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, 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.
Silver Strand Physical Therapy is our South San Diego physical therapy affiliate. Located in Imperial Beach, Silver Strand Physical Therapy provides premier physical therapy treatment services to patients throughout the South Bay. Vist silverstrandpt.com to learn more.
RISE Prime Wellness is the premier holistic health and wellness clinic in San Diego. We offer a highly customized approach that combines physical therapy, yoga, and cryotherapy with several other wellness services.
Our Los Angeles County affiliate office is located inside Aspire Physical Therapy & Sports Performance. Through our partnership with Aspire, we're able to provide physical therapy treatment services to patients in the immediate La Cañada Flintridge area, as well as greater LA County.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Kelsey’s first experience with physical therapy came while overcoming injuries as a competitive gymnast. She became a group fitness instructor at the University of Florida, which helped her realize her passion for helping others stay healthy through movement. She earned her doctorate degree in physical therapy from UF and relocated to San Diego.
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Ally found physical therapy at an early age while growing up in Tennessee. She enjoys improving the lives of others through rehabilitation and helping them to reach their personal goals. Ally enjoys playing with her dog, Arya, running, hiking, and spending time with family in her new home of San Diego.
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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.
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Justin found his passion of healing the human body though troubleshooting and problem solving his own athletic injuries while growing up in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He has developed his treatment to focus on full body movements strongly influenced by his co-workers at RISE and Applied Functional Science. In his spare time, he is learning how to surf, playing basketball and golf, and exploring his new home in Southern California.
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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'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.