Get to Know Selma Umar, Physical Therapist


Selma Umar, PT, DPT is the founder of Priority Care Physical Therapy in San Diego. She has a passion for helping people achieve and maintain active and healthy lifestyles.

Before starting Priority Care Physical Therapy, Selma worked as an Outpatient Orthopedic Physical Therapist and Clinic Director for 2.5 years in a high volume clinic. She ultimately decided to start Priority Care Physical Therapy in order to give her patients the one-on-one care she believes they should all receive.

As a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Selma utilizes innovative methods to return patients to where they need to be and pursue activities they love.

Selma contributes to her patients' P.T. experience by integrating each patient's unique qualities into a customized plan of care to reach the patient's goals. It is of great importance to Selma that her patients learn to continue caring for themselves in everyday life after they successfully complete their therapy.

Selma regularly takes time to advance her professional knowledge by learning new physical therapy techniques, and has certifications in both instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization and kinesiotaping.

In her free time, Selma enjoys spending time at the beach, running, hiking, and experimenting with cooking.


  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Doctorate in Physical Therapy, 2016

  • University of South Carolina, Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science, 2012.