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Monday:7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday:7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday:7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday:7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday:7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Featured Services

Physical Therapy
Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
Sports Medicine
Return-to-Work Program
Work Conditioning
Pediatric Physical Therapy
Lower Extremity Orthotics
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At Select Physical Therapy, we know that injuries are never scheduled, but relief can be. If you’re injured, tired of having less mobility or experiencing aches and pains, let our licensed clinical experts help. We believe movement is medicine and are committed to helping our patients get back to work, athletics and daily life. The road to recovery starts with Select!

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. 

April 2020:During this time, we are keenly focused on your safety while helping you feel better. Our center is open and here to serve those in need. The Department of Homeland Security and state governments have deemed physical therapy an essential component of health care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are taking extensive preventative measures, guided by the CDC, to protect our patients and employees who enter our center. Should you not feel comfortable visiting our center at this time, we are also offering telerehab services so you can easily connect with one of our licensed therapists through web-based technology. Contact us today for more information.

Our Team

Sara Gardner, P.T., DPT

Sara recently moved to San Diego from Jackson Hole, Wyoming where she was born and raised. She spent her time skiing, hiking, mountain biking and truly growing an appreciation for the human body and the importance of activity. She graduated from Gonzaga University with a bachelor's and the University of Utah with a doctorate in physical therapy. Sara spent two years in Peru doing non-profit work and becoming fluent in Spanish. She specialized in treating orthopedic and neurologic conditions and is focused on reaching patients' personal goals. Sara is the assistant center manager at SMI/Kearny Mesa location.

Tyler Bacarro, P.T., DPT

Tyler was born and raised in Cathedral City, California before moving to San Diego where he attended San Diego Mesa College and San Diego State University studying Kinesiology. He earned a doctorate of physical therapy at the University of California San Francisco and San Francisco State University. His clinical interest is working with athletes with focus on return to sport rehabilitation and improving strength, power, balance, speed and coordination for performance. His interest in sports stems from years of involvement in baseball, volleyball, basketball, weightlifting and Krav Maga self-defense and as an assistant instructor. He enjoys going to the gym, beach, traveling and watching a variety of sports.
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Physical Therapy

  • Physical Therapy
  • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
  • Telerehab
  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • LSVT BIG - Parkinson's
  • Manual Therapy
  • Neurologic Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management
  • Pre-/Post-Operative Care
  • TMJ/TMD Rehabilitation
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Blood Flow Restriction
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Headache Treatment
  • Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Prenatal/Postpartum Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Rehabilitation

Sports Medicine

  • Sports Medicine
  • ACL Program
  • Concussion Management

Work Health

  • Return-to-Work Program
  • Work Conditioning
  • Injury Prevention

Pediatric Therapy

  • Pediatric Physical Therapy

Prosthetics & Orthotics

  • Lower Extremity Orthotics
  • Foot Orthotics

Hand Therapy

  • Joint Mobilization
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