Welcome to RISE Physical Therapy

1-on-1 Physical Therapy Treatment

San Diego's Premier Physical Therapy Provider

COVID-19 Update

RISE Physical Therapy is Currently Open and Accepting New Patients!

Telehealth is also available to new and existing patients

At RISE Physical Therapy, we strive to protect the health and safety of our patients, staff and providers. We are enforcing social distancing whenever possible and limiting the number of patients in the clinic at one time. Some instances are impossible to avoid contact with patients and providers. We are doing everything we can to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in all clinics. All staff members and PT providers are mandated to wear their PPE such as masks and gloves in the clinic. We are actively following CDC and WHO guidelines/updates. Please note that all patients in the clinic are required to wear face covering or masks as well.

Our unique one-on-one model of treatment means that you only come in contact with your PT provider while in the clinic. We do offer telehealth visits for all patients interested to help reduce the need for in-clinic exposure. We encourage telehealth especially for those who are at high risk according to the CDC or have any signs of sickness, Coronavirus related or not.

If you have any questions related to our care and clinic policies, please call the front office to speak with one of our staff: 858-755-5200

Please keep yourself informed and review the guidelines set by the CDC on their website, cdc.gov or the county hotline at 211.


RISE offers a variety of physical therapy treatment services to patients in Solana Beach, Carlsbad, Carmel Valley, and Point Loma.

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Injury Prevention

and Exercise Programs

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Acute Injury

and Post-Op Care

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following Deconditioning

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Balance Training

and Exercises

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and Neurological Rehab

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Biomechanical Assessment

and Body Analysis

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Pediatric Rehab

and Physical Therapy

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Elite Sports Training

and Sports Rehabilitation

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Infant Pediatric Care

Torticollis, Plagiocephaly, and More


RISE Physical Therapy is contracted with numerous health insurance providers to offer in-network physical therapy services.
These include, but are not limited to:

  • Aetna
  • Align
  • ASH
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Covered California
  • Medicare
  • Medi-Medi Insurance
  • MedRisk
  • MultiPlan
  • Scripps EPO/PPO
  • TriCare
  • TriWest
  • United HealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Veteran's Administration

We also offer affordable cash rates for all physical therapy and performance training services. Contact us to learn more.


RISE Physical Therapy has offices throughout San Diego County.

Our Amazing Team

Meet the members of the RISE Physical Therapy team.

Navid Hannanvash

Navid Hannanvash


In addition to striving to set up environments to provide the most quality care to his patients, Navid enjoys spending time with his friends and family, walking his wolf Jasmine around town, and all things sports (especially basketball) and food related.

Alex Kelso

Alex Kelso

PT, DPT, FMR, CAFS, FAFS | President

Alex found physical therapy through his own physical struggles, which built his passion for working to improve the quality of life of his patients. Alex enjoys boating, working on anything with a motor, or cheering on the Florida Gators. He holds a doctorate from the University of Southern California, and is an Applied Functional Science fellow.

Rachel Nesseth

Rachel Nesseth

PT, DPT, CAFS | Vice President

Rachel's passion for movement began with dance, which inspired her to pursue a career in physical therapy. When not in the clinic with patients, she enjoys being outdoors with her dog Emma, creating art, and enjoying good food with family and friends.

Martin Nguyen

Martin Nguyen

PT, DPT, CAFS | Clinic Director: Solana Beach

Martin's interest for physical therapy was sparked by overcoming his own injuries as a competitive basketball player and long-distance runner while growing up in Texas. He enjoys taking the journey with his patients through the process of rehabilitation, teaching them about their own bodies, and watching them leave pain-free with a smile. Outside of the clinic, he enjoys playing pick-up basketball at the local gym, running along the beach, trying new foods, and exploring his new home in San Diego.

Angela Wunder

Angela Wunder


Angela's passion for rehabilitation and fascination with the human body brought her to physical therapy. She loves working with people from all walks of life, including our littlest clients who are just getting their start on life. She enjoys unwinding by exercising, yoga, or surfing, and spending time with her daughter.

Michael Hollstegge

Michael Hollstegge

PT, DPT, CAFS, TPI-CGFI | Clinic Director: Carlsbad

Michael built his foundation for Physical Therapy on his own recovery from a high school basketball injury. He's an avid golfer who is as passionate about the game as he is about rehabilitating all patients to reach their maximum movement potential. Michael is also a certified golf fitness instructor through the Titleist Performance Institute who can address your physical limitations, provide you with the treatment to correct these limitations, and apply the results to your game.

David Bailey

David Bailey


David first became interested in physical therapy when introduced to Applied Functional Science in 2006. At the time he was practicing Tai Chi, Kung Fu and Qigong, and was working on his bachelors degree in Kinesiology at SDSU. David received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of St. Augustine in 2010, and completed his fellowship in Applied Functional Science in 2012. David enjoys hanging out with family and friends, reading, hiking and can be found exploring the various coffee shops around the county.

Brittany Revell

Brittany Revell


Brittany’s interest in human movement developed at a young age as a dancer/gymnast/cheerleader. Her interest in movement quickly evolved into a passion towards helping others learn how to move their bodies in a way that will allow them to participate and enjoy the activities they love to do throughout their lifetime. Brittany received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Chapman University and enjoys working with patients of all ages, including the kiddos! She is a San Diego native who loves dancing, spending time with family/friends, and playing with her two adorable dogs.

Mariah Weber

Mariah Weber


Mariah was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she earned her bachelors at the University of New Mexico. In 2015 she moved to San Diego and completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at San Diego State University. Mariah has always lived an active lifestyle with a history of playing soccer, track, and tennis. She now enjoys hiking, running, and doing yoga.

Grant Jochem

Grant Jochem


Grant realized his affinity for physical therapy after enduring a series of knee injuries. After completing his own rehabilitation, he earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Saint Augustine, and is now realizing his goals of helping others improve their quality of life through movement intervention. As a San Diego native, Grant is no stranger to spending time outdoors and enjoys anything active including surfing, snowboarding, hiking, tennis and golf.

Bradley Bourgeois

Bradley Bourgeois


Brad is a San Diego native with a passion for therapy that developed taking care of his own family. He earned his dual bachelor’s from SDSU and later earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St Augustine. Brad enjoys working with people from all different backgrounds and tailoring therapy to fit their needs. He has a passion for new innovations and used modern technologies such as 3D printing to improve his and his patients’ day to day lives. Outside the clinic he enjoys hiking, adventures with his dog, and enjoying time with his family and friends.

Katie Hemphill

Katie Hemphill


Katie grew up in Anchorage, Alaska where she developed a love for the outdoors and living an active lifestyle. She also fell in love with the sunshine and warmer weather while completing her undergraduate studies at the University of San Diego and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at San Diego State University. Katie has always had a passion for dancing, and is excited for her career in physical therapy helping people move better and get back to pursuing their life passions.

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