Best Physical Therapists in Santa Cruz

Why These Physical Therapists?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Santa Cruz Physical Therapists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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COAST Rehab Services

COAST Rehab Services is a locally owned Aptos clinic that has been serving patients in Santa Cruz for more than 20 years. The facility is 2,500 square feet. The clinic offers prehabilitation, sports medicine, and massage therapy. COAST Rehab Services also provides personal training and supervised fitness training. Conditions the clinic treats include Parkinson’s, shoulder pain, neck pain, back pain, knee pain, and ACL. Memberships include the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Council on Exercise, the National Athletic Trainers Association, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. The clinic’s hours of operation are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Aptos, CA 95003


Kristin Bowne Physical Therapy, Inc.

Kristin Bowne Physical Therapy, Inc. is a Scotts Valley clinic that provides physical therapy and massage therapy. The clinic provides a variety of services including manual therapy, muscle stimulation, cold laser therapy, joint mobilization, myofascial mobilization, electrical stimulation, cranial sacral therapy, sports massage, Swedish and deep tissue massage, shiatsu and acupressure, neuromuscular trigger points, and aromatherapy and hot stones. Founder and owner Dr. Kristin Bowne has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California in Physiological Psychology and a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University. She teaches Regenerative Rehabilitation around the country to physical therapists. The clinic’s hours of operation are Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Patients remark on their compassion, professionalism, and knowledge.

Scotts Valley, CA 95066


Ronning Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation

Ronning Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation opened in 1993 to treat the patients of Santa Cruz County to quality customer service and physical therapy. Many patients praise the practice for its dedication, willingness to accommodate patients, and friendly yet professional atmosphere that helps people feel comfortable and taken care of. The trained staff offer manual therapy, one on one appointments, orthopedic rehabilitation, orthotics fitting, and many other services designed to treat muscular or skeletal ailments. Some of the most common problems treated are muscle strains, sprains, arthritis, and athletic injuries. Their physical therapists enjoy answering questions and customizing treatment programs with patients. The practice accepts payments from many different service providers, including Medicare, Worker’s Compensation plans, and private companies.

Aptos, CA 95003


Score Physical Therapy

Score Physical Therapy is a Soquel clinic that has three locations. The clinic provides a variety of services including a balance and fall program, diabetes programs, an arthritis program, oncology treatment, women’s health, osteoporosis, kinesio taping, vestibular rehab, TMJ dysfunction, and a cardiopulmonary program. Clinic director Matt Rohan is a physical therapist and has more than 14 years of experience. Score Physical Therapy is a member of the Rotary Group and the Capitola Chamber of Commerce. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Patients remark on their skill, friendliness, thoroughness, professionalism, compassion, attentiveness, and quality of care.

Soquel, CA 95073


Seascape Physical Therapy

The caring therapists and staff at Seascape Physical Therapy take pride in providing the compassionate and evidence-based care that people need and deserve. The clinic provides personalized therapies for workplace injuries, auto accident injuries, and sports injuries, as well as a full range of orthopedic conditions, post-surgical healing and rehabilitation, and pediatric rehabilitation, always ensuring that each client receives one-on-one care and attention throughout the process. Treatments may include methods like ultrasound, cryotherapy, and electrical stimulation, and every step is monitored to make sure clients are comfortable and making visible progress without strain or added pain. Whatever the issue, no matter how complex the condition, every client receives the full attention and care they need to find relief and work toward a healthier, more active life.

Aptos, CA 95003



A member of the Pilates Method Alliance, TheraPilates is a professional clinic in Santa Cruz, California that serves clients in the local metropolitan area. In addition to providing clients with group courses, the clinic specializes in physical therapy, pilates, and classes on the rehabilitation of osteoporosis. TheraPilates also provides massage therapy through Kelly Meyer, a Licensed Massage Therapist who has more than twenty years of experience working in both clinics and spas. The clinic is praised by former clients for its science-informed modifications to treatments, the positive atmosphere of its group courses, and the compassionate way in which the instructors at TheraPilates treat their clients.

Santa Cruz, CA 95062



WellHab is a physical therapy and Pilates center in Santa Clara County, with its main fitness and rehabilitation area located in Aptos and its specialized aquatic facility conveniently situated in Watsonville. The company’s chief executive officer and administrator holds a master’s in physical therapy from Samuel Merritt University, and she has been part of the health and wellness community for more than two decades. The team consists of professionals with varying skill sets, and it tailors the treatment plans to the goals and requirements of each client. The practitioners help people improve their focus, balance, flexibility, mobility, and stamina, and some of the services are injury rehabilitation, muscular pain management, Shiatsu massage, body-rolling treatment, strengthening exercises. WellHab welcomes people of all muscle groups to its Pilates circuit classes.

Aptos, CA 95003


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