Dr. Marty Sanchez

Founder, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Marty Sanchez

I had a pivotal moment in my life during my junior year while attending California Lutheran University. I was going to school on a football scholarship, looking forward to the new season. During one of my games, I suffered a major rupture of the hamstring muscle in my upper thigh and was unable to continue playing the sport I loved.

After an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon, I was told I may never be able to return to playing football. Feeling devastated, I battled depression and feared my leg would never recover. A good friend of mine then recommended an orthopedic physical therapist in the area. Amazingly after only three treatments, I was back to jogging. Following her training regimen, I made great progress and was back in shape a few months before the start of my senior year.

That year I was named as one of the team captains and felt as good as I ever have physically. It was my best year of football. This profound experience changed my path and I knew I wanted work in a field that would change people’s lives like mine was changed that year.

My goal is to help you regain your life and improve your vitality as you follow my systematic approach with this program.

Your desire for improvement paired with my professional knowledge is the recipe for your desired results…

Welcome to the Desire Wellness family.

Professional Experience

  • 1998 – 2001 California Lutheran University, Bachelor Science in Sports Medicine, Minor in Sports Psychology

  • 2004 Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association

  • 2003 – 2005 Doctor of Physical Therapy, Azusa Pacific University

  • 2008 Certified Wound Specialist, American Board of Wound Management

  • 2011 Geriatric Certified Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association National Member

  • American Physical Therapy Association Orthopedics Chapter Member

  • American Physical Therapy Association Geriatric Chapter Member

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association Member

  • American Medical Association Journal Network Public Health and Preventive Medicine Member