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Meet Our Physical Therapists

Physical rehabilitation specialists in San Diego

Finding the right physical therapist is an important step in your recovery. Our rehab specialists offer personalized care for pain, injuries and specific medical conditions, including lymphedema, dysphagia and aphasia. Scripps physical therapists and occupational therapists have multiple locations across San Diego County, so you can get care close to home.

Central San Diego

La Jolla (9834 Genessee) - Speech therapists

The following speech specialists practice at Scripps Clinic Poole Building. We welcome new patients who have a referral from their physician.


Scripps Clinic Poole Building

9834 Genesee Avenue

Suite 316

La Jolla, CA 92037

858-626-4444

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Speech-language pathologists


  • Abigail “Abby” Dwyer, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Education: San Diego State University, University of Connecticut
  • Specialty: Swallowing disorders (dysphagia), language disorders (aphasia), head and neck cancer, apraxia of speech
  • Kyle Wade, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Education: University of Arizona
  • Specialty: Swallowing disorders (dysphagia), language disorders (aphasia), brain injury, head and neck cancer, vital stim
  • Cedar Raymond, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Education: Saint Louis University, Eastern Illinois University, Saint Louis University
  • Specialty: Cognitive communication disorders, swallowing disorders (dysphagia), motor speech, voice, fluency and language treatment for neurological condition, LSVT LOUD, fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES)
  • Christina “Chrissy” Fidler-Johnson, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Education: San Diego State University
  • Specialty: Swallowing disorders (dysphagia), voice and upper airway disorders, head and neck cancer, cleft palate/craniofacial disorder, Vital Stim, McNeil dysphagia therapy program, fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES)
  • Gina Costi-Wong, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Education: University of California, San Diego, Utah State University, University of Montana
  • Specialty: Functional and pathological voice disorders, chronic cough, respiratory retraining
  • Hailey Drake, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Education: San Diego State University
  • Specialties: Swallowing disorders (dysphagia), language disorders (aphasia), cognitive-communication disorders, neurological voice and speech disorders, LSVT certified, MDTP certified

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