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Aspire Health and Wellness

La Jolla, CA 92037
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Aspire Health and Wellness is a private La Jolla physical therapy practice that provides comprehensive physical therapy treatment plans that promote healing, whole-body wellness, and healthy living. The practice takes a holistic approach to each patient and uses a range of techniques such as manual therapy, Active Release Techniques®, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), Cupping and Deep Tissue Laser Therapy.

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Catalyst Physical Therapy and Wellness

San Diego, CA 92108
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Serving the San Diego Metro, Catalyst Physical Therapy and Wellness focuses on holistic treatment of the body in a welcoming and supportive environment. The team of highly trained physical therapists emphasizes functional movement and exercise and integrates manual therapy and patient education into the treatment. In addition to physical therapy services, Catalyst also offers yoga, massage, acupuncture, endurance coaching, and personal training.

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Comprehensive Therapy Services

San Diego, CA 92121
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Comprehensive Therapy Services strives to provide high-quality, multidisciplinary physical therapy to the San Diego metro that maximizes restoration of function in each patient. The facility regularly treats general orthopedic conditions such as arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as sports injuries, pelvic dysfunction, and pediatric injuries and conditions. The team of physical therapists and massage therapists are trained in everything from sports medicine and Pilates to workers’ compensation injuries and women’s health.

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Evolve Physical Therapy and Advanced Wellness

San Diego, CA 92121
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Evolve Physical Therapy and Advanced Wellness is a privately owned physical therapy, wellness, and balance center serving the San Diego metro. After an in-depth evaluation, patients receive individualized treatment for a variety of injuries and issues, from fibromyalgia to work and sports injuries, in an environment that focuses on open and honest care. The physical therapy programs offered at the facility include Active Release Technique, fascial stretch therapy, cancer rehabilitation, ergonomics, ACL injury prevention, and muscle rehabilitation massage therapy. Evolve earned a 2016 Patients' Choice Award from Opencare.com.

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FunctionSmart Physical Therapy

San Diego, CA 92122
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With offices in University City and Sorrento Valley, FunctionSmart Physical Therapy delivers personalized, professional care that restores function and increases recovery. In addition to orthopedic physical therapy, the center has offered injury screenings, specialized men's and women's health programs, biofeedback, acupuncture, massage therapy, and more for nearly 35 years. The staff is also well-trained in pelvic health issues and treatment.

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Innovative Physical Therapy

San Diego, CA 92108
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Innovative Physical Therapy aims to restore, maintain, and promote optimal physical function alongside personal fitness, wellness, and whole-body health. Serving the San Diego community since 1994, the center has a variety of programs designed to address injuries and conditions such as osteoporosis, sports injuries, chronic pain, and more. The therapists provide personalized therapy regimens using a range of techniques, from Kinesiotape to Myofascial Release therapy.

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ISIS Physical Therapy

San Diego, CA 92128
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ISIS Physical Therapy is a San Diego clinic that specializes in sport-specific therapy. The staff strives to give each patient long lasting results by providing individual patient care and using state-of-the-art equipment. Among the variety of modalities practiced at ISIS are cold laser therapy, spinal decompression, electric stimulation, ultrasound, iontophoresis, and Kinesiotape. The center also offers a series of golf fitness programs as well as Fit at the Tee golf performance training.

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Longevity Physical Therapy

Carlsbad, CA 92011
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Longevity Physical Therapy is a Carlsbad clinic that aims to restore the function, mobility, and physical performance of a patient using a whole-body approach. The center specializes in orthopedic rehabilitation, functional restoration, and vestibular rehabilitation. The team of therapists is composed of experts in Applied Functional Science, and most of the therapists have a Fellow of Applied Functional Science certification.

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Nakoa Fitness and Physical Therapy

Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Nakoa Fitness and Physical Therapy is a Carlsbad practice that specializes in active lifestyle fitness, performance training, nutrition counseling, injury prevention, personal training, and physical therapy. The team of coaches, personal trainers, and physical therapists provides personalized care to each patient. Most physical therapy patients at Nakoa have sustained orthopedic injuries from sports, overuse, or surgery. Nakoa earned a 2015 Patients' Choice Award from Opencare.com.

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Ocean Physical Therapy

San Diego, CA 92109
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Ocean Physical Therapy is a San Diego spine and sports medicine clinic that provides high-quality outpatient physical therapy to orthopedic, neurological, musculoskeletal, and sports injury patients. Therapy sessions begin with an initial evaluation and include exercise, manual therapy, and a variety of modalities. The staff offers comprehensive home program development options.

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One Nine

Solana Beach, CA 92075
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One Nine Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy provides quality care for athletes of all ages in the San Diego, California, area. Operating out of Solana Beach, the business leverages technology and the latest evidence to ensure safe and effective return to sport therapy. The client-focused services include physical therapy, injury prevention, recovery treatments, cupping therapy, myofascial release, and IASTM. The therapists at One Nine have extensive manual therapy and strength and conditioning experience to help athletes get more out of performance therapy.

