Outpatient Rehab Services

UC San Diego Health's licensed rehabilitation specialists provide a full range of physical, occupational, and speech therapy to people of all ages and with all diagnoses. We also offer specialty services for numerous conditions. 

Physical Therapy

Physical therapists are experts in restoration and preservation of physical function and mobility. We evaluate your condition and design a treatment program to help restore your physical health after an injury, disease or other cause. Our goals are to minimize pain, restore function, and promote adaptation to improve your quality of life. 

Conditions that commonly require physical therapy, include:

Craig Beck, recovering from a broken back, talks about his experience at Rehabilitation Services at UC San Diego Health.

Our staff includes therapists who are trained in advanced neurological techniques, as well as Ola Grimsby, McKenzie and Maitland evaluation and treatment approaches.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is performed by a licensed professional working in diverse settings with patients of all ages. Our occupational therapists work with you to maximize your independence with everyday activities including self-care, home making and work. The goal is to enhance your quality of life through the use of teaching, hands-on therapies, adaptive equipment training, and directed therapeutic tasks.

Conditions that commonly require occupational therapy, include:

We provide one-on-one care to ensure that each concern is addressed thoroughly to the best of our abilities. For your specialized needs, we offer certified hand, lymphedema and SaeboFlex-trained therapists.

Speech Therapy

Speech-language pathology is the profession dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of speech, language, voice, swallowing, cognition and communication abilities involving both comprehension and verbal expression.

Many conditions can impact a person’s ability to speak and understand. In addition, numerous types of illnesses impair the ability to eat or drink. Disruption of these vital human functions has a significant impact on quality of life. Through proper diagnosis and treatment, our speech-language pathologists help you recover or adapt in a manner that makes a difference in daily life.

Conditions that may impact communication and swallowing, include:

  • Stroke
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Pulmonary conditions
  • Benign lesions of the throat

Our experienced therapists have specialized training that ensures the best in diagnostic and treatment options, based on the most current research in the field.