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El Cerrito Physical Therapists

Browse these physical therapists with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in El Cerrito.

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Dessi Issaeva, CMT
from 86 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris B.
Verified review

She was 150% there to work on issues I have misalignment etc, and she applied her great skills in sports/medical therapy. I experienced clear improvement after the first visit, and am now onto the 3rd visit.

Ide-Don Physical Therapy
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Nate K.
Verified review

Was looking for a physical therapist to provide some guidance after recently injuring my knee biking, and Jon was fantastic. Helpful guidance on how to improve lifting and running form, and a plan to ramp back up on my running program.

Fuerza Natural Movement
from 7 reviews
    Erasmo O.
    Verified review

    If you want to improve your health this is a must. His knowledge ranges from a variety of martial arts to gymnastics, making things really interesting. I can tell you that this is one of the best experiences of my life, because his training is just as fun as playing with your best friends, and the best is that you are getting in shape.

    SFitness & Performance
    from 6 reviews
      Lisa G.
      Verified review

      Ben has been a really great trainer for my 17 year-old son. He's very technically knowledgeable and motivating and has been a major factor in my son's rehab from a bad leg break and surgery. He was training with Ben for strength & fitness for soccer before he broke his leg, and kept working with him starting just weeks after surgery, working in tandem with, then replacing his physical therapy. He's versatile and trains in the gym and on the field as needed. My son is back playing varsity basketball and will start soccer soon -- fitter and stronger because of all his work with Ben!

      Sarti Sports Medicine
      from 3 reviews
        Lincoln B.
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        I had the fortune of meeting Joe three years ago and at the time I had some high expectations for my overall fitness growth. Joe ended up becoming my one stop shop due to his immense knowledge in wellness and fitness. Some areas I have used Joe's expertise - Strength, flexibility, nutrition and therapy. Joe incorporates all these elements into his teaching and he makes it pretty simple. For my personal growth I have used his guidance with gymnastic style body weight and Kettlebells. What I truly appreciate the most is attention to form and injury prevention. Of course, along the way I have had my share of injurys and have sought Joe for therapy and acupuncture!! I have never done acupuncture before and Joe has made me a believer. I'm grateful for his guidance and as I head into my 40's I can say I'm stronger and healthier overall than ever before in my life.

        Eric Wang Massage
        from 3 reviews
          Lilan Margar.Chen C.
          Verified review

          Eric is awesome. Strong hands but also gives an incredibly relaxing massage. Just what I needed. Comfortable environment, clean linens.

          Balanced Physical Therapy
          from 1 review
            Cheree M.
            Verified review

            I recently graduated from FUNCTIONAL RESTORATION PROGRAM. I attended this program for 9 weeks. Charisse was my physical Therapist. She was the best! Charisse helped me with my (RSD) and how to cope and maintain my pain level. She is very knowledgeable and believe's in any goals you may have when your living in pain..

            Jeanne S.
            Verified review

            Dr. Morello is the best chiropractor I have ever had, hands down! He is very knowledgeable, compassionate and has a great sense of humor. He doesn't rush, he charges very affordable rates and I have fun every time I go. I love that he deals patiently with me and with all my insurance crap without complaint and always has good stories to tell. He's down to earth, but has a very holistic mentality, which is important to me. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone who is looking to feel better.


            I am into independent physical therapy practice specializing in sport and orthopedics impairments. I do training in manual therapy, spinal manipulation, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, and sports injury protocols. I'm providing education and treatment to promote optimal mobility.


            We offer integrated physical therapy specializing in comprehensive, hands-on outpatient services. We provide evaluation with Pilates, massage, and osteopathic techniques offered for a variety of health conditions, including injuries and pain.


            Sharmila Acharya, a licensed physical therapist and certified yoga teacher, provides customized, one-on-one, and hour-long treatments. The primary treatments are aimed at releasing stress of the body and mind, such as therapeutic yoga, John Barnes myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, and the MELT Method.


            We provide an integrative approach to training and therapy helping everyone improve. We do manual therapy from a doctor of physical therapy.


            We provide one of the premier sports and orthopedic rehabilitation facilities in the East Bay Area. We are the only board-certified sports clinical specialist in the area and one of the few licensed PTs in the city practicing ART. For expert physical therapy that gets results, call ESPT!


            My experience in the industry (4 years) and how I'm able to provide education to clients with research based information and not a second opinion.



            I have over 25 years of experience in treating pain. Therapeutic massage and pain-relieving machines (ultrasound and electrical stimulation) provide targeted home exercise program for your pain condition, posture and movement training to live life without exacerbating your pain issue. I provide the above services to reduce your pain and give you the tools to move forward to a pain-free life!

            • 15 years in business

            Thomas Wells, known as The Body Mechanic, is a rehabilitative bodyworker in Santa Rosa, CA. He specializes in active release techniques, NKT, P-DTR, NMR, kinesio taping and more. His therapies are highly effective at combating work, sport or stress-related injuries. His belief is that one should seek to eliminate the root cause and not just treat the symptoms.

