Physical Therapist in San Diego, CA

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Perform Physical Therapy & Wellness

At Perform Physical Therapy and Wellness we work with youth, adults and seniors on learning proper techniques that correct movement, improve function and increase mobility. Here, you’ll get something you’re hard-pressed find at most places—quality one-on-one care that’s compassionate, personal and accommodating with a strategic, customizable plan that’s convenient and caters to your ultimate objective—whatever that may be. You’re also held accountable to progress through our app PT Everywhere, which is integrated with your particular program.

Our 4P approach to prepare, practice, prevent and perform was created to empower each person toward comprehensive health. So, whether you want to run faster, get stronger, become more explosive, or just return to an activity or sport you love, Perform Physical Therapy and Wellness has your back … and the rest of your body too!

We offer in-person and virtual consults for one-on-one and group training, including injury prevention, manual therapy, rehab or strength-based conditioning. In addition, Perform Physical Therapy and Wellness has an online sports nutrition component to help patients reach their physical and performance goals.

Our practice operates in our own state of the art gym facility. Having access to this space offers patients comprehensive therapy that they won’t receive at a typical physical therapy office!

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What We Do

PREPARE

Prepare the tissue to perform with manual therapy methods such as myofascial release, mobilizations, stretching and cupping.

PRACTICE

Guided one on one exercise that is specifically prescribed for your condition and goals.

PERFORM

Sport specific training including agility and plyometrics, to return you to your sport performing better than when you had left it.

PREVENT

Injury prevention sessions to keep you performing and prevent you from being sidelined.

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Manual Therapy

With each session you can expect manual therapy based on your body’s needs and your injury. Coupled with specific exercise, manual therapy can provide quicker and longer lasting results.

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DR. SARA ZYLSTRA

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Sara Zylstra joined Perform Physical Therapy & Wellness in 2023 after receiving her Doctor of Physical Therapy from San Diego State University. Origi...

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DR. SARA ZYLSTRA

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Sara Zylstra joined Perform Physical Therapy & Wellness in 2023 after receiving her Doctor of
Physical Therapy from San Diego State University. Originally from Huntington Beach, Sara went
to Troy University in Southwest Alabama where she received her degree in exercise science
and was a former Division 1 cross country/track & field athlete.
Sara was drawn to physical therapy in high school after becoming intrigued with a book her dad
gave her about common running injuries. As a runner herself with recurring Achilles pain it
piqued her interest and she became fascinated with being able to heal the body through
exercise. This book became her personal resource guide as she continued on her own athletic
journey.
Today, Sara specializes in working with elite athletes, including runners and also has a passion
for physical therapy patients experiencing various neurological impairments. With a focus on
treating the whole person, she attributes healthy bodies to good training and coaching combined
with solid physical therapy that walks each patient through a specific plan of care with effective,
tailored exercises. Ultimately, Sara hopes to use her gift for helping others and knowledge of
human movement around the world to provide care to underserved communities with little or no
access to healthcare.
When Sara isn’t working you can find her outdoors backpacking, hiking and camping, enjoying a
cup of coffee or a glass of craft beer. She also runs a young professionals group at her church
and is a volunteer with Grace Outreach. Sara’s top skills include neuromuscular therapy, injury
prevention, manual therapy, physical therapy and sports injuries. She’s excited to bring her experience and knowledge as a former colleague runner to our team of health professionals.

DR. TREVOR WEINSTOCK

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Clinic Director

Dr. Trevor Weinstock joined Perform Physical Therapy and Wellness as a physical therapist in 2021, specializing in treating nerve pain, spinal and hip...

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DR. TREVOR WEINSTOCK

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Clinic Director

Dr. Trevor Weinstock joined Perform Physical Therapy and Wellness as a physical therapist in 2021, specializing in treating nerve pain, spinal and hip injuries. His favorite aspect of the work he performs is having the privilege of meeting new clients and learning about their lived experience through open conversations.

As a collegiate inline hockey athlete, Dr. Weinstock succumbed to multiple hip and wrist surgeries, which fueled his passion to help others recover and demonstrate the most effective way to heal their bodies and get them back to doing what they love.   A catalyst that led to his career in physical therapy was his Type 1 diabetes diagnosis at age 2, which is why his No. 1 goal is showing compassion to each individual. Living with this condition offers him a unique perspective when connecting with others who have either a Type 1 or 2 diagnosis and has allowed him to use a more holistic approach when it comes to working with patients.

