Welcome to RISE Physical Therapy

1-on-1 Physical Therapy Treatment

Solana Beach | Carlsbad | Carmel Valley | Point Loma

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About RISE Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy in Solana Beach, Carlsbad, Carmel Valley, and Point Loma

RISE Physical Therapy was born from a simple philosophy: it doesn’t matter who you are or what you do, everyone deserves the best treatment possible. We want to be that place for you. RISE Physical Therapy stands for Revolution In Self Evolution. To us, that means the journey of strengthening the mind, body, and spirit.

We're proud to be the premier provider of 1-on-1 physical therapy treatment services in North County, San Diego, as well as neighboring areas. Our physical therapy clinics in Solana Beach, Carlsbad, Carmel Valley, and Point Loma provide RISE's core physical therapy treatment services. Unlike most physical therapy clinics, RISE does not use aides or assistants. All of our sessions are spent 1-on-1 with the provider or resident and often times with a provider AND resident.

If you're interested in treatment options outside of our core services - for example, yoga or cryotherapy - feel free to visit RISE Prime Wellness. If you're located elsewhere in Southern California but would still like to experience the difference at RISE, please check out our various office and affiliate locations.


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.

Thomas Russell

Thomas Russell

PT, DPT, CAFS | Chief Business Development Officer

From his roots in competitive team sports, Thomas found a passion for sport-specific strength and conditioning which lead him to pursue a career in physical therapy. He is currently working toward earning his AFS certification, and will be pursuing his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification in the near future as well.

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.

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.

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.

Geoffrey Barba

Geoffrey Barba


Geoff’s passion for human performance began with coaching and competing with East Carolina University’s Olympic weightlifting team. His experience with strength and conditioning led him to expand his career with Physical Therapy, acknowledging the importance of human movement to optimize performance in the active population. He is a Sunny Diego native, who enjoys everything and anything under the sun.

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.

Jacqualynn Gordon

Jacqualynn Gordon


Jacqualynn’s love for sports and the outdoors inspired her to become a Physical Therapist. She graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of St. Augustine in 2018. Her passion is to help patients move and feel their best, so that they can continue to do the activities they love. Jacqualynn treats with a whole-body approach, utilizing her manual skills and personal training experience to optimize function. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, camping, travel and surfing.

Aaron Alexander

Aaron Alexander


Aaron discovered his passion for physical therapy beginning in his high school days as a 3-sport athlete. From his own injuries, he found an interest in the anatomical differences of the body and learning ways to optimize human performance and function. When he’s away from the clinic, Aaron enjoys hanging with family/friends, FaceTiming his nieces and nephew, working out, going to concerts, and rooting for is Oregon Ducks.

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