Our Therapists

Danny Jordan, MPT, Owner, CEO


 Danny completed his undergraduate and graduate work at Loma Linda University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, continuing his education to receive his Master of Physical Therapy. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and received the Faculty Award for Outstanding Potential at Loma Linda University. ​Danny Jordan is a specialist with an in-depth understanding of the nuances of physical therapy treatment and all its modalities. With a passion for service and an extensive background in business, he found his purpose delivering the ultimate in comprehensive healing treatment. He has an extensive Massage Therapy background with over 22 years of experience. He attended both London College of Massage in London, England, and the Healing Arts College in West Los Angeles, California. 

Liz Lane, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS


 Liz received her doctorate in physical therapy from Arcadia University in Philadelphia. Her passion for pursuing evidence based practice then led her to complete her orthopaedic residency, before also obtaining her specialty certifications in both orthopaedics and nutrition. She worked as a traveling therapist for two years, which allowed her to work and learn in a wide variety of PT environments. Liz joined the JPTC team in 2018 and is a key part of the team. fShe enjoys treating patients with diagnoses ranging from joint replacements to vertigo, and she is also LSVT "BIG" certified in order to treat the conditions associated with Parkinson's Disease. Her patients have often named her a "cheerleader" due to her enthusiasm and encouraging nature. She can't wait to meet you! 

Sue Elich, PT,Cert MDT,TPI Level 1


 Sue received her physical therapy degree at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, Cum Laude in 1992. She worked in a variety of settings but was challenged most with treating neck and back pain. She was introduced to the Mackenzie method of treating spinal and joint pain and became Certified in MDT adding this to her portfolio. This allows her to have an assessment model to find the source of the pain rather than treating symptoms. She loves to educate her patients on how to self treat and to manage their pain for life using exercises and other strategies. Her family are avid golfers (thus loving the Palm Desert area!) with daughters playing at the collegiate level. She is TPI Level 1 Certified and is excited to get her patients back to playing the sport they can be most passionate. In her 26 years of practicing PT, Sue brings life experience in improving the quality of life for the patients she treats. Therefore she is excited to be on the JPTC Team to provide the best care to the Community she can! 

Nick Lougheed, PT, DPT, COMT


  Florida born and raised, Nick attended UCF in Orlando for his B. S. in Biology before attending NSU in Fort Lauderdale to earn his Doctorate in Physical Therapy.  Following this, Nick received his Orthopedic Manual Therapy Certification (COMT) with Select Medical Corporation while working in Florida, after which he transitioned into travel Physical Therapy.  Nick enjoys utilizing gentle joint and soft tissue mobilizations to reduce pain and assist in rehabilitation. Nick has experience and specializes in helping those suffering from general musculoskeletal and spinal pain, post surgical cases, sports rehab, motor vehicle accidents and gait and balance deficits. 

Lindsay Jordan, PTA, MS


 Lindsay completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Then received a Master of Science in Kinesiology in Sport Management at California Baptist University, graduating Magna Cum Laude.  After graduation, Lindsay worked in the health and fitness industry for over 8 years as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.  She then continued her studies and became a graduate of the Physical Therapy Assistant program from Loma Linda University.  Lindsay has a passion for helping people improve their health in all aspects. She is a volunteer for a local non-profit organization, Angel Light Academy, which teaches leadership and problem solving to youth and adults. 

Lora Murphy, PTA


 Lora's passion for health and wellness and desire to encourage people to take care of themselves led her to a career in Physical Therapy. Lora graduated from Loma Linda University's Physical Therapy Assistant Program in 2011, graduating with Dean's List honors. After graduation, Lora worked as a Physical Therapy Assistant in an outpatient orthopedic clinic for over 6 years. Lora joined the JPTC team in 2016 and is a key asset to our team. She brings experience, knowledge, and the passion to help people heal and grow stronger. In addition to being a PTA, Lora is a certified Jazzercise instructor since 2004 and she owns and operates a successful franchise in Palm Desert.  

Our Team

Sarah Joseph, PT Aide


Sarah has been in the healthcare field for years. She worked as an Assistant Clinic Administrator for 8 years at a massage therapy clinic. In this setting, she became a believer in the benefits of massage therapy and wanted to learn more about helping people physically. This led her the physical therapy field, where she began working as a Physical Therapy Aide. She deeply cares for others and loves helping people of all ages. She is pursuing a career as a Registered Nurse with a goal of becoming a Nurse Practitioner. Sarah is passionate about food, food science, music, and the Chicago Cubs. Her favorite passion of all, is being the mother of two wonderful kids. 

Jorge Villa, PT Aide


Jorge is an alumni from the University if La Verne. His interest in healthcare led him to obtain a bachelors degree of science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Health and Human Performance. His developed skill set ranges from experience with pediatrics to seniors in a variety of settings. He strives to educate patients on the benefits of wellness so that they may live a more healthy and abundant lifestyle. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, music and being around the company of friends and family. Jorge’s passion for learning and patient care will help him in his pursuit of graduate school to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy in the Fall of 2020 at his dream school, Loma Linda University. He looks forward to helping you get moving again!

Gloria Salas, Front Office Receptionist & Licensed Massage Therapist


Gloria has years of experience in the physical therapy setting and has wonderful customer service.  Gloria is a certified massage therapist (MTC), graduating from Kaplan College. To further her education, she is currently attending College of the Desert, on path to become a nurse. For the past 20 years, Gloria has been involved in soccer and currently plays for a league in Coachella. Her love for soccer is what inspired her to pursue a career in Health Science. She has worked in physical therapy clinics throughout the valley, which has helped her acquire news skills and techniques. The experiences with therapists and patients have served as motivation for her to follow her dream of becoming a Nurse.

Maria Rubio, Patient Account Manager


 Maria Rubio joined Jordan Physical Therapy Center in 2013 with over 10 years of customer service experience as an administrative assistant in various industries.  She attended College of the Desert while gaining experience in office management.  Maria’s expertise in the front office includes scheduling appointments, verification of benefits, and most importantly customer care. Her experience has been vital in Jordan Physical Therapy Center’s day to day front office operations.