Meet Our Staff
Dr. Joshua Lurie, PT, DPT
Dr. Joshua Lurie, PT, DPT is the CEO and Owner of BVC Physical Therapy. Dr. Lurie obtained his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Simmons College in Boston. In 2012 Dr. Lurie opened his first location in Encino and in 2015 expanded to a second location in West Hills.
Dr. Lurie has extensive training, experience and success in treating patients with a wide range of vestibular disorders and neurological conditions. Some of these include: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), vestibular hypofunction, Meniere's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson Disease and post CVA/stroke. He also has worked with patients suffering from general gait and balance impairments from a variety of causes including joint replacements/orthopedic conditions and neuropathy. Dr. Lurie opened BVC physical therapy because he felt there was a lack of options for patients suffering from these serious conditions.
Dr. Lurie enjoys being able to see the progress of a patient from their first visit through their date of discharge, no matter how long that process takes. He has also worked with athletes of all levels, helping them recover from mild to severe concussions suffered during play.
In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children and likes to stay active by playing basketball on a regular basis.
Dr. Patricia Shang, PT, DPT, NCS
Patty Shang, PT, DPT, NCS is a doctor of physical therapy and board certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist (NCS). She obtained her doctoral degree from the University of Southern California and completed her neurologic residency at Precision Rehabilitation in Long Beach.
Through her residency and clinical training she gained extensive experience treating individuals with a multitude of simple and complex neurological conditions including Parkinson’s disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, peripheral neuropathy, cerebellar ataxia, Guillain-Barre syndrome, normal pressure hydrocephalus, and ALS. She also has experience treating individuals with gait and balance impairments and central and peripheral vestibular disorders including Meniere’s Disease, vestibular hypofunction, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), and post concussion syndrome.
Dr. Shang is a certified clinician in LSVT BIG and is a PWR! (Parkinson's Wellness Recovery) therapist for treating individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Neurology Section of the APTA. She also assists with lab practicals at Mount St. Mary's University in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
Dr. Shang enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and camping, cooking, hanging out with her husband, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her family.
Dr. Ron Canonigo, PT, DPT
Dr. Ron Canonigo, PT, DPT obtained his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California and has many years of experience working with patients throughout all levels in the continuum of care, encompassing a wide variety of balance disorders and neurological conditions including patients recovering from stroke, traumatic brain injury, or concussion, as well as experience in treating patients with orthopedic conditions from the neck, back, and lower extremities. Outside of the clinic, Ron enjoys competing in triathlons and spending time with his wife & two children.
Dr. Lindsey Heard, PT, DPT
Dr. Lindsey Heard, PT, DPT obtained her doctoral degree from Mount Saint Mary's University. She has experience working with patients with a variety of neurological disorders, including Parkinson's disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and concussion. She also has experience treating patients with vestibular disorders, including BPPV, vestibular hypofunction, and acoustic neuroma resection. Dr. Heard enjoys tailoring physical therapy treatment to each individual patient, and ensuring that her patients find value in their therapy sessions. Outside of the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her husband and new puppy, going on hikes, and hanging out at the beach.
Dr. Erin Schultze, PT, DPT
Dr. Erin Schultze, PT, DPT received her doctoral degree from Washington University in St. Louis. She has a strong passion for providing compassionate and quality physical therapy services for patients with neurologic disorders using evidence-based clinical practice. Through her clinical training and experience, she has gained experience in treating patients with a wide variety of neurologic and balance conditions in the pediatric and geriatric setting, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, peripheral and central vestibular disorders, and cerebral palsy. Erin really enjoys working closely with each patient and their family to offer physical therapy care for the best possible patient outcomes. Outside of the clinic, Erin enjoys exploring the outdoors with her husband and energetic cattle dog, traveling, and running.
Dr. Claire Cronenweth, PT, DPT
Dr. Claire Cronenweth, PT, DPT obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. Throughout her clinical training she gained experience in treating a wide variety of vestibular conditions including BPPV, vestibular hypofunction, cervicogenic dizziness, Meniere's disease, as well as dizziness conditions of central origin. She also has experience and success in treating many neurological conditions including Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, peripheral neuropathy, stroke, concussion, cerebellar ataxia, and cerebral palsy. Dr. Cronenweth is a PWR! (Parkinson's Wellness Recovery) certified therapist and enjoys creatively implementing PWR! principles into her patient's exercise program to make exercise activities fun while also improving each individual's functional movement and mobility. She also has experience in treating general gait and balance impairment, as well as orthopedic conditions including joint replacements contributing to difficulty and imbalance with walking. She finds passion in developing a plan of care that is meaningful, enjoyable, and successful for each of her patients. Outside the clinic, she enjoys going on long hikes, camping, running, yoga, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.