Our History

Gary Aston, PT, BS, CFMT originally opened the Anaheim Hills office in 1983. He hired Art Ando, DPT, MS, CFMT to replace him in 1985. Art became a junior partner in the next year. Gary rejoined Art in 1990 and they renamed the new partnership COASTherapy. The company was under constant development and together they created one of Orange County’s premier manual therapy practices.

In 2001 they purchased the Ando Studio from Elizabeth Ando to add Pilates, yoga, and other wellness services to the offerings at the clinic. Elizabeth stayed on with the new organization as Chief Operating Officer and CFO.

Although Art stopped practicing physical therapy in March 2015, the clinic continues to provide excellent care to the community it has served for 32 years.