1100 S. Coast Hwy #301B. Laguna Beach

About Us

Erin Jackson, MS PT, CPI, owner

Erin Jackson, who has been practicing in orthopedic physical therapy since 1994, has an obvious empathy with her patients. An athlete who once sustained a painful injury, she knows first-hand how effective physical therapy can be in returning a person to a full and pain-free life.

Erin earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology (including completion of the pre-med curriculum) from the University of Georgia in 1990. She received her Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from The University of the Pacific, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 1994.

She has also been an athlete her entire life, playing volleyball, basketball and softball in high school. She played Division 1 volleyball for The Ohio State University and The University of Georgia. While playing volleyball in college, Erin sustained a severe injury to her lower back and was diagnosed with two herniated discs in her lumbar spine.

She avoided surgical intervention by focusing on intense rehabilitation. She was able to return to the court in four months. Erin says that experience is what propelled her to pursue a career in orthopedic physical therapy and sports medicine and ultimately to open her own clinic.

Erin also spent many years coaching club and high school volleyball. While earning her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy, she coached her former high school team (St. Mary’s High) for three years, taking them to the state semi-finals in Division IAA for two consecutive years.

She moved to Orange County in 1995 to manage an orthopedic physical therapy practice and also returned to coaching in 1998 as an assistant coach at Canyon High School for Trent Jackson.

Erin and Trent married in 2004 and now have two young children, Makenna and Nathan. Trent has been the head volleyball coach at Edison High School since 2002 and coaches club volleyball for Balboa Bay Volleyball Club and Orange County Volleyball Club.

Erin continues to advance her knowledge and skills and has taken numerous specialized courses in orthopedic and manual therapy, strength training and design, hand therapy, pre and post-natal fitness, shoulder, knee and spine courses.

She also earned a certification as an Ergonomic Assessment Specialist through The Back School of Atlanta.

Erin was first introduced to Pilates during her post-graduate studies and quickly realized that with the roots of Pilates based in rehabilitation, it was a natural fit to incorporate Pilates into her physical therapy programs. She became certified in Pilates through D. K. Body Balancing Method of Pilates Rehabilitation and Conditioning in 2004.


Jennifer Rickards - Pilates Instructor

Driven by her love to help people achieve their fitness goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle, Jennifer has been teaching Pilates for more than two years.

She completed her Pilates certification through Orange Coast College with an emphasis on rehabilitation.

Jennifer joined Jackson Physical Therapy & Studio in January 2011 to complete her teaching hours. She is now teaching private Pilates as well as our mat and reformer classes.

With her experience in rehabilitation she is the perfect fit to work with our physical therapy clients utilizing the Pilates Method.

In her spare time Jennifer can be found playing tennis, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, running, and reading.


Katie Mae Bond, MA, RYT, CPT

Katie Mae Bond is registered through the Yoga Alliance as a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher. Her training is in Vinyasa Flow and Hatha Interdisciplinary.

Katie is also certified through the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America as a Personal Trainer and In-door Cycling Instructor.

After graduating with her Master's Degree from university, Katie began her yoga journey. She has been studying yoga for more than 10 years.

As a student of many forms of yoga, Katie is dedicated to promoting peace and the yoga lifestyle. Wonderful yoga mentors have surrounded her and excellent training has helped her perfect her skill and teach yoga internationally through workshops.

Katie enjoys helping others to connect their body and mind while receiving the benefits of the yoga asanas.

When Katie is not traveling, she resides in Laguna Beach. She loves the beach and the outdoors and you can find her teaching a variety of fitness classes in the Orange County area.

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