OUR MISSION:

MAKE HEALTH SIMPLE THROUGH

EMPOWERED RECOVERY

We teach you the tools to recover from pain and optimize your health independently. 

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT? 

Our Treatment Approach

At Deconstruct Health we do not stop at just making you feel better. We work with you as a team to develop your personalized set of knowledge and tools to help you reclaim a sense of ownership over your body, so you no longer feel lost and powerless. 

Our philosophy of treatment involves not only looking at and addressing the physical stressors on your body, but the mental, emotional, and life-related stressors as well that also have a large impact on your health.  

It is our holistic method of working towards balance of a person’s body, mind, and life that makes us unique and why our clients learn to transform themselves for long term health gains. 

Active Solutions for Your Active Problems

Active problems require active-based solutions for long term results. At Deconstruct Health we help people take an active role in their health, in order to get you back to living your life again. 

During the course of your care with us you will learn how to use exercise, movement, mindfulness based strategies, lifestyle and behavior modifications that are specifically tailored to you, so that you can go from recovering to thriving.  

 

Affirming, Inclusive, and Positive Environment

All pain is real and you will always experience validation of your experience at Deconstruct Health.

We practice through an affirming, inclusive, positive approach that centers around listening intently to our clients’ experiences in their bodies, so we can help you set your goals, develop a realistic action plan tailored to you and your needs, and achieve your health goals in a non-judgmental environment.

At Deconstruct Health every client is provided:

  • 1-on-1, 1 hour long appointment with a Doctor of Physical Therapy providing your treatment and no use of PT aides or assistants 
  • Individualized treatment plans based on YOUR individual goals and needs
  • Personalized home programs that give you lifetime access to your curated health tool kit
  • Treatment plans dictated by YOU and YOUR needs, NOT by insurance

You Deserve to Thrive 

And We Are Here To Help

Ortho/Sports Physical Therapy

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We work together in getting you back to living your life again from muscle, tendon, ligament, joint, and nerve related injuries, pain, and dysfunction. 

Some common injuries and conditions we treat are: 

  • Low back pain 
  • Neck pain 
  • Knee Pain
  • Shin splints 
  • Ankle sprains
  • Plantar Fasciitis  
  • Carpal tunnel 
  • Tennis/Golfer’s elbow
  • Post-op ACL-R
  • Tendon pain 
  • Muscular Strains 
  • Ligament Sprains 

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

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We work together to solve your problems with:

  • Urinary/Bowel Leakage
  • Overactive Bladder 
  • Constipation
  • Perinatal Care (Sciatica, Coccydynia aka Tailbone pain, Low Back Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Pain) 
  • Postpartum recovery (diastasis recti, urinary leakage, pelvic pain, pain with sex)
  • Pelvic Pain Conditions (Pudendal Neuralgia, Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome, Vaginismus, Vulvodynia, Chronic Prostatis Pain Syndrome, Penile pain, Endometriosis, Rectal pain, Testicular pain, Coccydynia aka Tailbone Pain) 
  • Pain with Sex (pain post-orgasm, pain during orgasm, pain with penetrative intercourse)
  • Post-op hernia pain
  • Pre-op prostatectomy prehab / Post-op prostatectomy rehab

Chronic Pain Physical Therapy

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We provide long-term solutions to pain lasting longer than it should. 

Some common chronic pain conditions we address:

  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) aka Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) 
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Fibromyalgia 
  • Chronic Low Back Pain 
  • Chronic Whiplash Associated Disorder 
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain 

Gender Affirming Services

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Trans/Gender Diverse Physical Therapy Care

  • Pre-op Consultation and Prehab or Post-op Consultation and Rehab for Top/Bottom Gender Affirmation Surgery
  • Shoulder, Chest, and Breathing Evaluation for Safe Binding Practices
  • Pelvic Floor Evaluation and Treatment for Healthy and Pain Free Urinary, Bowel, and Sexual Function
  • Gender affirming prenatal, perinatal, and postpartum physical therapy care

Retrain & Know Pain Coaching

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Living with a chronic pain condition can be complicated with no hope in sight.

The Retrain & Know Pain Coaching program was developed for all the people who have lived in pain for years without any guidance and have lost hope. This program is meant to guide you in how to take back control of your life from pain.

You will be taught modern, evidence-based information and strategies that make healing pain less complicated and guide you in finding the right help you need.

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An interdisciplinary chronic pain program that will equip you with tools and knowledge for lifelong success in recovery from pain.

You will work together with a caring staff of healthcare professions in individual treatment session and experience interactive treatment in group sessions with others experiencing chronic pain.