Dr. Trevor Weinstock graduated with a degree in Kinesiology from Arizona State University in 2018, then moved to San Diego where he received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Outside of the office, Dr. Weinstock spends the majority of his time enjoying America’s Finest City surfing, playing beach volleyball and exercising outdoors.

Education

2021

The University of St Augustine for Health Sciences

Doctor of Physical Therapy

2019

Arizona State University College of Health Solutions

The University of St Augustine for

Health Sciences

Certifications

2023

BLS Provider

2023

HeartSaver First Aid

HANNAH BROWN

Certified Massage Therapist

Hannah Brown joined Perform Physical Therapy and Wellness in 2023 as a massage therapist and hopes to add to the circle of balance offered to clients,...

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HANNAH BROWN

Certified Massage Therapist

Hannah Brown joined Perform Physical Therapy and Wellness in 2023 as a massage therapist and hopes to add to the circle of balance offered to clients, helping them understand that recovery is just as important as strengthening and treating.

Hannah grew up in San Diego’s North County playing softball, camping on the beach and surfing with her family. As a catcher for 13 years, she’s an athlete at her core and following her love for softball found her next interest—country dancing. For the past several years she’s been dancing at social halls or restaurants, even rising to dance at a competitive level locally and across various cities.

Dancing up to five days a week for work and fun, she asked a lot of her body and ultimately it began to take its toll. After talking with friends in the bodywork industry, she realized she wanted to try massage as a recovery method. Having no idea what she was getting into, Hannah emerged from her 1-hour appointment feeling completely revived—quite literally as if she’d hit a reset button.

Realizing this aligned with her desires, she quickly fell in love with studying the ancient modalities of healing and that massage transcends the physical aspect, tapping into mental, emotional and spiritual benefits as well. Massage is for everybody, meant to restore balance and establish body awareness. As a Type 1 diabetic, diagnosed at age 6, Hannah learned early on that taking care of her health was important and is honored to give others something so profound. She uses all of the tools available to her to give clients the best, personalized experience. Whether deeply relaxing, therapeutic or intense, Hannah acts as the liaison between whatever surfaces during each session.

One of her favorite things to hear from patients is, “I didn’t know I was so tight there.” Hannah received her certification from Healing Hands School of Holistic Health and is certified in the following areas: circulatory, advance circulatory, sports massage, trigger point, deep tissue, acupressure for injuries, therapeutic mobilizations, manual lymphatic drainage, cranial sacral therapy, shiatsu, prenatal and reiki.

When Hannah isn’t working, she’s spending time with her family camping on the San Elijo State Beach campgrounds, dancing, traveling or at the gym. She also has a deep love and appreciation for mediation and wellness and community involvement.

SOPHIE BARTELS

Certified Personal Trainer

Sophie Bartels comes to Perform Physical Therapy and Wellness as a certified strength and conditioning specialist offering 1:1 personal training and g...

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SOPHIE BARTELS

Certified Personal Trainer

Sophie Bartels comes to Perform Physical Therapy and Wellness as a certified strength and conditioning specialist offering 1:1 personal training and group sessions. Currently a kinesiology major at Miramar College with a focus in movement optimization, she is also our patient coordinator. A native San Diegan, Sophie grew up in the Talmadge/Kensington area with active parents who encouraged her to get outdoors at a young age. As she got older, she played volleyball and swam competitively.

Sophie learned the importance of body mechanics early on in her athletic career when she injured her shoulder during a championship volleyball game. She was put back in the game and ended up suffering for the next three years. This incident, in part due to low quality coaching, was the catalyst in her desire to offer other athletes an optimal approach to pre-and rehab. Today, she ensures her clients learn proper body mechanics so they can live pain-free lives.

With Sophie you can expect accountability and a proper warmup. She uses fitness as a tool to get clients back to doing what they love and build habits for a healthy lifestyle. Sophie enjoys helping former athletes rediscover their athleticism through strength and conditioning and teaching everyone how to move optimally through sound body mechanics.

When Sophie isn’t helping her clients heal or get stronger, she’s hiking San Diego’s trails, off roading or drag racing cars and spending time with her family and friends.