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Parmenter Physical Therapy

San Marcos, CA 92078
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Parmenter Physical Therapy is a health and wellness provider in San Diego that commits to improving the patients’ function and getting them "back to their favorite activities.” The owner and lead practitioner, Ms. Parmenter, received her bachelor’s in physical therapy from the University of Wisconsin, and she has been working in the orthopedic outpatient setting since 1985. Ms. Parmenter holds an Active Release Technique certification, and her focus areas include the management of soft-tissue injury, rehabilitation of post-surgical cases, and conduct of injury-prevention programs. Parmenter Physical Therapy treats individuals aged 10 to 90 years, and it also helps resolve issues that involve the spine and the extremities. The company website contains client forms, as well as important information on medical screens, insurance billing, and related matters.

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ProActive Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine

Carlsbad, CA 92011
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ProActive Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine uses the latest techniques and technologies to deliver high-quality physical therapy within a friendly, professional environment to all five of their clinics in San Diego County. The physical therapy services include hand therapy, Active Release Technique, Graston Technique, functional capacity evaluation, and more. The center also offers onsite aquatic therapy.

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PT in Motion Inc

San Diego, CA 92111
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PT in Motion Inc provides family-centered physical therapy to children and adults in the San Diego and South Bay area. The staff treats both neurological and orthopedic conditions in adult patients, while the pediatric treatment focuses more on developmental training. The patients receive comprehensive evaluations and can participate in individual or group therapy at the clinic, in school, or at home. The business has worked collaboratively with the speech and occupational therapy businesses, Excel Speech and OT-Etc, for over 10 years and received a 2016 Patients' Choice Award from Opencare.com.

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Rehab United

San Diego, CA 92123
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Rehab United has four locations in the San Diego Metro and uses the principles of Applied Functional Science to evaluate and treat a variety of injuries and conditions with physical therapy. The staff of physical therapists focuses on both the causes and the symptoms to provide comprehensive, individualized treatment. In addition to physical therapy, Rehab United also offers personal training, group classes, massage therapy, acupuncture, and other wellness programs.

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San Diego Spine and Rehabilitation

San Diego, CA 92123
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San Diego Spine and Rehabilitation is a San Diego wellness center that specializes in the treatment of spine-related conditions including spinal stenosis, disc compression, sciatica, and more. Patients are also commonly treated for headaches, knee pain, hand and wrist pain, and whiplash, among other injuries resulting from auto accidents. In addition to physical therapy, the center provides medical services, chiropractic, massage, and non-surgical spinal decompression.

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Sports Performance Physical Therapy

Chula Vista, CA 91910
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Sports Performance Physical Therapy provides injury prevention, physical therapy, and sports rehabilitation and training to the greater Chula Vista community. The staff combines the latest sports science with personalized care to help patients achieve optimal fitness and athletic potential under the guidance of Dr. Chris Garcia, a residency trained sports clinical specialist in physical therapy. The techniques used at SPPT include Graston Technique, Kinesiology tape, and Myofascial Decompression Cupping. Post-surgery rehabilitation and corrective exercise programs are available, as well as a variety of individual and group courses and educational sessions.

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Therapy Specialists

San Diego, CA 92111
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Therapy Specialists is a San Diego center that delivers physical, occupational, hand, and speech therapy to patients of all ages. Since 1976, the family-operated center has provided outpatient and rehab services ranging from aquatic therapy to acupuncture. The facility has been honored by the San Diego Business Journal as one of the best places to work for five consecutive years.

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Water & Sports Physical Therapy

12395 El Camino Real, Suite 111, San Diego, CA 92130
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Water & Sports Physical Therapy is a family owned business for over 25 years. They have nine convenient state-of-the art locations all over San Diego. They are a unique physical therapy company that combines manual therapy, aquatic therapy, and land exercises to treat all types of injuries. Their team of doctors and aquatic specialists are dedicated to providing individualized treatment and enhanced quality care for all of their patients. Services include physical therapy, aquatic therapy, pro-athlete and sports specific training, massage therapy, and more. They also developed their own 3D infrared analysis system to analyze movement to prevent injury and improve overall wellness. This company was the official physical therapist of the San Diego Padres for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. They were also recognized as one of the physical therapy companies for Opencare's patient choice awards.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much does a physical therapist assistant make?

A: The salary of a physical therapist assistant varies, depending on their experience and the employer. Based on BLS reports, in 2020, the median salary for a physical therapist assistant was $59,770 per year, and physical therapist aides making a median pay of $28,450 for the year.

Q: How much do physical therapists make?

A: Like any other profession, incentives in the physiotherapy industry depend on experience. According to BLS's 2020 report, the entry-level physical therapist made about $63,530, while highly experienced therapists made $126,780. The median pay was $91,010, with the PT’s area of specialization affecting the payment.

Q: How long does it take to become a physical therapist?

A: Cumulatively, an aspiring physical therapist needs to take seven years of college education before becoming licensed. Prospective therapists start with a bachelor’s degree, which takes four years to accomplish, then proceed into a doctorate program, which takes three years to complete. High school students can shorten this duration by taking a Freshman Entry Doctor of Physical Therapy program that takes six years.

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