Welcome to RISE Physical Therapy

1-on-1 Physical Therapy Treatment

Solana Beach | Carlsbad | Point Loma

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About RISE Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy in Solana Beach, Carlsbad, 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, 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, and Point Loma.

Injury Prevention and Exercise Programs

Injury Prevention

and Exercise Programs

Acute Injury and Post-Op Care

Acute Injury

and Post-Op Care

Reconditioning Exercises and Deconditioning Prevention


following Deconditioning

Balance Training and Exercises

Balance Training

and Exercises

Vestibular and Neurological Rehabilitation


and Neurological Rehab

Biomechanical Assessment and Body Analysis

Biomechanical Assessment

and Body Analysis

Pediatric Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy

Pediatric Rehab

and Physical Therapy

Elite Sports Training and Sports Rehabilitation

Elite Sports Training

and Sports Rehabilitation

Torticollis and Plagiocephaly Treatment (Point Loma Only)


and Plagiocephaly Treatment


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 Hannavash

Navid Hannavash


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


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


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.

Kelsey Diaz

Kelsey Diaz


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.

Allison Gentry

Allison Gentry


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.

Michael Hollstegge

Michael Hollstegge


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.

Justin Ternes

Justin Ternes


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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