Denise Chyette, DPT has a keen sense for what it takes to recover quickly from your injury and become stronger and healthier than ever before! As a former competitive figure skater, Denise’s numerous injuries gave her a first-hand look at the importance of physical therapy and conditioning. She transformed her personal experience to help skaters and other individuals stay healthy and active. Denise emphasizes proper biomechanics and combines a variety of techniques including functional training, sports performance, Pilates and yoga. She also enjoys leading community wellness initiatives such as health fairs and fitness / wellness workshops.
Denise is passionate about leading a healthy and balanced lifestyle. She enjoys beach volleyball, stand up paddle boarding, tennis, healthy cooking, and travel. Denise is also highly involved in the community through the Manhattan Beach Chamber and globally with UNICEF. She gets the greatest joy spending time with her husband and two baby boys!
Denise earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Illinois-Chicago and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology / Exercise Physiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is also a Certified Perinatal Fitness Instructor.
Denise Chyette believes in Giving Back
Giving back has always been an important part of Denise’s life. In 2009, she founded Elusive Arts & Entertainment, a nonprofit organization to promote art and film in her community and disadvantaged areas. Through her program, Physical Therapy for a Cause, Denise donates a percentage of her profits to Elusive Arts & Entertainment. Clients who come in for physical therapy not only physically recover, but are able to inspire creative minds in less fortunate communities.