Physical Therapy for Orthopedic Injuries, Sports Injuries & Surgeries


Priority Care Physical Therapy in San Diego specializes in evaluating and treating patients with orthopedic injuries, sports injuries, and post-operative surgical care, including (but not limited to):

  • Knee injuries including ACL tears, ACL reconstruction, Runner’s Knee and Iliotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome

  • Total joint replacements

  • Shoulder injuries including rotator cuff tears/repairs, labral tears, and instability problems

  • Elbow problems such as Golfer’s Elbow and lateral epicondylitis

  • Ankle sprains/strains

  • Tendinitis/ Tendinopathies

  • Hip impingement (femoroacetabular impingement)

  • Back pain (spinal injuries)

  • Post-operative care

What to Expect From Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy

Orthopedic and sports physical therapy at Priority Care involves evaluation, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. Selma Umar, PT, DPT will create a personalized treatment plan to manage your pain and improve your strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, and mobility.

Typically, sports and orthopedic physical therapy at Priority Care will involve coming in at least once a week for assessment, exercises, and other treatments to gradually rebuild damaged muscles and ligaments. Your physical therapist will also provide you with instructions for at-home exercises and routines so you can continue the rehabilitation process between visits. Most patients will typically work with the physical therapist for several months to continue healing and improving.

Physical Therapy As A Preventative Measure

Physical therapy can often be a valuable preventive measure, especially for those who play sports or engage in repetitive motions. Injuries and conditions can often result from repetitive motions or improper posture, so your physical therapist will show you techniques and stretches that you can do before engaging in these activities and help you retrain your body so that you can perform the same actions in a safer manner.

Schedule An Appointment

Ready to begin the rehabilitation process for your orthopedic injury, sports injury, or post-operative care? Contact Priority Care Physical Therapy in San Diego to schedule an appointment with Selma Umar, Doctor of Physical Therapy.