Welcome to Rico Wellness, home to Rico Wellness Physical Therapy and Uber Fresh Essential Oils

Contact us at (310) 980-2037


At Rico Wellness, we believe in holistic health. We recognize that a person’s health is affected by the many facets that make up their life. Our goal is to help you achieve a state of physical health that is important to you.

Dr. Rico is the owner of Rico Wellness, and has had years of experience working in orthopedic physical therapy. She holds a doctoral degree in physical therapy, and studied advanced manual therapy and pain science in Australia.

She also currently works with her alma mater, Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles, supervising physical therapy students at the United Rescue Mission in Downtown LA. She finds it refreshing to get out of the clinic and enjoys the challenges of both working with students and the underserved population.

For fun, she trains Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art, which she has enjoyed for 15 years. She teaches middle school students and adult beginner classes. She often finds herself consulting fellow capoeiristas regarding martial arts related injuries.

You will spend the entire visit with Dr. Rico, at every visit. We do not use aides or assistants. Visits are for one hour, which allows enough time for questions and explanation, which Dr. Rico has found to be crucial to setting up her patients for successful healing.

If getting to the clinic is too difficult, or if you can’t get enough time off during the day to make it, we can come to you! It can be very relaxing not to have to leave the comforts of home. It is also beneficial to set up home exercises in the actual environment that you will do them in, and we can provide an ergonomic assessment of your office space.

We can treat various types of orthopedic issues:

  • PAIN!
  • All joints of the body, major and minor: Neck, Back, Shoulder, Hip, Knee, Ankle, Wrist, Hand
  • Scoliosis
  • Pre- and Post- surgery rehabilitation
  • Ergonomic Assessment
  • Sports or Athletic Injury


We also provide wellness services for people who have either graduated from their physical therapy programs or who don’t need physical therapy to begin with.

Personal Training: If you want the benefit of personal training, come talk to Dr. Rico! She can help you reach your goals of losing weight and gaining muscle. Physical therapists are experts in movement and how your muscles, bones and connective tissues control that movement. In addition to understanding how the body heals, they understand how to make it work better. Optimize your body with personal training!

Massage/Yoga/Meditation: Provided by Ozro Hepworth. Learn more at ozrohepworth.com


Are you feeling stressed out by your modern but toxic lifestyle? Overwhelmed with information overload? Are the little things getting you down?

You might benefit from the power of essential oils.

Do you ever notice how the sense of smell can bring you back to a vivid memory that your conscious mind has forgotten about? Does a certain perfume make you feel ready for a fun night out? Do you love the smell of baking bread? How about the smell of freshly picked tomatoes?

The sense of olfaction is processed in the same area of the brain as is memory, learning, emotions, and behavior. Learn how to regulate your emotions and facilitate a learning environment for your brain.

Did you know that there are other properties that essential oils have that can help heal your body?

Essential oils are the lifeblood of the plant. Ancient cultures used plants as mankind’s first medicine. Today we still use medicinal herbs and plants, such as drinking chamomile tea to relax before bed. As a culture though, we have evolved to rely on pharmaceutically produced drugs, chemically processed to guarantee consistency. Learn what kinds of daily maladies can be addressed with natural, organic, and clean solutions.

There are many oils with anti-bacterial properties that can be used to fight infection and support the immune system. There are oils can that be used as a household cleanser, replacing toxic chemicals and prevent the development of superbugs .

If this sounds interesting to you, we invite you to a fun, hands-on workshop. Come experience the power of essential oils for yourself. Contact us at akemirico@gmail.com to sign up.

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