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Welcome to Rapid Relief

We offer safe, effective treatment for a wide range of chronic and acute medical issues. In addition to being well-versed in western medical modalities, we specialize in the use of complementary physical therapy techniques, as well as the integration of other modalities to form a holistic approach to treatment.

  • Pain-free 

Getting better does not always have to hurt. The word “pain” is subjective, and the fear of pain is sometimes the scariest part of the healing process.

  • Fast-acting

We expect immediate results, and for most conditions we start with three treatments over the course of a few weeks.

  • Safe

We have seen thousands of patients over the span of three decades, and we have yet to leave anyone worse off than we found them!

  • Effective

Gabe Luban’s specially-designed, you-specific treatments have been wildly effective for a wide variety of conditions.

  • Relaxing

Most people find that getting treated is a great opportunity to catch up on some much-needed self-care..

  • Life-changing

Our philosophy is focused as much on improving your quality of life as it is on your specific medical condition. 

Andrea Ashworth Writer

Zero Range of Motion to Full Function

As an author, academic, and journalist, I spend too much time hunched over my keyboard, straining my neck. Last time I drastically injured my neck, I lost almost all movement--until Gabe loosened things up with one miraculous session of rehabilitative bodywork. Before being treated by Gabe, I had no idea that hands-on therapy could be so radically medicinal and immediately powerful!

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Our Philosophy and Beliefs

  • Philosophy
  • Beliefs

Philosophically, we’re a little bit different from other clinics you may have been to, for physical therapy or otherwise. We expect you to take an active role in your treatment, to be curious, and to do some homework. We expect results, and quickly. If we don’t get them, we’ll be happy to refer you to someone whom we believe is better equipped to do so. In that vein, we also believe that no healing approach is superior to any other; each is appropriate for a given situation and to a different degree. We are happy to work with you and your other practitioners to find the right mix of treatment options to meet your specific needs. We work extensively with other physical therapists, medical doctors, chiropractors, massage therapists, cranio-sacral workers, and others who may complement what we do.


Vince Vaughn Actor

From Bed to Back on His Feet

In the midst of training for a movie I threw my back out so bad that I was immobilized in bed. Had to crawl to get to the bathroom.

Within one treatment Gabe got me back on my feet again and by the end of the week I was back to work. Gabe's technique is terrific!

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Current Stats

Total Treatments (as of 3/1/20)
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Total Positive Results

What Others Are Saying


Gout Be-Gone

Bo Goldman , Academy Award Winning Screenwriter (x2)

I am a screenwriter in his mid-seventies with gout (contracted by wrong medication). Gabe allowed me to function, alleviated the acute pain of acid crystals which assaulted wrists, hands and toes.

He is a self-educated therapeutic magician with a farrier's forearms and the personality of a hip saint.



Roxanne Dompetitor

I started treatment with Gabe Luban for a hamstring injury. Amazingly, he is able to quickly find the exact spot of muscle strain/pain and work out the kinks. His technique and personality are great! I highly recommend him.


Massive Pain Relief

Gordon Eunser , Diagnosed with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

Gabe: you have managed to keep my pain away longer than ever before. Thanks!

I used to get a massage every three or four days and then I would start hurting again to the point where my sleep was interrupted.

After a few treatments and some advice on changing my body positions, I am feeling great and able to go three to four months without a problem.


Longer On The Court

Tommy Haas , Professional Tennis Player

This technique is very good, it helped my shoulder stay loose and I was able to play well through some very difficult matches.


Getting A Leg Up

Robert Lewis , Web Entrepreneur

A lifelong competitive tennis player, I quit for years due to chronic knee pain. Top doctors were unable to diagnose the problem, in spite of extensive arthroscopic surgery.

Gabe did what traditional physicians could not: he identified the anatomical source of my pain and designed a treatment program to solve it. I now play tennis competitively three times a week, and recently won my league championship. Thanks to Gabe, I'm healthy again.


Almost Pain-Free!

Sophia, Age 61 , Wife, Mother, Grandmother

I was suffering from a severe shoulder injury, to the point where the pain was a constant all day and I wasn't able to sleep at night. First I tried a conventional intervention, but the exercises that my doctor prescribed only made my symptoms worse until I couldn't lift my arm behind my hip or above my waist without excruciating agony, even the simplest tasks were difficult to accomplish. Then my doctor referred me to Gabe.

The treatments were pretty intense but afterwards, and throughout the week, I noticed significant improvements. Now I go through the day without pain and my range of motion has progressed to where I can lift my arm straight up and put my hand flat behind my back. Gabe is now working on the tendonitis in my legs and that too is improving.

Being almost pain free, after many years of thinking that it was something I was just going to have to live with, is great! Thanks Gabe!!


85% Better in Two Treatments

Chuck Trout , Entrepreneur

During the Wipeout competition I tweaked something in my right knee. After a couple of months of pestering pain, I went to Gabe. Within two treatments I¹m 85% better and thrilled that he figured it out. As an insatiable adventure athlete (paddle surfing, wakeboarding, mountain biking, snowboarding, softball, beach volleyball and just about anything anyone challenges me to) I¹m fortunate to have Gabe in my corner. His tune-ups have kept me in top form in spite of all that I put my body through!


Heavyweight Help

Lamon Brewster , Former Heavyweight Champion of the World

To Gabe, my 'Go To Man.' You're not a Doctor, you're not a chiropractor, I don't know what to call you - The Truth. When my back was in pain and the Doctor said it was my fifth lumbar and my chiropractor said it was out of place - none of that did anything.

