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Santa Ana Sport Physical Therapists

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  • 12 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Kathe R.
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Gilbert is not just a trainer, but has a strong background in physical therapy. He is professional, knowledgeable and aware of the client's capabilities. He is dealing with my fear of falling with encouragement, not bullying. He is very personable and because of his demeanor, works very well with seniors. I am improving faster than I thought I could. Gilbert is highly recommended by this senior!

Fusion Wellness
from 21 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Rowena K.
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Allan saved me from severe pain yesterday. Not only was he able to accommodate a last minute appointment, he was also an excellent massage therapist. His background in physical therapy sets him apart from other massage therapists. He also seems to care about his clients and want to make sure they feel better.

  • 15 years in business
Phil K.
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I feel so fortunate to know and have received massage and therapy from Marshall. His knowledge of the human anatomy and muscle structure/function is absolutely astounding. No wonder why he is able to pinpoint issues immediately upon touch. I suffered a herniated disc from a basketball injury at my L4-L5 and struggled to stand and walk. I was introduced to Marshall and spent about 90 mins with him initially. By the time we were finished, much of the stiffness and acute pain had subsided. He advised that although I felt good now, I needed to continue the massage therapy to train my muscles to relax. After several more sessions the following weeks, not only was I able to walk straight, I was able to go back to the gym and have light weight training! Thank you Marshall! Your wealth of knowledge and passion to heal is much appreciated!!! -Phil-

The Fitness Fairy
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Kedrick Y.
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Never worked with her personally. But based on her public posts, she is obviously skilled in the art of fitness & health. And the proof is in her lifestyle & look. It's also obvious she has a passion for health & fitness. I'm a Marine & motivation is KEY. She has IT.

House of Fundamentals
from 10 reviews
  • 24 years in business
Skylar R.
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Best trainer I've ever worked with. Sees each body as it's own unique self... Starts at the beginning with stability and mobility creating a strong foundation. In the last couple of month working together I have seen my body change drastically, my endurance has improved, and I'm stronger and leaner. His background in physical therapy, and his knowledge about the body stand him far apart from your typical personal trainer. So grateful I found him!

  • 17 years in business
Tracy T.
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I cannot recommend these trainers enough... They have been a part of my life for the past 11 years, and have helped to keep me healthy physically, as well as mentally. From training, to boxing, physical therapy, meal plans, to supplements, this team truly know how to take care of their clients, and keep them educated on their journey. Darryl Rudd is a man who can look at your body and know exactly what needs to be done to get you to the best place, both looks and health-wise. Just be ready to do the work, and trust in this truly gifted group of people.

Crystal Being Wellness
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jason K.
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Joy taught me different breathing techniques that I could use to fix my posture, and used Yoga therapy to help me do poses that I normally wouldn't be able to do. She's really good and customizing a class to your needs, and is able to quickly assess where you need strengthening and adjustment

Physical Therapy Services
from 3 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brian M.
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Any time I have an annoying ache or pain, I contact Jonny and he knows exactly what to do. Highly recommended!

T. R.
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Shawn McClain is, hands down, the best physical therapist I've ever used (and I've used many). A compression fracture of the spine has left me in need of pain management and manual physical therapy. Every patient is different, but my outcomes with Shawn were excellent. I've also taken Shawn's yoga and Pilates classes, and they too were excellent. Shawn is a master of her craft and a superlative practitioner of the healer's arts. Most highly recommended.

East West Healing Arts
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
Joby J.
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Marion is great at what she does. She really listens to me and is very effective in giving the right treatment. She is very gentle, caring and a great person to interact with. She has a range of tools that she is proficient in (electro-acupuncture, cupping, physical therapy, herbal medicine, nutrition and detox, moxibustion, Tuina, and meditation). She is able to suggest an unique blend of these methods to arrive at a holistic solution to alleviate pain and foster well-being. I went to her with my back pain that I sustained from too much sitting at my work desk and she was able to pin-point the issue and alleviate my suffering. I would highly recommend her expertise to anyone in pain.

  • 17 years in business
Shane D.
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Great service and great experience! Very helpful staff and not only are the needs of therapy meet, Circle of Health also provides a very large selection of nutritional supplements both online and in store. Highly recommended for anyone looking to live pain free.


Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy in patients' homes and offices.


I release my clients backs, headaches, & most injuries. I was trained by working on NBA players. I am gifted at my work for I travel with A list clients who choose me to work with because I help them feel great after my session.


Essentially, we use revolutionary treatments to increase the body's healing power and to decrease pain at a remarkably fast rate. Our patients love it! We work with PPO insurances, and we have great discounts for people who are paying out of the pocket. Our services consist of physical therapy, acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, 830 laser therapy and medical massage. Our staff is great, and we look forward to seeing you!


Watching clients bodies return to balance, allowing them to do what they love without pain. Treating the fascia is the missing link. Fascia is a connective tissue that covers everything in our body down to the cellular level. A restriction in the fascia can cause 2,000 pounds of pressure on pain sensitive structures.


We are a studio located in the Hip District of Laguna Beach. Our services include physical therapy, yoga, Pilates, and therapeutic exercise. Clients are given specific hands-on attention as we focus on private and semi-private sessions. If interested in private yoga or Pilates, give us a call today!


I have over 4 years experience working with patients in a physical therapy setting as a trainer. I also provide any personal training services tailored around an individual's goal such as weight loss, weight gain, etc.


I provide physical therapy aid. I do physical bodywork. I have a lot of experience. Feel free to contact me anytime.

  • 9 years in business

Excel Physical Therapy effectively treats pain of all types, regardless of it's cause. We are experts in pain relief. We treat acute pain, chronic pain, post-operative pain, pain from injuries or auto accidents, and even disabling arthritic pain. Our revolutionary pain relief methods are fast, gentle, and all natural with no side effects. Our treatment speeds the healing process. We teach you why the injury has occurred, how to avoid re-injury, and we help you get stronger and less vulnerable to re-injury each day.


We pride ourselved on being the most helpful and personal clinic in Orange County. We will work specifically with what your issues are to help you reach your goals. Specializing in sports rehabilitation, orthopedic rehabilitation, knee, shoulder, back , ankle, hip, neck issues.


At PTPT we take the entire person into consideration. We look at the injury or painful site as well as how the patients lifestyle, stress management, posture and daily activities either feed into the symptoms or balance out the problem. We understand that the body is one part of a "whole person" and therefor we create an environment where people heal long term.

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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