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La Jolla and San Diego's premiere center for physical therapy and performance enhancement

Adept Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation is a private orthopedic and sports physical therapy clinic located in the beautiful Village of La Jolla. Set inside Balanced Fitness and Health, Adept Physical Therapy offers highly specialized physical therapy utilizing state-of-the-art gym and fitness equipment for rehabilitation, strengthening, conditioning and balance training.  Our treatment services and specialty programs promote rapid recovery, maximum performance, health and wellness.

At Adept Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation, we guarantee:

One-on-one full hour treatment sessions with a  Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist 100% of the time

Personalized hands-on approach to evaluation and treatment

Comprehensive and individualized programs designed to achieve your goals

Cutting-edge equipment for strengthening and conditioning

Expert skills and knowledge

Superior customer service

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Our Treatment Approach and Services

Our primary goal at Adept PT & Sports Rehabilitation is to reduce pain and improve performance through a personalized hands-on approach supplemented by an individualized strengthening and stabilization program using cutting edge exercise equipment.

You are guaranteed to receive one-on-one treatment sessions with Guadie Bertino, a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, who will perform a thorough initial evaluation and design a customized program to address your needs and facilitate your road towards rapid recovery and maximum performance.  

Your treatment sessions will include a comprehensive and detailed initial evaluation designed to screen medical history, assess quality and quantity of movement and identify the source of the symptoms, followed by manual therapy, active exercises, patient education and personalized exercise programs. 

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Treatment Services

  • Pre and Post-Operative Spine and Extremity Conditions

  • Tendinitis

  • Sciatica

  • Herniated disc

  • Acute and Chronic Neck and Back Pain

  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome

  • Shoulder, Hip, Knee, Ankle and Foot Pain

  • Gait and Balance Disorders

  • Exercise and Sport-Specific Training

  • Sports-related Injuries

  • And More...

Specialty Programs

  • McKenzie Method in Evaluation and Treatment of the Spine

  • Core and Back Stabilization Program

  • Graston Technique and Tools for Manual Therapy

  • Post-op Rehabilitation Program

  • Exercise Program for Osteoporosis, Gait and Balance Disorders, and Wellness

  • Ergonomic Assessments and Solutions

  • Sport-Specific Rehabilitation

  • Functional Movement Training

  • And More...

Certifications and Expertise

  • Master of Physical Therapy

  • Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist

  • Credentialed in the McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Certified Graston Technique Provider

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

  • Active Release Technique

  • Manual Therapy

  • Functional Movement Training

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About Guadie Bertino, MPT, OCS, CSCS, Cred. MDT

Owner and Founder of Adept Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation

Guadie Bertino has been practicing physical therapy in San Diego and La Jolla since 2001.  She obtained her Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) degree from Western University of Health Sciences and her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.  She is a licensed Physical Therapist in the state of California and Board Certified in Orthopedics (OCS).  Additionally, Guadie is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Credentialed in McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (Cred. MDT).  She is highly trained in mobilization and manual therapy techniques, and is a Certified Graston Technique provider.

As an expert in the field of orthopedic physical therapy, Guadie utilizes her unique and superior skills of evaluating, treating and designing customized and comprehensive programs to ensure her patients' return to maximum function and performance.  Guadie successfully combines her knowledge and expertise with the latest and most effective manual therapy skills and exercises in treating orthopedic and post-operative conditions of the spine and extremities in adolescents, adults and seniors.  

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"Guadie gave me the personalized attention I needed to recover from injury.  After months of pain, I am now back to doing all of the sports and activities I love."   -Nadia R.

"People of my age, 62 years old, have to have a physical therapist like you, Guadie, to help with strengthening our muscles and avoid getting hurt and over-worked.  Thanks to Adept Physical Therapy, I have discovered the benefit of movement and fitness."   -Luis A.

“In 1991, I had a stroke, paralyzing the left side of my body. I went through physical therapy back then.  The neurosurgeon said that after one year, I would be as good as I’d get.  Guadie and I have been working together for only about a month. I am amazed at the results I’ve seen. I now have more movement in my arm and my gait is getting considerably better."   -Vicki K.

“Guadie skillfully tailors my workout sessions to meet my stamina level on any given day.  Her routines for me are challenging and ever changing.  She brings a nice balance of friendliness and professionalism to her role as a physical therapist…  I am confident that I’m in good hands under her watchful eye.”   -Katie D.

"Guadie Bertino's expertise plus the way she structures her business to provide hour long appointments sped up my recovery considerably.  I feel confident and reassured that I can count on Guadie for future physical therapy if needed."   -Stephanie W.

"Prior to meeting Guadie, I had deep vein thromboses two times in the last three years and was on the cusp of having diabetes problems.  Guadie has been my lifesaver in helping me to lose weight and to do strengthening exercises.  The combination of her exuberant personality and her competence as a physical therapist has overcome my resistance to exercise."    -David Z.

"Guadie has successfully treated me for several join/soft tissue injuries.  In each case, she has quickly and accurately diagnosed the problem and provided treatment that has brought both immediate symptomatic relief and long-term improvement.  In my experience, Guadie is a knowledgeable, professional, and effective physical therapist."   -Rick L.

"I am a 74 year old woman recovering from rotator cuff surgery.  Guadie is very professional- so caring and compassionate.  She devotes a complete hour to my care and is very patient.  Because of her skills and the exercises she has given me, I feel so much better!"   -Miriam D.

"I am 56 years old and have had chronic low back and neck pain for over 40 years.  McKenzie in the hands of Guadie has been a game changer and greatly enhanced my life."   -Mike P.

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Location and Hours

Located in Downtown La Jolla inside

Balanced Fitness and Health

7680 Girard Avenue

La Jolla, CA 92037

Monday Thru Friday

By Appointment Only

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7680 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037

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