 

AFFILIATE LOCATIONS 

Long Beach Location within Roots Through Recovery   

3939 Atlantic Ave. Suite 102, Long Beach, CA 90807

OPEN Mon|Wed|Thurs 9:00am-6:00pm by APPOINTMENT ONLY

Los Angeles Location within Everybody Gym

1845 N San Fernando Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90065

OPEN Sat 9:30am-12:30pm by APPOINTMENT ONLY

Phone: (310) 893-5786 (text & call) or E-mail: info@deconstructhealth.com

 

Success Stories

Jeremy Bernstein

“Mike was exactly the PT I needed at exactly the time I needed him. His specialization in Chronic Pain gave him the exact tools and knowledge to help with my situation-tools that other (generally excellent) PTs simply lacked, meaning that my situation went undiagnosed for way too long. Mike figured it out immediately and launched me on a program that turned my lingering pain into an occasional nuisance in literally weeks… and I’m still improving. Mike not only has the tools and knowledge, but the gift of explaining ideas in simple terms. He helped me refram how I thought about my pain-which was the key to ultimately overcoming it. I can’t recommend him highly enough. ” 

Adam S.

Michael is a fantastic PT and was not only knowledgeable but was also extremely attentive and available. He said we would be able to fix my problem and we did. He even got me up and running again, something I’ve done my whole life but thought I wouldn’t do again after some bad back spasms a few years prior. I’m really happy he came into my life when he did. Highly recommended.

Amy Samuelson

Michael Aquino helped improve my life, literally… It was his techniques and patience and talking to me in “human” words that taught me how to strengthen my body and other muscles that has me walking and dancing again. He is personable and enthusiastic! He is smart and understands holistically how to heal and in my case, a knee injury that was so painful I could not walk without limping… the exercises he taught me I can easily do now that I understand how to do them. I cannot recommend him highly enough. On a scale from one to ten stars. He gets ten stars!!!

Nico Savaro

Michael is absolutely amazing! By far my favorite PT of all time! Not only is his energy infectious and his care totally genuine, but he’s beyond knowledgeable and able to make drastic progress in little time. He taught me so many valuable things, such as “Pain does not equal harm. Pain does not equal tissue damage. Acknowledge the pain and breathe through it. Visualize the neck as something soft and pliable instead of hard like a rock.” These are just a few of the things Michael taught me along the way. I can’t recommend him enough!” 

Delaine Ureno
Delaine Ureno
23:25 13 Feb 20
I’ve healed my chronic pain with my mind! And you can too! I have suffered from low back pain on and off for... several years. Usually, it was something that would go away after some rest, yoga, and time. However, about two years ago my pain become chronic – to the point that I couldn’t sleep through the night for several months. It hurt to stand, sit, transition from standing to sitting, rolling over – basically it hurt all of the time doing any activity. It made my life a nightmare. I couldn’t travel, work, or do much else. I was stressed out, never sleeping and the pain seamed to grow, initially at my lower back, then my entire back and up and down my legs. I tried everything! And I spent so much money on doctor visits, medication, chiropractors, acupuncture, yoga, etc. They would all give me temporary relief, but then the pain would come right back again. My chiropractor thought it was odd that someone my age (under 40) was suffering so much so he suggested I get X-rays and it was determined that I may have suffered a herniated disc some time ago and I had degenerative disc between a couple of my vertebrae. After more time with the chiropractor, he still thought it was odd that I was in so much pain but I couldn’t figure out what the solution could be. Then my gym, Everybody, hosted a free workshop on chronic with Dr. Michael Aquino that I decided to go to. During the event I never felt so seen and I held back tears as I listened to him describe my exact situation and how pain in the brain works and what we can do to ease pain. I immediately felt a little better and for the first time I slept through the night, after listening to one session. I decided to spend some money as a final attempt to control my pain. IT WAS THE BEST MONEY I EVER SPENT and would spend double all over again. Dr. Aquino is amazing! He made me feel safe and not like I was “crazy” for having unexplainable chronic pain. In fact, he explained to me exactly how my pain worked and where it was coming from and came up with a simple plan and exercises to help me eventually “cure” myself. I still have some pain from time to time, and if I exert myself I know that I will pay for it later. However, now I have the tools I need to “reset” the pain in my brain and calm down a flair up. I am most proud of being able to sleep through the night again, my mood is back to my best self, I can travel, and after only a couple of months I was able to start working out again which has only helped make myself stronger. The best money I ever spent. I can’t recommend him enough. My favorite thing is telling people that “I cured my back with my mind!” Thanks Dr. Aquino!read more
Yosi Perlstein
Yosi Perlstein
20:51 12 Feb 20
Dr Aquino was very helpful and patient. He explained everything so I could understand what I was experiencing in my... body and why the exercises he gave me would help.read more
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