Michael Cao MPT earned his BS in Biology at Northwestern State University in 1997. From there, he went on to earn his Masters in Physical Therapy at the prestigious University of St. Augustine in Florida in 2000, which is best known for their curriculum in manual therapy. Upon graduation, Michael Cao worked for the largest outpatient physical therapy company in the nation, Physiotherapy Associates for 15 years (Select Medical), managing multiple clinics throughout Southern California. His passion and focus is on personalized, innovative treatments to help his patients obtain and return to prior physical and mental functioning. His positive energy and warm personality, helps put his patients at ease, as well as motivating them to obtain their goals.
During his free time, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children, keeping an active and healthy lifetsyle, fishing, photography and watching his favorite team, the New Orleans Saints. The company was named after his mother (Hope) who passed away due to cancer.
John Vu, PT, DPT, earned his Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Irvine in 2004. He worked in the financial industry for 8 years, but wanting to find a true career focusing on mutual health satisfaction and fulfillment with people, decided to transition to the field of physical therapy in 2012. John earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2017 from California State University, Long Beach. His introduction to physical therapy was in 2013, as a rehabilitation aide to Michael Cao, MPT, at Physiotherapy Associates, and their paths crossed again in 2017 as John was eager to treat patients in an outpatient setting with someone with just as much commitment and compassion. Now colleagues at Hope Physical Therapy, John and Michael’s combined enthusiasm make for vibrant, fun environment for patients to come rehabilitate what ails them.
John leads an active lifestyle, with health and shape being a top priority for him. He is an avid sports fan, following basketball and football fanatically. When not in the clinic, John can be found either in the gym working out, watching sports at home, or at the local all-you-can-eat restaurant.
Leanne Komoda, PT, DPT earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology graduating summa cum laude from California State University, Fullerton in 2015. Following injuries during high school basketball and rehabilitating with physical therapy, Leanne decided to pursue a career in physical therapy in order to help others rehabilitate from their own injuries. Leanne earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2019 from California State University, Long Beach, where she was introduced to Michael and Hope Physical Therapy during her last clinical rotation. After obtaining her licence, Leanne now begins her career as a physical therapist working alongside Michael and John.
In her free time, she enjoys shopping, watching movies and spending time with her family. She has been a passionate basketball fan, especially of the Los Angeles Lakers since she was young. She is also a "foodie" and likes to try new restaurants, especially dessert shops.
Hope Physical Therapy is not only for patients, but also an institution for students. The clinic is affiliated with California State University Long Beach, University of St. Augustine, and Standbridge University as a clinical rotation site for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant students.
Hours of Operation
Located across from
Fountain Valley Hospital
Hope Physical Therapy provides personalized rehabilitative care with focus on each patients individual needs to obtain their goals.
At Hope Physical Therapy, we believe that the key to a healthy life is being able to perform all activites without restrictions or limitations. Therefore, our mission is to provide education and service that promotes self confidence, mental preparedness, and optimal physical fitness.
Hope Physical Therapy
10900 Warner Ave. Suite 117
Fountain Valley, CA 92708