Care Team

Our Commitment

To ignore trends and treat the individual, not just the injury; to understand where clients are in their life and their physical goals; to customize care plans using best practices from the world of PT methodologies to expedite success; to guide clients on their path to injury resistance and peak performance; to get people back to doing what they love faster.


* ma·​ven |  \ ˈmā-vən Merriam-Webster defines Maven as “one who is experienced or knowledgable.” The origin of this word comes from the Yiddish word “meyvn,” meaning “expert, connoisseur,” which was derived from the Hebrew word “mebin,” meaning “a person with understanding, a teacher.” 

As experts in our fields dedicated to sharing our knowledge, there is no better word to call our practice and methodology.


We are Doctors of Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Residents & Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists

Dr. Brooke Mitchell, Founder, PT, DPT

“Train for Life”

The ability to move better through life is the legacy we want to leave with all who experience the MAVEN method.

Brooke received her doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2006. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and its Sports, Orthopedics, and Private Practice special sections. She is certified in Myofascial Decompression (also referred to as cupping), kinesio taping, and Personalized Blood Flow Restriction (PBFR) from Owens Recovery Science. She also received her certification in Emergency Management of the Athlete in 2020. 

Prior to USC, she graduated cum laude from Duke University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Bases of Behavior. At Duke, Brooke was a member of the women’s tennis team, winning the ACC Championships four years in a row and was ranked #2 by the NCAA. In high school, she was nationally and internationally ranked in juniors tennis starting at age eleven. 

Physical therapy significantly impacted Brooke’s life at a young age, which stemmed from sports-related injuries she sustained in high school that required surgery. While many doubted that she would ever be able to return to competitive sports, Brooke spent significant time in PT, working with therapists to get back onto the tennis and basketball courts, which ultimately resulted in her leading her high school basketball team to the California State Finals and receiving a full athletic scholarship to Duke University for women’s tennis. 

Brooke’s years of experience and success with patients of all ages rehabbing from orthopedic and sports-related injuries and surgeries, as well as preventing or delaying surgeries, have earned her a reputation for clinical excellence. She expertly combines manual therapy, exercise, and movement interventions to achieve dramatic results with patients. 

In addition to tennis, Brooke enjoys skiing, golf, hiking with her dog, Pilates, and spending time with her family. 

1. Dr. Anna Suskin, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS

“It's not the load that breaks an individual down.
It's the load they are not prepared for.”
— Tim Gabbett

If your body is not adequately trained to withstand activity, things will eventually break down and injuries will happen. As physical therapists, we help to adequately train and prepare our patients for whatever load or activity or goal they are working toward so that they can perform well and prevent future injury.

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2. Dr. Nick Garcia, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

“Set your goals high, and don't stop until you get there.”
— Bo Jackson

When times get tough, it can be easy to lose sight of the goal in mind. The MAVEN team is here to help you persevere and climb your highest mountains.

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3. Dr. Andrew Cole, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, CSCS

“The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.”
— Steve Young

Don’t compare anyone else’s journey to your own. Rehabilitation is a highly individual process where we can only ask each person to give their best for that given day. The goal is to keep moving forward along your own road to recovery.

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4. Dr. Kerry McMahon, PT, DPT, CSCS, CPI

“Patience and Persistence are vital qualities in the ultimate successful

accomplishment of any worthwhile endeavor.” - Joseph Pilates

We need time to achieve goals, especially big goals, and this requires patience. Patience to trust the process. Patience to wait for the results that we work so hard to get. Patience and persistence, two great friends that help us get ahead in life. Maven is here to help you succeed.

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Train for Life

We train our bodies and minds for the life we want to live and that training is lifelong—the ability to move better through life is the legacy we want to leave with all who touch our practice.