistant for the human anatomy lab at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
After completing his Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Devin moved to NYC where he worked in outpatient orthopedics for four years. During his time in NYC, Devin became a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist and served as Clinical Director at his previous position. He is also certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment and Fascial Movement Taping.
In 2015, Devin moved to Los Angeles to continue his career as a physical therapist. Devin was drawn to Southern California due to his passion for exercise, triathlon training, and outdoor activities.
Sarah, originally from Dallas, Texas, became interested in the field of physical therapy during high school after injuring her shoulder playing volleyball. Sarah then enrolled at the University of Southern California where she studied Kinesiology and Psychology. During college, Sarah’s interest in physical therapy continued to grow while she worked as a student athletic trainer for the USC Athletic Department. After completing her undergraduate studies, Sarah went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern of California. In her free time, Sarah enjoys running, traveling, and attending USC athletic events. Fight On!
Erika Tai has been a fixture on the Evolution Physical Therapy and Bebe PT team and has been instrumental through the practice's evolution. She is the office manager at the Santa Monica Bebe PT location and keeps the show running smoothly.
Erika grew up in "the OC" and graduated from the University of California, Irvine with two Bachelor's Degrees in Sociology and Drama. She may even venture out into the world of massage therapy in the near future. Her interests include everything and anything creative such as acting, dancing, singing, writing, music, cinema, fashion, theatre and books. As a HUGE foodie, Erika is also a big fan of eating (especially when it comes to cheese and wine).
Alan brings the Eastern and Western treatment philosophies and methods together here at Evolution PT. He is a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of Chinese herbal medicine who specializes in treating musculoskeletal conditions, sports injuries, stress related and gastrointestinal disorders. Alan received his Masters Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Emperors College of Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, California. His training includes internships and training in Chinese herbal medicine, nutrition, German Biological medicine, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Acupuncture.
Alan uses a blend of traditional herbal remedies, nutritional supplements, dietary adjustment and acupuncture to help his patients live healthier, more active lives. He is a board certified diplomate of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and is a provider for many insurance
Aaron Page, DPT
Originally from northern Idaho, Aaron returns to the Evolution family having previously worked as a PT Aide while completing his undergraduate degree in Health and Human Sciences at Loyola Marymount University. Through his time at Evolution and his experiences playing college baseball at LMU, his interest in orthopedics continued to grow and his developing appreciation of the crucial role a physical therapist can play in high-level rehabilitation inspired him to further his education and hone his skills with a focus of returning to that setting.
After completing his undergraduate degree, Aaron attended Creighton University in Omaha, NE where he received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. During that time, his experience in multiple treatment settings helped him to value the comprehensive nature of treating a patient and uses that knowledge to address all aspects of patient care, athletic or otherwise, to ensure his patients get to the optimal level they desire. Aaron has a particular interest in working with overhead athletes and is currently working to pursue his Orthopedic Specialist Certification and become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. While not at work he enjoys reading, hiking and camping with friends.