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Welcome to Phase IV

We are here to help you reach the health and performance goals you have only imagined. At PHASE IV your customized program will be based on the same scientific foundation we’ve perfected with the world’s most accomplished athletes.

PHASE IV Testimonials

Whether your goal is to be the best in the world or the best you can be, PHASE IV Science fuels your inner champion!

Allyson Felix

“After suffering a potential season ending injury that threatened my 2016 Olympic goals, Bob Forster PT worked tirelessly in his clinic and pool to help me get back on the track in just three weeks; and on course to qualify for my fourth Olympic Games, with the fasted 400m in the world.”

Matthew Mclaughlin

“The exercise portion of my book is different from all others because it is guided by Robert “Bob” Forster, perhaps the best physical therapist in the country. He helped me recover from many injuries, and in doing so gave me the foundation for parts of this book.”

Jackie Joyner

“Bob Forster was my physical therapist for my entire college and professional career. His ability to diagnose and treat my injuries was instrumental in my success. He taught me the importance of not only seeing him when I was hurt, but for injury prevention as well. Bob was my secret weapon and without his help, I wouldn’t have been able to compete on four Olympic teams.”
  • FOUNDER AND CEO

    ROBERT FORSTER,PT

    Robert’s professional career spans 9 Olympic games as the exclusive Physical Therapist to Team USA Track and Field and Wrestling athletes. His clinics have been voted best in LA, and have served as the exclusive therapy providers for the Los Angeles Marathon. Under his care athletes have earned 60 US Olympic Medals, Wimbledon, Grand Slam, NBA, Wrestling, and MMA World Champion titles. To read more about Robert Forster, PT click here

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MESSAGES FROM THE CEO

THE NUMBER ONE REASON TO STRETCH

BY CEO ROBERT FORSTER, PT We know stretching is good for us, so why do we avoid it like the plague?  Maybe you just don’t know that stretching is its own workout, and provides performance benefits way beyond your sport. Maybe you’ve convinced yourself that you don’t have time to stretch, and you would rather grab a […]
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WHAT’S GOOD FOR YOUR HEART IS GOOD FOR YOUR BRAIN

WHAT’S GOOD FOR YOUR HEART IS GOOD FOR YOUR BRAIN By CEO Robert Forster, PT The strongest evidence for maintaining your brain health is it’s link to heart health. You can’t feel your brain working; however, it’s one of the most active organs in your body. Your heart is continuously pumping 20 percent of your […]
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MOTIVATION AND PURPOSE

Motivation and Purpose When reflecting on what it is that keeps us from working towards our goals I am reminded of Newton’s first law of motion: “A body at rest tends to stay at rest, and a body in motion tends to stays in motion.”  Motivation is the key to maintaining an exercise routine and an […]
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Better performance and less pain with foam rolling

By Shelby Stoner, PHASE IV Exercise Physiologist By now you have most likely heard of foam rollers and their use in relieving sore muscles and aiding in recovery. Foam rolling is often described as a form of “self-myofascial release,” or SMR. Our “fascia” is the connective tissue that binds and stabilizes the muscles. By massaging […]
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Hormone Response to Exercise: Leptin

By Shelby Stoner, PHASE IV Exercise Physiologist Previous articles in the Hormone Series: Hormone Response To Exercise: Insulin Hormone Response To Exercise: Cortisol Hormone Response To Exercise:  HGH Hormone Response To Exercise: Ghrelin Leptin, the satiety hormone, is a hormone that is released from adipose tissue, more commonly known as fat. Leptin does not affect […]
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3 Weeks To Mont Ventoux: Part 3

By Ron Berry P.T., PHASE IV Director of Rehab Services Part 1: 3 Months to Mont Ventoux Part 2: 2 Months to Mont Ventoux Part 3: 3 Weeks to Mont Ventoux Bicycling has long been a passion of mine. From being a teenager and riding from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara, then back the next […]
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