About Us

Moving Physical Therapy Forward

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Meet the individuals who will be handling your care from start to finish

Dr. Shawn Mead, PT, DPT
Dr. Shawn Mead, PT, DPTCo-Founder
Doctor of Physical Therapy, USC Class of 2013
B.S. Kinesiology, SDSU Class of 2010
Minor Business Administration, SDSU Class of 2010
Dr. Andrew Van Leuven, PT, DPT, ATC
Dr. Andrew Van Leuven, PT, DPT, ATCCo-Founder
Doctor of Physical Therapy, USC Class of 2013
B.S. Athletic Training, Chapman University Class of 2010
Dr. Ryan Stuhr, PT, DPT
Dr. Ryan Stuhr, PT, DPTDoctor of Physical Therapy
Doctor of Physical Therapy, USC Class of 2020
B.S. Health Sciences, Chapman University Class of 2015
Sara Winterburn
Sara WinterburnClient Care Coordinator
B.S. Behavioral Science, Concordia University Class of 2015
Minor Sociology, Concordia University Class of 2015

Our History

Established in October of 2018, Accelerate Physical Therapy was formed for the purpose of changing the way physical therapy is practiced, viewed, and understood as an integral part of the healthcare system. As graduates of USC’s 2013 DPT class, Andrew and Shawn noticed a disconnect between the way physical therapy was taught and trained and the way it was being practiced in the community.  After gaining experience as physical therapists in management, they decided that a new and alternative approach to client care was needed.  They created Accelerate PT to not only progress and improve the profession, but to ensure that it would translate to the community level and result in a better client experience.

Our Vision, Mission and Values

To move physical therapy forward

Utilize technology and business strategies to continually improve the physical therapy profession and allow for a better client experience

  • Flexibility
  • Accountability
  • Active Learning
  • Commitment
  • Transparency

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