Physical Therapy

Physical therapists in San Diego to restore function

A physical therapy expert provides care to a reclining patient stretching his leg in a clinical setting.

Physical therapists in San Diego to restore function

To help individuals restore functional mobility after it’s been lost from disease, injury or surgery, Scripps Health offers physical therapy services in hospitals, outpatient clinics and home care settings throughout San Diego.

Whether you’ve had joint replacement surgery, are recovering from a stroke or are trying to return to routine activities after an injury, the rehabilitation team at Scripps includes highly trained physical therapists who are certified in multiple clinical areas to help you heal and reach your maximum potential.

A referral from the physician who is managing your care is needed prior to making an appointment with a physical therapist at Scripps.

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy (PT) is a type of physical rehabilitation. If a medical problem or injury hinders your ability to move or perform everyday tasks, Scripps Health physical therapists provide expert care at several locations in San Diego. With the goal of relieving symptoms, expediting recovery and preventing further disability, our therapists perform comprehensive assessments and develop individualized treatment programs.

Conditions we treat

Some common issues treated by physical therapists include:

  • Chronic pain, such as back pain
  • New or old injuries
  • Joint replacement surgery
  • Stroke

Types of physical therapy

Depending on your unique medical issue, physical therapy sessions at Scripps may include a range of different therapies. Our highly skilled physical therapists will recommend a treatment program tailored to your medical problem and goals.

Physical therapy locations

Most locations specialize in therapy for orthopedic or neurological diseases and conditions, and some locations also offer specialized services in lymphedema, pelvic floor physical therapy, vestibular rehabilitation and advanced wound care.

Physical therapy is offered at the following Scripps Health locations in San Diego County:

Meet our physical therapists to see their specialties and contact information.