We Help People Who Are Passionate About Their Health Avoid Surgery, Stay Off Pain Meds, and Keep Active And Mobile

At Victory Performance And Physical Therapy, we help people in their 30s-50s heal and be as active as they want and need to be - with the confidence that they won't be "paying for it" later or making things worse.

We believe surgery and pain-masking medications should always be used as a last resort. We’ve developed the “Victory Method” - our system that maximizes your body’s ability to heal naturally. It has helped hundreds of people find long-term solutions to staying active, while avoiding unnecessary surgeries and without relying on dangerous pills.

We ONLY take on clients we are confident we can help.


Here's What They Are Saying About Us


Professional race-car driver, Ryan Tuerck, knew that his performance off the track would directly affect his performance on the track. And when “waiting it out” wasn’t solving his shoulder injury, we were able to solve his problem.

“I was hesitant to come in because I’ve had mediocre experiences with physical therapy in the past, but I am so well taken care of here. My back pain is gone and the whole experience was invaluable.”

"At first I was worried that physical therapy wouldn't work, but everything was tailored exactly to what I needed. The one on one care and emphasis on health really made a difference!"

From weekend warrior to pro athlete — we will help you get out of pain, improve your performance and teach you how to take care of your body so you can be as active as you want for the next 100 years.

Easily accessible… WITH PARKING… Kitty Corner to the Culver City DMV on Washington Blvd.

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Victory Performance and Physical Therapy was founded by Dr. Santo Riva in 2015. The obsession that he and his team have with your experience is evident the second you walk through the doors. Everyone plays an integral role in your healing process, and is just as committed as you are when it comes to helping you achieve the results you want, WHILE ensuring that you enjoy every second of the process.


Santo Riva, DPT, OCS

Owner and Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Riva is passionate about helping people be better people.  He understands and is sensitive to the emotional toll that is experienced when you feel like there’s a roadblock stopping you from being who you really aspire to be.  

He is a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, sports physical therapist, NASM certified personal trainer and former adjunct instructor of clinical physical therapy at the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy.


Damien Jackson-Ricketts, DPT, OCS

Doctor Of Physical Therapy

Damien grew up in a town with 1 stop sign, received his Doctorate from the University of Miami, and is someone you definitely want on your team in a zombie apocalypse.

He is relentless when it comes to finding the root cause of a client’s problem.

Damien is also a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, sports physical therapist and former instructor of clinical physical therapy at the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy.


Manny Maldonado, LMT, FRCms

Massage therapist

Manny is a State-Certified Massage Therapist and Functional Range Conditioning Movement Specialist (FRCms).

Manny uses his extensive experience in competitive sports, dance and martial arts to help him treat sports-related aches and pains. His unique style and calming, supportive demeanor are unlike any massage therapist you have worked with before.