Meet Our Staff
Scott Dreben, MPT
Scott Dreben, MPT, the Founder of Touch of Life Physical Therapy, holds a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Chapman University. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Northridge with a major in Nutrition. After working with a fantastic physical therapy practice for several years, Scott went on to open his own practice with his wife, Deanna, in 2005. Touch of Life Physical Therapy was born. Since then, Scott has dedicated himself to enhancing his skills through continuing education coursework that emphasize a comprehensive, holistic approach to treatment. His extensive knowledge has enabled him to use a variety of different techniques to care for his patients including, but not limited to, Strain-Counterstrain, Fascial-Counterstrain™, Myofascial Release and Primal Reflex Release Technique™. Scott is a firm believer in the ever expanding knowledge that Physical Therapy has to offer and is committed to keeping pace with the newest research and professional techniques in his field. Further, he maintains an active professional dialogue with colleagues in related disciplines in order to ensure that his patients receive the highest, and most thorough, standard of care.
Michael Ahdout, DPT
Michael Ahdout graduated from the University of Southern California with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2011. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Northridge in Kinesiology with an emphasis on Exercise Science in 2006. He has several years of experience as a former personal/fitness trainer. Now, as a licensed therapist, he incorporates a strong orthopedic manual style with several different treatment philosophies, including movement analysis and muscle imbalance to achieve pain free movement for his patients. He is planning on becoming an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in the near future. In his free time Michael enjoys music, Capoeira, hiking, road biking, and sport specific training.
Jana Metken, Office Manager
Jana Metken started with Touch of Life as a patient and came on as our Office and Billing Manager in 2009. Coming from a background in finance and business, she easily transitioned into a medical setting. Jana employs a personal and comprehensive approach with each and every patient ensuring that they are fully informed and taken care of on every level. After dealing with her own medical issues for several years and observing the process from both the patient and provider’s perspective she became interested in transitioning into healthcare. Her unique and holistic perspective on patient care has prompted her to pursue a degree in Naturopathic Medicine with an emphasis in biological nutrition. Further, Jana is passionate about clean eating and food transparency and hopes to share her extensive knowledge with the world in her own healthy holistic eating blog.
Christine Kearney, DPT