JOSH BOWES

Certified Nutritionist

Josh Bowes is a Certified Nutritionist, Tactile Specialist and Personal Trainer who guides men and women in their 20s through late 40s who are either ...

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JOSH BOWES

Certified Nutritionist

Josh Bowes is a Certified Nutritionist, Tactile Specialist and Personal Trainer who guides men and women in their 20s through late 40s who are either starting a healthy and active lifestyle or are already an athlete but need guidance to create and maintain body composition.

Very simply, I function as a guide to encourage healthy eating habits and making better choices through flexible, efficient and effective virtual coaching sessions. In my role I am an accountability coach, collaborating with clients to create or maintain their ideal body composition with a focus on whole food education.

As a former Special Ops member in the Navy, nutrition has been of special interest to me as an ultimate way to fuel my body during grueling physical training. As I learned about the role it played in my life, I noticed its importance in my ongoing physical performance and overall wellness.

Healthy eating is a lifestyle and therefore a process that takes time to cultivate. Despite where I am today in my own nutritional journey, I can relate to clients who may be just starting theirs. Growing up I was overweight because I didn’t pay attention to what I was consuming, which is why I’m so conscious about what I’m putting into my body and how I can provide that insight to you.

I’m passionate about educating others on the importance of preparing and consuming healthy ingredients. I love the process and purpose of cooking and being able to share that so people can learn how to create and enjoy what’s healthy as something they can take pride and ownership in. Being self-reliant when it comes to nutrition is one of the biggest gifts you can give to yourself. There’s no greater reward than watching someone finish the program and reach their personal body composition goals.

DR. CLAIRE BOWES

Owner and Patient Coordinator

Hi, I am Dr. Claire Bowes! Thank you for visiting Perform Physical Therapy and Wellness, a comprehensive resource service for people looking to perfor...

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DR. CLAIRE BOWES

Owner and Patient Coordinator

Hi, I am Dr. Claire Bowes! Thank you for visiting Perform Physical Therapy and Wellness, a comprehensive resource service for people looking to perform at an optimum level every day.

As a skilled physical therapist and certified strength and conditioning specialist, I’ve worked with a variety of individuals with active lifestyles and athletes with a range of needs. Despite their differences, they have in common the desire to become a stronger, better version of themselves.

Is that you? If so, you’re in the right place! Did you know that the body has an instinctive need to heal itself? It just needs guidance on how to get there. That’s where I come in. Since 2018 I’ve specialized in orthopedic and sports physical therapy for overall wellness, prevention and rehab injuries as well as strengthening and maintaining optimal health.

My own experience as a college-level athlete with 5 knee injuries developed into an enthusiasm and passion for working with others to heal their bodies in a way that fulfills their preferred lifestyle. It also allows me to empathize with patients to meet them where they’re at—whether they’re playing competitively on club teams, in high school or college, are elite-level athletes or simply just trying to get or stay fit.

I have the patience and desire to answer questions with time intentionally built into sessions to better understand patient goals. I also focus on education to explain why we’re doing what we’re doing and how it contributes to the process of growth and healing.

Lastly, I understand that therapy goes beyond the physical body and extends to our mental, emotional and physiological functions. It’s not uncommon for patients to experience a response release during sessions and I encourage everyone to feel unrestricted in this area, it will influence your overall wellness.

Education

2018

Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey

Doctorate in Physical Therapy

2015

University Of Mary Washington

Bachelors degree in Biology
Division III women’s basketball player and team captain for 4 years
NSCA All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year  2014-2015

2011

The Peddie School
2010 ESPN National High School Invitational Girls Basketball Champions
2010 State Prep School Girls Basketball Champions

Certifications

2018

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Claire completed 3 separate strength and conditioning internships outside of her clinicals during physical therapy school. One at division I Stony Brook University and two at alma mater The University of Mary Washington.

She developed an educational and training 6 week program targeted towards youth athletes to reduce risk of injury and improve athletic performance while in graduate school in New Jersey.

2018

LSVT BIG Certified

Claire was the sole neurology/movement disorder provider for her company in San Diego. She was very involved in the Parkinson’s community and has treated patients with chronic neurological conditions for 3 years.

Testimonials

Claire is the absolute best physical therapist. Her knowledge of the body and passion for your health and happiness pours out of her every visit! And talk about creative.. never will you get tired of doing your exercises, her inventiveness is part of her effectiveness. I know that without Claire I wouldn't have survived this ankle sprain. I owe my recovery to her completely.

