Dr. Donald James Richardson, DC, CCSP, DACBSP, CSCS

Sports Medicine Specialist

Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Dr. Richardson, a southern California native, has a passion for sports, science, and the human body, which led him to pursue his post-graduate specialty degrees in sports medicine, biomechanics, rehabilitation, sports nutrition, strength and conditioning, and sports performance. Dr. Richardson has worked with the national governing bodies of several sports since 2008. During this time he has served as both a team doctor and sports performance coach, both nationally and traveling internationally all over the world with athletes, and completed a volunteer rotation as USOC Sports Medicine Volunteer from December 27, 2010 – January 10, 2011 in Chula Vista, California. 

This led him to continue his career at a multidisciplinary physical medicine and rehabilitation center. Dr. Richardson served as the rehabilitation director, teaching human movement from the ground up. "I take great pride in finding and diagnosing the root cause of the pathology which leads to the long term dysfunction many people suffer from today. It is only through re-training the root cause of our dysfunctions, that we can truly heal.”  Dr. Richardson’s unique variety of specialty training has allowed him to fulfill this dynamic. “Having had the privilege and honor of working in many aspects of physical medicine and the musculoskeletal system has allowed me to integrate all aspects of care.” 

Dr. Richardson’s drive, determination, and expertise, has led him to venture into creating his own private practice back in his hometown of Toluca Lake, CA. Universal Sports Performance Center is the culmination of all aspects of sports, health, and fitness. Offering services ranging from sports medicine, injury care, rehabilitation, Chiropractic care, physiotherapy, injury prevention, sports performance training, personal fitness training, nutritional and diet programming, among other health care services, makes Universal Sports Performance Center a true one-stop shop for anyone looking to improve his or her health, fitness, and performance goals. “My unique combination of experiences has allowed me to create the ultimate training environment for people of all levels to achieve their goals, whether that is just getting back in shape to enjoy the life they deserve, or taking performance to the highest level.”

Dr. Richardson also has served as an associate professor at Southern California University, where he has taught biomechanics, rehabilitation, and strength and conditioning at the graduate level. Dr. Richardson is currently writing a book discussing the topics of human movement education and biomechanics in relation to musculoskeletal pathology. 

Director of Sports Medicine and Sports performance


Mike Fountain, CPT-NASM, CES, FNS
​Rehabilitation and Fitness Training Specialist

​Mike Fountain, born and raised in the San Fernando Valley of California, began his journey into
health and fitness in 2008. Not having any real guidance at the time, he began by using workout
DVDs (as many people do). After years of gathering knowledge and experience on how to
enhance his own health and fitness, Mike developed a true passion for it. This led to him
learning as much as possible about fitness and nutrition through talking to health and fitness
professionals and studying articles and books on the subject. Mike became certified by NASM
(National Academy of Sports Medicine) in Personal Training, Corrective Exercise, and Fitness
Nutrition in the spring of 2013.

​After suffering a minor injury in 2014, Mike was introduced to Dr. Richardson through a mutual
friend. He worked with Dr. Richardson for 3-4 months rehabilitating the injury through the
Premier Body Method™ and was later brought on as a Rehabilitation and Performance
Technician. His knowledge gained through years of education and training, as well as having
gone through the Premier Body Method™ as a patient, make him an excellent addition to the
Universal Sports Performance team.


Orlando McGuire
​PBM Representative Trainer, Gymnastics Coach, Martial Artist, Stuntman, Crossfit

​Orlando McGuire, a San Antonio native, began his athletic career as a competitive gymnast and martial artist. Orlando is skilled in many martial art disciplines including aikido, Thai kickboxing, American kickboxing, and Capoeira. He has been coaching both elite-level national gymnasts, expert martial artists, Hollywood stuntmen, and Crossfit trainers for the last 10 years, and understands the needs of high performance athletes. This work eventually led Orlando to work with many injured populations, giving him extensive experience in adapting performance training into rehabilitative techniques. His strength in explaining the mechanics of the body makes Orlando an excellent performance technician.

Assistant Rehabilitation & Performance Technician

Leah Gottlieb

PBM Representative Trainer

Leah Gottlieb's journey into fitness education, pulled by a deep desire to understand the science of the human body and how to heal it,has been part natural design and part accident. Though she was always an active child and energetic child in theater and the arts, she had shied away from conventional sports. She did not discover she was athletically talented until she began working with professional trainers and studying the body sciences as a young adult.

After obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Leah earned four certifications covering a gamut of fitness methodologies from ISSA, CrossFit, and USA Weightlifting. To broaden her understanding of the human mind and add additional counseling services for both professional businesses and personal development, Leah also became a certified Myers Briggs practitioner.

She specializes in corrective movement and teaching people the fundamentals of proper biomechanics. Her mission is to connect people to their bodies and teach them how to resolve their own pain and discomfort.

Director of Clinical Nutrition

Dr. Ron Saltman, DC
Nutrition Specialist

Dr. Saltman has been in family practice for over two decades. In addition to his clinical experience, he has undergone extensive training in foundational nutritional therapies, and continues to train and collaborate with the country's top clinical nutritionists and herbalists. Dr. Saltman is one of only a few specialists with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree who is certified in the use of the acoustic cardiograph, which tests for nutritional deficiencies in organ dysfunction by interpreting heart sounds.

Nutritional therapy is designed to restore health and increased energy by diagnosing and regulating imbalances within the body's nervous and digestive systems. Through the use of consultations, case and family history, and diagnostic tests, we can determine nutritional deficiencies caused by genetic traits, disease, poor diet, and emotional stress. Testing of the autonomic nervous system can identify food sensitivities, mineral deficiencies, and decreased organ functions, as well as review environmental toxins within the body.An evaluation begins with a symptom survey form, as well as Dr. Saltman taking a case history regarding your diet and lifestyle choices. This helps him discern whether or not your body is functioning normally or at a diminished level. The diagnostic process can also reveal whether you are healthier than your age or aging more rapidly than is normal for your number of years. "Through muscle testing, acoustic cardiograph, and analysis of body fat composition, I've been employed to identify the key areas within the body that need support and determine the proper protocol to repair nutrition deficiencies. 


Sean Reilly, CPT, CES 
​Rehabilitation and Fitness Training Specialist

Sean Reilly, has been in the fitness and health industry for over 7 years, and has an immense passion for helping others obtain optimal health despite the sedentary life that we all live in. His experience ranges from bodybuilding, high intensity interval training, strength and conditioning, as well as swimming at both the high school and collegiate levels. Sean is certified in youth exercise, corrective exercise, and currently studying in functional movement through the Premier Body Method by teaching people to overcome improper movement so that they may become more functional is their everyday regimens. Sean believes a proper foundation needs to be laid, much like a house, starting from the ground up with an understanding of principles in our physical structure and how to minimize injury to give us the ability to physically move without compromising the physical body. Sean has dedicated his life to understanding health including not only what you put in, but what you put out, such as exercise, so individuals can lead the healthiest lifestyles they can!