Empower Physical Therapy Adds 4 Southern California Locations

Acquisition Adds Prominent Huntington Beach Physical Therapy Specialists Group to the Empower Family

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Empower Physical Therapy today announced the acquisition of Huntington Beach Physical Therapy Specialists (“HBPTS”), located in Orange County California. Founder-owners, Risha Strople PT, DPT, PRPC, Bryan Strople PT, DPT, TPI M2, and Nathan Kindstrand, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS, TPI-1 will continue to lead the business and join the Empower leadership team.

Huntington Beach Physical Therapy Specialists have provided outpatient physical therapy services using a hands-on, individualized approach for over 25 years. HBPTS has been known for providing excellent orthopedic practice and grew to incorporate pelvic health specialization, TMJD treatments, and sports specific training for 10+ years. They expanded their footprint to add Tustin Physical Therapy Specialists in 2018- a sports-based clinic within the new Hoag Legacy medical center. Continued expansion led to a second sports-based facility in the Huntington Beach Harbour area in 2021, and the acquisition of OrthoSport OC Physical Therapy in Mission Viejo in 2022. Today these facilities are the largest clinics in the Huntington Beach area and pride themselves on excellent patient satisfaction, consistent physician collaboration, and excellent functional results for their patients.

“Huntington Beach Physical Therapy Specialists, Tustin PT Specialists, and OrthoSport OC Physical Therapy have an outstanding reputation for providing access to exceptional care in the Orange County community which makes the team an incredible addition to the Empower Physical Therapy family,” said Empower Physical Therapy CEO & Physical Therapist Steve DiPaola. “We look forward to working with Risha, Bryan and the entire HBPTS Therapy team as we expand access to private practice based and patient-centered care in Orange County CA and other core markets as we support our fellow therapists.”

Bryan and Risha added, “While we have grown organically with our company from one to now four facilities; the time was right to implement a mature business development team within our own and grow together. Empower is the perfect choice for us because their values mirror ours and we knew at once that they are as passionate about physical therapy as we are. Empower clearly stood above the rest and encouraged our clinics to retain our culture – we are excited to help develop the OC area.” Bryan and Risha Strople will serve in their new roles as Directors of Operations for Orange County.

Therapist-founded and -led Empower Physical Therapy owns and operates clinics across Arizona, California, Louisiana, and Texas. For additional information or to find clinic locations please visit and


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