Mindy Garvey graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Arizona and then earned her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University in 1991. She began her professional career at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic where she rehabilitated professional, collegiate, and amateur athletes for full return to sport. As a former competitive softball player, Mindy specializes in throwing athletes and rehabilitation strategies following rotator cuff, shoulder labrum, and elbow injuries. Whether athletes are avoiding surgery or recovering from them, Mindy utilizes a comprehensive throwing program to return them safely to the field. In addition to working with athletes and adolescent sports medicine patients, she treats a diverse patient population including geriatric, total joint replacement, spine, and infants with torticollis. Mindy treated orthopedic clients in the South Bay for over ten years before opening TAG Physical Therapy in El Segundo with co-owner Cathy Tarte.
PT, OCS, CLT
Cathy Tarte graduated from Mount St. Mary’s College with a degree in physical therapy in 1989 and later obtained her Orthopedic Clinical Specialty certification in 1999, recertifying in 2009. She worked at UCLA for ten years in various rehabilitation settings, including general orthopedics, sports medicine, and in the UCLA athletic training room. Cathy also has a special expertise in physical therapy for breast cancer patients and has worked as the PT on the breast cancer team at the Revlon UCLA Breast Center since 1992. She is a certified lymphedema therapist and oversees the lymphedema program at TAG PT. Cathy opened TAG Physical Therapy in 2006 with co-owner Mindy Garvey.
Liz Glozman received her Master’s degree in physical therapy from Boston University in 1989 and started her career at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. As her career evolved, she focused her interest in women’s health physical therapy. She specializes in pre- and post-partum injuries, incontinence, and pelvic floor dysfunction, but also enjoys working with orthopedic patients. Liz teaches orthopedic and women’s health curriculum at Mount St. Mary’s College and Chapman University. She also lectures in the “Mommy and Me” classes through the South Bay Adult School for prevention of incontinence and proper abdominal strength.
PT, DPT, OCS
Katie Lowes received her Masters and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees from Columbia University, where she graduated with high honors. While an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, she was a four-year member of the top -ranked intercollegiate swim team. Katie integrates her clinical experience, education, and background as an athlete into her care of all patients. She treats all types of orthopedic injuries and specializes in athletic injuries from adolescence into adulthood, neck and lower back pain, and chronic pain. She obtained her Orthopedic Clinical Specialty certification in 2012. Katie is a member of the United States Swimming Sports Medicine Network as a preferred clinician for local swimmers and aquatic athletes. Outside of the clinic, she enjoys swimming, hiking, skiing, tennis, and triathlons.
Faith Rea received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Azusa Pacific University. While working towards her degree she worked as a graduate student assistant, and research assistant in orthopedics, where she was awarded for her servantship. During her research and education she became largely influenced in movement science impairments and optimizing the way people move and function. She is currently working towards becoming an orthopedic clinical specialist. She received her B.S. in Physical Education and Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise science from California State University, Bakersfield. Faith competed for four years as a Division I soccer player at CSUB. She continues to have a passion for athletics and remains engulfed in the soccer world since her husband coaches at CSUDH and for some local club teams. She enjoys good food, hanging out with friends and family and being outdoors.
Jessi Smith received both her bachelors in Applied Health and Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Azusa Pacific University. Her passion for the field of physical therapy developed in her high school years while playing a number of sports including soccer, track and field, and badminton. She finds the anatomy and the mechanics of the human body fascinating and enjoys a career that allows her to serve others. She is inspired by movement science and applies its principles to help patients diminish pain and heal from injury. As a native to northern Arizona she loves traveling back home when she can, as well as around the world with her husband Logan. She loves hiking, snowboarding, running and playing a variety of sports.
Richelle Drake is a Lymphedema Therapist who began her specialty with certification from Austria’s Dr. Vodder School of Manual Lymph Drainage in 1993. She received advanced training in the Casley-Smith Method of Complex Lymphatic Therapy at the University of Adelaide, Australia in 1996, and later she studied at the Földi Specialty Clinic for Lymphedema in Germany in 1998. Richelle established UCLA’s Lymphedema Program in 1993, where she worked for over five years in the UCLA Rehabilitation Services Department as Senior Lymphedema Therapist. There she met and began her working relationship with Cathy Tarte, TAG’s co-owner. Richelle’s technique of lymphatic manipulation is gentle and non-invasive and is applied to patients with lymphedema of many varieties. Her goal is not only to reduce swelling, but to empower patients by teaching them self-massage and other effective self-management techniques to regain control in their lives.
CPC, Operations Manager/
Medical Billing Specialist
Ava Phengsy graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA and has worked at TAG Physical Therapy since 2007. Ava specializes in medical billing and office management. She earned a certificate of completion in medical billing and has her credential as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). During her free time, Ava enjoys zumba fitness, cooking, and cheering on her Bruins.