            • 5 years in business

            I have a background in chiropractic. I practiced shiatsu and chiropractic during my years living in Japan. Many describe my therapeutic approach as "chiropractic massage" or "doctor's massage". (I will NOT perform "cracking" adjustments). My strength is in knowledge of Anatomy, physiology, body mechanics and medical studies through 4200 hours of chiropractic training from Australian University. I provide deep tissue, sports massage, relaxation, and rehabilitation with a shiatsu approach. I use oil sometimes but very minimal. Shiatsu is very versatile form of therapy from other oil based massages. Shiatsu allow me to provide a multi-directional approach to each individual muscle and joints. Where as with oil based massage, you are pretty much fixed in a position with face-down, or laying on your back. You do not have to worry about any draping, undressing. Shiatsu is the most casual way to get a massage.


            I graduated from the Florida School of Massage in 2013 and have been working for a Chiropractor for the last two years. I work on injuries related to posture and repetitive strain. I also work on individuals with stress related tension.

            • 3 years in business

            We mixed service of Chinese medicine and massage. Our herbal bath therapy has treatment effect such as detoxification, relief of fatigue, strength immune system and stimulate microcirculation of a body. Our membership can have free sauna all the time and a free facial massage. We also provide acupuncture.


            Are you ready to feel awesome? I do home visits ($100 minimum) that include muscle work and adjusting (approximately 30-45 min sessions) or massage ($100/hour which includes at least an hour of therapeutic massage) that will leave you feeling so glad that you contacted me. I will have my patients/clients post more reviews on my Facebook page soon.

            Q & A

            Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

            What are the different types of physical therapy?

            Physical therapists work with people who have been injured or people who are ill to improve their movement and help them manage their pain. The U.S. Department of Labor explains that physical therapists “are often an important part of rehabilitation, treatment, and prevention of patients with chronic conditions, illnesses, or injuries.” Physical therapists can also choose to specialize in one of nine areas. According to the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, these areas of specialization are:

            • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
            • Clinical Electrophysiology
            • Geriatrics
            • Neurology
            • Oncology
            • Orthopaedics
            • Pediatrics
            • Sports and
            • Women's Health


            The national average cost for a physical therapist is $60 to $80, although it will cost more if the patient is paying for services out of pocket rather than through insurance. If you have insurance and want to work with a physical therapist for a specialty area, such as oncology or geriatrics, you may need a referral from your general practitioner. Patients who are paying directly for services can often contact the physical therapist directly.

            What exactly does a physical therapist do?

            A physical therapist is a health care provider who assists patients with mobility improvement and pain management. Often patients are referred to a physical therapist by a primary care doctor or specialist for help recovering from a surgery or traumatic injury, such as a car crash. Physical therapists help patients manage pain that results from chronic disease and other illness. Physical therapy can help enhance mobility when patients are faced with neurological disorders, such as after a stroke, and provide relief from arthritis or other mobility and pain issues.   

            A physical therapist uses medical exercise equipment and exercises to empower patients to regain flexibility and mobility where possible. They may use treadmills, steps, medicine balls, resistance bands, isometric exercises, weights and more to improve muscle control and movement. A physical therapist uses physical movement to help heal the patient, but also can sometimes prescribe medication as appropriate. A physical therapist can also become board certified in one of nine specialty areas.

            Why is physical therapy important?

            Physical therapy can help you recover range of motion and ease pain after injury, accident or illness. Many people are prescribed physical therapy by their primary care doctor or specialist after a car accident, surgery or sports-related injury. You don’t need a doctor’s referral to start physical therapy, but unless you are paying out of pocket for the services, your insurance provider might require a referral. Physical therapy is also a medical solution for pain associated with chronic illness such as osteoarthritis and can be used for recovery after a stroke or other neurological disorders.

            Physical therapy teaches you how to move your body in a safe and healing way to regain strength and movement. During a physical therapy session, the PT will teach you to use medical exercise equipment and approved exercises to regain your lost flexibility and improve your mobility where possible. You may use treadmills, steps, medicine balls, resistance bands, isometric exercises, weights and more. From young children to seniors, patients of any age can benefit from the science-based movements and exercises that encourage flexibility, rebuild muscle, and ease stiff joints.

            How much does a physical therapy session cost?

            The national average cost for a physical therapy session is $60 to $80, although the cost may be higher if the patient pays out of pocket for the services instead of being covered by insurance. Physical therapy sessions may last from 30 to 120 minutes, depending on the therapist and your medical needs. When paying out of pocket, session rates may range from an average of $75-$300 or more, depending on the location, length of session, and specialization of the therapist. Standard out-of-pocket rates average $150 per session. According to the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, physical therapists may become board certified in one of nine specialties: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary, Clinical Electrophysiology, Geriatrics, Neurology, Oncology, Orthopaedics, Pediatrics, Sports, and Women's Health. To receive this board specialist certification, the physical therapist must complete a minimum of 2,000 hours of clinical work in their specialty area and pass an exam. A physical therapist who is board certified in a specialty may charge higher rates to account for their advanced training and expertise.

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