Free Community Seminar | Unlock the Power of the Core: What Is It?

This is an in-person seminar at the MedFit Center, 151 Kalmus Drive, Ste K3 in Costa Mesa, CA.
Refreshments and dessert at 6:00pm. Seminar starts promptly at 6:30pm.

Embark on a captivating exploration of the body’s powerhouse in our presentation, “Unlocking the Power of the Core: What Is It?” Delve into the importance of the core, as we demystify it, dispelling misconceptions that confine it to a mere 6-pack muscle. Our journey goes beyond surface-level definitions, unraveling the true essence of this vital component of physical strength and stability.

As physical therapists, we guide you through an investigation into the various elements that shape the core. From identifying crucial muscle imbalances to addressing common causes of low back pain, our presentation illuminates the interconnected web that defines core health. We advocate for a comprehensive approach, emphasizing the importance of early intervention through personalized treatments and targeted exercises.

Join presenters Alex Zhidetskiy PT, DPT and Mike Russo PT, DPT in unlocking the transformative power of the core not only as a rehabilitative force but as a proactive tool for prehabilitation. Gain a heightened awareness of the core’s significance, and equip yourself with the knowledge to foster a resilient and balanced foundation. By the end of this presentation, you’ll possess a deeper understanding of the core’s role in physical well-being, empowering you to unleash its full potential.


Space is limited! Please register below to confirm your spot. Registration will only be open until event is full. If you have friends or family that would like to attend as well, please have them complete this registration form.

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About the Presenters

Alex Zhidetskiy PT, DPT is a dedicated physical therapist with an international background. Born and raised in Ukraine, he moved to Long Beach, California at the age of seven. This drastic shift from experiencing all four seasons to constant summer initiated his love for staying active and outdoors. Alex is not just a physical therapist; he’s also been a patient himself. His own journey through multiple ankle injuries and years of physical therapy sparked his interest in this field. He has firsthand experience of the transformative power of physical therapy, and it’s this understanding that fuels his passion for helping others.

After earning his B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine, Alex pursued his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Chapman University. Now, he specializes in orthopedics, geriatrics, and pre-habilitation.

At Wellness Tribe, Alex offers personalized, one-on-one sessions where he spends the entire time with the patient, creating an individualized program each session. His goal is to empower his patients, turning them into experts on their own bodies. He believes in the potential of every individual and is driven by seeing his patients progress daily.

Alex is bilingual, speaking both English and Russian, which helps him connect with a diverse range of patients. When he’s not transforming lives in the clinic, you can find him staying active by working out, participating in Spartan races, hiking, and venturing into cosplay.

Mike Russo PT, DPT is an experienced physical therapist with a strong background in orthopedics and sports injuries. A proud alumnus of Cal State Long Beach’s respected Physical Therapy program, Mike was mentored by some of the country’s top orthopedic and manual skills professors.

With over 15 years in the field, Mike has successfully led two facilities in Southern California. He specializes in managing sports injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, postural correction, and pre- and post-operative injuries.
His approach blends functional biomechanics, soft tissue, and joint treatment techniques.

In addition to his orthopedic expertise, Mike also has a deep understanding of pelvic floor dysfunctions. As a soon-to-be father of three, he’s skilled in promoting healthy progress through pregnancy and beyond. Mike employs a variety of specialized techniques in his practice, including Mulligan concepts, kinesio-taping, the Janda approach, and muscle release technique. He is also a credentialed clinical instructor by the American Physical Therapy Association.

When he’s not helping patients at the clinic, Mike is an avid outdoors enthusiast. He enjoys spending time outside with his family, engaging in activities like hiking, boating, biking, running, camping, soccer, baseball, basketball, and surfing. A resident of Long Beach, Mike also has a passion for travel. Mike’s dedication to his patients’ health and wellness goals, coupled with his vast experience and patient-centered approach, make him a trusted physical therapist.


Jan 17 2024


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Community Education,
Free Events,
Professional Education


MedFit Training and Education Center
151 Kalmus Drive, Suite K3, Costa Mesa, CA, 92626


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