Mal M.

I was so fortunate to have started P.T. with Dr. Claire at Perform Physical Therapy and Wellness. When I started there this summer, my legs were so weak that all of my exercises had to be done lying down or sitting. The P.T. through my medical provider focused on teaching me to walk using a walker. Dr. Claire has helped me to actually take hour long walks using just one hiking pole. When I go in for my 1x per week Therapy, Dr. Claire is focused only on me for the whole hour. She starts each session by stretching my body to relieve my sciatica. Then we work in the gym on balance exercises, strength-building activities, and flexibility. She has helped me better understand proper nutrition techniques and has given me more insight into my body's particular strengths and weaknesses than anyone on my HMO plan. Dr. Claire has restored my mobility and I am very grateful.

Diane M.

I cannot recommend Dr. Claire enough. I started seeing her because of severe sciatica which was limiting my ability to walk, sit and perform most normal daily activities. I saw her regularly for almost 3 months, and really started seeing a change after about 6 weeks with her. Her approach is extremely personalized, every session is different depending on I was feeling on that day. Dr. Claire takes the time to really explain her approach, gives specific exercises to be done at home and is always available for questions between appointments. If you are considering physical therapy for any injury, I urge you to go see Dr. Claire - she is passionate about her work and patients and you can see that from day 1.

Julie H.

I come to Claire on a regular basis for body work. I have a disability and depend on my upper body for everything, causing a lot of wear and tear. Claire understands ( better than most medical professionals) that I simply cannot hop on the table and move around as needed. She is extremely understanding and helpful in this regard, and is unique in her experience working with people with disabilities. I feel 100% rejuvenated after every session, and it allows me to press on with my rehabilitation and adaptive sports. I highly recommend Perform PT!

Laura G.

I have so many great things to say about Dr. Claire. I sought her out after dealing with lower back pain for over a year. What I liked immediately is that she did a thorough assessment and started identifying ways her PT could help. I love that Dr. Claire uses exercise in her rehabilitation. I was shocked that after 3 sessions I had a significant decrease in my pain and was feeling much more comfortable. After almost 5 months of working with Dr. Claire, my pain has subsided and I’m still doing everything I was doing before I went to PT (working out, carrying my animals, etc. ) Dr. Claire doesn’t make you feel like you have to stop exercising or what your injuries will be there forever. She truly offers a holistic approach. She’s very trust worthy, personable and professional and honest. Thanks for everything Dr. Claire!

Amanda D.