When you saw me you knew right away that it was my hip flexor and right away you taught me how to fix it.

Within three treatments my back was brand new and I could fight without limitations. Six months later, I hit a guy on the top of the forehead as he was going down and jammed my hand and wrist. For three months I tried everything and within one session you found it and fixed it. Thanks for putting me back together!


Staying On Tour

Michael Chang , Professional Tennis Player

Gabe's work feels like it pushes all the junk out of my muscles. It feels sore while he's working on me, but a good kind of sore—like it's breaking up the problem areas.


The Choice of People with Active Lifestyles

Debora , Marketing Expert

When I first started fitness training this year, most exercises caused me pain. My trainer referred me to Gabe and he has been able to guide me past countless injuries to my lower back, ribs, knees, neck and shoulders.

For active people, this form of bodywork is essential!


A Winning Combination

Sebastian Grosjean , Professional Tennis Player

#1 tennis player in France, Sebastian came to the Los Angeles Men's Professional Tennis Tour stop with a left adductor tear that had sidelined him for six weeks just prior to the tournament.

"Gabe's treatment allowed me to play with much more mobility and helped me to win the doubles. It was such a relief to get worked on, I would go twice a day."


Flying High

Mary Sweeny , Restaurateur and Equestrienne

My work and recreation can be, and reliably are, very intense. From operating three high volume restaurants to competing in horse shows, my body racks up significant impacts. Gabe has helped me through an array of injuries and migraines that would have otherwise run my race-paced reality into brick walls (or should I say face first into hard-packed dirt?).

I use Gabe as a consultant when my employees encounter physical limitations because his work is more efficient and trustworthy than what I've experienced in tradition medicine. Thanks to Gabe for keeping me and my staff flying high!


Moving Through Chronic Conditions

Michael Thurmond , Television’s Body Makeover Expert

I have long standing back injuries, L4-L5-S1 bulging disks, osteoarthritis from years of heavy sports training. Gabe has not only alleviated my symptomology but he has kept me working and moving in good form without surgery.

I could not recommend anyone more highly! Put your trust in him, he is the best of the best. Any joint problems, pain, this guy is going to fix it. I sent my whole staff and family to him.


Saved From Surgery

Diana Nyad , World Record Holder for the Longest Swim Ever

Just as I was dreading a possible second surgery on my knee, Gabe Luban convinced me that I simply needed a rigorous, dedicated routine of stretching and lengthening of specific muscles, tendons, and insertion points. Sure enough, a short few weeks later I was walking normally for the first time in four years.

Gabe is a therapist who custom-designs his treatments for each patient. I only wished I had known Gabe before my first knee surgery--he might have saved me from ever going under the knife!


Reducing Recovery Time

Gunter Schlierkamp , Professional Bodybuilding Champion

This work has really helped my body and my workouts. When I came in, my left shoulder wasn't pressing as far as my right and now, my trainer Charles Glass can see, it is back to balance with my right.

I have started getting my legs worked on, too, and my recovery time after a workout is three days faster and I can get rid of any pain.

Gabe, keep up the great work!


Top Form

Alex Bogonolov , Tennis Player

A tennis champion in the Juniors, 19-year-old Alex's first experience on the Men's Professional Tour resulted in a career win over Germany's number 1 player, Tommy Haas.

"The result of Gabe's first treatment on me was unbelievable. It allowed me to beat the top seed in the tournament pain-free."


Staying On Top Of The World

Mike Bryan , World #1 ATP Doubles Tennis Player

This is the most powerful and practical work I've gotten on the tour.


Moody In A Good Way

Gustavo Kuerten , Tennis Player

Former #1 tennis player in the world, Guga was sidelined in 2001 with hip problems that required surgery in early 2002. Among his come-back events was the August '02 Men's Professional Tennis Tournament at UCLA, where Gabe was the official bodyworker. Guga requested Gabe's treatment of his hip several times throughout that week.

"Gabe's work got all the right spots and helped to release the tightness in my hip from all the pounding of these hard court matches. And I like his good mood! He also helped my coach Lari with his elbow."


Neck Pain No More

Mark Greenberg , UCLA Professor of Law and Philosophy

After years of weightlifting, running and basketball, I periodically suffer neck and back problems. This is exacerbated by the fact that I'm a professor, spending a lot of time at the computer each day. Whenever my back or neck flares up, Gabe rescues me. I've tried many other sophisticated therapists and therapies, but there's no one comparable to Gabe. He has a range of knowledge of different kinds of approaches which is impressive, and he's extremely quick and efficient at providing relief. I can't recommend him highly enough!


Happy Wheels

Patrick Lemarié , Formula 1 Driver

I wish I could bring you to the races, and come more often [for treatments]. It's a very good technique!


The Choice of Doctors

Howard Elkin, M.D., F.A.C.C , Physician, Body Builder

When I came to see Gabe, I couldn't walk a city block without having to sit down to quell the pain. My back and hips were in such severe spasm that I couldn't function.

As a medical doctor, I tried all conventional avenues: Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, mainstream medical (all kinds of anti-inflammatories and pain killers), none of them worked.

Within six treatments, Gabe got me moving again. A few months later I won a local body building competition and now I'm preparing for the masters nationals -- thanks to Gabe.

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Start Feeling Better. Reach Out Now. 

Reach out and let us know where you're at. Do you have an orthopedic or pain-related condition that has not responded to other treatments? Do you have a chronic or acute musculoskeletal issue you'd like to have addressed? Whether it's any or all of the above, simply give us some info and we'd be happy to discuss your needs and find a way to resolve (and dissolve) your concerns. 

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