We all have an inner physician.

Our job is to jumpstart that process.

Meet Our Team

Heather M. Sweeney, CMT, CEO, FOUNDER & CO-OWNER

Heather Sweeney is the Founder and CEO of Sadhana Health. She was a Contemporary Crafts major at The University of the Arts and spent over a decade working in the arts before graduating from the California Healing Arts College. Heather has spent the past 12 years working in clinical settings, as well as spent six years as a Clinical Specialist at UCLA’s Center for East-West Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine in Los Angeles.

Heather is certified in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) and specializes in Autoimmune Diseases, Rheumatological Conditions, Head, Neck & Shoulder Disorders, Vestibular injuries, Hip Pain, Orthopedics, and Geriatrics.

Heather is a long-time resident of Santa Monica, CA where she resides with her husband and their dogs Zeke and Freyja. She is an avid walker and enjoys hiking, knitting, photography, and drawing.

  


CINDY LIANG LECKINGTON, B.A., PT, DPT, CO-OWNER, DIRECTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY

Cindy Leckington is a highly accomplished orthopedic specialist dedicated to providing excellent care and expertise in the field of physical therapy. She earned her B.A. in Psychology with honors from Indiana University and went on to pursue her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. After finishing her doctoral studies, she completed a comprehensive orthopedic residency program, further honing her skills and gaining invaluable experiences in order to be fully equipped to address a wide range of orthopedic conditions. She is certified in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM), Blood Flow Restriction Training, Sports Emergency Response and Comprehensive Management of Concussion.

Cindy has worked with a wide array of patient populations, ranging from those with post operative diagnoses to competitive athletes looking to return safely to a high level of play. She has special interest in vestibular rehab and post-concussion therapy as well as anyone looking to optimize their life and use movement as medicine.

Cindy has spent the past ten years working in leadership positions, most recently as the Clinical Director for the Santa Monica location of a nationwide physical therapy and fitness company.

Cindy lives in Venice with her husband and their dog Lula. She enjoys being physically active and can be found hiking, running, working out on the beach, cooking, baking, and crocheting.

Languages: Mandarin, Hakka Chinese

Hawk Grips HGP Level I certified physical therapist Hawk Grips HGP Level II certified physical therapistSmart Tools Certified Physical Therapist


BRIAN SWEENEY, B.A., USMC, CO-OWNER

Brian Sweeney received his B.A. in Cognitive Science (NLU/NLP) from the University of Rochester and then served as an officer and attack helicopter pilot in the United States Marine Corps from 1988-1999. He is a senior Software & Technology executive bringing 20+ years of leadership experience to Sadhana Health. He currently serves as Sadhana Health’s business advisor and is our President of the Board.

Brian resides on the westside of Los Angeles with his wife and their dogs. He loves to cycle, run, and hike.


RACHAEL BRAVO, OFFICE MANAGER

With seven years of experience as a manager and supervisor, Rachael Bravo excels in patient care coordination, medical billing, and technology. She is inspired by seeing patient progress and loves meeting their fur babies.

Rachael loves to build computers, crochet, binge watch television series and movies with her husband. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband.


Heather Mills

Heather Mills, B.S., CMT, Manual Therapist

Heather has been a practicing manual therapist working in the allied healthcare field since 2007. A graduate of the University of Oregon and East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, OR, Heather is certified by the California Massage Therapy Council and has also been Nationally Board Certified (NCBTMB) and licensed in the State of Oregon.

Bringing almost 15 years of experience to Sadhana Health, Heather specializes in Orthopedics, Rheumatological conditions, Oncology support, vestibular injuries and post-concussion syndrome, Orthopedics, and Prenatal Massage.

Heather resides in the Los Angeles area.


CAMTC Certificate:
CA #190


LAUREN FABIA, B.A., CMT, MANUAL THERAPIST

Lauren earned her B.A. from UC Santa Barbara in Cultural Anthropology and received her CMT from National Holistic Institute in Santa Ana, CA. As a neuromuscular therapist she specializes in orthopedics, temporomandibular joint disorders, injury rehab and prevention, chronic pain, and pre-/post-natal care. Lauren is passionate about myofascial decompression therapy (cupping) and is also a trained Reiki practitioner (Reiki I).

Lauren resides in the Greater Los Angeles area.


CAMTC Certificate:
CA #81652


RACHEL CHERTOCK, L.Ac., B.A., M.S., ACUPUNCTURIST

Rachel Chertock earned her B.A.in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz and then went on to earn her Master of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

With over 20 years of experience in her private practice, as well as, working in Addiction Recovery and Trauma Centers, she brings a extensive experience and knowledge to her work. Rachel specializes in Orthopedics and Pain Management, Women’s health and Reproductive support, Mental Health and Addiction, Metabolic Support, and has advanced training in Cosmetic Acupuncture.

Rachel’s approach to patient care deeply integrates the physical, emotional, and energetic aspects of one’s health. In addition to Acupuncture, her treatments may include Chinese Cupping Therapy, Moxibustion Therapy, Gua Sha Fascial Release, and Herbal Medicine to return a patient’s body to homeostasis and its optimal state.