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Stephanie Sites
Stephanie Sites
November 22, 2022
Dr. Claire is an amazing Physical therapist ! I met her walking around at a local street fair where she had a booth. I told her about my recent injury to my wrist and she acknowledged my pain and explained what was going on so easily. I went through her program to bring back the strength in my wrist and was able to get to 100% strength and function. I also started working with her for my hips due to sciatic pain and she was able to help it feel better. After the weekly program was completed she still has you do a strength and conditioning program where she provides workouts and you meet with her monthly to see if you are meeting your goals! She made me feel confident in the gym where I havent before. I would recommend her to anyone in need of physical therapy and/or strength and conditioning!
Diane McKay
Diane McKay
November 11, 2022
I was so fortunate to have started P.T. with Dr. Claire at Perform Physical Therapy and Wellness. When I started there this summer, my legs were so weak that all of my exercises had to be done lying down or sitting. The P.T. through my medical provider focused on teaching me to walk using a walker. Dr. Claire has helped me to actually take hour long walks using just one hiking pole. When I go in for my 1x per week Therapy, Dr. Claire is focused only on me for the whole hour. She starts each session by stretching my body to relieve my sciatica. Then we work in the gym on balance exercises, strength-building activities, and flexibility. She has helped me better understand proper nutrition techniques and has given me more insight into my body's particular strengths and weaknesses than anyone on my HMO plan. Dr. Claire has restored my mobility and I am very grateful.
Alexandra Ayers
Alexandra Ayers
November 8, 2022
I highly recommend Dr. Claire. I want to shout it off a roof top how happy I am that I am working with her. I have been dealing with lower back pain due to a hitt workout injury for a year when I finally couldn’t take it anymore. A friend highly recommended me to Claire. As soon as I met her and we started treatment I knew I was in THE best hands. She is so knowledgeable, caring and thorough. Being a college athlete herself she understands work outs and the struggle of wanting to stay in shape and work out through injuries. I love the work outs she gives me and the app she uses is super user friendly. I feel connected to her on a personal level because she is so easy to talk to and relate too. I feel so comfortable telling her all of my issues and working through all aspects of healing. I just finished my 8th treatment and my pain is almost all gone. She has completely changed how I lift and how I work out. I am so grateful for her and her knowledge! I so look forward to our weekly sessions and love that we have a continued plan after I am done seeing her.
Trish Graisy
Trish Graisy
November 3, 2022
Dr Claire is knowledgeable and intuitive in her field! She listens and adjusts to help me help myself. I highly recommend her!
Leslie Herrala
Leslie Herrala
November 2, 2022
I went to Dr. Claire after developing Rt. sided neck pain. Im so impressed by the quality of care I received from her; most notably Dr. Claire took the time to fully explain the mechanics of why my neck was in pain and how my treatment plan would benefit. I came away from the experience pain free and fully understanding how I can maintain my exercise program to keep it that way. Her hands on and thoughtful approach is much appreciated!
Cassandra Schultz
Cassandra Schultz
October 7, 2022
Every once in a rare moon, there is somebody that comes into your life that you immediately trust and do pretty much anything they say. Dr. Claire is one of those people /providers. She could say 'jump!' and I would say 'how many times?, one leg or two?, eyes open or closed?'. The amount of undisputed reliable knowledge and experience she brings to the table (pun intended ) will make you wish she was your best friend. I would spend the money on just the ankle massages alone . Just for some context, I came to Dr. Claire with a pretty extensive ankle injury that put me a year and three surgeries. As a fomer collegiate athlete an avid surfer, yogi, hike, runner etc, I am no stranger to injuries and the parade of medical professionals that go with it. Dr. Claire stands out! She is smart, concise, understanding and seems to be always learning . Her work outs have elevated my fitness to levels I did not think was possible for me anymore. I used to RESENT going to physical therapy but every time I went to Perform Physical Therapy, it was challenging and unique but mostly I knew I would come out with some knowledge nuggets I could take with me on my life long fitness journey.
Craig Madden
Craig Madden
May 7, 2022
Claire is amazing at what she does! I walked in with a litany of injuries and she was able to diagnose the issues and put together a comprehensive plan to heal each of them. She’s fun, extremely knowledgeable and genuinely cares for her patients. Thanks to her I am stronger, in less pain and more active at 40 than I was at 30. 10/10 across the board!
Laura Grabowski
Laura Grabowski
April 22, 2022
I come to Claire on a regular basis for body work. I have a disability and depend on my upper body for everything, causing a lot of wear and tear. Claire understands ( better than most medical professionals) that I simply cannot hop on the table and move around as needed. She is extremely understanding and helpful in this regard, and is unique in her experience working with people with disabilities. I feel 100% rejuvenated after every session, and it allows me to press on with my rehabilitation and adaptive sports. I highly recommend Perform PT!
D Fletcher
D Fletcher
April 12, 2022
I was referred to Dr. Claire Haeuptle by a runner friend of mine after I tore my ACL skiing. Not only did my friend highly recommend Claire, but after a month of working with Claire myself, I recommend Claire at the highest level. Claire is well educated, keeps up on the latest techniques, and provides a personal program that works. I have experienced great results not only in rehabbing my knee, but in forming better habits and getting rid of bad ones. It also helps that Claire is well connected within the larger orthopedic community, including top-notch surgeons.
Julie Hendy
Julie Hendy
April 11, 2022
I cannot recommend Dr. Claire enough. I started seeing her because of severe sciatica which was limiting my ability to walk, sit and perform most normal daily activities. I saw her regularly for almost 3 months, and really started seeing a change after about 6 weeks with her. Her approach is extremely personalized, every session is different depending on I was feeling on that day. Dr. Claire takes the time to really explain her approach, gives specific exercises to be done at home and is always available for questions between appointments. If you are considering physical therapy for any injury, I urge you to go see Dr. Claire - she is passionate about her work and patients and you can see that from day 1.

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Perform Physical Therapy & Wellness

Call Us: (858) 208-0402

Visit Us: 4415 Genesee Avenue
San Diego, CA 92117

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 7am-8pm
Sat & Sun: By Appointment

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