San Diego (SMI)

(858) 380-4185 3939 RUFFIN ROAD
SAN DIEGO, CA  92123 (858) 609-6651 Fax Get Directions >
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Center

    Select Physical Therapy's SMI center is conveniently located on Ruffin Road between Balboa and Aero Drive. SMI is a large center featuring 4,000 square feet of sport turf outside. SMI's approach to care is one-on-one with a high emphasis in manual therapy and individualized programs.

    Our highly trained staff will design a specialized plan of care that is just right for you. Through experience, advanced clinical training and clear communication with our patients, our therapy team will give you the advantage in recovery. The team at SMI takes a tissue-specific approach to diagnosing and designing the rehabilitation program for every patient.

    We are proud to serve your community and are committed to providing each person an exceptional experience that promotes healing and recovery in a safe, compassionate environment. Call to request an appointment and experience the power of physical therapy today.

  • Our Team
    Christin Ernst, P.T., DPT, OCS, TPI2
    Christin Ernst
    Christin brings energy and passion to the Select Physical Therapy team, and has been practicing physical therapy for more than 15 years. She specializes in orthopaedic and sports rehabilitation and injury prevention. She has committed much of her career to sports-specific rehabilitation and performance training for youth athletes. Christin has extensive teaching experience, including Harvard Medical School where she taught anatomy and physiology. Christin’s goal is to create a fun, energetic, healing environment to guide the body through the healing process.
    Renee Stetkevich, P.T., DPT, OCS
    Renee Stetkevich
    Renee is the San Diego market manager. A seasoned professional and treating physical therapist, Renee has more than 10 years of exceptional patient care to her credit. Her many success stories include the treatment of patients with ACL injuries, conditions effecting the spine and medically-complicated cases. Renee has developed injury prevention and sport-specific rehabilitation programs and her treatment approach is hands-on manual therapy where she spends extensive one-on-one time with each of her patients.
    Paul Hodge, P.T., DPT
    Paul Hodge
    Paul has successfully treated a variety of orthopaedic injuries and post-surgical interventions with a special interest in working with patients with various shoulder pathologies. He especially enjoys the challenges associated with the complexity of the shoulder girdle where his clinical expertise is evident. Paul has noted success in the rehabilitation of adhesive capsulitis, rotator cuff tear, labral tear, biceps tear, repair via tenodesis, clavicle fracture, humeral head fracture, scapula fracture and AC joint sprain, to name a few. On a daily basis, Paul’s focus is centered on the patient-therapist connection with an understanding of pain levels, and strong recovery results.
    Heather Haworth, P.T., DPT
    Heather is a native Oregonian and received a doctorate of physical therapy from Touro University Nevada. She has been part of the Select Physical Therapy team since 2015. She began her journey with rehabilitation of her own following various sports-related injuries. Since becoming a physical therapist, she has been involved in a myriad of manual therapy courses and programs to better her hands-on approach. She enjoys working with various orthopaedic conditions and is pursuing orthopaedic clinical specialty certification to improve patient outcomes using current, evidence-based and expert clinical care. When Heather is not healing patients, she loves to be with her dog Mochi, travel internationally and eat Asian cuisine.
  • Our Services
    Our Services
    • Physical Therapy
      Blood Flow Restriction
    • Cupping Therapy
    • Headache Treatment
    • Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
    • Manual Therapy
    • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
    • Pain Management
    • Physical Therapy
    • Pre-/Post-Operative Care
    • Prenatal/Postpartum Rehabilitation
    • TMJ/TMD Rehabilitation
    • Vestibular Rehabilitation
    • Hand Therapy
      Joint Mobilization
    • Sports Medicine
      ACL Program
    • Concussion Management
    • Sports Medicine
    • Work Health
      Injury Prevention
    • Work Conditioning
    • Pediatric Therapy
      Pediatric Physical Therapy
    • Prosthetics & Orthotics
      Foot Orthotics
    • Lower Extremity Orthotics

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