What is a Physical Therapist?

Physical therapists are university trained with doctorates in the field and are experts in injury diagnosis, injury treatment, exercise prescription, injury prevention, rehabilitation and many other areas of sport and health and fitness.

What do I need to bring?

Be prepared to provide your previous medical or surgical history. If you have them and if they are relevant bring scan/MRI reports, and list of medication. You may wish to bring shorts and t-shirt.

How many visits will I need?

The number of treatments will vary depending on the problem and individual. After a thorough evaluation and assessment, the physical therapist will discuss their treatment plan for the rehabilitation process.

What should I wear to my appointment?

Please bring or wear a comfortable pair of soft, loose fitting shorts and a soft cotton t-shirt or tank top to easily access the area of your body being treated.

How do I make an appointment?

You can get in touch by phone (760)-726-9661 or use the form under the contact page. Alternatively use the quick and easy online booking page, which is the method we prefer.

Do I have to be referred by a doctor?

IT DEPENDS, physical therapists now can practice direct access in the state of California and treat clients without referral by a doctor. However, some health insurers require a doctor’s referral before they authorize coverage of fees but in some cases only require a phone call to the physician.

Treatment duration depends on your diagnosis, the severity of your impairments, your past medical history, and other factors.  Re-evaluations will be done to assess your progress and your therapist communicates with your physician to help you achieve your therapy goals.

Our Doctor’s of Physical Therapy at Vista PT & Rehab diagnose and treat patients for a wide range of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions and pathologies. 


  • Low back Pain
  • Sciatica or Herniated Discs
  • Total Knee & Hip Replacements
  • Whiplash
  • Headaches
  • TMJ
  • Muscle strains
  • Vertigo
  • Arthritis or OA
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Rotator Cuff/ Labral conditions
  • Tendonitis
  • Rib Dysfunction
  • Pinched nerves
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
  • Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Runner’s Knee or Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Meniscus sprains
  • ACL sprain
  • DeQuervain’s or Thumb pain
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Vista Physical Therapy & Rehab is proud to have all of their physical and occupational therapists on staff who have obtained advanced certifications in orthopedics, sports medicine, and manual therapy.

Vista Physical Therapy & Rehab is in-network with over 20 different PPO Insurance providers. Call (760)-726-9661 and our administrator will check with your health insurance provider to determine if outpatient physical therapy services are covered under your plan. Vista PT does not accept HMO policies. However, many HMO patients choose to pay our affordable cash rate. We recommend that you confirm your insurance coverage.

We also accept Personal Injury Liens as well as MED PAY and work with many local attorneys to provide care after motor vehicle accidents.

Call (760)-726-9661 to cancel your appointment. We do not implement a cancellation fee but request a 24-hour courtesy for rescheduling all appointments.

Ask us a Question

Feel free to ask any physical therapy related questions over the phone, or get send your question via this form below. Your message will be dispatched directly to our staff who will answer as soon as they can.